HOn3 D&RGW short RPO/Baggage Chili Line laser cut wood MRGS kit#3062.
HOn3 MRGS Kit 3062 Short Railway Postal/Baggage Car, as rebuilt, D&RGW San Juan/Chili Line, 38' 6", with side plates/roof walk. New Re-mastered Roof now includes roof trim and fits side walls better. From the Model Railroad General Store, in limited quantities. Will go great with Combine and Open Platform Coach, Pair up with coach 306 and a T-12 for a Chili Line Train. Laser cut wood, with cast resin roof, brass and plastic details. Cast resin prototypicaly correct clerestory roof included. One Prototype still exists, #053 at the C&TS in Chama, NM (converted to work train service and recently restored). This kit builds the short versions of the D&RGW RPO/Baggage cars as operated in the consist of the San Juan Passenger Trains and on the Chili Line (until sold (3) to Mexico in 1942). In the 20's and 30's these were often operated on the RGS. Prototypically correct for all four (4) of these cars, numbers 53, 61, 62 & 63, depending on specific small detail changes. This kit builds a RPO/Baggage/express car with modifications made in the 1924 rebuilding program. The kit comes with a roof walk and end ladders. Built up model is shown for reference, this product is a kit for this car, see additional photographs. This is the first time this car has been offered in HO scale as a laser cut, wood kit. Brass models have been available. There are complete instructions included, but no trucks, couplers, paint or glue. Trucks are available in store (PN 5002A) for $ 10.50 a pair, add them by adding it to your order. Trucks with Metal Wheel sets by NWSL (when available, inquire) (kit#5012A) for $18.95. Model is not a quickie kit, craftsman quality, but easy and simple to assemble by the average kit builder. Please see the late Jim Vail's review in the Gazette (Jan/Feb 2010). Also view our other items for additional narrow gauge products, rolling stock and structures, scenic items and collectibles.
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