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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2018, 11:36:57 am »
We did seriously consider doing the cranes version but it is much easier to do without for people to add them than to tool at extra cost for a relatively smaller number with cranes so we decided not to.

Ben did the masters of the NGS Salmon cranes and is sure CMA have the masters so the NGS should be able to get more done. The other complication is that I think several different types of cranes appeared on the Sturgeons.

If the NGS can't produce any more then I'll 3D design some cranes for people to buy as add ons.

No rush to order them but the product/shop pages should go live later next week.

Cheers Mike

Mike, if you make cranes, can you mold into the model 1mm holes where the cranes would go.  This would give a firm anchor point for cranes if we want to mount them with an almost unnoticeable modification.

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2018, 12:03:04 pm »
Buy a drill!   :P :D

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2018, 12:09:52 pm »
Buy a drill!   :P :D


Tank I can drill a straight hole in die-cast metal but I have a good pillar drill, your average modeler wont have the kit or probably the skill.

Drilling die-cast is a real  :censored: and most people will skid their drill trying, destroying the paintwork.

The cranes will need to be metal pinned or they will just snap off if only glued.  Even a finer hole that can be drilled out will make a vast difference.

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2018, 12:30:17 pm »
That's fair enough.  It would be good to have the holes in the models, but perhaps that would then take away from the look of the wagons for those who don't want cranes, and then have two holes?!  An argument for both sides perhaps?!

I'd prefer the holes myself.  Perhaps looking from the underside of the wagon, two holes (or shafts) can be cast into the reverse of the wagon top, requiring the model to 'break through' with a drill if need be, rather than having to drill right the way through?  Then the shaft can act as a guide for the modellers wanting the holes, and those that don't won't have a visible hole on the surface.  Just an idea.

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2018, 12:32:20 pm »
That's fair enough.  It would be good to have the holes in the models, but perhaps that would then take away from the look of the wagons for those who don't want cranes, and then have two holes?!  An argument for both sides perhaps?!

I'd prefer the holes myself.  Perhaps looking from the underside of the wagon, two holes (or shafts) can be cast into the reverse of the wagon top, requiring the model to 'break through' with a drill if need be, rather than having to drill right the way through?  Then the shaft can act as a guide for the modellers wanting the holes, and those that don't won't have a visible hole on the surface.  Just an idea.



Yes that would work :)

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 12:45:12 pm »
 :thumbsup: 

You don't need to tag Mike in every post! ;D 

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2018, 02:11:44 pm »
If the die cast metal has enough ferrous content, you could make the cranes with magnets and just stick them on :)

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2018, 02:16:49 pm »
Can someone point me at a pic of a Sturgeon with a crane?

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2018, 02:36:01 pm »
Can someone point me at a pic of a Sturgeon with a crane?
See reply 8 above - link to Paul Bartlett's excellent website and a sturgeon with cranes.
HTH
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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2018, 03:01:35 pm »
Can someone point me at a pic of a Sturgeon with a crane?


In the spirit of the Revolution announcement.  :D



NB This is the crane that used to load the Bayer Garrett locos onto the ships for Africa

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2018, 03:22:05 pm »
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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2018, 03:32:09 pm »

Also in the spirit of the announcement...

Despite the wide overhang, will there be a close coupling option with fine tolerances?




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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2018, 03:34:32 pm »
Think I've got some unopened kits - I'll have a look tomorrow.
I'll save myself the bother of looking in light of Mike's post. :beers:

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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2018, 04:49:55 pm »

Also in the spirit of the announcement...

Despite the wide overhang, will there be a close coupling option with fine tolerances?




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Re: RevolutioN Sturgeon
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2018, 05:05:02 pm »
Which movie is that scene from ?

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