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by Geeky Gecko
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Each of the three laminations is pre-curved by rolling a cylindrical object repeatedly over the card placed on a pliable surface. Apply neat pva to both surfaces (both layers will deform because of the expansion to one side caused by the moisture absorption). Press both layers together keeping the r...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

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Just undercoated with all the twiddly bits still to do.
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Tried to come up with a believable design for a suspension truck.

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Springs need toning down a bit.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 11825

That really is great, Roger. Ditto everybody else's comments. How did you construct the very authentic looking trackwork?
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Here's an idea of what I'm aiming at for the other half and the first steps along the way:

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The eagle eyed will spot that there has already been an alteration in the design - I am making the driver's half cab a bit wider.
by Geeky Gecko
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17274

I did wonder how this was going to develop. That is really impressive.
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Printed a couple of adverts for the boards. http://my.gn15.info/imag0156_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag0159_-_copy.jpg Need a driver and some passengers when I can remember where I put them. The next project is the other half so that it can shuttle back and forwards realistically. http://my.gn1...
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

http://my.gn15.info/imag0131_-_copy.jpg This is how I made the luggage: http://my.gn15.info/imag0138_-_copy.jpg These pieces were cut from card and assembled. http://my.gn15.info/imag0140_-_copy.jpg Then cut a piece of very thin card, score and fold, glue to the assembled pieces and trim when dry. ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

http://my.gn15.info/imag0137_-_copy.jpg Just realised the roof is on the wrong way round. The roof isn't stuck on to body, but the roof rack is stuck onto the roof! Tried a new method, for me, of making the light lens. Roll a cylinder of paper around a former for the lamp body. Remove when dry and ...
by Geeky Gecko
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Textured sheets 4mm to 1/22 scale and card modelling
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

John, you asked "Best way to hide a join at the corners of each building", I have used two methods: 1/ I've not tried it with brickpaper, only with card scored with brick patterns, but I chamfer the edges of the card (from the reverse side). With practice and and a sharp blade it is not to...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

http://my.gn15.info/imag0043_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag0044_-_copy.jpg Here I have added a wooden frame and steps made from coffee stirrers. The stirrers were trimmed to size and then painted with water colours before gluing in place. Stirrers that had rough surfaces and edges that were no...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

I realised I have neglected to post this:
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This shows the front end of the vehicle with strips of very thin card embossed with rivet heads to hint at the prototypes method of construction.
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Here is the progress so far. The suspension and bearings have been painted and fixed to the chassis and the body exterior has been painted: http://my.gn15.info/imag0446_-_copy.jpg The construction of the roof was achieved by cutting two pieces of card. The larger piece is the outer layer and is cut ...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pet (it's all Ralph and Gerry's fault)
Replies: 116
Views: 48302

Good to see Pet progressing again, Michael. I took some picture of Pet a few years ago. Here's one: http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x251/geekygeckodad/Pet%20at%20the%20NRM/DSCF0096_zpsa2bba6f7.jpg Some more here: http://s184.photobucket.com/user/geekygeckodad/slideshow/Pet%20at%20the%20NRM I forg...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Some detailing on the bearing boxes: http://my.gn15.info/p6160270_-_copy.jpg The tool at the top is the probe I use for scribing and embossing the bolt/rivet heads. At the bottom is a length of brass tube (2,5 mm) with one end sharpened with a round file used for cutting holes or discs of card. The ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

I have left the outer layer to be painted in some cases previously, Ian, to get a smooth high gloss finish, but in this case especially I was trying to reduce the amount of different types of material required with a view to keeping costs low, and I wasn't after that sort of surface finish. This sho...
by Geeky Gecko
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Daffyd, the inspiration is here:http://www.minimumgauge.info/viewtopic.php?t=9071
Kevin, the card used so far is from cereal packets and is about 0.5mm thick. I have started peeling the outer, printed layer from the card to ensure a good bond with pva adhesive.
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Thankyou Mark and EeeGee. Perhaps you or anyone else would care to give some feedback on the following pictures. I have made an bearing boxes and suspension assembly(not finished) and temporarily placed it in position. My questions are; does it look right, is it in proportion? Is the spring too smal...
by Geeky Gecko
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Thanks, Tomo, I started the project to try and assist a new, young member who had requested help. Here is a view of what it looks like so far: http://my.gn15.info/p6090240_-_copy.jpg This is he bulkhead between driver and passengers with the size of the cutout needed to clear the motor: http://my.gn...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

I have modelled some reinforcing brackets on the frames: http://my.gn15.info/p6090236_-_copy.jpg I embossed some rivets by pressing with a probe on the rear face with the piece on a piece of card. To get a sharp folded corner I scribed a line with a blunt probe on the front face with the piece on a ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Here are the the new footplate (from below) and the headstocks (from behind) with dimensions: http://my.gn15.info/p6080229.jpg Here are the sideplates being glued to the headstocks, checking the tops are flush, and they are square. The small rule is being used to push the sideplate tight against the...
by Geeky Gecko
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Here the body is being assembled: http://my.gn15.info/imag0278_-_copy.jpg The rule is being used as a square. I joined 1 end to 1 side and repeated this with the other two pieces. The two 'L' shaped halves are left to dry for a while before joining together. PVA adhesive is used throughout, usually ...
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Yes, Tomo, I too use sandpaper sometimes but I can never seem to find any when I want it. Another alternative is to carefully peel the layer away. I altered the ends to have a more traditional curved roof: http://my.gn15.info/rail_taxi_1_to_24_002_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/imag0277_-_copy.jpg
by Geeky Gecko
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Here is the right hand side laminations being cut out: http://my.gn15.info/imag0363_-_copy.jpg When cutting out use a sharp blade on a firm surface, with the ruler over the piece you require whenever possible so if the blade wanders you only damage the waste. Keep the blade vertical (side to side) a...
by Geeky Gecko
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen
Replies: 46
Views: 19312

Rail Taxi - Inspired by Juergen

Some drawings of a planned rail taxi. It is believed the designer may have recently visited Kraehwinkel. http://my.gn15.info/rail_taxi_1_to_24_-_copy.jpg http://my.gn15.info/rail_taxi_1_to_24_001_-_copy.jpg The first is of the left hand side and will be laminated from cereal packet card. The right h...

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