The H.O. Beer Car Collectors Website

 This page last updated     03/08/2003
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  The H.O. Beer Car Web site is provided as a public service. Model railroaders, collectors, and the general public, may use this site to review information on H.O. scale model railroad beer cars. In addition, links are provided to other sites that may contain useful information about collecting model railroad beer cars, and/or other related or unrelated items.
   The information and data contained on the H.O. Beer Car Website has been compiled from a number of sources and is subject to change without notice. In preparation of the H.O. Beer Car Web pages, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, the information presented is offered "as is" and inadvertent errors in information may occur. The Author of this site makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data.
   If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to the authors attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Unless otherwise noted, the information provided by this web site shall be deemed "recreational" in nature, and should not be used to assign a monetary value to the items displayed herein.


   The text, pictures, photographs, scans, backgrounds, and other materials, including the html and other underlying codes contained on and in this website, are copyrighted materials under the copyright laws of the United States and by treaty with other countries. These copyrights are held either by the author of the H.O. Beer Car Website, or by third parties that have contributed materials to this site. The materials contained herein may not be used for any commercial purposes, publication, or in any other way whatsoever without the express written permission of the author. The author cannot, and will not, issue permission to use materials, trademarks, and/or intellectual properties which have been supplied to this web site by third parties with the understanding that these materials would be used only at this web site with the permission of the third parties so involved.    All third party information and media  provided to the H.O. Beer Car Website has been represented to the author as original copyrighted materials by the third parties involved. If you believe that the H.O Beer Car Website has published within its pages, any material which violates the copyright laws of the United States, please send all of the details pertaining to the alleged violation to If finds that there is the slightest chance that it may be in violation of copyright law,  the author or administrator will remove the alleged violating materials as soon as is practically and technically possible. Removal of material from this Website under these circumstances shall not be construed as an admission of violation of the copyright laws of the United States or other countries.  The policy of the H.O. Beer Car Website is one of harmony in the community, and the removal of controversial items will help to further the aims of that policy.

There is  also some third party material on this website whose copyright holders have declared the material to be "In the public domain". The H.O. Beer Car Website acknowledges these rights, but does not have the resources to provide the public at large with the the listings of public domain materials that appear on this site. The H.O. Beer Car Website respectfully requests that you obtain these materials from their originators, or from a website specifically designed to disseminate this type of information.

    Linking to the H.O. Beer Car website from another Website

  Any website may link to ... Please email us and let us know that you have linked to us. We may wish to link to your site in return. You may link to pages other than the main page if you have reason to do so. Please DO NOT run this website inside of your frame if you are a frame based website.

Linking from a frames based website

   If a linking site is a frames based site, that site shall NOT link the H.O. Beer Cars Website to run in a frame within the linking site. Links to this site must  use the target="_top" or target="_ blank" attribute in the href html code line that links to the H.O. Beer Car website . Java script, and other scripting language links to this site are permissible providing that those scripts have parameter capabilities that allow the H.O. Beer Car website to run in a new page, or on top of, the linking site. If you are running a frames based site and need help on this issue, please email, and we will be more than happy to help. The H.O. Beer Car website apologizes for these restrictions, but this site does not work well at resolutions below 1024x768 pixels.

Linking from an email link or hard drive Link

There are limited restrictions placed on links to the H.O. Beer Car Website that are created using email or hard drive links ... Links from these sources are presumed to have purposes intended to satisfy the specific needs of those creating the links. You may use this type of link to point to any page within the H.O. Beer Car Website, as long as this type of link is targeted to a closed audience or  personal use. Email and/or hard drive links shall not be available to the public at large, nor shall they be placed in a position where they are  available for indexing by search engine robots.

A final note

O.K.  ... With all of that said, please remember that this is a hobby site, intended to further the interests of model railroading in general, and beer car collectors specifically. The author is a modeler and collector, not a lawyer. He has created this site for reasons that are discussed on other pages in the site. In the end, it comes down to one thing ... Enjoyment of the hobby. I hope this site helps to further your enjoyment of the hobby as well.