Re: B&O wagontop


--- In, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
What fascinates me is why STEAM vendors have not switched back to BRASS
from injection molding. In quantities of 1,000 or more units, brass is
definitely price-competitive with some of the really high end steam models
that are coming in at $400-$600 ...
IIRC, that's what BLI did for their recent "hybrid" engines: brass shell and mechanism, with injection-molded plastic gingerbread bits.

That doesn't work so well for freight cars, though. The future there is 3D rapid prototyping and resin casting.

David Thompson

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