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Photo Backdrops

Extending the scene

Clark Propst had a well attended presentation at RPM Chicagoland covering many aspects of his latest layout. He sent details on his layout backdrop work for the latest blog post. Here’s Clark with the scoop.

Mountainous terrain has always been appealing to modelers interested in scenery. Mountains are easily made with the hardshell method or stacking insulating foam board. The basic form is then covered with rock castings, trees, or a combination of both. Modeling the flatlands of America is more difficult. Horizontal scenes look bare when pushed up against a vertical backdrop painted sky blue.

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Upgrades for Erie ARA 1932 Standard box cars

A portion taken from a 1952 Erie railroad freight car equipment diagram book.

Bill Welch has been up to his Xxtreme Modeler activities with recent projects. Bill sent the following update from his home planet.

I am currently on a styrene kit kick working on eleven different steel box car kits. One of them is an Atlas model of the Erie’s version of the ARA 1932 Standard box car, notable for its singular use of Buckeye ends along with a Viking roof.

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Workbench Wednesday

Here is something a few Resin Car Works customers will need. We were a little late completing the instructions for the new UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits, but they are now available on our website. Click here for a page of extras to help build your kits. We will have images of Frank’s completed kit coming soon.

As noted previously, Resin Car Works sold out of the initial production runs of these tank car kits at RPM Chicagoland. Our minions have been working to produce more parts for new kits. A blog announcement will be made when we have more of these UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits ready to ship. Thank you for your patience.