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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #120 on: January 26, 2018, 01:28:41 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


Thanks Bob, I hope so too!

The 12 foot wheelbase Fish Van gained a chassis this morning - it was a much simpler affair than the GNR Full Brake!



Still a couple of bits to do but these will probably be etched details.

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
The CAD for the 9' Wheelbase Midland Railway van has now been completed and is ready for test printing.


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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #122 on: January 30, 2018, 08:52:03 PM »
The CAD for the 9' Wheelbase Midland Railway van has now been completed and is ready for test printing.




me want me want

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #123 on: January 30, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »
Yes please  :)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #124 on: January 31, 2018, 10:57:24 AM »
me want me want

Go and have a beer to calm yourself Mr Price!  :smiley-laughing:

Yes please  :)

Thank you for the interest (both of you!). I've found a couple of silly mistakes in the CAD for the chassis that'll need to be corrected before printing - then I have the fun of correcting any other silly mistakes that I've not noticed!  ;) ;)

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #125 on: January 31, 2018, 01:26:06 PM »
The errors on the Midland van have been altered and the chassis for this finished:



All the vans have now been sent off for test printing...

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #126 on: January 31, 2018, 09:30:55 PM »
Im not allowed beer  :'(

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #127 on: February 01, 2018, 11:29:22 AM »
Im not allowed beer  :'(

Now that IS a crying shame!  :( :( I almost feel sorry enough to buy you one at Warley this year.... Almost!!!!  >:D >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #128 on: February 01, 2018, 01:09:56 PM »
Now the Midland van is something that I could also run in Somerset/Dorset in 1930, so I'd be interested too.

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #129 on: February 01, 2018, 07:19:58 PM »
Im not allowed beer  :'(

Now that IS a crying shame!  :( :( I almost feel sorry enough to buy you one at Warley this year.... Almost!!!!  >:D >:D >:D >:D

How mean are you

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #130 on: February 01, 2018, 09:24:32 PM »
 
The errors on the Midland van have been altered and the chassis for this finished:



All the vans have now been sent off for test printing...


Do you have an ETA when they will be ready to purchase.?

Bob

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #131 on: February 01, 2018, 10:44:05 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...


That's a welcome vehicle to have back available in N. My experience with six wheelers btw is that N is so slack rigid chassis work fine.

I have 13mm axles, and I can make them available in bulk if you find you need them or want to ship them with kits. I've only got 3'6" wheels at this point because the pricing meant I needed to pick a type and I mostly do coaches.

Alan
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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #132 on: February 02, 2018, 11:18:50 AM »
That's a welcome vehicle to have back available in N. My experience with six wheelers btw is that N is so slack rigid chassis work fine.

I have 13mm axles, and I can make them available in bulk if you find you need them or want to ship them with kits. I've only got 3'6" wheels at this point because the pricing meant I needed to pick a type and I mostly do coaches.

Alan, has there been a kit for the GNR full brake before then? I did look about but couldn't find one.

The chassis is being test printed by Shapeways at the moment and then I'll be doing some tests and evaluations on it. I might well take you up on your offer to supply 13mm axles though!  :D

Looking forward to being able to order an LNER TPO from you soon!  :D :D

Many thanks.

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #133 on: February 02, 2018, 11:20:25 AM »
Do you have an ETA when they will be ready to purchase.?

Hi Bob,

Not at present. The next thing to do is test and evaluate the prints before either going through some redesigns or making moulds for casting. I could give an estimate but I've found that I'm usually miles off on those!  :(

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Re: Atso's Carriage and Wagon Works
« Reply #134 on: February 02, 2018, 11:22:04 AM »
How mean are you

Not very...  :smiley-laughing:

Off topic but I found your RM article on Foster Street yesterday while trying to find some drawings in my magazine collection. It was a fun diversion to reread it again!  :)

 

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