View single post by teetrix
 Posted: Mon Feb 28th, 2011 08:01 pm
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Joined: Sat Nov 29th, 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 264
The story continues... A fellow modeller asked me for a model of the railcar, and I felt like having another, different one for me too.  Walls from teakwood maybe? Tempting... So I made the drawings and send them to my lasercutter. This is the result so far:

inner body with interior

side view, second cab still missing

front view

The assembling was quite difficult: The birch plywood warped during the staining - although I treated both side - and there was no chance to hide a bodge or fill a gap with putty.  So I reinforced the cabs with sturdy frames from .060 plywood and the sidewalls were stabilized by the inner body. The mitres were hand filed and adjusted to each other. Some edges need a bit of staining, but I'm pleased with the result so far. Now comes glazing, wiring, illuminating, the housings for the headlines will be made from styrene tube.


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