Sante Fe Passenger Cars?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JR&Son, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. JR&Son

    JR&Son Member

    The &Son part of team clueless Red Mtn and Flat River RR has a hankering for some passenger cars.
    The JR part of team clueless Red Mtn and Flat River RR understands that the &Son part, does not have the patieance for $40.00 train cars.

    Anyone stumble on some under $15.00 units?
    Would really like under $10.00 units, but Im trying to be real with my expectations


    COMBAT Member

  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Whew...good luck on that one. Maybe you could score some on ebay - but the shipping costs would probably outweigh the cost advantage. Check out or for some price guidance and availability of stock. Even Walther's or Caboose Hobbies.
  4. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Wait until tomorrow if the &SON has patience. I'll check, but I think I may have a couple passenger cars you can have. I think they are different roads, tho.

  5. JR&Son

    JR&Son Member

    Trying to stay away from the Amtrak
    But they could be repainted.

    Let me know

  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Check on some of the online discount retailers for Athearn, MDC, IHC, or Con Cor passenger cars. The new Walthers line of passenger cars are highly detailed models. You pay extra for the detailing. Most of these other brands will be 72 foot "shorty" cars, some even 50 foot or 60 foot, but the shorter cars work better on small radius curves anyway. I think the Walthers cars will need 26 to 30 inch radius to operate anyway.
  7. JR&Son

    JR&Son Member

    Through the generousity of a member,
    Who truely believes in my signature
    The &SON portion of Team Clueless
    Has been granted his wish

    It is VERY easy to be caught up in the cost of things

    ps....see below
  8. wjstix

    wjstix Member

    Athearn's heavyweight cars are based on ATSF prototypes. Their Baggage, RPO and Coach cars are full scale length, the Diner, Pullman and Observation cars are "shorties", 80' cars shortened to 72' length.
  9. Jesse

    Jesse New Member

    I'm a newbie to the hobby and my first train will be the Santa Fe Super Chief. I have been able to locate several passenger cars on ebay for a fairly good price. I just bought five including shipping for under $60.00.

    BTW, is that Herc located at Pope or Seymour? I'm an old MATS jockey myself. C-97s and C-118s as well as the C-54 and Gooney Bird.


Share This Page