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Author Topic: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)  (Read 3025 times)

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 04:06:19 PM »
Yes, great job there, should look excellent.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 09:07:48 PM »
Inter wagon loading ramps.  Block color detail later.



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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2018, 12:25:42 AM »
Trial fit to figure out best way to assemble.  It needs details fitted, paint touch-up, and paint details.



There are two vehicles I will need to make to link the HOBC to the MFS-100 units at both ends, and here are the gaps.





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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2018, 12:18:01 PM »
OK basic units assembled.  I'm going to give them a good going over to tidy up the FUD.  Paint and filing goes a long way but the paint lifts fibers that I will now remove with a fiberglass brush.  The paint "The Army Painter" "Demonic Yellow" is a good match for Network Rail (how appropriate  :D) and comes as an undercoat spray can and a 100% matched acrylic paint, makes this task very straightforward.  I will also add a few metal plates to ease the slight curvature of some of the chassis.

Once I am happy with the paint details the models will get a spray of Humbrol enamel gloss varnish.  This is a very effective surface leveler and prepares the surface for transfers, after which a final spray of Satin varnish will give a good final surface.




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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2018, 12:36:31 PM »
Wow :goggleeyes: This is going to be a beastie!

I also think it's very brave to admit you're a few wagons short of a full train ;)

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 12:52:24 PM »
Wow :goggleeyes: This is going to be a beastie!

I also think it's very brave to admit you're a few wagons short of a full train ;)

 :D If you want people who are a few packets short of a load, they are all up the road from me at the castle today.

The real train can have upwards of 54 wagons of which 44 are the ballast wagons.  I think 10 is enough and even this gives a 20 wagon train, more than enough for two Farish Class 66 to move.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2018, 12:38:10 AM »
A bit of steam heat and brass plates to remove the curves.  This is important as the offload ramp would be well above the loading gauge if the curves remain.  It is worth spending a bit of time anticipating what the 3D printed FUD will do with time.  It will curl if it can so now is the time to strengthen it.






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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2018, 07:58:55 AM »
Very nice.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2018, 08:37:55 PM »
Given the double articulated design of the bogies I decided to give the first unit a test run.  The result was very successful and showed that I need 0.5mm washers above the combined articulation units to allow them to tilt and adjust to points and the inter-board connections on our club modular layout.


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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2018, 10:58:31 AM »
A few hydraulic pipes






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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2018, 11:13:55 AM »
Looking good. They still look a little large next to the 68, but I admit I've never studied the prototype that closely.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2018, 11:21:04 AM »
That's what I thought as well until I checked them against drawings.  They are absolutely on the limit of the loading gauge for main lines and are restricted on some routes due to clearance

this photo shows how much clearance under overhead wires.




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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2018, 11:30:14 AM »
Bit scary, I imagine there must be some tunnels where the contact wire is even lower.

Certainly coming on nicely, going to look great when it's done.

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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2018, 10:09:04 PM »
That's what I thought as well until I checked them against drawings.

Hi,

Do you know of a source for drawings of the MFS-D and -SB?

Eldest son is attempting a CAD from photos, but could do with more accurate measurements.

Best regards

Iain


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Re: Full HOBC Train (well a few wagons shorter)
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2018, 10:16:13 PM »
I have the D drawing, PM me your email address.

It would be nice if he can generate a 3D print on Shapeways.

 

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