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Offline 753

Metro Coach
« on: Sep 03 2019 15:30 »
Experimental panelled coach body made from layered styrene, the floor is made from 1mm alli to give a rigid base and with the compartment walls it is quite robust.

Mike




Offline John Branch

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #1 on: Sep 03 2019 15:49 »
Do you mean that you carved out the panelling from sheet?  Or was it laser cut?
The likk should give you a pic of my similar attempt in laser cut .8mm ply




John

Offline 753

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #2 on: Sep 03 2019 16:33 »
John

The styrene was cut on a CNC mill, two basic layers with gap for glazing, then panelling on outside, droplights on inside of doors, and bolection around widows, which gives a 3-dimensional effect.
Bare wood coaches are difficult to make but yours looks very good.

Mike

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #3 on: Sep 03 2019 17:23 »
Nice Mike.  Jamie Page did something similar on a mill, but in his case to produce one unit which was replicated with cast resin.  Sorry for my ignorance, but what is it?

Mike

Offline 753

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04 2019 08:57 »
Mike

It is a four wheel Metro coach I chose it as it's a small vehicle to see if what worked in G1 would scale up!

it is not perfect needs a few tweeks, but overall sucsefull

Mike