Resin Car Works honcho Frank Hodina has been working on a new tank car model. Here are his notes and photos.
I like building tank cars, especially ones that haven’t been modeled before. One such car is an ICC Class 103, Type 22 built by GATC in the early 1920’s.
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John Riddell sent a photos and details on his HO scale kitbashed, multi-compartment tank cars. We think you will find these most interesting. Here’s John with the info.
TCLX 2038 was built from three LifeLike Proto2000 8000 gallon Type 21 tank car kits. The prototype was one of an order of 25 tank cars built by Canadian Car & Foundry in 1920, as TCLX 2017-2051. TCLX (Transit Company Limited) was absorbed by Imperial Oil Limited approximately 1953.
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Jim Kubanick joins the blog crew with his first post on building a Resin Car Works acid tank car kit.
From my experiences, I believe that tank cars are the most frustrating resin kits to build. However, I recently finished two Resin Car Works acid tank car kits and found them to be a really enjoyable build. I did a 7000 gallon and an 8000 gallon car, both SHPX cars in sulfuric acid service. What made these kits different were the extremely well thought-out instructions and the excellent engineering of the kit components.
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Last July, Frank shared a tank car with a misguided paint job. The model can be seen above. He has since corrected the issues and now has another car in service. Here’s what he did to turn a lemon into lemonade.
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