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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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Woodie:
             You have made a very nice job. (I suspect your colours choice is reflecting something comming up from you heart since they are those of our Argentine flag.)
             Are the coupler pockets you've installed comercially available? From who?
They look very well.
              I also like the rough finish of the roof edges. That is what I saw everytime Iooked at small gauge material here.
             The figures gives it a very special realm.
             Thank you for the privilege!

                                    Daniel
            
             
             
           
            

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Daniel-the pin & link coupler pockets are made up of styrene pieces on this model. For equipment like heavy ore cars and locomotives, I will solder the same thing from brass. I make the links from small brass strips with an elongated hole in each end and I use Model Shipways 10MM eyebolts for the pins. The roof was made from 1/64 aircraft plywood and covered with "scale" tarpaper strips made from coffee filter paper painted with black paint and glued down with white glue.

Running a railroad using link & pin couplers is not as "user friendly" as operating with automatic knuckle couplers....but I love the couplers and even my operating buddy Mopman has come to appreciate the hassle now. Mr Sullivan got to run a bit, but he will have to put in a few more hours to get the "hang" of them. Each operator has a pair of tweezers to aid in the coupling and when things go right, it is a joy to behold...when things go wrong, well you get the idea.

I was not thinking about the Argentine flag when I painted the car, the blue is a "standard" Mogollon Railway color. The ore cars are painted this color and the insulated boxcar is blue also. What a happy coincidence the colors turned out to be. I had originally thought about dark green(I painted it that color first) but really hated how it looked. So, blue it is! Thanks for the pleasure of building this kit of yours, I know that you will have to make many more, the guys are "hot" for it!

               Woodie

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Woodie:
             Thamk you once more.
             Probably it's again me with my niwbie's questions, but why not use for the links brass rings a bit "flattened" at the sides?
             Coincidence  with the colours! I understand that green was much too neat and conventional for Mogollon Ry. Your colour scheme fits perfect the III world athmosphere of Mogollon.
             Yes, the kit is being appreciated. That is very stimulating. I hope I'll find soon a way of arranging the cuttings here. I am now pretty unpatient to see the other designs also done!

                                Daniel
            
   

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Daniel-I have made links using 2 of the eyepins soldered into a piece of brass tubing which is then flattened but have found that just cutting links & drilling them is easier and I love easier. As for third world paint schemes, that's what I go for. The real Mogollon, New Mexico is up in the mountains and is/was very "rough and tumble" even today as an old almost ghost town. The medium blue color is something I like and an old photo of a Silver City, Pinos Altos, & Mogollon ore train(my inspiration) which had been hand colored in 1914 shows the cars to be this very color! My replica of the SCPA&M caboose is painted in a "mineral red" color, again like the hand tinted photo.  The real railroad never had a fine coach like yours, but my version of the old railway is very proud of the new passenger car. Be assured it will travel many, many miles on the twisty old track.

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Woodie:
             Well. it seems that it will be a long way until my to rollingstock will be operating decently. Until now link/_ Pin operatin in scale is just theory for me.
            Originaly I planned to use Kadee´s  and when laying the track for the )until now only' module I installed  four `under the track`Kadee magnets. They do their work good, but they do some unwanted and unasked work too: Wrightlines skips tend to dance Salsa when slowly passing the magnets. That is because the no/nonmagnetic axles, I asume. But I wouldn´t even consider to alter those wonderfull wheels. So Kadee must go. I´ll need to do a lot of work now to remoive /from beneth/ the magnets. Otherways I would need to install those terrible noisy Kadee electromagnetic uncouplers. I still have two of them but I´ll give first link & pin operation a try.
            I´ve received yesterday a mail from Lucas Gargoloff, the Argentine friend who translated my Sketchup drawings to CAD and arranged the laser cuttings in Argentina. He has just joined Free Rails and tells me  he is amazed by your work with Mogollon Ry..
             I understand that very well.

                                       Daniel
            

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Daniel,

I have a small layout with the under the track magnets. I had all sorts of problems until I changed over to plastic wheelsets. Now it works just fine.

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Trebor:

           Yes. I understand that.  But I have a dozen of those wonderfull 1/32 scale Wrightlines skips. They are white metal and epoxy glued. They are just PERFECT in every aspect. No way I am going to try to remove the wheelsets for replacement. Among other things because even their tiny wheels are prototype (curly spoked, rigth size, right profile, etc); but most of all because they run as Swiss watches.

