Thanks for the update Bill, it's nice to see that good kits stay on the
market. I suspect that the laser cut wood version would build into a very
nice car. I'm going to have to get & build one.
I had recommended the older Clear Creek kit as a good kit to help a modeler
learn the skills he would need to scratchbuild. The method of construction
of the older Clear Creek kits is similiar to the techniques needed to
scratchbuild. So, if one is looking for a "tutorial" on scratchbuilding then
I still think the older styrene kit is the better choice. My reason is
simple; you can purchase scribed stryene siding as a raw material. You
cannot purchase the laser cut sides as raw material for any car you intend
Now if somebody is making laser cut scribed siding as a sheet material...
From: B.T.S. - Bill & Diane Wade [mailto:bill@...
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Learning to scratchbuild boxcars
George Gilbert wrote:
> Try one of the Clear Creek boxcar kits (think they are now by Master
> Creations). These kits package scribed styrene for sides,ends, roof &
The Clear Creek car kits are now owned by B.T.S. - we purchased the
entire Master Creations company in 1998. Except for the SP&M Ore Car,
all have been converted from styrene to laser-cut wood. All are in
More info and photos are at....
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