Wood Kit Models by Kinsman Scale Models

Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Box Car
Prototype Year/Era:1943
Road Name:Domino Sugar (ASRX)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Box Car, Double-door
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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The kit included decals, soft-metal and stamped-brass details, and Northeastern Scale Models Bettendorf trucks. The model shown in the photo was built by Jim Kindraka. Added were the HO-scale Kadee couplers. The kit was reviewed in the September 1972 S Gauge Herald.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Box Car, Insulated, Plug-door
Road Name:Weyerhauser
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Box Car, Single-sheathed
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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These kits were modified versions of earlier Northeastern Scale Models kits (the latter had 9 panels vs. 7 panels). The model shown in the main photo was built by Dick Karnes, who used Northeastern's Andrews trucks which were included with the kit. He used Champ decals, and HO-scale Kadee couplers. Photo #2 is of Jack Troxell's version.
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Photo #2
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Center cupola. Available in a single kit or double kit.
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:X204
Product Type:Wood Kit
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This model is near identical to the GN caboose shown under the Northeastern Scale Models name (the roof ends are slightly different).
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photo © Jeff Kruger
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:4216
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Offset cupola.
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photo © Ken Zieska
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Gondola
Prototype Year/Era:1949
Road Name:Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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The ends come down.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Gondola, Bathtub
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Open Top
Product Type:Wood Kit
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This photo provides a good view of what one of these kits looks like.
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photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1920
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Road Number:18174
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Open Top
Prototype Year/Era:1943
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:30'
This model was based on the Lehigh Valley USRA composite prototype from circa 1943. There is a step-by-step construction article in the August 2016 issue of The S Scale Resource magazine.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, 2-bay Open Top
Road Name:Norfolk & Western (N&W)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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With raised ends. Available in a single kit or a triple kit.
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, Covered
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Road Number:8176
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Model Online Article:visit site
Rusty Paulus' Phosphate car. The ACL decals were included with the kit.
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Photo #2
photo © Peter Vanvliet
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Hopper, Rotary
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:M.O.W.
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © (Kinsman stock photo)
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car, Baggage
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:61'
Can be built as either a B&M or an NYNH&H model. This particular model was built by Ron Koch.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:65'
This kit could be built as either a Boston & Maine car, which has open ends (see main photo; uses American Models trucks), or as an NYNH&H car which had closed ends (see Photo #2; uses SouthWind Models trucks). Raymond's model uses American Models trucks and Kadee 802 couplers.
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Photo #2
photo © Raymond Hall
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:65'
This kit can be built as either a B&M (open end) or an NYNH&H (closed end, as shown in this photo) car. This particular model was built by Ron Koch.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Borden's (BFIX)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Prototype Year/Era:1922
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:5650
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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This kit was originally released in 1964 by Kinsman, and then re-released by Scenery Unlimited in 1979. The curved rooftop should be a peaked roof to be a correct match for the prototype car.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Central Vermont (CV)
Road Number:556
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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The kit included soft-metal and stamped-brass details. Dick's model was built by Virgil Crosby. Items not included with the kit that were added to the model are Nimco suburban trucks and Kadee HO-scale couplers. The product was reviewed in the June 1964 S Gauge Herald (see Online Article link). This was later available from Scenery Unlimited (see Photo #2).
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Photo #2
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Northern Refrigerator Car Co. (NRCC)
Road Number:725
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Road Number:503
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Railway Express Agency (REA)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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The kit included soft-metal and stamped-brass details. No trucks were included, so Dick cut and spliced them from S Scale Locomotive & Supply 6-wheel sprung Commonwealth wood-beam passenger trucks. The model has HO-scale Kadee couplers installed. The product was reviewed in the June 1964 S Gauge Herald.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Express
Road Name:Renkins
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:50'
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Cudahy Refrigerator Line
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Fontenell Brewing Co (FBX)
Road Number:5341
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:General American Refrigerator Express (GARE)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:General American Transportation Corp (SRLX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Cleveland sides.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:General American Transportation Corp (SRLX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:H.E.R.X.
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:H.J.H.C.
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Manufacturers Railway Co (MRS, Anheuser-Busch)
Road Number:5538
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Fritz Raab
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:New York Despatch Refrigerator Line (NYDX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Cleveland sides
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:North American Despatch (NADX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:North American Despatch (NADX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:O.P.P.X.
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
Fox trucks and truss rods. At the time the photo of the model was taken, Jack no longer recalled the manufacturer. Dick Karnes believes it to be a Kinsman kit, however, Bob Werre believes that only the sides may have been from the Kinsman kit. He thinks that the hatches and the roof are not typical of a Kinsman kit, and that the truss rods are also not typical of their kits. The trucks are by Trainstuff. It could be that Jack built this model from parts of several kits and/or scratchbuilt some of them. We may never know for sure.
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Union Pacific
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Prototype Year/Era:1936
Road Name:Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Union Pacific/Southern Pacific
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:St. Louis Refrigerator Car Company (SLRX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Union Refrigerator Transit (URT)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Union Refrigerator Transit (URT)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Union Refrigerator Transit (URT)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:W.C.L.
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Dimensions:36'
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Ice
Road Name:Western Fruit Express (WFEX)
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Single-sheathed
Prototype Year/Era:1940s
Road Name:Mathieson
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Refrigerator Car, Single-sheathed
Prototype Year/Era:1912
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:R7
Model Introduced:1961
Product Type:Wood Kit
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Prototype Link:visit site
American Railway Express.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre

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