          I thinki I will give link & pin operation a seriuos try and then see. One of the most interesting aspects of our hobby is that we are constasntloy learning, changing, re-starting, adapting,etc. May be, if link & pin operation becames too frustrating, I will reconsider it. But first I want to give it a chance.

          I am a bit confused now and don´t know if I have picked up the idea here or somwhere else: a few days ago I saw someone had installed under the table magnets but  with a sliding mechanism that alows it to stay out from track except when needed. I like that idea a lot. But still remains the fact that a 20` gauge railway with automatic couplers seems not too prototypical.

         I must confess that if Woodie hasn´t saved the whole thing with his roll as  RCC Guru, I´d choosed for giving up every operation and concentrate on building static models. Some guys as Marc reusser are doing wonderful work that way.

          But don´t misunderstand me: NOTHING IS DEFINITIVE in this hobby.

 

                               Daniel

       

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Daniel-the plastic wheels and axles are one way, the sliding magnets or maybe electro magnets are another way. As for prototypical, when I was in Clifton, Arfizona-the "cradle" of 20 inch gauge railroads in the US-I saw a 4 wheel ore car with knuckle couplers. At the Phelps Dodge mining office, there is a display of mine cars and an electric trolley loco, also 20 inch. While looking at the stuff, I noticed that one of the cars had the knuckles. I took a photo(which I will have to find) with my cap nearby to show the size. The couplers were as small as some I have seen on miniature railroads in parks, but there they were on this old piece of mining equipment. So, there is indeed a prototype for everything. I know that many modelers who use link & pin couplers don't really operate their trains, being content to watch them run around. When you get into operations, making trains, setting out cars and picking them up, and other switching moves, things can get kind of crazy. At times, I have thought about installing knuckles on my stuff but I know that these wou't stay coupled on twisting, jumpy, roller coaster track so I stay with l&p's. Another idea is to remove the magnets and use a pointed stick like a bamboo sqewer used for grilling. The sticks can slip between the knuckles and uncouple the cars very easily. Sometimes, old technology is better suited than high tech for solving problems.

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Woodie:

           Hmmm....

           One thing is sure: the magnets must go.

           Another aspect is that in your case, Mogollon has just a small depth you must reach for coupling/uncoupling. My modules are 2'deep and also if in most cases the track don't reach that distance from the viewer my bad eyes may become an issue with l & p couplers.  Anyway I won't decide without a realo experience, so you know what I am going to do next.

           I really really like the look of l & P couplers. May be we need some expertise here to design a cheap, good working link & pin RC coupler system.  I've just met someone here who has been working for years with mini-servos. A retracting pin is not unthinkable...

         HYmmm...

 

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Daniel-it's something to think about. Yes, the narrow sections are ideal for "pulling the pins", there are a couple of areas on the layout where it really is a pain. I have found that the links need to be longer, at least 1 scale foot, for backing operations as the small links tend to bind up on tight curves with grades when being pushed. I am running ore cars and other equipment with 2 trucks(bogies) so the push/pull loads are a little different and the sharp curves are possible with longer links also. Some kind of "automatic" pin puller via r/c could be made...anything is possible. But then, each car would need to have this feature when cutting cars, etc. If only there were a race of 3/8 scale humans who would love old trains....what a thought!       Woodie

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:apl:Very nice design Daniel. Following a vision on a computer screen or just an idea thru to a completed project can be extremely rewarding. Sharing with a friend.......Priceless!!

Woody, far from a "mangle"; excellent modeling and weathering of your fine coach!!A great addition to the Mogollon Railroad! Outstanding photo's Guys!!

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Thanks James. Daniel's kit is the best, bar none. As I stated somewhere, the parts almost don't need glue, matter of fact, the bench seats inside are not glued in place but rather "snap" in place.Daniel is a master of such things. Also, most of the Mogollon equipment is mangled, I just wanted to do the best I could to show off Daniel's fine work. What you can't really see are the "passengers" inside-one is drinking booze, another wants his bottle, another is laughing at those two, a fellow is almost asleep with a cigarette in hand, and overlooking this chaos is a fellow holding a carbine just in case. A typical day for miners.

          Woodie

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Woodie:

                  I WANT MY COACH BACK!!!

