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Illinois Central Square Corner Boxcar

Jerry Hamsmith shared an activity report on a group boxcar kit build. One of the final products is being switched on Jerry’s layout in the lead photo. Here’s Jerry with the details.

A few friends and I just completed the group building of Resin Car Works Kit #8.02. I thought I’d share the results. Each of us have different modeling eras, which affects the final outcome of our builds.

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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.