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M420
« on: October 28, 2012, 05:42:44 PM »
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For those who are interested in M-420s. Formal announcement coming very soon.

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More information coming soon as well, feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Re: M420
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 06:01:19 PM »
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that looks great, but where is the rest of your line?

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Re: M420
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 06:12:30 PM »
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Very nice, and what a difference fine scale handrails make.

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Re: M420
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 07:07:26 PM »
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briggsmodels.ca is is a state of rebuild. There will soon be comprehensive pages on all of my products. That said, I only do product runs, and once a product is sold out, I probably won't run it again unless the demand is way beyond my initial projections. Keep checking back frequently for additions and upgrades to the website.

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Re: M420
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 07:47:09 PM »
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Great looking model Jeff.  I can see it being my Christmas present to myself for this year.  Will become CN 2574.
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Re: M420
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 08:44:00 PM »
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Looks like those B30-7's I bought years ago for the Kaslo shells shall not be in vain. Looks good, Jeff!
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Re: M420
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 08:59:46 PM »
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Yeah buddy! I will need a few for CN trains coming from the Berlin Sub.
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Re: M420
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 09:32:40 PM »
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I also have some Atlas B23-7 and B30-7 I bought several years ago and stashed away for the stillborn Kaslo project. Now I have a use for them.

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Re: M420
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 10:08:11 PM »
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I don't recall ever seeing a M420 on the CN lines out west, just GP38s.  Was there some kind of division of where these were stationed?

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Re: M420
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 01:22:26 AM »
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What is needed to convert this over to a P&W unit?
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Re: M420
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 01:36:38 AM »
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I don't recall ever seeing a M420 on the CN lines out west, just GP38s.  Was there some kind of division of where these were stationed?

M420s were very popular on CN's New England lines. They were the staple of their Berlin Subdivision though New Hampshire. So much so that when the origional SLR bought the line in 1989 they used M420s as well right up until G&W bought the SLR.

Other uses in West/East someone else will have to chime in
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Re: M420
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 01:41:42 AM »
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What is needed to convert this over to a P&W unit?

You were thinking what I was thinking. I dont think much, if anything is needed to be done. I will check my PW book in the AM< its getting late here lol
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Re: M420
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 03:46:15 AM »
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The most obvious difference for a P&W unit are the type B trucks.  They were built from trade in RS-3s.  Just make sure the GE chassie you get has type B trucks and not the floating bolster type.

Another chassie option for this conversion is the old Atlas-Kato U-25B.  It has the Type B trucks, is readily available, and doesn't require the electrical modifications.  May have to modify the frame in other ways, but worth a look.

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Re: M420
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 06:56:40 AM »
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So I will need one for P&W, one for Maine Eastern (which purchased the P&W units in 1993) and one for SLR.

Shoot, maybe I should do the orange and white P&W scheme too.

This is going to cost me.

Jeff, will these be available from your website or Central Hobbies?
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Re: M420
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 09:39:40 AM »
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I didn't have/was unsure of the availability of the Atlas U25B when I initially spec'd this project, and the B30-36-7 was readily available and a great runner, with current electric/motor specs.

The M-420 will only be available direct. I am orchestrating formal releases now, with full info on availability, along with instruction specs and a more complete description of what comes in the kit.

Enjoy the photos on the website, feel free to contact me through the contact link there.

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