Re: Throwback Tuesday: Varney Metal Freight Car Kits
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Nice work, Bob!
Is that the original kit underframe or an Accurail replacement?
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Tuesday: Varney Metal Freight Car Kits
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.
Varney freight car ad, January 1954 issue of Model Railroader.