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N Ballast Regulator


This kit includes over 30 metal parts to make an accurate representation of this Maintenance of Way rail machine. Photo Etch details are included for super detailing right out of the package. Front and rear tool assemblies can be fixed in raised or lowered position. The side mounted plows can
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  • N Ballast Regulator

    This kit includes over 30 metal parts to make an accurate representation of this Maintenance of Way rail machine. Photo Etch details are included for super detailing right out of the package. Front and rear tool assemblies can be fixed in raised or lowered position. The side mounted plows can be displayed folded in or out and retracted or deployed. MTL wheels are included to allow the machine to be placed on your track. (Care must be taken to position the parts to prevent cross circuiting) Assembly instructions are included
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    N scale ballast regulator by Showcase Miniatures.

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      As usual with SM products the box is presented well with the soft metal parts neatly packaged in a crystal clear plastic container. 
      Upon opening the box we find a bag of detailed metal parts including Micro Trains Line wheels for track placement. There is also a sprue of well done Photo-etch parts that include highly detailed cab parts. 
      Assembly started with the broom end of the machine. Be sure to check fitment of the shroud before glueing into desired position. 
      One thing to note; the main body is flanged on each end, this simplifies detail painting if you do not glue the plow and broom assemblies as each one is grooved and designed to slide into the flange. The ballast box arms on the sides fit well with some light trimming, again the struts can be cut to fit for desired position, I chose a fixed down position. The PE vents that fit into the cowl do so nicely with no trimming needed. Some of the ballast regulators used out in the field run with no vents on the side of the cowl. The engine is detailed so well that I might eventually remove the vents on my model to reveal the crisp motor detail. 
       Transparency film was used to close the cab up after airbrushing and sealing with Alclad clear. If you go this route (will be using method provided by SM in future) be sure to cut at least .5-1mm away from edges. Also Future is your friend (to prevent fogging). Care must be taken when handling cab before the roof is attached. 
      Very pleased with the overall detail and ease of assembly of this kit. A great addition to any layout! 
      
      

    Sean_ - Warrington, PA
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