Another insulated tank car kit update!

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection

Resin Car Works has added three more versions of the AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank car kits. These new HO scale freight car kits represent cars built for Shipper’s Car Line and leased to Wecoline Products and Paluxy Asphalt. The kits include decals and a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames.

Please visit the Kits page on our website for additional details and ordering information.

Additional versions will be announced as decals and parts arrive.

XM-32 boxcar kit update

We await a shipment of CB&Q decals for the XM-32 boxcar, Kit 8.01. Once the decals arrive, orders will be shipped out. We thank you for your patience.

Workbench Wednesday

M-K-T boxcar conversion, pt 3

Bill Welch, the Xxtreme Modeler, continues sharing his M-K-T boxcar project. Here are Bill’s latest notes.

Close examination of the M-K-T prototype photos reveal diagonal brace members extending just beyond the bottom sill and are squared off. Since I plan to paint this car in Sloan Yellow scheme this detail will be visible. What to do?!

First, I cut 0.030 x 0.030-inch strip styrene into short sections. The ends were cut at a slight angle as the diagonals on the model were angled to match the bottom of the car. The extra length you see makes the sections easier to handle. I glued the section to the angles with Testors styrene cement. Next, I cut up 0.020 x 0.020-inch strip styrene and glued these behind the 0.030 x 0.030 parts to provide extra strength when cutting. After the Testors had set up overnight the joints were reinforced with CA.

I used my close cutting sprue tweezers to cut the 0.030 x 0.030 pieces at a 90-degree angle. Even with the reinforcement two of the joints failed so I repeated what I had done previously

Here is how the diagonals look from the back of the car side.

Here’s the link to Bill’s previous post on this M-K-T boxcar project. He promises to share more soon.

What’s on your workbench?

Insulated tank car kit update

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

Resin Car Works has added another version of the AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank car. This new HO scale freight car kit represents cars built for Shipper’s Car Line and leased to Mathieson Alkali Works. The kit includes decals and a pair of Tahoe Model Works Buckeye A.R.A. 50-ton truck side frames.

Please visit the Kits page on our website for additional details and ordering information.  Additional versions will be announced as decals and parts arrive.