Can anyone ID this boxcar's maker

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Got this in a box of junk. Those things in the foreground are the couplers that were on it.

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  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    My un-educated guess would be a Mantua box car to go with the General 4-4-0. Just a guess mind you. Is it plastic or metal? Were the couplers the loop type?

    Greg Elems
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    This was a flat-kit made of plastic. Those couplers in the photo are of the same plastic and were mounted with screws. ????
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Roundhouse/MDC makes those fox trucks, and a line of old time cars, but I don't know if they ever came as a flat kit. I also don't recognise the couplers, but it must be before the advent of horn hooks.
  5. pjb

    pjb Member

    Those are not Mantua Couplers. Is this car made of metal?
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    No, It's styrene plastic. So are the couplers.
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    53 years in the hobby and I have no idea...Never seen anything quite like that..By guess would be a old Areofix (sp?) car.
    :eek: :confused:
  8. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Are the couplers an older European type?


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