Southern Railway Pulpwood Racks

Southern Railway photo courtesy of Southern Railway Historical Society (SRHA)

Fenton Wells has built several pulpwood flat cars that reflect Southern Railway prototypes. He sent his prototype details and model building tips to share with blog readers.

Pulp and paper products were always major commodities for the Southern Railway. Their biggest customer was Champion paper in Canton, North Carolina, on the old Murphy Branch. Many loads of pulpwood and coal were delivered with finished paper products shipping out.

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Order fulfillment

As a reminder to Resin Car Works customers, some orders can take a few months to fulfill. Staggered arrival of kit parts could delay filling orders before everything is on hand to ship. There may also be delays in filling orders for “mature” kits as we wait for demand to justify additional molds. Checks are not cashed until your order is ready to ship.

This reminder is ever more pertinent today as we all deal with the pandemic. RCW works with a number of people who produce castings, etched metal parts, decals, and other kit ephemera. Their processes have also slowed at this time due to material supplier issues. We ask for your patience as we fulfill your orders.

Keep in mind that other resin freight car kit companies operate in similar manners. Chad Boas, Funaro & Camerlengo, Jerry Hamsmith, National Scale Car, Speedwitch Media, Sylvan Scale Models. Westerfield Models, Yarmouth Model Works, and others may be experiencing delays in receiving kit parts for their order fulfillment. We are all small operations dedicated to providing modelers with unique kits of high detail. Your patience is appreciated as we deal with various inconveniences. Thank you.

Oh yeah, one more thing. We have a new kit coming soon. Keep watching here for the details.

Archer surface detail decals

Bill Welch has created a PDF tutorial to help modelers use the Archer surface detail decals. It’s an eight page PDF with high quality photos to illustrate Bill’s techniques. The lead image shows part of Bills work. The document is available to download on the Resin Car Works blog Helpful Links page. Don’t forget to download the Resin freight car kit primer while you are there.


In other news, Resin Car Works now owns the Sunshinekits.com domain. Jim Hayes created and hosted the original site but he felt it was time for it to move to a new home. Unfortunately, the website structure did not transfer. All the files are at hand but the site is being rebuilt listing the kits by road name in alphabetical order.

Here’s a sample image of a data table for the new site. There will be links to PDF files of the kit flyer and the prototype data sheets. The site will include PDF files listing the kits in kit number order. Many Sunshine kit releases covered a few variations and also different railroad that rostered the same, or similar, prototypes. It took 90 minutes to enter the data for kit numbers 15 through 17.

We hope to have part of the site up and running soon so there will be some documentation available. The RCW minions thank you for your patience in this matter.


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