POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:18 am

I've been looking at Possum Valley's offerings and am thinking of giving one of their products a go. I'm particularly interested in the SW-1200 and the hopper kits. I would appreciate your thoughts of their products. Thanks homeys!
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:31 am

I do not have the SW-1200 kit.....yet. I do have one of the hopper kits on the way. I will post photos when I get it.

The PVM 25T is a nice model that is an excellent introduction to working with resin kits. I liked the first one so much that I bought a second one. The hardest part of the second 25T kit is deciding on what color and decals to get for it. (I am thinking of making it into a US Navy switcher, go figure...)

Elmer is a great person to buy from and the kits he makes are top notch all the way.
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby scaro » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:21 am

Good, well thought out kits. Some of the best urethane casting I've seen.

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Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:24 pm

I just got an e-mail from Elmer. He does not have the SW-1200 kits at this time, however they are available from Worsley Works, at least the shell only. One would have to build a frame for it. (Might be worth a shot to try sometime....)
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:53 pm

Dang it. I was looking for a turnkey solution. I have so many little things I'd like to get to that getting just a shell means it will sit in a box for god knows how long........

Anyway, I've asked Elmer for list of what he has available so wewillsee.
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:13 pm

I do not know of anyone that makes RTR North American motive power anymore. Nothing that I have bought from Elmer is turn-key, everything is kits.
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:31 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:I do not know of anyone that makes RTR North American motive power anymore. Nothing that I have bought from Elmer is turn-key, everything is kits.


I meant turnkey as in all the parts (or at least the major ones) provided in the kit.
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:37 pm

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AngrySailor302 wrote:I do not know of anyone that makes RTR North American motive power anymore. Nothing that I have bought from Elmer is turn-key, everything is kits.


I meant turnkey as in all the parts (or at least the major ones) provided in the kit.

Ah, ok that is a BIG difference.

From Wikipedia: "A turn-key or a turn-key project is a type of project that is constructed by a developer and sold or turned over to a buyer in a ready-to-use condition."

I think the phrase you are looking for is "Complete Kit, minus couplers, paint and decals".

I am actually considering getting the shell kit from Worsley Works. I should be able to build a chassis for it and power it.
That is an eventuality though, assuming that my medical problems get fixed.
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby areibel » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:21 pm

The SW1200 was originally designed for a Tillig power chassis, the T435 I think?
The PVM chassis kits were to make it a little easier on the guys here that were having problems finding one, I don't know if any of the newer Tillig chassis would work too. The PVM kits also let the shell sit a little lower on the chassis, so it looked a little better but the original in't too bad-
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Re: POSSUM VALLEY MODELS

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:31 pm

Ah yes, I see the electrical pickups from the BTTB 435 on the SW1200 from the above link. The 435s / 107s from BTTB are cheap and easy to come by but the motor / drive mechanism is lacking by today's standards so it would require a bunch of reworking. This shall require some thinking..........
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