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Offline BramptonBranch

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Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:59:07 am »
Hi All

Just seen that shapeways do a kit for this,but needs a chassis and pantographs.


Anyone bought one built one? If so what chassis/pantograhs fit?
Aways wanted a couple but never been able to satisfy the longing!

Spent many an hour on the platforms at Sheffield Victoria in its dying years!

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 12:12:26 pm »
Hi

I've not seen the Shapeways model but for my Masterclass Models 76s I used the Brawa 242 or E42 chassis and Sommerfeldt pantographs (766)




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Paul
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 12:13:27 pm by PaulCheffus »

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 12:32:53 pm »
I used a much butchered Dapol Hymek chassis and Kato 11-420 pantographs ,just finished putting on the final details.

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 12:39:36 pm »
I used a much butchered Dapol Hymek chassis and Kato 11-420 pantographs ,just finished putting on the final details.

Hi

I'd be interested to see pictures especially of the chassis.

Cheers

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:50:02 pm »
There are photo's on the forum Facebook page,as for the chassis it requires the removal of the PCB board and direct wiring from the pick ups to the motor ,some work with the file on the inside of the bodyshell and motor housing. the bogie frames,both Dapol and EM1 were thinned down and glued together,I scratch built the buffer beam.

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 12:54:23 pm »
There are photo's on the forum Facebook page,as for the chassis it requires the removal of the PCB board and direct wiring from the pick ups to the motor ,some work with the file on the inside of the bodyshell and motor housing. the bogie frames,both Dapol and EM1 were thinned down and glued together,I scratch built the buffer beam.

Hi

Thanks but unfortunately I don't do Facebook.

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Paul

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 06:33:26 pm »
Well I've bought a shapeways EM1 body, the suggested chassis is either a butchered Dapol Hymek or a Minitrix class 27.So an EM1 body a Minitrix 27 chassis and some Piko diamond pantographs will be on the way to West coast resprays!!   the plan is BR Green with small yellow ends.

The suggested chassis for the EM2 is a Farish class 31 so that looks like the next acquisition...


They also produce a class 28 Co Bo body..... :o :o

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 08:49:00 pm »
Well I've bought a shapeways EM1 body, the suggested chassis is either a butchered Dapol Hymek or a Minitrix class 27.So an EM1 body a Minitrix 27 chassis and some Piko diamond pantographs will be on the way to West coast resprays!!   the plan is BR Green with small yellow ends.

The suggested chassis for the EM2 is a Farish class 31 so that looks like the next acquisition...


They also produce a class 28 Co Bo body..... :o :o

Hi

I scratchbuilt a 76 many years ago using a minitrix 27 chassis. I needed to thin the chassis quite considerably in order to get it to fit.

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 08:54:33 pm »
Well with a bit of effort the shapeways body sits comfortably on the 27 chassis.
Will update when I can!

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Re: Shapeways Class EM1/2 Class 76
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 09:56:25 am »
Slightly off topic but I believe the preferred bogies for a class 28 are 1 x class 31 and 1 x class 20

 

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