LaBelle HO-85 Limited Run "Once Only" Powered D&RGW Gasoline Rail Motor Car Kit HO Scale
LaBelle HO-85 Limited Run "Once Only" Powered D&RGW Gasoline Rail Motor Car Kit
LaBelle Woodworking Company is one of the oldest companies still offering wooden model railroad kits. The Company dates back to 1947 and originated in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The first review of their passenger cars appeared in Model Railroader in January of 1960. LaBelle moved from Oconomowoc to Watertown to Fairchild, all in Wisconsin. The company was then moved to Pendleton, Indiana and continues to this day producing kits in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This impossibly rare complete, powered Motor Car kit was manufactured in the original Oconomowoc facility. The actual Production Date is unknown.
This Car was modified from a D&RGW Combine Car #502 by Oneida Manufacturing of Green Bay, Wisconsin and saw service mainly between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, Colorado.
Mint Condition with near-Mint Original Box and Instructions.
Powerful Fly Wheel Can Motor Drive System.
Cast Metal Trucks.
Green & Clear Plastic Window Glazing Included.
Precision Wood & Metal Parts.
Sealed and stored in air-tight Plastic Bag.
Microscale D&RGW Decal Set.
Brass Headlight & Taillight Fixtures w/Mini-Bulbs, Diodes and Wiring.