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April RCW kit updates

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection

Resin Car Work chief minion Frank Hodina recently discovered some lost treasure; a stash of decals from our first kit run! These are for the Shippers Car Line acid tank car Kit 1.01. Very few decal sets are on hand for these kits. When these are gone, the kits will truly be gone. Visit the website for details and the order form.

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Spring Break

It’s been quiet around the RCW cave lately. Frank loaded up the family and headed south to soak up some sun and avoid the last of winter in the Midwest. He’s returned and has been processing kit orders that have arrived through March. If you sent an order in March, it may be getting attention just now.

I’ve been busier than expected with lots of RPM-East tasks. As one of the event organizers, there’s always new problems to solve in the weeks leading up to the event. We seemed to have more issues than usual this year. I’ve posted personal experiences and links to the photo gallery on my DesignBuildOp blog.

We thought an update was appropriate so no one would think we ran off and joined a circus. More blog posts will be cranked out soon and there could be another surprise. You never know.

Eric Hansmann

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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About our kits

Resin Car Works started five years ago at this time. The idea for a new resin freight car kit had been percolating for a few months in Frank Hodina’s brain. Frank had been producing patterns for kits marketed by Martin Lofton of Sunshine Models. Several freight car projects were started for Martin but regrettably not finished due to his passing. After awhile, people began to ask about the unfinished patterns. About the same time, there were several prototypes Frank wanted to build as models for his home layout and Resin Car Works took form.

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