Metal Kit Models by Midgage Models

Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Baggage
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:67'
The extruded-aluminum cars were manufactured in the late 1940s-1950s. The kit consisted of cast white-metal ends, extruded magnesium skirts, and a wooden floor. Included were the Nimco sprung soft-metal truck kits with wheelsets. Dick built and painted the model, and added MHP diaphragms and Kadee HO-scale couplers. The second photo shows the unpainted model by Bob Werre. The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Photo #2
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The shorter version was intended for use on AF layouts.
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photo © Bob Graves
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The shorter version was intended for use on AF layouts.
Photo
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
Photo
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Dining
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The shorter version was intended for use on AF layouts.
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Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Dining
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Observation
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The shorter version was intended for use on AF layouts.
Photo
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Observation
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Roomette
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Extruded aluminum, white metal ends & trucks, wood floor. The shorter version was intended for use on AF layouts.
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Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Category:Passenger Car, Roomette
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
This 18-section car, termed by Midgage Models a "roomette", is one of several Pullman streamlined 1940s-era cars made by Midgage, and later re-released under the new owner's renamed company, "Sylvania Models". These kits, marketed in the late-1940s, early-1950s, consisted of extruded-aluminum carbodies, cast white-metal ends, extruded magnesium skirts, a wooden floor, sprung Nimco soft-metal four-wheel Commonwealth trucks, dummy couplers, and eight screws. The model shown has been extensively detailed. The original door, with a window inline with the rest of the car windows and delineated simply by vertical scribe marks, was cut out and replaced with styrene doors of the correct configuration. All the roof vets are handmade, as are the working diaphragms. Hand grabs, strap steps, and end railings were added. Trucks are American Models Commonwealth with B.T.S. brass details. Couplers are San Juan Car Shops "Evolutions". The models were described in the March 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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photo © Dick Karnes

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