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#1 CASTLEWOODSOLDIERS

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:16

Hello every body,

Does anyone know where I can obtain some carriage door vents/louvres ?.I used to get them from 247 Developments but they stopped doing them years ago. I've also tried Southern Group (Phoenix) but no response to my e-mail so far. Also tried making some from plasticard but with little success. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John





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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:38

Hello every body,

Does anyone know where I can obtain some carriage door vents/louvres ?.I used to get them from 247 Developments but they stopped doing them years ago. I've also tried Southern Group (Phoenix) but no response to my e-mail so far. Also tried making some from plasticard but with little success. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John

There are door vents on this roxey etch.

 

http://www.roxeymoul...-birdcage-kits/

 

There is always dare I say.....Coopercraft who 'have' the ex Mallard Balcksmith ones.

 

http://shop.cooper-c...products_id=646

 

 

Mike Wiltshire



#3 Steamport Southport

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:56

Best solution I've found is Microstrip of the correct size and cut to length,

 

Use a simple jig with the size marked in felt tip. A bit of thicker plasticard will do or just mark it on a cutting mat. After doing a few it's relatively easy.

 

 

 

Jason



#4 Guy Rixon

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:14

For which company's coaches are the vents needed?  I could make prints available for sale quite easily if I had the dimensions. If they are LCDR coaches, then I probably have enough information.

 

For plain vents without louvres on SECR stock, I generally make them from Evergreen plastic-strip. I find this easier than soldering on the metal ones. 


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:40

For which company's coaches are the vents needed?  I could make prints available for sale quite easily if I had the dimensions. If they are LCDR coaches, then I probably have enough information.

 

For plain vents without louvres on SECR stock, I generally make them from Evergreen plastic-strip. I find this easier than soldering on the metal ones. 

 

Guy, they would be a boon for those GER 4-wheelers and the planned 6-wheelers.  The door vents are quite pronounced and rounded, almost bulbous, and a 3D print might make for a better representation than brass.

 

Note, though, the subtle but evident difference between the vents on the 4-wheelers (1870s vintage, with square raised waist beading) and the 6-wheelers (1880s and with conventional recessed waist panels).

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#6 Rowsley17D

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:59

Larry (Coachmann) Goddard uses plastikard strips over which the teeth of a sharp tenon saw has been passed to create the louvres.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 14:45

Deleated

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 14:48

I'm building an 1871 Caledonian 6 wheel carriage using the silhouette cutter and drew some on inkscape cutting them out on 20 thou plasticard.
Sorry about the rough and ready look but it's still a work in progress but although not obvious they have the groves scribbed into them by the silhouette

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#9 247 Developments

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 16:07

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#10 247 Developments

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 16:18

Hello every body,

Does anyone know where I can obtain some carriage door vents/louvres ?.I used to get them from 247 Developments but they stopped doing them years ago. I've also tried Southern Group (Phoenix) but no response to my e-mail so far. Also tried making some from plasticard but with little success. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John

 

 

We stil sell them 

B1 £2.00

B2 £3.00

B3 £2.50 

 

44678052531_6fd3c5c656_c.jpgIMG_20180914_170814 by brian mosby, on Flickr


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#11 CASTLEWOODSOLDIERS

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 13:10

Thank you everybody for your help.

John


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