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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 8435 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #165 on: November 25, 2018, 08:31:43 AM »
Excellent detailed work Metroman, they look superb. :thumbsup:
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #166 on: November 25, 2018, 08:35:49 AM »
Excellent detailed work Metroman, they look superb. :thumbsup:

Thanks. You need to handle them carefully, they are fragile as most parts are etched to near scale, but I think they are worth the cursing and swearing and burnt fingers from the soldering iron. As soon as I get a chance, I will photograph some of the others.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #167 on: November 25, 2018, 10:38:27 AM »
The RhB publish outline drawings of their freight stock. You need to do a search for something like Datenblatt_Flachwagen_Typ_R-w_Serie_8082_-_8218 and you will find it in .pdf form. I've downloaded as many as I can find. Oddly nothing similar for passenger stock.

I have e-mailed MDS-Modell about purchasing bogie frames but I assume they were getting ready for Stuttgart so I'd hope to get something this week. For wheels in these I'm using Fox Valley 33" on 0.563" axles. Looks silly to me but it works!

For members of the N Gauge Society they do bogie kits and several are very close to RhB types, short wheelbase, coil controlled axles. I think they have the advantage of being plastic and so are modifiable more easily than Kato or MDS. £4.60 a pair + postage but you need to add wheels and couplers.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #168 on: November 25, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »
Here are some of my catenary masts. Expensive but worth it as they are pretty accurate. Cost anything between about £4 for a basic mast up to about £18 for a complex mast. I will ultimately need around 75 to 100 when I finally build my layout.










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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #169 on: November 25, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
They look great, though sadly my finances won’t stretch too far so mine will be, shall we say, representative and cheap!  :D

But should I win some spare dosh......... :thumbsup:
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #170 on: January 03, 2019, 09:38:42 AM »
RHBModellBahn.com sp-w (with kato ge 4/4 ii):


I think I'll get some "headboards" 3d printed to create one of the other sp-w variants.


Et voila:



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #171 on: May 26, 2019, 08:19:38 AM »
Has anyone got a decent side and end photo of Ge4/4 III 648 in Lanxess livery without reflections/light. I have a spare Kato body which I want to repaint and do my own decals for but cannot find a decent photo anywhere I can obtain a good grab for the lettering. Seems most shots are three quarter views which makes it impossible to get lettering right. I basically need four basic decals, one for the nose, plus one for the number and two for the side - the lettering and the name/number panel under the cab window.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #172 on: May 26, 2019, 08:45:18 AM »

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #173 on: May 26, 2019, 10:48:47 PM »
Has anyone got a decent side and end photo of Ge4/4 III 648 in Lanxess livery

For the Logo  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanxess#/media/File:LanXess-Logo.svg

For the shield  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhaetian_Railway_Ge_4/4_III

steve

Hi Steve

Thanks. However, I need the Lanxess text to be white and the background to be black as they are the wrong way round, something I cannot do on my version of Photoshop. The red line is the same either way.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #174 on: May 26, 2019, 11:16:59 PM »
Thanks. However, I need the Lanxess text to be white and the background to be black

Does this help ?



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #175 on: May 27, 2019, 07:38:30 AM »
Thanks. However, I need the Lanxess text to be white and the background to be black

Does this help ?



steve

Steve - you're a star. Many thanks.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #176 on: June 07, 2019, 03:24:38 AM »
Bought some decals from a land south of Switzerland and needles to say I am not happy with what I have received   :veryangry:



I know printing yellow decals on an Alps isn't easy. But if the graphic used to print the decals is bad, the print won't look any better. And if the Alps printer is damaged (overlay function clearly doesn't work anymore) then please don't sell these decals anymore. I saw a sample before I did let go of my hard earned money and it did look nowhere near this bad. Ah well, lesson learned, never again.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #177 on: Yesterday at 02:55:48 PM »
Just noticed that "TT Trams" on Shapeways now has Fau, Sb-t and Sb wagon bodies available. I feel an order coming on (his Fac is very good).

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tt-trams?section=--+RhB&s=0

 

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