Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual, Volume Three: Refrigerator Cars. Click on the link for information about the discounted pre-order price.
Focus on Freight Cars, Volume Three: Refrigerator Cars and Volume Four: Steel Box Cars are being re-printed. Click on the links for information about discounted pre-order pricing.
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
The next volume of the Focus on Freight Cars series is being printed. Ordering information, including the pre-publication discount may be found via this link.
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
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:
The following are back in stock:
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!
The Rohm & Haas versions of the Pressed Steel tank cars will arrive in January. For more info and an image of the decal artwork, click here
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.
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…