BRASS CAR SIDES
Passenger Car Parts for the Streamliners since 1978

Updated July 28, 2014[When downloading linked pdf files, ignore the harmless "number out of range error" that pops up for some of them.  Acrobat Reader doesn't like railroad herald fonts, but we do and will continue to use them in selected document files.]

Our Current Bulletin - Updated Regularly                                           1964-72 Railroad DVD Set

These two HO side sets and related etched doors arrived June 6, with a second run on July 26.  They are available from stock, Walthers, and participating hobby dealers.
#173-80 Great Northern Rebuilt 82' Six-Axle Baggage-Express-Mail Storage cars (GN 308-313, 200-207, others)  $40.75
#173-81 Great Northern PS 48-seat coach with original full skirting for the Mid-Century Empire Builder (GN 1215-1218, 1227-1232, CB&Q 1219-1220, SP&S 300.  $35.75
#173-307 Great Northern 8' Doors (pair) for Rebuilt 82' Six-Axle Baggage-Express-Mail Storage cars (GN 308-313, 200-207, others)  $6.50
The N-scale versions for these two cars remain candidates for future release but reservations remain below production minimums at this time.  Reservation Form

We continue to solicit your reservations for these other planned releases:
Great Northern ACF Mail-Baggage (GN 1105-1107) for Internationals and Red River as covered in Chuck Rudisel's classic 1974 Burlington Northern Passenger Cars. 
Great Northern ACF 60-seat coach with conductor's office and mail-baggage cars (GN 1105-1107) for the Internationals, Red River and other trains.
Milwaukee Road Coffee Shop Tap diner lounge cars 168-169 that operated on the 1948-60 Pioneer Limited (before the assignment of the redesigned "Grove" cars), as well as on other trains.

Continued cost increases for producing our etched parts required that we make modest increases in the prices of some of our HO and N-scale side sets and doors on May 1.  N-scale sets priced at $23.75 became $24.75 and HO sets priced at $33.75 became $34.75.  At the same time, we reduced the list price of our #412 DVD from $24.75 to $22.75.

The following new sets were received in March, 2013:
HO & N GN PS mail-baggage w/skirts (GN 1100-1104) for 1947 Empire Builder and Western Star
HO & N GN ACF cafe-coach w/skirts (GN 1145-1146) for Internationals and later Red River & Dakotan  Unskirted versions of these and other side sets in our catalog may be supplied by special order for a modest additional charge.  Please inquire. 
HO & N Milwaukee Road 85' baggage-dorm rebuilds (1350-1352 & 1354) for UP "City" and Milwaukee Road overnight trains


Selected HO and N-scale side sets are on sale at closeout prices of less than half regular prices from Brass Car Sides only.  See catalog sheets and price list.

Some Items Available by Special Order.  (Revised May 1, 2014) 
The demand for many of our HO and a few N-scale brass car side sets is now insufficient for us to maintain them in inventory.  These sets are now listed as Special Order items and remain available in full-sheet quantities through prepaid special orders at discounted prices.  For example,  HO sets are available by special order with a four-set minimum for $130-140, postpaid (uninsured).  Similarly, N sets are available by special order with a seven-set minimum for $140-150, postpaid (uninsured).  Special orders require advance payment by check or money order (not Paypal).  No other discounts apply to special orders.  Special order items are etched at the same time as regular stock items, which is typically every three to five months.   Please contact us if you are interested in placing a special order.  Discontinued items are not available as special orders due to obsolete tooling and materials. 

Railroad Magazines and Books for Sale: Northern Pacific Historical Association's Mainstreeter, Great Northern Railway Historical Society Reference Sheets, Modeler's Pages and Goat, The Rocket from Rock Island Technical Society, Model Railroader, Classic Toy Trains, Burlington Bulletin No. 41, Amtrak Annual Reports, AAR Book of Railroad Facts, C&EI Flyer and hardback and softcover railroad books

Kadee Rivarossi Conversion Bolsters #505 and #508 For Sale

Wabash College DVDs

About our Products (Revised March 18, 2013)                                                    

Established in 1978, BRASS CAR SIDES produces an extensive line of high quality photoetched brass HO and N-scale passenger car sides, craftsman kits and parts, as well as classic railfan DVDs. Our accurate and easy-to-use side sets and kits permit the modeler to build streamlined cars at great savings over all-brass imports. HO sides are etched from .010" hardened brass sheets and have etched surface features, with windows, grabiron holes and other openings etched through, N-scale sides are .008" brass, with similar details.  Most HO baggage-mail-express car sides have separate etched door inserts, while the N-scale sides have integral doors etched as outlines.

Only ordinary modeling skills are required for either of the three common construction techniques: (1) using either our HO Basic Body Kit #101; (2) applying the brass sides as exact-length overlays to designated HO or N plastic cars; or (3) using designated core kits.  We have set up a letter code in our catalog listings (below) for the plastic cars and core kits that best match the length of our sides.  The manufacturers and codes are: Rivarossi (R) [not IHC], Con-Cor (C), Bachmann (B) or Kato (K), Train Station Products HO core kits (T), Walthers (W), Eastern Car Works (E), or American Limited Models N-scale core kits (A). Given the many different lengths of commercially available plastic cars, core kits, and side sets, the modeler should use these letter codes and other available information sources to confirm length matches.  All of our non-dome N-scale side sets may be used with the ALM #8010 through #8040 core kits.  The roof and floor sections must be shortened to accommodate the shorter head-end cars.

