An early 2022 offering from Westerfield Models is the company’s 13200-series kits for 1921 ARA 40-foot single-sheathed boxcars built for Chicago & North Western (C&NW) and its subsidiary Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha. Several car builders contributed to the railroads’ rosters with more than 6,600 examples going into service in 1923, 1925, and 1927. Examples saw use into the early 1970s.
ABOVE: C&NW 59252 and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha (a C&NW subsidiary) show built and decorated examples of Westerfield Models’ kit reproducing a 1927 production car with Viking roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught ends, Youngstown steel sliding door, and AB-type brakes.
Westerfield Models offers its craftsman-level kit with cast-urethane one-piece body, separate detail parts (with offerings specific to each production appropriately included), Hi-Tech’s rubber air hoses, Yarmouth Model’s etched bronze corner steps and eyebolts, and decals to letter your finished boxcar. Westerfield Models includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions and a history of the prototype. The company recommends Tahoe’s trucks and Kadee couplers to complete your kit. There are several versions of this boxcar available from Westerfield Models in kit release. You can also purchase trucks (with your choice of Code 110 or Code 88 wheels) with kits.
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