Modern O Scale has released their Thrall gondola kit. It is a 52′ model which features a single piece body and a mix of plastic, urethane and brass parts to detail the body casting. A custom sprue of ABS parts were made for this kit. Like all of the Modern O Scale kits, trucks, couplers and decals are separate. This is an excellent first kit the get your feet wet with building an urethane model. The price is $160 plus shipping. A second batch is already in the works based upon the customer response. Use the link above to obtain ordering information and availability.
Glacier Park Models has both the all-steel G-50-22 and the sugar beet version of the original Southern Pacific G-50-23. The kits are injection molded ABS and do require some patience in the assembly process.
Southern Pacific G-50-22 Gondola kit retails for $99.95 plus shipping.
The G-50-23 gondola with side extensions for hauling sugar beets retails for $135.00 plus shipping.
Twin Star Cars released a Rock Island flat car kit for a rebuilt 53-foot car. Ross Dando is the owner of Twin Star and pattern maker for this exquisite kit.
Robert Leners tried his hand at building the kit version and scratch building the original design which was 47′.
EYE CANDY by Erik Lingren
The master artist, photographer and modeler strikes again. This time he has taken a Protocraft 1937 AAR boxcar and finished it with paint and Protocraft decals. The model is interesting that it was built with a Duryea underframe which Protocraft did a great job on.
Eruk makes excellent use of the Colorado sky and small diorama to captue these realistic photos. I “borrowed” the pictures from FaceBook.
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