Resin Car Works honcho Frank Hodina was recently alerted to a prototype hopper that matched the RCW model for the Enterprise design, 33-foot, offset-side, twin hopper that has been in production for a while. Decal art has been produced and we can announce a new addition to the line! Kit 2.03 covers the KGB&W hoppers.
The Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western installed chiseled offset-side hoppers from Pullman in 1949. These were numbered in the 401-420 series. See the Kits page on the RCW website for ordering details.
Frank also found several sets of decals for the US Army version of these kits, so this is available again. The decal supply is limited and this will be discontinued when the decal sets are gone.
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9 thoughts on “New hopper kit addition”
This blog says “Kit 2.04 covers the KGB&W hoppers,” but the ordering web site says “Kit 2.03.” Please clarify.
Thanks for noting that, Mark. The KGB&W hoppers are Kit 2.03. I’ve updated this on the blog post as well as the number series. Thank you for the notes! – Eric H.
I thought the KGB&W bought these from or used an earlier Illinois Central prototype.
They were delivered new to the GB&W. KGB 401-420 were ‘tacked on’ to the Illinois Central order for 92000- 93749 (Pullman-Standard lot 5938) built at the same time. The KGB cars were lot 5938A.
I’m still looking for a kit for the NYC hopper that ha been discussed here.
James, scroll down the Kits page on the Resin Car Works site. It’s after the Santa Fe box car. Please note that is a mini-kit to convert a plastic hopper into an early NYC offset-side hopper. It’s not a full kit. – Eric H.
KGB&W 400-420 match the model. There was not a KGB&W 300 series. See roster here: http://www.greenbayroute.com/orerdetail.htm#KGB401HM
Thank you, Andy!! – Eric H.
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