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Roundhouse-Model Die Casting 40' Plywood Panel Side Box Car Great Northern - Metal HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, B602

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Includes real 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 roof, three piece roof walk, car ends, floor and undercarriage, factory painted and lettered sides for Great Northern (yellow overal with colorful GN Logo), three piece brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, grab irons, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are excellent. The roof, floor, ends, doors and car sides are very flat and straight for easy assembly. The kit has never been started. Most small parts are still sealed in the factory envelopes. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Varney Baggage Coach (Combine) Illinois Central Streamliner - Metal HO Kit, 1/87, S-13

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$18   

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.

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/

Central Valley Wooden Box Car Tonopah & Tidewater with Metal Sprung Trucks - Craftsman Kit, HO, B-99

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

From 1952. Central Valley made some of the finest craftsman kits available and this is no exception. Features perfect factory painted and lettered car sides, real sprung trucks, highly detailed truss rod underside and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

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.

Comet 40' Billboard Reefer MDT New York Central Line - Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car Craftsman Kit, 1/87, R4

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 for and ends for MDT NYC. 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.

Silver Streak Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - North Western Mechanical Temperature Control Reeefer - HO Craftsman Kit With Metal Sprung Trucks, 1/87, S415-345

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufactures that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated for North Western and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, hardwood scribed and pre-painted car ends, metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still internal factory sealed containers and all other parts have been inventoried present. 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/

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.

The Car Shop 2 Window Offset Cupola Wood Caboose - Brass HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 104

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Very highly detailed museum quality brass construction kit. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes detailed instructions. Recommended for advanced model builders only.

Juneco Scale Models 45' Wood Express Reefer (Refrigerator Car) - Canadian National - Wood and Metal HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, K-23

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled 'round' hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed hardwood sides and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, a large number of metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions and markings guide and markings for Canadian Northern 'Express Refrigerator '. This kit is designed for full underside car detail - for advanced modelers only but well worth the effort. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.

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/

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - CNR Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-25

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 Billboard Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and black and decorated with red lettering for CNR, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed 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.

Comet New York Central Lines M.D.T. Wood Sheathed Refrigerator - (Wooden Billboard Reefer) HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, 4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

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 in an early box from the 1930s with plans drawn by the famous model designer Fred Schlienz. The kit features heavy bristol board sides and car ends that are completely factory decorated for New York Central lines in red, blue, white and black, precut and milled wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons, steps, brake handle and other small parts, wooden pre-carved brake cylinder, metal sprung trucks and more. Features very well drawn full size plans. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

CRM 36' Wood Truss Rod Box Car - New York Central and Hudson River Railroad 'Grain Line Transit Company Elevator' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

Very high quality craftsman kit that builds a highly realistic prototype. Features hardwood sides that are prescribed and factory painted and lettered, hardwood scribed and painted doors and car ends, milled and cut hardwood floor, other pre-cut wooden parts as needed, wood and metal stock as required, cast metal details and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.