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N scale Plasser tamping machine from Greenmax
« on: March 20, 2017, 06:54:08 PM »
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We might have discussed these in the past. Would this be something that could be modified to make it into a piece of American MOW equipment?

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Re: N scale Plasser tamping machine from Greenmax
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 10:09:18 PM »
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Absolutely - except for the sound deadening shutters, these machines (or very similar ones) are owned/leased by UP, BNSF, Amtrak and the NY MTA/LIRR. 

I've never seen them on NS or CSXT.


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Re: N scale Plasser tamping machine from Greenmax
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 03:42:54 PM »
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It'll be a tough job to fill in under the sound shutters. I had preordered one years ago. It's a great model and plenty of room for a hard-wired decoder. It's pretty much all plastic except for one metal weight so it's a bit noisy when it runs, and the trailer unit is lighted too, but almost impossible to disassemble without damaging something.
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Re: N scale Plasser tamping machine from Greenmax
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 03:51:02 PM »
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I keep hoping Kibri/Viessmann will bring their MOW machines to N-scale.   The European machines are even closer to some US stuff.

Also check raymodels on Shapeways.


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