For photo-guide on building these kits, click here
|Kits can be assembled to carry trailers or
containers, or a combination of these.
|These cars are cast in metal, and therefore have a very
low centre of gravity and sufficient weight to track very well even when not loaded.
The kits comprise of the five spines to which all the fittings are glued.
CA is recommended for assembly (see how-to-build page)
Kits contain 88 castings. Simple hand tools are required for assembly
We suggest Badger Modelflex 16-168 Trailer Train yellow or Pollyscale 404067 TTX Yellow paint
Decals are Microscale 60-822 All-Purpose Spine Cars
For the end trucks we suggest MTL 1033, with med. ext. couplers and the rest 1031
Collapsible hitches in etched metal
etched metal detail parts are available for these cars.
click for details and pictures
Gary Hinshaw has modelled these cars
with these added MLE hitches and wheel tray overlay kit,
and some brake detail.
Spine cars carrying two 20ft containers . . . .
. . . . a 48ft container . . . .
. . . . and a 28ft 'Pup' trailer