Any idea on where I might find 40' or less passenger set?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vanda32547, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    Morning Guys & Gals,

    Any idea on where I might find and purchase a passenger train set with 40' or less sized cars? Does anyone make these? Most I have seen are typically longer than what I require. Would appreciate any leads.

  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    MDC makes a tiny set of about 35' overton cars.
  3. AIGI

    AIGI Member

    Con-Cor also makes a set of 35-40' old time cars.
  4. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    LifeLike has short modern passenger cars in the toy line, although they are still longer than 40', they are short, 60' or less but are not prototypical. They would need some work to operate with todays standards. I think Model Power has similar short cars, too. They also list 48' wood cars and 67' Harriman cars. Roundhouse lists 50' overland cars & 34' overton cars. Mantua list old time short cars.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    If you check the used bins at the MR shows, you might find some old Walthers shorty passenger cars, from about 50 years ago. They are under scale length, but I'm not sure how much. They are traditional kits -- metal sides, probably wood roof and ends (or cast metal). Picture in the Sept. RMC. Style is traditional heavyweight.
    Another obsolete line is Paul Moore. Wood and Cardboard. I've got one of his.

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