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Anyone have a CMR Products N8?
« on: February 22, 2021, 09:06:03 PM »
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One of the few Conrail cabooses still notable in their absence in the RTR world.

Anyone have one of these? How is it?

https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/N-Scale-PRR-N-8-Caboose-p290993764
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Re: Anyone have a CMR Products N8?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 11:04:00 PM »
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Here's a picture of a sample from a few months ago. I hope they've fixed the ride height... [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 11:17:16 PM »
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I bought one of their FM H-12-44 shells before they switched the guy who did their resin castings. It was pretty obvious that it was created from Atlas and Trix shells. More recently I bought a Wabash steel caboose from them that they developed through 3D printing.It had excellent detailing. Both models are cleaned up real well with no flash on the castings or warping.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 11:56:21 PM »
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Would be nice if they showed a photo of the products.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 12:16:23 AM »
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Would be nice if they showed a photo of the products.

There were a few other preproduction photos posted on FB as well

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 12:18:45 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 12:27:38 AM »
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Thanks. I was talking about the 3D sceen shots used on their website.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 07:20:03 AM »
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Here's a picture of a sample from a few months ago. I hope they've fixed the ride height...

Yeah, looks like only two wheels from each truck are touching the rails.  :o

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Re: Anyone have a CMR Products N8?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 09:51:21 AM »
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Yeah, looks like only two wheels from each truck are touching the rails.  :o
I am guessing that in order to get it "assembled", it's riding on an underframe from "some old caboose" (note the railing position) out of that box of old parts we all have, with whatever pair of MTL trucks with truck mounted couplers happened to be at hand. Anyway, it looks not unlike some of the results I got in 40 years ago trying to fit MTL trucks onto various Lima/Rowa/Mehano cars. Would probably have been better off showing it as a shell rather than as shown in those photos.  But I would suspect that with some time spent fitting an underframe and careful selection of trucks and couplers, the result would be much improved.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 11:16:51 AM »
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I am guessing that in order to get it "assembled", it's riding on an underframe from "some old caboose" (note the railing position) out of that box of old parts we all have, with whatever pair of MTL trucks with truck mounted couplers happened to be at hand.


I think the "railing position" you're seeing is the silhouette of the opposite side.
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 12:08:33 PM »
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I think the "railing position" you're seeing is the silhouette of the opposite side.
(adjusts bifocals on nose....) Yep, that is exactly what I am seeing.  Shadow is so dark that I was perceiving it as a black delrin part.

I may be picking up one of their Wabash cabooses (or 2, as C&EI had some that were very similar).  But that is for the future.  I really need to get to work on the 100+ projects I already have before starting new ones.
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Re: Anyone have a CMR Products N8?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 08:13:03 PM »
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If they have improved their casting, and that's a big if, then that is a LOT of goodies for me: N8, N11 (which is what was used on my Saxonville Branch and in Framingham), Theater Car 9 and double track Russell plows.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 04:37:44 PM »
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I guess you are on your own with railings and window "glass" ... (unless these are not considered "other details")

Trucks/Couplers and other details are provided by you and not part of this sale.


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Re: Anyone have a CMR Products N8?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 05:49:02 PM »
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I guess you are on your own with railings and window "glass" ... (unless these are not considered "other details")

Trucks/Couplers and other details are provided by you and not part of this sale.

This, of course, is what separates Briggs from everyone else. Briggs includes cut window material, etched parts and everything needed to make the model.
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