Tag Archives: Resin kit builds

Building a Speedwitch Media SP A-50-4 Automobile Box Car

Peter Hall has been busy on a few projects. He sent the following details on his latest freight car build. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

I recently had an opportunity to build one of these fine HO scale models from Speedwitch Media. The mold work for the castings is beautiful and well-detailed, and the kit goes together very nicely.

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Frank’s Models, pt 2

Resin Car Works Chief Frank Hodina returns with part two of his recent trackside photography. Here are his model notes. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

This is a continuation of an earlier post featuring some of my HO scale fleet on a sceniced portion of the layout. These were taken under LED lighting rated at 6500 Kelvin. We lead off this post with Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic 17016, which was a limited run Resin Car Works kitbash kit featuring an Intermountain car body, extra resin and etched metal details, and decals.

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Illinois Central Enterprise offset hoppers

Matt Smith sent photos and notes on his recent IC hopper builds. Here’s his info on the models. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

I picked up a pair of Resin Car Works Illinois Central Enterprise hoppers during last year’s Chicagoland RPM. I had a chance to meet Frank Hodina and Eric Hansmann. It’s neat to meet to folks behind these great kits. I had never built a complete rail car model in resin and I wanted a new challenge. I had dealt with resin years ago during my scale modeling days, back then the pieces were crude and needed a lot of work. Boy have times changed. I was very impressed with the quality and fidelity of castings. The fine detail is amazing!

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