Thoroughbred RR Models

Custom painted & weathered prototype-based freight cars and locomotives in HO & N scale. Custom painted & weathered prototype based model railroading freight cars and locomotives in HO and N scale.

10/05/2022

YOU LEARN SOMETHING FROM EVERY NEW PROJECT! BIG NOTE TO SELF on CN Aluminum Billet flatcar build: REMEMBER to drill holes and make openings in the metal unframe spine and cross supports for installation of the brake piping under the car before reinstalling it!
SO GLAD THIS was a salvage job! The second one will be easier & much improved!

09/29/2022

Trying to “Imagineer” what the layout of the brake components under the car should look like. Using a ScaleTrains Bethlehem bulkhead flatcar for some guidance.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 09/14/2022

Making slow progress building an underframe for the CN aluminum billet flat car. Trying to replicate something close to what I can make out thru the deck openings in some overhead photos of the prototype cars. Have to "imagineer" it a bit.

09/07/2022

Sometimes when I sleep on a project, I realize that I may have made a mistake and need to make a correction. Now to see if I can i can carefully cut that angle lining and reposition it by inverting it so that the etched metal grating will be closer to being flush with the top of the deck. Glad I'm using a car that I was going to scrap for the first build of this project.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 09/06/2022

I'm glad that I decided to use a car from another project for the first build of the CN aluminum bullet bulkhead flat car. The first car is always a learning experience. Taking lots of photos and making lots of notes as I progress.

09/01/2022

There are a very limited number of our 3D extension kits for the Atlas Coalveyors and Athearn Bathtub gondolas, and gravity outlet gates for the Intermountain 2 Bay covered hoppers.
The number of kits remaining on inventory has been added to the item's description.
It remains unknown if these kits will be restocked in the near future as my former 3D designer & kit producer is now the President of Class One Model Works and his 3D printers are in storage.

08/29/2022

Getting into several projects. C&D trash gondolas and started figuring out another long overdue project which I hope to display at Cocoa Beach in January. Here's another teaser photo.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/23/2022

Test fitting some Styrofoam is the first step in making construction debris loads for these cars.

08/23/2022

It's time I got started on those projects for the Cocoa Beach ProtoRails Meet and Amherst Railway Show. January will be here before I know it!

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/22/2022

All done and shipped back to Richie Eriksen this afternoon.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/16/2022

One down; 5 more to go!

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/14/2022

I completed building the rebar loads on Richie Eriksen's ScaleTrains finger rack flat cars.Tomorrow it's onto the last step, chaining down the loads as peototypically as possible. Need to go back and look at some of the prospects photos I've saved in my computer.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/12/2022

Building ProtoLoads rebar loads on Richie Eriksen's early TTX rebar flat cars.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/09/2022

I started work on this project for Richie Eriksen last week. It's well underway. The under-rated detailing on these Scaletrains is also providing me with some inspiration for another scratchbuilding project that I'm gathering materials for.

08/02/2022

Sold the tall sided NS tie gon and one of the short sided tie gons. NS 997275 & NS 996207.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 08/01/2022

"Uncle" Irv has built almost 200 NS tie gondolas, these are probably the end of the line as the base Seico bulkhead flatcars have been retired by Walthers and have become more difficult to find and more expensive to acquire. They are available in our FB store and through our website.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 07/31/2022

I spent 2 days finishing the weathering on this last freight car for Bob Havens. Each side took several hours of work to get a result close to the prototype photo of a similar EL car. Here's all 3 cars before I box them up for shipment.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 07/27/2022

I finally got around to posting these 3 awesome Spring Mills Depot FGE 68' DODX flat cars that "Uncle" Irv gave me last week! We've had to adjust our price to cover the higher costs of obtaining more quality military armor for loads on these cars, but Irv's craftmanship is well worth it! Additional photos on request. Price is $225 plus S&H.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 07/21/2022

