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Independence Transom Detail Kit


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After reading the post the other day by Doc Blake on the transom kit he found that was being produced by Traintroll.com, a company in Rode Island I felt it would be an admirable addition to my as yet un-started Artesania Latina kit and save me a ton of scratch building when the time came. Besides it was very cost effective in my eyes and I could not see how I could go all that wrong. So I took the jump and contacted Andy Small and shortly had a PayPal invoice for cost plus shipping and two days later had the kit in hand! Coast to coast!

I opened the package very carefully for the pictures and then repackaged them so that they could be safely stored in the kit box for the time when needed. They are very nice but also very delicate looking. I think that for anyone like me who has the kit unbuilt, or has not reached that stage yet, this kit is quite and improvement over what is in the kit and in my case will make a better transom than i could have done from scratch.

 

Hope this helps someone.

Lou   

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Sorry, I meant to place this in the "What did you get today" section. Hope this works as well. 

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Hi Mark

If you mean where is this part on the Traintroll site, I ran into the same problem so I emailed the owner Andy and was told that he had not had the chance to add it to his catalog. He then just sent me a PayPal invoice for price plus shipping and we did it that way.

 

As for other people producing the same thing in the past I have no idea about that at all. I do hope that I have not purchased a pirated product. I suppose that it is possible, after all I am pretty newly returned to ship modeling after being gone for way too many years and there is much I am not aware of. After all I can't even spell Transom right so how trustworthy can I be?

 

Lou 

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Thanks Lou.  It wasn't for the same kit but I saw in the past things similar such as windows, carvings, and the like.  No, you're not buying pirated.. I'm pretty sure of that.  I just notice things like add on parts being offered and it got my curiosity up.  Yeah.. I'm thinking if I can find some time, my laser could make some beer or wood money for me.

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Thanks for the bit of relief, I thought that I may have done a real dumb dumb.

 

I do know for a fact that if I see stuff as well done as this for sale as replacements for stuff that is included in the kits that are out there then I personally would jump at replacing the cast stuff with higher quality mini kits so to speak. I would also consider Photo Etch in the same light. It seems like the PE, resin, and mini kit aftermarket people have almost left the wooden period ship industry completely alone. I don't know what the market numbers would be for stuff like that but I do know I would be buying it if it was quality and available.

 

Lou

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