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Here are some photos of a beautiful laser coach kit done by Daniel Caso. He had several made for himself and sent me one to see how badly I could mangle it. Daniel did the cad work and had a gentleman in Argentina do the laser cutting. My thanks to Daniel for the great gift and I hope my workmanship won't detract from the quality of his efforts.



Here are the parts, everything except for an underframe and roof, but I made those with 1:64 ply for the roof and various spruce sizes for the underframe.

The coach is coming together-all parts fit exactly. The kit is made from thin MDF board which has no grain. Finishing requires priming and light sanding to make a smooth surface for the paint.

The shop foreman hammers on the roof pieces.  The body is painted with Model Master Intermediate Blue and white. You can see the bench seats inside. Even the little step stool was supplied!



Here's an end view to show how narrow the 2 foot gauge coach is.  Brake wheels and rods are yet to be added, but the fine little coach is already in service on the Mogollon Railway. Also shown are some of the miners riding inside.



And here she is. The coach rides on some Bachmann On30 leaf spring archbar trucks which scale out fine for a 2 footer in a larger scale. Now the miners have a nice ride to work and the railroad has a new piece of equipment. Thank you Daniel Caso for such a wonderful model.           Woodie 



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OOOOoooo pretty :)


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Nice kit and an excellent job putting it together.



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Yep, that is one fine little coach!!:apl:

Daniel and his friend in Argentina did a really fantastic job on it.

I count myself as blessed to have seen it with my own squinty eyes before Woodie had a chance to try mangling it. Those parts were just be-a-u-tiful. No grain to get in the way, all the cutting nice and clean.

I was over to Woodie's the other day and got to see it in all it's glory, though I didn't get a chance to put her through her paces on the tourist line or nothing.

Hmmm...wonder how long that interior stays pristine with all those drunken miners being transported?:mex:

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Must be wet in the Lone Star state- that "new" coach has rusty handrails already!

Great job Woodie and Daniel!

How did those "old tired eyes" do such a nice job cutting the color line between the body color and the sash?

I want a ride!


Herbie:old dude:

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Well done that,s a :moose::moose::moose::moose: job in my book. Congrats to both of you.

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Oh yeah that's nice!

Outstanding work from concept to build, well done all! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:



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Herb-Daniel did such a great job on the design, painting was a no brainer. The window sashes are separate pieces that fit so well, I almost didn't have to use glue! And the rusty handrails, well that's what I like. They were white but with constant use and dirty miners' hands...you get the idea. As I suspected, there is a lot of interest in this model and Daniel may just make the kits available. The US guys could use this and the Euro guys can build one also. What a wonderful design.  Woodrow



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That's an awesome coach! Excellent looking laser cutting as well. I'd buy one!

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Hi Woodie and all:
                            Thank you ALL for the  nice words. Indeed, this first try with laser cuttings has left a wonderfull experience and a new monster: how to get home one of those laser cutting machines? It is really just amazing!
                            I designed the coach with  Google's 3D drawing Sketchup program and it was translated to CAD by Lucas Gargoloff, the Argentine friend who also arranged the cuttings in Buenos Aires  (who is presenting this days a new range of (sorry) 0n30 kits representing two coaches of "La Trochita", a 750mm gauge line in south Argentina. still steam operated by Henschel and Baldwin Mikados from 1922.) Without his and Ernesto Ceriana's help there would be no coach kit  at all.
                            The coach is designed after shaking in a dark box averything I've seen about narrow gauge and everything I've been imagining about it.
                            It was unavoidabkle to consider going commercial with this and other kits, but after several reflections and comments on the matter I concluded that it would be the faster way of destroying the pleasure of my hobby and turning it bitter. So I desisted. But: with no commercial intentions at all I would be very pleased to make a small production of this coach -and possible other kits that  I've been designing for myself- and just sell them for the costs + posting. I am now looking for a laser cutting company here in Holland and once I have a clear idea about how many coaches  must let be cut I will come up with a real price. So if someone here would like to order some of the coaches, please let me know so I can have an indication about the total number to be ordered.
                           
                            Why do I do it this way?
                            Well, 1n20  is not the most popular scale/gauge one can imagine. In terms of commerce one would do better at thinking in 0n30 or even H0. So not for me. But since I still really want to see  running in my layout the things I am designing and will keep doing them, there is no reason not to share the results with other modellers. Not  being able to reach the same quality in every area of the hobby, I would really appreciate if other fellow modellers would do something similar and share here so we can enjoy also the products of their talents. Finaly, it is a great pleasure this kind of scale-tourism: to see the coach born from my imagination running for example on the Mogollon Ry tracks that I so often contemplated through this and other forums. It is just amazing!

                          Thank you all.

                                       Daniel
                           

                           
                           



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