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  1. General Model Train Discussion
    I found this model (paperweight?) of a boxcar in my late grandfather's study. He had a lot of model trains that I've been sorting through, but I have no idea what to think of this one. Does anyone know when this might've been made? Any insight would be appreciated. It has "GATX-M-1000" in the...
  2. General Model Train Discussion
    I started researching one of my smallest operations last night -- shipping grain around the turn of the century. Boy was I in for a surprise! I just assumed crops had always been transported in hopper cars, I had never heard of anything else. But no! It turns out they would use cleaned...
  3. O Scale
    I have a number of Mendards boxcars and coal cars and I love them. They are not without their flaws though and one of the things that's been bothering me lately is the boxcar wobble. If you have never seen it this is what it is... I have at least 20 boxcars and, while a good number of them...
  4. O Scale
    I just purchased an addition to my Christmas layout. I got a Lionel Santa Snowman boxcar (6-26739) where the Santa figure and Snowman figure exchange on a trestle above the track. My problem is this is configured for the old flat track and I have just upgraded to the Fast Track. The trestle...
  5. O Scale
    O Scale - Need to replace trucks on a boxcar. Old ones were plastic. Would like metal replacement trucks. Please advise where to get and is there a specific part name or number one should look for? Thanks. Mr. Bill
  6. General Model Train Discussion
    hello, i am looking to buy some boxcars. most likely g scale cars to place around my shop but i am not familiar to brand names or what is high end and what is not. i run a successful tattoo shop and have 3 artist that draw on everything i own. i would like to channel their ability on the sides...
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