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I bought a "lot" of boxcars at a local auction, but cannot find any Mfg info on the cars... They are all "older" style, "wood" sides (see photos) with exterior bracing. Refers have "working" hatches and kind of triangle shaped middle loop step.
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The brake wheels are unique (see photo). I have never seen couplers like these have either...
 

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I'm not sure about the cars. The couplers look like they are designed to connect with both horn hook and knuckle couplers. I've heard of such an aftermarket coupler but I don't recall the maker.
 

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I'm not sure about the cars. The couplers look like they are designed to connect with both horn hook and knuckle couplers. I've heard of such an aftermarket coupler but I don't recall the maker.
I have a Boston & Albany boxcar with the same bottom color and brake wheel. I think they are early Roundhouse, Just guessing.
 

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Those look like old Walthers cars, as per this pic:

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Don't know about the couplers though.....
 

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I have seen a few that look like the cars I have, but the center "loop" step is square shaped, not triangular.
 

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I wouldn't call the shape of those center rungs triangular....looks more like a trapezoid to me.....the thing that makes it look like a triangle is the step you're seeing on the other side.....
 

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these cars are Train Miniature or Train Miniature of Illinois. I think they were in business from the 1960s to about 1980s. Walthers bought out the company in bankruptcy proceedings around 1984. They changed the under frame casting from on piece with "press on" coupler covers to separate covers with screws. That's why you notice the separately attached (black) KD coupler pockets.
 
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