Time for a Resin Car Works kit update. Orders have been much stronger than expected for our Kit 11.0 reissue, the Great Northern mid-century 40-foot, 6-inch composite wood-sheathed boxcar. Please be patient as we catch up on mailing your kits. The first batch hits the mail this week.Continue reading RCW update
John Riddell sent a photos and details on his HO scale kitbashed, multi-compartment tank cars. We think you will find these most interesting. Here’s John with the info.
TCLX 2038 was built from three LifeLike Proto2000 8000 gallon Type 21 tank car kits. The prototype was one of an order of 25 tank cars built by Canadian Car & Foundry in 1920, as TCLX 2017-2051. TCLX (Transit Company Limited) was absorbed by Imperial Oil Limited approximately 1953.Continue reading Multi-compartment tank cars
ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection
Resin Car Work chief minion Frank Hodina recently discovered some lost treasure; a stash of decals from our first kit run! These are for the Shippers Car Line acid tank car Kit 1.01. Very few decal sets are on hand for these kits. When these are gone, the kits will truly be gone. Visit the website for details and the order form.Continue reading April RCW kit updates
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.