Frank wanted to offer an update on this Milwaukee gondola kit as we have teased this before. Are there any Milwaukee Road fans out there?
A new email discussion list has started and modelers have been sharing their work. Here are a few of the posts. A link to the group will be offered at the end.
On my workbench is an HO scale Speedwitch Media kit K111, a 1.5 door, single-sheathed automobile boxcar built by the Pere Marquette in 1926-27. Mine reflects their second group of cars, which rode on Dalman Two-Level trucks. I lettered one side of the car for the PM and the other side for the C&O, their final owner. I built the model 2-3 years ago and in the intervening time started improving ladders using 0.010 styrene rod to replace the ladder rungs. I did the same for this model before painting using my preferred Badger “Modelflex” paint and my reliable Badger 155 Anthem airbrush at 20 lbs. PSI. I have started adding chalk mark decals and will add reweigh and lube date decals.
Here’s the latest Resin Car Works HO scale freight car kit! The CB&Q installed 16,000 cars in the XM-32 boxcar class between 1940 and 1958. This new one piece body kit best represents about 4000 boxcars built during World War II. The kit includes decals and a pair of Tahoe Model Works AAR double truss 50-ton truck side frames.