Extra Data for Kit 11.01
Great Northern Mid-Century 40-foot, 6-inch
Composite Wood-Sheathed Boxcars

GN composite wood-sheathed boxcar ready for the paint shop.

An excellent and complete history of these cars was published in Railway Prototype Cyclopedia (RP CYC) 23 by Patrick C Wider, Mid-Century Composite Box Cars – Late Wood-sheathed Anachronisms.

End view of the GN composite wood-sheathed boxcar.

The GN composite wood-sheathed boxcar in service.

Resin Car Works would like to thank the following rail historians and modelers for their high quality work. Without their efforts, these kits would not have been produced.

Tom Madden - casting work
Ted Culotta - decal artwork
Ken Soroos – kit instruction coordination
Frank Hodina - masters, kit instructions and model photos

These files are intended to help you build our models.
Kit 11.0 instructions Part 1 (4 MB PDF file)
Kit 11.0 instructions Part 2 (3 MB PDF file)
Kit 11.0 instructions Part 3 (1 MB PDF file)

 
 

Prototype photo details for Kit 11.01
Photos are from the collection of Ted Culotta and used with permission.
GN 50032 - Photographer and location unknown. Circa 1954
GN 50044 - Photographer and location unknown. Circa 1952
GN 51855 - Photographer and location unknown. Circa 1961
GN 51920 - Photographer and location unknown. Circa 1963

Early version of the prototype had Klasing power handbrake hardware. These extra parts are included in the kit.

GN composite wood-sheathed boxcar with Klasing hand brake hardware.

Klasing ad
Klasing drawing