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Briggs Models update & new kits
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:12:40 PM »
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First of all, thank you to all our customers who stuck with us, and were extremely patient and supported our endeavors while we worked our way through the difficult world situation we are all living in.

As far as back orders, they are shipping quickly and we are almost completely caught up. If you are still waiting for any order, please reach out to me and I will get you a tracking number. chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com

N scale GP20ECO models are in the store and shipping now. These are extremely nice kits, and the first we have designed to utilize Nickel Silver for the etched components. This material gives higher strength than brass, natural metal color parts, and can be soldered easily. As a little bonus because of the long shipping times that many of you have experienced this past year, if you purchase 2 kits you will receive a 5% discount on both. If you purchase 3 kits you will receive a 10% discount. If you want more than 10 kits we can do something special for you so please contact me.

Now for a few announcements. This year we will be producing body & detail kits in N scale for the GP38-2WL, Baldwin AS16, DRS-4-4-1000, and U18B. For each of these projects, we will be producing a run of only 50 units. If we don`t have and emailed interest for 50 they will not be done. We will honor the 5% discount for 2 kits and 10% for three or more on these kits.

There will be no cash up front from anyone. All we asking is that you contact me and let me know how many of the kits you are interested in and I will contact you when they are ready to be sold on our website. Again, we cannot produce a kit that does not have an interest of at least 50 possible orders. Please contact me through email only and not a PM on the any of the forums to confirm your interest.

Kind regards,
Chris

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 04:23:13 PM »
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My heart skipped a beat, I thought that said AS616.
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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 04:49:02 PM »
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My heart might skip a beat - but which AS-16?  I'm hoping it's this one!



Or the rebuilt version!


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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 05:03:02 PM »
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That's the thing about Baldwins.  There are so many variations on the same model despite so few built.
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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 05:13:51 PM »
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Yes we can both!  :)

My heart might skip a beat - but which AS-16?  I'm hoping it's this one!



Or the rebuilt version!



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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 05:16:05 PM »
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My heart might skip a beat - but which AS-16?  I'm hoping it's this one!

Or the rebuilt version!

Or the other rebuilt versions (322-323)  ;)

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 05:16:20 PM »
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My heart skipped a beat, I thought that said AS616.

Sirenwerks. We would love to do an AS616 but trucks and wheel spacing would be an issue. What model would you suggest we start from? I am not aware of any that have the correct wheel spacing.

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 06:04:28 PM »
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Now for a few announcements. This year we will be producing body & detail kits in N scale for the GP38-2WL, Baldwin AS16, DRS-4-4-1000, and U18B. For each of these projects, we will be producing a run of only 50 units. If we don`t have and emailed interest for 50 they will not be done. We will honor the 5% discount for 2 kits and 10% for three or more on these kits.

Oh my, possible U18B!!!!!!!!!  :o :o

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 08:35:56 PM »
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U18B = Yes!
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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 07:34:26 AM »
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U18!

Hell Yeah!

Do we have a running tally of reservations? I'm in for two.
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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 03:52:55 PM »
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Sirenwerks. We would love to do an AS616 but trucks and wheel spacing would be an issue. What model would you suggest we start from? I am not aware of any that have the correct wheel spacing.

Chris


Chris,

Yes, the AS616's trucks are a freakshow and the locomotive's length would require a radical frame hack, limiting their candidacy for your fit-existing-chassis business model, but that doesn't mean I still don't wish for an AS616 out loud whenever I get the chance.

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 04:48:05 PM »
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Chris,


Yes, the AS616's trucks are a freakshow and the locomotive's length would require a radical frame hack, limiting their candidacy for your fit-existing-chassis business model, but that doesn't mean I still don't wish for an AS616 out loud whenever I get the chance.


Bryan



Hi Bryan

Not saying we wouldn't do this one, it would just be very difficult. I too would like to see it. I was just asking if there might be any existing chassis and trucks that might be close?

Kind regards,

Chris

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 11:57:18 PM »
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Hi Bryan

Not saying we wouldn't do this one, it would just be very difficult. I too would like to see it. I was just asking if there might be any existing chassis and trucks that might be close?

Kind regards,

Chris


I am not sure.  The prototype RS units were about 2 1/2' too long between the bolsters, but I never took apart the actual Atlas models to know whether they were on par with that measurement or closer to being a feasible mechanism.  The problem for me is fiur axle Baldwins weren't really a thing in the western US.  PiperGuy was planning an AS616 model at one point but I don't know how it was going to come together, I just remember it being talked about - https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=32922.0.  That being said, he had a AS16 shell in production, IIRC, so you two might have something to talk about, and he was planning a C636.
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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2021, 02:08:03 PM »
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Looks like Reading owned over 40 AS16s, in a few body styles:

http://www.readingmodeler.info/index.php/articles/89-locomotive-reference/road-locomotives/173-baldwin-as-16

Out of era for my current layout, but I would be interested for "the next" layout @BCOL 747 - email sent!

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Re: Briggs Models update & new kits
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2021, 02:53:48 PM »
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Looks like Reading owned over 40 AS16s, in a few body styles:

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
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