Trainfest was recently held in Milwaukee and a number of new model railroad products were announced. Of particular interest is an HO scale model that should become a favorite of anyone modeling the 1910-1950 time span. Accurail has announced a 36-foot, double-sheathed box car addition to their line. The model is mainly inspired by a 1914 New York Central box car design, similar to the above image. There will be a few variations available with different ends and center sills. Here’s the Accurail announcement as a PDF.
News of Ted Culotta restarting Speedwitch Media was posted on the Steam Ear Freight Cars YahooGroup. The company had produced a line of top quality HO scale resin freight car kits, decals, and books that cover model and prototype freight car subjects. Speedwitch had been on hiatus for a few years but is now on the way back.
Ted needs to upgrade computer software and hardware, and to replenish consumables for the model making process. He is employing a crowd sourcing tactic to raise funds to get rolling again. Check further details on the new website and review the perks that are linked to the contribution levels.