Protocraft has introduced a new Proto48 passenger car truck. The Budd Company’s 41-ND disk brake passenger truck. 8’-6” w.b., single-pointed 36” steel wheels, ball bearings, fully equalized, removable keepers, all-brass, in black or silver – a very accurate model built in Korea by Boo Rim Precision, using Edw G. Budd Co. factory plans dated April 1946. $149.95/pr
Glenn Guerra is preparing to offer a much sought after EMD SW-1 switcher. This will be the third domestic brass locomotive to enter production.
He is working on a SW-1 Phase 3. The trucks will be first. There are 36 casting and 4 etchings in each truck. The model will be an etched brass.
Here are some drawings. Next week patterns will be started for the trucks so Glenn can do the waxes and send them out to Valley Brass and Bronze. for casting as well as the parts for the pickups. The black parts in the truck drawings will be printed in a nylon resin.
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Gene, thank you for the update on the SW-1. It will be a stunning model!