Coil Cars

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by JZesch, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    While searching for available N scale Frisco items that I don't have, I came across one web site that listed Evans 100 ton coil cars for Frisco made by Red Caboose. The site was Pacific Western Rail Systems ( out of Canada. The site said the coil cars were available in 2005 and of course the site says all sold out. The site listed 3 different 3-packs and one single car. This web site is the only one I have seen these coil cars listed on. Did these exist? Did Red Caboose make coil cars lettered for the Frisco?
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Not that I know of Jeff. If they were manufactured it would be news to me. Maybe Paul Bender could answer.

    Edit: Do you know the road numbers, if so let me know and I will check my matrix.

  3. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

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  4. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    Thanks. It was just that PWRS listed N scale coil cars on their site. I guess they were assuming that N scale would be produced also.
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  5. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    Red caboose actually was not merged into intermountain.

    I believe Atlas ended up with the O scale line. The HO scale line may have gone to Intermountain.

    I believe the N-scale line was purchased by Fox Valley Models.

    That said, there has never been an N-scale Coil car produced for the Frisco as far as I know.

  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Athearn did release N scale gondola cars with a coil load. That may be the one you are thinking about.

  7. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    No. I know and have the Athearn car. If you go and do a search for Frisco under N scale, it has 5 listings for Red Caboose coil cars. It even has a picture of one. They are pictured as box car red with the coil covers. It is numbered something like SL-SF 69050. That is where I got the idea that there might be Red Caboose Frisco coil cars. But from what everyone says here, they never existed.
  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I see what you are talking about on the website you mentioned. As far as I know they were never released. After a search, found the Red Caboose was sold to Fox Valley Models and there is no reference to Frisco coil cars or Red Caboose on their website.

    Sorry Jeff.

  9. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    No problems. I just want to try and document all possible N scale releases. If they never existed, then I don't have to worry about them. By the way, Joe, I am using your master list as a template and just updating from there. The work on that list by you has been tremendous.
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  10. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I need to update the matrix and post it. MicroTrains has released a couple of SW1500's and a caboose that are not on the matrix yet. They are on eBay currently. Are there any other released models that you know of?

  11. JZesch

    JZesch Member

    There are the tri-level auto racks from Athearn, among others. I will email you a copy of the roster I have been updating and you can compare that to what you have. It won't be until I get back to Boston though.
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  12. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Also 2 new yellow transfer cabooses from Bluford...

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