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.


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.

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.

 


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

A few more castings arrived so we can re-introduce this mini-kit.

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.

Mini-kit 1.01 is $28, which includes postage. Castings, decals and a pair of the correct Tahoe truck sideframes are included.

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.

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.


 
 

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.