First up was a tank car model by Limco, first mentioned in The Model Craftsman in February of 1937. This I model has already been featured in American OO Today with early advertising here and also an example of this very rare model may be seen here. It was the first tank car produced in OO.
The March issue of The Model Railroader has an interesting item included in the article by Robert LeMassena on the NYSME show. Besides noting that “The OO gauge Little Island RR. has been rejuvenated with new additions” he also has this item on a new manufacturer.
Continental Models of Brooklyn displays OO gauge equipment. One interesting locomotive to be seen there is a cross between a Reading and a Pennsy. Either kits or finished models are sold by the company.The review is quoted in this prior article, and it was advertised with this advertisement with a photo in the May issue. Click on the photo for a better view. As noted in my longer article on this model, the model is not quite a PRR E-6--it is actually a freelance version of PRR K-4/K-5 Pacific, but built as an Atlantic. This was the only model produced by Star-Continental and was by 1940 produced by Nason.
This is the first flat car that was produced in OO. According to the 1939 catalog,
The sides are letterd for Chicago and Northwestern or Baltimore & Ohio and are complete with rivet detail. A bronze underframe is furnished to give the car weight. The stake pockets are stamped and formed brass and require no drilling as the holes for fastening to the car side are stamped in. Flat Dimetal end beams and ASSEMBLED trucks are provided. The kit also includes milled and wood floor, stamped brass brake wheel, formed steps and grab irons, all necessary wood and machine screws, and complete construction drawings.
When we return to this series a focus will be on the actual market share OO had in 1937.
Continue to Part III of 1937 Series