(1) The Basic HO Body Kit No. 101 includes cast pewter ends, scale-width (10-foot) milled basswood streamlined roof, wood floor, and centersill for one car.  Modelers using this approach have the greatest freedom in applying underbody and roof details and in choosing trucks.  Photo of Milwaukee Road "Wisconsin Dells" PS 16-4 sleeper built in 1982 by Dennis Henry using roof, floor and centersill of early basic body kit, before end castings were included.  Underbody showing Central Valley Kingpin Kit, detail parts from various sources and T-140 trucks.

(2) In the overlay method, the plastic surface features, window piers, and some skirting are trimmed and the brass sides applied over the super-structure using adhesive.  The windows are then reglazed immediately behind the openings in the brass. The overlay method is preferred for our dome prototypes in both scales.

(3) The Train Station Products and Eastern Car Works HO core kits are correct length matches for a good number of our side sets and they come with some detail parts and trucks.  For N-scale cars, modelers will find the American Limited Models core kits ideal for non-dome prototypes and these kits come with helpful illustrated instructions.  Train Station Products PS/ACF #807 and Budd #806 HO Core Kits are nicely done and easy to use.  The length is close to 82' 4" excluding diaphragms, and matches several of our sets, and can be adapted to others.  This length is about 6" shorter than the common post-war length of 82' 10".  The car ends need to be notched by 0.010" to accept our sides in their full length, and this presents a seamless method of attachment.

HO construction articles have appeared in the 7/90 and 11/87 NMRA Bulletin, and 10/90 and 5/95 Mainline Modeler, as well as other publications in English and German (i.e. Loki).  General instructions for both methods and suggested detail parts, trucks, decals, paints and references are included with the sides.  Please refer to our catalog and new releases section for a complete list and suggested retail prices of all of our products.  We regret that we have had to discontinue a number of HO side sets and the Deluxe Body Kits due to insufficient sales.  See announcement above about special orders for these items.

Obtaining our Products (Revised May 1, 2014)
Our products are available from participating hobby dealers, Walthers Trains, and direct from BRASS CAR SIDES.  We are happy to fill direct orders and maintain reservations for individuals who are not being served by a hobby dealer.  The shipping charge for any number of sides, doors or grills is $4.50 on orders to the U.S. and Canada.  Orders that include more than one body kit will be charged additional postage, with a flat-rate of $5.25 for up to five body kits and sides.  See section below on American Limited Core Kits for pricing for orders that include them.  Insurance on USPS orders is available at an additional charge of $3.30 for orders valued at over $50.00.  Contact us by e-mail for shipping charges for orders containing body and core kits and for international orders.  Payments are accepted by check, money order, or PaypalQuantity discounts do not apply to orders paid by Paypal,  If using Paypal, send e-mail to Dennis Henry to confirm availability and the total amount to be remitted.  Sorry, no credit card orders can be accepted.  Minnesota residents please add 6.875% sales tax to total due (including shipping.)  Send SSAE with postage sufficient for two ounces for printed catalog sheets, current bulletin, reservation form, and order blank to BRASS CAR SIDES, 715 S. 7th St., St. Peter, MN 56082-1435.  Phone: 507-931-2784. E-mail contact.

Commissioned New Items and Suggestions for New Releases (Revised May 1, 2014)
We receive requests from time to time to do custom etching, particularly for heavyweight cars, corrugated/fluted-side cars and cabooses.  These kinds of etched parts cannot be economically produced by Brass Car Sides and we do not offer custom etching services.  However, we can sometimes create new smoothside passenger car side sets in HO and N by prepaid commission for as few as four sets in HO or seven in N for costs ranging from $325-400.  Additional sets are then available at catalog prices or less, depending on quantity and whether the commission is exclusive or non-exclusive.  Several of our recent releases have been the result of non-exclusive commissions sponsored by modelers..

Suggestions for additions to our line from individuals or groups for particular streamlined HO or N-scale side sets are welcome and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Indeed, some of our recent releases, particularly in N-scale, have been the result of a one or two modelers contacting us with a recommendation which is then communicated to various online modeling groups and produces the necessary reservations.

