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Dale Newton - Red Ball 65 Foot Mill Type Gondola - with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with early injection molded car sides. Normally these would be heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The plastic is in excellent condition and is still flexible, which is unusual for early 1950s injection molding. Also includes hardwood floor, cast metal underframe, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Ulrich Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, 1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$52   

Very high quality Ulrich kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Features scribed and printed wooden sides with the Early American Refrigerator Transit Co. shield, milled hardwood roof and floor, injection molded underside beams and supports, metal trucks with real springs, wood and metal stock as needed, a sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Model Hobbies 1950s Style Small Used Car Lot - Wood Office and Signs - HO Scale, HO, 537

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

High quality building kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Includes a small wooden office with windows and doors as well as wood and printed cardstock to make a very large sign that would run the length of the lot along the street, as well as back into the lot. Features scribed wooden sides with precut windows, clear windows with preprinted details, door and other details, wood stock as needed, and a large sheet of cardstock signs with red printing and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Leoman British Aerospace Bae-146 /200 - PSA, 1/144, A8413

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Limited issue - one of 500 made. Includes a very high quality, high-definition cast resin aircraft and detail parts with all fine recessed panel lines, some injection molded parts (landing gear struts and wheels), PSA decals and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-84 Thunderstreak Fighter Bomber - Academy - Lincoln New Zealand, 1/54, H125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. Revell Academy issue molded by Lincoln Industries LTD in Auckland, New Zealand. Includes 'boxtop painting you can frame'. 1960s reissue of the original Pre-S kit.

Revell Douglas DC-7 United Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/122, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Rare Lodela issue, likely from the early 1960s. The kit is from the same molds and uses the same box art as the famous Pre 'S' Airport issue, but this kit was issued by Lodela with the airplane only - there are no ground accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Megow 1941 Megow Catalog Number 11 1941 - 128 Pages

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

Rare. 1941 Megow catalog originally from Potter's Hardware in Thomaston, Conn. Very thick 128 page catalog from the 'Golden Age' of model building includes the full Megow gas, rubber and static scale aircraft line, a special about a Model Airplane show featuring Megow personnel on television station W3XE (perhaps the very first modeling show in TV), an article on the 'Story Behind Megow Balsa Wood', model aircraft dope with a Megow Store Display, Megow's Quick Dry Cement, die-cast parts and fittings for super-detailing static solid models, pages supplies for flying models, the Strombecker wooden kits line (distributed by Megow), American Junior (A-J) Line, Fireball U-Control, Gas Powered Models, gas motors, timers, knives, props, gas flying accessories, gas car models, Megow's extensive line of ship models and fittings, Megow's historical and large line of O and HO Gauge kits and accessories, and advertising showing the famous Megow 'Green Cabinet' and door decal for hobby dealers to display. The catalog is complete and has not been written in. There is general wear on the cover and some clear tape. Page one has a tear but no material is missing. The other pages are free of tears. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits.

Heller Caudron C635 Simoun - Advanced French Light Aircraft from the 1930s, 1/72, 165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

This highly advanced aircraft first appeared at the XIV Paris Airshow in 1934 . It was used successfully for many record attempts, and was pressed into service for WWII also. Has markings for two aircraft. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor - Bagged, 1/77, PA161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$18   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Ideal builder kit. Fourth issue of the Monogram Ford Trimotor from 1966. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: Decals are missing. Parts are dirty and instructions are heavily damaged.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop - Capital Airlines Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four propeller retainers (easily made - do not show) and the passenger boarding stairs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Brooklyn - Famous Fighters Of All Nations, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very rare and correct Brooklyn hardbox issue. This is the second issue of this kit - the first was in a rather plain flip-top box. The box is very good with typical wear as shown and all four corners are solid. Inside, the kit is 100% correct for this issue. It is molded in gray and does not have landing gear or missiles. Decals and instructions are correct as well as the early clear rectangular stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. Reportedly, Hawk was not happy about this and there were some words exchanged at some hobby trade shows. Hawk attempted to hide it's name - one example was using rivets to spell H-A-W-K in morse code to prevent further use of it's designs. Fortunately, the incident was not repeated.

Fujimi British Infantry Battlefield Diorama Kit No.7, 1/76, D7-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$10   

Includes tunnel portal, 10 soldiers with stands and accessories such as rifles, machine guns, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Pyro Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible, 1/32, C299-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$39   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and has a tree of chrome parts and clear parts also. The box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: one very small bumper brace on the body has broken off and missing - the other side is intact so one can be scratch built from stock plastic.

Lindberg Convair 880 Airliner - TWA or MEA (Middle East Airlines Lebanon) - Mexican Issue, 1/189, 409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Rare Mexican-Lindberg issue that includes colorful TWA and MEA decals. Can be built wheels up or down. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Pyro 1914 Mercer Raceabout, 1/32, C452-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. Kit includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.'

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Coast Daylight - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 805

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$625   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid and 'very good++'. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Revell Flying Cloud Clipper with Sails - 'S' Kit Issue with 'S' Cement, 1/232, H344-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Hardbox 'S' kit from 1957 with the 'S' Cement logo displayed on both short and long sides. Includes a correct, unopened tube of colorful Revell 'S' cement. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman. Full hull kit features very fine detail down to the coiled ropes on the deck and excellent mold quality. Includes pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, detailed and optional simplified rigging instructions, silver braided anchor 'chain', color decals, flag sheet, stand and nameplate. The kit is beautifully molded in black, wood tan and white. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: one hull half has a closed crack about 2.5 inches long.

Lindberg Blitz - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 926-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The instructions are on the back along with a detailed trim/adjustment guide for flying.