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Re: UK outline stock

Postby mattd10 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:26 pm

You are correct, 1mm difference scaling to a massive 45cm in full size. But my logic is that if you make a model a few mm shorter to fit on a motorised chassis it will be very hard for the naked eye to tell the difference.

At a normal viewing distance all of these small differences really aren't noticeable in T.
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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:39 am

Good point mattd10. I will however design the models to be able to be non-powered and powered compatible then.

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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:35 pm

Hey,

I've started work on a T gauge Class 90. I am please to say that the progress is good and it should be done by 4th July 2015.

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Re: UK outline stock

Postby dkightley » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:42 pm

I am please to say that the progress is good and it should be done by 4th July 2015.

Nice to hear your design is in its advanced stage....a few questions:

How will the finished loco be available?
What exactly will it be? A shell for a motorised chassis? If so, which one? A shell for a non-motorised chassis? Again, details please.
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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:15 am

dkightley wrote:
I am please to say that the progress is good and it should be done by 4th July 2015.

Nice to hear your design is in its advanced stage....a few questions:

How will the finished loco be available?
What exactly will it be? A shell for a motorised chassis? If so, which one? A shell for a non-motorised chassis? Again, details please.


Hi dkightley,

1) I have a few plans for the finished loco.
- It can be bought from Shapeways (if I'm allowed to open a Shapeways shop).
- It can be sold as a kit that contains everything (shell, chassis/underframe, bogie frames, etched pantograph etc.)
- I can actually paint and assemble it fully and send it.

2) It will be a non-powered model, this means that the overall dimensions, wheelbase and bogies etc will all be accurate. It wont just be a shell. The model contains the following:-
- Body shell
- chassis + Underframe
- Bogie frames

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Re: UK outline stock

Postby dkightley » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:37 am

I think we all look forward to seeing some photos of your first loco. Do post some to show the development as it progresses.
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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:33 am

dkightley wrote:I think we all look forward to seeing some photos of your first loco. Do post some to show the development as it progresses.


Sure will, I will be starting two threads in due course. The first thread will be only for the various projects and their progress. The second one would be only for finished models etc.

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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:34 am

Hey,

I will be posting CAD images of my T gauge Class 90 tomorrow.....

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Re: UK outline stock

Postby mattd10 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:41 am

Quick update: I've completed my class 313 and have uploaded it to shapeways. This has (as usual) thrown up a bunch of errors and areas where the wall thicknesses are less than ideal. Unfortunately where it's a fairly compact unit in real life it's hard to squeeze in the extra space without risking it not fitting on a chassis. I'm going to do what I can and then get one printed and see how it goes!
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Re: UK outline stock

Postby JBModels » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:12 pm

mattd10 wrote:Quick update: I've completed my class 313 and have uploaded it to shapeways. This has (as usual) thrown up a bunch of errors and areas where the wall thicknesses are less than ideal. Unfortunately where it's a fairly compact unit in real life it's hard to squeeze in the extra space without risking it not fitting on a chassis. I'm going to do what I can and then get one printed and see how it goes!


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