Kits Not Currently Available

This webpage is an archive for Resin Car Works kits that are not currently available. Links remain active for the pages of extra details, directions, and prototype images.


Kit 5.01
Missouri Pacific 50’-6” 50-Ton All-Steel Automobile Cars
and Bx Express Box Cars

This was a special kit for us to produce, as the one-piece body pattern comes from some of the last casting work done by Martin Lofton, who was Sunshine Models. This car was also composed of the last set of patterns done by Charlie Slater for Martin. The kit was a tribute to all the work Martin did to advance prototype modeling. And while the patterns could have been updated to better match some of the newer detail parts, it was left as Martin had cast them.

On May 9, 1941, the Missouri Pacific Railroad placed an order for 100 of these automobile cars with the American Car & Foundry Company. They were to become the first all-steel 50’ box cars on MoPac’s roster. The order was divided into three lot numbers depending on the interior arrangement. In December 1941 MoPac received the cars that were built at ACF’s plant at Madison, Illinois.

  • Lot 2317, 40 cars, M.P. 88300-88339, equipped with Whitehead & Kales racks
  • Lot 2318, 35 cars, M.P. 88400-88434, equipped with Evans “Unitloaders”
  • Lot 2319, 25 cars, M.P. 86150-86174, without racks

This was a limited run kit.

Decals were included with characters printed in white for the freight version. White and dulux gold decals were also included for the early passenger version.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your MP Automobile box car builds.


 

Kit 4.01 - Union Tank Line (UTLX) Class X-3 10,000-gallon tank car

The Union Tank Line introduced the X-3 tank car design in 1917. This Resin Car Works kit best reflects a series of 10K-gallon capacity UTLX X-3 tank cars built in 1923. The prototype cars were numbered as follows:

  • 27825 – 29324 1500 cars built by American Car and Foundry
  • 29325 – 29999 675 cars built by Standard Steel Car Company
  • 36500 – 36999 500 cars built by Cambria Steel

Decals were included with characters printed in yellow.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your X-3 tank car builds.

 


7-40, Pullman-Standard photo, SLHTS Archives collection.

Kit 3.01
Soo Line/Wisconsin Central, Pullman-Standard, Square-Corner Box Cars

Resin Car Works offered a very limited run of full kits to build and decal HO scale models of these steel-sheathed box cars. The Soo Line installed 850 of these Pullman-Standard built cars in 1940 and 1941, plus an additional 50 cars for their Wisconsin Central subsidiary. These were special HO scale mini-kits with the major items supplied. The kits included an undecorated InterMountain 10’-6” AAR boxcar, a correct Red Caboose boxcar roof, resin replacement ends and other parts, True Line Trains Klasing brake housing, and decals.

These kits included decals for each version illustrated on the PDF instruction sheet. The lettering was lifted right from the sides of the cars in prototype images. No standard fonts were used. Both styles of “S” were included on the decal sheet. The decals were printed by Microscale.

PDF of prototype data, modeling notes, and lettering schemes.

 

11-40, Pullman-Standard photo, SLHTS Archives collection.

Kit 3.02
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, Pullman-Standard, Square-Corner Box Cars

Resin Car Works offered a very limited run of full kits to build and decal HO scale models of these steel-sheathed box cars. The DSS&A 100 of these Pullman-Standard built cars in late 1940. These were special HO scale mini-kits with the major items supplied. The kits included an undecorated InterMountain 10’-6” AAR boxcar, a correct Red Caboose boxcar roof, resin replacement ends and other parts, True Line Trains Klasing brake housing, and decals.

These kits included decals for each version illustrated on the PDF instruction sheet. The lettering was lifted right from the sides of the cars in prototype images. No standard fonts were used. The decals were printed by Microscale.

PDF of prototype data, modeling notes, and lettering schemes.


Kit 2.01 - Illinois Central, Enterprise design, 33-foot, offset-side, twin hopper

From 1937 to 1949, 12,000 of these offset-side twin hoppers were manufactured for the Illinois Central by a variety of builders, including the railroad itself.

Decals were included with characters printed in white. Here's the decal art.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your hopper car builds.


Kit 2.02 - United States Army, Enterprise design, 33-foot, offset-side, twin hopper

USAX 55070-55076 were built in October 1949 by the General American Transportation Corporation. The US Navy also purchased two cars, USNX 3801 and 3802.

Decals were included with characters printed in white. Here's the decal art.

 


Acid Tank Car kits

Our first kits represented ACF Type 27 Acid Tank Cars in both 7,000- and 8,000-gallon versions. HO scale acid tank car models reflecting these prototypes have not been offered before.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your acid tank car builds.

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

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.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.


Kit 1.02 - Shippers Car Line 7,000-gallon acid tank car

These prototypes were built in 1945 and lettered for lessee Consolidated Chemical Industries Inc. Decals include data for the following car numbers.
   SHPX 7103 - 7122 (3-45)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.


Kit 1.03 - Shippers Car Line 8,000-gallon acid tank car

These prototypes were built in 1945 and lettered for lessee Consolidated Chemical Industries Inc. Decals include data for the following car numbers.
   SHPX 7148 - 7191 (3-45)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

 
 

Kit 1.04 - Consolidated Chemical Industries 7,000-gallon acid tank car

These prototypes were built in 1937 and 1938. Decals include data for the following car numbers.
   CCIX 172, 174 (Built 12-37), 162 - 163 (8-38), 450 - 453 (9-37), 410 - 411 (2-40)

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

 

Kit 1.05 - Hooker Chemical 8,000-gallon acid tank car

These prototypes were built in 1937 and 1939. Decals include data for the following car numbers and build dates.
   HOKX 215 (built 10-37), 217 (6-39), 219 (12-39)


ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.

ACF Industries, Hawkins/Wider/Long collection.