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HO scale interurban car source(s)

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HO scale interurban car source(s)
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 23, 2004 10:15 PM
I'm building a section of the electrified Ann Arbor (Mich.) Street Railway, which became part of the Detroit United Railway in 1907. I need help in finding HO scale cars, track, etc. The AASR used cars from a variety of manufacturers, including American, Brill, Cincinnati, Pullman, St Louis and Stephenson.

I'd appreciate any help I could receive in my search. Thanks!
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Posted by DSchmitt on Thursday, December 23, 2004 10:38 PM
This site might help:

http://trolleyville.com/trolleyville.shtml

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

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Posted by Jetrock on Friday, December 24, 2004 3:31 AM
Here are some other sites that might be helpful:

www.customtraxx.com (Orr girder rail, decals, parts)
www.bowser-trains.com (Brill, PC, IRR and Jewett bodies)
www.labellemodels.com (all-wood kits for interurban coaches, boxcars, freight motors)
www.eastpenn.org (general trolley links, as helpful as trolleyville.com)

Let us know how you do! I'm working on a section of the electrified/dieselized Sacramento Northern and would love to trade ideas with other trolley/interurban fans!
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Posted by challenger3802 on Friday, December 24, 2004 3:36 AM
This site might also be helpful for you:

http://members.aol.com/E44E33/Railpix/mrlinks.htm

Ian
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Posted by orsonroy on Friday, December 24, 2004 2:11 PM
And don't forget Ebay. Traction models have been released in brass for decades now, and they pop up regularly. Walthers used to make an extensive line of craftsman wood & lead trolley kits, especially for the North Shore, and they pop up occasionally too. Then there's LaBelle wood traction kits, some of which have been out of production for almost 20 years. And finally, there have been several short production runs of traction models in resin, and they occasionally pass through Ebay.

Ray Breyer

Modeling the NKP's Peoria Division, circa 1943

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Posted by trolleyboy on Sunday, December 26, 2004 9:07 AM
definately check with Labelle in some cases the cars they offer in their cat. have interchangeable parts and features which they will run for you, for instance he Sac& northern cars they make have the ability to be converted to Montreal and Southern Counties interurban's also their roof rounding service is worth the extra couple of bucks they charge for it. Check out the scale models traction and trolley magazine as well alot of the small cottage mfr's will advertise there only. Rob[8)]

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