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Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« on: April 17, 2019, 05:24:44 PM »
I'm posting this as a teaser for a thread I will post later around making models of the Glasgow "Blue Trains" as built in the 1960's.

I'm in the middle of preparing the CAD and the models will be printed in resin by myself and possibly listed on Shapeways.

The models will not be rivet count perfect but a good scale rendition and will be designed to run on a Greenmax chassis.






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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 06:27:56 PM »
that your next project ?


looking good david thus far
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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 06:31:07 PM »
Its been an idea for about ten years, just never had the time or the CAD tools available.

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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 06:48:31 PM »
i saw a thread on rnweb glasgow blue trains modelling
dc kits suspect its the same principle but a larger scale
realinteresting train - take it you have fond memories ?

i saw one a long time ago at glasgow central david

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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 07:50:45 PM »
Love these and the AM10s. Superb design of cab fronts. I suspect the windows were tricky to manufacture and IIRC many of the designs with wrap around windows, like the Clacton units, were redesigned with flatter panes in later life.

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 07:56:59 PM »
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i used to work the AM10s (euston - bletchley ) when i first started on BR and stood on the seat minus shoes when I was 5 / 6 just to gain a view of the line ahead and the driver and how he operated.shame we have to have nothing ready to run but i admire the scratchbuilder fraternity
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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 08:05:30 PM »
With the curved windows the cabs had a proper face and were very distinctive.  When they later changed them to flat plate and worse painted them black and orange they became ugly.

The body I'm doing is universal as it was not modified for the new windows, they just inserted aluminium plates shaped to the old window frames and cut front facing flat window slots.

It should also be possible to model them as class 311s.

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 08:20:35 PM »
like the am10s bet they gain a scenic view but the stratchclyde PTE livery was a scottish jaffa cake agree prefer blue / grey or their iconic blue
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 09:19:49 PM »
I am interested in this for Glasgow North......
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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 09:24:01 PM »
I am interested in this for Glasgow North......

Hyndland Depot?  used to live next to it, and travelled to work in Airdrie as a new graduate engineer.

Hopefully the 3D prints will be available either direct from myself and/or Shapeways.

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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 09:36:58 PM »
Love these and the AM10s. Superb design of cab fronts. I suspect the windows were tricky to manufacture and IIRC many of the designs with wrap around windows, like the Clacton units, were redesigned with flatter panes in later life.

Bob

Although I express a dislike of 'multi coloured worms' I agree with Bob, especially as I was living in Wolverton from 1953 to 1964 and so travelled hugely on the AM10s. One of my transition era DVDs also shows a Clacton set in maroon livery and it looked very smart.
@crewearpley40 the layout 'Burshaw North Western' features AM10s and AL electrics.
David - I wish you all success with these 'Blue Trains' although the market might be quite small

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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 09:41:53 PM »
Love these and the AM10s. Superb design of cab fronts. I suspect the windows were tricky to manufacture and IIRC many of the designs with wrap around windows, like the Clacton units, were redesigned with flatter panes in later life.

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Although I express a dislike of 'multi coloured worms' I agree with Bob, especially as I was living in Wolverton from 1953 to 1964 and so travelled hugely on the AM10s. One of my transition era DVDs also shows a Clacton set in maroon livery and it looked very smart.
@crewearpley40 the layout 'Burshaw North Western' features AM10s and AL electrics.
David - I wish you all success with these 'Blue Trains' although the market might be quite small

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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 09:58:18 PM »
thanks mick

before i need my sleep, i have seen the impressive 'Burshaw North Western'.

david look forward to seeing the fruition over these units

and mick thanks for the info, i loved them in blue and blue / grey - those were the days
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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 10:24:51 PM »
Todays letter is B and the word is BEG

Enjoy these shots of slam door AM10 units 076 and 078 from 1975.

Pretty futuristic eh? We are just 8 years after the end of steam... Bob







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Re: Class 303 Glasgow Blue Train CAD and 3D print
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 10:47:28 PM »
As a trainspotter needless to say I 'cleared' all the AM10s and the AL electrics but never got to see the 'Blue Trains' in the flesh :(

 

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