Extra Data for Mini-Kit 3.01
Illinois Central Single-Sheathed Boxcar Series 176000 - 176999

The resin parts and decals were originally given to attendees of the 2019 RPM Chicagoland event.


Our mini-kit included the following.

  • an Accurail body and underframe
  • resin detail parts
  • Precision Design Company decals
  • correct Tahoe Model Works 40-ton ARA trucks with Barber Lateral Motion Detail sideframes
  • Tichy K style brake hardware.

All other small parts, styrene pieces, and couplers are supplied by the modeler.




Model and photos on this page by Lester Breuer.

These Howe-truss single-sheathed boxcars were built in 1927 by Pullman Car & Manufacturing (500 cars) and Mount Vernon (500 cars). All were originally placed in the 176000-176999 series, but renumbered in the 1940s into the 16000 series. These cars were distinguished by their Dreadnaught ends with three corrugations in the top panel over five in the bottom panel.

Decals were included for both the original 176000-series lettering and for the later 16000-series renumbering and relettering.

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.

Ray Breyer - prototype research
Tom Madden - castings work
Ken Soroos– decal art creation and kit instruction formatting
Lester Breuer - kit instructions and model photos

The kit instructions can be downloaded through the links below. These are large PDF files. Right click on the link and save it to your hard drive.

Mini-kit 3.01 Instructions pt 1 (6 MB)
Mini-kit 3.01 Instructions pt 2 (9 MB)
Mini-kit 3.01 Instructions pt 3 (7 MB)

Prototype images and car diagrams are included in the instruction PDF files.