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Central of New Jersey boxcar group build, pt 2

Model and photo by Ed Rethwisch

Jerry Hamsmith shares part two of the Central of New Jersey automobile box car build.

This post continues the discussion of the addition of the underframe details. The first post ended with the observation that the AB control valve and the reservoir were placed on the same side of the center sill. Although that was common practice on converted brake system cars with deep fishbelly center sills, it was not as common on cars with a standard center sill as on this CNJ car.

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Central of New Jersey boxcar group build, pt 1

Model and photo by Allen DeBraal

Jerry Hamsmith has compiled a post covering a group build for a Resin Car Works kit. Here’s Jerry with the details.

Recently, a group of fellow modelers (Ed Rethwisch, Bob Hanmer, Allen DeBraal, Jerry Zeman, and myself) successfully completed a build of the newly released Resin Car Works Kit 19.01, a Central Railroad of New Jersey 1923 door-and-a-half automobile box car. This series of posts will follow along with the build and describe our techniques. We hope this encourages modelers to build any resin kit and, specifically, aid in building this RCW kit.

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Another CNJ automobile box car

I received this photo and the description below on the day of the previous RCW blog post.

I looked at the RCW blog post and it reminded me of a model that I built in the 1970s. I used styrene as the primary material and impressed all of the rivets using an old converted sewing machine. This was one of my earliest attempts at building a 1/4″ scale freight car using styrene. The model was equipped with trucks converted to 1/4″ AAR (Proto48) standards. The lettering was from an old C-D-S dry transfer set.

Sadly this one picture is the only memory I have of the model.  

Gene Deimling

Take another close look at the model and reread Gene’s note and let it soak in. Gene shares more O scale modeling on his blog. Several of his friends also share their fine model work. You should visit and explore his blog. I suspect the O scale modeling there will inspire you to move another project forward. Many thanks to Gene Deimling for sharing his photo and notes!

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