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Con-Cor 40' Box Car Burlington Route 'Way Of The Zephyrs' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1004

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

From the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Superb kit that is completely prepainted and factory lettered. Features cast underside (painted black), plastic floor (black), wood roof (boxcar red), cast metal car ends (red), doors and sides (plastic) and with plastic and metal hardware. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Limited Editions #7415 Chair-Baggage Car / #7419 Parlor-Observation Car / #7421 Tavern Car / #73774 64' Articulated Chair Car General Service / #7422 Chair Car / #7390 Diner-Lounge-Observation Car / #7391 Parlor Car - HO, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Includes all 7 kits - a full train! These are old hobby shop stock. Beautiful, scale streamliner kits with the bodies in cast aluminum and details in plastic. Very nicely done. The kits have never been started. Most parts inside are still in factory sealed bags; the few that are not have been inventoried complete with instructions (on the box back).

AMT Parts Decor Iron Horse Locomotive, 2906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the train! There are all chrome-plated engine and trim parts from a Chevrolet large commercial truck and yet another semi including gas tanks, trim rings, 5th wheel, exhaust stacks, bumper and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes glue, hanging hardware, frame and instructions. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 14.75" x 10.75 frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all 8.75" x 6.76"; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were this size.

Revell 1925 Schnellzuglokomotiven BR-01 and BR-02 Steam Locomotives with T32 and T30 Tenders, 1/87, 02158

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$58   

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From 2001. Includes both locomotives and tenders. Very nicely detailed and molded HO scale kits with 308 parts.

Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detail and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 40 Foot Wood Box Car PRR Empire Line - S Scale Craftsman Kit, S, 526

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Excellent, highly detailed craftsman kit in unusual 'S' scale. Features cut and prescribed hardwood car sides that are factory painted and lettered, fully milled hardwood roof and floor, pre-cut and scribed car ends and doors, wood stock as required, cast metal bolsters, lower car ends and brake cylinder, metal brake wheel, platform, grabirons, chain, car door slides and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including detailed, illustrated instructions.

Athearn 40' AAR Steel Box Car Great Northern - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kits. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype. Of the early metal box car kits, these are my favorites. Their popularity is witnessed by the various reissues through the years. Almost all the parts that are metal on the actual box car are metal on the model. This and the factory paint, lettering and decoration makes these kits difficult to beat for scale appearance. Features stamped steel body that is factory painted, decorated and lettered, steel car ends, doors and roof, steel ladders, door guides and brake platform, cast metal roof walk, bolsters, coupler pockets and three piece brake detail, stamped metal undercarriage beam with fine cross bearers, corner steps, grab irons and more. Includes real sprung trucks. The factory paint is 'excellent' with only light storage wear and I have packed them in the original factory wax paper sleeve and put them inside the instructions so it will not be damaged in shipment. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes and all other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Comet 40' Billboard Reefer ART American Refrigerator Transit Co. - Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car Craftsman Kit, 1/87, R6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Comet was a very famous manufacturer of flying stick and tissue as well as solid aircraft models. What is less well known is that Comet produced HO equipment during the HO boom of the late 1930s/1940s. This is an excellent kit from that period. The kit features precut and shaped wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons and other small parts, and heavy embossed and pre-decorated cardstock sides and ends for ART. Features very well drawn full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Accurail 55 Ton USRA Hopper Car - Black with White Data - HO Scale Model Train Kit, HO, 2497

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$8   

Very finely molded and accurate car kit. Factory finish requires little or no painting. Does not include a road name; just has data factory printed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag including instructions.

Kadee Industrial Caboose / Logging Caboose - HO Scale - With Two Crossing Signals, HO, 104

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Very nicely molded model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag including instructions. Kit also includes two signal crossing that are intended to be lit.

