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Title: New product suggestion
Post by: Steamfoamer on December 23, 2017, 08:43:08 PM
Hey B'mann

I just finished up a scratch built Fn3 laser cut model of Dan Markoff's combine Elsa.  I notice that you folks have released your Jackson and Sharp coaches in that color scheme.  I am in the process of developing the cad data for the matching coach.  I think these would make an excellent replacement for the outdated g scale coaches.  They are different enough from the Accucraft coaches to make them instantly recognizable and they are 1875 prototype that match perfectly with your American and Mogul engines.  I would attach photos but, i can't seem to resize down to 128kb.  It is posted in earlyrail yahoo group.

Mike


Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: zubi on December 23, 2017, 10:42:23 PM
Mike, excellent suggestion, albeit not realistic I fear. Still, you got hold of the laser cut kit - is it still available and who makes it? Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi


Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: Hunt on December 24, 2017, 04:22:36 PM
An aside. . .

Mike,

The message you are getting is misleading.

The Additional Options... Attach:  posting feature cannot be used to post photo.
 
To post a photo in this forum it has to reside (stored) in an URL registered site. Most people upload to a photo/image hosting site. Then place the photo using link to photo between SMF Bulletin Board Code Image Tags in the the Bachmann forum. Tags can be typed or entered by clicking on the Add BBC tags: (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/Themes/bachmann/images/bbc/img.gif)



Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: Steamfoamer on December 24, 2017, 05:02:41 PM
Alas Zubi, it is not a kit.  If you are familiar with the mylargescale masterclasses, and the kits offered by Bronson/Tate  you will know where I started from.  I took the original cada data and completely redid it into the model I mention, then cut it at a local maker club.  The trucks are 3d printed models of the same design as Dan Markoffs combine.  They are available on my shapeways site, steamfoamer.  The pedistals are cut from aluminium the you would have to make.
If you would like photos send an email to steamfoamer@live.com

Mike


Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: zubi on December 24, 2017, 08:33:24 PM
Mike, thanks for the info. Sure I know the Bronson Tate kits and MLS Masterclass, I will send you a note via email, would be happy to see the photos! Merry Christmas and best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi


Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: Chris9017 on February 04, 2018, 02:31:33 AM
A good suggestion, maybe a rerun of the Eureka & Palisade number #4, but more accurately done in the more prototypical colors, a model of Sonoma number #12 from the North Pacific Coast, the Jupiter number #3 from the Santa Cruz Railroad, and a Denver & Rio Grande 4-4-0.
Depending on road name, some should feature working cross head pumps like with the Moguls as well as the metal gears, tender trucks, and upgraded electronics.  Hopefully new 4-4-0s aren't too far down the road. :)


Title: Re: New product suggestion
Post by: spdavie on February 04, 2018, 11:58:30 PM
Great suggestion Chris! I would definitely buy a more accurate E&P #4, NPC Sonoma and the Santa Cruz Jupiter #3. All really great choices! All with metal gears and quality paint of the latest 2-6-0ís.

Dave