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Krauss Maffei ML 4000 and Sharknoses

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Well , some of you already know the shells of  my new project, i was able to get the original builder  of these shells to make a new run of these kits for me, fortunately some shark kits are still available. I want to share my point of start with you ,so stay tuned

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Yoakum,

 

Those ML kits are fantastic as I owned 3 of them myself...but I sold them :Angry_Emoji_large(24x24):

Odd as just a month or so ago I was corresponding with Rob in the UK about some train projects and he mentioned that somebody ordered 3 ML kits...and I almost ordered 3 more!

 

Which paint scheme are you doing...SP or D&RG??

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Chuck 

 

you also ordered MLs too, ? ok that explains the totale number of the „accident“ shark shells, that where made . 

I am very happy with them, tried to get some of the first run , but o luck.

I will go with both RG and SP, i can’t decide which i like more, and it will be a chance to break with my favorites lines,

i will have more variety on the layout. The major reason to model these is to keep a piece of interesting german engineering alive

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Jerry,

 

yes the sharks are also great, by the time i get them offered , i did not know what to do with them, but i bought them too,  I have seen what you have build in an other forum years ago, great. 

I am planning to model some NYC Sharks, so they match up with my streamliners

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  I believe the PRR also had some Sharks and I think they rode on A-1-A trucks.  Is there a commercially made running platform that the shells are made to fit?    Thank You. 

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6 hours ago, Screwy Nick said:

  I believe the PRR also had some Sharks and I think they rode on A-1-A trucks.  Is there a commercially made running platform that the shells are made to fit?    Thank You. 

 no these shells are made semi commercial, the first shell was build by a friend, and a company specializing in molding and casting make the shells, there still some shells available 

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  Yoakam,  the shells I understand,  do I have to create the running gear, or are they designed to fit on a platform with motor and trucks from a commercially made loco?    LiG

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well, on the sharks, there are only the shells with some etched grill parts, i use Aristocraft Alco sideframes on Piko gearboxes.

The ML comes with propper sideframes, there will also Piko 0-6-0 gearboxes suitable, the difference in axle to axle distance of approximate 2 mm  to the sideframes, is slightly visible compromise 

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I used Aristo FA--1 trucks. Still on track power, have not run it since I moved. I did it as D&H, had some wood passenger streamliner cars I made into D&H also. Probably should either sell them or convert to battery power.

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hi, are any of these shells still available? i have a friend that is dismantling some of his diesels. and he would like to get some of these to put his running gear under. thanks, Rich

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mogul#6 , yes there should be 1-2  shark kits and at least one ML  kit available . pm me if interested 

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I just bought a shark shell from Rob. It arrived safe  and sound from  England on monday.  I'm very impressed with the quality and crispness of the resin casting. Certainly a much better starting point than most 3d print jobs.

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yes  Piko, they are a little bit too short,but LGB Alcos are too long, custom build would be an option but when build theee of them with DCC and Sound you should have an eye on the budget 

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Yes its pretty rare to see some build. Rob loves it also see some being build,  These Models are from a second run Ron made for  me, he still got 2 for himself

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