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ljudice

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Product Idea for BLMA
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:12:11 AM »
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A plastic Sprue with 3-4 common horns (3 note, 5 note, etc...)

Each horn is designed to fit DIRECTLY into the two little
holes on Atlas and Kato locomotives.

Light gray plastic, so it's easy to paint....


On a similar vein, a sprue with 2-3 different GPS/Antenna domes...


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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 09:27:07 AM »
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Here's my vote for 5-chime horns... a kit where you assemble two bits of plastic to create the more prototypical stack would be better than the more recently available white metal blobs...

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 09:31:10 AM »
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there's a multitude of types and configurations of 5 chime horns, so perhaps we can identify the more common versions?

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 10:04:37 AM »
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Here's my vote for 5-chime horns... a kit where you assemble two bits of plastic to create the more prototypical stack would be better than the more recently available white metal blobs...

Lee

Assemble?? Horns???  I can barely put one of these horns ON A LOCOMOTIVE without having it
go flying across the room.... 

Seriously - easy to apply detail parts might start opening up a new market of this stuff!

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 10:28:50 AM »
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I'm still waiting for sinclair antennas. ;D ;)
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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 10:21:16 PM »
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I'm still waiting for sinclair antennas. ;D ;)

Since I don't model modern locos (the LV disappeared 30 years ago) what's wrong with the BLMA item 92: 'Each set of antennas has the proper Sinclair antenna style (four in the regular length and four of the shorter length).'

http://www.blmamodels.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?ud=CQYFDQgKAg0ABxQUEBEcHAAACAMIBQQECQkTEQAA&t=main.red.htm&storeid=1&cols=1&categories=02002-00013&&c=detail.red.htm&t=main.red.htm&itemid=92


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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 10:57:03 PM »
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I really would like to see is detail sets like the Ultimate E/F Detail Set for modern EMD and GE models which would include, cut levers, windshield wipers, MU, mirrors, grab irons, etc. Right now I have dozens of little boxes filled with all the pieces, hunting for the right ones. One photo etched plate with all the pieces you need for one engine plus a little bag with the grab irons would be really cool.

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 12:39:36 AM »
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The LL F40 feayured a very nice 5 chime horn. It was molded in two parts that poped togeather and that unit would then be inserted into into the slot on the cab. If done correctly, Craig could allow the upper hornes to be oriented in opposing directions.
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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 05:26:50 AM »
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Here's a product I would like to get. I guess you could call
them "Ghetto Grills". I need about a dozen of them right now.
It would make a nice etched part to put on the F40.

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 08:55:52 AM »
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Great suggestion.  Railroads also fitted cabooses with those grilles...

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 01:33:06 PM »
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How about a set of feet in workboots like you see so often at the front windsheild of safety cab locomotives on the conductor's side?
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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 01:36:18 PM »
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My only plea is no more "generic" horns. >:(

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 04:32:52 PM »
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I'm still waiting for sinclair antennas. ;D ;)

Since I don't model modern locos (the LV disappeared 30 years ago) what's wrong with the BLMA item 92: 'Each set of antennas has the proper Sinclair antenna style (four in the regular length and four of the shorter length).'

http://www.blmamodels.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?ud=CQYFDQgKAg0ABxQUEBEcHAAACAMIBQQECQkTEQAA&t=main.red.htm&storeid=1&cols=1&categories=02002-00013&&c=detail.red.htm&t=main.red.htm&itemid=92



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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007, 05:03:08 PM »
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Thanks

Glad I could let you know they were out there. I used a bunch of them, but just the bases, for some DM&IR SD 18 locos I kitbashed. The beacons (high hood) and horns (low hood rebuilds) were mounted on a metal base very similar in size to the small base of the sinclair antenna, so I asked Craig of BLMA if he had something that might work and he suggested his brand new not even on the website yet Sinclair antennas, sans antenna, to me and they were just what I needed. He even gave me some badly etched ones alone with the ones I paid for, since all I wanted was the bases and it was the smaller antenna bits that didn't etch right. Quite the helpful person. (Another one of those small businesses in N-scale that has helpful people to refer to another thread.)

I see on the latest batch he's made the relation between the holes (drilling template) and which base much more clear with a small line right on the fret linking them together now. The original ones he sent me didn't have those and I suggested that it'd be helpful to know which holes went with which.

Just for reference:

SD 24 as delivered, high hood:
http://www.missabe.com/sd191.html

SD 24 rebuilt with low hood:
http://www.missabe.com/sd313.html

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Re: Product Idea for BLMA
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2007, 05:27:29 PM »
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C.V, those vandal-guards are a great idea, although they suck for the crews.

How about a set of feet in workboots like you see so often at the front windsheild of safety cab locomotives on the conductor's side?

Hey now, I take offense to that, being that it might of been my boots! :P
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