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All-Nation 'O' scale 4-4-2 Atlantic and tender for 2-rail In the 1950's, 60's and 70's All-Nation manufactured or supplied kits and parts to a large segment of the 'O' Scale model railroading hobby. Over time, All-Nation added to its line by acquiring inventories, parts, tooling and dies of several other prominent 'O' scale 2-rail model manufacturers and suppliers that went bankrupt. All-Nation Manufacturing was owned by Jim Wilson from 1950 until 1959, with production based at the All-Nation Model & Coin Shop originally located at 182 North LaSalle St. in Chicago, IL. The hobby shop itself dated back to the 1920's and was once one of the country's finest hobby shops with an extensive line of model railroads in all gauges, as well as model ships and model airplanes.

All-Nation 'O' scale AT&SF 2-6-2 Prairie Loco & Tender for 2-rail The 'O' scale All-Nation line developed and evolved with the purchase of several scale model kit manufacturers whose products had been carried in the hobby shop. In the early 1950's, under Jim Wilson, All-Nation acquired General Models Corp., Atwater models and parts of Scale Model Railways to add to their manufacturing line. General Models Corp., under Joseph R. Matthews, had been selling an extensive line of 'O' scale wood and metal freight car kits and developed an EMD switcher in 1948. Atwater, under Frank Libuse, Jr., had developed an 'O' scale F style diesel in 1947. General Models eventually acquired Atwater. All-Nation also offered steam engine kits in the form of a ten wheeler Atlantic whose heritage can be traced to prewar Varney offerings and a 4-8-2 Mountain. The Atwater/General Models diesels that ended up carrying the All-Nation name were not All-Nation's creations. All-Nation bought the bankrupt General Models Corp. (GMC) in the early 1950's. Atwater Models came with that acquisition, having been a part of GMC. The 4-6-0 was orignally maketed by Varney about 1946/47, then sold to GMC Models who added other wheel arrangements. All-Nation picked up this tooling at the General Models Corp. bankruptcy sale in 1950. Cars from Scale Model Railways, the predecessor of Scale-Craft, previously owned and operated by Bill Lenoir and Jack All-Nation 'O' scale F-3 Kit Built Diesel Streamliner A and B units for 2-rail Ferris also became part of All-Nation. This acquisition consisted of dies for a cast aluminum C&O hopper, a cast aluminum C&O caboose, a cast aluminum box car, a cast aluminum reefer, a straight side sill flatcar, and an 8-wheel depressed center flatcar. These cars were considered to be state of the art in scale models for the 1930's, with the exception of a few minor flaws. All-Nation models were not super-detailed kits but they were fully accurate to the prototypes they represented.

Atwater was the company that produced the dies in the late 1940's for the F units that became part of All-Nation 'O' scale F-7 Diesel for 2-rail in Great Northern livery with CLW power chassis the All-Nation Line via the General Models acquisition. These diesels were well ahead of their time and many 'O' Scale modelers still run them on their model railroads today. Atwater Models developed the F-3 tooling and released the product in 1947. The F-3 loco bodies were made using pressure die-cast zinc alloy that included lots of detail. It came in 5 tongue-and-groove pieces. Literature proclaimed that the kit could be assembled with just a screw driver, as all holes were pre-drilled. The engines featured operating headlights, Mars light, number boards, and marker lights. Die-cast trucks with self-aligning replaceable bronze axle bearings in the truck journals were also featured. The engines included a Miller Laboratories permanent magnet motor for 2 rail DC operation, with the ability to utilize a rectifier for AC operation, and a wire addition to facilitate 3 rail operation. They used a hand reverse. The original Atwater-developed under-floor power trucks did not function consistently. General Models had been buying up other 'O' scale lines in the period 1946 to 1949 and subsequently acquired the Atwater tooling. General Models Corp. developed a more efficient power truck for the F-3. This product was later marketed for many years by All-Nation with the addition All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail F-7A & B Kit-built Diesel Streamliner detailed for the Western Maryland RR of a constant torque transmission. It was offered as a #1000 unpowered A unit for $39.95, a #1015 single motored A unit for $60.45, a #1001 unpowered B unit for $35.50, a #1017 single motored B unit for $56.50, and a #1919 double motored B unit for $67.50. 100's of the F-3's with 'Atwater' engraved in the dies were sold by General Models before they altered the dies to reflect their ownership. GMC later created the F-7 variation before going bankrupt in late 1950. The F-7 was similar to the older F-3, the differences being that the F-7 had two side windows instead of three, and a continuos grill strip. The trucks were attached to the body casting by plastic forms which were screwed to the body casting. The motor was center mounted on metal girders. The power truck was driven by a metallic flexible shaft to All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built F-7 A&B unit Diesels for 2-rail in Burlington livery the gear boxes. Brass bushings were used as bearings for the axles. The lower headlight could be left blank or drilled out. All-Nation offered the F-7 as either powered or dummy unpowered A or B units - $44.95 for a #8000 dummy A unit, $65.50 for a #8015 powered A unit, $41.45 for a #8001 dummy B unit, $61.50 for a #8017 single motored B unit and $73.50 for a #8019 dual motored B unit. A units could not be dual motored as the nose compartment housed the headlight and there was not enough room for a second motor. All-Nation made improvements to the original design by implementing a wheel equalization system that distributed the loco's weight across all trucks over an uneven track all wheels would remain in full contact with the rails. Truck assembly was now performed using clips so nuts and bolts were eliminated. Both the F-7 and F-3 were available with either tinplate or scale wheels.

