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    • May 17, 2017 1:14 PM EDT

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      Something for the Pennsy Fans, a T1 Duplex

       With things coming together for the Aerotrain, plans are taking shape for the next locomotive project, a Pennsylvania Railroad T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex.  Like the aero train, I will offer these as kit form or in a built configuration, and hope to provide them wired for either track or battery powered depending on owners preference. Set price is not yet known as I will have to turn my own drivers and build the drive units myself, but aiming for an end price around $750 or so per locomotive.  the shell and most parts will be made from cast resin, and individual details from resin, styrene, brass, cast metal etc...  If anyone is interested in one, please post here or send me a message.  As said price is not set, could change a little one way or the other, but the more ordered the cheaper prices may be as I can order some of the materials in bulk then.

    • May 18, 2017 6:28 PM EDT
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      Interested is a big yes. Don't count me till you're good on the end price 

    • May 19, 2017 9:03 PM EDT

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      sounds good! Ill have a more set price a little farther into development.

    • May 25, 2017 7:36 PM EDT

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      A little more planning going in, so here is what is currently rattling around in the ol brainpan. 

      Goal is to provide it with: Cast resin shell and tender

                                           turned drivers with cast centers

                                           prototypical rigid frame with blind drivers, or an articulated frame to provide for a tighter operating radius

                                           duel motor setup to provide pulling power for long passenger trains

                                           resin and brass detail parts, grab irons etc...

       Still aiming for a $750 price or so, but depending on the drive setup it could fluctuate a little depending on the options wanted.

                                          

                  

    • May 25, 2017 7:53 PM EDT
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      Interesting...Very Interesting......... 

       

       

    • May 25, 2017 10:46 PM EDT

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      See if there is a chassis you can drop in, like an Aristo FA or USA Trains F3.

       

      Something easily available on the used market.

       

      Greg

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    • May 26, 2017 7:45 AM EDT
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      So, do we get a deal for buying both the Aero Train and the T1- wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

      My wife is gonna kill me. Count me in.


      -Kevin.
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    • May 26, 2017 8:47 PM EDT

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      dieseldude . said:
      So, do we get a deal for buying both the Aero Train and the T1- wink, wink, nudge, nudge. My wife is gonna kill me. Count me in. -Kevin.

      could maybe do a friends and family type discount lol

    • May 26, 2017 9:44 PM EDT

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      Greg Elmassian said:

      See if there is a chassis you can drop in, like an Aristo FA or USA Trains F3.

       

      Something easily available on the used market.

       

      Greg

      Funny you mention that, cause I am currently looking at a way to modify the FA blocks for the project, would make it much easier for the kit builders to modify a locomotive block that is readily out there

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