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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 12722 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #120 on: June 02, 2018, 12:53:22 AM »
Yes, its great that 618 has got its raised name lettering back (bet it was in a locked cupboard well hidden in Landquart works in the interim).

648 has lost its all red original livery so there are no original red locos running at all at the moment, so the Kato 644 cannot be used to represent 'at this very moment' on a layout!

648 in its striking new 'Blick' livery
http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/77/20/46297720.87b4ba37.800.jpg?r2

Hai van 5139 has been repainted in a "Bundner Guterbahn' livery but can't locate a picture - will be interesting to see what this looks like.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #121 on: June 02, 2018, 05:14:22 AM »
648 in its striking new 'Blick' livery
http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/77/20/46297720.87b4ba37.800.jpg?r2


That livery is exactly like the Blick newspaper itself, hideous !  (IMO)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #122 on: June 02, 2018, 06:44:31 AM »
I rather agree with you Steve - that design, if I would call it that  :no:, is hideous. :o

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #123 on: June 02, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
Imagine the Daily Mirror would put an ad on a loco, it would probably look the same (Blick is the Swiss equivalent to the DM, full of fake news and stories about the royals)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #124 on: June 02, 2018, 10:22:35 AM »
#641 Coop got overhauled as well, the 3rd one which got the new brake system (dual brake) and the new LED lights (just to name a few of the new bits)

http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/70/04/46357004.0f536915.800.jpg?r2

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #125 on: June 02, 2018, 10:35:49 AM »
The RhB will soon (November 2018 and 2019) receive two more Ge 4/4 III (BoBo III). The MOB (Montreux Berner-Oberland Bahn) is selling their Ge 4/4s #8002 and 8003. (some major modifications needed before they can enter the RhB system)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #126 on: June 02, 2018, 12:04:30 PM »
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #127 on: June 11, 2018, 09:12:27 PM »
Train Pron !   :D :D  Interesting double header and look those filthy roofs.

Fixed the link, should work again.

http://www.schmalspurbahn.ch/filisur/webcam/a1806111748329

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #128 on: June 25, 2018, 02:27:36 PM »
My Tm 2/2 #92 is now complete, it's only 30mm long over the body:





Anyone who is interested should be able to find it on Shapeways, I've also added a variant without the cutout for the Arnoldo couplers.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #129 on: June 26, 2018, 09:03:07 AM »
My Tm 2/2 #92 is now complete, it's only 30mm long over the body:



It is looking good, nice and clean paint job as far as I can see. But I have a question, is there a reason why you didn't draw the windows corners round and the roof not more roundish further down on the sides ? Could you change the drawings for the ones listed on shapeways ?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #130 on: June 26, 2018, 10:32:26 AM »
The "Rhaetian Crocodile" stretches its brown nose out of the 450 metre long Wiesen I tunnel.

Very cool picture ! An inspiration to build it in 1/150 scale.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #131 on: June 26, 2018, 11:07:05 AM »

But I have a question, is there a reason why you didn't draw the windows corners round and the roof not more roundish further down on the sides ? Could you change the drawings for the ones listed on shapeways ?


Windows - the windows corners are rounded, but I've probably got too small a radius ?
Roof - mainly to get it to fit onto the chassis (incl weights) with no or minimal modification - my main intention was to try and get as low a roof line as possible within that limitation. There is a very slight curve down to the body sides, but its not that noticeable.
Drawings - sorry, not clear on what you mean ?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #132 on: June 26, 2018, 11:37:26 AM »
Windows - the windows corners are rounded, but I've probably got too small a radius ?




Sorry, this comparison is brutal but I am trying to explain what I was saying before. The front windows are bigger and have bigger radius rounded corners which give the model a whole different look. The side windows the same, bigger radius rounded corners. Same with the roof, it is much rounder.

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Roof - mainly to get it to fit onto the chassis (incl weights) with no or minimal modification - my main intention was to try and get as low a roof line as possible within that limitation. There is a very slight curve down to the body sides, but its not that noticeable.
Drawings - sorry, not clear on what you mean ?


I meant your CAD files you have uploaded to shapeways, would you consider to make those changes ?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #133 on: June 27, 2018, 11:13:16 AM »
Windows - the windows corners are rounded, but I've probably got too small a radius ?




Sorry, this comparison is brutal but I am trying to explain what I was saying before. The front windows are bigger and have bigger radius rounded corners which give the model a whole different look. The side windows the same, bigger radius rounded corners. Same with the roof, it is much rounder.

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Roof - mainly to get it to fit onto the chassis (incl weights) with no or minimal modification - my main intention was to try and get as low a roof line as possible within that limitation. There is a very slight curve down to the body sides, but its not that noticeable.
Drawings - sorry, not clear on what you mean ?


I meant your CAD files you have uploaded to shapeways, would you consider to make those changes ?

steve


THanks Steve - I see your point on the windows - my radiusing is too small, that would be relatively easy to amend when I have time.

The roof curve is more of a problem, as it would probably mean that either the chassis weights would need trimming down or increasing the overall height to compensate (both of which I was trying to avoid).

this was originally intended as "in the spirit of" ,rather than "exact"

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #134 on: June 29, 2018, 08:22:41 AM »
this was originally intended as "in the spirit of" ,rather than "exact"

Fair enough   :thumbsup:

steve

 

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