Illustrated Catalog Sheets with closeout prices in pdf format: (Updated May 1, 2014)
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Sheet 1: Milwaukee Road Olympian and Twin Cities Hiawathas
Sheet 2: SP, UP, C&NW, ATSF, NYC, PRR, B&O, IC, MP, T&P, CRIP, KCS, Erie, NKP, CP, CN Pullman Sleepers
Sheet 3: Great Northern, SP&S, CB&Q

Sheet 4: Northern Pacific, SP&S, CB&Q
Sheet 5: GN, CB&Q, SP&S, PRR, IC, C&O, D&RGW, C&EI, L&N, NCSt.L, NKP, D&H, SP, C&NW

Sheet 6: Milwaukee Road, UP, Wabash, MP, B&O, IC, SR, CofG, C&NW, Baggage-Mail Door sets
Sheet 7: Recent Great Northern Sets
Sheet 8: Latest Great Northern and Milwaukee Road Releases

Links to Manufacturers of Supporting Parts and Services: (Updated September 8, 2013)
American Limited Models
Skytop Models now including Nscaleskytops operated by Bill Denton
Railhead Custom Painting operated by John Miller
Streamstyle Graphics Decals for Milwaukee Road and IC by Todd Brinkmeier
Pete's Custom Decals
Portland Car and Foundry Decals
HO detail Parts from Custom Finishing
HO roof vent castings and other detail parts from Bill's Narrow Gauge Shops

Links to the Models and Construction Suggestions from our Customers (Revised November 12, 2012)
Photos from Bill Harvey's article on HO UP Dome Observation and Dome Dining Cars Oct. 1990 Mainline Modeler
Fred Klein's N-scale Empire Builder

Click N-scale for Paul Coons' N-scale North Coast Limited by John Miller at Railhead Custom Painting
Jeremiah Siembida's N-scale View-series Great Dome Lounge for Empire Builder A, B, C, D,
E
Sid Dawon's N-scale Union Pacific dome observation lounge photos (A and B) and modeling tips (pages 1 and 2)
Sid Dawson's N-scale Northern Pacific North Coast Limited:
water-baggage 401, mail-dorm (mail end), mail-dorm 427, 56-seat day-night coach in 588-599 series,
day-night coach interior, Travelers Rest one end, Travelers Rest middle, Travelers Rest 494 view,
Travelers Rest opposite side, Budd diner (not a BCS car),
Budd diner opposite view, Budd dome sleepers, Budd dome sleepers opposite view, NP 8-6-3-1 sleeper 355, NP 355 duplex end, NP 355 middle, NP 355 interior, NP 355 duplex end again, NP 355 left side, NP 355 interior again, NP 394 observation (not a BCS car)

Sid Dawson's N-scale 1955 GN Empire Builder: Baggage-Dorm, Diner 1, 2, Dome Lounge 1, 2.

Sid Dawson's N-scale Milwaukee Road Coach (1), (underbody 2), Skytop Parlor (1), (2), (3) and Super Dome (latter two Jim Stillman's Skytop Models shells).  Sid's N-scale 1958 Milwaukee Road #610 coach in UP scheme description and photos (1) (2) (3) (4)

David Milburn in the United Kingdom sent photos of his N-scale Northern Pacific cars:
Water-Baggage, Mail-Dorm, Travelers Rest, Holiday Lounge, 8-6-3-1 Sleeper, Budd Dome Sleeper

Dallan Schowe's N-scale Union Pacific 1518 coach lounge left and right side views
Dallan Schowe's method for the bending skirts of N and HO sides

Randy Stahl's Fleet of N-scale models of Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha cars:
RPO-Express, Coach, Coach-Touralux

Don Lanning's HO Milwaukee Road 1952 Hiawatha cars

Nathaniel Goodman's N-Scale Empire Builder cars in two paint schemes on his finished layout portion:
"Ranch" in orange and green, "Ranch" in Big Sky Blue (left car), Baggage-Dorm in orange and green, Baggage-Dorm in Big Sky Blue

Jamison Jordan's HO-Scale BNSF Executive Train Cars.  Modeling Comments, "Jefferson Pass", "Stevens Pass"

Bill Dentons's N-scale Milwaukee Road "Union Grove" cafe-parlor for the Pioneer Limited in the Photo Gallery section of Skytop Models.

American Limited Models N-Scale Core Kits (Revised January 12, 2014)
A change in ownership of American Limited Models in October of 2010 kept this important supplier in business following the death of founder Bob Fingerle.  Prices were maintained through the rest of that year but were increased significantly on January 1, 2011.  For example, the suggested list price of  #8010-8015-8020-8025 core kits rose from $14.95 to $19.95.  San Juan Car Company now owns and operates American Ltd. Models from Durango, Colorado and has been attempting to bring the core kits back into production.  Our last delivery was in early 2011 and we still have a handful of the two most popular kits, #8010 and #8015, in bulk form in stock.  Until normal deliveries resume we will continue to restrict sales of these core kits to our direct-mail customers who also purchase our N-scale sides, on a one-for-one basis.  The price for each core kit is $16.95 (a 15% discount).  Up to two core kits may be covered by our standard shipping charge of $4.50.   A modest additional shipping charge will be added for orders that include more than two core kits.  Core kits do not qualify for nor contribute to quantity price discounts. 

All of our current-production non-dome N-scale side sets are designed for the ALM core kits, shortened to prototypical length for head-end cars.  See below for list of all six core kits and stock on hand:

8010 Core kit - outside swing hanger trucks and accessories, gray.  2 in stock as of January 12, 2014.
8015 Core kit - Commonwealth trucks and accessories, gray.
  7 in stock as of January 13, 2014..
8020 Core kit - outside swing hanger trucks and accessories, black
.  Not stocked.  Available by special order.
8025 Core kit - Commonwealth trucks and accessories, black.
  Not stocked but available by special order.
8030 Core kit without trucks in gray
.  Not stocked but available by special order at a price that depends on quantity.
8040 Core kit without trucks in black
.  Not stocked but available by special order at a price that depends on quantity..