All-Nation 'O' scale Die-cast Kit-Built Union Pacific A-B-A Diesel Units for 2-rail.

General Models Corp. had introduced their 'O' scale EMD 1,000 horsepower diesel yard switcher engine in 1948 and produced it until Dec. 11, 1950 when the company went into bankruptcy and All-Nation Hobby Shop of Chicago purchased their assets. All-Nation manufactured their 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 4-8-2, and 4-4-2 All-Nation 'O' scale EMD 1,000 HP Diesel Yard Switcher for 2-rail steamers into the late 1960's, and they also continued to make the popular F-3's, F-7's, along with the EMD switcher as well. The diesel engine was produced until 1982 by All-Nation when the shop was finally closed. Thomas Industries made a pickup slide for the 'O' gauge 1000 HP EMD diesel switcher manufactured by General Models Corp. The switcher did not bear any General Models Corp. markings, but the Thomas Industries name was embossed on the slide, which has confused collectors as to who made this diesel locomotive. It is believed however that the Thomas pickup slide appears only on models made by General Models Corp. from 1948 to 1950. The switcher was 11⅛" long, 3⅝" high and 2 9/16" wide. It weighed 4½ lbs. It was offered with either 4 or 8 wheel powered drive. The superstructure, truck side frames and accessory detail were all die-cast in Zamac #3. It featured a turned brass bell, plastic headlight lenses, turned handrail stanchions, preformed grab irons, handrails, stacks, horn, front and rear bulkheads and pilots. Kit versions were offered for 2-rail ($32) or 3-rail ($41). A custom assembled ready-to-run version cost $80, and a dummy unpowered unit was $10.95. Over time, All-Nation made modifications to the GMC EMD switcher by changing the permag vertical motor configuration to a horizontal implementation and by converting the worm drive to a chain drive system. The early All-Nation switchers kept the straight cut brass gears in the worm drive system initailly used by GMC, but later versions were fitted with constant torque helical style angled gears, prior to the sprocket and chain conversion.

All-Nation 'O' scale EMD 1,000 HP Kit-built Florida Southland Diesel Yard Switcher for 2-rail All-Nation 'O' scale EMD 1,000 HP Kit-built Milwaukee Road Diesel Yard Switcher for 2-rail All-Nation 'O' scale EMD NW2 Pennsylvania RR 1,000 HP Kit-built Diesel Yard Switcher
All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail die-cast Burlington CB&Q NW-2 EMD 1,000 HP Kit-built Diesel Yard Switcher All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail kit-built Reading RR GM EMD Switcher All-Nation 'O' scale EMD NW2 Missouri Pacific Diesel Switcher
All-Nation 'O' scale EMD NW2 IMRR 1,000 HP Kit-built Diesel Yard Switcher All-Nation 'O' scale EMD NW2 1000 HP Diesel Switcher #41 finished in red T.R.R.A livery All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail kit-built Algoma Central NW2 GM EMD Switcher

