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Author Topic: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar  (Read 8606 times)

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2016, 07:47:05 pm »
Nothing much to show for my parcels unit recently but there should be an update soon.

In the meantime I have another 3D printed project - a two-car GWR railcar from BH Enterprises

The bodies go on a Graham Farish GWR railcar chassis.  Here are the bodies after a quick clean and spray in Halfords plastic filler primer.











Comparison shot with Graham Farish 'razor edge' GWR railcar.




I've also got some 3D printed road vehicles







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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2016, 10:55:09 pm »
Quick update on the 3D vehicles.  An initial coat of dark grey for the wheels (I think grey is more realistic than black for car tyres) and an initial top coat for the Transit and R5.






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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2016, 09:00:04 am »
I now have a Graham Farish GWR railcar to provide power for my GWR railcar.  The railcar had a split gear on one of the axles, which I will replace.

The bodies have been rubbed down for another coat of primer.  I'll try and add photos later.

I do have photos of my 3D printed road vehicles.

I've added some paint on the seats.


The R5 and Transit have also received a top coat of paint.





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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2016, 11:37:12 am »
The road vehicles look pretty good. Please could you tell us who the designer is (I'm assuming that they came from Shapeways)?

Also, the two-car railcar looks very nice. I've always thought they would make a great model. Is this the type that ran with a Collett coach as a centre car?

Jim
Believe me. These things always have a logical explanation usually

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2016, 12:05:06 pm »
Jim,
yes ran with a Collet - Dapol one close enough. Both twins had middle trailers at times one was a 70` long vehicle but the various books show Collet composite which was shorter.
FYI , A couple of Hawskworth coaches were fitted up to work with class 119 Dmus in the 1960s.

Robert   

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2016, 01:24:33 pm »
Also, the two-car railcar looks very nice. I've always thought they would make a great model. Is this the type that ran with a Collett coach as a centre car?

Jim

I think these look great too!

I see I made a note many years ago of W38 (buffet) + W1096 diag. C77 (Collett?) corridor 3rd +  another s/ended railcar with lavatory. 

The only info I have now is a photo in Collett & Hawksworth Locomotives by Brian Haresnape of W38W with a corridor coach, behind an unidentified railcar on p118 at Reading, Aug '57, so I have no idea where I obtained the extra details from.  Maybe Karhedron can provide more info if you require it. 

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2016, 12:17:49 pm »
A little more rubbing down.



Second coat of filler primer



Repairing the chipped paint on the DPU roof



And some RailNScale 3D printed vehicles.




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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2016, 07:59:11 pm »
Work is continuing, slowly, on the 3D projects.  Rail car has got a couple of coats of primer. Hopefully it won't be too long before the top coats can go on.





Vauxhall Cavalier has been in the spray booth.


Range Rover is pretty much painted.

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2016, 08:17:09 pm »
This looks amazing! What's the plan in terms of livery?

NeMo

Work is continuing, slowly, on the 3D projects.  Rail car has got a couple of coats of primer. Hopefully it won't be too long before the top coats can go on.




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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2016, 08:25:53 pm »
This looks amazing! What's the plan in terms of livery?

NeMo

I'm going to have a go at BR Crimson and Cream.

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Re: 3D printed Diesel Parcels Unit and GWR twin railcar
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2016, 03:15:14 pm »
I see I made a note many years ago of W38 (buffet) + W1096 diag. C77 (Collett?) corridor 3rd +  another s/ended railcar with lavatory. 

The only info I have now is a photo in Collett & Hawksworth Locomotives by Brian Haresnape of W38W with a corridor coach, behind an unidentified railcar on p118 at Reading, Aug '57, so I have no idea where I obtained the extra details from.  Maybe Karhedron can provide more info if you require it.
You are quite correct with your details. W1096 was indeed the coach that worked as a centre car with W38W and W33W for many years. It was a diagram C77 Third, the same as Dapol produce which is a handy option. It even received DMU green livery although the yellow lining has positioned at a height that caused it to be interrupted by the windows.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

 

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