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What's New at TMRK!

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12-13-08 --- Discontinued our line of homemade parachutes and the Asteroid Landing Probe.  Added our Reliable Motor Cluster Ignition Technical Report to the Hints & Tips section.

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12-03-08 --- We now have our long awaited OSC Pegasus available for sale!  All kits are now in stock for Christmas delivery.

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01-13-08 --- Jupiter-C's are back in stock.  We have one Aries kit available.  Check out our Sneak Previews page to see our upcoming OSC Pegasus.  All kits that use parachute recovery (other than the Aries and Jupiter-C) will now be shipped with Top Flight thin-mil parachutes.

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12-15-07 --- We are releasing our first new kits in over five years!  The Atomic Wedgie and the Asteroid Landing Probe are now available!  We have a limited number of Jupiter-C kits available again.  Our Aries kits are temporarily out of stock.  Check out our other new kits being released in 2008!

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08-18-05 --- We are now out of stock of all Saturn Press publications, including Rockets of the World, Third Edition.

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07-13-05 --- We have a limited number of Aries "Fat Albert" kits available again.  We've updated our Catalog for 2005.  We're working on putting together another run of Jupiter-C kits now that we've found a new tube supplier.

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04-10-04 --- We've updated our Catalog for 2004.  We added another set of centering rings and our foil-lined motor tube to the Parts department.  Added a cool picture of our Jupiter-C rocket going up on a G64-4W.

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03-15-03 --- We've updated our Catalog for 2003.

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12-11-02 --- We've introduced our newest kit, a 1:14 scale Aries that flies on a 4 24mm cluster.  It's being offered at a special introductory price till the beginning of the year.

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05-13-02 --- We've added a couple more motor configurations to our Quick-Change Motor Mount.

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04-04-02 --- We now have our catalog online available for download.  We will soon have our kit instructions online available for download in PDF format as well.

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02-19-02 --- TMRK Will no longer be distributing any Shrox Aerospace related products.

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01-30-02 --- Due to increased costs, we've been forced to raise our prices on parachutes and a couple of our kits.  We are currently looking for ways to reduce costs on raw materials.  When we find a new supplier for some of our materials, we will then pass the cost savings on to you.

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11-16-01 --- If you're interested in getting a Juno-1 kit by Christmas, you'll need to have your order in by 11-30-01.

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10-03-01 --- Due to increased costs, we've been forced to raise our prices on some of our kits.  The rest of our kits and parts will get price increases soon as well.

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03-17-01 --- Our Juno-1 kit is now in production and shipping.  Pricing is $95.00.  Extra motor mounts for this kit run $8.50.  When ordering, please state in the comments section if you'd like to purchase an extra motor mount at this special pricing.

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02-25-01 --- You guys asked for it so I've started adding more photos of our Juno 1 to the site.  Check them out.  More are coming!  You may have noticed we have a fancier looking logo.  Our thanks go to Doug over at Shrox Aerospace for making it look more spiffy.  I've added a pic or our G-Series kits and our fine looking TMRK logo cap.  Lastly, check out the Sneak Previews page to see what we have in the works.  I've just added pics of our latest project.  This is sure to please the scale rocket buff!

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02-21-01 --- We are now accepting pre-orders for our 1/17.5 Super Sport Scale Juno 1 / Jupiter C kit. Unfortunately, our original pricing was slightly off. We  originally started this kit over a year ago, and our cost for the parts and supplies have gone up since then.

The list price of the kit will be $95 plus $6.75 shipping/insurance. All pre-orders received prior to 3/15/01 will receive a 10% discount off the list price, putting it at $85.50 plus shipping/insurance. All pre-orders received prior to 3/15/01 will ship on 3/15/01.

There are over 70 pieces to this kit. It includes a 36" nylon chute for the booster and an 18" nylon chute for the nose & satellite assembly (they separate and come down individually). The booster uses a Kevlar shock cord. The nose and satellite assembly is cradled, and comes down in a harness at an approximate 45-degree angle to help protect the satellite assembly. This kit includes a 12-page instruction manual with loads of diagrams and drawings to help ease the assembly. It also has a full decal sheet and extra wrap template in case the first one doesn't turn out correctly. It's rated as a skill level 4, and is a modeling masterpiece to behold.

