Radio Control Car Modeling

The model shown on this page was built using a resin kit produced by Gary Wright, Wright Track Model Trains and Custom Painting, 886 Rocky Branch Road, Clarkesville, GA  30523, . This is a very nice kit containing a 1-piece cast resin body and a separate underframe. Unlike older kits the resin used is flexible and very easy to work with. Additional parts from Tichy are supplied along with some brass and styrene. I substituted parts in many places as well. I hope these photos will help with your modeling project and suggest you also take a look at the prototype photos in the photo gallery under Freight Equipment . Double-click any photo for a larger image.


I used a 50:50 mixture of ModelFlex Light Tuscan Oxide Red and Milwaukee Brown for the body and Reefer White for the roof. I then over-sprayed various areas with a thinned weathered black to simulate road grime. The decals provided with the kit are based on actual Southern stencil diagrams however I substituted a couple from Microscale's 87-14 set. The numerals 3,6, & 9 had rounded ends on the prototype whereas on the decal they are squared off. 


Here are the ends of the cars showing the various details. Note that I also used the small SOUTHERN roadname and numerals from the Microscale set here too because they are made to look like the stenciled versions on the prototype.

Copyright Larry Puckett 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Last revised: July 13, 2001