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  • Looking for a Vintage Trolley Car

    I've searched and can't seem to find any manufacturers that make a car similar to these photos ? Tried F&C, Labelle, Bachmann etc.

    I'd need trucks as well if they're not included. Don't need to it be powered. For a static display.




    Carl

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    As close as you can get is Bachmann or Tyco models.




    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      I found this Tyco Main Street #65 in my stock pile, and you are welcome to have it if you want it. However it is just the shell and no trucks.



      I had used the Broadway #137 and made a BBQ place with it.




      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #4
        Louis, I think I gave you the shell which means the drive is in my to be made into an ON30 critter pile. Carl message me if you need a picture of the drive.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by BigLars


          Louis, I think I gave you the shell which means the drive is in my to be made into an ON30 critter pile. Carl message me if you need a picture of the drive.


          Hi Larry, that's where it had to come from, because I used the shell from my Tyco Broadway 137, for one BBQ project, and the drive on another project. That Main Street was with my to do someday filed away pile.

          So here's one of those play it forward type things.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Thanks Louis and Larry for your input and generous offers!

            However, after some more research I discovered that Labelle has instructions on their website on how to shorten a car to your needed length!

            I am leaning towards this one, and would remove the two center windows:

            A Sacramento Northern HO-77



            No trucks, trolley poles or couplers are provided. I won't need couplers, but I have no idea what trucks or trolley poles are needed, or where to purchase them?

            Any suggestions there?

            I've never built a car before, so I'm a rookie in this world...
            Carl

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            • #7
              That's OK Carl, I think the Labelle build is a by far better choice for your project. It's a shame it will only be a static display though.

              Where you are not going to power it, a set of Kadee trucks like the one pictured would work. Not many trucks close to the model trolley models.




              Louis L&R Western Railroad
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #8
                Carl,

                This appears like a really nice project. Can you tell me how many scale HO feet, the car will become, minus the two windows you are removing? I just might have some parts you can use.

                Rich

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                • #9
                  These guys have a lot of trolley stuff. They may have something close to what you are looking for. I have the Brill 55 trolley. Really nice brass kit.

                  http://www.mrrwarehouse.com/

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                  • #10
                    I'm pretty sure Merle Rice will have one of the LaBelle Trolleys in the warehouse. I looked at some last December at his place. He'll also have the name of the guy that "does trucks" for him. I got some trucks for a few of the LaBelle passenger cars I bought from him. Email him. He's been a little under the weather, but he'll get back to you.

                    Jim
                    Take the red pill

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for your interest & suggestions Rich, Ronald and Jim!

                      Rich- The Labelle site doesn't include specs on their cars- but from the Sacramento Northern Railway Historical web site- the original car appears to be about 58 ft. long. If I removed 2 sets of windows- it would be about 46 HO scale feet long. About what I need.

                      Ron and Jim- I'll probably contact Mr. Rice soon, to check if he has this unit in stock.

                      This build is months off for me and only a small part of a larger project. Just doing the research and collecting the pieces.
                      Carl

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                      • #12
                        Can I offer you https://www.facebook.com/groups/WileyCity/ it may be worth you joining and contacting Andy Gautrey. He also has a Shapeways shop. Tell him Shortliner Jack sent you. He is a big fan of the Yakima Valley Tramway.

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                        • #13
                          Carl, so let me get this straight, you desire a streetcar, but you don't want a streetcar named desire.

                          Greg

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                          • #14
                            Jack- Thanks for the Facebook link. I will investigate if all else fails.

                            Greg- HAHA- No.
                            Carl

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                            • #15
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Ensign


                              Carl, so let me get this straight, you desire a streetcar, but you don't want a streetcar named desire.

                              Greg


                              Your a funny guy Greg![:-jester]
                              Jerry



                              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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