Z scale narrow gauge trains

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zdrada69
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I also added passanger car with the luggage compartment. This one is motorized with 19 metre motorized chassis. Windows were added using Humbrol ClearFix. I got the train with steam engine workable. I was really positively surprised with realistic speed one can achive with T-gauge stock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0fqKq1 ... e=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD62kxb ... e=youtu.be

Kupzinger
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Hi. That looks really really good! I tried some narrow gauge in T as well, but the chassis chaked a lot due to the relative high center of gravity. Did you have this Problem as well?

Cheers from Austria
Kupzinger

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Kupzinger wrote:Hi. That looks really really good! I tried some narrow gauge in T as well, but the chassis chaked a lot due to the relative high center of gravity. Did you have this Problem as well?
Hi. Thanks for positive response to those models. It is true that chassis center of gravity may be a problem. This is evident with the steam engine. From visual point of view this locomotive is too high and it is not "stable" while running. I was able to add a bit of lead inside the locomotive to make it more stable. On the other hand the narrow gauge rails were rather kept in not very high quality and those trains run a bit uneasy (in turbulent way ??). This was the case at least in Poland. Some shaky movement can add realism...
With this engine I also wanted to use original chassis' coupling. This is the reason for beeing so high. I plan to have another one and I will try to have separate coupling mounted at the rear of the locomotive. I hope I will be able to have the chassis mounted more "inside" the engine and finally the locomotive will be lower and more stable.

Pawel

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I started some job on the motor car.Again this is 3D printed item from Shapeways after some painting. Windows were made using Humbrol ClearFix.

https://postimg.org/image/414tm8x9v/

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Hi Pawel,
pls, explain how to do the windows.
BR,
Siegfried

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rail450 wrote:Hi Pawel,
pls, explain how to do the windows.
BR,
Siegfried
To make windows I use Humbrol ClearFix. This is clear gel liquid. Do not shake before application to prevent creation of little air bubbles. For application I use toothpick. You get some gel on toothpick and touch all inside edges of the window to makke them "sticky". Than I apply some more gel with round movement from the edges to the centre of window. Finally window is ready and I remove the toothpick. The window is still wet and it take some time until gel get hard.

Pawel

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Motor car has been finished. Motorized chassis added. Again I am positively surprised with the low speed achived:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5qe3xjw70E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-9qdvsukc0

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I started another 3mm Z-scale narrow gauge engine. This time it is going to be "Brigadelok". The basic body is 3D printed from Shapeways.
Finally fount the way to insert pictures in the message :shock:

After cleaning and basic painting:
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The big Polish style front light was added.
Unfortunately I broke the chimney - new chimney with fire preventer was added.
I also change the look of the front of the engine by adding more realistic plastic profile (C shape).

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Hi,

These are extremely fine models! I also admire your painting of the windows and other details! Is still your still Hand or do you have other Tricks? :)

Cheers
Kupzinger

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Kupzinger wrote: These are extremely fine models! I also admire your painting of the windows and other details! Is still your still Hand or do you have other Tricks? :)
Cheers
Kupzinger

General painting (black) is done using Tamiya paints in can. Details are hand painted using acrylic paints.
My tricks are:
- 000 or 00000 brush (Revell)
- try to paint existing edges - in such case I mostly do not use the top of the brush but the side
- it is better to have rather dense paint - I do not use any thinner
- I noticed that good and concentrated visibility is very important to have your hand stable ! I use magnifiing lenses of this type:
http://mag-lamp.pl/products/Lupy-na-glo ... der&or=asc

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Next to have is passanger car. This one has beeespecially designed by fellow modeller from Germany to replicate the original one:
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Two steam engines:
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Short train:
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I love your work 8-)

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I have designed my own decals and started to use them on previusly made Z-scale narrow gauge (3mm) rolling stock. The first one is motor car:
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On the front there is also small number - impossible to make a photo (for me) but could be read with magnifier:
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Terrific stuff. Really like this narrow gauge application of T gauge.
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Those decals do look very nice...

What process did you use to create them?? And what print resolution were they printed at?
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I designed those decals in freeware Inkscape - the problem is that I had to make a CMYK legend for colours other than black and white due to the fact that this software do not use CMYK palette. Then I send it converted into curves in PDF format to the company who specializes in it in Poland: http://www.mf-zone.pl/. The cost is approx. 40 EURO for A4 sheet. The film could be a bit thinner...
There is also a company in Germany which is printingcustom made decals but they require Corel files. They look to be cheaper. http://www.decalprint.de/Webseite_2016/

I know that A4 is like "an ocean" for T scale.. In case someone would like to add some decals - please contact me privately. I can always add your design to my sheet. In my Z scale A4 is just like "a sea" so I can not quarantee short terms. As I mentioned those decals were my first ever so I will have to make some changes. I also have some fellow Z-scalers so I belive I will be preparing something in some days/weeks.

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Two steam engines got their decals:
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I did nothing with my Z narrow gauge using T scale rolling stock for a long time. In last days I decaled threee wagons waiting for a long time.
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Beautiful work! Love the steam locos. Very cool! Can't wait to see more.

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