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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2012 11:38 am
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Hi,

together with a friend I try to create an open summer coach for our Gn15 lines and this is the first throw




The underframe was first intended to represent a metal underframe, so I also made thin coverings for the frame with holes for rivets imitations at the right places (not shown in this picture)

Now I thougt about modeling the frame as wooden underframe but came to the conclusion that I didn't know so really how such a wooden underframe was constructed in a real prototype.

How are the different parts hold together? What connection elements do I have to model at which place?

Juergen




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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2012 11:53 am
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Juergen,
Very nice modeling! Please contact me by PM and send me your address (I have it somewhere but cannot find it!) and I will send you some drawings for your project.
Tom

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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2012 01:36 pm
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Tom--I took the liberty of removing your Email address--Not a good idea to send it out to the world.

Jurgen--Good to hear from you again. A typical underframe would be riveted, with pieces of angle stock as long as the main members are high, at he corners, to tie it all together.


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A great resource for American period railroad construction is a book called "Railway Car Construction" by William Voss. This book was originally published in 1892, but is available as a reprint.



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Your first throw looks like a winner! Nice job!


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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2012 09:44 pm
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Thanks for comments guys.

Herb, yes a metal frame is also what I'm am most familiar with and as I wrote, it was my first choice. But I think I want to make it different this time.

Elminero, thanks for the hint, I will look for the book.

Tom, thank you very much for the offer. I'm curious about your drawings.
The underframe will also serve as flatcar. My friend Juergen (KEG) has already used your diamond boogies under one. They look perfect.

(Models and photo JZ / KEG)




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Jeurgen fellers..

That is a very well done breezer...I hope the sides are some repeateable program....?:old dude:


really well done..

I made progress on my home today..and will move in soon and be able to make models soon after that..I itch all over.......non model buildinerismitis...An  'orrible thing when the shot is packed up...

Your litter green critter on flat car is very good looking little lokey too..thanks of the inspiration...;)




AND .. a foto for  fun...



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Hi Charley

You seem to have a 'magnet' to great photos !!!

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Hi Juergen

Real nice work.
Totaly love the passenger car & flat & engines !
Oh...& your figures; they look like they're enjoying their time on ' Toeffelholm '.

Cheers

Si.



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It's longer time ago, that I started this project.
I changed some details I didn't like and this is the way it looks like now.



I kept the steel frame look for the summer coach.

I want to use the same flat bed for transporting barrels, I think I will realize the wooden frame look for this.

Juergen

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Wow, that is so beautiful! I really like that little coach!



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