Extra Data for Kits 9.01 to 9.06
AC&F Type 27, 8,000-gallon, insulated tank cars

Kit 9.01 is ready for service. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

These kits reflect insulated tank car prototypes with 8,000 gallon capacity. These tank car models have not been available as HO scale kits and are produced from completely new masters. The frame is a one piece part where only the details need to be applied. The tanks and domes were created as 3D models to ensure that the various dome sizes and tanks fit. Decals were created directly from prototype images.

The kits are composed of cast resin parts, decals, cast brass parts from Precision Scale Company, etched parts from Yarmouth Model Works, plastic parts, wire and grabs from Tichy Train Group, and appropriate truck side frames from Tahoe Model Works.

Resin Car Works would like to thank the following rail historians and modelers for their high quality work. Without their efforts, these kits would not have been produced.

Ed Hawkins– prototype research
Tom Madden - for 3D modeling to produced the tank and dome patterns. and for his castings work
Ken Soroos – decal creation and kit instruction coordination
Frank Hodina - kit instructions and model photos

These Tahoe Model Works trucks are the closest available that reflect the prototype. Side frames are included with the original kits.

  • Kit 9.01 Warren Petroleum - Tahoe Model Works - TMW-006 Double Truss AAR 50-ton truck
  • Kit 9.02 SHPX Mathieson lessee - Tahoe Model Works - TMW-006 Double Truss AAR 50-ton truck
  • Kit 9.03 SHPX - Tahoe Model Works - TMW-006 Double Truss AAR 50-ton truck
  • Kit 9.05 SHPX Wecoline lessee - Tahoe Model Works - TMC-015 40-Ton ARA truck
  • Kit 9.02 SHPX Paluxy lessee - Tahoe Model Works - TMC-015 40-Ton ARA truck

Here are files intended to help you build our models.

The kit instructions are large PDF files so there are two separate files to download. Right click and save them to your hard drive. These are the same instructions for RCW Kit 6.0, the AC&F 10K gallon insulated tank cars. While the tank is different, assembly is the same.

Kit 9.0 Instructions 1 (14 MB)
Kit 9.0 Instructions 2 (15 MB)
Kit 9.0 Instructions 3 (7 MB)
Kit 9.02 Instruction page insert (1 MB)

Prototype photos and data

AC&F Type 27, 8K gallon, insulated tank car prototype data (PDF file)


These prototype photos are from the collection of Ed Hawkins and used with permission.

Kit 9.01 Warren Petroleum 5030
Kit 9.01 Warren Petroleum color image
Kit 9.02 SHPX 4009, Mathieson Alkali Works lessee
Kit 9.02 SHPX 4010, Mathieson Alkali Works lessee
Kit 9.03 SHPX 4016
Kit 9.03 SHPX 4030
SHPX 4024, F. Pirrone & Sons lessee
Kit 9.05 SHPX 4019, Wecoline Products lessee
Kit 9.06 SHPX 4034, Paluxy Asphalt Company lessee