January 2017 Virtual RPM

The model display room at the 2015 RPM-East event.

We issued a call for images of your latest modeling a couple of weeks ago. Prototype Rails at Cocoa Beach was about to get underway and we thought it would be fun to coordinate a Virtual RPM here on the blog for those who were unable to attend The Beach. The response was strong and we hope to do this again in a few months. The presentation may not be as impressive as entering a display room filled with railroad models, but it’s a great way to share and inspire others to move a project forward. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

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Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car

Lester Breuer returns to the RCW blog with a model that reflects an interesting prototype. Here’s Lester with the details.

Once again I am pleased to have the opportunity to share a build with you here on the Resin Car Works blog. A Northern Pacific Railway double hinged door refrigerator car has been the current project. Car 91606 was built in 1954 as one of the 91500 to 91999 series, Lot 1015, in the Brainerd NP Shops. The kit is mix of a resin parts kit by Stan Rydarowicz (Resin Parts) and an InterMountain (IM) PFE R-40-23 refrigerator. The Resin Parts sides and ends replace portions of the plastic model. Continue reading Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car

RCW Update as 2017 starts up

Orlando E. Romig photo from the Carnegie Museum of Art Collection of Photographs, 1894-1958, Carnegie Museum of Art, 1998.65.2.

It seems like just yesterday when we released our second kit, the Illinois Central hopper. It’s hard to believe that was at the end of February. The Resin Car Works minions were busy in 2016 with several kit releases and 50 posts here on the blog.

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