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Centralia Car Shops
HO cabooses,
(and some N scale passenger cars).


Now marketed by InterMountain, Centralia offers a limited line of HO scale cabooses of superb caliber.

I believe this one's long been discontinued.
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Golden Gate Depot
Harriman passenger cars.
Lettered for SP and UP.


The finest quality, and highest level of detail on the market in a passenger car.
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Banta Model Works
Top drawer quality kits.


Lasercut plywood & basswood; quality doors, windows, castings & shingles.

This kit is under 2-1/2"x4".
Online price ~ $40. LHS ~ $35.
eBay prices are as high as $70.

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So might MTH, which is as good as Rapido...
But until you've seen them all side-by-side, and compared them yourself, maybe your judgement can be temporarily postponed.
 

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Typical Rix packaging
Little protection, but little risk.


This type of packaging keeps the price down.

Layered lay-flat parts are in little danger of being damaged by reasonable handling.
I've often wondered why the high priced 'Cadillacs' generally come in fancy color-printed rigid boxes.
In normal transit, most so-called "delicate" parts are generally at no more risk of breakage than others.
Besides... easily dispensed plastic bags take up far less inventory space than boxes.
(End of rant).
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Cargo conveyors
For ground-level cargo loading.
Not many choices.


There aren't many HO cargo conveyors available.
Shapeways is about the only one I've found that looks kinda' prototype.
Scale Scenics is also good, but needs a little modification to make it look less like a coalyard conveyor (e.g., wheels).
Both require modification to change delivery height... a telescoping arrangement would work well (either slide-fit or permanent).

Busch makes nice ones, but are very long, and appear more appropriate for loading aircraft, but good bashing skills could make them suitable for warehouse duty.
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Lake Junction LLC
LakeJunction Models


Highly detailed structure kits, RR signs, caboose & heavyweight kits, and custom station signs.
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Realistic forklifts
Both unpainted, and RTR.
Some include an operator.

Wiking
Wheels of Time
(from Shapeways).
GHQ
MicroMark
Walthers
Classic Metal Works
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