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Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:58:52 PM »
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5 minutes ago I came up with this . I need a unit for dedicated vacuum service power , as it need to be speed matched for best operation , and traction .I was thinking of the Minitrix H-12-44 or the RS-11 .
It appears that there are a slew of H-12-44's SHELLS on eBay and almost no powered units . I am thinking somebody is scarfing up the little beasts for the powered chassis , maybe for powered boxcars , and off loading the shells . Then it hit me , a c-c transfer unit using 2 shells . I have some shells on order and will need a strong c-c chassis that will fit the spliced bash . Anybody make one and what did you use ? Got to tell you in minds eye this ought to be naturally dated believable looking unit . Thoughts ?

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 04:28:47 PM »
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If you could shorten each of the long hoods a bit, the most obvious chassis to me would be a FM trainmaster. Would certainly make a unique engine, and you could probably even convince some that it was based on a real engine, given how many one offs and experimental locos came out of the early diesel era.

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 04:37:35 PM »
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Richie,I'm kicking around the same exact idea,I have a bunch of those shells..It's just kind of a "freebie" project,I'm just gonna remotor & tune up some like new MRC RSD15 chassis I have,since I can't find shells for them..If I did a serious transfer unit,I'd go with VO-1000 shells,and Trainmaster chassis,PRR,of course..

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 04:48:30 PM »
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Your sketch looks pretty close to the Pennsy's Lima LT-2500:

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 05:33:16 PM »
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I heard this weekend, that somebody is going to offer a 3D printed shell for the Baldwin center cab switcher, which will fit on the Atlas C628 with trucks turned 18- degree's. Would this also be a solution for your model?

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 05:38:54 PM »
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I heard this weekend, that somebody is going to offer a 3D printed shell for the Baldwin center cab switcher, which will fit on the Atlas C628 with trucks turned 18- degree's. Would this also be a solution for your model?

marc

Are we 10 years into that rumor yet, 'cause I'll go get a nice card if someone tells me where to send it.

I do wonder where they will print it now.


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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 05:40:27 PM »
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If you could shorten each of the long hoods a bit, the most obvious chassis to me would be a FM trainmaster. Would certainly make a unique engine, and you could probably even convince some that it was based on a real engine, given how many one offs and experimental locos came out of the early diesel era.

I came up with that exact idea , a trainmaster and a H12-44 are right at my desk . For the last hour or so I have been farting around with them . I have to see what shoe-horning is possible this evening . Kind of like the idea of FM's mating with another FM .
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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 05:44:21 PM »
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I heard this weekend, that somebody is going to offer a 3D printed shell for the Baldwin center cab switcher, which will fit on the Atlas C628 with trucks turned 18- degree's. Would this also be a solution for your model?

marc

Thanks , I will acquire a 628 and see how things work out .

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 05:47:59 PM »
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I heard this weekend, that somebody is going to offer a 3D printed shell for the Baldwin center cab switcher, which will fit on the Atlas C628 with trucks turned 18- degree's. Would this also be a solution for your model?

marc

Interesting , but will the smooth faces look like micro-clapboard ? If not I will also get me one of those .

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 05:50:50 PM »
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Richie,I'm kicking around the same exact idea,I have a bunch of those shells..It's just kind of a "freebie" project,I'm just gonna remotor & tune up some like new MRC RSD15 chassis I have,since I can't find shells for them..If I did a serious transfer unit,I'd go with VO-1000 shells,and Trainmaster chassis,PRR,of course..

RSD-15 and RSD-7 , sure wish somebody would produce re-makes .

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 05:54:04 PM »
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Interesting , but will the smooth faces look like micro-clapboard ? If not I will also get me one of those .

If they can find another Prefactory printer, it will look fine. 

Here's a thread from A-Board circa 2005.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=23631

Maybe it's a different project, who knows.  But I'll believe it when I see it.

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 05:57:02 PM »
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Interesting , but will the smooth faces look like micro-clapboard ? If not I will also get me one of those .

The designer is James Norris. You will be able to found out more on his website: http://jamestrainparts.wordpress.com. I did see some examples of his work at the Bournemouth convention and there were some lines on his DD35, but the water tender for the UP steam excursion was quite clean and crisp.

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 06:00:20 PM »
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If they can find another Prefactory printer, it will look fine. 

Here's a thread from A-Board circa 2005.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=23631

Maybe it's a different project, who knows.  But I'll believe it when I see it.

Jason

It is a completely different project and given the speed with which he works, I think it won't take long.

Marc
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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 06:04:12 PM »
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Aha.

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Re: Planned centercab transfer unit bash
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 07:03:03 PM »
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No no no. James has already promised me proper DD35 (and DDA40X) trucks, and the double Centuries. No jumping the queue. :D

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