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    I bought an old collection yesterday

    I was told this is an observation car, but it doesn't have any trucks or couplers.
  2. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    This boxcar looks like it's walls are slats.
  3. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Another boxcar, this one with the door open
  4. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    I was told this is a pickle car
  5. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    This is a pretty unique piece. I was afraid to remove the rubber band, LOL!
  6. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Another flatbed, but really heavy duty, with 4 trucks.
  7. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Is this what they call a gondola or a hopper?
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    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Another unusual piece
  9. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    This thing ir really cool, but I have no idea what it is. The gate-like things on the back articulate, and are held closed with little lengths of chain.
  10. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    I think this is a reefer?
  11. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Tool car - this is really unusual!
  12. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Here is a caboose
  13. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    Then there's this little guy
  14. J

    I bought an old collection yesterday

    I have been looking for unusual N gage items, and came across a local Craigslist ad that had a lot of older N gage items, but aslos included a lot more HO stuff. I bought the whole lot just for the N gage items, but now that I've looked at teh HO stuff, I'm amazed at what he had, and teh...
  15. J

    N Scale show in Central Ohio this coming weekend

    Anyone here planning to attend a show at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Columbus, Ohio) this coming weekend? I'll be there Saturday, looking for stuff. Sometimes you don't know what you need until you see it, LOL!
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    Greetings from Central Ohio!

    Thanks for the welcome! There is an N-Scale show coming up at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Hilliard, Ohio, suburb of Columbus) in a couple weeks. I'm hoping to find some fun stuff for my eventual build. I get really busy in the warmer months with yard work (I have about 6 acres to mow)...
  17. J

    Greetings from Central Ohio!

    Hello everyone! Like many people, I found myself digging out the old train set this past winter since we were all cooped up. Back in 1994, my wife got me a pretty nice locomotive ands some rolling Stock from a LHS called The Train Station in Columbus, OH. She also got a lot of Bachman...




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