News: Passenger Cars

This report lists passenger cars that are available or in the works. This also covers parts that are available for detailing passenger cars.

December 25, 2019

F&M, P&R RPO Baggage Cars - Portland Locomotive Works

Portland Locomotive Works announced that the Franklin and Megantic Railway (F&M) and Phillips and Rangeley Railroad (P&R) two-foot-gauge RPO baggage car kits in S-scale are now being manufactured. These cars moved to the SR&RL when it took over those lines. These four versions will be produced:

F&M original two-window
F&M combine smoker 4-window
F&M RPO baggage
P&R RPO baggage

The kits will have a one-piece accurate roof, one-piece end castings, and appropriate door castings and decals. If you are interested in either of these, contact Gary Kohler at or 330-719-0264. Only as many as pre-ordered are going to be produced.
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November 28, 2019

Possible Aluminum Passenger Car Sets - Sunset Models, Inc.

Santa Fe Model

Photo shows their previous O-scale model.

PRR Model

Photo shows their previous O-scale model.

NYC Model

September 26, 2018 Scott Mann, owner of Sunset Models (and Golden Gate Depot), has worked out a deal with his Chinese manufacturer that would allow the possible manufacture of S-scale passenger car sets. He explicitly states that this is not for individual cars, but for 6-to-8 car sets. They are taking reservations now (see link) for the following sets:
- 1937 SF Super Chief (Budd) 6 Car Set
- 1948 NYC 20th Century 6 Car Set
- 1948 PRR Broadway Ltd. 6 Car Set
Additional add-on cars are also available. Photo shows their previous O-scale model.
Update: the project is still active and taking reservations. Currently not enough reservations have been made to start production. A total of 60 sets (about 500 cars) for the manufacturer to start producing them. "Scale" or "shorty" versions can all be produced from the same equipment, so that has no bearing on the overall total. The "shorty" version is currently not planned, but can be done if demand is there.
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November 03, 2019

Sn2 Trucks - Smoky Mountain Model Works

Sn2 Passenger Trucks

Smoky Mountain Model Works (SMMW) has manufactured Sn2 trucks before. They offer both freight and passenger trucks. They are thinking about doing another run of these, using the latest in production methods, which will reduce the number of parts required to assemble these truck kits. If you are interested in either of these, please contact Jim King at SMMW a.s.a.p., so that he can devote some time to completing this project.
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October 31, 2019


Port Lines Hobby Supply announces that they bought out the Scenery Unlimited stock of passenger car diaphragms. They are available for $4.50 a pair. You will find them listed on their web site under the "American Flyer Parts" section.
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