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That looks quality Dave,

crisp etches looking spot on.

You keep stuff rolling out all the time, I don’t know how you do it!

looking forward to more on this build.

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6 hours ago, AdeMoore said:

I don’t know how you do it!

 

 I don't watch much telly :D

 

The etches are lovely and crisp, (I get them done by PPD) credit is due to others like Dan Pinnock (D&S) and Mike Trice for giving me advice and tuition to get me started.

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On 11/06/2019 at 06:41, JCL said:

Hi Mick, no problem. I've a busy week ahead, but I can put it up at the weekend.

 

cheers

 

Jason

Is it now on Shapeways as nothing obvious today ? thanks.

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7 hours ago, croydon junction said:

 hope this helps

 

Oh look, more lining....:tease:

 

7 hours ago, micklner said:

Is it now on Shapeways as nothing obvious today ? thanks.

We were looking at it when we were talking a couple of nights ago, Jason started to upload it to Shapeways but something needed doing, I'll remind him. 

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17 minutes ago, micklner said:

Many thanks .

 Just heard back from Jason, apparently it didn't load onto Shapeways correctly, he'll do it again later. Its afternoon there so he's working....or meant to be... 

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Posted (edited)

The American Pullman coach continues.....or is it Fake News....

 

This evening I asssembled the sides and ends and soldered them to the underframe.

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The end steps are a fold on the chassis with an additional step folded and soldered in place.

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The windows are fairly simple but the detail and projections had to be over 2 layers to get the depth.

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The end buffing plate is another fold and solder on the underframe/chassis, the semi circular cut out in the middle is for the coupling and the outer 2 for the buffers. The Verandas have handrails which I'll do in 0.5mm NS rod with the steps having ornate gates.429.JPG.ff22b52dfc9d9017c1b75783828315bc.JPG .

There are 2 designs of gates depending on the coach. 

 

Next I'll assemble the bogies and work out the ride height, I then have to make a master for the bogie sides which are unlike anything the GN used, I also have the Clerestorey roof master to make. This will be in plasticard although I have some etched frames for the toplight.

 

To be further continued....

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G'Day Folks

 

Look like the old 'Davy Crockett' coaches ?

 

manna

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They do and I have often wondered whether they could be used to produce these early Pullmans.  If this comes off then no need to wonder any more.

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Looks great, really like the detail on the gates.

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30 minutes ago, Charlie586 said:

Looks great, really like the detail on the gates.

 

They're really good, luckily they take your eye off the rest of the coach.....:D

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Nice work Dave the side depth looks very good.

Are you using Tinkercad to do these or is that just the 3D stuff? 

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This was drawn on Inkscape for etching,   I use Tinkercad for 3D as I'm a bit too thick for Blender :crazy_mini:

 

I was thinking of making the bogie side frame masters in 3D,  but as I've got to do the roof the 'traditional' way I'll probably do the bogies the same.

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On 17/06/2019 at 05:42, micklner said:

Is it now on Shapeways as nothing obvious today ? thanks.

Hi Mick

 

It took a bit of doing, but edited to say I've managed to get it uploaded and sorted. Here's a link to the model: https://www.shapeways.com/product/LL2NM62L9/ner-petrol-inspection-car?optionId=108405394

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Jason

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Many thanks for your time and effort .

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G'Day Folks

 

Excellent.

 

manna

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Only a small amount of progress this evening.   I've started on the bare bones of the Clerestorey, As part of the thought process when I drew the sides I also I etched the top lights. These are intended to sit inside a tray with a seperate part for the toplight roof. So far it's going to plan although there is a lot of hand shaping to do yet and the ends have some complex curves to replicate.

 

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Bit of a boring picture of some strips of Plasticard.......trust me, there's progress there...

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Following with interest, and I've finally re-started work on that other carriage, so I'll be thinking about the bogies again at some stage.

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I've been busy with work and society tasks so only managed short periods of time at the bench, and some of this was spent tidying and sorting tools etc.

 

I've made up the bare bones of the roof sections.

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These are simple strips of plasticard laminated together and will be slowly filed to shape. This is a slow process as all 4 corners and 2 sides have to be identical. Other clerestory roofs have a simple 'flat' end, but the Pullmans had a very curved 'teardrop' like end.

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I made a start and within a few minutes had a large pile of plastic dust stuck to me and the bench!

 

 

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We have a similar white plastic powder problem at work.

 

We have a 3D printer that we fill with medical grade nylon powder to make surgical instruments, and come out of the printer room looking like we've been hard at work in one of Escobar's factories.

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Posted (edited)

I wonder if a very small plane would assist in shaping the long, straight parts of the roof, producing waste that was less of a nuisance too?

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It would depend on the way you intend to use it........

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