Resin Car Works honcho Frank Hodina has a been doing some spring cleaning and has a few extras to sell. Here’s Frank with the details.
I need more shelf space for upcoming Resin Car Works projects! It’s time to clean out some projects that will never get built.
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George Toman returns with details on his latest HO scale resin freight car kit. Here’s George with the story.
Being a Milwaukee Road modeler, when Frank Hodina of Resin Car Works finally produced a Milwaukee Road 48-foot, 6-inch composite gondola (RCW Kit 15.0), I knew I had to have one. So, I bought two.
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George Toman sent this along as a fine tribute to a man who inspire so many of us to push our modeling further.
My good friend Bill Welch received bad news in September 2020 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. During this period, I kept in close contact with him and we discussed many things about modeling, world events, and his beloved Dodgers. Bill was always challenging me to raise the bar and try new methods, tools, and materials.
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Jerry Hamsmith sent the final installment on building the Resin Car Works New York Central gondola kit. He and his Gondola Group cover floor details, painting, and decaling in this post.
The next step in the build was to prepare the floor to insert into the car. Two options exist for a 751000 series car: a temporary wood floor, or a steel floor. As the modifications to these cars were being made during WWII, the resultant steel shortages caused the railroad to replace many of the drop-bottom floors with wood versions.
Continue reading NYC 50-foot, drop-bottom gondola, part 5