It is the end of October and modeling building may be on your horizon. I have a few new items to temp you with. We only have a few suppliers in our scale these days so we need to support them by purchasing their wares.
GLACIER PARK MODELS
Glacier Park offers a few really nice kits for 1/4″ scale modelers. Their original Southern Pacific G-50-23 composite gondola has been joined by two new adaptations. The first is the G-50-22 all steel gondola and the G-50-23 extended height G-50-23 gondola. All three kits offer an entertaining build that will result in an exquisite scale model of real prototype cars.
EXTENDED HEIGHT G-50-23
The much needed all-steel drop bottom gondola kit is now available.
This version is equipped with the Miner hand brake system. The other cars come with the Klasing style hand brake. This version of the kit is similar to many modern general service cars used by other railroads.
The price for the kits is $99.95 each and $14.95 shipping. An optional precision cut lead weight set is $9.95. The weight is designed to fit in the centersill. Trucks, couplers and decals are not included but can be purchased from Protocraft.
Glacier Park can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org
TWIN STAR CARS
Ross Dando has a few more of his exquisite flat car kits available. Don’t delay as they will go quickly.
This is a superb kit with an incredible amount of detail top and bottom. Hope that Ross does another kit one day.
SOUTHERN CAR & FOUNDRY
Jon Cagle has recently moved into his new building in Sanford, FL. His building provides space for Jon’s business and several leased spaces. He is in the process of getting back into the Southern Car & Foundry resin car kit business. Jon has been casting for a number of suppliers in the hobby for their kit line. His first offereing is an absolutely super kit for a 1932 ARA boxcar just about ready for release. It will feature a one-piece body with a seperate floor. High quality resin, etched metail parts, wood running boards and the usual details needed to outfit the brake system and such.
The kit isn’t quite ready so don’t start bugging Jon quite yet. He (we) will announce when it will be available to order.
Well as Bugs Bunny once said: