- The folowing is a Press Release regarding the Container Chassis being
produced by BLUEPRINT SCALE MODELS, a new level of accuracy in Z
scale modeling by SEARAILS.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Introducing a new level of precision and product innovation
BLUEPRINT SCALE MODELS
Models produced to exact scale
using the original blueprints of the prototype
CHASSIS KING's Trailer Chassis
Chassis King, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida has appointed SEARAILS
BLUEPRINT SCALE MODELS to produce its blueprinted chassis and use its
Chassis King logo in Z scale (1:220).
Chassis King's CEO, Donald Pratt, was "pleased to provide technical
support through Jack Smith, Chassis King's Sales Engineer". Smith had
reviewed SEARAILS BLUEPRINT SCALE MODELS models and said "SEARAILS
can produce the details specific to Chassis King's designs with an
accuracy at 1:220 scale that we didn't think could be achieved".
Chassis King provided blueprints initially for its;
20' CK20-2 "Flush Back" 40' CK40-3 "Goose Neck"
45' CK45-2 "Goose Neck" 53' CK53-2 "Drop Deck"
Each of these four chassis will be available in unpainted sets of 5
and 10 units, and will be released for Christmas. Additional Chassis
King models will be introduced in 2006.
SEARAILS uses the new Color technology of 3D Rapid Protoyping of
Huntington Beach, CA to produce its scale models in color printed
The first Chassis King frame, CK-20-2, is colored red, its wheels are
chrome, and the tires are black. Examined closely, one can see spring
supported axles separated from the frame, support "legs" in the down
position, fifth wheel king pins and bezel faces, and aft mounted
Detail is achieved with the extraordinary 600x580 dpi resolution of
3DRP's use of the Contex Design Mate CX. Chris Wentworth, 3DRP's
Production Engineer, was "stunned that a part 1.09" long could be
produced with such blueprint-specific accuracy." Wentworth says " the
ZP102 material would not be able to produce such a small part with
this level of integrity of structure and accuracy of reproduction."
Jim Shiff, EZ Scale Motors' project designer says " without Chassis
King's blueprints, and 3DRP's production capabilities we could not
have produced the Stereo Lithographic files, and attained the
extraordinary detail in our finished models.
Special orders for different chassis and axle configurations and
chassis frame colors are available.