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My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:20 am
by Robatron86
So, being new to this scale/gauge combo, and having seen some of the stunning modelling on this site, I decided to try and make a power bogie for my first loco design.

Using the motor from a Bachmann 04 chassis I had spare, and the bogie and gearset for a Bachmann Spectrum GP30, I have created a very compact power bogie.

Very rough at the moment during testing, but it works!

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Apologies for the poor picture quality.

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:59 am
by fatmac
Welcome to the 'big scale small space' world, have fun, as that is what this is about. :)

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:50 pm
by chris69
Hi,
great start GNOTTER away, love to see the next steps!
cheers
Chris

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:45 pm
by Robatron86
Thanks for the welcome fatmac :)

Thanks Chris, I was happy with how quickly it came together, so this evening I knocked up a freelance loco in paper to a design I drew last night, to see if it looked alright.

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What do you all think?

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:51 pm
by docnjoj
Now that is crisp. Can't wait to see it finished. Do you normally model in card?
David (Doc)

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:54 pm
by Robatron86
Thanks doc. I have never built a locomotive out of cardboard, but I frequently build buildings out of cardboard.

But here it is. Not to the same design, as it looked far too bulky in cardboard, but I hope you like.

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Nowhere near finished, but I've only spent a few hours on it so far.

Thanks for looking

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:47 pm
by docnjoj
Looks fine. I can't wait to see it finished.
David (Doc)

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:50 pm
by lesmond
That is a lovely thing - thanks for sharing it.

I'm looking forward to progress on this.

Les

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:42 am
by Nevadablue
I like what I see!

Welcome to the forum. :D

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:46 pm
by Robatron86
Thank you for the kind words guys. I have done a bit more work on the critter, and will post pictures later today

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:51 pm
by chris stockdale
Small, green and kind of cute? No, it's not Kermit, it's a new Gn15 loco. :wink:

Cheers,

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:55 pm
by Robatron86
Thanks Chris. It is rather cute. Latest picture:

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Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:56 pm
by docnjoj
It almost looks like it is sitting on a Large Scale flat car. How did you make the bolts in the corners of the access doors?
David (Doc)

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:56 pm
by docnjoj
Double Post

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:47 am
by demaine22
Love that little green diesel! Card is such a great medium to work in, I was a little afraid to at first, but it's actually quite solid when you get into it don't you think?

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:56 pm
by Willow Creek Traction
I often paint cardboard with slightly thinned lacquer or shellac which soaks in a bit to stiffen and stabilize the material.
However :arrow: I haven't tried that, yet, with traditionally colored printed paper models.
And yes, it is looking good. Quite a motor block kitbash too.

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:52 pm
by Robatron86
Thanks Doc. The bolts were made by drilling into the card with a 2mm drill bit. Nothing fancy here!

Thanks Demaine and Willow Creek. I use fairly thick art card, between 2-3mm thick, so it is pretty sturdy before you paint it, although the black and green paints were silk matt and stiffened it up even further.

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:55 pm
by Larry C.
Hi and welcome to the Gnuthouse. Your critter looks really good and in such a short time. Looking forward to what you do next.

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:32 pm
by Geeky Gecko
Welcome to another card modeller. I like the way the engine covers appear to have a raised lip around the edges. Is this the burr caused by cutting or a separate strip attached around the edge?

Re: My first Gn15 experiment

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:13 pm
by Robatron86
Thanks Gecko. It is a accidental by product of using too much superglue!

I have a new plan regarding this locomotive which will be revealed soon. Currently all my time has been taken up by my HO layout as that is due to be exhibited in October and I have so much to get done!