Just wanted to poke my head in and give a little mail-day update..
Backstory: Last fall I designed and 3D printed a accurate footboard assembly for my long-stalled Kaslo 70 Tonner project. This was a detail that had been bothering me for some time and I just couldn’t seem to get it right by scratch-building with styrene. This 3D printed part gets me over that hump, but in order to finish the project I still needed decals…
Receiving the test parts from Shapeways was the inspiration I needed to finally get off my behind and get decals made so I could finish the project.
Shortly before Christmas I began talks with Bill Brillinger from PDC.ca to make a custom set of decals for the ‘simplified’ second iteration of the green and gold livery the CNR 70 Tonners wore. I mailed him some reference material and to work he went.
After a few weeks of back and forth, I was very excited to see the PDC.ca envelope full of 70 Tonner decals arrive in my mailbox today.
As you can see, the decals turned out beautifully. Bill is an absolute joy to work with and he nailed what I was looking for. The decal set will do three locomotives with the ability to label any unit on the roster, although not all of them got this paint job.
While my super-detailed 44 Tonner will see lots of action on the layout, 70 Tonners were just as common and I’m excited to finish this project so I can run 70T #38 in mixed train service.
Calvin, I’m about to embark on a CN GE 70t, are your parts available publically on Shapeways, I’d like to acquire a set. I’ve noticed the side frames in the Bachmann chassis are incorrect for CN, have you addressed this on your model? I was considering designing these and having them made.
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My 70 Tonner footboards are available on Shapeways, however they will only work on the Kaslo shops resin kit. With some surgery you may get them to work on a Bachmann shell, but I haven’t tried it personally.
As for the side frames, I haven’t addressed this and I don’t have the CAD know-how to do anything about it.
If you designed those and had them made, you could certainly put me down for enough to do 4 locomotives.
Thanks for reaching out.