Jerry Hamsmith has been busy with a resin kit group build and sent a progress summary. Here’s part one.
Recently, a group of fellow modelers (Ed Rethwisch, Chris Vanko, Bob Hanmer, Allen DeBraal, Brad Hanner, and myself) successfully completed a build of the newly released Resin Car Works Kit 8.05, a Missouri Pacific 1942 ACF boxcar. This series of posts will follow along with the build and describe our techniques. We hope this encourages modelers to build any resin kit and, specifically, to aid in building this RCW kit.
The Resin Car Works minions are kicking off the New Year with a new HO scale kit! The Missouri Pacific added 350 new AC&F-built steel box cars in 1942. Cars were lettered for the MP as well as subsidiaries I-GN and StLB&M.
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.
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.