George Toman wrapped up an Illinois Central HO scale boxcar and filed a report. George started with a mini-kit that was given to many RPM Chicagoland registrants. The parts are seen in the lead image. Here’s George with the details.
Each year at the RPM Chicagoland meet the first 100 registrants receive a mini-kit gift. The 2019 mini-kit prototype was an Illinois Central single-sheathed boxcar from the 16000-16975 series. The mini-kit included a set of resin parts and proper decals along with a list of other recommend parts. I always enjoy receiving mine and look forward for ways to improve upon the basic kit and instructions to build a more accurate model.
Resin Car Works has HO scale kits available now for the Santa Fe 50-foot Whalebelly boxcars. Visit our website for kit details and the order form. There are two kit versions with different decal sets, 14.01 and 14.02. The kits are $55 each and include Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, correct Tahoe Model Works #112 USRA 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes, and Microscale decals. Please note the specific kit you need on your order.
We do not take kit orders via email. Please print out and complete the PDF order form on our website and send it in with your payment and shipping details.
One of the premier prototype modeler events is a few weeks away. RPM Chicagoland will be held October 24-26 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Lisle, IL. Thirty-eight presentations have been confirmed for the event. Check the website for full details.