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Western Allied Products San Francisco Cable Car, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very rare and dated 1946. This is a large, scale model of an early Cable Car and measures 11 inches long when assembled. Features fully factory cut hard-wood parts, beautiful routed passenger benches, perfectly die-cut cardstock clerestory roof pieces, wood stock as required, printed clear sheet for grates and decorative corner moldings, full decals and a superb sheet of full size plans that includes detailed text instructions. Although the kit comes with trucks that you assemble, it mentions that you can purchase some O Scale trucks to use on the model. That would work if you choose them carefully; however, the kit is 1/32 scale overall. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one round wooden wheel; the other 7 are present. Very easily made from flat round stock or cut from a sheet. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals, printed clear plastic and plans in 'excellent' condition. Western Allied Products Co. was located at 605 Old County Road, San Carlos California. It seems that they were probably making other items and decided to get into the model kit business, possibly because of the popularity of the Hudson Miniatures 1/16 scale kits. From the text on the instructions, it appears that this Cable Car is their first kit. It mentions that they were in the process of developing other kits and wanted to hear from modelers. However, no other Western Allied kits have been spotted to date.

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.

Glencoe General Civil War Train Engine And Porter Switcher - (ex ITC Ideal), 1/120, 03603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

This kit is from the original late 1950s/ early '60s ITC molds. Includes both small-scale kits and a railroad track base for each. The General is listed as 1/120 scale, but no scale is given for the Porter Switcher. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Car 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) 'Mount Vernon' 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'George Washington Scheme' with delux lettering and Pullman mechanical air conditioning. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Strombecker Freight Train - Mikado 2-8-2 Engine / Refrigerator Car / Box Car / Tank Car / Caboose - HO Scale, 1/87, R-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully for the condition. Includes all cars and engine listed in the title. NOTE: the engine has minor assembly as noted: Cab parts R3, R4 and R5 are neatly assembled. There is no other assembly. The tank car is missing (2) of RD4 and RD5 - these are walkway parts which can be easily made from scrap wood. The box car has the decorative cardstock ends cut out and is missing one axle. The caboose is missing one coupler (which is nothing but a steel eyebolt, available at hardware stores). Otherwise the kit is complete and includes all sets of instructions and cardstock color decorations.

Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detailed and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the metal parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one (round) shaft. Easily made from round stock. Includes instructions.

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.

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.

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/

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/

Ambroid 40 Foot Single Sheathed Single Door Outside Braced Wooden Box Car With Sprung Metal Trucks - MKT Line - HO Craftsman Model, HO, K-12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. The wood is all Northeastern Scale Precision Lumber and there is also a set of real sprung metal box car trucks. Features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a bag of detail parts, MKT decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes MKT decals 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.