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New Kit Announcement

Resin Cars Works is pleased to announce the release of our sixth kit; Insulated AC&F Type 27 Class 103/104 tank cars!

The first series of kits have 10,000 gallon tanks, which were generally used in the transport of asphalt. Decals have been produced to offer the standard Shippers Tank Car Lines lettering and for lessees Paluxy Asphalt, Cities Service, and United States Rubber Company.

These tank car models have not been available as HO scale kits and are produced from completely new masters. The frame is a one piece part where only the details need to be applied. The tanks and domes were created as 3D models to ensure that the various dome sizes and tanks fit. Decals were created directly from prototype images.

The kits are composed of cast resin parts, decals, cast brass parts from Precision Scale Company, etched parts from Yarmouth Model Works, plastic parts, wire and grabs from Tichy Train Group, and appropriate truck side frames from Tahoe Models.

These kits are $65 each, plus shipping and Illinois State taxes, if you happen to live in Illinois. Check the Kits page on the Resin Car Works website for prototype photos, model-specific details, and an order form.

Other tank sizes and lettering schemes of these insulated tank cars are future release possibilities!

RCW Update as 2017 starts up

Orlando E. Romig photo from the Carnegie Museum of Art Collection of Photographs, 1894-1958, Carnegie Museum of Art, 1998.65.2.

It seems like just yesterday when we released our second kit, the Illinois Central hopper. It’s hard to believe that was at the end of February. The Resin Car Works minions were busy in 2016 with several kit releases and 50 posts here on the blog.

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RCW Holiday update


Resin Car Works is experiencing a basic rule of economics with supply and demand at the moment. Demand for our latest kits has been stronger than expected and our supplies have dwindled. In fact, we have to temporarily discontinue the Missouri Pacific 50-foot box car due to very low parts inventory. We hope this kit will be available again in a month or two.

We thank everyone for their patronage and patience as orders are fulfilled. In this holiday season, it may take extra time to receive parts to fill the kit boxes and orders. If you have sent in an order, please be patient over the next month.

As a reminder, Resin Car Works is not a business in the traditional sense. Our parts are not imported from overseas. Friends assist with various production phases and parts are produced in small batches. Crew have full time jobs and families that come first. Your order will be processed as soon as possible. We are most thankful for your business. The demand encourages us to dream of future RCW projects.

The Resin Car Works crew wishes all of you a most happy and healthy holiday season!