All-Nation O Scale 2-Rail Baltimore & Ohio 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler Steam Locomotive & Tender, Circa 1940's The 'old faithful' of the All-Nation line was the 4-6-0 (ten wheeler) loco. The kit was offered in many different configurations, including as complete with mechanism, boiler, cab and tender, or in separate sections, in AC or DC, for 2-rail or 3-rail operation. The running locomotive required a minimum 32" track radius. It was 11⅙" long, 3⅞" high, 2 11/16" wide and weighed 5Ĺ lbs. The complete 2-rail kit was $56.25, while the 3-rail kit sold for $60.50. The 4-6-2 Pacific by All-Nation was also offered in 2-rail or 3-rail, for AC or DC operation, and in either complete kit, as a separate mechanism, or boiler & cab assembly only, or tender only. It required minimum radius curves of 36", weighed 6Ĺ lbs., was 12¾" long, almost 4" high, and 2 11/16" wide. Drawbar pull was 20.8 ounces. The complete 2-rail kit was $69.50 while the 3-rail kit was $73.75.

All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 40' Wood Side Reefers
All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail PFE #20072 Western Pacific Reefer Wood shell circa 1987 All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built #3560 Southern Pacific PFE 40' Woodside Refrigerator Car Pre-war All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built #3567 Burlington Refrigerator Express #75389 40' wood shell reefer

All-Nation freight car construction was the same as its predecessor, General Models Corp., using wood bodies and brass or cast details. They did modify the roofs to use 2 pieces as opposed to the GMC 4-part roof. They also updated the reefer parts to include door hardware and changed the side ladders from 6 to 7 rung versions to be more to scale. The parts for the All-Nation freight car kits were sourced from various jobbers and suppliers. Truck patterns for the CB&Q caboose were modeled by Hank Balinski. The boiler for the 2-6-2 Prairie locomotive was machined by Cary Models. Original art work and paint colors for the models were provided by the railroads themselves. In 1959 Jim Wilson and his wife Leighia retired, selling the hobby side of the business to long time employee Bob Colson. Colson had started working there around 1946 when he returned home from military service during World War II. However, Wilson continued to handle all the box label printing for All-Nation Lines. Initially Colson intended only to sell off the remaining stock but hobby shop owners around the country convinced Colson to restart manufacturing of the line which included the F units, diesel switcher, Varney derived steamers and many freight car kits. Colson produced the line through the early 1970's with many additions and improvements including newer motors, a more powerful transmission unit, and a new ball joint coupling. Bob Colson, along with his wife Marsha and their sons Terrell and Bob Jr. ran the business until 1972. The hobby shop on LaSalle St. was closed and the business was relocated in 1961 to 220 West Madison Street in Chicago. In 1965 the hobby shop and the manufacturing business were incorporated separately. The manufacturing side of the business, now called All-Nation Line Co., was relocated into larger quarters at 1020 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge, IL. a suburb of Chicago.

All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 36' Wood Side Reefers
All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built #3580 Ralston-Purina 36' Wood Reefer All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built #3581 Wilson Car Lines #9321 36' Wood Shell Reefer circa 1986 All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail kit-built #3584 Schlitz 36' Wood Reefer Reefer #92230

During the 1960's Bob Colsonís All-Nation took over production of Model Structuresí extensive bridge, trestle, and tunnel portal line. This was a large library of plans and kits for all gauges. It included timber trestles for straights and curves, deck spans, riveted spans, Howe Truss Timber spans, single and double track through spans, and plate girder spans all modeled from various prototype rail roads that provided the data and drawings. Also during the 1960's All-Nation issued their Budd Rail Diesel (RDC) cars for 'O' scale. This kit came as an upainted powered unit for $24.95 or as an unpainted dummy unit for $6.50. 4-wheel RDC trucks were sold separately for $3.25. This was the first RDC car made for scale model operations in kit form, although it was really a 'shorty', not true scale in length. The body was made of polystyrine and the underbody detail was plastic. It was 14" long and could navigate 15" radius curves. It included all finished parts, die cast side frames and passenger silhouettes.

