Re: painted, wood RTR cars

Paul Koehler



You are correct “Pacific Traction” at least I got half of the name correct.  Thanks


Paul C. Koehler


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There was Pacific Traction {wood/painted/lettered/many roads) freight cars, produced  I believe by a doctor, as patient therapy, in San Diego......The cars were less trucks and couplers and I have a bunch still in their plastic bag..........They did both standard and narrow gauge cars and primarily distributed on the west coast and very nice for the 70's..........Once/twice a year I see some on ebay......Best, Jim W.


On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:51 AM, "'Paul Koehler' koehlers@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:





You might be thinking about “Pacific HO” out of San Diego they did produce wood cars like you describe that we very close to an SP 1 ½ single sheathed boxcar.  My recollection was that you had to decal them yourself.


Paul C. Koehler


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Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:14 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] painted, wood RTR cars



I dimly recall that a company advertised in Model Railroader early in the 1970s as selling RTR (no trucks) painted and lettered wood freight cars.  Does anyone recall the name of the company and more importantly, if they every produced any such cars?  I was in college at the time and could not determine a way that they could make money. 


gary laakso

south of Mike Brock


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