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Joetrain59

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Can someone print these in N scale?
« on: February 04, 2020, 01:31:27 AM »
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Photo shows Atlas' HO version of smoke lifters for LIRR C420's. Would someone be able to produce
 these for N scale? 3D, Photon, or ???? I would buy 24 of each of the 2 versions.
 Thanks,
 Joe D

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 08:53:08 AM »
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I can quote these, but you would need to mail the parts to me.  Images, drawings, and/or measurements of the real thing would also help.

Please use the following form if you would like me to quote.

http://www.keystonedetails.com/contact-us

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 06:23:12 PM »
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John, that photo was sent to me from another modeler, and those parts are HO.
 I can try to order a set from Atlas, to send you. Maybe Atlas will have proto dimensions?
 I do have some proto photos for you. Also, would not need the mounting pins.
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 Joe D

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 06:31:48 PM »
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You realize that in N scale they will be about 1/16" wide  :scared:

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 07:44:26 PM »
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Photo shows Atlas' HO version of smoke lifters for LIRR C420's. Would someone be able to produce
 these for N scale? 3D, Photon, or ???? I would buy 24 of each of the 2 versions.
 Thanks,
 Joe D

With the size of the parts, you may be better off just getting a couple strips of 1/16" wide, flat styrene and just nipping off what you need length wise then just carefully score and bend over the fin.
-Al

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 10:15:29 PM »
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Yes, I know they will be small. But a very distinct feature on LIRR C420's.
 I was thinking of trying some Z channel from Evergreen. But with at least 7
 locos, with 2 smoke lifters on each side, that's a lot of work, and won't be consistent.
 Thanks,
 Joe D

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 07:00:48 AM »
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Can someone share an image of where they go on the loco?

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 12:10:17 PM »
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Thank you.  Would these be better served as a thick brass etching?  Anybody got a closeup?


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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 06:34:46 PM »
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John, I may have some that were sent to me. Atlas does not have The HO parts
 in stock. But Steve M. found a LIRR shell, and  will send them to me.
 Brass etchings might very good.
 I'll check the photos that were sent to me in a while, and post here.
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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 08:49:54 PM »
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Actually, some thin sheet brass could be easily cut & bent to shape using a block of hard material with a thin slot cut in it.

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 09:23:10 AM »
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I was thinking aluminum foil but wouldn't know how to attach it to the plastic loco body.

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 10:37:02 AM »
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I was thinking aluminum foil but wouldn't know how to attach it to the plastic loco body.

You'd use a toothpick tips worth of CA. But I think foil is way too delicate to use on a loco.
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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 11:16:09 AM »
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I would buy 10 or 15 sets for my LIRR 420's .

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Re: Can someone print these in N scale?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 12:32:16 AM »
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John, here are some more photos. Model photos from Al Castelli
 Joe