All-Nation 'O' scale 4-8-2 Mountain in Southern Green with Lobaugh drivers and tender The All-Nation 2-rail 'O' gauge 4-8-2 Mountain locomotive was 26½" long (as long as 3 box cars), 2¾" wide, and 4⅛" high. It weighed 8½ pounds without the tender and had drawbar pull of 27.2 ounces, at average speed of 75 MPH (12 volts). It could navigate 48" radius curves with ease. It featured sprung pilot truck, sprung drivers, working headlight, a Pittman Permag DC motor, 70" drivers, and a Pearce Tool lost wax gear box with ball bearings on the worm shaft. Superstructure details included a die-cast cross compound compressor, headlight with lucite lens, smoke deflector, window sills, bell, whistle, pop valve, generator, marker lights, air tank, Elesco Feed Water Heater, hot water pump, cold water pump, injector, power reverse, smoke box front, and firebox backhead. The complete kit #17 sold for $99.50 ($80 without the tender). It required the modeler to do the filing, drilling, tapping, soldering and riveting. It was made up of bronze boiler castings. The tender kit #20 was the long distance type and sold for $22.45. It was 11¼" long and 3¾" high, and cast in bronze in separate pieces for the sides, back, front, top and underframe. The tender truck side frames were the buckeye 6-wheel type, also cast in bronze. For those who did not want to assemble the loco themselves, a custom assembled version was available from All-Nation for $240. It came built-up, spray painted, and ready to run with all details included in the kit. Any road name lettering or numbering could be specified.

All-Nation 'O' scale 4-8-4 Northern built from the 4-8-2 Mountain kit The 10th edition of All-Nation's 'O' gauge catalog was issued in 1965 and was packed with every possible locomotive, piece of rolling stock, scenery, scratch-building tools and parts, tools and books. It showed not only the All-Nation line but also trains and parts from Wagner, Holgate & Reynolds, Tenshodo, La Belle Woodworking, GarGraves, Tru-Scale, Suydam, Lobaugh, Central Locomotive Works, and Kemtron. The catalog was 104 pages. The All-Nation Hobby Shop also carried products from Boxcar Ken, Roundhouse Products, Pittman, Plasticville, Max Gray, Morris, Ken Kidder Traction Models, Walthers, Pacific Fast Mail, Model Rectifier, Permacraft, Unimat, Cliff Line, Champ Decals, Miller-Atlas, Star Models, Northeastern Scale Models, Crag Distributors, Moody and many others. In 1956 and again in 1962, the All-Nation Line was recognized by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Inc. for its consistent adherence to the standards established by that organization for 1:48 scale. Bob Colson was inducted into the 'O' Scale Hall of Fame in 2001. He had been a charter member in the NMRA and had attended the meetings held in Milwaukee, WI in the 1930's that led to its formation.

All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built 40' Steel Box Cars
All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Box Cars Kit-built into Port Huron & Detroit, New York Central, Roberval Saguenay and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Liveries All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Box Cars Kit-built into Norfolk & Western RR, Burlington Route Everywhere West, NYC & St. L Nickel Plate Road and UP Be Specific Ship With Union Pacific Liveries All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Box Cars Kit-built into Illinois Central, Missouri Pacific Route of the Eagle, Minneapolis & St. Louis The Peoria Gateway, and New York Central Pittsburg & Lake Erie Liveries All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Box Cars Kit-built into Pennsylvania RR, Southern Serves The South, Rock Island, Minneapolis & St. Louis The Peoria Gateway Liveries All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Box Cars Kit-built into West India Fruit & Steamship Co., Chicago & Illinois Midland, Monon The Hoosier Line and Northern Pacific Railway Liveries

The 'O' scale freight car kit line was expanded with the acquisition of the Zimmer kit line. All-Nation 40' Steel box cars came in kits of super-detailed, formed, stamped and embossed metal sides, ends and roof, showing rivet details. The roof, floor and underpieces were milled basswood. Included were stamped metal ladders, cross braces, stamped roof end platforms, formed roof ribs, formed channel underframe, stamped metal dreadnaught car ends, formed grab irons, hand holds, a pressure molded plastic AB brake set, formed metal door slides, stamped Ajax brake wheel and housing, die-cast coupler pockets, placard boards, machined bolster mounting block, stamped brake platform, and a stamped roof walk support. Kits did not include trucks or paints and sold for $5.95. Four kinds of trucks were offered separately. These were either Bettendorf or Andrews in scale or tinplate, for $1.45 each.

