Category Archives: New Kit

June kit announcements

AT&SF photo from Keith Jordan collection

The Resin Car Works minions have been busy producing cool reefer models for your hot summer modeling! Here are the latest two kits.

  • Kit 10.3 – Rr-43 – SFRD rebuilds with Morton running boards. 766 cars were rebuilt and installed in 1947.
  • Kit 10.4 – Rr-45 – SFRD rebuilds with Apex running boards. 500 cars were rebuilt and installed in 1948.

The Rr-43 and Rr-45 classes had rectangular “solid steel riveted panel” roofs and the earlier “improved” dreadnaught ends.

Kits 10.1 and 10.2 are also being reissued. These kits covered SFRD rebuilds of the RR-35, -36, -39, and -40 classes built between 1944 and 1946 for a total of 1,360 cars. These kits sold out quickly last summer. Visit the Resin Car Works Kits page for full kit details.

In other news, we added an postal insurance option on the order form. Resin Car Works is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen packages. Insurance can be added to your order using a USPS rate table on the order form.

We can now ship to Canada, but orders require payment using an international money order, along with $9 US for each kit to cover shipping costs.

Resin Car Works kit updates


ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection

Resin Car Works has issued a limited edition of a HO scale acid tank car kit with DuPont decals. The model is from our Kit 1.0 releases but this DuPont version had not been produced. We only have decals for 35 kits so these will go quickly. Visit the website for details and the order form.

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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.