I was going through my collection of decals the other day and realized that I probably had many more than I will ever need. Sounds like eBay will get some contributions to their bottom line.
The “collection” got me thinking about developing a bucket list of projects that I want to do before…… I started to compile a list of car projects along with the layout that I am building and all of the things that implies.
The classic 1932 ARA boxcar is in the works as a set of patterns for a commercial kit. Every railroad will need a few of these very common cars.
I still have a few of the old kit I did for Chooch. Protocraft did a new set of decals for the Overnight scheme as shown in the photo above.
I have a Weaver B&O wagontop stored away awaiting time to do a modification to the import to more accurately depicts the prototype door and Duryea underframe.
I want to build this Mather Patent C&IM boxcar.
This rebuilt USRA boxcar is on my list of projects.
This California Dispatch six compartment wine car is an interesting challenge. Most of the wine cars were built by General American rather than AC&F like the above car.
I plan to build this STC tank car with Associated Oil marking. Southern Car & Foundry has talked about releasing a kit for this car. I also have a Lionel Type-21 tank car that will be rebuilt into a Type-25 like the one shown below.
This is on my list of 1937 AAR boxcars along with a bunch of other steel cars.
Oh yes, I can’t pass up on this Mather car. In fact, I am building this car currently. It has been a challenge since there are no published plans but a number of good photos. Protocraft has released a new set of decals for this 10′ interior height version along with the shorter 8’7″ version.
There are more cars that need to be done. Not sure which cars will get done. I will add to the list as time goes on.