ATSF N Scale Models

Dirk Jan Blikkendaal Feb 20, 2018

  1. Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

    Dirk Jan Blikkendaal TrainBoard Member

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    Fellow N scale modelers,

    Please go to the SWAP MEET section to see my post on new N Scale ATSF Models.
     
  2. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    Followed all the bread crumbs and ended up on your web page, pleasantly surprised.

    I've actually been looking for any way to get a Tk-G domestic water car for my work train, and this looks like a good way to do it.

    I'm also impressed by the 'conversion kits' of various available parts for ATSF steam, that's a winner.

    Good luck to you!
     
  3. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dirk, that's great, I'll second Randgust's best wishes, good luck to you.

    I will be interested to see if your parts can make my life easier in finishing my own RSD-15 projects that have been waiting for time to complete. If my photo essay here on the build of a RSD-15 can be of any help to you in terms of ideas, please feel free to use what you wish, and keep me posted - it's all about sharing. http://www.pbase.com/atsf_arizona/n_scale_rsd15 ( Constructing N scale RSD-15 on Atlas B40-8 mechanism )

    Would love to see more ATSF modelers have RSD-15's of any sort. Hope this picture my own hack job inspires people to look at your offerings, I trust your shells, side rails and details will produce even better results! :)

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    I have 8 more RSD-15's that I need to construct. Your parts might be a faster way to accomplish that, re-using my existing mechanisms.

    All, go check out Dirk's website. The pictures of his completed works are really good models: http://atsfnscalemodels.com/photo's.html :) Be inspired, I certain am.
     
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    Dirk Jan Blikkendaal TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks!
    The MOW version of the tank cars is certainly a nice addition...... see the Santa Fe Historical Society book Vol. 1. Work Equipment. By W.W. Childers.
     
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    Dirk Jan Blikkendaal TrainBoard Member

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    Hi John,

    Thanks for the feedback and indeed it's all about sharing!
    I read your article on your RSD-15 rebuild already some years ago and found it very interesting/useful.
    I had 2 old Mehanotecknica RSD-15 shells my self at the time........
    Problem was I could not locate C-628/630 trucks and ended up with this conversion.
    Also could not locate enough shells so ended up making a new 3D shell.

    The brass etching for all the handgrips, handrails is available as a seperate part (see my website).
    Do not know if it will fit your shells.... length of long side sill is 109,4 mm.

    Good luck, Dirk
     
  7. arbomambo

    arbomambo TrainBoard Member

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    Dirk,
    products look great!
    interested in all (tank cars), but especially interested in the coach/partition/smoker cars...in resin...I have all the M&R sides I need, but any idea if your roof will fit on the new Microtrains Cars? (coaches)
    Bruce
     
  8. Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

    Dirk Jan Blikkendaal TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks and just let me know what you need. All 3 passenger car kits are available without the sides.
    As for fitting the roof to Microtrains coaches I have no idea.... I don't have these cars.
    I could ask friends overhere if one of them can lend me one to test fit, but that would take some time.
    In the meantime the measurements of my 3Dprint and/or resin casting: length over center roof = 147,5 mm, width = 19,4 mm.
    There is a 1,0 mm high strip 0,45 mm to the center of the roof to hold the brass side (leaving a very slight overhang of the roof).
    Which means the inside distance between the brass sides is 18,5 mm. Is that information clear and sufficient?

    Regards, Dirk
     
  9. santa fe 56

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    Oh…. I am so happy you developed this….. and according to the Model Railroader Murphy's Law…. at least 3 other N scale manufactures will announce finally that they are also doing RSD 15's…….. sigh
     
  10. Cajonpassfan

    Cajonpassfan TrainBoard Supporter

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    YES! So am I. Got a bunch of Santa Fe stuff on order, can't wait to get my hands on it...;)
    THANKS DIRK!
    Otto K.
     
  11. Cajonpassfan

    Cajonpassfan TrainBoard Supporter

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    My package arrived today, it's Christmas in March!
    Thank you, Dirk!
    Otto
     

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  12. Dirk Jan Blikkendaal

    Dirk Jan Blikkendaal TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Otto,

    There is more truth to that than you would suspect.... I was born on Boxing Day, December 26, 1953!

    Dirk
     

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