Re: Throwback Tuesday: Varney Metal Freight Car Kits

Bob Chapman

Ben --

This may border on blasphemy, but I recently had some fun upgrading this Varney steel boxcar "legacy model" with new running boards, ladders, grabs, stirrups, handbrake, etc. -- as well as some paint correction on the door. Best of all -- it even resembles the MoPac prototype (if you don't look too closely).   

Those ads were very enticing in their day, and Varney's steel boxcars have good curb-appeal even today.


Bob Chapman 

Varney freight car ad, January 1954 issue of Model Railroader. 

Ben Hom

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