All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built 40' Steel Box Cars
All-Nation 'O' scale 40' Steel Kit-built Box Cars - Burlington CB&Q 'Way of the Zephyrs', Norfolk and Western, Southern Pacific, and Saint Paul Encinitas Western R.R. All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built 40' Steel Box Cars - Monon 'The Hoosier Line', Chicago & Northwestern PS-1, Green Bay and Western PS-1, and Pennsylvania RR PS-1 All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built 40' Steel Box Cars - Baltimore & Ohio, Great Northern, Chicago & North Western and New York Central All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built 40' Steel Box Cars - Kansas City Southern, New York Central Pacemaker, Great Northern, and Rock Island

All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail kit-built 4-4-0 Loco and Tender circa 1965 The 1965 catalog also announced the new low priced American Standard 4-4-0 loco kit #21 in 1:48 'O' scale for 2-rail. It came in a complete kit with tender, cast bronze boiler with cast-in boiler bands, stamped brass cab, and a DC motor. The motor was mounted in the tender and was connected to the loco via a flexible drive shaft extending from the front of the coal bunker that was linked to an enclosed gear box at the backhead using a ball-joint. By slight modification the loco could be made into several different types of 4-4-0's by modelers. The kit included drawings for 3 different types of 4-4-0 configurations. A detailed backhead and a weight to increase tractive effort were also included. Literature stated that the loco could pull about 15 cars, and could navigate minimum 24" radius track. The kit was priced at $47.50. Factory assembled, ready-to-run versions were also offered as well as a kit without motor and gearing for modelers who wanted to install their own powertrain.

All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built CNW Chicago & Northwestern Diner Car All-Nation did offer 'O' scale passenger cars that they acquired from the purchase of the JC Models of Mattituck, Long Island, NY Passenger Car line. The six cars could be acquired as kits without trucks and paint or as fully built up ready-to-run. The cars were a #5000 65' steel heavyweight baggage coach combine for $8.95, a #5005 62' coach for $8.95, a #5010 60' baggage mail car for $8.95, a #5015 60' baggage car for $8.95, a #5020 70' coach for $8.95, and a #5025 80' dining car for $8.95. These cars were made of .010 inch thick sheet metal sides and ends with embossed window sashes, rivets, belt rail and recessed doors. The roof and floor of each car, as well as detail such as battery boxes, air reservoirs, cross and main beams, and tool boxes were milled from clear wood. The roofs featured clesrestory windows. Nylon couplers were included in each kit. Power trucks could be mounted on the cars for creation of a suburban type train. In later years, All-Nation re-issued Walthers 'O' scale pullman standard heavyweight passenger car 80' kits.

All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built die-cast #3611 Drop Center Flat car In June of 1972 Bill Pope Sr. purchased All-Nation Line Manufacturing Company, as Bob Colson's health began to deteriorate and the amount of energy required to operate both the hobby shop and the manufacturing business was too much for Bob. Mr. Pope was also a member of the 'O Scale Hall of Fame' having been inducted in 2004. In early 1973 a new facility for manufacturing was set up at 23 West 54th Street in Wheaton, Il. The company's motto was, "Where you find the very best..." Bob Colson Jr. continued to run the retail store in Chicago until 1978, although the decision to close was made in September 1977 after the store leases on Madison were cancelled. The whole city block where the store was located was targeted to be demolished for inner city redevelopment. The All-Nation Hobby Shop was one of the last businesses to close down. Bill Pope continued to run the manufacturing line until his death, but not before he had sold off the steam line of kits in 1990. Afterward, it is believed that the remaining tooling for the diesels and freight kits sat unused for many years in Bill Pope's son Dan's barn. Towards the end, Bill Pope added some former Walthers freight and passenger car kits, as well as former Chester Industrial Arts 60' shorty streamlined car kits of the 1950's. Chester also made full length, low cost 'O' scale streamlined car kits during that era.