This kit comes with our exclusive Quick-Change Motor Mount system. This system allows the rocketeer to replace the "power house" to any of a number of configurations, as easily as swapping out a spent motor casing. It comes with your choice of either a cluster of four 24mm motors or a single 29mm motor mount. Additional configurations are available at a cost of $8.50 each.

All centering rings are made from aircraft plywood. The main body tubes are the extra heavy-duty LOC & AT tubing. The 29mm motor tube is PML's phenolic tubing. The 24mm motor tubes are our exclusive, heavy-duty, metallic-lined motor tubes.

After 3/15/01 the price will be set at $95.00.

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10-04-00 --- Our 1/10th Scale Nike-Smoke is now available for sale.  This great looking kit features a HUGE balsa nose cone.  It offers exceptional performance using either a 24mm motor mount or a two 18mm cluster mount.  Check it out and order yours today!

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09-25-00 --- As you can see, we've made a major renovation!  We hope you'll like the new system.  Two of the major improvements are the addition of a Shopping Cart system for placing your orders, and the ability to pay us with a credit card using PayPal.

We have 2 new kits that are available now, the Merlin and the G-Series educator rockets.  We will soon be releasing the Juno-1, Nike-Smoke, Honest John and Dizzy Lawn Dart.

We will still be releasing the Saturn Launch Tower.  It's just taken us MUCH longer than we anticipated to make it a build-able kit.  Beta versions have gone out to select builders and we're compiling their findings to see if we need to make any last changes to the design or documentation.

TMRK is now accepting inquiries from dealers who'd like to carry our kits.  If you're interested in selling the quality kits that TMRK produces, please contact us at sales@truemodeler.com.

We are now offering a number of new sizes of Parachutes available in four different colors.  We can also custom make a specific size chute upon request.

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09-18-99 --- We now have our Quick-Change Motor Mounts available for sale!  Check out the all the motor combinations we're now offering.  If there's a cluster combination you don't see here, just ask.  We can probably do it for you.

TMRK is one of the companies that helped finance Saturn Press so they could release the third edition of Rockets of the World.   You can check out our great pricing on this book on our new Publications page.

You can be the first kid on your block to wear our great looking TMRK logo!  We now offer our logo on a quality baseball cap.  You can get more info on our new Apparel page.

We've added a Feedback page.  Here we will post all of the comments our customers send us.  We post both the good and the bad.   There's a number of comments there already for you to peruse.

We are close to releasing the Jupiter-C kit you've all been asking about.  I've added some new photos of this kit in an unfinished form on the Sneak Previews page.

I've added a number of photos of some of our other kits in action.  You can view them on the NASA Scout, Sentry ATA Missile and Triple Zip pages.

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05-19-99 --- Added a picture of our parachutes to the Parts & Accessories page.  Added a cool shot of our Super Snooper leaping into the air on an I-284 on our Sneak Previews page.

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05-10-99 --- We respond to our customers requests!  Effective 5-10-99, all kits shipped after this date will use a slightly heavier shroud line for the parachutes.  Also, all shroud lines will be pre-cut to 1x the parachute diameter.

We updated the motor configuration that will be used in our upcoming Jupiter-C rocket.   Checkout the change on the Sneak Previews page.

Started adding some info to the Hints and Tips page.   Remember, we'll enter you in a drawing for one of our kits for each Hint or Tip you send us that we use on our site.

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04-28-99 --- New lower prices on our Custom Centering Rings!  Those who have already ordered CR's at the old price will be refunded the difference.

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04-19-99 --- Parachutes are available in Bright Red or Dull Black colors.  Please specify which color you want when ordering.   Added a couple more links to the Rocketry Links page.

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04-12-99 --- Added our Custom Centering Rings to the Parts & Accessories.

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04-11-99 --- We're now setup for Online Ordering for the products we're shipping!  I added a new page of Parts & Accessories under TMRK Products.  I added links to the Rocketry Links page.

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03-29-99 --- Added another kit to the Sneak Previews page.  Added more specifications to 3 of the rocket kits.

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03-21-99 --- Added an upcoming kit to the Sneak Previews page.  The 4" Jupiter C with a 2 "D" motor cluster is sure to give you awesome flights.

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03-20-99 --- Added pricing for the Triple Zip, NASA Scout and ATA Sentry kits.

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03-19-99 --- We now have our own domain name and a new web address.  Our new address is www.TrueModeler.com.

 
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