Resin Car Works is reissuing the Illinois Central Enterprise design offset-side hopper. These were popular kits when first released in February 2016.
From 1937 to 1949, 12,000 of these offset-side twin hoppers were manufactured for the Illinois Central by a variety of builders, including the railroad itself.
This HO scale kit is a one-piece resin body and detail parts, Accurail AB brake set, Tichy hopper weights, and Microscale decals. Trucks, couplers, eye bolts, stirrups, wire, etc., are supplied by the modeler.
Visit the Resin Car Works Kits page for details and to download our PDF order form.
Instructions have been posted for the Resin Car Works decal and detail hoppers. This combo converts Atlas HO scale models to follow Chicago & Eastern Illinois and Missouri Pacific prototype offset side hoppers.
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Resin Car Works has a new HO scale kit; a New York Central 50-foot steel gondola. This kit features a one-piece carbody to ease assembly and includes several detail parts. The model reflects the cars rebuilt with Lot 591-G cars rebuilt with wood floors.
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C&O 70-ton triple hopper
Bruce Smith shares an update on a Funaro & Camerlengo HO scale hopper kit that he recently wrapped up. Here’s Bruce with the details.
This Chesapeake & Ohio triple hopper model was fairly straightforward but there was difficulty in understanding a few details. Suggestions on the RealSTMFC Groups IO discussion list a few months ago helped clarify these details and push the model towards completion.
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