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Most of my rolling stock is now scratchbuilt. Exceptions are several boxcars and gondolas from Trout Creek kits; boxcars from B.T.S. kits; a resin boxcar from an Art Griffin kit; and boxcars, coal jimmies, and a stock car from Alkem kits. Links to these companies are on my home page. Click on the pictures below to see larger images. I scratchbuild cars mainly from wood and styrene, and a few from resin castings using molds I made. I often modify kits for more detail or to model a different prototype.



Newest Additions to Roster
LV hopper gondolas Lehigh Valley 28' double hopper gondolas. Number Built: 5; Material: Scratchbuilt from wood. Plans from a late 19th Century edition of National Car Builder.
Grand Trunk boxcars Grand Trunk boxcars. Number Built: 2; Material: Scratchbuilt from styrene. Plans drawn from photos and dimensions from equipment register
Home road, including Lehigh Valley and Southern Central
boxcars LV Boxcar Roster
boxcars LV Flat Car Roster
boxcars LV Gondola Roster
LV hopper gondolas Lehigh Valley 33' double hopper gondolas. Number Built: 4; Material: Resin. Canfield and McGlone kits.
boxcars LV Reefers
Southern Central Box car Southern Central 34' boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. The Southern Central actually had a very small roster and I'm very fortunate that Art Griffin has a photo and decals for this boxcar. I sort of guessed at the height and width of the car based on the age and the number of grabirons on the ends. I don't need many of these cars because most of the rolling stock I see in photos of the time have Lehigh Valley cars.


Points North
RW&O boxcar Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg 34' White Line boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. This is a scratchbuilt model for a railroad that eventually became part of the New York Central.
West Shore boxcar West Shore Fast Freight Line 34' boxcar. Number Built: 2; Material: resin and styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. This car represents my first attempts at resin casting. Sides and underframe were cast in resin from molds I created from my own masters. The roof is styrene. I had limited success and in fact I still wonder whether casting makes sense when I need so few cars for a particular prototype. I can build a basic boxcar in what I consider a reasonable length of time. Much of the work is in the details, which have to be added anyway.


Points East
Central Vermont Boxcar Central Vermont 28' boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. Modified B.T.S. kit.
Boston and Lowell Boxcar Boston & Lowell 28' boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. This is a modified B.T.S. kit of a 32' Boxcar. It was shortened in length and details were added to correspond with the photo of the prototype car I bought with the Art Griffin decal. The trucks are an old set I bought many years ago.


Points South
B&O Boxcar Baltimore & Ohio 28' boxcars. Number Built: 2; Material: wood; Lettering: Clover House dry transfers. Modified B.T.S. radial roof boxcar kits, shortened in length to 28'.
boxcars Building B&O boxcars from B.T.S. kits.
Erie Box Cars NYLE&W 28' boxcars. Number Built: 2; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. One of these cars was built with modifications from a Trout Creek Engineering kit, the other from scratch using the same materials and castings. This is a good way to develop scratchbuilding skills.
Erie Box Car Erie 34' boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals.Scratchbuilt using Art Griffin photo of prototype car
Erie Box Car Erie 28' Diamond Line boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals.Scratchbuilt using Art Griffin photo of prototype car
GWD Box Car New York, Lake Erie & Western RR 34' boxcar. Built from a Canfield and McGlone resin kit. Click on picture for a minireview.
PRR Box Car PRR 34' XB boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. Built from Amesville Shops kit; click on picture for a description.
PRR gondola PRR GE Gondolas. Number Built: 2; Material: wood. Built from Amesville Shops kit; click on picture for a description.
PRR Box Cars PRR 28' boxcars. Number Built: 3; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. Built from B.T.S. kits with no modification (that I can recall.)
Erie Box Cars PRR 28' Union Line boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. Built from B.T.S. kits with some modifications to match the prototype photo from Art Griffin
PR Box Car Reading 34' boxcar. Built from a Canfield and McGlone resin kit. Click on picture for a description.
Erie Box Cars Syracuse, Binghamton & New York 34' Box car. Number Built: 2; Material: styrene with cast resin underbody; Lettering: Clover House dry transfers. The SB&Y eventually became part of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR


Points West
USRS Box Cars USRS 28' boxcar. Number Built: 1; Material: styrene; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. The U.S. Rolling Stock Company manufatured rail cars and leased them to railroads.
SOO Boxcar LaBelle kit with minor modifications
Combination Boxcar Alkem kit of Illinois Central Car of 1850's and later, modified with added roofwalk
CMSL Union Line Boxcar Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Union Line 28' boxcar. Resin kit and decals from Art Griffin.
CM&StP Boxcars Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul 28' boxcars. Number Built: 2; Material: wood; Lettering: Art Griffin decals. Modified B.T.S. PRR boxcar kits.

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