Saturday, October 14, 2017

There! Done!

Nothing like working to a deadline!
Here they are, the first 3 of a series of HO scale boxcar kits, which are recreating the AC&F postwar 50 ton, 40' steel boxcars.

These cars all have the ACF designed "Carbuilders" roof and the "Carbuiders" end.
This roof design has never been offered in a boxcar kit before.
The kits all have custom decals, custom etchings, one piece bodies, and include Kato ASF A-3 trucks.
The kits will be initially offered for sale at the Chicagoland RPM at the end of this month. And will be on the website right after that weekend.
The kits will retail for $60.00 USD ea.
I'm super pleased with how these models have turned out and I hope you are too.
Now I'm going to lean back in my chair and relax for a bit.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It must be October

Cause I'm in pre-RPM frenzy again.
The Chicagoland RPM is mere weeks away and yet again, here I am not quite ready.
On the bench are the 3 pilot models for the ACF built boxcars.
By end of day they should be ready for the etched running boards, but they are still somewhere between here and Germany. However I do expect to have the running boards in hand by weeks end.
Which means paint this weekend and decals this coming week.
And while things are drying it'll be writing instruction packing kits, etc.
In a remarkable change of habit, this year, I'm not waiting on castings.
A box of boxes, each white box contains a little bit of modeling joy.
Well the clock is ticking and thee things don't build themselves.
See you in Lisle!