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What would be your list for trailers? I think the manufacturers are a bit different than for containers.
Off hand I'd say any of the following...

Con-Cor/Herpa
CMW
Herpa/Promotex
A-Line
Walthers
Athearn

... Not necessarily in that order.
I may have missed one or two.
Plus, Rapido offered RR name trailers. Not sure if they're still around.
 

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Carolina Craftsman Kits
Excellent quality parts.


Nice cast resin and laser cut pieces. Tichy doors & windows. Average (C+/B) instructions.
Both standard and Limited Edition lines available.
MSRP's for standard edition kits are slightly lower than average for this quality level.
Building Window Wood House Cottage
 

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Discussion Starter · #145 ·
Mini Natur/Silfor
Shrubs, bushes, tufts, grasses, etc.


Excellent European quality.
HO, N, & Z scale shrubs & bushes are offered, so N & Z scales can be used for smaller HO sizes.
Items designated "preserved" were treated with a glycerin solution before packing.
Plant Flooring Natural landscape Terrestrial plant Grass
Plant Green Terrestrial plant Larch Evergreen
Sky Cloud Plant Flower People in nature
Sky Plant Cloud Natural landscape Grass
Sky Plant Natural landscape Tree Wood
Sky Plant Branch Cloud Tree
Sky Plant community Plant Natural landscape Vegetation
Sky Plant Natural landscape Tree Twig
Sky Larch Evergreen Natural landscape Wood
Sky Natural landscape Tree Larch Wood
 

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Discussion Starter · #147 ·
DecoArt acrylic paint
Extremely affordable.


Not the very best paint you'll find, but it's very good, and very cheap...
At HobbyLobby for under a dollar an ounce.
Brown Bottle Liquid Fluid Drink
 

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Discussion Starter · #148 ·
One of my many cabs
Sylvan kit.


Not easy.
Train Rolling stock Wheel Vehicle freight car
 

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Badger Paint Mixer...
If you don't have it, get one.

IMO, if you haven't used this, you haven't mixed paint thoroughly.
Takes AA batteries.
Retails for $8 to $15.

Shaking only moves stuff back-and-forth. Stirring swishes stuff around. This mixer actually blends stuff together by force.

PROS: Works better than a paddle type; creates a bottom-upward wave-flow, to pull everything upward, and force a complete pigment mix. Fits all bottles except narrow-neck Vallejo types, but there's ways to deal with those.
CONS: It's not a tank. It's plastic. And if you get distracted, you'll pull it out of the bottle while it's still running... tie-dye shirts might come back in style.
Liquid Tool Gas Jewellery Natural material
 

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I received an American Limited tank car today. Very nice details, but I was surprised to see that it comes with plastic couplers.
Except for Tangent & ExactRail, and some Rapido's, and MTH & Bowser rolling stock, few manufacturers have Kadee couplers, and only Walthers Proto & Mainline have ProtoMax couplers. The rest will generally have plastic ones.
Even ScaleTrains doesn't have Kadees, and in fact they don't even have trip pins.
 

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Except for Tangent & ExactRail, and some Rapido's, and MTH & Bowser rolling stock, few manufacturers have Kadee couplers, and only Walthers Proto & Mainline have ProtoMax couplers. The rest will generally have plastic ones.
Even ScaleTrains doesn't have Kadees, and in fact they don't even have trip pins.
I think the list is growing, my Intermountain car came with Kadee couplers and so did Arrowhead. I've even seen some Atlas cars advertised with Kadee couplers recently.
 

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Except for Tangent & ExactRail, and some Rapido's, and MTH & Bowser rolling stock, few manufacturers have Kadee couplers, and only Walthers Proto & Mainline have ProtoMax couplers. The rest will generally have plastic ones.
Even ScaleTrains doesn't have Kadees, and in fact they don't even have trip pins.
Don’t forget Intermountain….
 

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Rapido's McDonald Cartier couplers are very good, and I'm confident they'll last as long as Kadees or ProtoMax.
That being said, some Rapido rolling stock are fitted with Kadees.
 

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JTT & WoodlandScenics cactus
Leaf Botany Plant Organism Terrestrial plant
Plant Terrestrial plant Font Wood Art
 

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I'm always on the lookout for these, between my dad and I we have all three in 1:1 scale! Love to have some minis

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