I have been working on this Mount Blue Model 18' reefer kit. It's a really nice kit that has gone together very smoothly. I am really impressed with Mount Blue Model Co. and have already made another order for a few more 18' cars.
I am really happy with how it is coming out, though the HO trucks that I tried sitting them on just didn't look right, so it will have to wait for a set of Bachmann or Grandt Line trucks before hitting the modules.
I also starting carving out the areas for the stream and drainage ditches, as well as started work on setting in the bridges.
I have become quite partial to shorty cars while building the On30 modules. In surfing around to find more cars for the fleet, I found a company that I had not heard of before, Mount Blue Model Co. They have several kits that are perfect for what I want, are priced really well, and no too far away from me.
This kit adapts a Bachman 18' flat car into an awesome shorty pulpwood car. The kit did not come with a load but, I filled this one with short cut and split wood meant for the North Atkinson Paper's locomotives. There is almost 1000 pieces of hand split wood in this car!
I have to say, these Mount Blue kits are really nice. I am super happy with how this car turned out. I also purchased an 18' reefer kit that I started to assemble this evening. Pics of that tomorrow.