I shared a couple photos from the recent NERPM event with RCW honcho Frank Hodina. He liked Bob Cronin’s truck models and suggested a blog post. Bob obliged with several photos and notes from his processes. Here he is with the scoop.
My interest in trucks built in the 1950s and 60s dates back to my childhood and fits my model railroading era. I chose Sylvan Scale Models because they make HO scale resin vehicle models that are prototypical to the golden age of trucking.
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.