Craftsman Kit Models by Kansas City Kits

Manufacturer:Kansas City Kits
Category:Flat Car
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:50'
Of an unknown prototype. Painted but not decaled yet. The wood kit included brass stake pockets and cast metal end sills. It has grab irons but no sill steps yet. Pacific Rail Shops trucks and Kadee S #808 couplers were added. The HO-scale military car was just a prop for the photo.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Kansas City Kits
Category:Tank Car 2-dome
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
The tank car kits, offered in one-, two-, and three-dome versions, consisted of a wooden tank (basically a large wooden dowel), wooden domes (shaped wooden dowels), and stripwood from which to construct the frame. No trucks or couplers were supplied. They were equivalent to the Strombecker wooden HO-scale kits of the late 1940s. The model in the photo, built by prize-winning modeler Kent Singer, has been heavily made over. Kent built the chassis pretty much per kit instructions, but added a lot of detail, such as rivet strips, steps, ends, safety placards, and brake gear. He also embossed thin styrene wrappers for the tank and domes, added tank bands, grab irons, handrails, ladders, dome top castings, and more. National Type B trucks are brass River Raisin imports. Decals are Champ/Enhorning.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes

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