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Author Topic: 3D Class 128 Gloucester Parcels Body - NOW AVAILABLE  (Read 25306 times)

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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2013, 02:58:55 PM »
Just noticed that Fox seem to do a complete livery pack of transfers for these vehicles (FRH2018/20). How handy! :)


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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2013, 03:18:54 PM »
Definitely looking better.

The cab roof dome starts (gently) at about half way through the cab door. You can see that nicely on any photos of one in early livery where that bit was conveniently painted white. Its initially a very slight curve then sharpening up. I think you have the cab front end of the curve about right, just needs the length tweaking perhaps ?

Other things I'd be thinking about if I was doing it

- will the exhausts actually survive if printed (even in FUD) or would it better to let people add ones from wire or use the BHE ones (which also have the silencer modelled in the casting) ?

- can the wall thickness be 1mm or more and the roof vent be 1mm holes as an option so it'll print in polished WSF (thereby being a whole ton cheaper and stronger) and allow white metal vents to be fitted

The refurb was basically removing the boxes and gangwayin place of two lights so ought to follow easily if wanted.

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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2013, 03:04:07 PM »
Hi this looks really good , the 121/122 chassis is available as spare part from DCC supplies - if you want just a 122 body for fixings PM me.
 I certainly would be on your order books
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2013, 03:13:23 PM »
Hi this looks really good , the 121/122 chassis is available as spare part from DCC supplies - if you want just a 122 body for fixings PM me.
 I certainly would be on your order books
Robert

Thanks for the word of advice Robert. I have taken my 122 to pieces already in the interests of development :)



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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2013, 06:48:07 PM »
Ah- the price we pay for progress! look forward to the possible short cut you are merrily creating - I have a 3mm kit of many pieces and tocked away some thin 10 thou 2mm (vice N) MTK sides- ends not up to it!

Ever thought ends do for the 123 IC DMU ?
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2013, 11:02:06 PM »
See below pls
« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 06:19:07 PM by Only Me »



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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2013, 06:54:30 AM »
Im loving the progress of the loco.

Looking forward  to place an order for a kit and chassis.
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2013, 06:48:26 PM »
Is it me Only Me or have the windows switched doors in your latest rendition or has the photo 'flipped'?
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2013, 06:55:51 PM »
I don't think you can tell from that photo of the real thing where the roof curves.

You can see better on these shots (that the cab roof curve starts mid-way above the cab door window):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-diesels/6707322081/#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59613544@N08/5539556845/#

W55991 by hugh llewelyn, on Flickr

I still don't think the cab dome is "domey" enough, it also looks as though you have got two different radius curves whereas it should just be one curve.

It also looks a bit strange as the roof looks as though it has ribs.

It might be helpful to put some direct side on and end on views.

HTH,

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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2013, 03:05:18 PM »
Right, I believe the roof lines are now pretty close to the original..





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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2013, 09:55:18 PM »
There shouldn't be any definite points of gradient change on it like that.

It's the shape you get if you take the roof profile and keep rotating it forward then cut by the nose. You've now drawn a Southern Region EMU front profile instead !
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2013, 10:15:59 PM »
So don't delete it! It might come in handy later :)

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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2013, 10:23:22 PM »
Hmmm doh!!

Yep ill keep that... Lol!



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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2013, 07:56:51 AM »
Send us the BIL :)
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Re: 3D Class 128 Parcels DMU Body
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2013, 12:23:03 PM »
Hi Paul

I think the roof profile is looking much better, though I am sure Alan (EP) is right that it should be no changes of gradient in the cab dome.  One obvious point is that the interface between the cab front and the roof dome you have as 3 straight lines, but it should be a curve. It is most obvious on the units with the corridor connection removed eg http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-diesels/6707322081/#

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