Fenton Wells sent along several photos of recent HO scale kit builds. Follow along for the details. Click on any image here to review a larger size.
All of these freight car kits are recent projects. Not all of these are resin kits but some are kit bashed with resin parts. The lead photo here is of Canadian National 472966, a 10-foot interior height InterMountain (formerly Red Caboose) kit with Sylvan Hutchins roof and NSC-1 ends.
Here’s another look at that Canadian National car with the Hutchins roof and some weathering.
Canadian National 474075 is a standard Red Caboose 10-foot interior height car with details and weathering.
Canadian Pacific 249645 is a 10-foot interior height InterMountain (formerly Red Caboose) kit with Sylvan Canadian Pacific ends and extra details added.
Grand Trunk Western 581052 automobile box car is an Accurail kit with the Standard Car Company door-and-a-half kit applied. The car ladders were cut off, with appropriate grab irons and Nut-Bolt-Washer castings applied.
Southern Railroad 119345 low side gondola is a Smokey Mountain (SRHA) resin kit with a custom load of limestone. Some details are not noticed at a glance. Small paper route tags, angle cocks and air hoses, and chalk marks are typical smaller details that are applied after the models are weathered.
Southern Railroad 287772 is a Sunshine hi-side gondola kit with a custom scrap load.
All the Canadian cars received Black Cat decals, which I enjoyed using on these models. The sets include lots of extra info for lettering cars. I have three more Canadian cars to build before I finish my journey north of the border.
We thank Fenton Wells for a nice set of photos and details to present a Virtual RPM here on the blog. Questions and comments can be posted below. Please follow the instructions so your comment can be posted. All comments are reviewed and approved before they appear. To subscribe to this blog, enter your info for a comment and check the last box to notify of new posts by email.
7 thoughts on “Virtual RPM 2”
Fenton thank you for sharing. It is a pleasure to look at your work.
Jim DuFour just pointed me here since we were in the NERPM hands-on clinic on the 1-1/2 door GTW cars. I’d hoped to at least get mine done first if not best – and your effort here is both. VERY nicely done! I assume you used the Black Cat decals? There are a lot to apply and having your built-up/lettered example will be an excellent guide. Thanks for posting!
Nice job Fenton. Thanks for sharing your virtual RPM.
It is great to see some resin/plastic hybrid builds. Some great models can be built that way. My favorite here is the GTW Accurail car. I do like 40′ SS double door cars!
Well done Fenton!
I love seeing Fenton’s built up models. Great variety of subject matter. well done my friend!
Excellent work as always. The scrap loads look great. Fenton Wells will be presenting two clinics at the Mid-Eastern Region NMRA convention in October. http://www.mer2016.org
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