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1561Re: [z_scale] More thoughts on Z-scale Hood Units

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  • Dan MacKellar
    Jul 10, 2000
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      Thanks for the info Don

      Well, my friend owns his own resin casting business (Sylvan Scale Models)
      Like I said, I'll look into getting prices. Currently, he only does N and
      HO kits, but he expressed interest in Z scale shells if I could get the
      patterns. Perhaps one of our brass people can help in this regard? I'd be
      interested in even doing dummies as long as they can be powered at a future
      date. As far as a modern GP goes, might I suggest the GP35 due to the flat
      roofline. The vote seems to be set for a GP7/9, Modern GP and a SW7/1200.

      Doing an etched brass master would be the first order of business, and
      exactly how detailed would we want it? Rivets are almost out of the
      question, but hood doors could be cast in. I'm seriously interested in
      doing this, as are a number of others. I'll get back to the group with
      quotes on shell prices tonight.

      Dan MacKellar

      -----Original Message-----
      From: dbouchard@... <dbouchard@...>
      To: z_scale@egroups.com <z_scale@egroups.com>
      Date: Monday, July 10, 2000 12:34 AM
      Subject: Re: [z_scale] More thoughts on Z-scale Hood Units

      >Resin might be the way to go "if you get a good master and someone who
      knows "a lot" about resin, I think you might want to discuss this with Rob
      Kluz, He knows a thing or two about resin casting and I'm sure he won't
      mind,(too much) that I dropped his name.
      > Also, You might be surprised at the cost of doing the bodies in brass as
      a kit, If you laid it out right I think you could get 4-5 locos per sheet
      and keep the cost reasonable, There are a couple of people on the list who
      do brass and hopefully they will throw some info your way.
      >I think its great you guys are working on this project, If there's anything
      I can do let me know.
      >I also would hope anyone with the skills needed to produce parts for loco's
      would come forward and help out, if only by providing info.
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