                                     :)

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Daniel-the fellow with the carbine says "no way"...and he is holding the gun! Have pity on those poor miners, they used to have to ride in open ore cars to work but now have the luxury of a nice coach they can ride in.

I have installed a brake staff with a bar and knob rather than a brake wheel. I do hope the train crews can accept this as they are set in their ways....well, they are plastic!         Woodie

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Woodie:

            Hmm...

           I don't see any brake staff or knob...

           (May be I must look again...)

                                     Daniel

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Daniel,

I don't think Woodie has posted a new picture yet. He was out of brake wheels when the build was completed and was wanting something else to use, even a simple 1/32nd spanner.

We gotta order more details Woodie!!

Did you see the note from Jerry Kitts with FWM about doing a run of 1/32 box cars and detail parts? Maybe they'll do brake wheels with rathets and pawls.

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James:

           Yes, of course. I understood that. But I was making as much pressure as I was able to get some new photos from him.

            Yes , I have seen  jerry's mail and I have loits of questions about it. I hope he will give us much information soon.

            An 1:32 scale boxcar kit will certainly be welcome!

 

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No, I haven't taken any pics of the brake "wrench" but will later. I couldn't find what I wanted and made something from a small brass pin, a piece of flat brass, and the staff wire, soldered together. It will still need a rachet & pawl to hold the brakes and of course the chain and underbody brake levers, rods, and whatever I can put under there without being obsessive about "fine details".   Woodie 

If there are detail parts in the future, I would suggest they be made from brass...plastic is a little too flimsy for my stuff and besides, I have some crewmen who are very hard on the equipment.

UPDATE-here is the brake staff arrangement, still unfinished but Daniel is "hot" to see what I figured out.



More to be done, but that's it....so far..

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Woodie:
      
    Well done! It is exactly the kind of brake lever that corrsaponds to that kind of rolling stock...well, at least in my island. I will be very pleased to adopt it. Yes, the American practice was mostly brake wheels, but Europeand wasn't, at least in such small gauges. I really like it. Thank you for the photo.

                     Daniel

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Daniel, since the last photo, I have added a rachet & pawl on the brake staff and have the lever hooked up by chain to brake rodding and a bell crank on the underbody. When I can get a decent photo, I will post it. Again, thanks for the kit, when I get some more lettering sets, it will be named the D. Caso. She has some mileage on her now and will begin "regular" service when I put the railroad back together soon.          Woodie

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Woodie:
            I can't wait to see those photos!
            About the name: I don't know... It feels as a  coat five sizes too big for me! And most than all: then you must name the coming  kits after my sons, my dougther and then you would be also forcing me to produce new kits after  my three grandchils's names...
           
                             Daniel

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This is one cool car!  Great job on everything!

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Daniel-when I get past some other mess I am working on, I will take a photo of the brake parts. I think you will like it. I just want you to know that everyone who sees your car wants one, even if it is 32 scale! Again, thanks for the opportunity to build this first-rate kit, you are the best!

               Woodie 

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Woodie:
            Thank you for your words. Don't hurry with the photos, BUT: when you are going to shoot  some, make them a lot so I can see my coach in many places at Mogollon Ry. I would love that!

                             Daniel

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Hi Logeron-Talltimber :


                                                                            (Don't you have a normal name?
                                                                             Calling you Talltimber makes it
                                                                             too impersonal and it gives me
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                                                                             I am talking to a computer
                                                                             not to someone)





                   Thank you for your words. Woodie has done a very nice job indeed.


                                       Daniel

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Hi all:
         After a loooong long search I've been able to arrange the laser cuttings for the coach kit. I would like to state very clear: I am not earning any money with this  but arranged  all what was needed just for the pleasure to see my design rolling on some of those wonderful rails I'll probably never see except in pictures.
         They are cut in Argentina by a very serious company  I fully trust .  I have also -because a fellow asked for- made a modificated version of the same kit with no side windows and fully planked sides so if someone wants to bash a baggage car or combine it would need to cut the side openings for a slide door and eventually windows. This second kit has no side doors but I've added a separation wall for the inside (with doors) for the case that a combine is wanted. For the same reason this second kit still have the seats.
The coach kit is numbered 1n21-001 and the "baggage"kit 1n21-002.
        Because the sending post  is the same for a weight of 100 to 500grams it would be a variation in the price when more than one kit is ordered.  Includded the packing the box can contain up to 5 kits.  The "baggage" kit is always 18U$S each as long as ordered with at least one coach.
        The posting costs are the same for the whole world.
        The prices for the coach kit are described below. The prices includes apart of the sending costs also the Export taxes.


