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 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.