Car #2 for Bob Havens is 95% complete. Just needs a clear lacquer sealing coat.Weathering is based on a late 70's EL photo.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 07/05/2022

This Kadee PS-1 Buffalo Creek boxcar is one of 3 cars I'm weathering for EL fan Bob Havens. I've just about completed the weathering based on a prototype photo on this side of the car. I'll lightly seal it before turning it over to work on the other side.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 06/30/2022

Back from a short beach stay last week and I threw myself into several projects this week. Just finished this CR PS4785 for Rob Furney More stuff is coming!.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 06/15/2022

These were sent back to their owner, Tom Hyman, this morning.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 06/09/2022

'Uncle" Irv brought these flatcars over with military loads and, sorry, they're already spoken for.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 06/02/2022

I also shipped out these two completed Covered hoppers to Landon O'Connor. They are based on his prototype photos.

05/27/2022

Just finished up this backlogged project for Kevin Loiselle.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 05/25/2022

Just finishing up these two B36-7's for Robert Sacco. CSX 5888 is a custom repaint of a stripped down loco he purchased and it's delivery to him is awIting 3 missing parts from Rapido.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 05/07/2022

Can't seem to find my Smoke Box Graphics loco data decal sheet so I had to set aside Robert Sacco's B36-7 CSX 5888 for couple days while I wait for a new set to arrive. In the meantime, I picked up two projects that have been sitting on the workbench for a long time. The rooster car is for my layout. The hopper is for Landon O Connor.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 04/29/2022

I'm just about caught up with outdoor house projects on the CFO's "HONEY MUST DO" list, so I can begin to turn my attention back to a few customer projects that I haven't completed. Here's the prototype pics inspiring one for CSX modeler Robert Sacco.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 04/22/2022

"Uncle" Irv sent me these 6 photos of loaded DODX flat cars completed for Steve Pospicil. The two green FGE DODX flat cars are from Spring Mills Depot and the red one is an Alkem Models flat car.

04/20/2022

DODX 40055 with the two desert tan Abrams tanks has been sold.

04/19/2022

The correct link to purchase the 3 latest DODX cars from our website is now active.

04/19/2022

The 3 new DODX flat cars will be added to our website shortly. Please be patient with us. S&H is additional.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 04/19/2022

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop. 04/19/2022

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop.

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop.

04/09/2022

It's been a hectic week! We were out of town all week, Just returned last night. Reloaded the car and we had to get up at 5:30 this morning to continue the sale of my late friend's train collection at a local show. At least I spent the day accompanied by "Uncle" Irv and my wife.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/27/2022

Just added these 3 new Rapido Flexi-Flo covered hoppers to our Facebook store. Just click on the photo if any one of them is of interest.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/26/2022

A DOUBLE THOROUGHBRED March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale WEEKEND SPECIAL: FOR SALE are two custom, prototypically numbered THOROUGHBRED Limited Edition BNSF Trinity5161 covered hoppers based on photos of each car with unique grafitti. These LBF Trinity5161's have been upgraded with Walthers 100T roller-bearing trucks with Intermountain 36" metal wheelsets, reflective conspicuity stripes, Kadee scale couplers, Hi-tech Details rubber air hoses, coupler cut lever bars and light weathering. 2 of each car are available. Our Price: $100ea. March Madness Sale Price: $75.00ea. Buy both! PM me for S&H and PayPal information.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
PAYPAL ONLY!
S&H: USPS PRIORITY MAIL CONTINENTAL US ONLY! S&H CHARGE TO YOUR ZIP CODE CONTACT ME @ THOROUGHBRED RR MODELS THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER for S&H fee and PayPal payment info.

