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ElginLoco

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2011, 08:49:29 PM »
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I don't have my decal costs yet but I'm shooting for $160.00. I hope it's not too much but there really are a lot parts and about as much detail as I can cram into this thing. I really got fascinated with it many years ago from a photo of it emailed to me. I think if you love the project, you make a better model, because you care about it. And complex cars like this have to be able to handle vertical curves, which I've seen to. I learned from seeing another where the spanbolsters did not pitch and it required dead flat track. That's not something you could run at an N-Trak event and this could be a crowd pleaser.
I have all the master parts now, off to mold making. The show should be on the road soon. And there's plenty more to come.
Thanks for the kind words and interest.

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2011, 04:38:49 PM »
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The price is about where I hoped it would be. I'm really looking forward to working with this kit, not only would it be fun to put together, but what a show stopping conversation piece!
Karl
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2011, 07:23:21 AM »
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This car looks great and the price is to just wondering now where can I get one

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2011, 11:58:31 PM »
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Be patient. The kit will be available soon. Masters are all made and molds are being done. Decal art is not approved yet and there will be some time to get them printed.
The new masters are even more detailed than the first samples so it will be worth the wait. I added the hydraulic lines and airline to the front of the main arm. The main spanbolster has the twin airlines added. The airline runs two diferent ways depending whether it is running loaded or empty.
And the rear intermediate spanbolster now has a cylindrical diesel fuel tank for the engine in the cab.
So sit back, it's a-comin round the mountain.

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011, 02:12:39 PM »
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Just let me know where to send the paypal for 1!!!!  :scared: :D

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2011, 05:29:18 PM »
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As soon as I get an account, you'll all know. I am new to selling outside of just my rail buddies. Or small sales through magazine articles like my Budd Jet Car parts. Usually when I get fascinated with some project, I model it, mold it and sell a few for reasonable cost, then they get oddball stuff they want, and I get mine basically free. Everybody wins. Now I need to step it up a notch. Website, PayPal, all that stuff. Barring that, if the site is not up yet, and if you can attend RPM (Railroad Prototype Modelers) in Lisle, IL (it moved from Naperville) on October 22nd, I should have a bunch of them available, I can always mail decals if they aren't done yet. Besides, it will take a while to build it and paint before decaling.

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2011, 05:38:41 PM »
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that sounds great. might have to try and make the show if i can

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 07:53:46 PM »
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Man I want one of these!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2011, 12:09:36 AM »
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While at first glance they may seem intimidating, some Schnabels are really fairly easy to scratch-build, though time consuming, if you have good plans.  I built several (and of course, one became available in brass right after I finished) and attempted to try CEBX800 but, gave up for lack of decent plans to work from.  The current offering is enticing, to be sure!





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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 11:22:48 PM »
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Pretty nicely done video series on the move with the Schnabel Car in NH.

http://www.youtube.com/user/psnhspokesman#p/c/3F6407BDECC18523/0/G3RreBrbTJ0



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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2011, 12:58:31 AM »
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Kudos on the scratch build. Good eye for detail. And there is nothing like spending all that time on a project to get it to come out commercially. I had to use a CNC mill and hand angle all the panels for a panel sided hopper car, to get Micro Trains (or whoever) to put one out. It was the seperate decal bits on all the panels for Chesepeake & Ohio plus custom end numbers in N that put it over the top.
Keep up the good work, Big (Bachman) Brother is watching.
-MarkR

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2011, 11:19:31 AM »
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Pretty nicely done video series on the move with the Schnabel Car in NH.

http://www.youtube.com/user/psnhspokesman#p/c/3F6407BDECC18523/0/G3RreBrbTJ0


Too bad they cut out the best part of the run....good thing I got it!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011, 06:24:03 PM »
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Just curious if you were able to get everything ready for the show this weekend?

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2011, 09:07:22 PM »
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Guess what showed up at the Prototype Modelers Meet in Lisle Il. this weekend! Very impressive, fantastic job, Mark!




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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2011, 10:40:42 AM »
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Mark's work is more impressive in person.  Not a car I'm interested in, but it's VERY impressive!