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TrainMan2001's N Scale Trains and Projects
#31
Old Slow Coach?
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#32
Very close. I initially thought so too since it looked long and didn't have broad windows, though I knew it was a brake coach. After counting the windows, my conclusion is you're making the Old Coaches that appeared only in Season 1. Will they use an Annie/Clarabel chassis, and will one side be painted teak like on the original models? I'd expect you're making them in anticipation of James (whose prototype was revealed a few weeks ago).
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Yep, that's correct! They are the old coaches. I'll probably scratchbuild the chassis or design one to be 3d printed.
Modeling the LNER (and some Thomas stuff) in OO Scale.
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So, not exactly a "progress" report, but a few photos from earlier in the process of Ffarquhar Sheds. I made them from 0.75mm thick plasticard and am currently cutting out pieces of the roof from 1.5mm thick plasticard (it's actually really hard to cut!).
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And here is the beginning of Annie and Clarabel, who are going to be done like their original RWS appearance, but with some added real-life detail as well. Thomas will eventually have details added to him too, once I work up the confidence.
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3D Concept

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I haven't done much with the old coaches because I did something out of order, which needs to be fixed.
Modeling the LNER (and some Thomas stuff) in OO Scale.
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(03-12-2021, 03:10 PM)TrainMan2001 Wrote: I am currently cutting out pieces of the roof from 1.5mm thick plasticard (it's actually really hard to cut!).
Rather than trying to cut through thick plasticard with a craft knife, you might want to get a scriber (also known by modellers as a 'scrawker' or 'skrawker'). This has a hook shaped blade that actually removes a very thin sliver of plastic as you draw it towards you (rather than just trying to displace the plastic each side of a knife blade, which is what makes it so hard to cut thick material).

Also great for scribing (obviously!) panel lines, woodgrain, etc. Mine is a REALLY USEFUL tool.



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Thanks Chrisjo!
Modeling the LNER (and some Thomas stuff) in OO Scale.
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#37
1.5mm thick plasticard??? Wow...I don't think I have seen the likes of that. The biggest I have played with is .80
I think I would have to get me one of those mini tablesaws if I was going to be cutting up that Thick but then again, that wouldn't help with cutting out windows. :-/

https://www.micromark.com/mini-powertool...table-saws
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#38
Hey everyone, it's been a while, but I have an update. First off, I've decided to make a scene inspired by this one. The only difference is that it'll be done as a single track line.

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Here's the track layout:

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After getting the track glued down, I began weathering the track using a process inspired by one I found on RMWeb. First, I painted the sleepers chocolate (that was the color I had to hand), then I painted the rails in rust. After that, I weathered the sleepers using Tamiya mud, snow, and soot. Here are a few pictures of the track.

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I feel like this is beginning to come together, which is pretty nice! I'd also like to do the watermill sometime, although I don't know when that would be.
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Love what you have done with the weathering T-Man. :heart: :)
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Thanks, Super!
Modeling the LNER (and some Thomas stuff) in OO Scale.
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