Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

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Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by jessebanning » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:32 pm

We are pleased to announce that we are offering fully machined bolt together kits for the 0-4-0 switcher. This includes finished and tested boiler. All machine work is CNC machined. All the sheet metal for the tender tank it water jet cut, pre bent/formed and the frame is finished. ALL components are finished. Hardware included. Plumbing is NOT included and is left to the builder since it is application varies between builders.

There are 15 stages. Total cost on the kit is $24,500. There are some options available for additional costs. We are only doing a run of 5 kits now. We will do another 5 for a different locomotive after these (yet to be determined). The deadline to reserve the machined kit is January 10 2020. Delivery of last section is July 2020. 6 months for 15 sections. Deposit of $8000 required. 2 more payments of $5500 will be made every 2 months and final payment of $5500 upon completion/delivery of last section.
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Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by Tank245 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:13 am

Seems a little steep. But machining work ain't cheap. But I do love the idea/concept of a completed, bolt together steam Locomotive kit.

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Post by jessebanning » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:39 pm

The kit will be very similar to the Mogul kit OS used to offer. That kit was offered at $19,950 back in 2010.
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Post by wewilliams » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 am

$19,950 in 2010 is $23,544 today

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Post by Bill Shields » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:57 am

if you do as good a job as OS with their models, they will be worth every penny.

Good luck to you
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Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by NP317 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 am

wewilliams wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 am
$19,950 in 2010 is $23,544 today
...Not counting increase in labor costs...

'Looks like a reasonable offering, especially for those with $$ and little time /machining capabilities.
'Hope they sell well. Lots of effort on your part.
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Post by Marty_Knox » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:00 pm

I wish you well with this venture, Jesse!
This has been the 'Holy Grail' of live steam in this country throughout my lifetime.

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Post by JohnK » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:49 pm

Mr. Banning, best wishes!

-John from Friends Models

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Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by SteveM » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:12 pm

I think that this will be very good for the hobby.

Not everyone has the time / ability / equipment / desire to do all the machining.

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Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by wewilliams » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:15 am

NP317 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 am
wewilliams wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 am
$19,950 in 2010 is $23,544 today
...Not counting increase in labor costs...

'Looks like a reasonable offering, especially for those with $$ and little time /machining capabilities.
'Hope they sell well. Lots of effort on your part.
RussN
Agreed - I should of been a bit more verbose - that is less than $1,00 difference and if you do the math, that is about a 4% difference in prices. Plus, the deliver is next year, not this so inflation could well make it equal in the time. Not hating or putting anybody down.

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Re: Little Engines 0-4-0 Machined Kit

Post by rkcarguy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Having known a fair amount of people that retired, and then went to pursue their lifelong hobby dreams only to pass away before they ever got anything finished, I think it's money well spent.
Jesse, what do you estimate the build time at on one of these kits?
When you say plumbing isn't included, is the boiler, cylinders, and so on pipe tapped or come with flanges/connections?

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Post by jessebanning » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:46 pm

rkcarguy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Having known a fair amount of people that retired, and then went to pursue their lifelong hobby dreams only to pass away before they ever got anything finished, I think it's money well spent.
Jesse, what do you estimate the build time at on one of these kits?
When you say plumbing isn't included, is the boiler, cylinders, and so on pipe tapped or come with flanges/connections?
The last section of the kit will be delivered in July. So build time is 6 months. Every month you will get a few sections. Boiler is included. "plumbing" refers to the actual plumbing (pipe work). The cylinders will be tapped and the throttle will be finished.
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