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Trying to Determine Interest in Z Scale Hulett Unloader
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:42:38 PM »
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I finally got the directions done for the N scale Hulett Unloader, in the Product Discussion Forum. Scaling this down to Z requires a lot of effort. I'm tempted to avoid this effort and not offer the unloader in Z scale. Can I ask the Z scalers here if they have any interest in this Great Lakes (and mostly Lake Erie) monster of a machine? I'm not asking for pre-orders, just some advice from Z scalers. The price for a kit will be in the $150-180 range, like the N scale kit. I'm not going to offer completed models at this time. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Trying to Determine Interest in Z Scale Hulett Unloader
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 07:58:58 PM »
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That's a tough one. Z scalers aren't plentiful, but they have deep pockets and love something that could be a collectable.* Maybe start a poll?


*note: this is my impression.

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Re: Trying to Determine Interest in Z Scale Hulett Unloader
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 08:28:21 PM »
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Hmm, are there Z scale ore cars readily available?

* not being a smartass, just curious

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Re: Trying to Determine Interest in Z Scale Hulett Unloader
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 01:20:24 AM »
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Not a Z Scaler, but I've seen Minnesota Michigan ore jennies in Z on Shapeways.
Besides,I think for Ohio / Papennsylvaia the ore was hauled mostly in regular hopper cars except for the later PRR ore cars.
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