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Athabasca CN Pte. St. Charles Caboose

Athabasca Scale Models beautifully detailed photo-etched brass kit of a Canadian National Pte. St. Charles built van. Also used are their etched brass Barber-Bettendorf Swing Motion - Roller Bearing Caboose Trucks that are correct for this caboose. Underneath, I added brass brake components from Precision Scale.
Although you don't really need one to build this kit, I used a home-made Resistance-Soldering Unit made from an article in the October 1995 issue of Mainline Modeler magazine.
Thanks Steve!
This unit is currently awaiting a paint job and will be finished as an Algoma Central Railways van.

Model built for Bill in London, Ontario


CPR Business Car

CPR Business Car made from an Athearn Heavyweight Observation Car.

Model built for Doug in London, Ontario



Scratchbuilt Wartime Hopper

This hopper was my first attempt at scratch building a freight car. I followed a two-part article in the November and December 1978 issues of Model Railroader.

Model built for Bill in London, Ontario


CNR Business Car
CNR Business Car made from an Athearn Heavyweight Observation Car.

Model built for Doug in London, Ontario


CNR F7 B-Units

CNR B-Units made from two Athearn unpowered F7-B's.

Model built for Bill in London, Ontario


CNR Triple Bay Offset-side Hoppers

Two 3 bay offset side hoppers made by combining three Athearn Twin bay Hoppers together. This idea was in the June 1991 issue of Model Railroading and was before 3 bay offsets were commercially available.
One of Murphy's Laws! - Scratch build or kit-bash something and as soon as you finish, somebody will mass produce one!

Model built for Bill in London, Ontario


TTX Flat

A scratch built 240-ton four-truck eight-axle heavy-duty flat car from a build article and plans in the June 1993 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine. The big brother to this flat-car will soon be under construction. This will be the 370-ton four-truck twelve-axle monster featured in the March 1999 issue of RMC! It's for cars like these that re-railers were invented!!

Model built for Bill in London, Ontario