Craftsman Kit Models by Mainline Models

Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Manufacturer ID:SBC-54
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR)
Road Number:30562
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
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Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Manufacturer ID:SBC-53
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:52906
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
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Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Manufacturer ID:SBC-54
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Grand Trunk (GT)
Road Number:15639
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
Mark bought this car from Birney Summers who built this kit at around 1980.
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photo © Mark Charles
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Manufacturer ID:SBC-55
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Halifax & South Western Railway (H&SW)
Road Number:6072
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
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Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Muncie & Western (MWR)
Road Number:1024
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
Mark bought this car from Birney Summers who built this kit at around 1980.
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photo © Mark Charles
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:37'
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Petaluma & Santa Rosa
Road Number:206
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:37'
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Manufacturer ID:SBC-47
Category:Box Car, Truss Rod
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Road Number:2395
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:36'
Mark bought this car from Birney Summers who built this kit at around 1980.
Photo
photo © Mark Charles
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Poultry Car
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
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photo © (Mainline Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch (SFRD)
Road Number:24333
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Bob believes this to be a Mainline Models kit, but he's not 100% sure. The 1950s kit came with paper sides, which he replaced with styrene, but he painted it and used decals matching the original kit's decoration.
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1922
Road Name:Swift Refrigerator Line (SRLX)
Road Number:4206
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Mark bought this car from Birney Summers who built this kit at around 1980.
Photo
photo © Mark Charles
Manufacturer:Mainline Models
Category:Stock Car
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
The kit had no manufacturer's number. The kit claims to build a 36-foot stock car, but the final model winds up being a 40-foot car. Also, it is too wide at ten feet. The instructions are for their O-scale version of this model with an O-scale brake wheel included and cast metal end sills. The kit includes exploded drawings and an O-scale assembly sheet with lettering board location diagrams for 24 different railroads. The lettering supplied was printed on pre-painted boards to be glued to the completed painted car. The main photo shows Alvin's model for which he used Northeastern Scale Models trucks and Kadee couplers. The model was weathered with chalk. Photo #2 is of the SP version Bob Hogan built. Photo #3 is Allen Ambler's Armour Stock Express model. Photo #4 is of the model built by Ed. He added complete brake piping and rigging to the KC brake casting, a retainer valve and its pipe, and a smaller brass brake wheel. The staples for grab irons that were furnished with the kit were replaced by Northeastern Scale Models' wire ones. He used Scalecoat II S-2013 Boxcar Red paint to paint the added details to match the kit's body color. Finally, he installed Kadee #802 couplers, and REX Bettendorf scale trucks. No decals were in the kit for the data lettering. The finished model is quite light.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
photo © Alvin Clapp

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