All-Nation 'O' scale 4-6-2 Pacific Loco & tender in Southern Pacific Livery The All-Nation line consisted of the following 'O' scale kits.
Locomotives:
#1 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler loco & tender, #7 4-4-2 Atlantic locomotive & tender, #13 4-6-2 Pacific loco & Tender, #17 4-8-2 Mountain Loco & Tender, #21 American Standard 4-4-0 locomotive & tender, #3652 Gas Electric Doodlebug, #41 Diesel Switcher, #11001 2-6-2 Prairie locomotive & tender, #1015 F-3 Diesel Loco
Wood Reefers:
#3500 Undecorated Wood Reefer Kit, #3560 Pacific Fruit Express 40' Wood Reefer, #3561 Western Fruit Express 40' Wood Reefer, #3563 Dry Ice Wood Reefer, #3564 Rath's Blackhawk Ham 40' Wood Reefer, #3565 Morrell's Pride 40' Wood Reefer, #3566 Fruit Growers Express 40' Wood Reefer, #3567 Burlington 40' Wood Reefer, #3568 Santa Fe El Capitan 40' Wood Reefer, #3569 Green Bay & Western Line 40' Wood Reefer, #3570 Canadian National 40' Wood Reefer, #3571 Armour 40' Wood Reefer, #3572 Oscar Mayer URTX 40' Wood Reefer, #3573 Raths 40' Wood Reefer, #3580 Ralston-Purina 36' Wood Reefer, #3581 Wilson & Co. 36' Wood Reefer, #3582 Swift 36' Wood Reefer, #3583 Blatz Beer 36' Wood Reefer, #3584 Schlitz 36' Wood Reefer, #3967 Burlington Express 40' Composite Reefer, #3968 Santa Fe AT&SF El Capitan 40' Reefer, #5417 Grand Union Food Markets 40' Wood Reefer, #5426 Cudahy Old Dutch Cleanser 40' Reefer, #7370 SLRX 40' Wood Reefer, #7380 Chicago & Northwestern 40' Wood Reefer

All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built Cabooses
All-Nation Line 'O' scale 2-rail Die-cast Kit-built Center Cupola Caboose All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail C&NW Bay-Window Caboose All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail Kit-built A.T.S.F. Santa Fe RR Cupola Caboose

Miscellaneous Freight:
#3611 Drop Center Flat Car, #3612 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Wood Caboose, #3614 Straight Side flat car, #3620 Chesapeake & Ohio Steel Caboose, #3900 40' Unpainted Composite Reefer, #3950 Watermelon Car (ventilated box car), #7000 Chesapeake & Ohio Die-Cast Metal Hopper Car, #7100 ACL Prototype 40' Solid Bottom Composite Gondola.

All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail Unpainted Grey and C.B.&Q. Burlington Route Die-cast metal Covered Hoppers

Steel Box Cars:
All-Nation 'O' scale 2-rail kit-built #7100 ACL Prototype 40' Solid Bottom Composite PRR Gondola #3600 Undecorated 40' Steel box car, #3638 Illinois Terminal 40' Steel box car, #3639 West Indies Fruit 40' Steel box car, #3640 no road name (dimensional data only) 40' Steel box car, #3642 Duluth So. Shore & Atlantic 40' Steel Box car, #3643 Frisco 40' Steel box car, #3645 Great Northern 40' Steel Tuscan box car, #3646 Northern Pacific 40' Green Steel box car, #3648 Maine Central 40' Steel box car, #3649 Pennsylvania RR 40' Steel box car, #3650 Rutland 40' Steel box car, #3653 Southern Pacific 40' Steel box car, #3654 Cotton Belt 40' box car, #3655 Western Maryland 40' Steel box car, #3656 Boston & Maine 40' Steel box car, #3657 State Of Maine 40' Steel box car, #3658 Baltimore & Ohio Box Car 40' Steel box car, #3659 Reading 40' Steel box car, #3660 Elgin, Joliet & Eastern RY 40' Steel box car, #3661 Rio Grande 40' Steel box car, #3666 New York Central 40' Steel box car, #3667 Northern Pacific 40' Steel box car, #3668 Union Pacific 40' Steel box car, #3670 Rock Island 40' Steel box car, #3672 Illinois Central 40' Steel box car (Tuscan Red), #3673 C & NW 40' Steel box car (Tuscan), #3674 Erie-Lackawanna 40' Steel box car, #6200 Limited Run Great Northern 40' Steel box car (green sides), #6201 Erie-Lackawanna 40' Steel box car, #6202 Bessemer & Lake Erie 40' Steel box car, #6203 Santa Fe 40' Steel box car (Tuscan), #6251 Nickel Plate Road 40' box car, #6600 Chesapeake & Ohio 40' box car, #6601 Southern Railway box car, #6602 Norfolk & Western box car, #6603 Canadian National 40' Steel box car, #6604 L&N 40' Steel box bar, #6605 Canadian Pacific 40' Steel box car, #6606 Great Northern 40' Steel box car, #6607 Union Pacific 40' Steel box car (red), #6608 Akron, Canton & Youngstown (ACY) 40' Steel box car, #6609 Nickel Plate 40' 2-rail box car, #6610 Central of Georgia 40' Steel box car, #6612 Lehigh Valley 40' Steel box car, #6613 Lackawanna 2-rail box car, #6614 MOPAC 40' Steel box car, #6616 Seaboard Coast Line 40' Steel box car, #6617 Grand trunk Western 40' Steel box car, #6618 Illinois Central 2 Rail box car, #6619 Penn. Central 40' Steel box car, #6622 Wabash 40' Steel box car, #6623 D&RGW 40' Rio Grande Cookie box car, #6624 Norfolk & Western 40' Box car, #7400 Northern Pacific 40' 2 Rail box car, #7490 Southern 40' Steel box car, #8746 GM&O 40' Steel box car

