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Author Topic: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works  (Read 22671 times)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #105 on: December 11, 2017, 08:34:35 PM »
Oh dear, what have you started Mick? There is a time and a plaice for such antics!

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #106 on: December 11, 2017, 08:48:24 PM »
Oh dear, what have you started Mick? There is a time and a plaice for such antics!

Sorry Steve,

You started a perfectly sensible thread, then a couple of jokers pollocked it up.

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #107 on: December 11, 2017, 08:51:39 PM »
This os all starting to get a bit bass.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #108 on: December 11, 2017, 09:10:10 PM »
This thread seems to be getting a bit too fishy for my liking..... I think I'll Skate off and read another!!  ::)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #109 on: January 14, 2018, 05:39:00 PM »
I've been a bit quiet recently but things have still been happening. I've now got a proper work area for CAD and modelling and have been moving things about and out of storage over the Christmas period.

I received four Peco 9' wheelbase PO wagons for Christmas along with some other bits and pieces which I've been meaning to build ever since. Yesterday, I went over to the Stevenage exhibition and found that the NGS had found some old mouldings for the MR outside frame van kit. Three of these were quickly snapped up by me as I've been looking for some for ages!

Anyway, the excitement of finding the MR kits got me into building mode for a few hours this afternoon the result of which is below:



Once I've got a spraying area set up, I'll give them a coat or two of paint.

Oh, that's a piece of Finetrax in the picture (the other half of my Christmas present!).  :)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #110 on: January 14, 2018, 09:47:33 PM »
that's not fair I did not get anything for Christmas   :'(

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #111 on: January 14, 2018, 09:55:17 PM »
 :no: Were you a naughty boy last year Paul? :D
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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #112 on: January 14, 2018, 10:10:31 PM »
:no: Were you a naughty boy last year Paul? :D

No I was positively angelic, its just everyone being mean to me  :'(

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« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2018, 05:16:40 AM »

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2018, 12:49:15 PM »
Back to some CAD work and something a little bit different...



An articulated twin converted by the GNR from six wheel corridor coaches. Apparently this was the first such conversion the GNR undertook (which was continued by the LNER). All were withdrawn by the end of March 1947.

Now all I have to do is design the underframes, internal detail and figure out if I can make a floating articulation system using cams!!!

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2018, 01:03:45 PM »
The GNR twin set is on hold for the moment while I decide on the best route for designing a close coupled articulation unit. Therefore, I've turned my attention to another GNR vehicle...



I've still got a bit to do on the roof but it is coming along. Due to its narrow nature, clearances are very tight for the wheels. I think I'm going to make the centre wheels a dummy set that ride just above the rails, it'll be interesting to see how easily I can fit N gauge coach wheels to the outer ends of the physical model...

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2018, 01:22:14 PM »
Would the 2mmSA 12.25mm 'N' wheel sets (2-028) make it less of a squeeze?

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2018, 01:25:13 PM »
Is it the wheels or the axle length that causes problems? EP has some wheels on 13mm axles - would that help?

http://www.ultima-models.co.uk/catalogue/wheels.html

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2018, 01:36:23 PM »
Would the 2mmSA 12.25mm 'N' wheel sets (2-028) make it less of a squeeze?


Is it the wheels or the axle length that causes problems? EP has some wheels on 13mm axles - would that help?

http://www.ultima-models.co.uk/catalogue/wheels.html


Thanks guys,

The issue is that between the W irons is only 12mm while most N gauge wheelsets are around 11.5mm between the outer faces of the wheels. Hopefully there is enough give in the material to allow standard 15.2mm axles to fit, we'll see.

While, I do really like the 2mm N gauge wheelsets, I'm not sure that they'll allow me to bulk buy them (and I don't think I could afford to) as I'd like to kit this one as they seem to have lasted an awfully long time. :)

Speaking of Ultima, is Alan trading again yet?

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2018, 05:13:20 PM »
I was in contact with Alan on the 2nd Jan this year regarding the under frame etch for the Wickham rail bus and said he hoped be open for business at the end of the month,

Hopefully everything is going to plan for him.

Bob

 

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