Reservations Encouraged: (Revised January 30, 2013)
We solicit your reservations and orders directly, or through your hobby dealer.  We also maintain a list of other prototypes that have been suggested and could become side sets.  We need firm reservations for about 10 of any one item for it to move into production in either scale.  Please print and send in the reservation form, or contact us by e-mail.

Detail Parts to Upgrade Three Brothers Manufacturing and Holgate & Reynolds HO Bi-Level Commuter Cars: (Revised September 8, 2013)
173-351 Brass air intake side vent for C&NW intercity bi-level cars $3.75  Sold out.  Available by special order only.
173-352 Brass air intake side vent for P-S commuter bi-level cars $3.75 Only a few left
173-353 Brass air roof vents for P-S commuter and intercity bi-level cars $3.75

Retooled Items: (Revised November 12, 2012)
HO Milwaukee Road "Grove" Cafe-Parlor 180-85 (173-60, $31.75)  This set has been resized to fit the Walthers Milwaukee Road Hiawatha cars and retooled for improved accuracy based on recently obtained technical data..
N Milwaukee Road "Grove" Cafe-Parlor 180-185 (173-560, $20.75)  This set has been retooled for improved accuracy.
N Budd Vista-Dome Coach sides for GN Empire Builder and NP North Coast Limited (#173-520, $21.75).  Designed to convert the Con-Cor Budd corrugated-side Vista-Dome coach of California Zephyr heritage.

Milwaukee Road "Skytop" Parlor and "Creek" Resin Shells formerly available from Jim Stillman: (Revised September 8, 2013)
Several years ago, Jim Stillman, one of our N-scale customers, developed handsome and easy-to-use resin shells for the Milwaukee Road's "Skytop" observation cars for the Twin Cities Hiawatha and the Olympian Hiawatha..  These cars complemented our Hiawatha side sets and were available from Jim through his website Nscaleskytops.com,  Jim used our #173-503 parlor as a pattern for the side windows of the "Rapids" parlor version.  The ALM core kits were used to supply the floor and trucks.  In mid-2013 Jim graciously provided the reworked master model for the "Rapids" Skytop parlor to Bill Denton, who has made a RTV mold and now produces shell castings which are available through www.SkytopModels.com.

Quantity Discount Schedule (Revised May 1, 2014)
We offer quantity discounts on Brass Car Sides products purchased by our direct-mail customers.  Discounts do not apply to closeout items, special orders, ALM core kits or shipping charges.  Discounts only apply to orders paid by check or money order, not Paypal.
5% discount on orders from $100.00 to $200.00
10% discount on orders from $200.01 to $375.00
15% discount on orders above $375.01
 


BRASS CAR SIDES CATALOG (Revised June 5, 2014) The text description for each item is linked to side elevation drawings.  The item number is linked to modeling sheet in pdf format.  Both may be printed after downloading. 

Side sets listed as Special Order are no longer carried in stock but are available in multiples of four sets in HO and seven sets in N.  Contact info@brasscarsides.com for quotation and estimated delivery date.
     
       
HO-Scale Side Sets, Kits, Parts (listed alphabetically):      
See notes below for explanation of letter codes.  Click on description for illustration.
Click on Item No. for pdf version of technical sheet.
     
