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by jesse6669
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

Re: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions

Certainly! :D

I made extended couplers using the Shapeways "professional plastic". I'm still working to perfect them, so not selling them yet but you could design similar. The plastic is strong enough however to bear use--this is a good thing--even though not very detailed.
by jesse6669
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

Re: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions

Thought the group would like to see how the 23M chassis fits the RDC-1. Not technically accurate since the prototype is 68 feet and the T-gauge chassis works out to be about 54 feet on truck centers.. but it's ok. I'm going to try stretch the chassis to prototype length; it shouldn't be too difficul...
by jesse6669
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Some NS Decals! (US prototype)
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Re: Some NS Decals! (US prototype)

They look fantastic! Will be doing more...
by jesse6669
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A Conrail (patched) GP40
Replies: 4
Views: 3201

A Conrail (patched) GP40

A work in progress... this is one of my GP40's (on Shapeways) and decals can be found at CMR Products (you need to special request they resize for T-scale, but they can do the decals in their catalog). Yes it needs trucks (bogies for the non-Yanks) and I'm working on that, at least some free-rolling...
by jesse6669
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 9455

Re: Windows

In the past, I made some Pennsylvania RR coaches with clear decal film as windows. I cut a strip slightly larger than the window height, then applied to the body, I added some MicroSet (not Micro Sol) and when dried I sprayed with Glosscote. I thought it looked great (rummages around for old picture...
by jesse6669
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Forum still very quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 5961

Re: Forum still very quiet

I'm getting time to become more active again, so I'll be here and am currently working on some North American prototype projects. I do think Facebook is a bit of a double-edged sword. I'm sure there are people who view only on FB and not on the forum, but FB does add exposure. I try to post in both ...
by jesse6669
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Low Moor Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 36953

Re: Low Moor Layout

Very nice! I love the broad curves, and the chemical plant. Looks like it runs very smoothly.
by jesse6669
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Some NS Decals! (US prototype)
Replies: 2
Views: 3032

Some NS Decals! (US prototype)

I'm getting a set of NS "Operation Lifesaver" decals made and will test them out on one of my GP40-2 dummy shells.. This is the prototype: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3318985 I've always been ham-strung by the limitations of the inkjet printer (no whites) so this has got me ...
by jesse6669
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

Re: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions

Thanks Doug, not quite long enough but still helpful information!
by jesse6669
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A CN RDC
Replies: 1
Views: 2365

A CN RDC

Hi guys, I am getting a bit of T-scale modeling done. I wanted to try the Shapeways FXD (what they're now calling "Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic") so I had them print up a couple of the RDC shell. I did one in CN which is quite a distinctive paint scheme with the black band on the windows and red en...
by jesse6669
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Class 67 arriving at your letterbox
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: Class 67 arriving at your letterbox

Mine has also arrived and I have to say I’m very impressed! It looks as though the livery is printed directly to the shell as it’s got very crisp lines and really looks the part. ... Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but a class 67 is a bo-bo so only has 2 axles anyway? Hopefully we’ll see som...
by jesse6669
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

Re: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions

Distance between truck centers in US parlance. I think what you're calling a "pivot" ie. the pin on which the bogie pivots. Same as the distance between center of the truck bolsters.
by jesse6669
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 23 Metre Chassis dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

23 Metre Chassis dimensions

I’m looking for the distance from truck (bogie) center to center on the 23 metre chassis. Thanks in advance! And yes, I m baaaack :D
by jesse6669
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Chassis dimensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 19442

Re: Chassis dimensions?

Could it fit diagonally in an un-powered locomotive or freight/passenger car shell?
by jesse6669
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Educate me on decals
Replies: 6
Views: 8329

Re: Educate me on decals

My findings were that inkjet printing is the best quality for decals; The white-backed decal paper was too thick (hence why I paint models white which also serves to prime them). I sealed decals on the paper with Dullcote, but I think any good lacquer-based clear coat will work. Lacquer is best beca...
by jesse6669
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Educate me on decals
Replies: 6
Views: 8329

Re: Educate me on decals

Hi Vince, I found individual decals for logos, number, etc were just waaayyyy too small to cope with in T. So I started using what I call the "full side" decal which works the following way: 1. Design a decal to fit the entire side or even wrap over the top of the model. 2. Print on decal paper (ava...
by jesse6669
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Back (Sortof)
Replies: 2
Views: 3669

Back (Sortof)

Sorry for the long absence my fellow T-gaugers. Work and personal matters have conspired to keep my modeling to a minimum for the last couple of years. I may be able to start again on some T items soon, probably next year. It still intrigues me! And now Shapeways as FXD.. :) hehe. I'm glad to see so...
by jesse6669
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Lettering on Engines/Rolling stock
Replies: 11
Views: 19239

Re: Lettering on Engines/Rolling stock

Here's a brief tutorial I did on making (what I call) full-side decals; Doug Kightley is also doing this technique on his Class 170 and Class 180.

http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=116

I think between his tips and mine you can get the general idea!

Jesse
by jesse6669
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Official 3 axle truck motor units!
Replies: 14
Views: 14095

Re: Official 3 axle truck motor units!

You mean like this? I made this last year some time..http://www.shapeways.com/model/292793/e ... erialId=61

Not sure how it will fit on the new chassis, but looks promising!
by jesse6669
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 15669

Re: Decorating a CN FP9

Did you have to clean the FUD model before applying the paint/decals? After cleaning your 3D printed model, does it become white or dull? I usually give the shells a scrub in hot soapy water with a stiff artists brush (1/4" or so). That removes the excess gunk, the slimy gunk that seems to be left ...