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2-tiered passenger cars
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 3:31 PM
I am trying to find access to two tiered passenger cars used on our local Metra (Chicagoland) commuter lines. I have seen one advertised in Model Railroader by Overland Models: it is brass and about $450-too rich for my blood. I have heard there are a couple more out there in HO scale. One possible manufactured is Three Brothers? Has anyone heard of them? Anyone heard of anything for N scale???

Looking for your help!

John Lardino
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 9:44 AM
Three Brothers makes an extensive line of HO kits for Chicago area bi-levels. In N scale, Con-cor has just re-released its CNW type bi-levels in CNW and SP. Rio Grande Hobbies has them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 8:25 PM
Thanks for the info! In fact, currently I'm in the planning stages for a basement layout for myself and my kids, and one of the things I'm considering is whether to go HO or N. I'm leaning more and more toward N. Now, all I need to find is a F40 loco in Metra colors or an undec. one, then decals in N for it! Any Ideas??

Thanks Again!

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John Lardino
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Thursday, November 1, 2001 8:36 AM
John, you're in luck in N scale. Con-cor does sell both coach and cab car in Metra colors in their bi-level line. Life-Like has a halfway decent F40 (it's quality is NOT as good as its latest models such as the FA1 and FB1's). If it is not available in Metra, I'm pretty sure Microscale has the decals.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 5, 2001 9:54 PM
Hey-thanks again for the info! We just got back from Vacation, and this is encouraging news! I look forward to the hunt!

Your Friend,
John

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