Page originated 01/1999
Page Last Update: 02/26/2018

O SCALE ITEMS FOR SALE

These web pages list the O scale items that Rod Miller has for sale.

Note that any parts shown below are those that are that have come into my posession as part of operating my business, and that are not something for which I want to provide an ongoing supply; e.g., they are excess. I also have ongoing stock in parts that have been developed for my business and that I offer for sale; you can see them at this page.

Please return as from time to time as I will add to this list items from my personal collection that no longer fit my personal modeling interests, and items from my business operations that I find to be excess.

A simple way to determine if any new items have been added is to check the Last Update date at the top of this page - if it is more recent than your last visit, I have updated items.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me:

rod@rodmiller.com (use this email for PayPal)

Rod Miller
876 Boyce Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-3003

Personal checks are OK if I know you - please verify with me first.

If you buy more than one item I will do my best to combine them in packages in order reduce the shipping cost.

LOCOMOTIVES

KEY IMPORTS ALCO PA AND PB UNIT F/P SP DAYLIGHT SNOWPLOW PILOT

For sale is a pair of Key Imports ALCO PA and PB units factory painted for SP Daylight. These are personal locos. These locos have been test run only and accumulated a minor layer of dust before being put into closed storage for some time; the models were not in the original boxes during this time which was about 15 years. When I took them out for photos I was reminded that they are amazingly smooth and quite runners with coasting gearboxes. The original boxes (photo of the ends below) are in near new condition and have the original styrofoam including recesses for the model. The original foam wrapping is also enclosed.

These were built by Samhongsa which I am told identifies them as the first run of these models by Key.

These are very nice models. The paint work is smooth and crisp. They run well. There are small details like the wind wings on the cab side windows and directional backup lights on the rear of the A and one end of the B. In reverse only the number boards are lit on the front of the A (and of course the backup lights on the rear of the units is lit).

Prior to test running them I made the following upgrades:

  1. Moved the lighting control board in the A unit from where is was mounted under the cab. This was because the board was causing the unit to sit high at the front truck.
  2. Painted the faces of the wheels a dark rust color (Floquil Rail Brown). This was because I don't like shiny wheel faces on working locos.
  3. Added pickup wipers to two axles on both sides of all trucks and wired them directly into the lighting control board. This was for more reliable operation.
  4. Added a shim under a coupler on the B to get the coupler at the right height.
  5. Installed KDs all around including replacing the drawbar between the units (drawbar was retained and is in the A unit box).

Price is $2250 plus insured shipping by a carrier of the buyer's choice (I recommend USPS overnight) to the lower 48. I will ship overseas for an additional cost. Pay by personal check (allow 2 weeks), EFT, or credit card (add 3%).

Here is a video of the units running. The camera isn't very steady because I was holding it in one hand and the Aristo-Craft wireless DC throttle in the other. The thing to notice is the smoothness and quietness of operation. Starts are smoother than what you see, again partly because I didn't have enough hands and partly because I wasn't paying attention to operating the throttle for smooth starts.

The video is a very large file and will take a long time to load. Once it starts loading don't wait for it, do something else. Come back after it has loaded and played to the end, then use your cursor to move the progress bar back to the beginning and then click play. The video should then play to the end without interruption.

Video of the units running.

If there you need any additional images please let me know and be specific about what you want to see.

ROLLING STOCK

AtlasO PRR X29 Box Car lettered for Railway Express Agency service>
A critical PRR fan told me these cars, a joint project with Middle Division, were very accurate. Car is new, never out of the box. $50 plus S&H.


Intermountain WP Merchandise Service box car kit
A very interesting and colorful scheme $30 + S&H.


One Max Gray, One U.S.Hobbies # 246 Plug Door Reefer
New, MG (pictured below) is tarnished has only truck mounting screws, USH is mostly clear brass, has all the parts. $60 each + S&H


Corgi PE Streetcar, PE "Fruit Salad" scheme, 1/50, NIB
New. $50 + S&H


W.A.Drake 6000 Gallon 2 Dome Tank Car, Conoco, NIB, KDs, weathered black plastic trucks with plastic wheelsets
New. $300 + S&H



In a move the forgotten archive of O Scale West (OSW) show cars was discovered. In the past OSW produced one, sometimes two, special run and correct, cars for each year's show. These cars are now for sale; all are in their original box. Many of these cars are long out of production and have become hard to find. The following cars are available:

AtlasO PFE Ice Sevice Reefer, 2-rail
Not an archive car but is part of the special run OSW cars that are for sale. This is the most recent special run OSW show car lettered for PFE (black and white double heralds scheme) Ice Service, $70 + S&H

Last one!

Weaver double door steel side box car, metal wheelsets
2-rail RTR, UP two tone gray Express Service, UP9171, minor water damage to box, $40 + S&H

AtlasO USRA single sheathed box car
2-rail RTR, Southern Pacific, SP 26532, $40 + S&H

AtlasO ACF 70 Ton Covered Hopper Car
2-rail RTR, Southern Pacific Red Gothic Lettering, SP 400287, $40 + S&H

AtlasO single sheathed 50 foot double door box car
2-rail RTR, Southern Pacific Automobile, SP 68673, $40 + S&H

PARTS AND OTHER KITS

Mine Hoist Sheaves, 8' 6" diameter, each kit includes sheave, pillow blocks, simulated cable
New. Both for $10 + S&H


Variac, 2.5 Amps
Used,with wire leads terminated with screw lugs. $40 + S&H



Hair pin spring with mounting nuts.
21, new, for solenoid switch machines, the nuts will prevent accidental dislodging of the spring, very nicely done. All 21 for $21 + S&H


1/48 scale Beech Bonanza kit by Minicraft. Unopened kit.
An iconic aircraft of the post-WW II era. Good flat car load with the wings parallel to the body. $25 plus $10 S&H.


PSC 9118 Pullman style passenger car truck
Cast frame, 8' 4" wheelbase, bottom equalized and fully sprung, 36" wheels, also used on round roof (AKA Harriman) passenger cars. $30 + $10 S&H.


ACE passenger car truck kit
"hat" journal, 2 brake cylinders per side. Kit is complete. Have 2 kits. $30 per kit, S&H for one or both kits.


8 foot Youngstown (left) and 6 foot Superior doors
molded in various colors, plastic. Have 1 pair of the 8 foot doors, 5 pair of the Superior doors. The Superior doors have a rough surface, all other doors are smooth. You can see in the Superior door the multiple colored plastic used in molding these items. Everything (all items in the three photos below) for $20 + $10 S&H.


6 foot Youngstown doors, molded in various colors, plastic. Have 4 pair of these doors.


Tack and routing boards, molded in various colors, plastic. Have enough for 16 cars.


STRUCTURE KITS

Nothing available right now.

OTHER ITEMS

Nothing available right now.

CONTACTING ME

Interested in learning more about 2-rail O scale? Please visit the O Scale Kings web pages.

These web pages were designed and implemented by Rod Miller.