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Offline AR

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Network Rail CAD Models
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:34:49 am »
Hello all from Australia,

As lots of you will know, I have moved to Australia for a year as part of my degree and I haven't done any designing whilst here. However, just before I left, I did some CAD drawings of fictional locos to fit on various Kato chassis! It was purely for a bit of fun and whilst some are based loosely on prototypes, they are basically figments of imagination!

They are all designed to fit Kato chassis directly so in the future I may get a couple printed for Flordon and make up a story to go with them!

Anyway, here they are all in a very basic Network Rail livery:















Thanks and I hope they are of a little interest! Let me know what you think!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: Network Rail CAD Models
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 10:13:47 am »

Hi Alex,

I am not sure what sort of comments you're looking for.

The CAD work looks nice enough, with clean shapes and nicely rendered colours/surfaces etc.

In terms of the prototypes, I appreciate they are imaginary but there are a couple of comments I would make:

1). Are the buffers at the same height?  In Europe buffers are nominally the same height and position on all stock.  On your CADs one of the locos seems to have very low buffers, though it could be an optical illusion.

2). It is usual for locomotives to have windows in the sides of the cabs to give drivers better visibility, or just to give them something to open on hot days for some ventilation!

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Network Rail CAD Models
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 10:21:06 am »
Shades of the Leader showing through, perhaps?  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Network Rail CAD Models
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 01:04:59 am »
Hello all!

@Ben A Thank you! I think the buffers are roughly the same height but I think it may be perspective on that model:) The side windows is a very good point and thank you for pointing it out! If I ever get them printed I will ensure to put windows on the sides of the cabs!

@Bealman I definitely think I was in the 'Leader' mindset when I was designing these!

Cheers,

Alex
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 01:10:02 am by AR »

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Re: Network Rail CAD Models
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:28:41 pm »
How about doing some "Closer to Prototype" Just a thought. Work looks good though.

 

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