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FEC Railway

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Ballast Doors
« on: December 02, 2012, 11:07:28 PM »
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Im sure a few of you remember mocolava model works from a few years ago made ballast doors doors...i bought a few thinking "oh, ill make a Herzog train" - years later now after losing interest, regaining it and losing it again im finally breaking open the box of ballast hoppers (roughly 35) and I only have one extra set of doors...does anyone know of a secret hoard of these?  or maybe something someone can do on shapeways easily? 

https://picasaweb.google.com/will.a.hoover/NScaleTrains#5108461894943562930

Please advise...

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 11:54:53 AM »
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I could use some as well. The ones you have pictures are a bit too long for the prototype I am trying to emulate. Seems as if something could be fabricated from styrene that might work.
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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 12:05:08 PM »
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Now this is something Shapeways could be used for....   

This is on my list (ballast door for Herzog (Athearn, MDC) cars.  Let me take another look at this and I'll post my progress.  The thing is, I need to do this on a sprue - and make 20-40 at a time to be cost effective.

- Lou


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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 12:49:53 PM »
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Not to hijack this thread, but what ever happened to Mocolova, and the money i paid them for something I did not recieve?

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 02:22:03 PM »
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Lou,
i need enough for 20-30 cars...with plans to covert some of my older PS2s to orange CSX cars...

Bill,
far as i am aware he simply evaporated into thin air.  nobody else made ballast doors...the intakes he made for GP10s and 11s were garbage IMHO... ANOTHER shapeways idea? 

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 04:54:21 PM »
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Ballast doors for Atlas and Deluxe 2 bay hoppers would be cool too.  But I've always thought of just using square U channel styrene strips but never got to the point of research and execution.

I second air intakes too.. ~Ian

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 07:58:14 PM »
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did we ever get anywhere with this?

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 12:33:34 AM »
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This is on my list (ballast door for Herzog (Athearn, MDC) cars.
- Lou

Herzog has converted Coalporters now as well... don't know where the heck they came from though (i.e, former owner)

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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 11:12:14 AM »
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Anybody aware of any of these being done in Shapeways?   I could use some in both N and Z now.
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Re: Ballast Doors
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 12:17:34 PM »
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