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Postby tapdieuk » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:43 pm

A ride in coach for G9. Sort of based on the coaches at Pecorama. I had through about making a bench seat type model but lack of figures would mean that i would have to run empty. Preiser sitting figures do fit in the coach but its tight. The model still needs wheels, i am going to use some Parkside Dundas FR bogies. I like the idea of a small layout with the feel of Pecorama. The coach is quite Long 150mm, so even a 2 coach train is gong to take up a lot of space. The loco is a work in progess bash of a chunky 009 kit. G9 is addictive........


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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:54 pm

I like that 8) Wonder if its available in resin :?: :twisted:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Nice work on the coach William, you have caught the flavour of the Beer Heights ones very nicely. It also should work well with your England loco convertion. As you have found, even in these small gauge models, a coach does need a lot of space. Work out how long the trains running at the Moors Valley would work out at :) , I think you might get a bit of a shock :) .

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:05 pm

Nice bit of modelling 8)

Been on the Pecorama one, not the most comfortable I have to say.... :shock:

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Postby Colin Peake » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:19 am

Very nice.... and very tempting.... was thinking of something similar myself just the other day as a Gnine trial. A kit would be very welcome :roll: :lol:

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Postby ian holmes » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:21 pm

I second what Colin just wrote,
I like that. I hope you're going to line it out and number it with those nice drop shadowed characters as per the protoype... :twisted:

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Postby tapdieuk » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:29 pm

Thank you for the comments guys

Over the weekend i made a Mk II ride in coach, the main change was the width, its 3mm wider to give the bogies and figures a little more room. I am happy with the proportions. I also gave the sides some beading just to give the side some more depth. I have been wanting to try moulding and casting for a while, so i have made a mould and for the Mk II coach the sides and seats are cast. I am still getting to grips with the casting resin, more practice need.
I popped up to the Moors Valley Railway on Sunday, i might have a bash at there sit astride coaches, they have more capacity than the sit in type but figures will have to be chopped around to make them sit in the coaches. Also ideas have been coming together for a Garden railway type layout. Twisting and winding its way around flower beds and rockerys......

So Colin and Simon i take it you will be up for a rake of coaches each....

Ian i am looking for some transfers, although i might repaint it to a more maroon color. Its a bit to brown i think at the moment. Would you like some better pictures for the Gnine website?

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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:47 pm

So Colin and Simon i take it you will be up for a rake of coaches each....


If your experiment with casting goes okay I would be interested in a couple of coaches :)

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Postby Colin Peake » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:31 am

Very nice, I too might be interested in a couple of those if everything goes well with the casting.

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Postby andrew milner » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:18 am

They look very good. Just out of interest, what is the interior width and seat height?
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Postby tapdieuk » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:31 am

Andrew the internal width is 25mm and the seat hight is 15mm.

Colin and Simon i will let you know when i am happy with casts
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:48 am

Looking very good William.
Did you get your bogies sorted out :?:
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Postby andrew blackwell » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:12 am

Count me in with Colin & Simon. Price depending, i'll go for 2 or 3. They look great.

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Postby Steph'H » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:00 pm

Now this is just what I was pondering, if the casting works can you let me know too, I'd be probably up for a couple!

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Postby tapdieuk » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:38 pm

Steve i am going to use the Parkside Dundas bogies that i mentioned earlier, they are not going to be seen and they do the job quite well, its better than anything i could put together. Thanks for the PM.

Looks like i am on to something here.
Ok the state of play is that the sides are cast well i just have to get better at getting rid of the air bubbles. The seats need some reworking, i will try and do this in the week but work is busy at the moment so it might have to wait until the weekend. I will keep you guys posted.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:06 pm

No pressure William. It should be fun for you not a chore :)

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