My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:28 pm

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by bazzer42 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:55 pm

That is one classy build Jim/John/James. Following with interest...

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Big Jim » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:18 pm

This is defiantly coming on leaps and bounds. It must be the season of the railbus.

This is looking great, I think the bogie design is top notch.
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:27 pm

It's certainly taking shape Jim. I love the motor bogie, a very workmanlike piece of construction. The whole thing is starting to appear now from the stack of components and we are starting to get a sense of its character.

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by James from Devon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:38 pm

Thanks for all the comments people!

Here is this week's update.... it's coming on faster than I expected.

RC and Sound kit will be ordered this week ready for fitting. I'm concentrating on the powered end of the multiple unit for now, the trailer car hasn't been touched this week.

Buffer beams and skirts going in:
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Mahogany strips for the sides above and below the windows being carefully cut out around the doors:
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Battery compartments and conduit tubes fitted:
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Underfloor view of the cable conduits for power and lighitng:
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The next images show bogie sides being made. I wasn't looking forward to making 8 of these so I made 1 and then made a silicone mould for resin casting of the set. The springs were hard but I came up with a method of winding solder around a silver steel bar. There can't be gaps in the spring or the mould wont work which rules out a normal spring:
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Completed trailing bogie ( paint not quite dry in the pic)
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Painting started, the sides will need 3/4 coats and rubbing down in between:
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Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the updates.

Cheers

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by ge_rik » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:46 pm

James from Devon wrote:
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Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the updates.
Cheers
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Hi Jim,

My goodness, there is some very imaginative work going on there. The results are really good, it's very interesting following the progress and the result promises to be something really exceptional. Keep the updates coming please!

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by steamer68 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:01 pm

Fantastic work James coming along nicely thanks for the updates on this great build. :thumbleft:
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:37 pm

Great idea for the bogie sides.... I hate multiples!
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by River Lin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:43 pm

This is coming along beautifully. The finished model will be something to be proud off..
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:21 pm

As usual James you make it all look so easy to achieve the great results you produce.

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by James from Devon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:33 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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As usual James you make it all look so easy to achieve the great results you produce.
Thank you Tom....of course, you only see the pictures that I choose at the end of the day. I spare you guys the frustrated shouting / pile of broken / dropped / wrong parts in the bin and my wife bringing me coffee to calm me down .... When I set out building the railway, I had imagined that the most pleasure would come from sitting in the garden on a sunny evening watching the trains run around... I never thought that so much pleasure could come from making my own stock ;)
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:45 pm

I couldn't agree with you more James... the pleasure of seeing something you have made yourself and knowing the effort which has gone into it is far in advance of anything 'off the shelf' running round your garden.
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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by philipy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:41 am

Looking good Jim.
Interesting that you chose to mould the bogie sides rather than 3D print them. Presumably you decided that trying to clean up 8 complicated surface prints to a decent standard would be too problematic?

Agree with your comment about the pleasures of building. I've found before that people are sometimes bemused by the fact that I can spend ages getting something built, run it once or twice and then do nothing more with it.

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Re: My Winter Project - 2 Car Multiple Unit

Post by pandsrowe » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:57 am

James, that's truly inspirational. Would you be so kind as to pass on details as to your moulding and casting techniques?
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