Wood Kit Models by Arden Scale Models

Manufacturer:Arden Scale Models
Category:Gondola
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:357359
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Composite 70-ton gondola kit consisting of mostly wood, with cast plastic ends slightly warped. In the model shown in the photo, Ed replaced the crude cross bearers, AB brake system parts, and the warped ends. He had to add truck bolsters for the S-Helper Service trucks he used. The boards were scribed for 6" boards. The sides were pre-painted in the kit, so he used Floquil's box car red to come close to the original. Kadee S-scale #808 couplers were installed.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Arden Scale Models
Category:Gondola
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:192103
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
This model of a 41-foot gondola consisted of wood and plastic parts. Added were ACE trucks and American Models dummy couplers.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Arden Scale Models
Manufacturer ID:RW-1
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Road Number:5547
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
This is a kit of the SOO Line 40-foot, 35-ton wood reefer. It was a craftsman wood-and-plastic kit with pre-painted and lettered wood sides. The warped plastic ends and roof ice hatches were replaced, and other detail parts added to this fairly easy-to-assemble kit. Ed also used Northeastern Andrews type trucks and Kadee #802 couplers. The model weighs 7 ounces.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter

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