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Yosemite Valley Caboose 16 scratch built by Jack Burgess. This fine looking hack rolls on a pair of Bitter Creek Models T-19 Diamond Archbar Trucks equipped with 33” wheels.
Central of Georgia Ventilated Boxcar scratchbuilt by Bob McGlone. Bob used Bitter Creek Models B-1204 ventilated boxcar doors, B-1517 car side louvered vents, B-218 Body bolsters and B-1576 Pedestal Bars. It rides on T-3 Extended Beam trucks. Lettering is by Clover House.
John Brazaitis writes that this ancient Red Ball gondola had made a trip to the floor sometime in the distant past. With a new set of pedestal queen posts from Bitter Creek Models the boys in the car shops were able to rebuild her, repaint her and put another vintage car back into revenue service.
Robert Ripperger built this model of the Denver Northwestern & Pacific business car Marcia. This beautiful piece of varnish rides on Bitter Creek T-72 six wheel passenger trucks.
Keith Corman converted a Tichy Boxcar into a branchline caboose for his Cincinnati, Louisville & St.Louis Railway using several Bitter Creek detail parts such as the cast metal steps and stack.
This trio of 34’ revenue cars was scratchbuilt by Joel Holmes from Northeastern Scale Lumber, Bitter Creek metal detail parts and trucks, with decals by Art Griffen.
George Landow sends this photo of a kit bashed Mantua boxcar that rides on Bitter Creek Models T-22 1880 Wood Beam trucks.
Sam Bass sends a photo of one of several Tichy ore cars he modified for use on his HO narrow gauge Eureka Hill Railroad. He changed out the Queen Posts and truss rods and moved the brake gear under the B end slope sheet. The cars ride on Bitter Creek Models T-94 Full Diamond Archbar HOn3 trucks
A Bitter Creek Models 34’ Boxcar (Kit K-24) beautifully built by Håkan Nilsson of Sweden and lettered up for his home road. Regarding the kit he reports that “It fit together very well and was a joy to build.”
John Kerr sends us this photo of a Bitter Creek Models MSY&PCo 34’ Tiffany Refrigerator car (Kit K-142) that he built. Very nicely done with subtle weathering that really shows it off. He adds, “Great kit!”
A 36’ boxcar (Kit K-23) and a 34’ boxcar (Kit K-24) done up in Gorre & Daphetid livery pays homage to John Allen’s GD Line. Nice work by John Peckham.
Starting with a K-23 36’ Boxcar kit, Josh Bernhard added some additional details and piecing together Clover House dry transfers, built this SPLA&SL boxcar from a photograph that had been taken in Utah.
Bill Voight brought this old baggage car back from the dead. He writes, “This was a “Rescue Car” originally an Ambroid car that someone had built badly. I bought the carcass on eBay for a song. It was missing the end castings and the sides were warped. It was rebuilt using Bitter Creek Models baggage doors, end doors and vents.
Central Pacific 25’ Boxcar (Kit K-20) as built by John Kerr. It is shown in the 1891 re-lettering style
A scratch built Central Pacific combination boxcar built in styrene by John Kerr using Bitter Creek Models doors, ventilators, bolsters and queenposts.
Kit K-24 built as Colorado Midland 34’ boxcar 5494 by Josh Bernhard. He writes that, “ I really appreciate how easily your kits go together.”
Shown is that part of the freight car roster of Bill Tulley’s Wyoming Railway that is made up of Bitter Creek Models kits. Fine work in each one.
Josh Bernhard has taken the new Bitter Creek Models K-11 34’ stakeside flatcar and converted it into a Colorado Midland gondola in much the same way the railroad did by adding wood sides. It is a well worn car having racked up lots of revenue miles.
K-117 Derrick Car as built by Rich Pitter ready for work. It rides on T-7 Diamond arch bar trucks.
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