35021Questions for Eric Menzel - was - Re: [Z_Scale] Question for Joe DAmato
- Sep 1, 2005Randy,
I have many projects in the works as far as modern freight is
concerned. I don't want to build up too much expectation, but I will
be sure to announce projects as they are released for production. I
have purchased a CNC mini mill and have been working on brass masters
to mold and cast resin copies from. I have also quoted and demo'ed a
CO2 laser and currently have my brother working on designs for
modern urban acrylic buildings and other various industries.
One goal that I will let out is to produce a blast furnace and other
steel industry buildings, as well as hot metal bottle and ingot
cars. But details will be officially announced at a later time.
As far as turnouts. I understand that Code55-60 is the standard as
far as compatibility with current production track. I have been
working with a company that extrudes soft metals, such as nickel-
silver, trying to produce a die that will extrude rail at around a
code 45. This way it should mate with code 55-60, as well as code
40, with minor amounts of filing, and yet preserve the better looks.
Again, I will release more details as more information comes in, and
as soon as I can post the updated website to the web.
Hope this helps...
Eric P. Menzel
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, randy smidt <randy@s...> wrote:
> "Milling brass masters of various cars", can you share more info
> Modern Tank Cars and Hoppers?
> When will you have more turnouts ready. I saw them at NTS and they
looked great, but I had no idea you were selling them for just $20!
Did you do any (or have plans to do any) in code 55? I know the code
40 looks better, but the majority of other track systems out there
for Z scale still use code 55-60.
> Randy Smidt
> Springfield, VA
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