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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2021, 03:43:39 PM »
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Thht M15-K wagontop has my interest peaked. Were there resin parts involved or just modifications of the existing model?
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 06:07:19 PM »
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Agreed!  That and board gaps.  :D

This style of single sheathed car would be a great candidate for a modern model.


LOL!  Nowhere near as bad as "that" Rapido meat reefers!  :D  Actually, compared to that car, yours looks pretty damn good!
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 08:41:09 PM »
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Looks great ,how do we get one?

I was thinking the same thing. I love building resin freight car kits in ho. Would love something of similar quality to the Funaro and Camerlengo kits in n scale.

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 11:54:34 PM »
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I still have to build my IC and FGE kits.  On the list.  :facepalm:
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2021, 09:18:43 AM »
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I was thinking the same thing. I love building resin freight car kits in ho. Would love something of similar quality to the Funaro and Camerlengo kits in n scale.
I agree- the more resin kits, the better.  Given the RPM selections, I think there might be a market just for the various car ends.  In the alternate universe where I control model manufacturing, there would be a "universal" kit, where there were interchangeable sides, roofs, doors, etc.  So that we could produce cars with whatever combination of Howe v Pratt truss, Buckeye v Dreadnought, etc end, and so on, to get the specific combination used on a given prototype.

But for resin kits that do exist in the real world, take a look at the kits at https://www.atsfnscalemodels.com/ (some are resin and some 3 D prints) and  finenscale.com.  I've never done an F&C kit in HO, so I can't compare, but I've been happy with the results of kits from both companies.  I would also mention the GHQ CN refrigerator cars, but could not find them on the current GHQ page, so guessing they are out of production.



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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2021, 01:25:11 PM »
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I've often looked at Funaro and Camerlingo kits wishing I could have them in N scale. Same with the Westerfield kits. The market is wide open for anyone that wants to make multi media kits. Sadly I don't have any appreciable talents for this...



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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2021, 08:15:03 PM »
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Looks great ,how do we get one?

Register early and come to the Chicagoland RPM!
https://www.rpmconference.com/
And don’t say you live too far away. I fly up from Vegas to attend. It is worth the trip. Bring models to show off! Check out others models, and then the clinics! I can’t say enough about the clinics. You will learn more in a weekend than you ever thought you could.
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2021, 11:51:07 PM »
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Was that the Mehano model that was imported by Atlas, Life-Like, etc?

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2021, 02:06:11 AM »
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The Mehano was a near copy of the Rivarossi. IIRC the main difference was the number of chain links from the brakewheel box to the rod. That is, assuming Mehano didn’t use the two-hatch reefer roof mold insert on that run...
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Note that the master only used the sides ....with the grabs and ladder removed.   New roof, ends and floor...maybe I shpud dig mine out and build it!!
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2021, 11:49:48 AM »
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I didn't realize there was an N scale resin kit added to the RPM meet.  I like that.  I attended a meet years ago, enjoyed myself immensely and have tried to make it an annual trip.  Employment obligations always conspired to keep me away.  Now that I'm retired, all the events I thought I would be able to attend . . . .  well, you know the rest of the story.  Fall 2021 (fingers crossed).

I really appreciate your work on the model builds Mike. 

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2021, 06:46:37 PM »
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Right. Ancient car sides, here’s the master and the mold.

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I’ll see what I have left and if I can put more kits together.

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2021, 07:47:51 PM »
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What are the chances of casting some additional CGW box car ends??    That is the only one that i am missing .      Missed it when  i showed up that year.

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 09:47:03 PM »
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Would like to throw in a me to...

I would be interested in getting any parts or kits that are available. Love resin kits and wish I could attend the conventions, hopefully some day...
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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2021, 08:36:24 PM »
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The Mehano was a near copy of the Rivarossi. IIRC the main difference was the number of chain links from the brakewheel box to the rod. That is, assuming Mehano didn’t use the two-hatch reefer roof mold insert on that run...
Charlie Vlk

Note that the master only used the sides ....with the grabs and ladder removed.   New roof, ends and floor...maybe I shpud dig mine out and build it!!

Mehano used the same or similar "diagonal panel roof designed by someone that sniffed way too much paint and/or glue in the factory" roof (for lack of an actual prototype) as the Roco single sheathed box.  On a separate note, the sides on the Roco model appear to be a bit taller than Rivarossi/Mehano.

http://www.spookshow.net/freight/ll40woodbox.html

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Re: RPM Chicagoland Mini-Kits
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2021, 08:39:51 PM »
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What are the chances of casting some additional CGW box car ends??    That is the only one that i am missing .      Missed it when  i showed up that year.

If Mike can't hook you up with a casting, he should still have the 3D file.  I also have a modified version for the CGW transfer cabooses/boxcars.


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