Available 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 four to six weeks before everything is on hand.

Several previously produced kits are not currently available.

Details for kits not currently available have been moved to a separate archive page for these Resin Car Works products.


Kit SE 1.0 - GATX Type 30, 8,000-gallon, Class 103/203 tank car

These are Special Edition releases and limited to a few dozen kits.

This kit is different from previously released Resin Car Works GATX tank cars as it lacks all the small typical parts like brake components, grabs and wire. Please note there are rumors of a plastic version of this car is in the works. We have no knowledge as to when the plastic product will be released. We’ve been messing with this GATX tank car kit for years and have accumulated enough casting sets for this Special Edition.

In 1928 General American Tank Car Company introduced a standard tank car design that was noted for the year the first car was constructed, Type 28. The Type 28 design became the standard for all GATC tank cars constructed until after WW2. Certain unnoticeable design changes in 1930 led to the Type 30. The notable spotting feature of the Type 28/30 is an open frame without any side or end sills. The frame featured massive truck bolsters with poling pockets on the ends.

A variety of companies leased or purchased Type 30s to haul edible food commodities, such as corn oil, cane syrup, cotton seed oil, fats and liquid sugar. The food commodities cars could be ICC Class 103 (safety valves) or Class 203 (frangible membrane vents). Since these food companies were conscious of the advertising potential of the cars, they were often painted in bright colors to display the company name and logo. Scroll down for prototype details on the two kits that are available.

These Special Edition releases are limited to a few dozen kits. These kits are $50 each, plus shipping and Illinois sales tax if you live in the state.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your GATX Type 30 8K gallon, tank car 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 SE 1.01 - SCO Tank Car Lines (SCOX)

Photo by Bill Darnaby.

Southern Cotton Oil Company (SCOX) listed 402 cars in the 1940 Official Railway Equipment Register. Most of these were 8,000-gallon capacities, but there were a few 10,000 and 12,500 gallon cars. All cars were numbered within SCOX 1 to 780 series. In 1946, the number of cars with SCOX reporting marks was down to 343. By 1950
the cars and reporting marks were gone.

The kit consists of two-piece resin tank casting, one piece frame casting, and resin detail sheet. Also included are decals, Precision Scale Company brass handrail stanchions, pipe “T” and air hoses, Elgin Car Works etched tank bands and GATX tank car stirrups, and Plano Models etched tank car placard boards. The kit lacks all the small typical parts like brake components, grabs and wire.

These Special Edition releases are limited to a few dozen kits. These kits are $50 each, plus shipping and Illinois sales tax if you live in the state.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your GATX Type 30 8K gallon, tank car 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 SE 1.02 - Clinton Company (GATX)

The Clinton Company of Clinton, Iowa, leased General Americal Type 30 8,000 gallon cars for corn syrup transportation. The leased cars were ICC Class 204, distinguished by the style of vent used. GATX 13000-15699 was one of the larger series of GATX 8,000 gallon cars with 1985 cars listed in the 1943 Official Railway Equipment Register.

The kit consists of two-piece resin tank casting, one piece frame casting, and resin detail sheet. Also included are decals, Precision Scale Company brass handrail stanchions, pipe “T” and air hoses, Elgin Car Works etched tank bands and GATX tank car stirrups, and Plano Models etched tank car placard boards. The kit lacks all the small typical parts like brake components, grabs and wire.

These Special Edition releases are limited to a few dozen kits. These kits are $50 each, plus shipping and Illinois sales tax if you live in the state.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your GATX Type 30 8K gallon, tank car 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 6.0 - AC&F Type 27, 10,000-gallon, insulated tank car

American Car & Foundry built 284 of these insulated Type 27 tank cars between late 1936 and mid-1938. Resin Car Works is producing four versions of these tank cars representing a few prototypes and lettering styles.

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included.
Decals are included with characters printed in white.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K gallon, insulated tank car 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 6.01 - Shippers Car Line (SHPX)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents several Shippers Car Line batches that were installed in the mid-to-late 1930s. These had two different size domes, which are both included in the kit.

SHPX 10847-10865 - 19 cars built with 60-inch dome in December 1936
SHPX 10872-10885 - 14 cars built with 60-inch dome in February 1937
SHPX 11000-11009 - 10 cars built with 67-inch dome in October 1937
SHPX 11060-11079 - 20 cars built with 67-inch dome in October 1937
SHPX 11080-11099 - 20 cars built with 67-inch dome in October 1937
SHPX 11885-11919 - 35 cars built with 67-inch dome in June 1938

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K gallon, insulated tank car 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 6.02 - Cities Service Oil (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

Cities Service leased one batch of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 11800-11884 - 85 cars built with 60-inch dome in May 1938

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K gallon, insulated tank car 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.

Frank Hodina's pre-production model.

 

Kit 6.03 - Paluxy Asphalt Company (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

Paluxy Asphalt leased two batches of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 11010-11059 - 50 cars built with 67-inch dome in October 1937
SHPX 11920-11944 - 20 cars built with 67-inch dome in May 1938

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K gallon, insulated tank car 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 6.04 - United States Rubber Products (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

United States Rubber Products leased one batch of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 10866-10871 - 6 cars built with 60-inch dome in December 1936

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included.
Decals are included with characters printed in white.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K gallon, insulated tank car 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.