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New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« on: February 22, 2007, 09:06:08 PM »
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Here's a couple of pre-production samples of the new MLE Scale Models Collapsible Spine Car Hitch in both N and HO scale. These will come as flat etchings that will need to be folded and assembled. Like the previous hitch, this hitch can be repositioned to a raised or collapsed position and locks securely in the upright position. This one is intended for use on a 48', 53' and 57' spine car. I'm really pleased with how this is turning out! :)

Russ


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Re: New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 09:27:00 PM »
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Re: New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 04:54:58 AM »
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Nice job Russ.   :o

How soon before I can order a batch for my recently acquired AC 53' spine car.   ;D

Any idea on a rough price yet?

Brian
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Re: New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 11:51:24 AM »
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Thanks, guys! ;D

Nice job Russ.   :o

How soon before I can order a batch for my recently acquired AC 53' spine car.   ;D

Any idea on a rough price yet?

Brian

These are probably still a couple weeks out as there's a couple of minor issues that will need to be addressed prior to going forward with a production run.

Pricing is not finalized but will hopefully be in the ballpark of the previous hitch offering, which is as follws:

N Scale "1 Pack" MSRP 3.75
N Scale "5 Pack" MSRP 17.50
HO Scale "1 Pack" MSRP 6.50
HO Scale "5 Pack" MSRP 29.95

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Re: New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 09:29:52 PM »
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The new hitch kits are now available in both N and HO scale from http://www.featherrivertrains.com

Russ

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Re: New 48, 53 & 57' Spine Car Hitch from MLE (Pictures!)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 09:02:22 PM »
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Here's a shot of a couple new N scale hitches that have been assembled and painted. Kits come as flat etchings that need to be folded, assembled and painted. Decals not included but hitch decals are available from Microscale on sheet 60-822.

Russ