Manufacturing Scale Model Trains For Collectors Since 1962 !
We are Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in March 2012, watch this space for Anniversary Sales!
Notice: None of our products are intended for anyone under 14 years of Age
"HO" 1920's-1950's Era Branchline-Commuter & Suburban Cars !
The Golden era of Rail Transportation in America
65 Scale Ft long, they will comfortably run on 18" Radius.
Please tell your fellow modelers about
this new series of cars, they will be an early sellout on the lst production run, so don't miss out. You still have time to "Pre-
Order" some and quailfy for our 20% Pre-Order discount.
Baggage-Mail Cars (01-94310 Great Northern Empire Builder Shown)
Below is the Baggage-Mail car lettered for Great Northern. The baggage
compartments were also often used for REA express shipments.
Combine Cars (01-94362 Canadian National Shown)
Below is the Combine Car lettered for Canadian National. Combine cars were common on branchline, milk-run,mail, mixed, and through trains. The baggage compartments were also used for less-than-car-load shipments.
Coach Cars (01-94208 Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha" Shown)
Our new Coach car is shown below in the Milwaukee "Hiawatha" Paint Scheme. Coaches (or Chair cars as they were known on some lines) were found on
commuter, suburban, local, mail, milk-run, mixed, inter-city, in fact just about all passenger trains but the most exclusive Limiteds!
Solarium Observation Car (01-94411 Pennsylvania "Fleet of Modernism" Shown
Solarium cars, shown below in a Pennsylvania paint scheme, have been
rarely modeled, and yet they were a very popular car during the heavyweight era. On some roads they were called "Solariums" and on other railroads "Sun
Room" cars, but all had the same features... Tall windows in the parlour area at the rear of the cars to bring in sunlight. The Pullman company built
untold numbers of them between 1928 and 1931. Most went into "Pullman" pool service, meaning they ran with the Pullman name on them and with Pullman
employees on board. Because they were Pullman owned cars, and only leased to the various railroads they often do not shown up on rosters of specific
railroads, but yet, here they were running at the end of many of the most famous heavyweight passenger trains. Many were built for specific railroads, so for
example you can find photos of them in books on the Burlington, Great Northern, Canadian Pacific just to name a few. Many changed hands over the years.
For instance, the four Solairum cars on the Burlington, were later sold to the Pennsylvania. Solariums were also used to provide first class service to
coach passengers on shorter inter-city runs.
Please notice the rear of train Red tail lights
on the back of the Solarium car, as well as the large rear windows at back end of the car.. even the staff here, was impressed by
the look of these cars when lighted up!
Also, you can get a glimpse of the
"Sizzors" Gate detail that will be included on each car, This is a very fine "gate" the quality of which you normally only will
find on an exepnsive Brass model !
All railroads had some cars in its passenger fleet that were used in
local or branchline service. Often these were older cars that had spent the prime of their life on the mainline "name train" inter-city service. Some
railroads like the C&NW, Southern Pacific, Pennsylvania, and Canadian Pacific had hundreds of cars in their commuter fleets.
The same fantastic car lighting system used on our HO mP54 series of cars will also come built into this new series of B.C.S. series cars...
No two railroads used exactly the same designs for their cars, and the
lengths of the cars varied as well. Also many cars were sold off as "hand me downs" to smaller roads to be used on mixed train branchline service. So
these cars could be at home on any prototype railroad, large or small.
We chose to model them as 65 Ft long cars, so they would run on 18 inch
radius curves of the average home layout. The time era for these cars stretched from the 1920's to well into the late 1950's.
- Highly detailed car bodies, with seperate wire handrails.
- Complete with factory installed Interior lighting that works
automaticly in either "DC" or "DCC" mode.
- Complete underbody details (14 individual parts).
- Operates comfortably on 18 inch radius curve.
- Highly detailed working car end diaphrams.
- Highly detailed scissors gates at end doors.
- Multiple car names and road numbers.
- Very free rolling RP-25 metal wheels.
- Highly accurate paint matches.
- Working knuckle couplers.
- Complete interior details.
- Super detailed trucks.
Just Click on the Roadname of your choice below and you will be taken to that page on our website where information on that roadname is
- Southern Crescent - 2 Tone Green Scheme,black roof
- Southern Pacific "Daylight" - Red and orange, black roof
- Denver & Rio Grande - Silver with Aspen Orange, silver roof
- Royal American Shows - Carnival Red and yellow, white roof
- Chesapeake & Ohio, "George Washington", Pullman, black roof
- Nickel Plate Road, Pullman Green, black roof
- New York, New haven & Hartford, Hunter Green, black roof
- Delaware & Hudson (Silver, Yellow and Blue) (Coming Fall 2012)(not on line to order as yet)
Chicago & Northwestern Cars.. Pullman Green cars, with black roofs and dulux Gold lettering. (These C&NW Cars were in the inspration for these models, as they had a huge fleet of them used in Commuter
opeartions in the Chicago area
Con-Cor "Ready to Run" Heavyweight Coach Cars for B-C-S Service on your railroad. (Run nicely on 18" Radius)
All Coaches available in 3 Car numbers. Box ends will be marked (01) , (02) or (03) behind the Stock number to denote which Coach Number.
Baggage-Mail Cars, Combines, and Solariums will be available in 2 Car Numbers. Box ends will be marked (01) or (02)
behind the stock number to denote which Car number.
If you order more than one of a car body, we will try our best to mix
up the car numbers for you.