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My first 'decent' card train
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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2016 05:39 pm
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wahiba
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I have been trialing with card bodies for some time. It started with trams and moved to light rail. I have been using surplus chassis from redundant stock (Undergorund Ernie) or any other chassis around. I recently acquired 5 chassis for a Jouef Model of a French diesel loco and decided to use this as the basis for a freelance light rail train.



The original diesel loco with body.



The Chassis as it was on the loco. I actually only acquired two full locos. The other three were as chassis only.

I decided on a three car layout, centre powered unit pushing and pulling. For the end cars I made up my own chassis and bogies. chassis is perspex sheet and the bogies plastic channel from a DIY shop, brass tube from model shop and wheels from Hornby. 14mm dia to match chassis. A bit big for Light Rail I think, but it is freelance.


I have tried two types of body. One with printed windows the other with cut out windows with acetate sheet behind. I think the latter looks more realistic but as the interiors tend to be filled with chassis etc. I have settled, at least for these models with the cut out windows with dark card behind.

Cutting out the bodies by hand is not too difficult, but the windows need the Cameo.


Printed Centre Car on glossy photo card.



Trial model with cut out windows. Ink jet printer ran out while printing but as it was a trial I used it anyhow.



After the trial I introduced a few modifications to the design and this is my best effort so far. Bits need adding and the bogies need covering and that is work in progress.



My first decent three car train. Centre car has the grey card behind the windows which i will try on all coaches with the next effort. There are two more trains waiting to be assemble, once I have finished off the extra bogies required and bought some more wheels.

David



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http://www.tramcard.com
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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2016 09:06 pm
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Nice work David!



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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2016 09:45 pm
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Very nice!  I will try some of your card models for my project.  I tried a couple of Japanese card models and I think it is my modeling skills that need improvement.




Last edited on Thu Sep 8th, 2016 09:45 pm by bobquincy



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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 07:22 am
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I have been dabbling with card modelling for a while now and is certainly not as easy as it seems to do a really good job. However, if you want to try something quickly then it has a lot going for it. My modelling aspirations are to make and finish rather than producing a work of art.

You monorail model is a great example of what can be done quickly. Keep up the good work.

David



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 Posted: Thu Oct 13th, 2016 01:59 am
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Nice work David, I'm new to paper modeling and so far built a TT scale engine shed  for my steam tramway  using the Silhouette Portrait cuting machine. I seriously consider a paper body for the  bicabine steam tramway, closed wagon and high sided wagon.
Jacques



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