Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:33 pm

Rob M wrote:
Rob M wrote:I'm thinking these will be around $25 each, assuming I get enough orders. For the complete set of 10 cars for the Super Chief it looks like I will have around $300 in silicone for the molds. Plus around $100 for the ABS to make the masters.


I really hate to post a price for something and then increase it before releasing the product but at $25 each I would just barely be breaking even on these. So, how does $32 each sound?


They don't work on Norfolk and Western and I don't really need them------ ok then they look good set a of ten then please
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby Rob M » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:44 pm

richardedmonds wrote:They don't work on Norfolk and Western and I don't really need them------ ok then they look good set a of ten then please


Perhaps a smooth-sided version? :think:
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:02 pm

Sold to the man with the big hat LOL
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby sacto-tt » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:05 pm

What???? No Daylight set?
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby Rob M » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:50 pm

sacto-tt wrote:What???? No Daylight set?


You make the GS-4 and I'll do the rest, deal?
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby sacto-tt » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:45 pm

Properly slapped down, thank you. :clap: :clap: :lol:
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby Rob M » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:58 am

sacto-tt wrote:Properly slapped down, thank you. :clap: :clap: :lol:


That's actually a genuine offer. I would LOVE to have a Daylight set with the GS-4 up front. The newer ones with the diesels don't look as good to me.

I had thought of trying to convert the HP Mountain but they a fairly scarce and I would want a better running engine for such a project. Maybe someday.
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby Rob M » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:03 pm

I don't think that would fit in my garage :lol:

If I were to do something like this (and I'm not) I would use some existing drivers, even if they weren't correct.

http://www.3smr.co.uk/wheelstock.html
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby areibel » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:38 pm

Dang, now this sounds like a challenge!
80 inch drivers- either BR 01 or those nice 16.5 ones from 3SMR. Of course the Tillig would have the starts of a chassis and the right valve gear, you'd just have to get an extra driver and siderod (or does anyone make a DRB Class 06- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRB_Class_06 ?)
The driver centers are plastic, so if a creative guy with a mill could make an .005 styrene disc to simulate the boxpok drivers, they could be recessed into the existing drivers with a little work?
Maybe sweet talk Ken Rickman into doing a Shapeways shell for a start? And I know a guy that's good at large tenders, tender trucks, etc!
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Re: Pullman Standard Passenger cars

Postby j p » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:39 pm

Bernd wrote:
Rob M wrote:I would LOVE to have a Daylight set with the GS-4 up front. Maybe someday.


Well here's a start of what could be a kit. http://sptco.proboards.com/thread/415/sp-gs-4-4442

Nice close up of the drive wheels. https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/4864407645/
http://www.dsscorp.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/droppedrod.jpg

The wheels would seem to be the hardest to make. I've always wondered if they couldn't be made by spin casting aluminum and then adding a nickel silver tire.

Bernd


The wheels can be cast out of brass using lost wax technique, then add the tire. I am not sure if nickel-silver would make the correct steel color. Maybe.
Same technique as in 1950s for spoked wheels. Just making the master is easier now with 3D printing.
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