COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

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COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:42 pm

*OUR NEXT PROJECT*

The ubiquitous 5 plank open wagon on 3 1/2" gauge. Based on a set of Midland Railway blueprints from over 100 years ago. The perfect car to keep your Tich or Maisie company.

Laser cut timber frame and body, with laser cut steel hardware, CNC turned spoked wheels and axles, and investment cast details as needed.

Pricing is expected to be $3-400 per kit, complete with running gear.

Store link will be posted shortly for reservations and ordering.

Thanks for looking!

Chris


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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by SteveM » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:33 pm

Nice.

Steve

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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 pm

Hi folks. Some serious progress has been made on this project. Once I "assemble" the model virtually, I'll make sure the real thing is just as nice.

I'll be adding a reservation page in the Adirondack store for reservations in the coming week. Expect the final price to end up between $3-400 USD per car complete with running gear.

Thanks for looking.

Chris

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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:55 am

Not my scale, but right up my alley. Nice!
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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:56 pm

Test print of the wheel pattern.

Getting closer!

Chris
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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:39 pm

Closer still. Full brake gear will be included.
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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 am

Hi folks. I thought you might enjoy seeing the fruits of my labour, fresh off the 3D printer.

This project is moving right along, and I hope to have the completed prototype ready for its unveiling very soon.

Thank for looking.

Chris
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Re: COMING SOON: 3 1/2" gauge 5 plank open wagon

Post by Adirondack » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:40 pm

Getting closer to release.

Stay tuned!

Chris
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Check out our projects: https://www.facebook.com/ADKrail/
Visit our ALL-NEW online store: https://adirondackcarfoundry.square.site/

A little locomotive with 4 wheels on the track is a lot more fun
than a 1/4 finished one with 16 wheels on the bench!

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