Brass EP-4 Kit on eBay

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Brass EP-4 Kit on eBay

nhhe52
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26 Sep 2017, 17:33 #1

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DBrion
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27 Sep 2017, 02:02 #2

My, my, this thing is still running around on eBay.  It was good while it was the only thing available (1950's-1960's), but so much has been offered since then (Overland, ALCO, Branford) that I wonder what the attraction could be for Schrader's obsolete kit.  Hopefully there is a collector out there who is willing to lay down $750 and get this model off the market.  I wish luck to all.
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nhhe52
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27 Sep 2017, 13:16 #3

Not ot mention I doubt there are many around who have the skill to build this kit.  I posted it because as you pointed out, the model industry sure has evolved, along with everything else.  I couldn't find a date on the packaging but assume the period you posted is on the mark.

Ed
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DBrion
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27 Sep 2017, 20:11 #4

It seems that Schrader approached the NHRR in 1957 seeking information on the EP4.  See “HOseekers” link for details.

http://hoseeker.net/schrader/shraderep4instrpg3.jpg

It is interesting to note that in their assembly instructions adjoining the NYNH&HRR letter Schrader introduced an infamous paint color error by citing Brewster Green for the EP4 cab body, a huge “No-No”.
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nhhe52
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27 Sep 2017, 20:18 #5

Couldn't open the link.  Message says permission is needed.

Ed
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DBrion
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28 Sep 2017, 02:35 #6

Try this link for hoseeker home page, click on Literature and then scroll down for Schrader.  If link doesn't work then copy and paste the URL to your browser.  Hoseeker is a great resource.

http://hoseeker.net/lit.html

PS - I guess this post could qualify as thread drift
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day10s
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28 Sep 2017, 13:26 #7

I picked up one of these for $150 awhile back just to have for my Non Haven collection. I never got around to building it for the above mentioned need for more machining prowess than I have ever had! It is a great example of the development of the HO model industry, and in particular, the multitude of products that have been out there over the years (good, bad, or ???) based on the New Haven Railroad.
I heard that Schrader also put out an EP-3, but my hunting over the years has yet to locate one, if for no other reason than to just see it "in the flesh".
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flatcar99
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Joined: 22 Jul 2017, 18:53

28 Sep 2017, 14:41 #8

 now heres old school non haven :)
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nhhe52
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28 Sep 2017, 15:46 #9

DBrion wrote: Try this link for hoseeker home page, click on Literature and then scroll down for Schrader.  If link doesn't work then copy and paste the URL to your browser.  Hoseeker is a great resource.

http://hoseeker.net/lit.html

PS - I guess this post could qualify as thread drift
That worked.  Thanks,

Ed
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nhhe52
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28 Sep 2017, 15:54 #10

day10s wrote: I picked up one of these for $150 awhile back just to have for my Non Haven collection. I never got around to building it for the above mentioned need for more machining prowess than I have ever had! It is a great example of the development of the HO model industry, and in particular, the multitude of products that have been out there over the years (good, bad, or ???) based on the New Haven Railroad.
I heard that Schrader also put out an EP-3, but my hunting over the years has yet to locate one, if for no other reason than to just see it "in the flesh".
I don't know if this model was produced by Schrader but its an old EP-3 model kit.
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