All-Nation Central of Vermont 50' 2-Door Outside Braced Box car All-Nation Kit #6504 'O' scale Boston & Maine 50' Outside Braced Box car

Wood Sheathed Box Cars:
#3701 Great Northern 40' Wood Sheathed box car, #7420 Great Northern 40' Wood Sheathed 2 Rail box car
Passenger Cars:
#5000 65' Combine car, #5005 62' Coach, #5010 60' baggage mail car, #5015 60' Baggage car, #5020 70' Passenger coach, #5025 80' Dining car, #9102 Pullman Standard Heavyweight 80' 12-1 Sleeper Kit (reissue of Walthers Kit) #9177 70' Coach/Sleeper with Monitor Roof.
Outside Braced Box Cars:
#6500 Unpainted Outside Braced Box car, #6504 Boston & Maine Outside Braced Box car

All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail NYC #70006 Metal Shell Double Door Automobile car circa 1988 All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail A.T.S.F. El Capitan #10358 Sectional Panel Sheathed Automobile car All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail Atlantic Coast Line Automobile car #13200 Built 1987 All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail Seaboard Railway 'The Route of Courteous Service' Double Door Automobile Car
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All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail Alabama Central Automobile car wood-structure with metal ends and sides All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail D&RGW Rio Grande #61265 Double Door Wood Sheathed Automobile car All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail #3675 Double Door Automobile Car decorated for the Canadian Pacific RR All-Nation 'O' scale Kit-built 2-rail #3679 Canadian National 40' Steel Automobile car

Auto Cars:
#3675 Unmarked Steel Auto car, #3679 Canadian National 40' Steel Automobile car, #3680 Great Northern 40' Steel Auto car, #3681 NYC 40' Steel Automobile car, #7470 Santa Fe 40' Sectional Panel Sheathed Auto car, #7480 Denver & Rio Grande Western Double Sheathed 40' Auto car, #7510 D&RGW 50' Double Wood Sheathed Auto car, #7520 D&RGW 50' Wood Sheathed Automobile car
A.A.R. Stock Cars:
#7300 40' Wood Stock Car

The steam line of kits was initially acquired by George Sennhauser of Babbitt, MN who created the Babbit Railway Models name and reintroduced the line. Sennhauser continued to refine the products greatly. In 1993 the company was sold again, this time to Boyce Yates in Kentucky who renamed the line Babbitt Loco works. Yates continued the line under the Babbitt name for several years. Babbitt Railway All-Nation Babbit 4-8-2 'O' scale Mountain Loco and Scratchbuilt tender Supply Company was located at 715 Barger St in Mayfield KY. The line consisted of the 4-6-0, 4-4-0, 4-6-2, 4-4-2, 2-6-0, and 4-8-2, all using 70" drivers, cast bronze boilers, NWSL gearing, three different cast aluminum or sheet brass tenders, and brass and white metal details. Babbit Models was the last supplier of these 6 former All-Nation Steam loco kits and detail parts through the late 90's. Many 2 rail O Scalers considered these loco kits as top of the line.

As of June 2010 Bill Wade of Bill's Train Shop (BTS) in West Virginia http://www.btsrr.com/ owned the All-Nation/Babbitt line of locomotives and parts supplies. Plans were being developed to reintroduce the line with new castings (likely urethane resin). Original un-built All-Nation kits frequently show up on eBay or in other on-line auctions or at swap meets, and remain popular with scale model builders and 2-rail operators. Finished kits that have been modified with readily available detail parts for those who wish to make sure that every single brake line and small part is located on their model often outshine many of the intricately detailed brass imports of current times.

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