03/23/2022

March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale Car #16: Another THOROUGHBRED Limited Edition freight car based on a prototype photos. Two "Louisiana Hot Sauce" tank cars. These custom decayed and weathered Atlas 25,500gal tank cars had conspicuity stripes, Kadee scale couplers added. TILX #261905 has ared lettered "THE PERFECT HOT SAUCE" slogan & TILX #263160 has that slogan in yellow lettering. Our rendering of these cars was based on prototype photos. Our Price: $100ea. March Madness Sale Price: $65.00ea. PM me for S&H and PayPal information.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
PAYPAL ONLY!
S&H: USPS PRIORITY MAIL CONTINENTAL US ONLY! S&H CHARGE TO YOUR ZIP CODE CONTACT ME @ THOROUGHBRED RR MODELS THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER for S&H fee and PayPal payment info.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/22/2022

March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale Car #15: Another THOROUGHBRED Limited Edition freight car based on a prototype photo. Two cars are available of this Intermountain UP ACF 4650 covered hopper with "TUFF CITY KIDS" graffiti. UP #78032 has had conspicuity stripes, Kadee scale couplers, & coupler cut lever bars added. Our Price: $85. March Madness Sale Price:$65.00.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/21/2022

Thoroughbred RR Model's March Madness Inventory Clearance sale resumes today! There are 4 cars available of this Limited Edition freight car. I named this car, The Coffin Guy" tank car. Created from a prototype photo, TAEX#2268 is an HO scale Walthers Main Line 30,000gal ethanol tank car with Kadee scale shelf couplers, Hi-Tech Details air hoses, and coupler cut lever bars added. Our price: $95. March Madness Sale price is $75. S&H is additional. Visit our page for previous March Madness Sale offers.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
PAYPAL ONLY!
S&H: USPS PRIORITY MAIL CONTINENTAL US ONLY! S&H CHARGE TO YOUR ZIP CODE CONTACT ME @ THOROUGHBRED RR MODELS THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER for S&H fee and PayPal payment info.

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop. 03/20/2022

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop.

Thoroughbred RR Models updated their shop.

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page. 03/19/2022

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page.

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page.

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page. 03/19/2022

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page.

Thoroughbred RR Models added a View Shop button to their Page.

03/19/2022

Our Thoroughbred RR Models Facebook store is live. Items are still being adding to our store's inventory. To purchase items like our weathered freight cars, click on the item, then click on the View website button. This will take you to the page on our website. Scroll down until you find the item, then click on the item's sale button which you will find below that row of photos & item descriptions. Your transaction will be completed thru PayPal.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/18/2022

March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale Freight car #13: Sticking with the 1970's theme for this week. Here's an Atlas MASTER LINE, 50' double door DT&I boxcar, DT&I#13857, 6-74. Weathering is based on a prototype photo I found online. Car has Kadee scale couplers, Hi-Tech air hoses and coupler lift bars installed. Our price: $80. MMS price: $65. S&H is additional.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/17/2022

March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale Freight car #12: Here's another late 1970's, New 1-77, throwback per diem boxcar. An Atlas MASTER LINE, Lake Erie & Franklin County, LEF 1022, FMC 5077 SD boxcar. Lightly weathered as I remember seeing them during this colorful period. Car has Kadee scale couplers, Hi-Tech air hoses and coupler lift bars installed. Our price: $70. MMS price: $50. S&H is additional.

03/17/2022

I'm slowly filling our FB THOROUGHBRED RR MODELS STORE with inventory. Still learning the ins & outs of posting our inventory & linking the items to our website for payment. Sorting the inventory out by the modeler who created it.

Photos from Thoroughbred RR Models's post 03/16/2022

March Madness Inventory Clearance Sale Freight car #11: Sticking with the 1970's theme, here's another late 1970's, New 1-77, throwback per diem boxcar. An Atlas MASTER LINE, Hartford & Slocomb/SSI, HS#2008, FMC 5077 SD boxcar. Lightly weathered as I remember seeing them during this colorful period. Car has Kadee scale couplers, Hi-Tech air hoses and coupler lift bars installed. Our price: $70. MMS price: $50. S&H is additional.

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