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Card Loco Body

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:51 pm
by BarryL
Are there any loco designs that can be downloaded and printed in card. In trying to visualise what I am going to build i'm struggling with the proportions and a typical diesel outline body kit that can be downloaded, printed and folded up out of thin card and placed on a chassis to help get the proportions right would be a great help. In fact I suppose such a card kit could provide body parts that could be 'rusted', weathered and bent/dented. So is there such a thing available please ?
Barry

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:32 am
by chris stockdale
Hi Barry,

There's been quite a few folk using card (just take a look through the old threads - although I realise there are quite a few to play with and you may be lost for days :D ) but for a downloadable printy try this:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3823

cheers,

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:22 am
by BarryL
Thos two posts will do very nicely to get me started Chris.
Many thanks
Barry

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:15 am
by Gerry Bullock
If you really want a more complex build Barry, look here:
viewtopic.php?t=8386

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:36 am
by BarryL
Thats a stunning model Gerry but I think I should aim considerably lower to start with although the inspiration value is considerable.
Many thats
Barry

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:18 pm
by docnjoj
If you join Paper Modelers website there are quite a few free small diesel downloads that are available some of which are fairly simple. You will also see state of the art paper modeling, as good as that beautiful Lister. Some are simply unbelievably great! I have a couple that I started, but with Steve Bennett making his resin stuff again at pepper7, I have gone back to easier modeling. Paper takes quite a bit of work, and I am getting old and lazy.
David (Doc)

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:28 pm
by KEG
For some folks it seems to be too difficult to set a simple link.
For a start, you can try this: http://www.zoffi.net/MOBAZI/anlagen/GN15/lok2V2.pdf

Or work yourself through this longer German thread: http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=1230

Have Fun

Juergen

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:13 pm
by docnjoj
Cool diesel, Juergen. Thank you for this.
David (Doc)

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:02 pm
by docnjoj
http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/foru ... =56&t=1230

I just went through the German link and while they went down to 14 mm track width, I was thinking of G9. Reduce it to about 60% might work.
When I get a break from teaching I may try it. Don't hold your breath, though.
David (Doc)

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:33 pm
by docnjoj
Here is another downloadable small diesel similar to the one you got from Jeurgen.


Whoops it is apparently offline today. I'll keep trying.
David (Doc)

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:29 am
by BarryL
Blimey there is certainly some interesting stuff about. Thanks for all the info.

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:01 pm
by docnjoj
Paper is wonderful stuff to work with. It just takes a bit of time to size the model and cut out the bits. The Poles sell Laser cut paper kits. I've never done one but the level of detail on some is simply unbelievable.
David (Doc)

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:43 pm
by KEG
Steve Holland is using one of these Polish cardboard kits to built an interpretation in styrene and brass: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10230

I hope he is OK, since the thread stopped some months ago.

Have Fun

Juergen

Re: Card Loco Body

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:07 pm
by Steve Holland
Juergen,

Thanks for asking - I am alive and well, just got distracted by a 16mm scale WDLR Baldwin kit, see http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10410. There are some 90 or so 14BA nuts and bolts holding the Baldwin frames together, then setting up some working springing and the coupling rods has kept me quiet for ages.
I have done a little more on the GLS30 as I finally managed to get some brass strip for the cab seam, so I must get round to making some of the cab fittings then take some more photos to share with you. The Baldwin has been put in its box (it is so big that it is overflowing the original kit box!) so that I am not tempted to start attacking the valve gear :)