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FYI;   Even though the RTR (ready to run) cars say they are , the fact is they are  made for 0n3 and not 0n30. The company includes 0n30 wheels and axles and as such I need to  chop parts off the bottom to run with the more narrow wheel sets, and change the couplers. I use the San Juan Evolution couplers 0n3 couplers on all the rolling stock.

The Passenger cars are Bachmann cars which I have repainted  and re lettered with, what else, the MR&L road name.  New tarpaper roofs and coupler lift bars were added.

Drop Bottom Gondolas from San Juan Car Co.   Cars #794. #795, #796, 

Two San Juan Gondolas. One RTR and the other a kit which I substituted wood sides for the plastic ones.

The oil cars are RTR from San Juan. Two of them I re lettered for the MRL.

New box cars and flat cars for the logging part of the layout as these are only 28ft cars along with a new logging caboose. These cars are wood kits from the Mt Blue Model Co.

This flat car is a SanJuan car which had a model T car on it. Too small of scale for O scale.

The Logging cars. I have 9 of these on the layout. They started life as San Juan log car kits, but after building one they were too long by 2”. And they had plastic frames, which some were warped. I made new ones from wood and use the parts from the kit to finish them off.

Caboose 1603 is a Bachmann short. Caboose 035 is a San Juan Car Co short caboose kit.

Rolling  Stock

Without Rolling Stock a Railroad goes nowhere, except like mine around in a dog-bone circle. Commodities need to move and we need something to pull behind our expensive engines.  At first I had the Bachmann  cars, still have some of them. They were rolling all over the layout. As the new MR&L took over a new batch of rolling stock was needed and obtained.  The San Juan Car Co fit the bill  but not the pocket book.   I bought almost a whole tax returns worth one year, and have 10 cars operating with 34 more in a box waiting to be built. 

I have  a Loco Painters Rotary snow plow with about 3,000 casting to put together some day also.

I am going to show you here several kinds  of the rolling stock that the MR&L has in their inventory. These are what were formerly the cars of the D&RGW, which was acquired by the MR&L.

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