                                                  1n21-001 COACH KIT
                                      (No underframe/trucks/wheels /couplers)

                       total price (in U$S)                  per kit(in U$S)

1 kit                          39.63.-                              39.63.-

2  kits                       61,71.-                              30,85.-

3  kits                       83,78.--                             27,93.-

4 kits                       105,86.-                             26,46.-

5 kits                       127.93.-                             25,59.-



If someone wants to order may do it directly from   Alejandro Eilberg

                               e-mail:  alexeilberg@fibertel.com.ar

Delivery time is two weeks.


             In case someone order  please remember that my share in all this is to see some pictures of what your hands has done with the kits.

             Of course, you may always contact me for further questions.

             Thank you.


                                      Daniel



     

       

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Beautiful job, the subtle peeling, the bits of blue paint on the truck, the rusting on the railing is terrific, the age you've given the platform......Looks fantastic!

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Si...sorry to report that Daniel's cars and company was discontinued some years ago. A real shame since he offered car kits in various scales but like so often happens..."customers" wanted the kits but needed to wait until tax returns, grandma dies and leaves money, or they won the lottery. You can't run a business on a lick and a promise! I am very proud of the ones I have, I still have a few On20 (On18) car kits to build, someday.

Woodie

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Hi Woodie.

I've never seen cut-throats, outlaws & down on their luck miners travel is such style !

A great piece of rollin' stock fer sure.

Nice bullet holes !

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Si-here's another Caso car...a beautiful combine. This one (I believe) is a "one of a kind" that was a test to see what it would look like.  Daniel sent it to my late friend Bill for my birthday. Whatta nice present! Unfortunately the Silver City NG didn't have any such car so she will sit in the display case and maybe get hauled around when company comes. Shay #5 will go through a rebuilding also since the SC didn't have any "T" boiler Shays...also, except #1, no other 2 cylinder locos but that will have to be my secret.

Woodie

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Fantastic photo Woodie !

The combine looks great pulled by the Moggy Shay.

There's SILVER in them there hills !!

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are you shure that is not a shot of a real rr?

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Charles, that is/was indeed a real railroad. It was the prototype...

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my mistake thanks for setting me straight was in Dallas the other day but didn't have time to stop by bummer

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Then I burst onto the thread with a DIY solution; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CO2-LASER-ENGRAVER-CUTTER-ENGRAVING-CUTTING-MACHINE-CARVING-40W-LASER-PRINTER-/321808036566?hash=item4aed40f2d6
There will be the same thing sold all over the world.

Ok this machine is absolutely brilliant for making this sort of thing in model aeroplane ply. Also cuts most plastics and will engrave on painted metals...

Drawing up the project really is no harder than drawing it up with pencil and paper and heaps of free cad programmes out there, it comes with Corel draw. Even simpler is to scan existing drawings and rework them....
I went 1/3rds with 2 other guys and will start to make laser cut trams soon ( as our current domestic circumstances settle down, 1 marriage and 2 funerals have thrown us into turmoil).

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Trev,

Please let us know how it works!

In particular, I would like to know how well it will make cuts close together -- structure window mutins and the like.

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You can adjust the width of cut down to .25mm and the depth from 0 to 5mm depending on what you are cutting, it cuts lines with incredible accuracy, and to make the recessed frames around window sashes etc it will reduce the thickness down by whatever you choose, also will run a very accurate neat groove if you wish to insert a strip above the general plane. We did try it to make fake timber grain but it will do it but it looks fake.... it will reproduce pictures in mono... As there is no blade there is no distortion, seems to cut strips down to 1mm wide with no trouble, Compatible with heaps of file types.... The laser tube is replaceable they do not last for ever...
Occre have been using a similar machine to make their kits..
http://www.occre.com/model-tram/san-francisco.html#!prettyPhoto

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First time I ever saw a 404 Not Found in Spanish--
Do you have a site for the manufacturer? Ebay information is pretty meager.

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Herb Kephart wrote:
First time I ever saw a 404 Not Found in Spanish--
Do you have a site for the manufacturer? Ebay information is pretty meager.

