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UPDATED 20170812.  As promised Keystone Details is now taking orders for the PRR 3768 Raymond Loewy designed streamlined K4 conversion kit at the link below.  The first ten kits will be numbered in the order of purchase. kits one (me), two and three have been spoken for.

 http://www.keystonedetails.com/products/n-scale-details/2017/6/1/prr-3768-loewey-streamlined-k4-kit-for-bachmann-chassis

Due to unforseen circumstances, the decals will be mailed separately when I have them in my possession.

Keystone Details announces its first locomotive conversion kit, the PRR 3768 Raymond Loewy designed streamlined K4 boiler and tender conversion to fit the Bachmann K4 (not included).



After three years of intensive design work and testing, the kit will be available at http://www.keystonedetails.com/products/n-scale-details/2017/6/1/prr-3768-loewey-streamlined-k4-kit-for-bachmann-chassis for sale on August 12th 2017. The kit is priced at $160.00 USD, and includes all shipping (see below). International shipping is extra.

3D Printed shells, etched details and a fully engineered tender chassis take the Bachmann K4 to the next level of Pennsy passenger power! Make no mistake, this is a craftsman level kit and will produce a one of a kind model for the PRR enthusiast!

Some design innovations include sliding cab roof vent, stainless steel striping per the design, etched stainless Steel PRR boiler nose wing wrap, reuse of OEM electronics in a completely new tender design, pivoting tender cistern doors, etched tender vents, boiler-integrated piston rod slides, and highly detailed tender coaling doors and boiler backhead.

The kit includes everything you need except paint and some additional parts to complete the model.

Keystone Details, upon receipt of payment will order the following parts listed below.

Shipped from Shapeways to Keystone Details:

-FXD boiler and tender shells, tender trucks and details

-FUD tender under frame details, tender frame insulator and handrail bending tool

-Stainless Steel sintered metal tender frame, designed to reuse all of the Bachmann electronics, except the speaker

-BSF tender drawbar, speaker enclosure, and axle insulators

Keystone Details, upon receipt of the Shapeways parts and after proper FXD/FUD cleaning, will pack the above and ship the following additional parts to you:

-Stainless Steel etched detail fret

-Stainless Steel headlight housing

-Pre-Wired 0402 LED

-1.5mm diameter X 1.5" long fiber optic strand

-3/32" diameter X 1/8" long shrink wrap tube

-3x 0.009" diameter X 6" long stainless steel wire for boiler grabs

-8 X 11mm Soberton speaker

-6x 36awg X 2" long wires for tender to circuit board connections

-4x tender truck cone axle electrical pickup etches

-12x FVM 33" X 0.540" wheelsets to make six tender axles

-2x 0.008" diameter X 2" long phosphor bronze wire for tender conduit

-Custom designed decal sheets are in process, may be delayed, and will be mailed separately.

Comprehensive, detailed photographic locomotive disassembly, modification and kit assembly instructions will be available shortly after the kit is formally for sale, and of course Keystone Details will be available for consultation throughout your kit building experience.

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Can't wait to see @cbroughton67's test build!
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Can't wait to see @cbroughton67's test build!

That makes two of us!  :lol:
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Good god that's gorgeous!

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Thanks Scott!

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And people wonder why there are so many Pennsy modelers... Even for someone like me who doesn't model PRR, that is just a beautiful engine. 

Bachmann should have to pay John a commission on chassis sales, cause I think he just sold a whole bunch of K-4s for them.

And we need an adjustment to the voting system, I would give it more than 1 upvote if I could.
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If I hadn't just spent my budget on other stuff, I would get one of these. It is a beautiful model. And the price isn't bad, still cheaper than brass.
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That thing is nuts  :o

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WOW!!  Incredible work. Beyond belief. What a gift to all N scale PRR modelers. Thanks
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This means that CDJRC "Phoenix" is next in line, right?  :trollface:

 :D


Seriously though, this is a tempting kit even for me even though they didn't see much work in South Jersey.
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Wow John, you really nailed it :o
What an iconic gift to the SPF community!
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I'm not a SPF, but that looks great! I'm almost temped to get one. Unfortunatly that wonderful looking shell is let down (in my opinion) by that huge screw slot in the driving rod.

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I'm not a SPF, but that looks great! I'm almost temped to get one. Unfortunatly that wonderful looking shell is let down (in my opinion) by that huge screw slot in the driving rod.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

  @garethashenden , it only shows half the time.  :trollface: :trollface: :D :D :D

 I can measure the thread to find a hex head instead....

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What, no comment from Dr. Hotballs? :D