George Toman kicks off the New Year with a neat kit for a flat car load. Here’s George with the story.
I have always liked flatcars carrying heavy equipment and various loads. After seeing pictures of Artitec’s Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer I knew I had to add it to my roster. This is a resin model of a Cat D7 which was first manufactured in 1938 by Caterpillar Inc. I am not sure of the exact version of this model as there were variations offered such as a D7, D7C and D7D, but they were all similar in appearance with differences being in horsepower and options.
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.
Blog manager Eric Hansmann steps in to share his latest build.
I picked up a Resin Car Works HO scale boiler load recently and decided it would look great on a Tichy Train Group flat car in service on my Wheeling Freight Terminal. The boiler castings follow a prototype Kewanee stationary heating boiler design that was produced for a few decades.