Yarmouth Model Works has launched a new kit in 1/4″ scale. They have released a urethane kit for a Pennsylvania Railroad X31f automobile car. The prototype is a 40′ double door car modified by the railroad to raise the roof allowing cars or Jeeps to be stacked at an angle.
The kit is composed of an one piece body casting, with the iconic roof having been rendered in 3D. You willl find laser-cut running boards, etched ladders along sill steps and other key details. The brake equipment is from San Juan Model Company (former San Juan Car Comany) injection molded plastic.
Custom decals were produced by National Scale Car for this project. National is now the producer of Speedwitch HO decal line. The decals appear to be nicely done.
The link below will take you to the Yarmouth website.
Future kits are possible if Yarmouth is successful with this launch.
The kit retails for $165.00 plus postage
Currently there are only 46 kits available
After a long delay, the Protocraft 50′ automobile cars are starting to arrive from Boo Rim. COVID-induced labor shortages and shipping capacity has been frustrated Protocraft and their customers. The model shown about is a Denver& Rio Grande Western composite 50′ car based upon an ARA design. Like all of Protocraft’s products a great deal of research and effort has gone into producing an accurate rendering the prototype.
Till next time,