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    How about an accurate C425 shell that can fit on the Life-like C424 chassis?
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
    Note to all. If you find something close or similar on SW, reach out to the designer with a note. I’ve picked up so many projects from people pinging me via the website. I myself had som stuff made for me I couldn’t design, all because I sent a quick note.
    I'm glad to see @baldylox on here...I've drooled over a few of his products in his shop, and will probably buy a couple once the current BendTrack module is completed.

    Just to echo what he said, it never hurts to reach out to a designer and ask a question. I've messaged a few designers, and some flat out said no. Others were excited and keen to help, one instance in particular, that designer and I "traded" models, as he had one I wanted and I had one he wanted. I've had a few very popular products come from suggestions on this forum, so even if the designer doesn't have the product you're after, its still worth sending the e-mail. You may be surprised!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    I saw the vending machines, those are easy to do as cardboard printouts since they are simple rectangle objects. But the Amtrak Quik Trak machine has a unique shape, it's angled and has some rounded contours. It can only be done as a 3D print.
    Actually not true. Itís just. Abox with curved faces. Itís all about knowledge and design. The rounded contours are hardly noticeable in scale on something that small. The front can be easily setup to roll into a top fold, then the sides match that shape on an upfold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
    Actually not true. It’s just. Abox with curved faces. It’s all about knowledge and design. The rounded contours are hardly noticeable in scale on something that small. The front can be easily setup to roll into a top fold, then the sides match that shape on an upfold.

    Okay, you make one then.

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    Rocking chairs. Of a few types, but it seems to be an ovrlooked item. Everyone had one on the front porch, and many still do.
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    A country schoolhouse (well actually, this country schoolhouse) -



    Otherwise, I'm going to have scratchbuild it myself. And yikes, that roof....

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    Roofs easy. Draw it in sketchup, the break out the pieces and transfer to styrene . That’s how I did my complex roofs on my old grain elevators. Made itsoooooo easy

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    Furniture is on sw. Next time I see it, I’ll post

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    I can draw you up a simple mock, but I’ll holler at Carlos to start on them

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    I would like to see passenger car interiors. To fit core kits with brass or plastic car sides (Even our old Con Cor cars). So, for Pullmans, chair cars and head end cars (RPO's and such). And caboose interiors. Nothing fancy. Just something to get rid of the see through thing. I know, for Pullmans styrene can be used

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    I'd like a 1:160 Mercedes Benz G63 AMD 6X6
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    If someone can make body-mount adaptors for Kato Superliners, that would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    If someone can make body-mount adaptors for Kato Superliners, that would be awesome.
    I think you mean a #62 drill bit, a 00-90 tap, 00-90 screws and some 1015s or TSC :l:
    But seriously why bodymount couplers on superliners? They track well as it is... Maybe a little too light for 16 cars backing but otherwise they are great...
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    There is a guy on Shapeways making "extended" coupler boxes - I've got a few from a friend, don't know if this is the seller: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/wutt...pler+Boxes&s=0 (why oh why is the Shapeways search function so bad?)

    I'll use them to body-mount couplers to tank cars, so I can screw them right to the tank. Maybe there is something in that line that'll help you with the Superliners?

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    I am jumping in here.

    Have always wanted a model of a Baldwin DRX 4-4-2000 -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_DR-6 CNJ's double ended locomotives:



    Not sure what chassis it would sit on. So few were actually built that very unlikely any manufacturer would put the effort into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nscaler711 View Post
    I think you mean a #62 drill bit, a 00-90 tap, 00-90 screws and some 1015s or TSC
    But seriously why bodymount couplers on superliners? They track well as it is... Maybe a little too light for 16 cars backing but otherwise they are great...
    Believe it or not, my cars track better when they are body-mounted (and I have code 55 track!) I'm not just talking about S-curves, but on inclines as well. I also have superelevated curves, so that might help a bit.

    My main reason for bodymounting is not just for function, but for looks. I want to eventually get rid of all truck-mounted couplers on my trains. I have the curve radius to justify them anyway. It goes beyond just screwing on a draft gear box onto the ends of the cars. Note the lower-end detail on either side of the coupler that's missing from the Kato Superliner cars (and basically all N scale passenger cars):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    There is a guy on Shapeways making "extended" coupler boxes - I've got a few from a friend, don't know if this is the seller: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/wutt...pler+Boxes&s=0 (why oh why is the Shapeways search function so bad?)

    I'll use them to body-mount couplers to tank cars, so I can screw them right to the tank. Maybe there is something in that line that'll help you with the Superliners?

    Heiko
    I've seen these, BTW I met the guy who runs Wutter vehicles on SW. Craig Martyn of BLMA introduced me to him at a train show last year, cool guy, very knowledgeable.

    What I'm looking for for the Superliners isn't just a coupler box, but lower-end detail (see next post in this thread for prototype pic). I'd like to see one piece I can just glue on to the ends that gives me the coupler box AND the end detail with cable receptacles.

    For tank cars you might check out what the fine folks at Trainworx already make: http://www.train-worx.com/details.coupler.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtown Modeler View Post
    I am jumping in here.

    Have always wanted a model of a Baldwin DRX 4-4-2000 -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_DR-6 CNJ's double ended locomotives:

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/d...Red%20Ball.jpg

    Not sure what chassis it would sit on. So few were actually built that very unlikely any manufacturer would put the effort into them.
    I'd also be on that one myself !
    Would be a fun one to build and paint.
    A lot of Shapeways designers will say which engine chassis to get for their builds. On my Shapeways Krauss Maffei's, Kato SD-45's was the chassis to use.

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    One designer I know is going to be making these UP turbines !
    Can't wait to build both.

    I figure a split Kato GG1 for this build.


    For this one, a Kato PA, either a Rivarossi or Kato Centipede Tender chassis and a Baldwin Centipede chassis. Since I used the Centipede Chassis for my Great Northern W1 build, the W1 is what UP bought and used for this set.

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