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Offline Doddy

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #30 on: Apr 06 2021 10:31 »

I have a few spare samples of frets if anyone wants to see if this would be useful to them.

Could you PM me with a list of what you have left over? THX BoB
"You don't know what you don't know"

Offline 492

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #31 on: Apr 07 2021 12:07 »
I am very interested in the idea of laser cutting wooden sides with overlays for carriages. This is similar to the Brandbright system for 16mmNG. Is there a company that can do this to order, and what standard of drawings would be required? Also could laser cutting be used to form complete wooden segments (in finished form with all mouldings) of compartment coaches, similar to the Garden Rail system?

Would really like to get back into building wooden carriages.

Robert. 492.

Offline Doddy

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #32 on: Apr 07 2021 13:29 »
Robert, John kindly pointed out that he got his frets cut by York Modelmaking.

I looked at their website this morning and found two webpages that are relevant to us both (and others).

Bespoke services

https://yorkmodelrail.com/bespoke-services/

Information and instruction sheets

https://yorkmodelrail.com/information-and-resources/information-instruction-sheets/

Download .pdf files

https://yorkmodelrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bespoke-laser-cutting-information.pdf

https://yorkmodelrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Materials-Information-Sheet.pdf
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Offline 492

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #33 on: Apr 07 2021 15:15 »
Thank you very much for this info Doddy. I will contact York Modelmaking shortly.

Robert. 492.

Offline John Branch

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #34 on: Apr 07 2021 16:52 »
York Modelmaking was an architectural model business with a sideline in bespoke work for people like us.  This grew so much that the model rail side appears to be a separate business, with a lot of "standard" items such as lattice-work bridges, window frames etc.  They still appear to offer a bespoke service in wood and plastic.  I used 0.8 mm ply for sides, panelling, window frames etc, 3mm for ends and partitions and 5mm for the floor.  I have not used MDF.   For reinforcement and the roof I used spruce strip from Hobby's.  I wrote an article on the process which was published in GardenRail for April 2013.  I might still have it on a memory stick somewhere-if I find it would you be interested?

John

Offline 492

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #35 on: Apr 07 2021 23:19 »
Thank you John. I would be interested in seeing it if you find it. The "Brandbright Method" might be a solution to carriage building for me. I would also prefer to use thin ply rather than MDF. I always made my NG roofs (Removeable) with thin ply "planks" with pillow case type "canvas" glued on.

Robert. 492.

Offline John Branch

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #36 on: Apr 08 2021 14:32 »
Robert,
Not sure if this is the second copy of this I have sent, but I think the earlier attempt failed.  Anyway, I have found the text of the article I mentioned, and I can send it as an attachment if you let me have your email address.  Wait a minute! I see an attachment option at the bottom of this page-I'll give it a try.
John

Offline 492

Re: Anyone for the "Tube"?
« Reply #37 on: Apr 08 2021 17:47 »
Thank you John.

This is most interesting and will be most useful to me when I make a start on the carriages.

Robert. 492.