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Kit reissue!

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.

Building the RCW Illinois Central boxcar mini-kit

John Golden, currently living in Ramstein, Germany, recently completed his Resin Car Works Illinois Central single-sheathed boxcar mini-kit. Here are John’s notes.

I just completed my Resin Car Works’ Mini-kit 3.01, Illinois Central single-sheathed box car.  This model has been featured twice on the RCW blog. First was with the mini-kit introduction and Lester Breuer’s model instructions, which you can access on the kit extras page. The instructions include all the prototype information gathered on the car by the RCW minions. Later, George Toman followed up with his excellent February 2020 post.  

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