Extra Data for Kits 14.01 through 14.04
AT&SF Fe-6 through Fe-20
50-foot Whalebelly Box Car Rebuilds
The Santa Fe created more rebuilt boxcars than any other railroad. They reconstructed large numbers of 50-foot wood-framed furniture/auto cars that were originally built in the 1906-1912 years. The original cars had four massive sills and were transformed into all-steel auto and general service cars.
Beginning in 1936, the rebuilding created eleven classes of 50-foot double-door steel cars, the Fe-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, and 20 for a total of 1,249 cars. These distinctive 50-foot rebuilds played a key role in making the ATSF competitive in the automobile, automobile components, and auto parts hauling from the Midwest to assembly plants in California and Texas. These kits have Dreadnaught ends.
The Resin Car Works Fe-6 through Fe-20 kits were an upgraded release of the popular Sunshine Models kit with a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits included Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, correct Tahoe Model Works #112 USRA 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes, and Microscale decals. Couplers were not included.
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
Ken Soroos – decal artwork, car history, and kit instruction
Charlie Slater - original masters
Frank Hodina - additional masters, kit instructions and model photos
Richard Hendrickson provided research materials in the original Sunshine Models production.
These files are intended to help you build our models.
Kit 14.0 instructions Part 1 (5.5 MB PDF file)
Kit 14.0 instructions Part 2 (7 MB PDF file)
Kit 14.0 instructions Part 3 (7 MB PDF file)
Need a waybill for your model? Download and print!
Richard Hendrickson collection