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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

Offline 753

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #5 on: Oct 06 2019 13:48 »
The coach is complete, I have come to the conclusion I don't like coaches they are to big and take up to much room, a difficult problem to reconcile!!

Mike




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Offline John Candy

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06 2019 17:29 »
Very nice job ...... the "curly" commode handles look good but must have been fiddly to make.

Regards,
John.
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Offline 753

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #7 on: Oct 07 2019 09:42 »
John

Thank you for your comments, the curly handles you mention were cut on the CNC mill as was were all the components of the coach.
There is a new offshoot forum on the G1MRA website dealing with computer added machines to produce parts for models   https://groups.io/g/GaugeOne3DCircle
Interesting exchange of experiences and ideas with these technologies.

Mike

Offline Doddy

Re: Metro Coach
« Reply #8 on: Oct 08 2019 20:00 »
The compensated Deltic Bogie and the Class 116 DMU look interesting.

Thanks Mike!
"You don't know what you don't know"