Looking for info on a couple eBay ore cars

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.

Bob T

Found these on the 'bay, and wondered if anyone knows anything about them.

20' ore cars, HOn3, nice details. The ad said wood, but they are plastic. A kit? Premade? Manufacturer?
Mostly I am just curious, but wouldn't mind finding a couple more.

They need a little work, some bent/broken details, but they still look good.



Well-Known Member
Bingo! Thanks!
Found a couple kits on the 'bay and it does look like the right one.
Probably grab a kit and try to build a couple more, although my finish rate with craftsman kits is low....LOL...
apparently its quite common to convert those to HOn3 , Tichy sells them in pairs and 6 packs (12cars ) $65 at Micromark which is $5 a car , which is insanely cheap compared to anything in market today .

Bob T

So these kits are pretty nice, especially considering the price. Got the two pack for $15, and it was worth it.
Minimal clean up, excellent instructions. Will probably get a 12 pack soon.

After just a few hours Saturday, and today....



Well-Known Member
Staff member
The ad said wood, but they are plastic.
Most, if not all wooden plank cars are made of plastic now, it would be tricky where there are steel ribs to replicate bare wood if that was what you wanted to have. Easier to paint if another color was wanted and create "bare" spots, indicating wear and tear.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.