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What is holding up UTLX tank car kits


Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

Regarding these kits and what is holding up their release from Sunshine Models, the catch is that Martin L. is having difficulty finding someone to do the photoetched parts in the kit. The patterns are done for the underframe. The underframe is designed to have its length easily changed to accomodate different length tanks. Designed essentially to use the InterMountain 8K & 10K tanks, one will be able to easily shorten the underframe to fit a Life Like 8K or 10K tank to it, for example. I know I specifically acquired extra undecorated LL kits with this in mind.

I will use the extra LL underfrmaes that result with the smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with alteration to his underframe.


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe<
I haven't heard about the Tichy rumors. Is that sentence it or is there
more rumor/information?

Jon Miller
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For me time has stopped in 1941
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Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I have from the horse's mouth he is planning this, but I do not know what his time line is. Now that he has started doing some new freight car projects, I think we can believe we will see them. He is talking about doing things like 4K, 6K, and 12K and multi compartment tanks, all with kitbashing in mind. I am sure if people give him info, it can only help.

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On 3/6/01, at 8:50 AM, Jon Miller wrote:

smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe<
I haven't heard about the Tichy rumors. Is that sentence it or is there
more rumor/information?

Jon Miller
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Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

Does Don Tichy have an email address?? I could send him JPG files
of tiny tankcars. Man, would I love to have a model of one of the
Ethyl tankcars from the 1960's... Ooops. We're not supposed to talk
about THOSE YEARS here.

Bill Welch wrote

I have from the horse's mouth he is planning this, but I do not know what
his time line is. Now that he has started doing some new freight car
projects, I think we can believe we will see them. He is talking about doing
things like 4K, 6K, and 12K and multi compartment tanks, all with kitbashing
in mind. I am sure if people give him info, it can only help.

Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
Marlborough, Massachusetts


Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Yes he does have an email address but since you said the terrible word
1960 I'm not going to give it to you. You might put evil thoughts into his
mind, like modern stuff. Well 1960 is modern to me<G>. Ah, you broke my
arm, it's
dtichy@...

Jon Miller
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For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
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Dave & Libby Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

Would the IM tank come with the kit or be purchased separately?

Dave Nelson

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From: Bill Welch [mailto:bwelch@...]
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Subject: [STMFC] What is holding up UTLX tank car kits


Regarding these kits and what is holding up their release from
Sunshine Models, the catch is that Martin L. is having difficulty
finding someone to do the photoetched parts in the kit. The
patterns are done for the underframe. The underframe is designed
to have its length easily changed to accomodate different length
tanks. Designed essentially to use the InterMountain 8K & 10K
tanks, one will be able to easily shorten the underframe to fit a
Life Like 8K or 10K tank to it, for example. I know I
specifically acquired extra undecorated LL kits with this in mind.

I will use the extra LL underfrmaes that result with the smaller
tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe.


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399

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Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I believe Martin's plan is to include tanks as a part of the kit.

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On 3/7/01, at 8:27 AM, Dave & Libby Nelson wrote:

Would the IM tank come with the kit or be purchased separately?

Dave Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Welch [mailto:bwelch@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 7:02 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What is holding up UTLX tank car kits


Regarding these kits and what is holding up their release from
Sunshine Models, the catch is that Martin L. is having difficulty
finding someone to do the photoetched parts in the kit. The
patterns are done for the underframe. The underframe is designed
to have its length easily changed to accomodate different length
tanks. Designed essentially to use the InterMountain 8K & 10K
tanks, one will be able to easily shorten the underframe to fit a
Life Like 8K or 10K tank to it, for example. I know I
specifically acquired extra undecorated LL kits with this in mind.

I will use the extra LL underfrmaes that result with the smaller
tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe.


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399

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Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399