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 10.0 - Santa Fe Refrigerator Department (SFRD) RR-35, -36, -39, and -40 Reefers

The Santa Fe began updating their USRA design, fishbely centersill, wood sheathed reefers in 1936. This program rebuilt more than 10,000 reefers into modern steel-sheathed cars.

This Resin Car Works kit represents the SFRD rebuilds of the RR-35, -36, -39, and -40 classes built between 1944 and 1946 for a total of 1,360 cars. Each of these car classes had unique fan and running board hardware.

Kit 10.1 includes decals for the map lettering version
Kit 10.2 includes decals for the “Ship and Travel …” lettering version

Please specify which kit you need on the order form.

Kits are $60, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included with a number of prototype options.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your SFRD reefer 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 9.0 - AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank car

American Car & Foundry built 151 of these insulated Type 27 tank cars between late 1929 and mid-1943. Resin Car Works will produce a few versions of these tank cars representing different prototypes and lettering styles.

Kit 9.01 - Warren Petroleum Co. (WRNX)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents several Warren Petroleum cars that were installed in 1943.

WRNX 5000-5240 - 25 cars built with 22-inch dome in July 1943

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K 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 9.02 - Shippers' Car Line (SHPX), Mathieson Alkali Works lessee

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents nine Shippers' Car Line tank cars built between 1936 and 1938, leased to Mathieson Alkali Works.

SHPX 4009-4014 - 6 cars built with 22-inch dome in February 1936
SHPX 4031-4032 - 2 cars built with 22-inch dome in March 1938

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K 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 9.03 - Shippers' Car Line (SHPX)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents Shippers' Car Line tank cars built between 1936 and 1938.

SHPX 4015-4017 - 3 cars built with 22-inch dome in July 1936 for tar service
SHPX 4030 - 1 cars built with 22-inch dome in March 1938 for coconut oil service

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K 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 9.05 - Shippers' Car Line (SHPX), Wecoline Products lessee

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents ten Shippers' Car Line tank cars built in 1936 and leased to Wecoline Products, Inc. to transport edible oils.

SHPX 4004-4007 - 4 cars built with 22-inch dome in February 1936
SHPX 4018-4023 - 6 cars built with 22-inch dome in October 1936

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K 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 9.06 - Shippers' Car Line (SHPX), Paluxy Asphalt lessee

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This model represents Shippers' Car Line tank cars built between 1938 and leased to Paluxy Asphalt Company.

SHPX 4033-4034 - 2 cars built with 22-inch dome in March 1938

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included. Decals are included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K 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 8.01 - CB&Q XM-32 AAR 40-foot steel boxcar

The CB&Q installed more than 16,000 of the XM-32 class cars between 1940 and 1958. Our kit best represents about 4000 of the early cars built during World War II.

These 10-foot, 6-inch inside height, 10-panel side cars were produced for the CB&Q, C&S, and FW&D. Cars were built in various years and equipped with various component parts. Car series and specific hardware components can be found at the Steam Era Freight Car site in charts compiled by Ed Hawkins.

Kit 8.01 is $50, plus shipping. Decals are included. A pair of Tahoe Double Truss truck side frames are included. Wheelsets and couplers are not included. This kit has a one piece body to ease construction.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your CB&Q XM-32 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.


 
 

Mini-kit 1.01 - Pullman Standard “Carbuilders” corrugated ends

This HO scale mini-kit is a pair of cast resin ends and a set of Chicago Great Western decals than can be used to transform an Intermountain 1937 AAR box car to reflect an interesting prototype. A similar Red Caboose model can also be used but the ends are cast onto the carbody and will need to be removed in order to install these replacement parts.

Model work and photography by George Toman

The proprietary Pullman Standard “Carbuilders” corrugated ends were used on two series of Chicago Great Western 1937 AAR box cars.

CGW 91000-91099 – Built 9/1944, Lot 5771
CGW 92000-92149 – Built 9/1945, Lot 5805

Pullman Standard Builders Photo, Lot 5805, Class Boxcar CGW 92000. Photo from the Mike Skibbe collection.

The Pullman Standard specialty item was specified as “Steel Ends – Carbuilder – Corrugated Round Corner” in the car order bill of materials. The master was created by Jason Kliewer and printed as a 3D solid model. These were cleaned up and used to make molds to cast these resin ends.

These mini-kits are $28, which includes postage. Castings, decals and a pair of the correct Tahoe truck sideframes are included.

The RPM Chicagoland forum has a discussion thread on building these models.

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.

Please note these mini-kits will be made as orders arrive. Delivery to your door may be delayed.