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Ike the BN Freak

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Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« on: December 20, 2018, 06:07:12 PM »
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Does anyone currently make a laser cut wood deck for the Athearn GSC flats?

I saw a post from a few years ago where Bryan Bussey had done a special run of them. And my google fu has found some old sets, but not many left available for purchase.

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
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Sadly no, which is why I commissioned them back then.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 12:49:05 AM »
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Could you commission another run? 
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 07:01:01 PM »
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If you could, it would be great, being Athearn just did another run of these cars.

I'd need 5 right now, but will probably order 10 sets just to have spares for later

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 07:33:37 PM »
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I’d be in for a couple. I have a car to do and the alternative for me is hand laying a wood deck.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
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Probably need a minimum order of 50 to get them redone. If that threshold can be reached, I would be open to having ESM commission a rerun.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 10:35:56 PM »
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Probably need a minimum order of 50 to get them redone. If that threshold can be reached, I would be open to having ESM commission a rerun.

Do you know a rough guess as to what the cost will be?

I'll be in for 10

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 12:04:55 AM »
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Last time the selling price was $3.25, but that was eight years ago.  I would have to locate the digital artwork if the contractor no longer has a copy and re-submit it for quote.  I assume it would be within $1 of the original price, but I wouldn't know until the quote comes back.

I just checked — the original run was 150 pieces.  So 50 pieces would have a higher setup cost per, and it's eight years later.  Would have to get a quote before committing to a sale price.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 09:37:08 PM »
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You can put me down for 8.  Thanks.

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 11:20:36 PM »
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If these would work with (or be easily modified to work with) the intermodal and bulkhead versions, I'd be down for 3.

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 12:16:41 AM »
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If these would work with (or be easily modified to work with) the intermodal and bulkhead versions, I'd be down for 3.

This is where I am too. I bought a couple in the first run and really like them. But I don’t have anymore just plain flats to deck.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 12:34:54 AM »
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If these would work with (or be easily modified to work with) the intermodal and bulkhead versions, I'd be down for 3.

Yes, they will work.  You would have to remove the deck planks that interfere with the bulkheads.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 08:15:56 AM »
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I have six of these to do but would be in for 10 if you run them again Bryan.

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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 08:26:33 AM »
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It appears there may be enough interest to drive the quantity past 50. I will post a commitment request on the Products forum this week to get an official count. I contacted the contractor, they will check after the holidays to see if they still have the production-version digital file. I have a copy of the original digital file in project archives. I may still have the final production version, which I would have received to approve the first time around, but I would have to hunt for it.
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Re: Laser cut deck for Athearn 53' GSC flat
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 02:33:04 PM »
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Are there any photos of what these look like installed? I'm going to need lots of GSC flats...
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