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by Kurt-Trirail
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Equipment cycles and DMU question
Replies: 22
Views: 16155

Re: Equipment cycles and DMU question

If you are interested in the equipment, keep in mind tri-rail has 3 GP style body units that have a pretty interesting background. Six, not three. Current designation is GP49H-3. I talked with a friend who works for Tri-Rail yesterday and he told me the DMU stuff is not currently operating. It is j...
by Kurt-Trirail
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: GP40FH-2 HO Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: GP40FH-2 HO Scale

Get an Atlas GP40-2 and a scrap Life-Like F40 shell along with a scrap Athearn F45 shell. Use the Atlas walkways as your base, with the cab of your choice in place. Replicate the hood length and height (up to the radiators, but not including the radiator area) with some 2mm styrene sheets. Cut the r...
by Kurt-Trirail
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

Train Station Products roof came in today:

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-Kurt
by Kurt-Trirail
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

Kurt, are those bilevel cars smooth-sided or are there some ribs or corrugations? If you plan to add anything to the sides with liquid cement, remember to brace the sides somehow from the inside. It will help prevent warping over time. Also, if you're doing laser cutting for the sides, did you cons...
by Kurt-Trirail
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

Kurt, I'd be happy to help with any 3D design or advice or marketing. You seem to have a good start on that loco model. I think there were drawings of those locos in MR or RMC a few years ago. I might still have them if you need them. I greatly appreciate it, Mike; I'll send an email soon with a fe...
by Kurt-Trirail
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

If the plastic car sides can be produced at a much lower cost than the brass, especially using 3-D printing, the cost differential may make producing these practical. It would be a risk, but expanded products could help offset the cost of the 3-D Printer. If a corrugated-side car, I can see where 3...
by Kurt-Trirail
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

Consider 3D ends for these, and even roofs if you can't get the core kits anymore. Remember, my CAD skills are at your disposal! Interesting you should mention CAD skills. Though I do not have a multi-purpose 3D program, I have been tinkering (I'm held up due to a lack of any photographs of the roo...
by Kurt-Trirail
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: New HO injected styrene plastic SEPTA Kawasaki LRV in 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6248

Re: New HO injected styrene plastic SEPTA Kawasaki LRV in 20

Mike, may I be the first to congratulate you.

Injection-molded commuter models from IHP is a milestone in the hobby - and I'm sure just the tip of many great things to come.

Best,

-Kurt
by Kurt-Trirail
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

Re: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

Kurt, Your HO car sides look very good. I do not model in HO. I model in N scale, 1950's-1960's passenger operations specifically. It seems to me that this process may be used to make affordable cars not normally available commercially. Especially types not widely used, but confined to one or two r...
by Kurt-Trirail
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars
Replies: 20
Views: 15089

First HO Hyundai-Rotem CEM bi-level cars

They're not in my hands just yet, but thanks to a bit of work in Adobe Illustrator, and some assistance from a gentleman who does styrene milling, the very first HO-scale replicas of Hyundai-Rotem's CEM bi-levels now exist: http://www.kurtkaminer.com/hyundai_rotem.jpg Should be an interesting build....
by Kurt-Trirail
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: (HO) F40PH-2C kitbash begins
Replies: 13
Views: 6024

Re: (HO) F40PH-2C kitbash begins

The Athearn (#90722, from the Genesis GP15) 2600 gallon fuel tank arrived today. The four-piece (reduced to three to clear the Atlas chassis) design is not only a perfect fit against the Atlas frame, it is also snug. Had to drill out holes for the motor mount access: http://www.kurtkaminer.com/f40ph...
by Kurt-Trirail
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: (HO) F40PH-2C kitbash begins
Replies: 13
Views: 6024

Re: (HO) F40PH-2C kitbash begins

Took care of the chassis-to-body mounting today. Not much meat to work with on the Atlas chassis, but it suffices:

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-Kurt

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