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strummer

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Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« on: July 30, 2016, 10:19:33 AM »
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I'll probably be banned for saying this but here goes.  :)

We have enough steamers and diesels; how about someone stepping up and offering an 8-wheel steeple cab, a la Sacramento Northern?

Or a nice coach or combine? Bachmann's Peter Witt is a beautiful model; now how about something more "period"?

Please?

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 10:40:49 AM »
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I'm not sure I agree that we have "enough steamers and diesels", but more well done traction would be good. Personally, I'd like a PE juice jack or two....
So, no woodshed for you :D
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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 10:55:12 AM »
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Granted, it takes a bit of work, but there is a lot of stuff coming out of RP designers.  I know a large amount of North Shore stuff is available via Shapeways for use with various Tomy chassis (my interests run more toward Midwest).  Haven't checked other roads, but would assume NS is not alone.

As to "enough steamers and diesels"- there will be enough when someone makes a GTW 4-8-4 (don't see that happening anytime soon), E1s and maybe an ATSF Hudson.  Well, enough for me. 
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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »
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If someone would RP a prope New Orleans street car in n scale I'd be much obliged. Bowser's HO one almost got me out of n scale. Just sayin . . . .
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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 11:30:44 AM »
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Yeah, I've been wanted North Shore Line equipment for years now.  I know about the Shapeways stuff, but since I'm not in a rush I would rather wait for more RTR options.

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 01:32:45 PM »
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I'm not sure I agree that we have "enough steamers and diesels", but more well done traction would be good. Personally, I'd like a PE juice jack or two....
So, no woodshed for you :D
Otto K.

Thanks. I appreciate that.  :)

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 03:32:26 PM »
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There is an N Scale trolley chassis in the works.  Projected features include ability to negotiate at least 35' (2 5/8") radius city street corners, operate at scale speeds with outstanding low speed performance, and all mechanisms kept below window height allowing for a believable interior.  The first one, being worked on at present, literally as we speak, is a PCC and will start as a chassis that accepts a Bachmann body and possibly another one to accept a Shapeways body.  There are currently no specific plans for other trolleys beyond that but once that mechanism has been sorted out the rest would be fairly easy as the basic design of the difficult parts hold throughout many models. 

At present the 26" wheels/ axles and final drive worm sets are completed for about 25 of the PCC test pieces.  The power truck and idler truck chassis are in final design stages awaiting machine time.  The gear sets are shared with the mine locomotive chassis that I've been working on for some time now and it too is nearing completion of about 25 test units for final parallel testing.  It's been too long.  The irony is that this started with the mine loco but a trolley will probably be ready to sell first.  There is so much more work to complete all of the details with the mine loco that won't exist on a trolley... I think. ;)
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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 08:53:25 PM »
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There is an N Scale trolley chassis in the works.  Projected features include ability to negotiate at least 35' (2 5/8") radius city street corners, operate at scale speeds with outstanding low speed performance, and all mechanisms kept below window height allowing for a believable interior.  The first one, being worked on at present, literally as we speak, is a PCC and will start as a chassis that accepts a Bachmann body and possibly another one to accept a Shapeways body.  There are currently no specific plans for other trolleys beyond that but once that mechanism has been sorted out the rest would be fairly easy as the basic design of the difficult parts hold throughout many models. 

Awesome; thank you...

Mark in Oregon

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 09:07:42 PM »
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I know you're wanting RTR but there are some cool things available on Shapeways.
This is a modified Baldwin Westinghouse I did on a BanDai powered chassis.

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 10:34:46 PM »
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I REALLY like that. 8)  I remember a thread or maybe just some progress reports as that was coming together.  Very nice!
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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2016, 01:33:03 AM »
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Me too!  :D

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2016, 06:24:26 AM »
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I also like Jim's steeple cab. Here's another selection from Milwaukee.

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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2016, 07:01:10 AM »
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I agree...too many diesels and steamers.

What we REALLY need are some UP Baby Turbines and Verandas!!

Just sayin'....   :D

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore



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Re: Time to take Me to the Woodshed....
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2016, 02:46:41 PM »
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I agree...too many diesels and steamers.

What we REALLY need are some UP Baby Turbines and Verandas!!

Just sayin'....   :D

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

Now, now...I never said "too many"...! :)

Mark in Oregon