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Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« on: October 05, 2014, 06:13:38 PM »
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Hi all, I'm not going to make a big announcement except to say that my newest kit, the 8-40-CM is available. You can purchase it through my website at www.briggsmodels.ca

Thanks all...some really nice work on here I'm seeing. This is my last kit, and I can't wait to follow and do some real modeling of my own.

Jeff Briggs

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 06:26:50 PM »
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Ouch, $100 for a undecorated body shell. I know these are not off the shelf models, but that seems a little pricey.

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 07:27:35 PM »
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Worth every cent.  I've been looking forward to this.  The only question is to finish in CN or BCR.  :D

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 07:37:00 PM »
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I agree with Scott, Jeff's kits are well worth the price, especially considering these models are not available from any other manufacturer.  I have a half dozen of his kits, the most recent being his M-420 which is superb, only wish I had more time to complete them.

My only regret is that this is his last kit, now I will have to make my own RS-23.
Cheers
Steve

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 08:16:59 PM »
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RS23? I did one in HO. Gorgeous. Maybe one day for fun.

Jeff

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 09:15:17 PM »
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My only regret is that this is his last kit, now I will have to make my own RS-23.
Cheers
Steve

And a low-nose BCR RS-18  :(

Doug

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
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Chris Dittmar wanted me to do a low nose conversion front end for the LL RS18...that's a simple project I'm going to do late this year or early next. It doesn't require any complicated things like trucks or etched parts.

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 10:25:04 PM »
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Jeff, if truck and chassis resources are an issue, the Con-Cor SW-1200 (sold as a 1500), will accept the Atlas-Kato RS-3 trucks, providing a suitable platform for an RS-23 (some had the Type B truck) and the stock Con-Cor chassis would work for an S-13.  May need some more research, but I did play around with this option a few years ago.  Just a thought.

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Steve

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »
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A EMD chassis for a GE locomotive? Howv ya gonna get all that black smoke and those flames?
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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 10:57:53 PM »
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I have a couple spare SD40-2 chassis sitting on the shelf, I am very tempted to pick a couple of these kits up...
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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 04:22:01 AM »
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Just had another look at the photo on Jeff's website.  That's a very nice looking model.  Thought I'd better help get this back on topic, sorry for detouring this thread.
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Steve

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 03:57:55 PM »
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It took a big chunk out of the train fund but I bought a kit to paint into BCOL.
Reese
Modeling Norfolk Southern one loco at a time.

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 06:17:51 PM »
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Would love to see this all painted up and done.

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 07:47:06 PM »
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I'm chomping at the bit to start.  CN or BCR... I really like the CN zebra version, but I need one or two BC units too.

This is a milestone.  I think that is the last of the modern diesels for CN out in kit form. 

Edit:  The zebra's are still out there.  http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=498847&nseq=1
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 08:05:48 PM by Scottl »

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Re: Briggs Models 8-40-CM
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 03:36:29 AM »
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If it's as good as the M420 kits then it's well worth the $135.  I'm building four of those as I type and they are really nice kits.  My two -8s are on the way as well.

Craig