The Car Works – the second Importer

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A couple of Car Works model locomotives from the circa 1992 era, B&SR #7 and B&SR #8.

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A couple of Car Works model locomotives from the circa 2004 era, B&SR #6 and WW&FR #7.

Stan Richmond’s The Car Works burst on the Maine Two Foot scene late in 1990 with a range of offerings, shown here in the flyer below, which was probably picked up at the 1991 Whitman meet;-

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Here’s a review of the first two models taken from the November/December 1990 edition of the Gazette;-

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The Car Works has supported Maine Two Foot modelling in O scale with a number of models released at intervals;-

Road

Model

  Manufacturer

Year

Qty

Original Retail Price

Brass Guide Number

SR&RL

Parlor Car

#9 Rangeley W.B.M.

1990

130

$195

35622

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#7 F. M. Models

1990

 

$595

 

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#8 F. M. Models

1990

 

$595

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T

#10 FM Models

1991

85

$595

35664

SR&RL

Coach

#21/22 W.B.M

1991

120

$225

35623

SR&RL

Combine Rnd. Roof

#14 W.B.M

1991

30

$225

35624

SR&RL

Combine Cel. Roof

#14 W.B.M

1991

30*

$225

32625

SR&RL

Rail Bus (front truck)

#4 FM Models

1991

100

$365

35607

SR&RL

Rail Bus (extended)

#5 FM Models

1991

100

$385

35608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&SR

Coach

15/16 WBM Korea

1992

30/30?

$225

B&SR

Combine

31 WBM Korea

1992

30

$225

SR&RL

Coach

#17/18 W.B.M.

1993

 

$225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (early)

#23 Art Models

1996

 

$650

37852

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (early) fp

#23 Art Models

1996

 

 

37853

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (late)

#23 Art Models

1996

 

$650

37850

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (late) fp

#23 Art Models

1996

 

 

37851

 

SR&RL

Rail Bus (as built)

#5

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#6 Art Hobbies

2004

 

$750-825

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#8 Art Hobbies

2004

 

$750-825

37816

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (early)

#9 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#9 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

WW&F

Loco 2-4-4T (early)

#7 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

WW&F

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#7 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  
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The Car Works – SR&RL Railbus #4 (late)

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This view shows the drive arrangements of the #4 bus which were common with the larger #5.

Note that the prototype of this model also served on the Bridgton and Harrison line as their #3 after it was sold by the SR&RL receiver in 1935. It then made the move to Edaville where it had a varied career and was eventually sold into private hands in the early 1990’s when the original Edaville dissolved. It has been moved around by truck starring in a Phillips “Old Home Days” celebration and various guest performances around the preserved two foot lines in Maine.

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John Pearson’s factory painted Car Works SR&RL rail bus #4 and trailer, shown on Bob Harper’s Franklin module.

Updated 04-07-2016.