Varney Baggage Coach (Combine) Great Northern Streamliner - HO Metal Kit, 1/87, S-16

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

One of the most known names in early HO model railroading was Varney. This kit is from the unusual 1950s Varney streamlined passenger car line. The main car bodies are metal with lithographed color sides. The paint is in excellent condition and still has great gloss. The kit also includes ends, floor, bolsters, handrails, couplers and trucks. Never started and complete with instructions and all parts, most still sealed in small envelopes. These make great stand alone kit or as functional cars for your HO railway.

Ulrich Minneapolis & St. Louis 'The Peoria Gateway' Triple Hopper - Functioning HO Factory Assembled Car, HO, RT2

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

From the early 1950s. All metal factory assembled, painted and lettered triple hopper. Single point activation on the bottom opens up all three hoppers simultaneously. Features all metal real sprung trucks. Has light wear - I would give it a 8.5 out of 10 condition, with 10 being perfect.

Athearn MKT 50 Foot Auto Box Car - Metal HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

In the 1930s and especially during the 40s/early 50s there was a revolution in model railroading: high quality kits became available for the first time. Before this, there were few standard gauges and most railroads were scratch built to any gauge the collector desired. This kit is a classic Athearn model from that era. These kits build very realistic models because parts that are metal on the real box car are metal in the kit; same for the wooden parts. All sides are factory painted and decorated the correct colors, leaving very little painting. Includes wooden floor, metal roof and car ends as well as opening doors, metal underside and detail fittings such as AB brake set, brake wheel, etc. These make great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still in factory sealed bags and all other parts have been inventoried complete with the car sides in as new condition.

Main Line Models 50' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Central Vermont / Vermont Milk - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, XR-13

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted silver and black and decorated with green lettering for Central Vermont, pre-painted and lettered fascia boards, cut and pre-milled hardwood 'round' roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

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.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Golden State - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 865

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$650   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. The Golden State is the rarest of the Balboa streamlined kits. 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.

Athearn 40' Steel Box Car C & E. I. - Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, A109

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype. Of the early metal box car kits, these are my favorites, with their popularity witnessed by the various reissues through the years. Almost all the parts that are metal on the actual box car are metal on the model. This and the factory paint, lettering and decoration makes these kits difficult to beat for scale appearance. Features stamped steel body, car ends and roof that are factory painted, lettered and decorated, steel ladders, doors, door guides and brake platform, cast metal running boards, bolsters, coupler pockets and three piece brake detail, stamped metal undercarriage beam with fine cross bearers, corner steps, grab irons and more. Includes trucks. The factory paint is excellent, and I have packed it so it will not be damaged in shipment. Due to the high degree of factory finishing, the only painting required for this kit is the interior floor and underside. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes and all other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

La Belle Early 1900 62' Railway Post Office and Express Car - (Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul) Wood Coach - HO Scale Wood Craftsman Kit, HO, HO-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$54   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows and doors factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, full underside details, metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting 21' Hopper Mine Ore Car Great Northern - Metal HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, H100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Includes working sprung metal trucks. Roundhouse (by Model Die Casting) was a famous manufacture of HO Craftsman kits in the 1940s/1950s. This is one of their all- metal car kits. Very well detailed and crisply cast with little or no flash. Molded in details are superb. Features all metal one piece floor, car ends, one piece hopper, factory painted and lettered sides for GN, brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are as new and were only removed to take this photograph. The car ends, hopper and floor are very straight for easy assembly. They are not warped, as is common with some all metal kits. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still factory sealed - those that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting 37' Sand and Gravel Hopper Car Canadian Pacific - Metal HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, H302

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Includes working sprung metal trucks. Roundhouse (by Model Die Casting) was a famous manufacture of HO Craftsman kits in the 1940s/1950s. This is one of their all- metal car kits. Very well detailed and crisply cast with little or no flash. Molded in details are superb. Features all metal one piece floor, one piece hopper, factory painted and lettered sides for CP, three piece brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are as new and were only removed to take this photograph. The car ends, hopper and floor are very straight for easy assembly. They are not warped, as is common with some all metal kits. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still factory sealed - those that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.