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I have no idea who makes this.







Interesting, no brake wheel!
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Looks like a Life-Like I had had when I was a kid. I sold the set a few years ago, but I'm pretty sure that's the exact car with that set.

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I find this same Dubuque 40' Reefer in Life-Like catalogs in the 1970's. It carries the UTRX 4750 reporting marks in the LL cats too.

Don't see it listed with a separate stock number by Life-Like during this time. It's in train sets and shown in the '79 Life-Like catalog as the example pic of the Reefer. Life-Like also did this Reefer in Wilson and Swift according to the '79 catalog.

The "Made in Taiwan" surprises me a bit, but I'm not that knowledgable on Life-Like goodies.

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Hi Guys,
This is an early Life Like car made from the old Varney tooling.
The late Varney stuff was made in Taiwan.
I have a Varney F7 that was made in Taiwan with a Baltimore address on the box.
Apparently LL used leftover Varney stock in their early days.
Later in the 70's LL changed the cars to truck mounted couplers.
Hoping someone can make sense of what I wrote.[:D]

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I think I made sense of this. Since the couplers are body mounted this could be considered a Varney or Life-Like.
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Thanks for that info... I was originally going to say life-like as soon as I saw the first photo, but the trucks and couplers threw me.
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Imagine that... body-mount couplers and metal axles from back then! Why they created the Talgo-Trucks, I don't know.
I will agree on the Life-Like identity. I have a SWIFT model, myself. Car model number 1020. White body, white "Swift" letters on red banner, red lettering on car spec's. Black SRLX reporting marks.
I recognize the "Ratchet-bar" brake handle. Some of these models had a small loop on one end of the roof where the brake wheel is press-fitted in.
I also notice on the Bottom shot that the brake cylinder set is missing (or are they still somewhere in the box?) with the 3 partial holes. Sometimes, the "Life-Like" labling was molded between the two center frame beams.
And, I see that they still used the slightly inferior glue that basically melted the body floor. I'd still compliment the "hinge mold details."
What I don't get is, you can now buy Horn-Hook couplers in packs of 50 for $5 - $7... go figure!
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I have no idea who makes this.












Interesting there is no brake wheel!

Originally posted by New_York_Central - January 01 2007 :  12:53:17 AM

Brakewheel is a vital part of the car for sure.

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Interesting there is no brake wheel!
Originally posted by wks - January 29 2021 :  10:34:53 PM


There's a kind of hand brake that's set with a ratchet with a lever on it that's hinged to drop down next to the shaft when it's not in use. It appears that the model depicts that kind of brake. I don't know whether it's prototypical for a little wooden refrigerator car, and I really wouldn't want to perch on that little platform on the end of the car and heave on that lever, but that appears to be what the manufacturer had in mind.

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Interesting there is no brake wheel!
Originally posted by wks - January 29 2021 :  10:34:53 PM


There's a kind of hand brake that's set with a ratchet with a lever on it that's hinged to drop down next to the shaft when it's not in use. It appears that the model depicts that kind of brake. I don't know whether it's prototypical for a little wooden refrigerator car, and I really wouldn't want to perch on that little platform on the end of the car and heave on that lever, but that appears to be what the manufacturer had in mind.

Originally posted by scsshaggy - January 30 2021 :  08:49:24 AM


plus that was when no air brakes were used then & they had Brakemen running on the roofwalks to stop or slow the train down
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