Here’s a June 2015 email from Bill Welch. We were discussing blog posts and he sent this along. It wasn’t published because he wanted to finish the tank car.
I will start out with a digression. Apparently, I am becoming a Tool Guy as I seem obsessed with airbrushes. I now own six of them including the Binks Wren I purchased over 50 years ago and the Harbor Freight airbrush I purchased recently with a 20% coupon for $16.49.
Resin Car Works honcho Frank Hodina shared this photo recently. It’s an HO scale resin kit produced by Speedwitch Media a number of years ago. Frank created master patterns for casting the parts. He thought it would be a good blog post to show readers that he does build models for his home fleet.
Resin Car Works has released another version of the HO scale AT&SF Whalebelly 50-foot automobile boxcars. These one-piece body kits feature reversed Murphy steel ends. Two versions of this kit feature different Santa Fe decal sets. The previous RCW models had Dreadnaught ends.
Chuck Cover added a new reefer to his HO scale freight car fleet. He sent the following notes and photos on his SRLX 14950 build, seen above in Chuck’s Northumberland yard.
I purchased a Sunshine Models 40-foot Swift reefer kit about a month ago. There wasn’t a kit box or instructions, only the kit parts. I have built three of the Sunshine 36-foot Swift reefer kits and really like the red cars with the large white Swift herald. On my PRR Shamokin Branch layout the Swift cars service the Chef Boy Ar Dee plant in Milton, PA. I thought that this 40-foot car would complement the three 36-foot cars.