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


Kit 14.0 AT&SF Fe-6 through Fe-20 50-foot Whalebelly Box Car Rebuilds

The AT&SF rebuilt large numbers of older wood-sheathed furniture and automobile boxcars in the 1930s to compete in the growing automobile industry. These 50-foot boxcars had massive underframe components that gained reference as "Whalebelly" or "Battleship" underframes. This kit represents 1209 cars rebuilt between 1936 and 1940 that had interior lengths of 50-feet, 6-inches.

The Resin Car Works Fe-6 through Fe-20 kit is an upgraded release of the popular Sunshine Models kit. This is a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits include Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, correct Tahoe Model Works #112 USRA 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes, and Microscale decals. Couplers are not included.

Kit 14.01 includes decals for the map
Kit 14.02 includes decals for Ship and Travel lettering

Kits are $55, plus shipping.

We have posted kit info and instructions on the Extras page so kits can be built!

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AT&SF Whalebelly 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 12.0 - Soo Line AAR Modified Design 50-foot Steel Auto Boxcars

Kit 12.0 - Soo Line AAR Modified Design 50-foot Steel Auto Boxcars

Soo Line and their Wisconsin Central Division installed 600 of these double-door boxcars in 1940 and 1942 from Pullman-Standard. The cars featured Youngstown doors, 5/5 square-corner Dreadnaught ends, and Murphy improved steel roofs. Although designated as automobile cars, the centered 12’-6” door openings were preferred for paper loading from Wisconsin mills, the service for which they were originally purchased.

Kits are $70, plus shipping.

These Soo auto boxcar kits are in limited supply. ONLY FOUR KITS REMAIN. These sales are first come, first served. To minimize delays, do not order any other kits with your Soo auto boxcar kit orders.

Kits include special etched-metal ladders from Plano Model Products, laser cut wood running boards and etched-metal details from Yarmouth Model Works, Klasing brake wheels and housings, correct Tahoe Model Works trucks and Microscale decals. Couplers are not included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your SOO Auto 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 10.3 - Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) RR-43 Reefers

Kit 10.4 - Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) RR-45 Reefers

SFRD 9161 in September 1947. AT&SF photo from Keith Jordan collection.

Kit 10.3 - Rr-43 - SFRD rebuilds with Morton running boards. SFRD rebuilt and installed 766 cars in 1947.
Kit 10.4 - Rr-45 - SFRD rebuilds with Apex running boards. SFRD rebuilt and installed 500 cars in 1948.
Both classes had rectangular “solid steel riveted panel” roofs and the earlier “improved” dreadnaught ends.

These rebuilt reefers were very similar to the Rr-35/36/39/40 cars except for the ends, running boards, and trucks. All the other parts are the same and the kit instructions are also the same.

Kits are $60, 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 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.

Kits 10.1 and 10.2 - Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD) RR-35, -36, -39, and -40 Reefers

These kits are available again in limited quantities.

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.

Kits are $60, plus shipping.

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

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

Resin Car Works is reintroducing these popular insulated tank car kits!

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

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 8K gallon, insulated tank car builds.

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

Kit 9.01 is $65, plus shipping.

Decals are included along with a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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.

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

Kit 9.02 is $65, plus shipping.

Decals for both lettering versions are included, along with a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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

Kit 9.03 is $65, plus shipping.

Decals are included along with a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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 9.04 - Shippers' Car Line (SHPX), F. Pirrone & Sons lessee

Photo and model by Pierre Oliver

SHPX 4024 was built in May 1937 and the only car of this type leased by F. Pirrone & Sons.

Kit 9.04 is $65, plus shipping.

A pair of Tahoe Model Works Buckeye ARA 50-ton truck side frames and an Owl Mountain Models brass 2-inch frangible tank vent are included. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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

Kit 9.05 is $65, plus shipping.

Decals are included along with a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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

Kit 9.06 is $65, plus shipping.

Decals are included along with a pair of Tahoe Model Works truck side frames. Wheelsets and couplers are not 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.