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RCW December update

Photo from the Richard Hendrickson Collection.

Here’s news from RCW honcho Frank Hodina.

Resin Car Works is going on hold until the New Year. The holidays are compounding our commitments with family activities and a vacation for a couple of weeks.

We had the best of intentions, but the UTLX Class X kit is a bust! No additional models will be produced. I don’t know what it is about the model, but I just don’t like how it has turned out. If I had known what I know now I would have saved many people a lot of work. I don’t like wasting time. We apologize if you were looking forward to these kits but there have been too many difficulties in the production process and additional product will not be released.

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Workbench Wednesday

Here is something a few Resin Car Works customers will need. We were a little late completing the instructions for the new UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits, but they are now available on our website. Click here for a page of extras to help build your kits. We will have images of Frank’s completed kit coming soon.

As noted previously, Resin Car Works sold out of the initial production runs of these tank car kits at RPM Chicagoland. Our minions have been working to produce more parts for new kits. A blog announcement will be made when we have more of these UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits ready to ship. Thank you for your patience.

Workbench Wednesday

Frank Hodina shares some news from his workbench.

This isn’t a typical Workbench Wednesday post, but more of a kit update. Recently I was assembling the parts for the new Resin Car Works UTLX 10K Class X tank car kit. In building the car I found I had screwed the pattern up splendidly! In the above image, the blue line on the tank indicates where the joint between the upper and lower sections is supposed to be. I used a common plastic tank as the base for the pattern and I never checked the bottom course width with the drawing.

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