Resin Car Works lead minion Frank Hodina has finished working on an HO scale Fruit Growers Express reefer. This project uses a mini-kit that will be given to a couple hundred RPM Chicagoland attendees next week.
George Toman shares an update on the latest Resin Car Works kits that are on his workbench. Here’s George with some details.
Two Resin Car Works Santa Fe Refrigerator Department Reefers (Kit 10.0) are nearing completion. One will have the round Preco fans as used on class RR-36 and -40 cars. The other model will get the Square Preco fans as used on RR-35 and -39 cars. That’s where the holes are on the left side near the side sill. I followed RCW basic construction instructions with a few changes as follows.
Santa Fe Refrigerator Department reefers are the latest Resin Car Works HO scale freight car kit! A total of 1,360 SFRD rebuilds in the RR-35, -36, -39, and -40 classes were added in the mid-1940s. This new kit reflects these prototypes. Decals were created directly from prototype images. Tahoe Models #012 USRA 50-ton Andrews sideframes are provided in the kit.
In other Resin Car Works kit news, the CB&Q XM-32 AAR 40-foot steel boxcar (Kit 8.01) is again available. Our decal supply has been replenished and kits are shipping for those orders that had been on hand.
Our AC&F Type 27, 10,000-gallon, insulated tank car kits (Kit 6.0) are no longer available. All of our formerly available kits can be found on this webpage. Click on any of those model names or images to access the original information pages plus the links to the kit Extras pages.
All of our kit instructions are available as downloadable PDF files that are on the Extras page for each specific kit.
Keep on building!
It’s time for another update on Resin Car Works kits!
The CB&Q XM-32 boxcars (Kit 8.01) remain on hold as we await a decal shipment. Up next will be the SFRD Rr-35/36/39/40 refrigerator cars. These will be released at the Santa Fe Historical and Modeling Society convention in Lisle (same place as RPM Chicagoland) on the July 21st weekend. We will post a blog announcement when these kits are available via the Resin Car Works kits page.
A flat car load is nearly ready. This will be an electrical transformer load. Frank did a similar load for Sunshine Models years ago. This new version will be a one-piece kit with some extra crates.
Coming in the fall, we hope to release the Soo 50-foot, steel-sheathed automobile boxcar. If casting goes well, we will try and have the 70-ton Milwaukee Road composite gondolas available.
Looking beyond, a UTLX 6.5K gallon X-3 tank car with two frame styles is targeted towards the end of 2018, or early 2019.