MLE Scale Models HO & N hitches!

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jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
P.S. I was not asked, nor paid to post this, it is not influenced by anyone @ Feather River Trains, or MLE Scale Models.
 

sushob

Entrepreneurial Teen
They have great detail, but for a set of etchings they're a little too expensive. For the price of buying four or five sets I could probably have fifteen or twenty made...
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Nate, from what I hear, they have some very small order quantities, in the low 100's if I remember right. They're VERY nice kits though. I'm sure some cheaper kits would be awesome, right now, on my Andersley 53' spine I have a Details West kit. When I add a 2nd, I'm going to try out the MLE ones.
 

MLEmodels

New Member
Thanks for the comments on the etched metal hitch kits, guys!;)

As far a pricing goes, I tried to keep the cost down as much as possible.

One thing to remember that I'm not sure everyone realizes is that, once assembled, these hitches will really raise and collapse and they will lock securely in the raised position.

The time involved in getting these hitches just right so that they could do that was extensive, meticulous and sometimes nerve-wracking to say the least!:rolleyes:

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HO scale, assembled samples of the H-02 series kits for 48, 53 & 57' spine cars


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HO scale, assembled samples of the H-01 series kits for spine cars and TOFC flats.

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Folded, assembed & painted sample of the N scale N-01 series hitch mounted on a kitbashed TTRX spine car (decals not included).

Russ
mlescalemodels@sbcglobal.net
 
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WOW! That's amazing! When was the collapsable hitch invented for TOFC service, perhaps late '60 eraly 70's or what? (I model the '50's.)
 

sushob

Entrepreneurial Teen
Russ, Do you sell your products to dealers? I'm working on adding new products and new manufacturers to my site this summer.
 

MLEmodels

New Member
Thanks for the feedback, guys!:)

Russ, Do you sell your products to dealers? I'm working on adding new products and new manufacturers to my site this summer.
Nate, I'll email you some information through the email address listed on your website.

Thanks!

Russ
 

MLEmodels

New Member
If anyone has added these to any of their rolling stock, I would love to see pictures and hear how assembly went.

Incidentally, there is now a 3rd style hitch for 57' spine cars ready and waiting for a certain HO scale manufacturer and a certain N scale manufacturer to release their RTR 57' spine cars. ;)

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(New N scale hitch for 57' spine cars on left. Painted and assembled sample shown. Decals not included.)

Russ
 
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