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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 10:55:13 PM »
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Kind of looks like a Rapido refer with plug doors . :facepalm: :D

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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 01:24:18 AM »
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My first thought, seeing a prototype photo, was corrugated siding.  I don't remember ever seeing one in person.  With only ten cars, that's not surprising.  XM-4s in general weren't uncommon in Pasco in the 70s.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 11:45:26 AM »
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This is the only one I have at the office apparently.  I do have hard copy Builders Photos I'll scan for Brian.
The grain doors on this car have been plated over.  They would have looked like the car in the 2nd photo.



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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 09:31:23 PM »
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Yikes! This better come with an etched alignment jig for the lettering panels.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 10:07:15 PM »
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In this example I think that molding those panels as part of the sides would make sense (alignment-wise). But that would limit the body to a single roadname.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2017, 12:09:27 PM »
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If/when it happens, it will be etched panels and BN variations will be first. I can say with certainty that the as-built version will not be done (by me) since it would require a second set of roof and ends.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2017, 08:08:38 PM »
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Bryan,
What Era will your car be good for then. Not real familiar with this car but would love to have one if it is 1967 or earlier.  :D

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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 12:47:20 AM »
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Jon:  The car was built in 1963, with a roofwalk, and full-height ladders on both ends.  The modeled version was rebuilt sometime after 1966, with no roofwalk, and shortened ladders on the A end and side. 

If the end ladders are cast on, you could still squeeze one in in 1967.  If they are separate pieces, replacing them with full-height ladders, adding the missing rungs on the side, and adding a roofwalk would allow you to backdate it to the as-built form.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 01:05:06 AM »
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Except that it will be the version with the plated-over grain doors, which I think didn't happen until after the roofwalks were removed.  I'm basing the model on the configurations while in BN green paint.  The hope is to pre-paint the body parts and pre-deco the etched plates similar to the Portec auto rack wrapper, which is doable for a short-run kit.  But the first step is to finish the sides and prove the concept.  If the BN does well, then maybe a CB&Q release will follow at some point.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2017, 02:56:58 AM »
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Except that it will be the version with the plated-over grain doors, which I think didn't happen until after the roofwalks were removed.  I'm basing the model on the configurations while in BN green paint.  The hope is to pre-paint the body parts and pre-deco the etched plates similar to the Portec auto rack wrapper, which is doable for a short-run kit.  But the first step is to finish the sides and prove the concept.  If the BN does well, then maybe a CB&Q release will follow at some point.


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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 09:23:52 AM »
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Still sitting on CB&Q X58 cars.  Good business sense to avoid the road for awhile.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2017, 11:53:42 AM »
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Definitely interested in a BN version.

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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2017, 01:58:51 PM »
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Still sitting on CB&Q X58 cars.  Good business sense to avoid the road for awhile.

One of these days I need to order one...

But I'd be in for a BN one

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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2017, 02:48:32 PM »
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BN X58 is in the release after next.
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Re: Potential future ESM MIA kit??
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2017, 06:34:44 PM »
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Meant this MIA kit, but down for a BN X58 too