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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Raymond Willey OO

There are cars out there that clearly were made but were even back in the day very rare and may well never turn up. For example, Raymond Willey, who had worked with Red Adams, advertised a “Complete Line” of OO in the April, 1935 issue of Model Railroader, and tie strip and a baggage car with assembled trucks in the May, 1935 issue.

Just as Red Adams 4-6-2 did actually sell a few of his locomotives before he sold the design out to Scale Craft, it is likely that a few of these Willey cars also made it out to the market. Will they ever be found? Maybe not, but every unusual car is worth a good, close look, who knows what it could be?

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