Re: In Praise of the NWSL Chopper

Rob & Bev Manley

I totally agree. I have had the Chopper 1 and 2. The 2 is much better but I wish it had more holes for the clamps.
I have been using mine to true up the sides of the 1/2 boxcar ends used on the 2 Sunshine ATSF GA-6 & 8 gons I have just built.

Rob Manley

----- Original Message -----
From: lnbill
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:44 PM
Subject: [STMFC] In Praise of the NWSL Chopper

I just finished scratch building "board by board" a double-board roof
using the latest version of Northwest Shortline's "Chopper" and it is
so much better than the original. The new version has an easily
replaceable rubber mat which is important since it will eventually
become scored by the blade. Just as significant to me the blade of the
single razorblade is held much more rigidly, resulting in a cut that
much more square on the end.

I mention all of this as NWSL is up for sale and as we are learning,
things change when this happens, including things disappearing

Bill Welch

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