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Picked up these guys at a train show for $10 each. They were really in bad shape, a lot of rust, so some refurbishing and now they are running as the Spokane Portland & Seattle.

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Sweet! :):thumbsup:
 

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Nice save, and excellent restoration. They look brand new, and great price.:smilie_daumenpos::appl:
 

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Thanks guys. I was at a train show a couple years ago and in the junk box underneath the sellers table was 7 of the 2600 series passenger cars, rusted and beat up. The seller wanted $100 for the 7, I offered $10 each and he took the offer. Since then 3 of the cars have been refurbished to the SP&S and the other 4 to the Northern Pacific.

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The cars are so short that it takes the smallest loco to look anywhere near realistic.

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Well your into scale stuff so I get your point. I'm into prewar tinplate so they look long to me (restoring 4 wheel cars at the moment).

Actually, I was interested in their height compared to conventional loco's. I think they're too large for post war Lionel die cast steamers. But I have little to go on ...
 

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Well your into scale stuff so I get your point. I'm into prewar tinplate so they look long to me (restoring 4 wheel cars at the moment).

Actually, I was interested in their height compared to conventional loco's. I think they're too large for post war Lionel die cast steamers. But I have little to go on ...
Here is the refurbished Northern Pacific version with a remake of the Postwar 2026 type pacific steamer. They look undersized to me.

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To my eyes they look like the perfect size passenger cars for that engine.

Both sets of passenger cars look great. You did an outstanding job on them, Bill.
 

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Great job on the 2600's. I especially like the black-and-white color theme. Simple, but it really "pops" so nicely, with the dark-red window trim. Wonderful!

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Great job on the 2600's. I especially like the black-and-white color theme. Simple, but it really "pops" so nicely, with the dark-red window trim. Wonderful!

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Yep, the SP&S white & black did turn out very nice. Certainly a fantasy color combo but it stands out on the layout.

Refurbishing and repaints are one of the fun aspects of the O Gauge hobby. Buy a $10 junker and have some fun with it turning it into a jewel.

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Bill,

I've done a lot of tinplate restoration work ... some purist, but many my own choice of colors. That said, I've never thought of a white theme, with black trim, etc. Your cars look so nice in white, that I think you've inspired me!

Hmmm ...

TJ
 
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