Here’s the fourth feature for the Jerry Hamsmith group kit build of the HO scale Missouri Pacific resin box car.
The above builder photo gives an excellent view of the B end detail for these cars. It clearly shows the original tack and route board color was black. Note the very high position of the hand brake. This image guides the next steps for body details with the B end details and running boards.
The Jerry Hamsmith group kit build keeps rolling along. Here’s Jerry with the latest update.
After completing the underframe details, the group moved on to the car body. The major details to install are the grabs, ladders, running board, and B end brake components. Each member had a slightly different approach to these details.
Jerry Hamsmith shared the next group kit build progress summary. Here’s Jerry with the details.
A group of modelers (Ed Rethwisch, Chris Vanko, Bob Hanmer, Allen DeBraal, Brad Hanner, and myself) have been progressing on the newly released Resin Car Works Kit 8.05, a Missouri Pacific 1942 ACF boxcar. Part one summarized the background and first steps. The focus this time is on the sill steps and brake appliances. We hope this encourages modelers to build any resin kit and, specifically, to aid in building this RCW kit.