Monday, 5 March 2012

NCPF / RCPF Coil wagon update.

Hi all,

I've received a number of emails in response to the coil wagon and I'm guessing it will be a popular kit! Things are going well with the production. The chassis is completed and some improvements were made. I'm more than pleased with the finished master.

The next improvement is the steps. The kit was going to have wire you bend into steps, but I have chosen to use lost wax brass castings. I did a production run for the Auscision NQIW wagons and they sold out in few days on Ebay! I will re-run them and use them in the coil wagon kit. With the super accurate models from China, I thought it's worth the effort. Also, being brass, they won't break as easy as the plastic items from China. At this date they will remain at $50 per kit plus posage,t and as in the last post , coils will be extra.

I will also be casting white metal coil cradle bases. in addition, the angle brackets behind the cradles will now also be white metal. This is to add weight for empty running. The kits sold with coils will still have the parts in polyurethane, as the coils add the required weight.

At this point the price will remain at $50. However, the lost wax parts are hard too cast with so much 3D detail, and may increase price by $5 per kit! I will keep you posted!!

Later Dean

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