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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5799

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Thanks for the heads up, Bill. Here's a link: shortlinemodelproducts.com/epages/a6a1f9...10da2/Categories/002
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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5800

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I will be interested in finding out if your design is compatible with the LL Proto units, an acquisition would then be desirable when they become available (sounding like that is your plan). If not I will be tracking down at least one of the conversion sets from BCW. I don't remember seeing the BCW kits, but I have been less than on top of things lately. Thanks for the link Robin.

Here are a pair of the original releases of the Protos from way back when. The 92873 was "modernized" with plastic prior to the John's etched metal set. There is a group of the hacks just awaiting my hacking with his set. It will be an improvement over this.

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In other news Bowser announced a new 6# run of HTe hoppers (I wish they were HTd's (hint).

Rob
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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5801

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Rob, unfortunely the demensions are not the same on the Bachmann caboose as on the proto 2000. I checked them out when the Bachmann cars were released. they are close. Butch
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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5802

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Darn, okay well that's not an issue. Once I perfect the Bachmann one I can start working on a proto version. It's just a .after of changing some measurements.

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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5807

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Alrighty, so I put some squadron putty in the cracks to fill them on the caboose. Now I'm working on the roofwalk. I will let you know how it prints out as soon as I am done.

- Nick

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What did YOU do this week? 1 year 8 months ago #5809

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Well, I printed the roof walkway, but I wasn't able to print the peg, not that really does much. I think it looks pretty good. Now for grab irons.

-Nick
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