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.


Kit 4.02 - Union Tank Line (UTLX) Class X-3 10,000-gallon tank car, w/54-inch diameter dome

A special Resin Car Works release!

Standard Steel Car Company builder photo

The kit includes a resin tank, frame and detail parts, which include an AB brake set. Detail parts also include:

  • Precision Scale Company brass tank car stanchions
  • Tichy K brake set
  • Turnbuckles and tank car detail parts
  • Tahoe Models 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes
  • Precision Design Company decals
  • Assorted wire and grab irons

The modeler supplies everything else like small styrene bits, chain, couplers, weight, wheelsets, and small screws to complete the model.

Kit 4.02 is $65 each, plus shipping.

Photo from the Richard Hendrickson Collection

Info and kit instructions are available on this page of extra files to assist in your X-3 10,000 gallon tank car builds.

Chalk Marks

Also available is a decal set of HO scale chalk marks. The decal set is $4 and only available with a kit purchase. These are not available separately. Include them as Chalk Marks 1 on your order form with your kit order details.

The decal set is on light blue paper not brown as in the image here.

Chalk Marks 1 decal set $4 each, only available with a kit order.

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


Kit 4.03 - Union Tank Line (UTLX) Class X-3 6,500-gallon tank car, w/1937 frame

The Union Tank Line introduced the X-3 tank car design in 1917. This Resin Car Works kit (4.03) best reflects a series of 6.5K-gallon capacity UTLX X-3 tank cars built in 1937 by American Car & Foundry. The prototype cars were numbered 7500-9499. These cars had a different underframe from the original 1917-built X-3 cars, and they had bolted safety dome covers.

This new RCW kit is an update of a Sunshine Models kit produced in 2003 from Frank Hodina's masters. Portions were redone to make the kit easier to construct. These updates also corrected a few detail errors found in the original kit.

The years since the original kit release were put to good use learning about UTLX equipment and the company’s operations. One correction from the original kit was a dome which was too large in diameter. The decal set has also been updated to include more numbers and details.

The new RCW kit consists of a resin tank body and underframe. Detail parts include:

  • Photoetched eye bolts
  • Brass stanchions
  • Plastic AB brake set
  • Stirrups
  • Assorted wire sizes and grabs
  • Decals
  • Appropriate Tahoe Model Works truck sideframes.

The modeler supplies everything else like small styrene bits, chain, couplers, weight, wheelsets, and small screws to complete the model.

While they last, an extra decal set will be included with artwork from Ted Culotta. These were printed when the RCW 10K X-3 was issued in 2016.

Kit 4.03 is $65 each, plus shipping.

Info and kit instructions are available on this page of extra files to assist in your X-3 6,500 gallon tank car builds.

Chalk Marks

Also available is a decal set of HO scale chalk marks. The decal set is $4 and only available with a kit purchase. These are not available separately. Include them as Chalk Marks 1 on your order form with your kit order details.

The decal set is on light blue paper not brown as in the image here.

Chalk Marks 1 decal set $4 each, only available with a kit order.

Please print out and complete this order form with the proper item codes and quantities, 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.