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 16.0 Pacific Fruit Express R-30/40-9 Reconditioned Wood Reefers

Model and photo by Peter Hall

The Western Pacific had about 2,660 R-30-9 class cars in-service to 1952. This reefer kit has a one-piece carbody to ease assembly and includes the following detail parts:

  • Plano Model Products etched ice hatch latch bars
  • Tichy PFE built-up reefer underframe, turnbuckles, ice hatches and platforms, and K and AB brake sets
  • A-Line stirrups
  • Tahoe Model Works Barber lateral motion 50-ton truck sideframes
  • Tom Madden’s cast airline “T’s”
  • Speedwitch decals
  • assorted wire sizes

Couplers and wheelsets are not included.

Kit 16.01 PFE/Western Pacific R-30/40-9 is $60.00, plus shipping.

Info and kit instructions are available on this page of extra files to assist in your PFE R-30/40-9 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 15.0 Milwaukee Road 48'-6" welded composite gondola with drop bottom doors

The Milwaukee shops built 1035 of these 48' 6" long composite gondolas in 1937. The cars featured welded construction, a hallmark of Milwaukee rolling stock of that era. The cars had drop bottom doors and were numbered in the 80000-81034 series. The cars were rebuilt with steel sides and solid steel floors starting in the mid-Fifties. These prototypes have never been produced in HO scale.

This is a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits include Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, Tahoe Model Works #110 ACF 70-ton A-3 truck sideframes, and Precision Design Company decals. Couplers are not included.

Kit 15.0 is $50, plus shipping.

Info and kit instructions are available on this page of extra files to assist in your Milwaukee composite gondola 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 14.0 AT&SF Fe-6 through Fe-20 50-foot Whalebelly Box Car Rebuilds

The AT&SF rebuilt large numbers of older wood-sheathed furniture and automobile boxcars in the 1930s to compete in the growing automobile industry. These 50-foot boxcars had massive underframe components that gained reference as "Whalebelly" or "Battleship" underframes. This kit represents 1209 cars rebuilt between 1936 and 1940 that had interior lengths of 50-feet, 6-inches.

The Resin Car Works Fe-6 through Fe-20 kit is an upgraded release of the popular Sunshine Models kit. This is a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits include Tichy Train Group ladders and brake hardware, correct Tahoe Model Works #112 USRA 50 ton Andrews truck sideframes, and Microscale decals. Couplers are not included.

Kit 14.01 includes decals for the map
Kit 14.02 includes decals for Ship and Travel lettering

Kits are $55, plus shipping.

We have posted kit info and instructions on the Extras page so kits can be built!

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your AT&SF Whalebelly 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.


Kit 12.0 - Soo Line AAR Modified Design 50-foot Steel Auto Boxcars

Kit 12.0 - Soo Line AAR Modified Design 50-foot Steel Auto Boxcars

Soo Line and their Wisconsin Central Division installed 600 of these double-door boxcars in 1940 and 1942 from Pullman-Standard. The cars featured Youngstown doors, 5/5 square-corner Dreadnaught ends, and Murphy improved steel roofs. Although designated as automobile cars, the centered 12’-6” door openings were preferred for paper loading from Wisconsin mills, the service for which they were originally purchased.

Kits are $70, plus shipping.

These Soo auto boxcar kits are in limited supply. ONLY FOUR KITS REMAIN. These sales are first come, first served. To minimize delays, do not order any other kits with your Soo auto boxcar kit orders.

Kits include special etched-metal ladders from Plano Model Products, laser cut wood running boards and etched-metal details from Yarmouth Model Works, Klasing brake wheels and housings, correct Tahoe Model Works trucks and Microscale decals. Couplers are not included.

Check out this page of extra files to assist in your SOO Auto 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.