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New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:55:59 PM »
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All,

These were in the pipeline before my family problems and I am getting them ready for the show. There are many more new projects that are artwork ready, I just have to get things rolling again.

First, Maxi-1 and Maxi-4 Stainless steel upgrades. They do come with end pieces to coverup the open coupler area.




Second, a 91ft Tapered Light Tower from the Baltimore PRR yard. Don't ask how I got actual measurements!! I found some inexpensive jewels and eyelet pins that match the proto lights.






Third, An Aggregate Loader that will accommodate 2 tracks plus vehicle. I had to do some compression of the original to make the model affordable. The pictures do not do justice to all of the detail in this model.





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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 01:03:58 PM »
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Nice!  Don't forget to bring the N scale freight car kits also! 8)
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 01:07:04 PM »
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 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:  Those maxi upgrades are a great product, and that aggregate loader.....  I need to find a reason to have one because that has to be one of the most interesting structures I have seen.  Beautiful work!

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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 02:05:36 PM »
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Wow , that loader is da bomb .

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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 02:06:35 PM »
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All are spectacular and I definitely need to look at getting the Maxi upgrades and that aggregate loader,

Phil
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 02:19:45 PM »
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Bob, are you going to be getting your online store going again in the near future?  I really need one of your n scale Wilson auto ramps!

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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 04:13:21 PM »
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Bob, that aggregate loader is fantastic! In my era there was still decent stone traffic on CN & CP and few quarries are necessary. I think that loader is going to be perfect for one of them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 04:17:02 PM »
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 04:28:03 PM »
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Was it not doable to full etch the Morton pattern instead of half?  More time consuming yes, but full would take a hotness win.

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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 04:29:29 PM »
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Love the maxi kits and the light tower!
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »
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looks like i found light towers for my yard! :D
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 05:04:51 PM »
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Was it not doable to full etch the Morton pattern instead of half?  More time consuming yes, but full would take a hotness win.

Rob, the artwork is for full etch. See below. At .005, the holes are proving to be difficult. Next trial will be to overetch and see that result.
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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 05:05:41 PM »
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Bob, are you going to be getting your online store going again in the near future?  I really need one of your n scale Wilson auto ramps!

Dave
Beginning of next month.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 05:13:04 PM »
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looks like i found light towers for my yard! :D

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Re: New TrainCat Products For Springfield
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
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I've had some of the Gold Medal well car detail kits have the same problem with not etching through (and others where they do - same part numbers).  For what it's worth, if over-etching doesn't work, I'd vote for slightly coarser hole pattern to achieve a full etch.  Nice touch on the end cover.

If you do end up revising artwork, I'd also vote for making the hand grabs (but not the stanchions) a bit taller and narrower:   :trollface:

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=34992

The loader is fantastic!  Still looking forward to the late-style SP signal bridge too. 

It's great to have you back Bob.  ;)
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