Category Archives: Freight Car Kits

New email discussion list

A new email discussion list has started and modelers have been sharing their work. Here are a few of the posts. A link to the group will be offered at the end.

On my workbench is an HO scale Speedwitch Media kit K111, a 1.5 door, single-sheathed automobile boxcar built by the Pere Marquette in 1926-27. Mine reflects their second group of cars, which rode on Dalman Two-Level trucks. I lettered one side of the car for the PM and the other side for the C&O, their final owner. I built the model 2-3 years ago and in the intervening time started improving ladders using 0.010 styrene rod to replace the ladder rungs. I did the same for this model before painting using my preferred Badger “Modelflex” paint and my reliable Badger 155 Anthem airbrush at 20 lbs. PSI. I have started adding chalk mark decals and will add reweigh and lube date decals.

Bill Welch

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Owl Mountain Models SP flat car kit

Paul Doggett sent a message recently from his home in the UK. He detailed his build of the new HO scale Southern Pacific flat car kit. Here’s Paul with notes and photos.

This is not an easy one to write as the Owl Mountain Models F-50-10 flat car kit is such a good kit to build. The model parts came together easily and assembly took about four to five hours.

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