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 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 1.01 - Shippers Car Line 7,000-gallon acid tank car

We found a few decal sets for this acid tank car kit. Supplies are very limited.

These prototypes were built between 1939 and 1942 for several lessees. Decals include data for two car numbers.
   SHPX 7001 - 7003 (built 12-39) General Chemical Company, Inc.
   SHPX 7004 - 7005 (1-40), 7025 - 7037 (11-40) National Aniline & Chemical Co.
   SHPX 7085 - 7094 (10-41) (No Lessee Lettering)
   SHPX 7095 - 7101 (7-42) Consolidated Chemical Industries, Inc.

Kit 1.01 is $67, plus shipping.

A pair of Tahoe Model Works Buckeye ARA 50-ton truck side frames are included. Wheelsets and couplers are not included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your acid 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 for


Kit 1.06 - DuPont 7,000-gallon acid tank car

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

This is a very limited run of tank car kits to celebrate our fifth anniversary!

This was one of our original kits but with decals for the E. I. DuPont lessee. We only have 35 decals sets for these kits and the original decal supplier is no longer in business.

SHPX 7063 - 7080 were built in May 1941. Decals include data to letter any car in this series.

Kit 1.06 is $67, plus shipping.

A pair of Tahoe Model Works Buckeye ARA 50-ton truck side frames are included. Wheelsets and couplers are not included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your acid 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 9.0 - 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.