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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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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.roxeymouldings.co.uk/product/54/4a252-detailing-kit-for-60ft-secr-birdcage-kits/

 

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

 

http://shop.cooper-craft.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=83_88&products_id=646

 

 

Mike Wiltshire

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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

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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. 

Edited by Guy Rixon

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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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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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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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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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