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M.C. Fujiwara strikes again!
« on: March 05, 2013, 08:28:01 AM »
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http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2013-03-mar/20-t-coal-cars-as-std-gauge

Really nice article.  I especially love part where you show the broken parts - we so rarely see lessons built on abject failure in the modeling press.
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Re: M.C. Fujiwara strikes again!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »
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Thank, but the real credit goes to Chris333 for designing such kick-a$$ kits.
I'm probably going to get more of them at some point and link-and-pin them into 4-6 car units so I can run them at Free-moN shows (individual cars with 905's tend to separate when slacked).
I also want to try Panamint's "short" fox trucks on them, as the MTL archbars are a little big and, well, they're MTL archbars.
Now I just have to figure out how to transport them without the brakewheel and handgrabs breaking off....
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Re: M.C. Fujiwara strikes again!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 08:47:05 AM »
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Are you going to try he new MT link and pin couplers?  I've been looking at them as replacements for the Rapidos on all you  European rolling stock - which use link and hook couplers in real life.
Philip H.
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Re: M.C. Fujiwara strikes again!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 10:17:17 AM »
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I was leaning more towards trying Panamint's link & pin setup: http://www.shapeways.com/model/725875/a06-n-nn3-working-link-amp-pin-couplers-wrought-iron.html?li=productBox-search
I don't want to hold one car to shove a snap in. :scared:
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Re: M.C. Fujiwara strikes again!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 10:27:44 AM »
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interesting.  Do you have a source for the links yet?
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 10:53:18 AM »
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interesting.  Do you have a source for the links yet?

I used brass wire bent into a loop for Randgusts V&T hoppers, but I'm going to paw through my wife's jewelry-making stuff first this time  :D
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