My first boxcar was an AMS boxcar, in 1:20 scale.
It’s a very nicely detailed model and led the way to my total conversion to 1:20 scale.
This is another AMS car.
I lettered it for Doug Matheson’s Northland Railroad in Ottawa, Canada.
I met Doug via the Internet and he introduced me to operations in Canada.
This one was made from a Phil Dippel kit.
It’s lettered for Fred Mill’s IPP&W railroad in Ottawa, Canada.
We visit there annually to operate on his large outdoor layout.
Most of it is styrene with wood roof walk and brass grab irons and ladder.
An article detailing how to build this was published in the August 2007 issue of Garden Railways.
Bob McCown at Large Scale Central offered a “semi-
The kit consists of clear acrylic panels that form the basic box including the roof.
He provided a set of instructions to build up the rest of the car using readily available styrene shapes.
It was quite an enjoyable project!
Another AMS boxcar, picked up because I couldn’t resist the sales price.
I painted the roofwalk to look like unpainted wood and added my magnetic glad hands and some light weathering.
This one was built using a AMS flatcar for the base and then adding scribe siding for roof and walls.
It is lettered for Bob McCown's Nashoba Valley Transportation Company.
An "Operations Quality" Boxcar, donated to Bob McCown (owner of Large Scale Central) as thanks for running the site.