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Box Car -41' Steel
Box Car -51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Promo 51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Custom Series 51ft. Plug-Door
Box Car -Bicentennial 51'
Box Car -51' American Heritage Series
Caboose -Off Center Cupola
Caboose -Wide Vision
Caboose -Center Cupola
Caboose -Streamline Cupola
Coil Car
Flat Car 16-Wheels 200-Ton -48'
Flat Car with Loads -51'
Flat Car with Missile -52' Depressed Center
Flat Car with Culvert Pipes
Gondola
Grain Car -51'
Hi-Cube Box Car -41ft.
Hopper -Center Flow
Hopper -42' Quad
Mechanical Reefer -41'
Mechancial Reefer -51ft.
Old-Time Wood Reefer -41ft.
85' Full Domed Passenger Car
85' Budd Amtrak Fleet Coach
Auto Transporter
85' Tri-Level Car Carrier
Stock Car
Tri-Level Poultry Car
Tank Car -42ft. Single-Dome
Tank Car -42ft. 3-Dome
Tank Car -62ft. Triple Dome
Pulpwood Car
Pickle Car
Vinegar Car
Ore Car
Old West Freight Cars
Timeline

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Blue Jeans Special
No. 1088

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Chef Boyardee
 
No. 1081

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Dy-No-Mite
No. 1085
 
As with produciton examples of the Flying Eagle car, note the size difference in graffics found on this Dy-No-Mite car versus the catalog example.

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Flying Eagle
No. 1084
 
Compare the size of the graffics applied to the above production example Flying Eagle car against the catalog grouping of the six cars from Bachmann's 1980 catalog.

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Graffiti
No. 1087

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Old West Lines
No. 1086

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Red Ball Express
No. 1083

Custom Series 50' Plug Door Box Car
Smuckers
No. 43-1010-C6

Utilizing their 51ft. Plug-Door Box Car, Bachmann introduces the Custom Rolling Stock group in the company's 1980 catalog. The set is made up originally of six cars (Red Ball Express, Flying Eagle, Dy-No-Mite, Old West Lines, Graffiti, and Blue Jeans Special) for its 1980 introduction. The half dozen cars remains the same and is still listed as NEW in the Bachmann 1981 catalog. Bachmann stock number 1089 was listed as a dealer assortment of this group in 1980. The Blue Jeans Special and Dy-No-Mite cars are gone in the 1983 catalog, replaced by Chef Boyardee and Smuckers. Both of these cars added to the Custom Rolling Stock releases may have gotten their starts in promotional train set offerings from Bachmann. Bachmann changes its stock numbering system in 1982 and this group's assortment pack becomes 43-1008 and individual numbers on the cars are no longer listed in catalogs. The Red Ball Express and Flying Eagle fall out of the group as of the 1984 catalog. The remaining collection of four cars (Chef Boyardee, Old West Lines, Graffiti, and Smuckers) ride out the 1980s without change and last in catalogs through 1990.

Please note that this site was created for use by those with an interest in HO-scale model trains and does not represent the current Bachmann line available today. The author is not affiliated with, nor representing Bachmann in any way. I do not have items available for sale, nor do I have information regarding repair or replacement parts, etc.
This site is intended for your enjoyment and information only.