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2800+ cars were in operation at their most popular.
The Ambroid kits are still out there. I have several that I have
purchased to build in the last year. They are hard to come by, but
around. The idea all along has been to develop a kit for building
these cars. Whether laser cut wood, mixed medium, 3D printed,
resin, etc.. etc.. they will not be a simple model. Especially not
if truly prototypical.
On 10/30/2018 4:05 PM, Daniel A.
A Photo-Etched side might well prove the best of the several
The mesh will probably need to be a bit coarser than
scale to avoid optical problems and still achieve adequate
The best thing about this approach is etching the
entire side in one piece, slots and all. 3D etching, or a
multi-layer etch could also represent the ends of the deck
boards protruding through the slots. That would greatly simplify
building such a model.
One question is how many of the old Ambroid cars are
still around in salvageable form? A better one might be … if the
PE sides become available, would one of the resin builders
market a new car kit that uses them? I think there may indeed be
a market for such. It seems well over 2000 of these cars were in
service at one time, pretty much all over the country. They were
NOT all that rare.
On Oct 30, 2018, at 3:38 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...
A known and skilled "photo-etcher" was present
for Kristin's second presentation and he signed on to
consult and help her.