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La Belle Denver & Rio Grande Open Platform Combine HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Wood Kit, HO, HOn3-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa), carved clerestory roof, clear window material, underside details, metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have built these models and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans + instructions. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Ambroid Great Northern GN Airslide Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-11

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Either inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions or the envelope is still factory sealed and all other parts are inventoried present. 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.

Ambroid NYS & W Erie Susquehanna 50 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% 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.

Rivarossi Log Car 2 Unit Set Northern Pacific - (#150 and 147) - HO Scale, 1/87, HR6312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$48   

Contains two beautiful factory built, painted and lettered log cars with optional payload. These are NOS (New Old Stock) - never run, never displayed and never taken out of the factory packaging.

Alkem HO Scale Corn Rows - 6 Large Brass Photoetched Frets - Bagged, HO, HO-CR

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Perfect for realistic farm or country layouts. Includes (6) big 7" x 4" brass PE sheets of corn. Each sheet has four strips of corn running lengthwise. Including painting and detailed use instructions, including things like corn planting density back in the day.

MTH Alco PA A And B Set With Proto-Sound - Southern Pacific - With DCC Reciver Onboard - HO Scale, 1/87, 80-2049-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Sold for 449.95 new. Ready to run, well detailed and loaded with features including onboard Proto-Sound 3.0. The locomotive and tender have never been run. They are still in the original factory internal packaging and have never even been displayed. Complete with all paperwork and even the original shipping box.

MTH 2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado Steam Engine - With DCC Reciver Onboard - HO Scale, 1/87, 80-3134-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$299   

Sold for 449.95 new. Ready to run, incredibly well detailed and loaded with features including onboard DCC receiver. The locomotive and tender have never been run. They are still in the original factory internal packaging and have never even been displayed. Complete with all paperwork.

Silver Streak Missouri Pacific Wood Caboose With Metal Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, S107-375

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered car sides, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ambroid Vinegar Tank Car - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, 4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Very Good

$58   

Includes correct, sprung metal trucks. This is a quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits that is a complex and very highly detailed. When properly built, it is a museum quality display. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for this style kit. Features all Northeastern Scale Models hardwood lumber. All major parts are fully cut, milled, shaped and ready to assembly. Wood and metal stock is included as needed for details and will need to be cut to length. Includes cast metal details, a bag of detail parts that is still factory sealed and full size instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried 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. 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/

Train-Miniature New England Vacationland 40' Wood Box Car / Page Milk Co Box Car / MDT (New York Central) Box Car - HO Kits, HO, 8097

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

SALE! Includes all three kits in the original boxes. They have never been started. Each is either still in the original internal factory parts bag or inventoried complete. Includes instructions. Description: early injection molded train kits that are highly detailed and nicely molded. Includes completely factory painted and lettered one-piece body, separate floor, hidden weight, authentic prototype truck side frames, free rolling self-lubricated journals and detailed wheel sets.

Train-Miniature West India Fruit 40' ARA X-29 Modern All-Steel Box Car / New York Empire State Commermorative Box Car / New England Vacationland 40' Wood Box Car - HO Kits, HO, 3105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

SALE! Includes all three kits in the original boxes. They have never been started. Each is either still in the original internal factory parts bag or inventoried complete. Includes instructions. Description: early injection molded train kits that are highly detailed and nicely molded. Includes completely factory painted and lettered one-piece body, separate floor, hidden weight, authentic prototype truck side frames, free rolling self-lubricated journals and detailed wheel sets.

Main Line Models 42' Wood Box Car - New York Central - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

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 42' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other 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/

Chester 85 Foot Streamliner Dining Car / Mail Car / Mail Baggage / Mail Baggage - HO Craftsman Kits, HO

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$62   

SALE!! Includes all four never started and complete metal and wood car kits. Chester manufactured some excellent passenger cars from the Streamliner era. These kits feature ribbed aluminum car sides ready to install with the correct ribbing & all doors & windows cut as required, aluminum end and doors that are completely precut and ready to install, fully carved hardwood roof and floor, other pre-cut hardwood as required and more. With full plans and text instructions. Never started. The small detail parts are still sealed in the factory envelope; the larger parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Please ead the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Roundhouse Ball Glass Jars M.W.R With Sprung Metal Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, W-1

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

From the 1950s. Beautiful kit that is in exceptional condition inside. All metal parts are absolutely flat and have little to no flash. There are no warped castings (which is common for these kits). Features large, full-side length Ball Glass Jars decals, metal sprung trucks, a fittings pack which is still factory sealed and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that are not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Varney American Refigerator Transit Co. (A.R.T.) 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - With Metal Truck Set - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-42

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1950s. Features all metal main parts that are factory painted and lettered; metal and plastic details, metal truck set and more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Varney Northern Pacific 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - With Metal Truck Set - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-45

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1950s. Features all metal main parts that are factory painted and lettered; metal and plastic details, metal truck set and more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Varney P.F.E (Pacific Fruit Express) 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1930s. Features very neatly precut and shaped roof, floor board and ends cut to final shape, other stripwood as needed, metal ladders and fittings, some very early style injection molded parts (such as ice hatches), other metal parts and stock as needed, very colorful and highly detailed cardstock embossed car sides done in bright orange PFE with the Union Pacific logo (correct for this car and kit), and brown embossed car ends. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition.

Main Line Models 42' Wood Box Car - D&H - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

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 42' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other 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 50' Outside Braced Double SD Door Wooden Automobile Box Car - New York Cental - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, BC-15

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

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 50' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other 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/

The Gould Company 22 Foot Wood Ore Car - HO Scale, 1/87, 4012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Tichy (Gould) kits are superb with with great detail and build to a masterpiece. The kits have not been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and includes instructions.