Plastic Kit Models by S Scale America

Manufacturer:S Scale America (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SSA700
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1924
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:X29
Model Introduced:2013
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Panel doors.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SSA702
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1924
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:X29
Model Introduced:2013
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
The car with Creco doors was as they were originally built over a period of ten years from 1924 to 1934. They had an 8.5-foot interior height, and came with KD brakes and Carmer cut levers. A total of 18,000 of those were built, in five different road number series. Starting in 1932 the cars were being equipped with AB brakes, which was completed on almost all cars by the late 1940s to early 1950s. Note that some cars with the Creco doors remained in service until the 1960s. Other railroads used this same car design, so Des Plaines Hobbies has decals available for those as well.
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photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:S Scale America (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SSA701
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1928
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:504477
Prototype Class:X29
Model Introduced:2013
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Model Online Article:visit site
Prototype Link:visit site
Youngstown doors. Decals used: SSADPRR16. Temporary trucks installed. See online article for how the model was built. The PRR built them over a period of ten years from 1924 to 1934. They had an 8.5-foot interior height. As initially built, these cars came with Creco doors, KD brakes, and Carmer cut levers. A total of 18,000 of those were built, in five different road number series. Starting in 1928, the cars were equipped with Youngstown doors. A total of 11,476 of those were built. Starting in 1932 the cars were being equipped with AB brakes, which was completed on almost all cars by the late 1940s to early 1950s. Note that some cars with the Creco doors remained in service until the 1960s. Other railroads used this same car design, so Des Plaines Hobbies has decals available for those as well.
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photo © Peter Vanvliet
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:SSA708
Category:Box Car, Single-sheathed
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:66050
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Fowler Patent, single-sheathed, Z-braced box car. Paul Washburn stated that he used the decals from S Scale America #SSADD&RGW for Fowler box car. The paint was PBL Star Brand paint #STR14 "Faded D&RGW" box car red. Photo #2 shows Jim Kindraka's version of the car.
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Photo #2
photo © Paul Washburn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1506
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Road Number:111004
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #111498.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1508
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Chessie System (C&O)
Road Number:159871
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:136254
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available with road number 136259 (see Photo #2). Photo #2 shows the entire kit, which included the "Chesapeake Models" instructions, so this particular kit must have been produced shortly after Des Plaines Hobbies took over the 3-bay hopper project from them.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1501
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1974
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna (EL)
Road Number:33941
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #33253.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1504
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Louisville & Nashville (LN)
Road Number:182156
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #182168.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1502
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:371008
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Also available as #371002.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:1503
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Penn Central (PC)
Road Number:453939
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Available with three road numbers.
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photo © (Hoquat Hobbies stock photo)
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:907
Category:Hopper, 3-bay Open Top
Road Name:Wisconsin Central (WC)
Road Number:120
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Jace added the Des Plaines Hobbies metal weights and their grab-irons set to complete the model.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:400
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:407
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Red. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:406
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Prototype Year/Era:1952
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:39568
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Black. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:409
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Hooker Chemicals
Road Number:5867
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Jeff Wilson did a product review of this car in the February 1995 issue of Model Railroader. He built the kit version. He stated that the kit goes together well, that the wheelsets are in gauge, and that the model rolls very smoothly. It matches prototype dimensions, and it weighs the correct NMRA-spec weight. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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photo © Ron Kemp
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:408
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Red. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:404
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Gray body color. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:402
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Mobilgas
Road Number:73116
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
Silver body color. The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit. Photo #3 shows the kit's parts.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:401
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:12786
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Prototype Year/Era:1949
Road Name:Shell
Road Number:669
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Model Online Article:visit site
Paul added full brake rigging to his model.
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photo © Paul Washburn
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:403
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Sinclair
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:412
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Prototype Year/Era:1949
Road Name:Texaco
Road Number:3276
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:405
Category:Tank Car 1-dome
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Capacity:10,000 gallons
Model Online Article:visit site
The four-digit product IDs are the hi-rail version of the same kit.
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Manufacturer:S Scale America
Manufacturer ID:3003
Category:Well Car, Husky-Stack
Prototype Manufacturer:Gunderson
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Includes trucks with 33" wheels (instruction indicate what to clear if you wish to use 36" wheels). These undecorated models were released before the company was bought by Des Plaines Hobbies. They were available singly or as a three-car set.
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