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Author Topic: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works  (Read 9858 times)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2018, 10:49:15 am »
The detail on the GNR brake has really surprised me, and looks awesome, Steve. :o

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2018, 04:19:54 pm »
I woke up to a surprise today as UPS had delivered my Shapeways prints!  :claphappy: This was a most welcome find as Shapeways predicted that they wouldn't be ready for shipping until Wednesday!

So what have I got?



From left to right: MR 15' long outside frame van (this is truly tiny!), the early LNER Dia 23 fish van and the later LNER dia 134 fish van. As you can see, I've test fitted the wheels (Farish) and everything is free running.



The GNR six wheel full brake. This one isn't quite as successful as the clearances aren't quite their to take the wheelsets. I think that I might be able to play with the clearances to find a better compromise to accept Farish coach wheels. At present, this coach wouldn't even take a 13mm axle as there really isn't enough clearance around the wheels. I thought this might well be the case but thought I'd try my luck anyway - three successes out of four really isn't bad. On the plus side, I'm really impressed with how well the panelling has come out.


The 6 wheel brake is stunning, it looks nearly as good as the far superior MR panelled version, and the goods stock looks good too.

Keep us all updated on a production date, I'm sure you will have a queue of customers :)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2018, 04:51:26 pm »
Lovely looking coach, how long did they last in service ?

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2018, 05:33:11 pm »
Thank you guys!  :D

All of these prints will still need some rubbing down to get them totally smooth but the quality of Shapeways' FXD material seems to have really improved over the last couple of years.

Lovely looking coach, how long did they last in service ?

The old GNR six wheelers seemed to last forever! While most seem to have been withdrawn from revenue earning service either before or just after WW2, quite a few were pressed into departmental service and lasted for many years after - I think this is the reason why there are several still about.

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2018, 08:28:05 pm »
Might be heresy but it would make a good grounded coach body too :hmmm:

 

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