Brass Models by River Raisin Models

Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Box Cars - double door
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:81877
Prototype Class:X31a
Prototype Era:1934
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
Produced as the PRR X31, these models built by Ajin Precision Mfg, Seoul, Korea, came painted but unlettered. This was due to the fact that there are a number of different lettering schemes that could be applied to these PRR cars. The main photo shows Bill's model being lettered for the PRR X31a class. Photo #2 shows a model lettered for the PRR's post-1954 shadow-keystone scheme. Photo #3 shows Jim Kindraka's model painted and lettered for the NP.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Box Cars - double door
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:59693
Prototype Class:X33a
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
Produced as the PRR X33, these models built by Ajin Precision Mfg, Seoul, Korea, came painted but unlettered. This was due to the fact that there are a number of different lettering schemes that could be applied to these PRR cars. The main photo shows Bill's model being lettered for the PRR X33a class in the post-1954 shadow-keystone scheme. The second photo is by Bob Werre of his model, which is lettered for the earlier circle-keystone scheme. The Detroit Toledo & Ironton railroad also used this box car design, copied from the PRR's, and sold some of them to the Northern Pacific after WWII.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Box Cars - express
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
This is a 50-foot Pullman troop sleeper car that was converted to express service after WWII. The models were available painted and unpainted.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1659
Category:Box Cars - single door
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:70312
Prototype Class:X31a
Prototype Era:1934
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1661
Category:Box Cars - single door
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:59522
Prototype Class:X33
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
Built by Ajin Precision Mfg, Seoul, Korea. Round-roof automobile box car with end doors.
Photo
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4016
Category:Box Cars - steel ribbed
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Brass
There were two versions of this 40-foot, rib-sided model that were produced. The painted but unlettered version with the 6-foot Superior doors were sold as part of the 1991 NASG-sponsored Special Project. The version sold directly by River Raisin Models was not painted (i.e. bare brass) and used the 6-foot Youngstown doors. Either way, the models were manufactured by Ajin Precision Models of Korea, and imported through Overland Models, Inc. The main photo shows the NASG version, while Photos #2 and #3 show the River Raisin version.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © (River Raisin stock photo)
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4017
Category:Box Cars - steel ribbed
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Prototype Era:1940s-1980s
Model Introduced:1991
Product Type:Brass
Steel ribbed-side 50' with end lumber door, and Superior main doors. Made by Ajin Precision Models of Korea, and imported through Overland Models, Inc. The version sold by River Raisin was unpainted. A product review can be found in the June 1991 issue of the 3/16 "S"cale Railroading magazine.
Photo
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4019
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio
Road Number:90233
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
Steel caboose. These models were available unpainted, or factory-painted red or five-color yellow.
Photo
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:1126
Model Introduced:2001
Product Type:Brass
1000 series. The model was available unpainted, painted and lettered "as-delivered", or painted and lettered for "High Speed Service" (shown in the photo). Made in China by Cheyenne Industries, Inc.
Photo
photo © (River Raisin stock photo)
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Cabooses - bay window
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:01846
Prototype Era:1939
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Brass
This is the 1939 original version. The model was available unpainted, and painted and lettered.
Photo
model owned by Jim Kindraka
photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Cabooses - bay window
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:02051
Prototype Era:1949
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Brass
This is the modernized 1949 version. The model arrived factory-painted and lettered.
Photo
model owned by Jim Kindraka
photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4018
Category:Cabooses - bay window
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They were available unpainted, or factory-painted freight-car-red or jade-green. Dick's model was painted and decorated by Bill Basden.
Photo
model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Flat Cars - well
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio
Prototype Class:F-10
Prototype Era:1942
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
The 65' model has a removable center section used for deep loads. Available with either friction or roller-bearing 6-wheel Buckeye trucks. Available ready-to-run, or painted in primer gray with decals supplied.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Bob Werre
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Flat Cars - well
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
The NYC had their well hole car built to the same design as the C&O car. The model has a removable center section used for deep loads, and either friction or roller-bearing trucks were available.
Photo
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4020
Category:Hoppers - 2-bay covered
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:N34
Prototype Era:1940
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Brass
The models, imported from Korea, had a gray primer coat of paint on them. Bill's model of this "wagon top" hopper includes additional draft gear and cut-levers. The second photo is by Ed Kirstatter lettered for the later era of the 1950s. Ed's version has been painted with Scalecoat M.O.W. grey and he decaled it with John Hall #112 set made especially for these cars. The trucks were left black because that is what the B&O did. Kadee S #802 couplers were used. Ed has the pilot model bought directly from River Raisin.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Hoppers - 2-bay open top
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1920
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Brass
These 55-ton, USRA, unpainted models were made in China by Cheyenne Industries, Inc. (the first time River Raisin had a product produced in China).
