Available HO scale Kits

Production runs will be limited with no guarantee of reruns.

Please keep in mind these important points about Resin Car Works kits.

  1. All kits will be run in limited batches. Additional limited batches of specific kits may be run as demand warrants.
  2. All kits will contain custom parts; resin castings, decals, any special parts like photo-etchings, brake parts and instructions. These parts are supplied by small garage operations and arrive in batches for kit packaging. Staggered arrival of kit parts could delay filling orders for several months before everything is on hand.

Several previously produced kits are not currently available.

Details for out of production kits can be reviewed on the Resin Car Works Kit archive page.


Kits 17.1 and 17.2 - Louisville & Nashville 40-foot steel, drop bottom gondola

The L&N added more than 9,000 cars of this steel gondola design to their coal hauling fleet through the 1920s. These Pressed Steel Car Company products had an inside length of 40’ 6”, an inside height of 4’ 7 ½”, and 1765 cubic foot capacity. They were equipped with six drop doors and their ends were flat with two horizontal reinforcing ribs.

This kit has a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits include Tichy Train Group brake hardware, Tahoe Model Works #01 50-ton Dalman two-level truck sideframes, and Precision Design Company decals. Couplers, wheelsets, and car weight are not included.

There are two versions of this kit.

Kit 17.1 includes decals for the as-built lettering.
Kit 17.2 includes decals for repainted cars with the Old Reliable slogan.

Kit 17.1 and 17.2 are $45 each, plus shipping.

Info and kit instructions are available on this page of extra files to assist in your L&N steel gondola builds.

Please print out and complete this order form with the proper item code and quantity, then send it in with payment to the address on the form.


Kit 8.04 - DSS&A AAR Modified Design 40-foot steel boxcar

The DSS&A purchased 100 of these steel-sheathed 40-foot single-door boxcars with an interior height of 10-feet, 4-inches. They were built in 1940.

The kit consists of a one-piece resin body, floor and detail parts; Plano Models etched ladders; Yarmouth etched roof walk and etched supports; A-Line stirrups; Tichy AB brake set and Ajax hand brake hardware; assorted wire sizes and grabs; Precision Design Company decals; and the closest Tahoe Model Works truck type that is available. The modeler is to supply any small styrene bits, chain, couplers, weight and small screws needed to complete the model.

Kit 8.04 is $60 each, plus shipping.

Please print out and complete this order form with the proper item code and quantity, then send it in with payment to the address on the form.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your boxcar builds.


Kit 8.02 - Illinois Central AAR Modified Design 40-foot steel boxcar

Starting in 1939, the Illinois Central began purchasing steel-sheathed 40-foot single-door boxcars with an interior height of 10-feet, 4-inches. Between 1939 and 1940, the IC purchased 5000 boxcars of this design before construction ended due to WW2 steel rationing. The first 3000 of these cars had square corner-post ends and are the focus of this kit.

The kit consists of a one-piece resin body, floor and detail parts; Plano Models etched ladders; Yarmouth etched roof walk and etched supports; A-Line stirrups; Tichy AB brake set and Ajax hand brake hardware; assorted wire sizes and grabs; Precision Design Company decals; and the closest Tahoe Model Works truck type that is available. The modeler is to supply any small styrene bits, chain, couplers, weight and small screws needed to complete the model.

Kit 8.02 is $60, plus shipping.

Please print out and complete this order form with the proper item code and quantity, then send it in with payment to the address on the form.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your boxcar builds.


 
 

Kit 2.01 - Illinois Central, Enterprise design, 33-foot, offset-side, twin hopper

From 1937 to 1949, 12,000 of these offset-side twin hoppers were manufactured for the Illinois Central by a variety of builders, including the railroad itself.

This is a one-piece resin body and detail parts, Accurail AB brake set, Tichy hopper weights, and Microscale decals. Everything else, like trucks, couplers, eyebolts, stirrups, wire, etc., is supplied by the modeler.

Kit 2.01 reissue is $35, plus shipping.

Please print out and complete this order form with the proper item code and quantity, then send it in with payment to the address on the form.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your hopper car builds.