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American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« on: February 13, 2007, 07:52:08 AM »
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Just when I was beginning to get into passenger car building I discovered this morning that the kits are not available. The tooling was damaged and it will be months before the core kits are available again.
I suppose this means the Centralia Car Shops/Intermountain Passenger Cars will be delayed as they make use of the same tooling. Bummer!
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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 08:14:18 AM »
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Just when I was beginning to get into passenger car building I discovered this morning that the kits are not available. The tooling was damaged and it will be months before the core kits are available again.
I suppose this means the Centralia Car Shops/Intermountain Passenger Cars will be delayed as they make use of the same tooling. Bummer!


There should be plenty of kits out there to hold over demand while the tooling is fixed.  Des Plaines Hobbies had 4-5 American Limited core kits on the shelf as of Sunday...  847-297-2118

Centralia has a stock of parts, so hopefully the delay won't affect production.
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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 04:42:08 PM »
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I'm to am sure there are probably quite a few out there at the various etailers if you need to get yourself some to feed that passenger car building desire of yours.

I just got myself 5 core kits from Chuck at Feather River for the GHQ Hiawatha I'm working on. Figured since I was going there to pre-order the L1s kit I'd get a set of the Hiawatha car sides while I was at it.

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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 04:48:03 PM »
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I'm to am sure there are probably quite a few out there at the various etailers if you need to get yourself some to feed that passenger car building desire of yours.

I just got myself 5 core kits from Chuck at Feather River for the GHQ Hiawatha I'm working on. Figured since I was going there to pre-order the L1s kit I'd get a set of the Hiawatha car sides while I was at it.


Bill Denton has had good luck with simply sanding the stock core kit roof down in order to get that distinctive Milwaukee Road roof profile.  It doesn't take much, just flatten it out enough to get the effect and those gorgeous GHQ sides will look even better.

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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 01:50:13 PM »
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Bill Denton has had good luck with simply sanding the stock core kit roof down in order to get that distinctive Milwaukee Road roof profile.  It doesn't take much, just flatten it out enough to get the effect and those gorgeous GHQ sides will look even better.

OK, who's Bill Denton and is there a web site or sumptin I can go look at to see what he did?

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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 09:54:26 PM »
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Bill Denton has had good luck with simply sanding the stock core kit roof down in order to get that distinctive Milwaukee Road roof profile.  It doesn't take much, just flatten it out enough to get the effect and those gorgeous GHQ sides will look even better.

OK, who's Bill Denton and is there a web site or sumptin I can go look at to see what he did?


That would be me. Jack of all trades, master of none, but having fun anyway. Here's a photo for you. It really is easy to sand the roofs down a bit after the basic car is assembled. Good luck to you.
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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 10:21:24 PM »
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Bill Denton has had good luck with simply sanding the stock core kit roof down in order to get that distinctive Milwaukee Road roof profile.  It doesn't take much, just flatten it out enough to get the effect and those gorgeous GHQ sides will look even better.

OK, who's Bill Denton and is there a web site or sumptin I can go look at to see what he did?


That would be me. Jack of all trades, master of none, but having fun anyway. Here's a photo for you. It really is easy to sand the roofs down a bit after the basic car is assembled. Good luck to you.


That is Sweet! Nice.



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Re: American Limited Passenger Car Core Kit Availability
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007, 08:59:40 PM »
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That would be me. Jack of all trades, master of none, but having fun anyway. Here's a photo for you. It really is easy to sand the roofs down a bit after the basic car is assembled. Good luck to you.

Thanks for the picture posting, it does loop pretty easy.