  Code Item No. HO List Price
Chicago & North Western 400 Coach (3431-76) Also GN, NP, CB&Q E1 173-1 $34.75 
Chicago & North Western "Northern" 16-3-1 Pullman T1 173-6 $34.75 
C&NW/CRIP/METRA/Amtrak Bi-level PS Coach Kit (boxed)    173-47 Discontinued
C&NW/CRIP/METRA Bi-level PS Cab Car Kit (boxed)   173-48 Discontinued
C&EI/L&N 6-6-4 PS "Pine" Sleeper (Plan 4183) R 173-35 $34.75 
CN/VIA 6-4-6 PS "Green" PS Sleeper (1162-81, Plan 4183A) R 173-34  Discontinued
CN/VIA 8-4-4 PS "Eastport" PS Sleeper (1110-61, Plan 4124A) Closeout 2 left R 173-38 $11.00 
CN/VIA CCF Coach (CN 5437-5654) E2 173-39 Discontinued
C&O/D&RGW/SAL/C&NW/SP/D&H PS Plan 7600 Coach (full skirts) R 173-45 Discontinued
C&O/D&RGW/SAL/C&NW/SP/D&H PS Plan 7600 Coach (partial skirts) Closeout R 173-46 $10.00 
Great Northern Rebuilt 82' Baggage-Express-Mail Storage (308-313, 200-207) W 173-80 $40.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder & Western Star Mail-Baggage (1100-1104) T1 173-63 $38.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder Baggage-Dorm (1200-1205) Closeout 2 left R 173-18 $12.00 
Great Northern Empire Builder 48-Seat Coach (1215-31, SP&S 350) R 173-12 $34.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder 48-Seat Coach (1215-31, SP&S 350) Original Skirts W 173-81 $35.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder 60-Seat Coach (1209-1214, BN) R 173-14 Special Order
Great Northern Empire Builder Budd Dome Coach (1320-1335) C 173-20 Special Order
Great Northern Empire Builder "Ranch" Coffee Shop (1240-1245) R 173-10 Special Order
Great Northern Empire Builder "Lake" Diner (1250-1255) R 173-15 Special Order
Great Northern Empire Builder "View" Great Dome Lounge (1390-95) Closeout B 173-27 $12.00 
Great Northern Empire Builder "River" Pullman (1260-74, SP&S 702) R 173-11 Special Order
Great Northern Empire Builder "Pass" Pullman (1370-84, SP&S 701) R 173-13 Special Order
Great Northern Western Star "Glacier" 16-4 PS Sleeper (1181-88) R 173-25 $34.75 
Great Northern Winnipeg Ltd. "Club" 8-2 PS Buffet Lounge Sleeper (1198-99) T1 173-62 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder PS Baggage-Mail (1100-04) w/skirts W 173-77 $38.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder 60-Seat PS Coach (1110-series) w/skirts W 173-74 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder 48-Seat PS Coach (1120-series) w/skirts W 173-71 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder Lunch Counter Lounge Dorm (1140-44) w/skirts W 173-73 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder Dining Car (1150-series) w/skirts W 173-75 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder "Pass" 8-4-4 Pullman (1160-series) w/skirts W 173-68 $34.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder "Glacier" 16-4 Pullman (1170-series) w/skirts W 173-70 $34.75 
Great Northern Internationals & Red River 60-Seat ACF No-office Coach (1116,1118, 1138, 1139) w/skirts W 173-76 $34.75 
Great Northern Internationals, Red River & Dakotan ACF Cafe-Coach (1145-46) w/skirts W 173-78 $34.75 
Illinois Central 56-Seat PS Coach (IC 2614-40) unskirted T1 173-44 $34.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 75' Express (1317-1329) w/four etched door pieces T1 173-54 Special Order
Milwaukee Road 1947 60' Postal (2152-2153) w/four etched door pieces Closeout T1 173-59 $16.00 
Milwaukee Road 1948 RPO-Express (1208-1230) w/four etched door pieces T1 173-52 $39.75 
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Baggage-Dorm (1309-14) w/two doors T1 173-57 $38.75 
Milwaukee Road 85' Baggage-Dorm Rebuilds (1350-52, 1354) w/two doors W 173-79 $38.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha Coach (480-497, 535-551) E1 173-2 Special Order
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha "Valley" Parlor (190-197) Closeout 2 left E1 173-3 $10.00 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha Tap-Lounge (162-167, 172-173) T1 173-53 Special Order
Milwaukee Road 1948 Pioneer Ltd. "Grove" Cafe-Parlor (180-185) Retooled 11/2008 W 173-60 $34.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha 40-seat Diner (115-126) T1 173-55 Special Order
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Touralux 14-section sleeper (5740-51) T1 173-58 $34.75 
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Touralux-Coach sleeper-coach (5770-75) W 173-66 $34.75 
Milwaukee Road Pioneer Ltd. "Raymond" 16-4 Pullman (27-30) E2 173-7 $34.75 
Milwaukee Road Pioneer Ltd. "River" 8-6-4 Pullman (19-26) E2 173-8 $34.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Mail-Dorm (425-29, CB&Q 430) w/ two door pieces T1 173-50 Special Order
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Water-Baggage full skirts (400-404, CB&Q 405) T1 175-56 $39.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Leg-Rest Coach (588-97, CB&Q 598-9,SP&S 300) E2 173-4 Special Order
