1951-era Models by Funaro and Camerlengo

Manufacturer:Funaro and Camerlengo (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:S-212
Category:Hoppers - 4-bay covered
Road Name:Erie Railroad
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
This car was produced by F&C for Central Hobby Supply (under their "West Shore Line" brand name). 12-hatch, 4-bay covered hopper car kit. The kit consists of resin castings, assorted wire, and decals. This model was built and detailed by Dick Karnes (apologies for the missing stirrup step). American Models sprung Bettendorf trucks (not included with the kit), and S-scale Kadee couplers were added to complete the model. Photo #2 is by Brian Nicholson. He bought the kit, but replaced the stock roofwalk and brake wheel with an etched-metal one of his own design and making. He also built the roof latch locking system using prototype photos as a go-by. The unpainted model clearly shows the added details.
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Photo #2
model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes

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