Bill Darnaby sent tips on building resin tank car kits. Here are Bill’s notes and photos.
In this essay I will describe how I assembled the Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kit. This is not meant to be a regurgitation of the published instructions but, rather, to describe some different approaches and, maybe, helpful hints.
Continue reading Assembling Resin Car Works ACF insulated tank car kits
George Toman kicks off the New Year with a neat kit for a flat car load. Here’s George with the story.
I have always liked flatcars carrying heavy equipment and various loads. After seeing pictures of Artitec’s Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer I knew I had to add it to my roster. This is a resin model of a Cat D7 which was first manufactured in 1938 by Caterpillar Inc. I am not sure of the exact version of this model as there were variations offered such as a D7, D7C and D7D, but they were all similar in appearance with differences being in horsepower and options.
Continue reading Resin flat car load – Cat D7 bulldozer
George Toman sent a progress update on his SFRD reefer kits. His initial work was published on this Workbench Wednesday post and the lead image is where he left us. Here’s George with an update.
This is a second part of my work on the SFRD reefers. It took a bit longer to finish these up after seeing John Ritchie’s work on these reefer models. There were details on John’s wonderful models that I did not even know should have been there. I had just primed my models and shot a coat of SF Reefer Yellow and decided I needed to add these details. Armed with a couple tips from John and a hastily purchased Santa Fe Reefer book, I made modifications and snapped photos to document the work.
Continue reading More SFRD reefer builds!
John Ritchie recently shared progress on his latest resin freight car kit with the Resin Freight Car Builders discussion group. Here’s John with the scoop.
These Resin Car Works kits are very handsome cars, with a lot of characteristic Santa Fe detail. The kit’s master patterns are excellent, and the new one-piece body casting is equally superb. I thought I’d try adding a few details based on information in the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society’s SFRD ice reefer reference book.
Continue reading SFRD Reefer kits