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 9.0 - AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank car

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

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

Kits are $65, 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 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.

More variations of these Type 27 8K gallon insulated tank cars are coming soon!


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

Notice:
The minions at RCW thank you for the overwhelming interest in our new CB&Q XM-32 boxcar kit (#8.01). With all things popular though we have not only run out of kits, but most importantly decals. As such the kit is Temporarily Unavailable. The original decal printing was done by Rail Graphics which is no longer in business. As we search for a new decal supplier, please do not send any new orders in for this car. We will post an announcement on our blog when these kits are available again.

If you sent an order which we received before February 21, no worry as we have kits for those orders. After that date please be patient as your order will be filled, it might just take a couple of months.

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.


 

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

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.

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.

These mini-kits are $28, which includes postage. Castings, decals and a pair of the correct Tahoe truck sideframes are included.

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.

Please note these mini-kits will be made as orders arrive. Delivery to your door may be delayed.


 

 
 

Kit 6.0 - AC&F Type 27, 10,000-gallon, insulated tank car

American Car & Foundry built 284 of these insulated Type 27 tank cars between late 1936 and mid-1938. Resin Car Works is producing four versions of these tank cars representing a few prototypes and lettering styles.

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included.
Decals are included with characters printed in white.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K 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 6.02 - Cities Service Oil (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

Cities Service leased one batch of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 11800-11884 - 85 cars built with 60-inch dome in May 1938

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K 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.

Frank Hodina's pre-production model.

 

Kit 6.03 - Paluxy Asphalt Company (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

Paluxy Asphalt leased two batches of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 11010-11059 - 50 cars built with 67-inch dome in October 1937
SHPX 11920-11944 - 20 cars built with 67-inch dome in May 1938

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K 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 6.04 - United States Rubber Products (SHPX marks)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

United States Rubber Products leased one batch of these 10K gallon cars.

SHPX 10866-10871 - 6 cars built with 60-inch dome in December 1936

Kits are $65, plus shipping. A pair of Tahoe truck side frames are included, but couplers are not included.
Decals are included with characters printed in white.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AC&F Type 27 10K 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.