Globe Freight Car Models
Jan Berry <rberry@...>
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For some reason the e-bay address didn't work so I cannot comment on what
was offered for auction. What I can comment on is the Globe 40ft. Single
Door boxcar sitting on my desk right now.
I bought the car about forty to fortyfive years ago and must have built it
then or a few years later. Mine is Globe #4300C Rock Island Alum. Box and it
came in an attractive brown and buff colored box with a photo of an SP
freight on the boxtop. The kit is stamped aluminum fastened to a wood core.
I'm pretty sure I glued the wood box together and pinned everything else to
the wood using pins furnished to be stuck through small tabs. Anyway it sure
looks like the Rock Island Express Box, still in shiny metal. We'll overlook
the fact that the side seams aren't right and probably many other details
Richard H. Berry
----- Original Message -----
From: "Garth Groff" <ggg9y@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Globe Freight Car Models (was Kadee #58s)
Frank,metal cars under the Athearn brand name . . .
production by Irv - he just saw an opportunity to eliminate a competitor.
You have to be careful about descriptions on eBay; many people do not really
know the differences between Globe and Athearn cars. Any comments or
corrections of this info. welcomed.