I first met Ryan Tamburrino on Facebook as he asked me a weathering question. The discussion moved to B&O box cars and then he mentioned printing his own. In O scale. Here’s Ryan with some of the details.
It all started in May 2022, when, after a few discussions with George Podas about creating 3D printed Baltimore & Ohio prototype truck sideframes. He nicely nudged me multiple times to consider designing a B&O M-27F boxcar in O scale.
George Toman shares his work updating a couple HO scale reefer kits. George has some cool techniques in this post.
In 1923, the Western Pacific joined Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) and added a number of cars to the PFE fleet. The cars were built to current PFE standards and designs. They featured a WP herald on the right side. Although owned by the WP, were part of the general PFE fleet.
George Toman submitted notes on his work building a reefer kit. Here’s his story. I have always liked colorful reefers seen in freight trains or reefer blocks. Fruit Growers Express, Pacific Fruit Express, Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch, and many others have caught my eye. When Yarmouth Model Works released their attractive Armour reefer, I could not resist.