Northern Pacific/SP&S/CB&Q No. Coast Ltd. Budd Dome Coach C 173-20 Special Order
Northern Pacific/CB&Q North Coast Ltd. "Travelers Rest" Lounge (494-98, CB&Q) R 173-19 Special Order
Northern Pacific/CB&Q North Coast Ltd. "Holiday Lounge" (487-493) T1 173-65 $34.75 
Northern Pacific/CB&Q North Coast Ltd. Budd Diner (NP 459-63) C, T2 173-29 Special Order
Northern Pacific PS Diner (NP 450-457) T1 173-61 $34.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. 8-6-3-1 Pullman (350-63, CB&Q 480-2, SP&S 366) R 173-5 Special Order
Northern Pacific/SP&S North Coast Ltd. 4-4-4 Budd Dome Sleeper C 173-24 $34.75 
Northern Pacific/SP&S NC Ltd./Mainstreeter 56-Seat P-S Coach  
(NP 500-17, SP&S 301-6 ) R 173-30 $34.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Deluxe Coach (586-587) W 173-72 $34.75 
Northern Pacific "Holiday Lounge" (487-493) T 173-65 $34.75 
Pennsylvania P-85B 44-Seat "Jeffersonian" Coach (4100-41, 4068-91) R 173-32 Special Order
PRR/N&W/RF&P/L&N 10-6 " PS Sleeper (Plan 4140)      
(PRR "Rapids", N&W "County", RF&P "King", L&N "River") R 173-33 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "American" 6-6-4 Pullman (Plan 4099)      
(UP, SP, CNW, ERIE, MP, SF, IC, ATSF, RI) E1 173-9 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "Imperial" 4-4-2 Pullman (Plan 4069)      
(PRR, NYC, UP, CNW, SP, CN, IC, CRIP) E1 173-16 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "Cascade" 10-5 Pullman (Plan 4072)      
(PRR, NYC, B&O, SP, ATSF, CP) E1 173-17 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "County" 13-bedroom Pullman (Plan 4071 for PRR, NYC, SP) E1 173-21 $34.75 
Pullman-Standard "City" 18-roomette Pullman (Plan 4068)      
(PRR, NYC, NKP, IC, CN) E1 173-23 $34.75 
Pullman-Standard 22-Roomette Pullman (Plan 4122)      
(NYC, IC, CN, SP 9300-06 Plan 4122B close) R 173-37 Special order
Pullman-Standard B&O/KCS/MP 14-4 Sleeper (Plan 4153) R 173-28 $34.75 
Pullman-Standard Illinois Central/B&O 10-6 Sleeper Plan 4167      
(IC "C" series, B&O 7040-49, NKP & C&O add corrug. sides) R 173-41 $34.75 
Pullman-Standard Smoothside Dome (Plan 7551 for Wab, MP, B&O, IC, N&W, SR) C 173-64 $34.75 
Southern Pacific/Northern Pacific P-S 10-6 Sleeper Plan 4140C      
(SP 9030-52, NP 364-65) for Cascade pool and other trains R 173-51 Discontinued
Southern Pacific PS Gallery Suburban Car Kit (SP 3731-45)   173-49 Discontinued
Union Pacific Challenger 48-Seat Chair Car (5331-65) R 173-31 $34.75 
Union Pacific 1937 Challenger 56-seat Chair Car (5200-5211) T1 173-67 $34.75 
Union Pacific/C&NW/Wabash ACF "Western"/"Blue" 12-4 Sleeper T1 173-69 $34.75 
Union Pacific ACF 44-seat Coaches (5450-87)      
(Also CNW, GN, GTW, SEMTA, NJDOT, ATK) R 173-40 Special Order
Union Pacific ACF Dome Diner (8000-09) R 173-22 Discontinued
Union Pacific ACF Dome Mid-train Lounge (9000-14)      
(one-piece Rivarossi/AHM dome coach overlay, boxed) R 173-26 Discontinued
Union Pacific ACF Dome Observation Lounge (9000-14)      
(as above with end windows, boxed) R 173-36 Discontinued
UP/C&NW/GN ACF Baggage-Mail (UP 5900-02, C&NW 8225-26,       
GN 37-44) (includes six separate brass doors of two sizes) R 173-43 Discontinued
Basic Body Kit with pewter end castings, wood roof, wood floor, centersill, instruct.   173-101 $11.75 
Deluxe Body Kit with lost-wax brass end castings,      
copper/fiberglass floor, wood roof, instructions   173-102 Discontinued
Pewter end castings for PS/ACF lightweight flat-top cars (pair)   173-200 $6.25 
Lost-wax brass castings for PS/ACF lightweight cars (pair)   173-201 Discontinued
3' Two-window etched brass baggage-mail door (pair)   173-300 $5.95 
5' Three-window etched brass baggage-mail door (pair)   173-301 Discontinued
3' One-window etched brass Milwaukee Road RPO door (pair) 173-302 $5.95 
8' One-window etched brass Milwaukee Road Baggage-Express door (pair) 173-306 $6.50 
8' Two-window etched brass Milwaukee Road Baggage-Express door (pair) 173-303 $5.95 
5' Three-window etched brass Northern Pacific Baggage door (pair) 173-304 $5.95 
7' Three-window etched brass Northern Pacific Baggage door (pair). 173-305 $5.95 
8' One-window etched brass Great Northern Baggage door (pair) 173-307 $6.50 
HO Notes and Letter Codes:      
"B" overlays Bachmann full-dome car body      
"C" overlays Con-Cor body of appropriate type (Budd dome, sleeper)      
"R" overlays Rivarossi body of appropriate type, or our Basic Body Kit      
"E1" may be used with Eastern Car Works core kit #1200, or our Basic Body Kit.
"E2" may be used with Eastern Car Works core kit #1299, or our Basic Body Kit
"T1" may be used with Train Station Products PS/ACF core kit #807, or Body Kit.
"T2" may be used with Train Station Products Budd core kit #806.
"W" may be used with certain Walthers car bodies or Basic Body Kit
       
