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George D
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Posted - 12/26/2018 :  7:29:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Louis, keep it going. This is very interesting. I've never seen a 3 in 1 kit before.

George



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/26/2018 :  9:13:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iím finding it interesting also. Iíve never known what to make of these kits. I suspect they require rather more creativity on the part of the modeler than the average kit.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  11:17:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, It's looking good. I learn so much from these kit-bashing builds.

It's only make-believe

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Pennman
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  12:09:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,

It's weird too, that I thought I posted to this thread, now I don't see it. I am following along with your progress as well.
Currently, I am kitbashing an engine I bought, so I am keeping a watchful eye on this project to pick up tips. This will be excellent, I'm sure when you finish it.

Rich



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:10:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg for the ever needed push.


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:10:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Weird, my comment from about 0700 this morning is lost in the ether. Basically I commented on how you (Lou) would be forever irritated with that gap showing, and your resolution would let you sleep better at night. I wonder where that message flew off to?

Greg's comment is 100% correct, a lot of nonverbals here.

Jim



Jim even though that gap is there in the 3-1 bashing kit, I didn't like that look. However, a forum member sent me a link where a Prototype did have a gap in theirs. Not all water cars, but that one in particular did.
As far as missing posts, I guess the Big Forum Monitor in the sky is keeping members from posting there thoughts for me.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:16:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Iím finding it interesting also. Iíve never known what to make of these kits. I suspect they require rather more creativity on the part of the modeler than the average kit.

Mike



Thanks Mike for your interest. Yes, these kits were put out by MDC Roundhouse back in the day as a kit bashers project builds. They just put a bunch of parts from other kits of theirs in a box with vague instructions, and let you build different rolling stock out of them. I always enjoyed messing around with them, as I do enjoy any kind of kit bashing.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:18:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

Louis, It's looking good. I learn so much from these kit-bashing builds.



As you know Bob the kit bashing is the fun in this hobby, I'd rather do kit bashing than buying RTR equipment any day!



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:20:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Pennman

Louis,

It's weird too, that I thought I posted to this thread, now I don't see it. I am following along with your progress as well.
Currently, I am kitbashing an engine I bought, so I am keeping a watchful eye on this project to pick up tips. This will be excellent, I'm sure when you finish it.

Rich



Thanks Rich for following along, and your information provided.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:28:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well now we know the tank color. Does that hurt the eyes? The rest of the cars other colors will tone down that bright red, so it shouldnít jump out at you.




Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  7:45:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Well now we know the tank color. Does that hurt the eyes? The rest of the cars other colors will tone down that bright red, so it shouldnít jump out at you.





It may hurt the eyes but at least you'll see. Fire engine red is the best color for fire fighting equipment. I think the rest of the fire fighting train should be the same bright color. Why tone it down. Tell your rail fans that they just got the equipment new.

Bernd



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  10:41:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a great red. I'm excited to see the rest!

Galen


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railman28
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Posted - 12/27/2018 :  11:05:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a modern red. Appropriate for a fire train I think.
And yes, I agree hardly, kitbashing and scratch building is the most enjoyable way to enjoy this hobby.


It's only make-believe

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  08:48:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

It may hurt the eyes but at least you'll see. Fire engine red is the best color for fire fighting equipment. I think the rest of the fire fighting train should be the same bright color. Why tone it down. Tell your rail fans that they just got the equipment new.

Bernd


quote:
Originally posted by ocalicreek

That's a great red. I'm excited to see the rest!

Galen



quote:
Originally posted by railman28

It's a modern red. Appropriate for a fire train I think.
And yes, I agree hardly, kitbashing and scratch building is the most enjoyable way to enjoy this hobby.



Bernd, Galen and Bob thanks for posting your thoughts and comments.



Louis
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k9wrangler
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  09:00:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Red is Right, for fire rigs of any type. The set of these I built 40 years ago were all red. Looking good Lou!

Karl Scribner
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