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Offline PaulCheffus

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Ferry Wagons
« on: December 05, 2016, 03:04:24 PM »
Hi

I've been working on a pair of diagram E266 Belgian Ferry vans on and off for the last year. Last night I finally finished the construction.

On the layout


Side view


Underside


They just need painting and suitable transfers sourcing now.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 03:29:10 PM »
Lovely work Paul!

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 04:56:38 PM »
Wow! That's a lovely bit of scratch building!  8)

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 05:25:06 PM »
Lovely stuff!

I want to model a train of Ferry wagons at some point, so I'd be very interested in details of how you did this. Was it based on published drawings?

Also, where did you source the whitemetal air cylinder? - I need some of these (and the associated distributors) to convert some Farish Mk1s to air braking.

Richard

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 07:07:46 PM »
Lovely stuff!

I want to model a train of Ferry wagons at some point, so I'd be very interested in details of how you did this. Was it based on published drawings?

Also, where did you source the whitemetal air cylinder? - I need some of these (and the associated distributors) to convert some Farish Mk1s to air braking.

Richard


Hi

Thanks.

The drawings I used are from the diagram books on the Barrowmore MRG website
http://www.barrowmoremrg.co.uk/BRBDocuments/Book_01_Issue.pdf
The finer details were determined using the photos on Paul Bartletts website
http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/belgian4whvan/h3b0de28#h3b0de28

The white metal air cylinder is from the Taylor Precisions Models 100T detailing Kit (you get two per Kit) along with the distributor.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 07:19:59 PM »
Stunning.
No need for me to rush to complete my German Ferry Vans for the NGS model making competition then :'( . I wouldn't stand a chance against these.
Bob


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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 08:20:36 PM »
Stunning.
No need for me to rush to complete my German Ferry Vans for the NGS model making competition then :'( . I wouldn't stand a chance against these.
Bob

Hi

If I was you I would still enter them. I doubt very much I will get mine finished by then as I need to sort out the transfers.

Any photos of your German ones? I am planning on doing the diagram E423 next.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 08:42:08 PM »
Wow! That's a lovely bit of scratch building!  8)

I'll say!

Sometimes I look at work like this and think, "Why bother?". Then I remember, it's about trying something new, and sharing with my friends here at the NGF.

So well done, and thanks for sharing!

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 09:54:09 PM »
Superb......I have to keep looking at the rapido's tp prove its N scale.

Do you do the detailing etches yourself? or are they propriety items?

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 10:06:32 PM »
Do you do the detailing etches yourself? or are they propriety items?

Hi

The etches are from various sources with some modified to fit. The vents are from the Etched Pixels Mill Lane Sidings Ferry van detailing set. The tie downs are from the Taylor Precison Models ferry detailing set. The brake levers are from the Taylor Precison Models HBA detailing set shortened and bent to the correct shape. Other parts are from bits of wire and left over etch brass scrap.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2016, 01:28:41 PM »
The German ones I bought from Shapeways here:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dw_n_bahn?section=1%2F148&s=0

They are really quite exquisite - very well designed items.

Bob

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 02:34:00 PM »
The German ones I bought from Shapeways here:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dw_n_bahn?section=1%2F148&s=0

They are really quite exquisite - very well designed items.

Bob

Hi

Thanks.

Something to consider once I have finished my current backlog of kits.

What is the surface finish like as all the 3D prints I've seen have been quite rough compared with either plastic or resin.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 02:44:41 PM »
Paul

There are some laminations, but I have seen a lot worse.
I was taken by the degree of thought gone into them.

There are pockets for commercially made pivoting rapido couplers, the underframe detail is nice, if a little coarse compared to fine plastic and metal, and there are transfers available - see his website.

The models have internal bracing so they are not as flimsy as e.g. the Rail 3D BR Ferry Van print https://www.shapeways.com/product/NF29WZH4R/vix-br-international-ferry-van-n-scale-1-148?optionId=2884448, and have a lot of underfloor detail.

And they are scaled for 1:148 rather than 1:160.

HTH
Bob

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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2016, 10:05:13 PM »
I've just seen this thread and it's really good! What did you use for the "Y"-shaped bits below each vent? I have a ferry van project (which has been lying untouched for several years) which uses the Etched Pixels vents and I've never had much idea about how to do those bits.

Jim
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Re: Belgian Ferry Vans
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2016, 10:30:00 PM »
I've just seen this thread and it's really good! What did you use for the "Y"-shaped bits below each vent? I have a ferry van project (which has been lying untouched for several years) which uses the Etched Pixels vents and I've never had much idea about how to do those bits.

Jim

Hi Jim

I used 10thou plastic rod bent into a Vee shape with a further piece glued vertically below.

Cheers

Paul
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