This report lists passenger cars that are available or in the works. This also covers parts that are available for detailing passenger cars. Click photos to visit the web sites.
Gary Kohler announced that he is planning on creating an Sn2 kit for the P&R RPO baggage #5 (SR&RL RPO baggage #7) car, the original version, soon. If you are interested in this kit, be sure to let Gary know. He also planning on creating a kit for the re-built version in the future. Click to send an e-mail.
The New York Central System Historical Society is offering NYC passenger car kits. A kit consists of the car's sides. You can also order a passenger car core kit, if you need one. These are Union Station Products' S-scale passenger car sides, and the optional car core parts are those available from American Models. So, if you already have a donor AM passenger car, you can just order the sides kit only.
Back in April American Models released the Frisco heavyweight passenger cars set and the extra coaches. These are available with either hi-rail or scale wheelsets.
American Models this week released the Reading heavyweight passenger cars set and the extra coaches. These are available with either hi-rail or scale wheelsets. Their web site does not list them yet, but you should be able to contact them to place your order.
Update: The company's web site states that they have canceled the passenger cars projects for S-scale due to lack of demand.
Here's the original posting we had, which had been last updated on November 29, 2020.
Scott Mann, owner of Sunset Models (and Golden Gate Depot), has worked out a deal with his Chinese manufacturer that would allow the possible manufacture of S-scale passenger car sets. They are taking reservations now (click photos for link) for the following sets:
- 1937 AT&SF "Super Chief" six-car set (see web site for which cars; extra cars available)
- 1938 PRR "Broadway Limited". six-car set (see web site for which cars; pre-WWII)
- 1938 PRR "Broadway Limited". six-car set (see web site for which cars; post-WWII)
- 1948 NYC "20th Century" six-car set (see web site for which cars; extra cars available)
The company announces their next project, the four-wheel lightweight passenger car truck, to be manufactured by Boo Rim Precision. They are producing three different versions, used by a large number of railroads from the 1930s onward. On the River Raisin web site are documents listing which railroads had which truck types starting in which year. The trucks can be ordered now (see their web site for ordering instructions), with a pre-production price of $65 per pair. These brass trucks will be available unpainted, as well as painted in several colors. Click any of the photos to go to their web site.
Portland is considering these Sn2 cars for production:
- F&M / SR&RL combine 11 early version
- B&SR Laconia RPO baggage 31
- W&Q coaches 2 and 3 / B&SR coach 18 (still runs on WW&F)
- W&Q RPO baggage
They will only produce those for which they get enough interest. A rough, early estimate is that these would be $90 to $125 per kit. These kits come with a one-piece roof (which is hard to produce), and etched-wood interior (no seats). Contact Gary if you are interested in either of these cars. Click to send an e-mail.