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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2016, 10:08:16 AM »
Great looking models. :thumbsup:

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 09:29:11 AM »
Hi

Finally finished the Belgian Ferry vans


The transfers took longer to do than expected as I added a lot of other projects to the sheet.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 10:29:49 AM »
That's superb.

More info please on how you did the transfers. :-)

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2017, 11:19:52 AM »
Hi Paul,

Fantastic work. Jealous as always.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 11:29:42 AM »
That's superb.

More info please on how you did the transfers. :-)


Hi

Basically created the artwork in CorelDraw and then sent it to John Peck at Precision Decals who printed them.
www.precisiondecals.com

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Wagons
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
Hi

Just finished building a Belgian Tbfis wagon with roller shutter roof. The wagon has been made from various thicknesses of plasticard and strip. 2mm SA etched W Irons with their whitemetal springs and axle box castings. Various diameters of Brass and Nickel Silver wire for handrails, steps and operating shafts. Ultima etched handbrake wheels have been used for the roof operating and brake wheels.



The transfers now need designing and the wagon requires painting.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Wagons
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2019, 10:27:51 AM »
Hi

I have finally finished my slab sided Belgian Polybulk thanks to Steve @Railtec Transfers who provided the transfers.



This has been scratchbuilt from plasticard and brass.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2019, 02:12:46 PM »
Hi

Current addition to my Ferry wagons is this German tcefs sliding roof wagon. Scratchbuilt from various thicknesses of plasticard, micro rod and strip. Etched details are from various left overs from building other models (Etched Pixels Ferry detailing set, 2mm SA 20'9" Airbraked chassis and NGS Seacow - mesh for end platform). The end steps, brake change over levers and ferry anchor hooks are from www.kuswa.de.



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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 09:27:04 AM »
Hi

The second German Ferry Van Hfs (diagram E006) build is now complete ready for painting.


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Paul
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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 09:49:12 AM »
What lovely wagons Paul! I particularly like the footboards on the last two - scratch building these and keeping everything square is something I've proven myself inept at!

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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2019, 11:52:51 AM »
Paul

Your work is an inspiration.  :thumbsup:
I've been toying with the idea of scratchbuilding some tank wagons for ages but felt I didn't have detailed enough diagrams to work from. Seeing the diagrams you work from (thanks for the link by the way) I can see that it was just excuses and I can completely agree with your signature.

I'm going to put my head down and see what I can produce.

Thanks for sharing your work.

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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 12:35:31 PM »
I've been toying with the idea of scratchbuilding some tank wagons for ages but felt I didn't have detailed enough diagrams to work from.

Hi Simon

The next wagon maybe a tank as I require a German registered one to diagram E308. Although I have cut the basic body parts for another Belgian van (diagram E423) so that might get done first.

If I can be of any assistance then don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Paul
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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2019, 01:15:31 PM »
Thanks Paul, that's kind.

One question that's springs to mind is: how do you create the I-beam type structures. Is it simply solvent welding a very thin strip onto the edge/s of a suitably shaped flat piece?

Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the end-caps for the tanks too. I got some fairly good results 3D printing end caps when making 3D printed tanktainer models but I'd be interested to see others ways of doing this.

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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2019, 02:26:46 PM »
Hi Simon
One question that's springs to mind is: how do you create the I-beam type structures. Is it simply solvent welding a very thin strip onto the edge/s of a suitably shaped flat piece?

That's exactly how they are created as the available sections from companies like Evergreen or Plastruct are too large. The C channel on the sides of the wagons is made using three strips of 0.25mm (0.010") x 0.50mm (0.020") one as the base and the other two as the uprights.

Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the end-caps for the tanks too. I got some fairly good results 3D printing end caps when making 3D printed tanktainer models but I'd be interested to see others ways of doing this.

The barrel is already constructed using 9/16" Plastruct tube and their elliptical domes.
https://plastruct.com/shop/tubing-fittings/tb-18/
https://plastruct.com/shop/tubing-fittings/95744-vhe-18/
I may have to fine tune the shape of the ends yet using files, etc but from memory they are pretty close to the drawing.

Depending on the size of your tank barrel I can send you a few as I have plenty.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Ferry Wagons
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2019, 02:44:30 PM »
Thanks.
Good to know I'm on the right track so to speak :D

I remember seeing those Plastruct end caps when I was working on the tanktainers, I think I found they were all a bit too domed for that application but yes, they'd be perfect for other tanks. Thanks for the offer, I'll let you know when I've picked a prototype as I do have a couple of wagons in mind (I find that's half the problem, picking something and not letting yourself get distracted); I'll see if any are similar to any of the diagrams in the document you linked to earlier and work from there.

Exciting stuff and I'm sure I'll have more questions.

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