Workbench Wednesday

C&O 70-ton triple hopper

Completed HO scale C&O coal hopper model

Bruce Smith shares an update on a Funaro & Camerlengo HO scale hopper kit that he recently wrapped up. Here’s Bruce with the details.

This Chesapeake & Ohio triple hopper model was fairly straightforward but there was difficulty in understanding a few details. Suggestions on the RealSTMFC Groups IO discussion list a few months ago helped clarify these details and push the model towards completion.

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Assembling Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kits

Bill Darnaby sent tips on building resin tank car kits. Here are Bill’s notes and photos.

In this essay I will describe how I assembled the Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kit. This is not meant to be a regurgitation of the published instructions but, rather, to describe some different approaches and, maybe, helpful hints.

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Resin flat car load – Cat D7 bulldozer

George Toman kicks off the New Year with a neat kit for a flat car load. Here’s George with the story.

I have always liked flatcars carrying heavy equipment and various loads. After seeing pictures of Artitec’s Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer I knew I had to add it to my roster. This is a resin model of a Cat D7 which was first manufactured in 1938 by Caterpillar Inc. I am not sure of the exact version of this model as there were variations offered such as a D7, D7C and D7D, but they were all similar in appearance with differences being in horsepower and options.

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