N-Scale Side Sets (listed alphabetically):      
See notes below for letter codes.      
  Code Item No. N List Price
Chicago & North Western 400 Coach (3431-76) Also GN, NP, CB&Q) A 173-501 Special Order
Chicago & North Western "Northern" 16-3-1 Pullman A 173-506 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder & Western Star Mail-Baggage (1100-1104) A 173-563 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder Baggage-Dorm (1200-1205) A 173-518 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder 48-Seat Coach (1215-31, SP&S 350) A 173-512 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder 60-Seat Coach (1209-1214, BN) A 173-514 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder Budd Dome Coach (1320-31, SP&S) C 173-520 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder "Ranch" Coffee Shop (1240-1245) A 173-510 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder "Lake" Dining Car (1250-1255) A 173-515 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder "Pass" 6-5-2 Sleeper (1370-1384) A 173-513 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder "River" Pullman (1260-74, SP&S 702) A 173-511 $24.75 
Great Northern Western Star "Glacier" 16-4 PS Sleeper (1181-88) A 173-525 $24.75 
Great Northern Empire Builder "View" Great Dome Lounge (1390-95) B 173-527 $24.75 
Great Northern Winnipeg Ltd. "Club" 8-2 PS Buffet Lounge Sleeper (1198-99) A 173-562 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder PS Baggage-Mail (1100-04) w/skirts A 173-577 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder 60-Seat PS Coach (1110-series) w/skirts A 173-574 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder 48-Seat Coach (1120-series) w/skirts A 173-571 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder Lunch Counter Lounge Dorm (1140-44) w/skirts A 173-573 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder Dining Car (1150-series) w/skirts A 173-575 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder "Pass" 8-4-4 Pullman (1160-series) A 173-568 $24.75 
Great Northern 1947 Empire Builder "Glacier" 16-4 Pullman (1170-series) w/skirts A 173-570 $24.75 
Great Northern Internationals & Red River 60-Seat ACF No-office Coach (1116,1118, 1138, 1139) w/skirts A 173-576 $24.75 
Great Northern Internationals, Red River & Dakotan ACF Cafe-Coach (1145-46) w/skirts A 173-578 $24.75 
Illinois Central 11-Bedroom "B" Pullman (PS 4168A) A 173-542     $24.75 
Illinois Central 56-Seat PS Coach (IC 2614-40) unskirted A 173-544     $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha RPO-Express (1208-1230) A 173-552 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1947 60' Postal (2152-2153) with integral doors A 173-559 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Baggage-Dorm (1309-14) with integral doors A 173-557 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 85' Baggage-Dorm Rebuilds (1350-52, 1354) with integral doors A 173-579 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha 75' Express (1317-1329) with integral doors A 173-554 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha Coach (480-497, 535-551) A 173-502 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha "Valley" Parlor (190-197) A 173-503 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha Tap-Lounge (162-167, 172-173) A 173-553 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Hiawatha 40-seat Diner (115-126) A 173-555 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road 1948 Pioneer Ltd. "Grove" Cafe-Parlor (180-185) Retooled 11/2008 A 173-560 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Touralux 14-section sleeper (5740-51) A 173-558 $24.75 
Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Touralux-Coach sleeper-coach (5770-75) A 173-566 $24.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Mail-Dorm (425-29, CB&Q 430) A 173-550 $23.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Water-Baggage full skirts (400-404, CB&Q 405) A 175-556 $24.75 
Northern Pacific 56-Seat Coach (NP 500-517, SP&S 301-305) A 173-530 $24.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Leg-Rest Coach (NP 588-97, CB&Q, SP&S 300) A 173-504 $24.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. Deluxe Coach (586-587) A 173-572 $24.75 
Northern Pacific/CB&Q North Coast Ltd. Travelers Rest Lounge A 173-519 $24.75 
Northern Pacific PS Diner (NP 450-457) A 173-561 $24.75 
Northern Pacific/CB&Q North Coast Ltd. "Holiday Lounge (487-493) A 173-565 $24.75 
Northern Pacific North Coast Ltd. 8-6-3-1 Pullman (350-63, CB&Q 480-2,SP&S 366) A 173-505 $24.75 
Northern Pacific/SP&S North Coast Ltd. 4-4-4 Budd Dome Sleeper CD 173-524 $24.75 
Pennsylvania P-85B 44-Seat "Jeffersonian" Coach (PRR 4100-41, 4068-91) A 173-532 Special Order
PRR/N&W/RF&P/L&N 10-6 PS Sleeper (Plan 4140)      
(PRR "Rapids", N&W "County", RF&P "King", L&N "River") A 173-533 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "American" 6-6-4 Pullman (Plan 4099)      
(ATSF, UP, CNW, SP, CRIP, MP, ERIE, IC) A 173-509 $24.75 
Pullman-Standard "Imperial" 4-4-2 Pullman (Plan 4069)      
(PRR, NYC, UP, CNW, SP, CN, IC, CRIP) A 173-516 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "Cascade" 10-5 Pullman (Plan 4072)      
(PRR, NYC, B&O, SP, ATSF, CP) A 173-517 Special Order
Pullman-Standard "County" 13-bedroom Pullman (Plan 4071 for PRR, NYC, SP) A 173-521 $24.75 
Pullman-Standard B&O/KCS/MP 14-4 Sleeper (Plan 4153) A 173-528 $24.75 
Pullman-Standard Illinois Central "C" /B&O "River" 10-6 Sleeper Plan 4167      
(NKP & C&O add corrugated overlay) A 173-541 $24.75 
Pullman-Standard Smoothside Dome (Plan 7551 for Wab, MP, B&O, IC, N&W, SR) C 173-564 $24.75 
Southern Pacific/Northern Pacific P-S 10-6 Sleeper Plan 4140C      
(SP 9030-52, NP 364-65) for Cascade pool and other trains. A 173-551 $24.75 
Union Pacific 1937 Challenger 56-seat Chair Car (5200-5211) A 173-567 $24.75 
Union Pacific/C&NW/Wabash ACF "Western"/"Blue" 12-4 Sleeper A 173-569 $24.75 
Union Pacific ACF Dome Diner (8000-8009) Closeout 4 left K 173-522 $8.00 
Union Pacific ACF Dome Mid-train Lounge (9000-9014)      
(one-piece Kato dome coach overlay) Closeout 10 left K 173-526 $8.00 
Union Pacific ACF Dome Observation Lounge (9000-9014)      
(as above, with end windows) K 173-536 Discontinued
     
