Lok-n-Roll - What's new?

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Mike has built some etched parts to complete the DDA40X and C30-7 from shapeways.

The C30-7 has now an open fan grill, but it needs a minor update. Jes will change it.
The updates for the DDA40X are not avowed yet. It fits but parts of the printed frame can be removed.
DDA40X etched sheet metal
DDA40X etched sheet metal
DDA40X etched sheet metal detail
DDA40X etched sheet metal detail
DDA40X etched sheet metal folded
DDA40X etched sheet metal folded
C30-7 etched sheet metal
C30-7 etched sheet metal
C30-7 etched fan grill
C30-7 etched fan grill
Earlier C36-7 units are indistinguishable from the C30-7. http://trainiax.net/mephase-gec30-7.php

There are more news. I will post it these days. :wink:
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The c30 etchings look great. is there a chasis for this loco?

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Not yet, but perhaps in the future. There are too many locos at Shapeways! :o
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MacG wrote:Not yet, but perhaps in the future. There are too many locos at Shapeways! :o
But that's a GOOD problem! Not like a couple years ago when there were no locomotives!

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Re: DDA40X chassis
I will make the frame out of a metal sheet, the Shapeways' FUD is not strong enough. It should be possible to make more metal frames if more people want to build it. Decals are also available, but rather expensive, this is a large locomotive.
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The problem with that, as with a Big Boy, is its impressive but useless to 99.9% of the modelers out there. :silent: That's probably been noted before though.

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Lok-n-Roll has two orders over a DDA40X and working also on a chassis. The view at the tank through the etched catwalk will be obtained. Driven by two motors. At the moment there are minor problems to fix. I think it is only possible to couple with a radius of near a 1 meter.

Here are an appetizer and quiz: :grin:

Not for sale! Only to show what is possible with a kit. This photo was the template.
Not for sale! Only for showing! Evans Auto Loader
Not for sale! Only for showing! Evans Auto Loader
The two new reefer cars and a caboose (a C&O model, painted in UP colors at the request of a single buyer).
two new reefer cars and caboose
two new reefer cars and caboose
What kind of car is it? The box car, not the Ford C-10!
What kind of box car?
What kind of box car?
Detailed pictures follow tomorrow. :wink:
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Sweet pictures!
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MacG wrote: <snip>The two new reefer cars and a caboose
Car 1: MDT Steel Ice Reefer
This looks like a new diagonal-panel roof molding and a new postwar end...
along with a side with traditional insulated doors using hinges on both sides.
I'm not an MDT expert... but it looks like a good start.
This one might also stand-in for a PFE R-40-25... (diagonal roof)

Car 2: PFE Steel Ice Reefer
The new roof moulding... and the 3-3 postwar dreadnaught end;
The side with the combination door... hinges on the right, and plug door on the left,
makes this a PFE Class R-40-27 or -28, built in 1957. First glance looks promising.

Caboose:
"East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet" - Rudyard Kipling, 1889"
A good EASTERN-style center cab caboose... (C&O and others)...
but apparently someone had to have it in "Union Pacific"....
<sigh> No Comment...
MacG wrote:What kind of car is it? The box car...
Well... This uses the same roof as the reefers, but without the ice hatches...
and another different new side with a modern plug door.
{edited-rb} As lettered, this is an AAR Type RBL (Refrigerated-Bunkerless-Loaders) insulated boxcar; more likely, this car would be an older reefer conversion with the ice bunkers removed for RB service. I would want to look for examples of such a low-height RB with 3-3 postwar dreadnaught ends.
MacG wrote:Lok-n-Roll has two orders over a DDA40X and working also on a chassis. The view at the tank through the etched catwalk will be obtained. Driven by two motors. At the moment there are minor problems to fix. I think it is only possible to couple with a radius of near a 1 meter.
{{sounds of hysterical laughing}} For a moment there I thought you said "radius of near a 1 meter"...
WAIT!!! You DID say "radius of near a 1 meter"... and I thought my 24-inch design rule was generous!

Not to mention the many railroads it was used on... which all seem to have the initials UP!
(Sorry... Southern Pacific fans generally don't like the UP...)
MacG wrote: Not for sale! Only to show what is possible with a kit
Prototype quantity: 1
Model quantity: 1
DONE... Finis... (Nicely done model)
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I ask for one car and get the answer about all four. Thanks, Richard!

The MDT car is built out of the new R40-25 Reefer kit. The PFE out of the new R40-28 kit. And also the answer about car 3 is right - an insulated boxcar.
R40-25
R40-25
R40-25 Roof, same at R40-28
R40-25 Roof, same at R40-28
R40-28
R40-28
Insulated BoxCar
Insulated BoxCar
new Caboose
new Caboose
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