I first met Ryan Tamburrino on Facebook as he asked me a weathering question. The discussion moved to B&O box cars and then he mentioned printing his own. In O scale. Here’s Ryan with some of the details.
It all started in May 2022, when, after a few discussions with George Podas about creating 3D printed Baltimore & Ohio prototype truck sideframes. He nicely nudged me multiple times to consider designing a B&O M-27F boxcar in O scale.
John Golden tackled a neat HO scale box car project recently. He shared the following details and photos for the blog.
Earlier this year I purchased a custom set of HO scale resin freight car parts from Westerfield Models to assemble a unique Rock Island single-sheathed box car. Modification and assembly of the parts is simple and any modeler could create a similar car with a little time and patience.
George Toman submitted notes on his work building a reefer kit. Here’s his story. I have always liked colorful reefers seen in freight trains or reefer blocks. Fruit Growers Express, Pacific Fruit Express, Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch, and many others have caught my eye. When Yarmouth Model Works released their attractive Armour reefer, I could not resist.