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    • October 29, 2017 5:23 PM EDT
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      This would be a perfect candidate for a 3D printer. Maybe someone can sweet talk Mark Dash to add this to his 3D catalog?

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    • October 29, 2017 7:53 PM EDT

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      Ric Golding said:

      Knowing your skills, I'm sure you can do it. 

      Ahhh Ric, I can always count on you to enable my addiction hahaha I actually did get a pic of the lead unit at the MOT, thinking of trying it after getting the Aerotrains out :) 

    • November 11, 2017 3:39 PM EST
      • Highland, Maryland
         
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      The same set, perhaps in better condition, just sold for $700 in an on-line-enabled auction, though to an on-site bidder. 

      https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Roberts-Lines-Gauge-One-CB-Q-Pioneer-Zephyr-set/39037251/LotDetail.asp?lid=39037251

       

      However, the seller mentioned by the OP has graciously dropped his price for the same thing to $9,775, + $137.85 shipping.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/142145832886

       

       

       

       

    • November 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
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      Well, now that it's "on sale", I will....still pass on the deal. Thanks anyway.

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    • November 11, 2017 8:30 PM EST
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      Vic Smith said:

      This would be a perfect candidate for a 3D printer. Maybe someone can sweet talk Mark Dash to add this to his 3D catalog?

      In aluminum or stainless?

    • November 12, 2017 12:43 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      " Rooster " said:
      Vic Smith said:

      This would be a perfect candidate for a 3D printer. Maybe someone can sweet talk Mark Dash to add this to his 3D catalog?

      In aluminum or stainless?

      Stainless of course

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    • November 12, 2017 12:46 PM EST
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      " Rooster " said:
      Vic Smith said:

      This would be a perfect candidate for a 3D printer. Maybe someone can sweet talk Mark Dash to add this to his 3D catalog?

      In aluminum or stainless?

      Shapeways claims on their web site to be able to print stainless steel Rooz, if your arms are long enough and pockets deep enough.

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    • November 12, 2017 4:31 PM EST
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      To Bob's point, here's a little SW comparison.

       

      A set of flanger parts I made cost $250 in "white, strong & flexible" (the cheapest on SW). But, I could have gotten it in stainless for $1,713. 

       

      A g-gauge PCC body is available on SW, in WSF, for $450. That's the closest thing I could find to a Zephyr. I'll guess he's charging 25% profit, so let's call it $337.50 cost.

      https://www.shapeways.com/product/MS89J6DW3/g-gauge-1-29-double-end-pcc-muni-body?optionId=40311136

       

      The price delta from my flanger parts is 6.85; so a stainless version of the PCC might be (roughly) $2,313.

       

      Another option is to have the WSF part chrome plated. I've had that done for a work project, and it turned out well. 

       

      [edit] But to Vic's point, a guy like Mark Dash could use conventional FDM 3D printing, just like he's done for other locos in his amazing fleet. FDM parts can be chrome plated as well. Not cheap, but possible.

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 12, 2017 4:49 PM EST
    • November 13, 2017 8:02 AM EST
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      My good friend Jerry B. just alerted me that a guy is selling a Zephyr set on the other site,

      http://forums.mylargescale.com/29-beginner-s-forum/34241-roberts-line-zephyr.html

       

      He just bought it, lives in IA, yep, he's the one who got it for $700.

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