N-Scale Notes and Letter Codes:      
"A" overlays American Ltd. Models #8010 and #8015 core kits     $16.95 
"AC" overlays American Ltd. core kit or Con-Cor coach or sleeper.      
"B" overlays Bachmann full-dome car body.      
"CD" overlays Con-Cor Budd dome coach.      
"K" overlays Kato dome coach body.    
 
"Indiana, Minnesota, and Early Amtrak Railroad Memories: 1964-72". Classic color railroad films, narrated, in NEW TWO-DISC DVD Second Edition, with brief added chapters on SP & UP, and 121miutes of previews of next DVD's from 1970's railroading. Approximate running time 123 minutes. Price reduced to $22.75 on May 1, 2014.
Chapter Titles and durations: Burlington Route and BN (15:56); Chicago-IC, CRIP, ATSF, C&WI (7:48),Chicago & Eastern Illinois (0:43), CSS&SB (0:36), Great Northern and BN (6:25), Lafayette, IN-PC (NYC)-N&W (Wabash & NKP)-Monon (9:41), Monon (4:22), Milwaukee Road (5:30), Northern Pacific (11:32), Northfield, MN-MILW, CRIP, MN&S, CGW (7:00), Peoria & Eastern-NYC (6:51), St. Paul-NP, GN, CB&Q, MILW, CRIP, C&NW, SOO (17:07), Early Amtrak-BN, MILW, PC, ATSF (12:41), SP (1:33), UP (0:48)  Previews of future DVD's (12 minutes).  See below for additional details. 
 Photograph Sample
  173-412   

$22.75, plus $2.75 shipping on direct orders 

Chicago Burlington and Quincy (Burlington Route) vista dome and trackside views along the route from Chicago to St. Paul, including Aurora, Oregon, Savanna, LaCrosse and the scenic Mississippi R.  Features the "Twin Zephyrs", "North Coast Ltd", and "Empire Builder".  Scenes at the NP's Northtown Roundhouse in Minneapolis.  Morning trains at St. Paul Union Depot, in July, 1966, during an airline strike.  Rock Island "Twin Star Rocket" and "Zephyr Rocket" in Northfield, Dundas, and St. Paul, MN.  Milwaukee Road, Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern, and Rock Island freight trains in Northfield and Dundas.  Cab ride on the Northern Pacific "Mainstreeter" from St. Paul to Western Minnesota in August, 1966.  NP "North Coast Limited" in Glendive, Montana, August, 1966.  Cab ride on the Minneapolis Northfield and Southern from Northfield to Randolph over the Chicago Great Western. Brief shot of CGW RS-2 on freight in Northfield. Winter trip eastbound from Portland on the "North Coast Limited" in 1967.  Mainline activity on a summer evening at Newport, Minnesota in 1968.The Great Northern "Dakotan" westbound at Alexandria, MN in 1969.  BN-Great Northern "Empire Builder" trip in Washington and Montana in June, 1970.Union Pacific combined "Cities Domeliners" in June, 1970 and in Northern Illinois.  Burlington Northern passenger scenes from the dome and along the upper Mississippi River, with musical epilogue. 
Monon and Peoria & Eastern (NYC) trains in Crawfordsville, IN.  Monon "Thoroughbred" into Chicago in 1964. Illinois Central passenger trains at Central Station in Chicago. Railroad scenes taken from the YMCA Hotel roof in Chicago.  Penn Central (NYC) "James Whitcomb Riley" and "Indianapolis Special" in Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN.  Norfolk & Western "Wabash Cannonball" at Lafayette and Danville, IL, Chicago & Eastern Illinois "Danville Flyer" at Danville, Hoopeston, IL. Passenger train switching scenes at Dearborn Station in Chicago. Rock Island, Santa Fe, Milwaukee Road, Chicago & North Western, Illinois Central passenger trains at Central Station in Chicago, South Shore and other railroad scenes in Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Minnesota. Early Amtrak passenger trains in Chicago, the Twin Cities, and in Northern Illinois. C&NW, MILW, RI, BN Freight trains at Dayton's Bluff & Pigs Eye yards in St. Paul., Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern, Rock Island and Milwaukee Road in Northfield, MN.  SP "Cascade" in Albany, OR in 1968.  Shots from window of "City of Los Angeles" in June, 1970.
Previews of and from trains in Northern Illinois, Colorado ("Rio Grande Zephyr"), Western Canada ("Canadian" and "Super Continental") and Toronto in 12-minute Preview Chapter.
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