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Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - New York Central 'Early Bird Fast Freight Service' MDT - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-49

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

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 orange and decorated with white and black lettering for New York Central 'Early Bird Fast Freight Service', 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/

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Meyer Kornblum Western Dressed Beef - Kansas City New York - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

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 yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, 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/

Main Line Models 36' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Decker Meats- HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

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

$48   

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 and decorated for Decker Meats, 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, ice hatches and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The details and other parts are still factory sealed. The parts that are not 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/

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) - G B & W Lines 'Greenbay Route' Western Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-43

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

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 gray and decorated with white, red and black lettering for the Greenbay Route, 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, 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/

Main Line Models 50' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) - Railway Express Agency - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

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 green and decorated with white, red and yellow lettering for Railway Express, cut and pre-milled hardwood 'round' roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, cast metal underframe, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches, end sills and brake wheel, 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/

Athearn 40' Steel Box Car Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit with Trucks, 1/87, A111

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

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 wrapped 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. Inventoried 100% 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/

Silver Streak 42' Truss Rod Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Great Northern Ventilator-Refrigerator Western Fruit Express - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S19

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. Excellent metal sprung trucks are included. Features pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with 'Great Northern Railway Ventilator - Refrigerator / Western Fruit Express' in bright yellow with black designs and all other required markings in black, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut, prescribed and painted bristol board 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. Most parts are still internal factory sealed bags and those that were never bagged have been inventoried complete. 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/

Silver Streak 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Swift Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S412-295

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

$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 with Swift in red and white, and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut and prescribed bristol board 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 parts are still internal factory sealed bags. 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/

Walthers 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - M.D.T. Merchants Dispatch Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 6820

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$44   

Rare Walthers kit from 1938. The wheels are in excellent working condition. Very nice wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds an accurate and nicely detailed prototype of this reefer. Kit features pre-cut hardwood sides and floor with milled roof, other cut wood and stock as needed, an envelope of complete cast metal details, cast metal underframe, very complete decals for MDT, a glass bottle of Walthers White Paint that is still good, and full size instructions/plans. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. Includes decals in excellent condition and 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/

Walthers 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Robin Hood Beer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 8801

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

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 40' Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and colored for 'Robin Hood' Beer in yellow, red, green and black. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and stock as needed, metal underframe, car ends, hatches, ladders, door hardware, brake parts, bolsters and much more. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. 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/

Prototype Modeler 1926 Pacific Fruit Express R-30-13 Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1002

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

$48   

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 R-30-13 Wooden Reefer, of which 4,038 were built, all in 1926. Many saw service well into the 1950s and even the '60s. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, milled hardwood underframe details and other parts as needed, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer door hardware by Grandt Line, KC Westinghouse brake equipment by Cal-Scale, metal grab irons, cast metal ice hatches and lower car ends, a large, full sheet of Rock Island decals and more. This kit it intended to have a completed detailed and complete underside and brake assembly with all levers, piping, etc. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and 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/

Ambroid Pullman Standard Full-Door HO Boxcar 'Southern All-Door Loading Super Cushion Service' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides, milled roof, milled floor/underframe and detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, full Southern decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and 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. 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/

Ambroid REA Express Reefer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal car ends, reefer hatches, doors, underside and many other detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, colorful REA decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and 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. 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/

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.

OK Herkimer Metal Streamliner Baggage Car - HO Scale Metal Kit, HO, 34

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, OK (Herkimer Tool and Model Works) created a line of real metal streamliner cars. The ends and body are made from cast aluminum. If you polish them and assemble the model, the look like the real thing. The kit comes with fully assembled Talgo metal trucks, predrilled floors, sealed small parts and NMRA couplers. The aluminum is in excellent condition and has not corroded. The model has not been started and is complete.