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L&N gondola builds

Jerry Hamsmith and his modeling gang have been busy with another group build. This time, they are working on a Resin Car Works Louisville & Nashville steel gondola. Here’s Jerry with the report.

A number of friends and I recently completed this build. Let’s start with some prototype information before we start building kits. The lead photo is a 1927 Pressed Steel Car Company builder image from the Bill Welch collection.

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New Equipco brake wheel parts

Resin Car Works has a new HO scale detail part available. Distinctive Equipco hand brake wheels and gearboxes were used on many freight cars from the 1930s and into the 1960s. The parts are 3D prints from Shapeways, printed with the Fine Ultimate Detail material otherwise known as FUD.

We thank Gene Green for his expertise and access to his archive. These parts could not have been produced without his assistance. The brake wheel part follows a late 1930s Equipco design. This is the only Equipco version Resin Car Works is producing at this time.

Please visit the Resin Car Works Decals & Parts web page for more details.

Please note these Equipco brake wheel parts will be made as orders arrive. Delivery to your door may be delayed.

New Resin Car Works products

Pullman Standard Builders Photo, Lot 5805, Class Boxcar CGW 92000. Photo from the Mike Skibbe collection.

The Resin Car Works minions have been busy. The next release is an HO scale mini-kit that includes castings of Pullman Standard “Carbuilders” corrugated ends, decals, and a pair of the correct Tahoe truck sideframes for a Chicago Great Western boxcar. Continue reading New Resin Car Works products