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 Posted: Thu Mar 28th, 2013 02:46 am
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Herb...
you sure hit the nail on the head...one quick google search for Railway Express baggage Cart came up with this:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1361070
That's identical to mine....and that's in great shape....this has been a pretty cool day guys, wish I'd of found Free Rails years ago....course I knew that before today!

Charles, I might just have to start searching for one of those small kits you mentioned...sounds interesting! Thanks everyone...



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 Posted: Thu Mar 28th, 2013 02:39 pm
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:moose: model railroader sept 1987 page80



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Came across a sketch last night of a REA wagon, being pulled by a  industrial type tractor.

Exactly the same as your wagon, except that the iron wheels are thin rim, small round spoke, and look to be 18-20" diameter.

See--   http://www.tarheelpress.com/BaggageCart/ for what the wheels looked like

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Thanks Charles...I'll start digging and see if I have that issue for sure...I appreciate you taking the time to find that for me!

Herb, for some reason I can't get your link open but computer is acting up right now and I think it might be an "AOL thing". I'll sure check on it later again though...

By the way, I've had alot of tractors, including a couple Gibsons, but never was lucky enough to find a Porsch! I live in a rural area though, if I bring home a Porsch tractor they just may kick me out of the neighborhood :-) They're pretty neat tractors...years ago I had briefly a Holder C500, I've always thought seriously about finding an old Holder C6000 and fixing it up...no matter how small or how big Holders are sure well built tractors...



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forgot i have a ford 850 in the back yard it belongs to my brother



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Charles...
Just about any Ford tractor I can think of sure was built strong and built to last! I always wanted to find something like an 850 but with the Elenco 4WD unit on the front, that would be an amazing tractor! I'm not looking too hard anymore though, I have a rule, try not to bring tractors home that are very hard to push around when they don't start, and that one is definately in that category.



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Herb, for some reason I can't get your link open but computer is acting up right now and I think it might be an "AOL thing". I'll sure check on it later again though...

Herb's link has an extra space at the end.   When you load it in your top bar, go to the end of the link and delete the space and then re-load.   Works fine then.



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Thanks, Dave!

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Dave, thanks from me too! I guess this time I was cussing out America Online for nothing :-) I just got ther link open thanks to you, sure looks like a neat project! Now I don't feel so bad about doing so much on my cart!



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Hey guys...had a little extra time here & there, been back working on the wagon, thought I'd share some photo's here...probably a little "over done", but turning out fairly nice so far....

[img]http://freerails.com/[/img]

 



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