New S scale resin on the way

Someone I know sent me a few photos of boxcars in-progress on his workbench. Here’s what I can tell you:

– These are the test-builds for soon-to-be-released kits in S scale.
– They’re for prototypes that are being offered for the first time in 1:64.
– As the photos suggest, one is a single-sheathed car, while the other is steel-sided.
– They feature sharply-cast resin with details in resin, wire and other media – including custom-produced photo-etch.
– Modellers of North American prototypes are going to want some of each.

Mystery boxcars - steel

Mystery boxcar - single sheathed

Here are a couple of photos of the frames on the steel cars. Note the variation in placement of appliances:

Mystery boxcar - steel - frame detail 1

Mystery boxcar - steel - frame detail 2

And here’s a view of the frame on the single sheathed car. (The image is a bit fish-eyed – that’s the lens, not the model!)

Mystery boxcar - single sheathed - frame detail

I’ll post more details over the next few days…

8 thoughts on “New S scale resin on the way

  1. Awesome! I’ve been expecting these for some time as Jim posted photos of the test shots a while back in the NASG magazine. I will need a number of these cars. I currently have 5 1937 cars on the workbench. Building them in a batch as I need rolling stock for the layout Yes VERY excited indeed!

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