Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

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Marty_Knox
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Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Effective Immediately I will no longer provide firm quotes on any project.
ALL work will be done on a time and materials basis.
My current shop rate is $90 per Hour, Materials will be billed at cost plus 25%.

I will be completing all current orders under the original terms.
I will also honor any quotes I gave in the last 90 days.

Marty Knox - President
Ridge Locomotive Works,LLC

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Mountaineer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm

Fluctuating steel prices driving you nuts?

Btw, Is there any 2.5" scale K27's boilers coming up at your place?

Mountaineer.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Sandiapaul » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 pm

I guess I got in under the wire! Thanks!

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Fluctuating steel prices driving you nuts?

Btw, Is there any 2.5" scale K27's boilers coming up at your place?

Mountaineer.
I built a 2.5" scale K-27 boiler 6 or 7 years ago.
I had an extra set of parts formed at that time - they are still sitting on the shelf.
I've had a number of inquiries, but no orders.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Sandiapaul wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 pm
I guess I got in under the wire! Thanks!
Paul, you were lucky I was already building one.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by thomaskremers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm

We are just ecstatic you are still willing to take on projects! Do what you need to and we will adjust.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Speaking of projects - Do you think I have enough?
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The two on the right are mine - the three on the left are customers'.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by makinsmoke » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm

Hi Marty,
How do we go about budgeting for a boiler if we don’t know what the total price will be?

Respectfully,
Brian

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm

Well, Brian, I will give an estimate, but this just an approximation.
What adds to the cost is when the customer adds things, like mounting the water glass, or more washouts.
Crating and shipping have always been additional.

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by LVRR2095 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:07 am

Marty....in your pictures is that a Bassett-Lowke George the Fifth?
Cool engine!

Keith

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Re: Policy Changes at Ridge Locomotive Works

Post by Marty_Knox » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 pm

Yes it is! With the original riveted steel boiler that I have to make a replacement for.

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