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More SFRD reefer builds!

George Toman sent a progress update on his SFRD reefer kits. His initial work was published on this Workbench Wednesday post and the lead image is where he left us. Here’s George with an update.

This is a second part of my work on the SFRD reefers. It took a bit longer to finish these up after seeing John Ritchie’s work on these reefer models. There were details on John’s wonderful models that I did not even know should have been there. I had just primed my models and shot a coat of SF Reefer Yellow and decided I needed to add these details. Armed with a couple tips from John and a hastily purchased Santa Fe Reefer book, I made modifications and snapped photos to document the work.

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Transformer load

Put a flat car to work with a new Resin Car Works electrical transformer load. The kit is our latest release and an includes two HO scale resin cast transformers with crates for $34, plus postage.

The transformers are one piece resin castings and represent oil cooled units that are being returned for, or from, rebuilding. The design is from the Twenties, so they can be built new for that era or used into the 60’s when transformers of this type were replaced. Resin parts are supplied for the blocking. Modelers must supply wire for the tie-down rods. Prototype loading diagrams and ordering details can be found on the Resin Car Works website.

Upgrading a Proto2000 0-8-0

Pete Hall has been busy upgrading a Proto2000 USRA 0-8-0. He sent along details and some great photos. Click on any image to review a larger size.

My friend Chris Vanko runs a Northwest model railroad, and asked me to upgrade his Proto2000 0-8-0 to be more “NP-ish.” He provided the photos and the model, and I added a few things here and there to help it come to life.

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