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After several requests Briggs Models is considering producing N scale body shells for the GE U18B and U30B. They will be designed for the Atlas GP-9 and U23B chassis respectively. We have the ability to all Phases of each Loco so please state what Road and Phase you are looking for.

We will need a minimum of 40 orders of each type to make this project viable. We are expecting the price to be somewhere in the $110 (Canadian) each range and will include etched hand rails and detail parts. The modeler will need to supply the Atlas chassis.

This is only an expression of interest/order list. No cash up front from anyone. Once the models have been completed and ready for purchase, I will contact you and it will be put it up for sale on the Briggs Models website. You will be able to order directly from the site by using PayPal, credit card, or by mail if desired. www.briggsmodels.ca

If you are interested in having this kit produced please email me your contact information and the number of kits you might be interested in. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may be interested or post elsewhere.

Kind regards,

Chris Dittmar
Email:  chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com
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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 06:21:43 PM »
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U18B! U18B!

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You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
Now spread your wings and sail out to me

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 07:58:04 PM »
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I would be very interested in U18B kits, probably 10 of them, but not all at once. Most likely would buy them 2-3 at a time. GP-9 chassis works great for me as the Maine Central units had  Bloomberg trucks.

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 08:43:36 PM »
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If the U18B is done will you also be doing a fuel tank with this shell?

Jon

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 10:15:18 PM »
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What phase(s) U30B?  :D

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 10:42:37 PM »
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I hope they get done.

Sorry I don't need any.   8)

I've always loved this little loco.



And who would have ever thought I would acquire U18B.com?  How cool is that?
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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 11:36:50 PM »
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That reminds me.... Any chance we'll see instructions for the GP40-2LW?
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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 01:50:04 AM »
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I'd be interested in U-30B's if a Phase can be agreed upon that suits the majority.
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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 03:41:00 AM »
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I'm interested in U30Bs but not now. Need to consider 'regular' runs of such products.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 11:29:27 AM »
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What phase(s) U30B?  :D

Much like we did with the C-415 Jeff has the ability to make small changes to each shell/trucks/vents/fuel tanks, corners and etc. before the kit is printed, thus we are able to offer all Phases, including the high nose versions.

Kind regards,

Chris

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 11:33:52 AM »
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If the U18B is done will you also be doing a fuel tank with this shell?

Jon

Hi Jon

Yes, the U18B will include a new fuel tank.

Kind regards,

Chris

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2019, 11:36:26 AM »
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That reminds me.... Any chance we'll see instructions for the GP40-2LW?

Hi Daniel

Jeff is sending me a GP40-2L kit next week. I will build it up, take photos and write up some instructions ASAP.

Kind regards,

Chris

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 02:01:31 PM »
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U18B?

I could easily go for 3, maybe more depending on if I have to buy them all at once.

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Re: Is there any interest in N scale kits of the GE U18B and U30B?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2019, 06:53:39 PM »
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Gentleman

If you are interested in either of these locomotives would you be so kind to email me at chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com with your contact information otherwise we can’t count your request.

We took a bath on a previous project where people committed via forums without contact information and we went ahead with production anyway. Many of the folks that had committed via forums backed out and when I tried to contact them through the forums I never heard back.

Much appreciated,

Chris
chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com

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