Photo
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Hoppers - 2-bay side panel
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1920
Model Introduced:1997
Product Type:Brass
These unpainted models were made in China by Cheyenne Industries, Inc. The main photo shows Jim's model painted and lettered (using C-D-S Lettering dry transfers) for the NYC. Photo #2 shows Bill's model as it arrived from the factory. (Bill apologizes for the incorrectly-positioned cut-lever in the photo).
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Jim Kindraka
photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1685
Category:Hoppers - 3-bay covered
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H30a
Prototype Era:1952
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Online Article:visit site
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They arrived unpainted. Bill painting, lettered, and weathered this car (note that these are cement-service cars, so they would get quite dirty).
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1613
Category:Hoppers - 3-bay covered
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H30
Prototype Era:1935
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Online Article:visit site
Supplemental:product documentation, product documentation
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They arrived unpainted (see Photo #4). However, River Raisin also sold some as painted and lettered for the PRR, Conrail, and N&W. The main photo and Photo #2 are of Bill Lane's model which he painted, lettered, and weathered (note that these cars were used in cement service, so they got quite dirty). The N&W 3-bay hopper, class HC-1, was a copy of the PRR H30, which Jim Kindraka modeled, and is shown in Photo #3. A historical note: the project was started by The Patch Corporation, but during the project, the company declared bankruptcy. They underwrote a portion of the financing for this project. However, as you can see, River Raisin continued with the project anyway.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1684
Category:Hoppers - 5-bay covered
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:H32
Prototype Era:1951
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Online Article:visit site
These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They arrived unpainted. The first three photos show the pre-1954 PRR paint scheme, while Photo #4 shows the post-1954 one.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
model owned by Roger Nulton
photo © Roger Nulton
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Hoppers - covered
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1954
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Brass
1954-version (early) Airslide with solid bearing trucks. These models were made in Korea by Ajin Precision, and were sold unpainted (see Photo #2). A product review was written about this model in the June 1988 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch magazine. The main photo shows the car painted and lettered by Jim Kindraka, using the decals that River Raisin provided when this car was sold. A more generic article about these cars in the real world was covered in the April 1987 issue of Mainline Modeler.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Jim Kindraka
photo © Jim Kindraka
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Hoppers - covered
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1965
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Brass
1965-version (late) Airslide with roller bearing trucks. The later version had triangular gussets added to the upper corners of both sides). These models were made in Korea by Ajin Precision, and were sold unpainted.
Photo
photo © (River Raisin stock photo)
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1693.2
Category:M.O.W.
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
Online Article:visit site
Model 40 Burro Crane. These are powered models. These models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They were available unpainted and factory-painted.
Photo
Video
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1683.1
Category:Milk Cars
Road Name:Pfaudler
Prototype Era:1947
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
Online Article:visit site
These 40'6" milk car models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. The models were factory-painted but not lettered, as shown in Photo #2. The box included ten private road name decals (see Photo #3 for an example). The small loading doors are sprung. The prototype milk tank cars contained two tanks inside the body, much like the Linde gas tanks inside a standard box car. The model included the correct Barber S-1-L-P high-speed trucks.
Photo
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Category:Milk Cars
Road Name:Pfaudler
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Brass
These 47'7-1/2" milk car models were built by Ajin Precision of Korea, and imported by Overland Models for River Raisin Models. They came factory-painted but undecorated, with the ten private road name decals in the box. The model included the correct Barber S-1-L-P high speed trucks. There is a product review in the October 1990 issue of the magazine.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Passenger Cars - kitchen
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1943
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Brass
50-foot Pullman troop kitchen car. Model Railroader magazine readers voted this car #1 in the S-scale Rolling Stock category for 2003. The models were available painted and unpainted.
Photo
model owned by Jack Troxell
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Passenger Cars - sleeper
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1943
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Brass
50-foot Pullman troop sleeper. Model Railroader magazine readers voted this car #1 in the S-scale Rolling Stock category for 2003. The models were available painted and unpainted.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Tom Henderson
photo © Tom Henderson

Copyright © 2018 NASG, Inc.; all rights reserved