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 17.2 - 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.

This kit returns for a very limited run. Only 18 decal sets for the Old Reliable version are available. The kit will be retired when the decals are gone.

Kit 17.2 includes decals for repainted cars with the Old Reliable slogan.

Kit 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 11.0 - Great Northern Mid-Century 40-foot, 6-inch
Composite Wood-Sheathed Boxcars

From 1937 to 1942 the Great Northern purchased 8000 boxcars of a design similar to that of the A.A.R. 1937 boxcar, but with two variations. The built up center sill matched the 1922 design and the GN cars had wood sheathed sides. Resin Car Works reissues this kit due to many requests.

The cars had various paint schemes applied during their GN service life. ACF records show that the 1937 built cars had boxcar red ends, roof and underframe with mineral brown sides and trucks. Those same records show black ends, roof and underframe on the 1941 built cars while maintaining mineral brown sides and trucks.

The prototypes wore a number of GN lettering schemes over the years. The first herald used on these cars had the goat facing out inside a circular logo. Later cars arrived with the simplified side facing goat. A couple different slogans were applied over time and eventually the railroad lettering on the left side was enlarged to a billboard style lettering.

Kit 11.01 is $55, plus shipping. Decals are included. A pair of Tahoe Buckeye ARA 50-ton truck side frames are included. Wheelsets and couplers are not included. This kit has a one piece body to ease construction. The earlier Klasing power brake hardware and vertical staff are also included in the kit.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your GN Composite Wood-Sheathed boxcar 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 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.