Wood and Cardboard HO NYC Boxcar

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Master Mechanic
Looks like an old, (1940's) Strombecker boxcar kit. IIRC that's about all there was to the kit. If you wanted it to actually be on the layout you had to provide an underframe trucks, and couplers. Plus any other details you wanted on the roof, like ribs. These did come with toy wheels for running on the floor.

I could totally be wrong of course, as I've only seen ONE Strombecker kit, in an old LHS that the owner wouldn't sell. It was just there for display.


New Member
Thanks for the reply. If I can figure out a price I might sell to buy more track as I bought this as well as other rolling stock and steam engines from the 1960's for fifty bucks. I really lucked out I guess. I never thought it was that old

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