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Do someone knows where I can find small passenger cara, specially the unpowered ones for Kato Pocket Train (steam)? Specially at eBay.

I want to build a small consist with a steeple cab... but is hard to find small passengers (and shorty ones need to change trucks).

 

Thanks in advance!

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disturbman

That would be difficult, even on YJA. I would recommend you look into Tomytec's Nostalgic Railway Collection, it features similar coaches or buy early German coaches. Changing the trucks on Shorties is very easy and straightforward.

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Giugiaro

I was also going to suggest the usual suspects: German two axle coaches, like the Donnerbüchse or earlier.

 

I just didn't say anything the first time I came around because I looked it up first and I was shocked with the prices of new ones!

 

This listing on ebay is much more pocket friendly, although I would advise to check the ones with the shorter wheelbase.

I'm afraid the longer Donnerbüchse are too long for Pocket Line curves.

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disturbman

Yes, their prices wouldn't be very wallet friendly if buying from abroad. The best for most German rolling-stock is to visit a model railway fair in Germany or a local model railway shop. Prices are usually much better than on eBay for second-hand models.

I still think the Nostalgic Railway Collection is the best shot.

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Giugiaro
On 6/23/2022 at 9:19 AM, disturbman said:

Prices are usually much better than on eBay for second-hand models.

 

Off-topic, but I found this set of 6 Silberling coaches on Ebay costing 130€. That's less than the 150€ for a similar order I did of new Carel et Fouché coaches at a 25% discount.

 

Is it reasonable or should I wait for my visit to Berlin in September to see if I could get a better offer?

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disturbman

 

25€ per car seems reasonable to me.
 

I went to a shop this week as I had an hour to kill before an appointment, but I didn’t look at the price of second hand coaches. I don’t remember how they go for. I just quickly browsed their second hand loc selection.

 

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I would buy them if you are after that specific assortment. Otherwise, wait until you can see what you can score here.

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