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Lots of new decals…

We have eleven new decal sets. Many of these will be featured on cars modeled in the forthcoming Prototype Railroad Modeling, Volume Four. Complete list of decals

New PRRP and restocks

Prototype Railroad Profile No. 4 covering Missouri Pacific Panel Side Gondolas is available and now, in two “flavors” to cover this large group of 2,400 gondolas

model web

If this is a success, we will release other titles in the series and go back and offer printed versions of the earlier titles. Stay tuned!

In addition to the restocks listed below (in the next post) we also have restocked a couple other items:

A few of the Ann Arbor cars left from Cocoa Beach


There are a few of the kits for the Ann Arbor single sheathed box and automobile cars left from Cocoa Beach. Links as follows:

There are also some of the P118 – Pressure Head Cylinder and Integral Lever Bracket. In addition to the cars listed in the instructions, I have found a few more uses for these parts, most notably many PRR cars that had KD brakes with the integral slack adjuster lever bracket, including the FM, GS, G22, X23, X24, X25, X28, X29. Most of these cars retained this arrangement when equipped with AB brakes, meaning that the AB schedule reservoirs and AB valve were added, but the cylinder from the KD brakes was retained. Enjoy!

Lots to update…

There is a lot to update…


First, a new kit: the CB&Q/C&S/FW&D XM-25/-26. Board-by-board patterns, a fully detailed underframe, accurate decals… a beautiful model.

Next, a new book for pre-order ($36.00 until November 11, $42.00 thereafter): Focus on Freight Cars, Volume Eight: Refrigerator Cars 3


Restocks on many parts, a number available of the first time in years:

Finally, a new decal set: Santa Fe AAR 70-ton 65’6″ Gondolas (Ga-47/-48/-55/-70)

P.S. the Ann Arbor cars were almost entirely sold out at Lisle. I’ll have a handful at the NJ Garden State RPM this Saturday and then we hope to restock by year’s end.

P.P.S. the ’32 ARA revised editions are coming… there were some changes to the layout that took longer than I guessed and I also incorporated some images acquired at Lisle. Please be patient, it’ll be worth it! ETA of about two weeks and shipped out immediately thereafter.

Some restocks and a couple new decals

We have a few product updates and a couple new decals, as well. Also, Focus on Freight Cars, Vol. Six has arrived and Vol. Seven is at the printer.

We have new quantities of the Pressed Steel Car 8,000 gallon tank car kits:

We also have some parts sets back in the fold that were available long ago. You can use a Branchline kit from Atlas (here, but need to contact Atlas to specify door opening size):


More stuff is in the works…

FOFC Vol. 7 and 1932 ARA Box Car book pre-orders and New Decals plus stock updates

There is a lot of new stuff to update… here goes!


Pre-publication orders are being accepted for Focus on Freight Cars, Volume Seven: Rebuilt Box & Automobile Cars. $36.00 through October 2 and $42.00 thereafter. Delivery in the second half of October. More details here


Pre-publication orders are also being accepted for the thoroughly revised edition of the 1932 ARA Box Car book. $60.00 through October 8 and $70.00 thereafter. Delivery in the second half of October. More details here

Restocks of resin stuff (more is coming)

New decals available:

ONE NOTE: New offerings will have new and different reweigh, repack, and brake test stencils created for each set, meaning there will be different combinations in each set, providing modelers with new data in each set for their specific modeling era. For example, the data in these PFE sets is different for each set, making it easy to add reweigh, repack and brake test stencils for your era that are always different.

P.S. Focus on Freight Cars, Volume 6 is complete and we are awaiting books from the printer. They’ll ship as soon as they are here, likely end of next week.