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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 05:44:59 AM »
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Hello David,

We had talked about this great project in Roanoke (I am the guy with the funny German Accent...)

If you indeed decide to make it 3 separate kits (my recommendation) I would not make them smaller than the one you have already build. The size and proportions are just about perfect for a large, rail-served industry.

Maybe you could indicate cut lines on the back of the walls if someone wants to build a slightly smaller version.

I will probably build another FREMO America-N module just to build your kit!


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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 10:39:07 AM »
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Hello David,

We had talked about this great project in Roanoke (I am the guy with the funny German Accent...)

If you indeed decide to make it 3 separate kits (my recommendation) I would not make them smaller than the one you have already build. The size and proportions are just about perfect for a large, rail-served industry.

Maybe you could indicate cut lines on the back of the walls if someone wants to build a slightly smaller version.

I will probably build another FREMO America-N module just to build your kit!


Cheers
Dirk

Hi Dirk!

I was not thinking funny accent, but great accent! Yes, I remember well your suggestion, and the one about the extension structures on the grain elevator. You and, was his name Kim? Alright, I'll keep it the same length ;). It was a lot of fun talking to you guys. great suggestions! Trying to get the first 'draft' of the first module on Monday; brick version.

Gonna be at The N Scale Weekend?

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2014, 03:41:07 PM »
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Dave,

I just wanted to say that I think you should keep it the same size as your pilot model as well. That size "looks" right, I think people looking for something smaller might be able to get by with just one or two modules as opposed to all three.

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »
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I also like the large size and would like to see that in the production version.

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2014, 05:22:52 PM »
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How long is it, might not fit the laser bed all at once.

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2014, 09:28:26 AM »
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Another vote for bigger is better.

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2014, 09:41:26 AM »
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I can't find a surrender flag emoticon! I'll keep it the same size.

How long is it, might not fit the laser bed all at once.

The longest module will only be 9", so no problem!
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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2014, 09:54:31 AM »
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I've never really cared or even noticed about the small size of industries as they are modeled until I stared using the aerial imagery from Google and Bing.  The industry size relationship to freight cars was eye-opening, and model industries now look funny to me (especially HO scale Walthers kits).

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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2014, 11:59:49 AM »
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That is a very cool kit!  Sugar beets were a huge industry here in Colorado, with the Great Western Railway (from which Strasburg's 2-10-0 #90 came) making a great modelgenic prototype.
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Re: New Product Development: Sugar Beet Refinery
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2014, 10:18:12 PM »
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I've never really cared or even noticed about the small size of industries as they are modeled until I stared using the aerial imagery from Google and Bing.  The industry size relationship to freight cars was eye-opening, and model industries now look funny to me (especially HO scale Walthers kits).

I definitely tried to make this the same size as the prototype and it is pretty big. It's about 160' long.

I am going to make a hard promise, that I will have pictures of the first run-through of module #1 by Sunday. It is an all-brick version. I found several things to be ironed out for run through #2, a concrete and brick combination.
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