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Ed Kapuscinski

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Re: Want a brand new Decapod?
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2021, 07:32:05 PM »
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Modern: the model comes with DCC and sound.

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Re: Want a brand new Decapod?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2021, 03:06:10 PM »
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Also Code 55 compliant, no pizza cutters, and modern tooling.

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Re: Want a brand new Decapod?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2021, 03:38:17 PM »
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Maybe BLI have an I1 on its books ?  :D :D which will have a modern mechanism and be code 55 compliant

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Re: Want a brand new Decapod?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2021, 09:09:45 PM »
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We really do need a modern version of a Decapod in N scale.  I just completed my PRR I1 built based on Max's article in Railroad Model Craftsman, and that makes for a great model.  It is a lot of work to get there, though.  What I would love is if someone just made a frame of the right proportions that you could use for all of the Kato Mikado drivers and parts with an extra slot for a 5th driver.  It could even be a geared driver on the fifth driver (I have a bunch of them from replacing the 4th driver with the traction tire driver). 

I know someone (maybe PowerTurbine) was talking about creating a brass frame in which all of the Kato Mikado drivers would fit to build decapods, but it never came to fruition as far as I know.  Maybe someone with more knowledge could chime in on that.  If someone wanted to start a crowd-source project to create frames, I would be all in!

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I'm going to be getting all of my small tools set up in the basement here. Looks like retirement is a real possibility for me . Might be something for me to look at.

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Re: Want a brand new Decapod?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2021, 11:17:09 AM »
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I'm going to be getting all of my small tools set up in the basement here. Looks like retirement is a real possibility for me . Might be something for me to look at.

If you are game for tackling this project, I am all-in to assist in any way I can!

Mike