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    Default Briggs Models is asking for ideas for our next N scale locomotive project

    Hello All

    We are looking for ideas for our next N scale locomotive project.

    We wanted to ask you, the modelers, what locomotive you would like to see Briggs Models produced in N Scale and which you would potentially purchase?

    It can be from any era. The only real limitation is that we would need to be able to sell 40 to 50 kits to make it a worthwhile project.

    We have had several suggestions already and they are listed below.

    • B30-7A (With/without dynamic breaks)
    • NW5
    • CP SW1200RS
    • GP10 and GP16
    • SW1001
    • U33C
    • U18B
    • U30B

    Our kits include shells, etched hand rails, detail parts and if required, new fuel tanks and trucks. We have the ability to adapt our design to produce several phases of a particular locomotive.

    Let’s hear from you! Please feel free to make suggestions or contact me at chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com

    Moderators, if this post belongs in the product discussion category please feel free to move it.

    Kind regards,
    Chris Dittmar
    chrisd@briggsmanufacturingassociates.com

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    I might be tempted to go with the GP10 someday, but how often does someday become today?
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    How about one of CP's Gensets . They have a few different ones to choose from .

    Steve

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    @BCOL 747, whose chassis would you design the shells to fit?

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    DSS&A Baldwins

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    I vote NW5!
    Last edited by Intermodalman; 27th Jul 2019 at 08:31 PM.
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    @BCOL 747, whose chassis would you design the shells to fit?
    Hi Paul

    It would depend on the kits. For example the B30-7A would use the Atlas B30-7, the U18B would use the Atlas GP9, the U30B would use the Atlas U23B and etc. If we can't find a chassis with the correct spacing we will create our own as we did with the C-415.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCOL 747 View Post
    Hi Paul

    It would depend on the kits. For example the B30-7A would use the Atlas B30-7, the U18B would use the Atlas GP9, the U30B would use the Atlas U23B and etc. If we can't find a chassis with the correct spacing we will create our own as we did with the C-415.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris
    Excellent! What I would really dig is a high-nose GP30. But an SW1001 would be welcome.

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    Definitively a buyer for a CN SW1200RMs (SWEEP).
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    I’d also be in for an SW1200RSm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    I'm not sure what that is but it's ugly and I want one
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    The Incredable Hulk on trucks??

    Kinda reminds me of the Santa Fe 'Beep', the Baldwin with Geep hood, trucks and innards
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    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1656367
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    The Little Rock Line blog


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    3GS21B, because I need a few... Hey it cant hurt to ask!!! At least I hope it didn't hurt...

    Did it hurt?

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    I vote Gensets too. Specifically for BNSF

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    That is easy.....


    BOXCAB!!!!!!

    :boxcab:

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    BNSF guys need GP28Ms and GP28Ps.
    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrasburgNut View Post
    That is easy.....


    BOXCAB!!!!!!
    Too late, already done.
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/PY...ionId=61807184
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    HOW ABOUT A RS-27? You'd make more than Alco ever did!

    Seriously, though. There's a lot of GBW and Soo folks who'd love several. And one is STILL in service in MN! Soo Line had the notorious "Dolly Sisters", which were the very first units painted in the Wallace Abbey paint scheme (red, white SOO). Green Bay and Western had a few as well. I think Pennsy had the most.

    The Alco RS-27 has NEVER BEEN AVAILABLE IN N SCALE. NEVER.

    And +1 on the DSSA Baldwins, which have several paint schemes. One is the usual Green/Gold/Red. One would have "SOO LINE" in red instead of "D S S & A". One would be Soo Maroon and gold "Pine Tree" and one would be the Wallace Abbey SOO scheme. Even the center cabs have examples of each.

    The Dolly Sisters... Soo Line RS-27s

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    HOW ABOUT A RS-27? You'd make more than Alco ever did!
    LOL...that wouldn't be hard. Seems Alco models are lagging way behind, model wise, compared to what EMD and GE units are available
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