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by grahame
Tue May 19, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

The FP7 has the following dimensions: 38.18 mm x 6.82 mm and 9.46 mm The EMD F7 has the following dimensions: 33.9 mm x 6.94 mm x 9.04 mm The FP7 fits the smallest motorised chassis, the 16M as shown by this thread: http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=116 So what chassis is the EMD F7 ...
by grahame
Tue May 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

I am pretty sure the motorised chassis can be rescued but will need 4 replacements springs. What is a good place for them over here in the USA?
by grahame
Tue May 19, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

DISASTER STRIKES https://www.shapeways.com/product/9A5FKA96B/emd-f7-a?li=shop-results&optionId=1989984 The body shell of the F7 is too short and too narrow for the 16M chassis (smallest available). http://www.tgauge.com/product/187/2/16-metre-motorised-chassis When I say too short, I mean this is af...
by grahame
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

Minor addition..the ladders on the side of the locomotive have now been added. The flash makes the paint surface look a bit grainy. This is nowhere near as bad in real life. I think we are ready for a motor and some wheels now. http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae58/grahament/NampWF7_zpspcxblq6a.jpg
by grahame
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

Re: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

Thanks everyone, I am quite pleased with it although I do say so myself. I think the matt black spray came out nicely. The key is not too much paint and stand about 9-12 inches back from the model. I gave it a total of 3 light applications from each side, angle on to get the front and back as well. ...
by grahame
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery
Replies: 17
Views: 23615

T Scale EMD F7 in Norfolk and Western livery

Thanks to Shapeways and CCE Trains for the body shell. It was inspired by the Micro Trains version in Z scale: http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Micro-Trains-Z-F7-A-Unit-NW-p/mtl-98001342.htm I decided to go for this livery for two reasons. 1. I really like the F7 in black and 2. I think this lends its...
by grahame
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green
Replies: 5
Views: 7985

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Cheers! I think I might have a shot now at an F7 A unit, my favourite American locomotive:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/281807/ ... erialId=61
by grahame
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green
Replies: 5
Views: 7985

Re: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

Finished train heading for the tunnel:

http://youtu.be/wUV2JwIXtNw
by grahame
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Warship Class 42 British Railways Green
Replies: 5
Views: 7985

Warship Class 42 British Railways Green

My new T gauge locomotive is completed. It's not perfect I know, but I am pretty pleased with how she turned out. Body shell by Shapeways and no brush ever touched the model. That was a decision I took right from the start. As always, don't get too close. I have just finished a set of Mk1 Crimson an...
by grahame
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 16406

Re: Decorating a CN FP9

Ah OK..I was looking at the larger dimension of 35.5....now I see. Thanks.
by grahame
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 16406

Re: Decorating a CN FP9

This is where I get motorised chasses..

http://www.tgauge.com/section/2/va/rolling-stock

which one would be correct for the EMD F7:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/281807/ ... erialId=61
by grahame
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 16406

Re: Decorating a CN FP9

Thank you!!!!
by grahame
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 16406

Re: Decorating a CN FP9

Did you make your own F7 body shell? I would like to get one of those. I am working on a T scale Warship Class 42, British Railways Dark green version... which I got from Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/model/250042/ ... erialId=61
by grahame
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Steam outline experiment
Replies: 17
Views: 21172

Re: Steam outline experiment

Ozrail wrote:Anyway I've attached some picture of it connected to a rack of MK1 coaches, ........
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I'm about to create some Mk1 coaches using the vinyl overlays that you would have used. Any tips to making an excellent job of this..as you clearly have done? :D
by grahame
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: T Scale Class 42 Warship
Replies: 4
Views: 4493

T Scale Class 42 Warship

Today I received my 3D printed Class 42 body shell from Shapeways in the USA. It is very wonderful. The detail is amazing (USA 1 cent for scale..slightly smaller than a 1p coin for UK readers). I hope I can do it justice. Step 1 is done. Sprayed British Railways Dark Green. Hoping to produce a T sca...
by grahame
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Atlas Conductalube
Replies: 3
Views: 4793

Atlas Conductalube

My N and Z scale friends have been raving about this product. Electrically conductive lubricant/cleaner from Atlas. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006O3U5C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I must say I was a bit skeptical but decided to give it a try. The ultimate test was on my preci...
by grahame
Sat May 10, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Autumn Foliage comes to BR Pangbourne - T Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Re: Autumn Foliage comes to BR Pangbourne - T Scale

This video shows the scale, 10p and a 25 cent coin.

by grahame
Sat May 10, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Autumn Foliage comes to BR Pangbourne - T Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Autumn Foliage comes to BR Pangbourne - T Scale

After a successful motor replacement the 9 car HST is running full throttle through BR Pangbourne, Berkshire with added autumn foliage.

by grahame
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Clean the track as well
Replies: 3
Views: 5134

Re: Clean the track as well

p.s. I have tried the so called "activating oil" but this never seems to do much for me. If you like to use it..reapply after this cleaning process.