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P rototype M od e l e r , l o ng a n a m e synonomous with authen ticity , has l oaned its ex pertise to the design of a series of proto type craftsman type model ra i l road k i ts for the desc r i m i nating modeler who i s i n te rested i n rol l i n g stock that i s a repl ica of an o r i g i n a l car or car series rath e r than an approximation of a general type of car. The Pacific F ru it E x p ress car of the . p i ctu red above is the f i rst car in t h i s series. The P F E R -30- 1 3 w as caref u l l y designed by Nel son McCormick, and prod u ced by M a rket i n g East; I n c . , as a repl ica of th is spec i f i c prototype car series. Meticulous attention to the smal lest deta i l h as made t h i s k i t one that even the most part i c u l a r and authentic modeler can be proud to have on h i s roster. T h e fi nest wood from C a m i n o , d o o r h a rdware from G randt L i n e , Westi n g h o use KC B rake Gear from C a l -Scale, and

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series, is av a i l a b l e d i rect from M a rket i n g E ast, from Wm. K . W althers, I n c . , o r from y o u r l ocal h o bby sh o p . This kit wi l l

deca l s from M i cro-Sca l e all c o m b i n e to assure the fi nest in mate r i a l s and the fi nest in authenticity. T h i s car, the f i rst i n the craftsman k i t Prototype Modeler

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soon b e fo l l owed b y oth e rs designed b y t h e country's lead i n g T h e P F E R -30- 1 3 i s k i t N o . 1 00 1 a nd i s ava i l a b l e at $ 7.95 e a c h , l ess t r u c k s and couplers . K a d e e 5 c o u p l e rs a n d " T" S ec t i o n Bettendorf trucks are ava i l a b l e for $ 2.50 p er set when o rdered at the same time as the k i t . prototy pe modelers ' and to the exacti n g sta n d a rd s of the ex perts i n the Prototype Mode l e r orga n i z:a t i o n .

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The prototype was d e l ivered with Bette ndorf "T" Section trucks.



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