1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

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1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by JKreider » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:34 pm

Bruno Platzer, Howard Gorin, and I are building three NKP Berkshire chassis running on air for sale. These chassis will have the smokebox machined also.
PM me for details.
Marty Knox is currently building boilers for the Berkshires. Of course, the cab parts, tender tank kit, cast tender frame, tender truck parts, and many detail parts are available also.

Jim Kreider
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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by JKreider » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:41 am

- All of the castings are either ductile iron or bronze and fully cored where applicable. The fully cored, ductile iron cylinder block mold, for instance, requires 24 cores.
- Driver axles are hardened and ground. They run in combined radial and thrust needle bearings which are enclosed in a one-piece grease-retaining axle box.
- Crankpins and wrist pins are hardened and ground. Rod bushings are 660 bearing bronze.
- All rods are machined out of steel and electroless nickel plated. All small rods and valve gear have bronze bushings.
- There are many precision lost wax castings on the chassis; valve gear & valve crosshead guides, for instance. Many lost wax castings are available for the model.
- The main and rear drivers have coil springs as per the prototype. The front and intermediate drivers have leaf spring bundles made of phosphor bronze.
A detailed parts brochure is available on the Real Trains website, www.realtrains.com, under the tab “Special Order Forms”.
This locomotive is a proven design with many running or under construction.
Delivery would probably be no later than the end of the year.
The chassis in the photos took about 14 months but it was the first one (not part of the three) that we did for a client in New Jersey.
Many parts are already machined for the three we are doing now and assembly has begun.
We have to really wait until a chassis is actually ordered and a deposit made before all assembly and machining can be completed because we need to know the desired gauge, 7-1/4 or 7-1/2.

Jim Kreider

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by SteveM » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:58 am

Wow! That's some nice work!

Steve

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by FredR » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:11 pm

I asked Santa if he would get me one, but he just laughed at me and told me to get my own :cry: Very nice looking....

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by JKreider » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:23 am

Thanks for the nice comments guys. The engines seemed to have turned out well but when you have people like Bruno Platzer and Jack Bodenmann working on them - Well!!!!!!!!!

Jim Kreider

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by FredR » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:14 pm

Heck, just the mention of those two should sell 'em :D
JKreider wrote:Thanks for the nice comments guys. The engines seemed to have turned out well but when you have people like Bruno Platzer and Jack Bodenmann working on them - Well!!!!!!!!!

Jim Kreider

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by Locodundee » Wed May 04, 2011 1:53 pm

I am inquiring about the Berkshire/s if available and what price?? Thanks locodundee on this web and email locodundee@Iserv.net

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Re: 1-1/2" Scale NKP Berkshire Chassis For Sale

Post by streamlinedhudson » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:50 pm

Nice work on the Berkshire, have you got an estimate on the price in 7.5 gage? Thanks drdiener@pdcourses.net

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