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#1 amtk775

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

Howdy Everyone,
I recently acquired a Kemtron Denver & Rio Grande Western C-16 Consolidation kit, and, based on the drawings, it proves to be a fantastic HOn3 model, once completed. There's one minor problem...the thing is a 1970's production model, the company is long gone, and I have very little soldering knowledge/know-how. Tips anyone?
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:42 PM

I don't know myself, but you might try posting your question on Train Board:

http://www.trainboar...splay.php?f=169

Good luck.

Cheers!
Marc

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:53 PM

"...I have very little soldering knowledge/know-how." Don't even try! That is a beautiful kit but it is for the craftsman. If you don't have a resistance soldering unit I would not even attempt it. Also, it is not easy to get that thing to run properly even if you do get it put together. There are ready to run C-16's out there that will serve you well and selling the kit should not be hard.

#4 amtk775

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:37 PM

Screw that.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:44 AM

QUOTE(amtk775 @ Dec 17 2009, 3:18 PM) View Post
Screw that.

Now, now. Be nice. rolleyes.gif

Do you mean you do not want to attempt building the C-16, or do you mean that you do not wish to purchase a ready-to-run unit?

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

Haha, I meant it in the sense that I'd like to stick with the project, as opposed to buckling down and buying something pre-fab.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:14 AM

I wish you well, Mark. Show us pictures when you get it done. smile.gif