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Missouri Pacific boxcar group build, pt 1

Ed Rethwisch model and photo

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.

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Tichy hopper upgrades

I was trolling around on a hard drive the other day and stumbled upon a Bill Welch blog post. Bill originally posted this in September 2019 to the Steam Era Freight Car discussion list. It came up recently on that list. Here’s Bill’s work on upgrading an HO scale Tichy USRA hopper kit.

A few years ago, the Boys at the Clearwater Car Shops built a few of the Tichy Train Group USRA two-bay hoppers for their favorite railroads. A few details were installed to upgrade the fine model.

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