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Tis the season!

It’s been another crazy year. The Resin Car Works minions thank you for your support and encouragement. May you and your families find peace and joy this holiday season.

We look forward to a New Year with exciting kit releases and blog posts. As a reminder, Resin Car Works will be shut down until the second week of January. Please be patient if you have sent an order. We will catch up when we turn on the lights after our holiday break.

Southern Pacific 50′ A50-6 / A50-5 1-1/2 Door Boxcar

Charlie Duckworth offers another great resin kit build summary. His focus this time is a classic Southern Pacific automobile box car kit offered by Funaro & Camerlengo. Click on any image here to review a larger size. Here’s Charlie’s report.

History
The Southern Pacific had 2,000 of these 50-foot, single-sheathed automobile box cars built in 1923. The cars were built in two classes in A-50-5 and A-50-6. The A-50-5 had steel auto doors in the A end of the car. The cars were built with Z-bar framing, metal peaked roofs, and fish belly underframes. The A-50-5 were numbered 68000-68499, while the A-50-6 group were numbered 66800-67999 with single-sheathed ends. Prototype photos and additional history can be found on pages 71 and 72 in Richard Hendrickson’s “Focus on Freight Cars Volume One: Single Sheathed Box & Automobile Cars.” The book is available from Speedwitch Media.

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