Resin Car Works has HO scale kits available now for the Santa Fe 50-foot Whalebelly boxcars. Visit our website for kit details and the order form. There are two kit versions with different decal sets, 14.01 and 14.02. The kits are $55 each and include Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, correct Tahoe Model Works #112 USRA 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes, and Microscale decals. Please note the specific kit you need on your order.
We do not take kit orders via email. Please print out and complete the PDF order form on our website and send it in with your payment and shipping details.
As a bonus, RCW honcho Frank Hodina has created waybills for your Whalebelly boxcar.
These are Microsoft Excel files that you can customize for your layout and models. These Whalebelly boxcars were in dedicated service. The image above shows the freight waybill on the left and the consigned empty waybill on the right. Frank researched GM auto plants and found this actual car movement. Four cycle car/cards were note required for cars in this service. Here are the links. Right click to download these Excel files.
Tony Thompson has written extensively on using prototype waybills. Here’s one of his posts with links to typewriter fonts.
In other Resin Car Works news, the Soo automobile boxcars (Kit 12.0) are almost sold out. Only six kits remain. Visit our website for kit details and the order form. Orders arriving after the kits sell out will be returned.
With the holidays just ahead, order processing and shipping will slow due to family and work commitments. Please be patient as we fulfill your orders. We are now shipping kits with Priority Mail and your check isn’t cashed until the kits are mailed.
We produced an Illinois Central boxcar mini-kit as a gift for 2019 RPM Chicagoland attendees. We have received many requests for these so our minions are assembling packages for an upcoming release. Almost all the parts are at hand. A release announcement will be posted here soon.
The parts transform an Accurail boxcar body to follow an IC prototype. The Resin Car Works mini-kit will include the Accurail car body and underframe with the new resin ends and parts. Decals, Tichy brake hardware, and Tahoe Model Works truck sideframes will also be included.
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