Shortly after the last blog post published, I received a few prototype photos from Ray Breyer. These are great additional resources to help anyone follow Fenton Wells’ kitbash for the Southern 40-foot, double-sheathed, truss rod box car project.Continue reading Prototype extras
Fenton Wells kitbashed a cool Southern Railway box car and sent details and photos. Here’s his latest model building story.
As most modelers of the transition era know, the Southern had thousands of 36-foot double-sheathed box cars with steel underframes and truss rods. Small as they were the railroad didn’t fill their cars, so they served the railroad through the early 1950’s.Continue reading Stretching a Southern box car kit
One of the Resin Car Works minions has a special offer. Ken Soroos had a number of HO scale Tennessee Central decal sets printed as a tribute to Bill Welch.Continue reading Special decal offer
I received this photo and the description below on the day of the previous RCW blog post.
I looked at the RCW blog post and it reminded me of a model that I built in the 1970s. I used styrene as the primary material and impressed all of the rivets using an old converted sewing machine. This was one of my earliest attempts at building a 1/4″ scale freight car using styrene. The model was equipped with trucks converted to 1/4″ AAR (Proto48) standards. The lettering was from an old C-D-S dry transfer set.
Sadly this one picture is the only memory I have of the model.
Take another close look at the model and reread Gene’s note and let it soak in. Gene shares more O scale modeling on his blog. Several of his friends also share their fine model work. You should visit and explore his blog. I suspect the O scale modeling there will inspire you to move another project forward. Many thanks to Gene Deimling for sharing his photo and notes!
Happy New Year from the Resin Car Works minions!
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