New NYC gondola kit and MORE!

Resin Car Works has a new HO scale kit; a New York Central 50-foot steel gondola. This kit features a one-piece carbody to ease assembly and includes several detail parts. The model reflects the cars rebuilt with Lot 591-G cars rebuilt with wood floors.

Pressed Steel Car Company photo

NYC installed 1000 of these 70-ton gondolas in 1929. They were built by the Pressed Steel Car Company in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. The cars were originally in the 324000-324999 series and had steel floors and drop-doors.

By 1945, 712 cars had been rebuilt with wood floors and the drop-door hardware was removed. They were renumbered into the 751000-751999 series. 70 cars were rebuilt with steel floors and included in that number series. 163 of the original cars were in-service at this time.

This HO scale NYC steel gondola kit is $45, plus shipping. Visit the Resin Car Works website for more details. A link for our PDF order form is with the kit info so you can print it out and complete. Send it in with your payment and shipping details. We do not take kit orders via email.


Decal and detail combos

Resin Car Works introduces decal and detail combos that can be used to upgrade HO scale freight cars. A combo to upgrade an Illinois Central single-sheathed boxcar is now available. These decals and details were formerly available with a mini-kit. John Golden and George Toman have shared blog posts on using these parts for the model upgrade.

Two additional decal and detail combos are available to upgrade Atlas offset side twin hoppers to represent C&EI and MP prototypes.

These HO scale decal and detail combos are $15 each, which includes shipping. Visit the Resin Car Works decals and detail parts web page to review these new items. A link for our PDF order form is with the kit info so you can print it out and complete. Send it in with your payment and shipping details. We do not take kit orders via email.


Lastly, we have a new decal set for the Illinois Traction/Illinois Terminal modelers!

Decal set IT004 will fully letter any of the Traction Orange painted Class B freight motors. It can also be used to partially letter other equipment painted in the Traction Orange scheme, except for Class D motors. This new set is $8, and includes shipping. It’s at the very bottom of the Resin Car Works decals and detail parts web page.


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8 thoughts on “New NYC gondola kit and MORE!

  1. Question: in the recently posted picture of the finished NYC gon model, it’s coupled to another NYC gon — is this the F and C kit? Thanks!

  2. In the end view why are the top grabs reversed? Seems to me that would present a hazard.

    Don Purney

    1. Note the top corners on the model are incorrect. They do not allow sufficient clearance for the grab irons. Take a close look at the prototype photo.
      Charlie

      1. Looks like the drop in the grab is too much compared to the photo, need a shallower grab to widen the gaps, also move the rivets from the top to under that top grab.

      2. While the model follows the prototype, some of the thicknesses are difficult to scale down to HO. The grabs are made of 0.012-inch diameter wire. The top angle of the casting is pretty thin but difficult to cast thinner. Modelers might want to use a razor blade and carefully scrape away part of the underside of the angle at the corners to thin the appearance of the top chord. – Eric H.

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