Passenger Train in a Box!

Just before I left on vacation a couple weeks ago I got a package of goodies from Union Station Products in the mail. A bunch of car side and core kits:


The core kits are made by Train Station Products, and the sides are either laser cut or CNC machined for specific prototype equipment. Since all of the AC passenger equipment is secondhand from various sources, there’s a number of side kits that are appropriate for AC equipment.


The top kit in this photo is a Central of Georgia coach (AC 440) and the bottom a DRGW Baggage/RPO (AC 300-301).

A few of the car kits acquired (and the AC cars they will represent) are:

2x #7603 – DRGW P-S RPO – AC 300-301
1x #2866 – CofG ACF Coach – AC 440
1x #9636-023 – NYC Budd Observation – AC Canyon View
2x #7423-R – SP Articulated Coach (Modernized) – AC 450-462

This should be an interesting series of projects when I get a chance to work on these!


Hello everyone.

Welcome to my Algoma Central blog. By way of introduction, I am modeling the Algoma Central Railway in HO scale circa 1985. I don’t really have a place for a layout yet, but eventually I hope to represent the area around Hawk Junction and key points on the Northern and Michipicoten subdivisions to Hearst and Wawa. In time this blog will someday become a layout construction journal, but until then this blog will be able to highlight various smaller projects like locomotives, rolling stock and structure modeling projects, and possible commentary on relevant product announcements and reviews.

I’m not sure how often I’ll be updating this page, but hopefully in time I’ll be able to provide some interesting content here.