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 several months 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 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.

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

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 $50, 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.


Mini-kit 2.01 - Fruit Growers Express truss rod refrigerator car parts

For those of you that missed the 2018 RPM Chicagoland event, we are offering the conference gift of parts and decals to convert an Accurail wood sheathed reefer to reflect a FGEX truss rod prototype.

Mini-kit 2.01 - Fruit Growers Express truss rod refrigerator car parts

In 1923 the Louisville & Nashville merged their refrigerator fleet with FGEX. These L&N cars were numbered into the 20000-21849 FGEX series. In 1925, the Baltimore & Ohio followed suit, and brought their cars into the fleet including truss rod cars. The B&O cars were numbered into the 14000-14998 series under FGEX.

This mini-kit includes resin detail parts, decals, and Tichy underframe, turnbuckles, queen posts, and K brake parts.

Mini-kit 2.01 is $25, which includes postage. This is a limited run offering until the decal supply runs out.

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

Kit 8.01 - CB&Q XM-32 AAR 40-foot steel boxcar

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.