Herb



For the laser engraver or the tram kits???
for the tram try Googling Occre, there are youtube clips too showing just how "easy" it is too assemble....
For the laser cutter do an eBay search in the US for it, then if needed contact the local seller

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The kits are long since history I believe, Trev

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Some can still be sourced via ebay; http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw=Occre+tram+kit&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Occre+tram+kit&_sacat=0

Must have gone out of business...

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Kind  of a long sad story, of how the original maker David C got ripped off by a copycat manufacturer. 

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Herb Kephart wrote:
... David C ....

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For the tram try this link: http://www.occre.com/model-tram/san-francisco.html

As far as the laser cutter goes. It looks identical to the one Micro Mark sells. Reason? They are made by the same company in China. Take a look here and read about the problems many have encountered buying these cheap lasers.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/general-laser-engraving-cutting-machine-discussion/

Just take a look at the subject lines and you can see these lasers are not trouble free.

Trev, I wish you and your buddy's luck with the laser.

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While the english link didn't work for me, the spanish one did:
http://www.occre.com/modelismo-de-tranvias/san-francisco.html
BTW they offer instalment plans to buy kits. This is scary....
Jose.

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Tom--

Thanks for the name correction!

Trev--

What are you and your partners going to do about an air compressor? Isn't a small one running flat out going to have too much pressure variation even with a regulator?

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pipopak wrote: While the english link didn't work for me, the spanish one did:
http://www.occre.com/modelismo-de-tranvias/san-francisco.html
BTW they offer instalment plans to buy kits. This is scary....
Jose.


That's funny. :P  The English one worked for me and the Spanish one I get a 404 error.??? :us:  Must be your computer is bi-lingual and mine only speaks English or American. L: 

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"The English one worked for me and the Spanish one I get a 404 error."
The exact opposite of what I get. The ways of the internet .... Company seems to be alive and well.  Jose.

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Wow! That looks like a really nice kit! Do you know if Daniel sells them? Or does he make them for a select few?

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Hi
Well, I was surprised by the first notification of a message from Freerails in years!!!

About the coaches and the rest of the later FCALV Models range: as it's said, it is all history now. I have sold even the pilot models and gave away the original drawings. To make things worse, I have also lost my Sketchup PRO drawing program (= 500euro) long ago and the free versions of sketchup don't allow export of any files that a laser cutter would accept. To make it even a bit worse, I never learnt CAD so using one of the free available programs is not an option. Buying again the PRO version of Sketchup is an idea that makes my wallet laugh and think I am drunk again. So the only remaining option is that someone come, sit beside me for one or two hours and explain to my lonely brain cell twenty times the basics of CAD. But if that happens, with the experience I have gained during the last years at designing, there could be a kind of good chance for much better kits ...and plenty of better details for my new 1/32 scale "I'lle du Présent". P1810849 by d.caso, on Flickr

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" Well, I was surprised by the first notification of a message from Freerails in years!!! "



Hi Daniel :wave:



Well ... all yer gotta do, to get loads of those notification-messages ...

... is Post some stuff ! ;)



Great photo ^^ above !

Would be awesome to see some more of how you are doing with the modeling Daniel.



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Thank you but ...Wait a moment: are you the same Si from the NGRM?

Now: you want to see my work? (Poor you!!!)

Here the link to an album with photos of "Pondézar", a layout that has been chopped recently. Beware: 1690 photos!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_1_32_scale/albums/72157679638692300

and, in case you want more, here "Rochefort", another layout that has been also chopped recently but this time with 'only' 1174 photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_1_32_scale/albums/72157677910922813

If you survive the overdose I will post some photos of "I'lle Du Présent", my current (just strated) project later.

Don't blame me: you asked! :us:

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Hi Daniel :wave:


No I aint 'Si' from NGRM.

I am Si. from here ! ;)


I like looking at peoples stuff.

I like larger scales as well.

Nice coach BTW Daniel ! ... I wish I had one ! ... or 2 or 3 . . .


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Hi, Si.

Thank you. Nice to know you like it.
Sorry, not one left. Even the pilot models are gone.:us:

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Hi Daniel.

Good to see you again. Please post away, your work has always been an inspiration to others. I'm sure Woodie will say hello as soon as he wakes up!

Regards,

Herb


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