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  2. Very nice! Printed as well I assume?
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  4. Here is my attempt at a 1:32 P-42, Took an LGB 1:29 and sliced it down to a !:32 scale. Not quite scale, wouldn't fool a model enthusiast, but it's OK for me. I made two of them. Bob.
  5. No, they are made with a mold. Half of the mold is machined out of aluminum and the other half is silicone. Bob.
  6. Looking good! You laser cut the window glazing?
  7. Some progress photos for those interested! Obviously Swiss narrow gauge is quite a niche interest but the potential for 3d printing in the hobby is endless!
  8. I will caution you to really consider if 3D printing is something you want to get into. My experience was that It absolutely wasn't plug and play ready right out of the box. There are a lot of little parts and there is a lot of constant trouble shooting and fiddling that needs to be done and results will vary from day to day depending on temperature and even humidity. If you are willing to spend the time and frustration involved it really pays off though!! The main problem is the type of plastic you need to use for G scale vs the more user friendly plastic that would work indoors for HO stuff. I'll be honest that If I knew someone that could print for me I would rather have just gone that route, but again if you are willing to stick it out it's a game changer! If you do end up buying one I'll of course be happy to help you out with the questions that no doubt will come up.
  9. Finished and painted the 120 frames and now i'm cutting the windows, then installing, whew! Bob.
  10. Beautiful, can't wait to see it, fantastic, Bob.
  11. Chuck, thank you. Progress, found making the vents from soldered brass is easier than plastic frames, need 24 counting both Big and baby. LiG
  12. That is big and way nice! Can't hardly wait to see it all finished up!!
  13. I especially like the fan motors and the 'brake sparks'. will make a really sharp video. More please. LiG
  14. Hi, new to forum posting but have lurked for a while. I tried to use a 51950 signal to signal when the switch switches. I ran a jumper from the switch motor to the signal so it would activate when the switch did. I get power for the signal from the track. The power is from Massoth central station. The signal is working but the light doesn’t change. If I wave a magnet around the bottom of the signal the light changes. I changed the reed switch thinking it was bad but no change. Any ideas? Thanks!
  15. Does anyone think someone will buy the existing tooling to keep making MTH one gauge stuff under a new brand? Or is everyone thinking best case scenario is parts and the app support only?
  16. Pretty ambitious project, but looking well thought out.
  17. You may have heard it already, but that is a big bummer for G-Scale items. Mike Wolf is retiring next year and MTH is up for take or may disappear. Here is the official letter: Customers, June 8, 2020 - First, on behalf of M.T.H. Electric Trains, I want to thank you for the support and encouragement you have shown my company over our 40-year journey. From humble beginnings and a lot of hard work, we were able to build one of the world's largest model train manufacturers - one unquestionably buoyed by your unwavering support. In particular, I am proud that M.T.H. has released more models than any train manufacturer in the history of our hobby. The variety, quality, and infusion of technology throughout our offerings allowed M.T.H. Electric Trains to help bring enjoyment to all who share our wonderful hobby. It is, therefore, with mixed emotions that I tell you I have decided to retire in 2021 and close the business. The last two M.T.H. catalogs, our 2020 Volume 2 O Gauge catalog, and our 2020 HO catalog and all non-delivered items from our 2020 Volume 1 O Gauge catalog, 2020 Ready-to-Run Train Set catalog, 2019-2020 S Gauge catalog, and 2019-2020 G Gauge catalog will feature the last products produced by M.T.H. Electric Trains. The new items featured in all these catalogs will be available beginning Summer 2020 through April 2021 and will carry our limited one-year warranty supported by our Authorized Service Center network and the M.T.H. Service Department. Upon our closing in May 2021, our ASC network will provide warranty coverage through April 2022. A list of M.T.H. Authorized Service Centers is available on the M.T.H. website and will be updated as M.T.H. Authorized Retailers join the program over the coming months. M.T.H. Electric Trains would not have enjoyed success without the support of the M.T.H. Authorized Retailer network. While traditional retail has changed significantly over the past decade, the independent hobby shop has been and continues to be the most important cog in our distribution chain. I truly appreciate the support and friendship these shops have shown M.T.H. I wish all of them good luck and prosperity in the years to come. Finally, I want to thank all of my employees for their hard work over the years. Most of them have been with me for decades and their loyalty and talents were paramount to our success. With thousands of tools and molds and a wealth of intellectual property, a new model railroading company may arise from my former company as I entertain various options and buyers. One scenario is a new company organized and owned by members of my current staff. Their decades of experience, work ethic, and creative talent will ensure success regardless of who owns the assets while providing a welcome bridge between the past 40 years and the future. The remainder of my time will be busy as we clear out inventory and other miscellaneous items accumulated over the past 40 years. As that process evolves, we’ll be offering consumer and retailer purchase opportunities Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your loyal support for all these years. Mike Wolf, President M.T.H. Electric Trains I wonder what will happen of the G scale products. Yves
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  19. Thank you, I went on Ebay and found it, price etc, Thanks. Bob.
  20. The main printer I use is a CR 10s Pro. (Sorry I lost my login information and had to change my identity haha.) Here is an example of one of the trucks I printed for the model.
  21. Just wanted to share some progress of a project I am working on with a friend. We are working on building Amtrak's P42 using 3D printing and laser cut metal. We are really trying to get into the details with this model including the production of a custom fan system which will run off a 5 volt motor in conjunction with a smoke unit. We are also toying around with the idea of using red and yellow LED's by the wheels to simulate sparks from the breaks. Take a look!
  22. USA/ Ro once again changed the FEF shipping...now only shows as on back order.
  23. Wow, that video of the boats looked great, great fun. Oh well, one hobby at a time. Would like to do that myself again. Bob.
  24. Sean, going to book mark this one so I can enjoy it more, thank you. LiG
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