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Varney

 

 

Varney is one of the oldest producers of HO equipment. They are no longer in business

 

There is no known website or email address for Varney

 

Varney Wood Cars

See "Main Line Railways" for Varney WWII production ... ( Thanks Bill )

Production Company Base Manufacturer Rating Set # Manf # Common Name Clic on Pic Additional Markings Car # Car Type Car Color(s) Lettering Color(s) Special notes Material
Varney Varney OOP-5   R-11 Blatz Old Heidelberg URTX 23104 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1939 to 1942 Cardstock & Wood
Varney Varney OOP-4   R-11 Blatz Old Heidelberg URTX 23104 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1946 to 1950 Cardstock & Wood
Varney Varney OOP-6   R-7 Pabst Pic Needed Pabst-ett Malt Syrup URTX 91467 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / Green / White 1939 to 1942 & 1946 to 1950 Cardstock & Wood
Varney Varney OOP-6   R-8 Schlitz Pic Needed The beer that made Milw. famous URTX 3765 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / White 1939 to 1942 & 1946 to 1950 Cardstock & Wood

Varney Metal Cars

Production Company Base Manufacturer Rating Set # Manf # Common Name Clic on Pic Additional Markings Car # Car Type Car Color(s) Lettering Color(s) Special notes Material
Varney Varney OOP-4   RW-2 Blatz Old Heidelberg URTX 23103 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1954 to 1957 stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-5   RW-2 Blatz Pic Needed Old Heidelberg URTX 23104 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1954 to 1957 stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-3   RW-2 Blatz Old Heidelberg URTX 23105 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1960s stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-5   RW-5 Pabst Pabst-ett Malt Syrup URTC 23333 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / Green / White 1954 to 1957 stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-4   RW-5 Pabst Pabst-ett Malt Syrup URTC 23334 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / Green / White 1954 to 1957 stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-3   RW-5 Pabst Pabst-ett Malt Syrup URTC 23335 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / Green / White 1960s stamped steel / plastic
Varney Varney OOP-3   RW-6 Schlitz The beer that made Milw. famous URTCo 3765 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / White 1954 to 1960s stamped steel / plastic

Varney Plastic Cars

The National Bohemian cars are the only known Varney all plastic beer cars

Production Company Base Manufacturer Rating Set # Manf # Common Name Clic on Pic Additional Markings Car # Car Type Car Color(s) Lettering Color(s) Special notes Material
Varney Varney OOP-6   2566N National Bohemian From Chesapeake Bay 1885 40ft Wood White / Black Mr Boh Decal & Red Letters 1960 - to 1964 - Plastic
Varney Varney OOP-7   2566N National Bohemian Pic Needed From Chesapeake Bay 1885 40ft Wood White / Black Mr Boh Printed & Blue Letters 1963 - to 1966 - Plastic
Varney Varney OOP-7   2566N National Bohemian Pic Needed From Chesapeake Bay 1885 40ft Wood Tuscan PRR Keystone 1964 - to 1968 - Plastic
Varney Varney OOP-6   2669N National Bohemian From Chesapeake Bay 1885 40ft Steel Boxcar Red Mr Boh Herald & White Letters 1962 - to 1964 - Plastic

Varney Boxes

Production Company Base Manufacturer       Clic on Pic Additional Markings           Material
Varney Varney From the 1950s A Varney Kit Yellow Box -- Much smaller than the red box Cardboard
Varney Varney From the 1960s Train Kit by Varney Red Box -- Large enough to hold an assembled car with couplers Cardboard
Varney Varney From the 1960s Varney Ready to Roll H.O.   Cardboard & clear plastic view window.

Comparing Varney Cars

Production Company Base Manufacturer       Clic on Pic             Material
Varney Varney Varney Steel stamped Car undercarriages Top - Very early all die cast metal undercarriage -- Very heavy car

Middle - Early plastic undercarriage

Bottom - Late plastic undercarriage

 
Varney & Life Like Varney & Life Like Mr. Boh & Olympia Side View Comparing the Mr. Boh white car with the later Life Like Olympia car. Plastic
Varney & Life Like Varney & Life Like Mr. Boh & Olympia Bottom View Comparing the Mr. Boh white car with the later Life Like Olympia car. Plastic
Varney & Life Like Varney & Life Like Mr. Boh & Olympia Top View Comparing the Mr. Boh white car with the later Life Like Olympia car. Plastic