Category Archives: Resin Freight Cars

3D printing an O scale box car

I first met Ryan Tamburrino on Facebook as he asked me a weathering question. The discussion moved to B&O box cars and then he mentioned printing his own. In O scale. Here’s Ryan with some of the details.

It all started in May 2022, when, after a few discussions with George Podas about creating 3D printed Baltimore & Ohio prototype truck sideframes. He nicely nudged me multiple times to consider designing a B&O M-27F boxcar in O scale.

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Fleet building summer

Blog contributor Charlie Duckworth added a number of fine freight car models to his HO scale fleet this past summer. He started posting progress details to the ResinFreightCarBuilders discussion list on Groups.io in early July. Here are a few of Charlie’s posts.

Wondering what the group is working on? Too hot in Omaha to do much other than hang out in a cool basement.  

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Rock Island 158000-series box car

All photos by John Golden, except where noted.

John Golden tackled a neat HO scale box car project recently. He shared the following details and photos for the blog.

Earlier this year I purchased a custom set of HO scale resin freight car parts from Westerfield Models to assemble a unique Rock Island single-sheathed box car. Modification and assembly of the parts is simple and any modeler could create a similar car with a little time and patience.

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