Craftsman Kit Models by Train Stuff

Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car
Prototype Year/Era:1928
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:272501
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
50-ton box car kit composed of resin castings for all of the parts. No trucks or couplers were provided. C-D-S dry transfers were used to give a 1950s style of lettering. This model was modified by removing the incorrect fishbelly center sill to look more like the Duryea Cushion underframe these used. And some other details were upgraded. S-Helper Service trucks and Kadee S #802 couplers were used.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Road Number:520176
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
PS-2.
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photo © Ken Zieska
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24909
Category:Box Car
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24926
Category:Box Car, Door-and-a-half
Prototype Year/Era:1924-1935
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:59265
Prototype Class:X28
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
The original kit consists of a urethane body with a wooden floor, and cast-metal details (see Photo #4). No trucks or couplers were included with the kit. Jim re-worked his model by stripping it of its paint job, adding more details, and re-painting and re-lettering it for a later version of the PRR X28. For the decals, Jim used the correct CDS S-311 set and supplemented them with X31/X33 decals from Des Plaines Hobbies. The model in the photo still needs to have Dullcote applied as well as some weathering. The Pennsy used these to transport automobiles. Nearly all 5,000 X28 box cars were converted back to a single 6-foot door car by 1935, and re-classified as X28a. Photos #2 and 3 show Bill Lane's model (bought as-shown) from slightly different angles.
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Photo #2
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photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24923
Category:Box Car, Double-sheathed
Prototype Year/Era:1925
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
This is based on a 1925 model of an XM-2 double-sheathed car. The kit consists of a urethane body with a wooden floor, and cast-metal details. No trucks or couplers were included with the kit.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24914
Category:Box Car, Hi-cube
Prototype Year/Era:1977
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:60'
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These were auto parts cars used at the Ford plant at Edison, New Jersey. Don Thompson remembers Stan Stokrocki made the patterns for this car urethane resin kit. Bob Ristow made the logo decals and Herald King made the data decals. Liberty Models made the AB brake set and the end platforms. The floor was either custom or from Northeastern, as was the strip wood. Roller-bearing trucks were from Ace.
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photo © Jamie Bothwell
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car, Insulated, Plug-door
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Chessie System
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
50'-6" car with 9' door.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Illinois Central Gulf (ICG)
Road Number:1004668
Model Introduced:1970
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
50' 6" steel single door box car. The ICG boxcar kit consists of cast resin sides, ends, and roof: wood floor and underbody components, Ace cast metal bolster/coupler pockets, decals, and assorted soft metal and strap brass detail parts. Specimen built by Gary Jordan. Northeastern sprung Bettendorf trucks (not included). HO Kadee couplers.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24915
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:174000
Model Introduced:1980
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'6"
"Pacemaker". Kit consisted of plastic sides, ends, and roof, with cast detail parts. Did not include couplers and trucks, but Fox trucks were available separately from the company.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24925
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1924
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:X29
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:40'
Although sold undecorated, this kit is modeled after the 40-foot PRR X29 steel box car. The kit consists of a urethane body with a wooden floor, and cast-metal details. No trucks or couplers were included with the kit.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24901
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Railbox (RBOX)
Road Number:14441
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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photo © Randall Griggs
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Photo of the kit's parts.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24924
Category:Box Car, Single-sheathed
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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This is based on a 1925 model of an XM-1 single-sheathed, outside-braced car. The kit consists of a urethane body with a wooden floor. No trucks or couplers were included with the kit. Alvin added underbody details, Northeastern Scale trucks, and Kadee #5 couplers. He painted it box-car red and added the W&LE decals.
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photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Gondola, Thrall
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:67531
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Alvin built the kit as per the instruction, and added ACE roller bearing trucks, and Kadee S-scale couplers.
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photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24913
Category:Gondola, Thrall
Prototype Year/Era:1978
Road Name:Rock Island (RI/ROCK)
Road Number:400298
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:52-1/2'
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Randy won the kit on eBay. It was complete, except that the cast-resin sides had warped slightly. The kit included underbody detailing plans for the wrong car, so Randy found one for the thrall gondola in the December 1980 Railroad Model Craftsman issue. Randy painted the interior with Polly Scale Reefer White, the underframe with Polly Scale Steam Power Black, and the ends with Polly Scale GN Big Sky Blue (the kit's instructions recommended Floquil GN Blue and Floquil White in a 50/50 mix).
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Photo #2
photo © Randall Griggs
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Gondola, Thrall
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24951
Category:Passenger Car, Baggage, Express
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:70'
Urethane & wood kits, white metal 6 wheel trucks; ARA Class BE (CNJ #420-424). Built 1924; 6 wheel.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24954
Category:Passenger Car, Cafe
Prototype Year/Era:1929
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:85'
Urethane & wood kits, white metal 6 wheel trucks; ARA Class DA. Built 1905 as CNJ #925.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24953
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Prototype Year/Era:1927
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:70'
Urethane & wood kits, white metal 4 wheel trucks; ARA Class PC (CNJ #1172-1177). Sam Powell did a product review of this car in the June 1979 Railroad Model Craftsman issue.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24952
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:70'
Urethane & wood kits, white metal trucks; ARA Class CS (CNJ #269-304).
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24955
Category:Passenger Car, Observation
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:70'
Urethane & wood kits, white metal 4 wheel trucks; ARA Class PC (CNJ #1169, 78, 479). 70-foot car.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24950
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:70'
This kit features cast styrene sides, milled wood floor and roof, and cast metal ends, steps, brake system, and battery box covers. A supply of chain, wire, and stripwood is included for the piping and other details. One version of the kit included trucks and couplers, while another did not. ARA class MB (CNJ 365-74). Sam Powell did a product review of this car in the June 1979 Railroad Master Craftsman issue.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Category:Passenger Car, Sleeper
Model Introduced:1983
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:85'
12-section, 1-drawing room. The kit consisted of cast styrene sides, milled basswood roof and floor, and cast metal ends and details.
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Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24912
Category:Tank Car, 26K
Road Name:General American (GATX)
Road Number:93956
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Vinyl chloride tank car. The kit consists of PVC pipe, metal castings, resin endcaps, and some wood pieces. Includes template for drilling holes in body.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24907
Category:Tank Car, 33K
Road Name:General American (GATX)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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