George Toman shares his progress on a special HO scale model. Here are his notes.
While attending the 2017 RPM Chicagoland meet I received a mini-kit for a Chicago Great Western 40-foot boxcar. This car had proprietary Pullman-Standard “Carbuilder” corrugated round corner ends that were once available from the late Stan Rydarowicz. The car ends were made special for this min-kit by using new technology to create the masters for this kit. The new semi-scale coupler box parts are also included. These are made to fit the semi-scale Kadee #158 whisker coupler.
I plan on presenting a clinic for constructing my version of this car at the 2018 RPM Chicagoland. In the construction I used General Arrangement Drawings to build the correct underframe and brake layout, and to apply ladders and other hardware components.
The basic model is an Intermountain 1937 AAR box car kit. The new ends were installed along with a few extra details. The model will have a trust plate installed before heading to the paint shop. It will be lettered for the CGW.
I look forward to the 2018 RPM Chicagoland event. I enjoy attending the great clinics and meeting prototype modelers. I can’t wait to see what this year’s mini-kit will be!
What’s on your workbench?