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First N Scale Kit from NZT
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:01:22 PM »
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The New Jersey Museum of Transportation commissioned NZT to produce an N scale kit based on their Pine Creek Railroad enginehouse.



I've begun pulling test castings of the brickwork masters--







The model is faithful to the prototype almost literally brick-for-brick.

My question for the viewing audience is this... The actual enginehouse was built to service narrow gauge equipment, and consequently the doors are too small to admit most standard gauge rolling stock. If anyone was even interested in purchasing this kit in the first place, would they be more inclined to buy if a second (foobie) front wall was supplied that had oversize doors?
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 09:04:50 PM »
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I would have to see the sides too...  It doesn't look like anything the Pennsy would have built, though, so personally I am probably out.  Were there no arches over the doors, I might be able to make a go of it.
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 09:11:28 PM »
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I'm tempted to say yes. I was thinking of a brick 1-2 stall engine house for the odd EMD.
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 09:11:38 PM »
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 09:17:53 PM »
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Excellent  :tommann:

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 09:18:31 PM »
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I would be interested in both a narrow and standard gauge door configuration.

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 09:27:06 PM »
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What would the footprint be?

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 09:28:41 PM »
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What would the footprint be?

4.5" x 6"

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 09:31:54 PM »
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the sidewall would make a great warehouse in Baltimore .. Washington Blvd

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 10:02:11 PM »
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I'd definitely be in for one in std gauge.

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »
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John, that's exactly what I was thinking. I don't see engine house, but I DO see it all over the place in Canton.

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 10:08:03 PM »
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David,

I would start by saying the the NJMoT made a wise choice in commissioning you to build this structure. It looks great, as usual. As for producing a "foobie", since most people won't be modeling the museum, the precise size of the door shouldn't be a deciding factor. A door that admits standard gauge equipment would be seem preferable.

I hope that this is start of a successful line of N scale structures! Put the N in NZT!

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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 10:14:29 PM »
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Looks like a kick-a$$ machine shop to me!
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 10:16:00 PM »
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As an aside, that human-size steel door (including frame, chunky burglarproof hinges, and precast knob/lock) would be an excellent detail part to make available separately.
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Re: First N Scale Kit from NZT
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 10:18:34 PM »
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Would it work for a car barn?  (trolleys I mean...)  Run a wire in there with a couple of those snazzy Peter Witts, and you might be  on to something.

I'd be hesitant to alter the prototype "stuff" of the main wall... I'm just about out of "big building" real estate, so it wouldn't be a top priority, but I like the lines of it.

Question about the bricks... they look kind of... thick?  Also, the hinges on the door are ginormous... does the door function?

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