Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Heavyweight Passenger Cars for our Steamy - 07-23-17

Blog Entry by Bob - Photos by Bob & Mary


Heavyweight Passenger Cars

With all our rolling stock being from the modern age, we needed something from "Steamy" the locomotive's time for him to pull.  After riding on the St. Jacob's steam train in heavyweight passenger cars, Mary and I decided that we would try to find them for our layout.  Being that Aristocraft made them and they are no longer in production we knew we had a challenge on our hands.  There are 7 in the sets but we could only find 3 of 4 of them together from sellers in the Canada.  We found some sellers in the U.S., but trying to get them across the border would be very expensive.  A gentleman contacted us from about an hour and a half from our home saying he had 6 of them.  We withdrew the money and drove over to meet him.  Once we were there he said he found the 7th car in his possession. All the cars needed were kadee couplers and I am switching the lights from track power to battery power.  Hopefully soon we can set "Steamy" loose with his brand new passenger cars.








As you can see, MR. BOB is jumping for joy for the find of his newest train cars!  LOL







LOOKING FOR NEW OR USED G-SCALE ITEMS?  Check out WINONA GARDEN RAILWAY - will ship outside of Canada    www.wgrr.ca

TAKE A TRIP ON A STEAM TRAIN:    http://waterloocentralrailway.com/