My First Paper loco plus basic printie

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My First Paper loco plus basic printie

Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:05 pm

Thought I had better build a paper/card loco to run on my cardboard layout, so knocked this up on computer today. I shall make final body using thicker paper or card.

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Basic printie here, which I will modify to make final assembly better.

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:21 pm

I like that Simon, what are you using to power it?

Stick a pantograph on it...you know you want to :wink:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:25 pm

Thats cute, but i do have a soft spot for centre cabs :) very nice Simon.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:27 pm

powe is a simple bog standard Lima motor unit, cut down chassis from diesel shunter. I've used these units in loads of things over the years, and find them better than many more expensive units. Only trouble is size of motor which fills cab. I intend to add a driver, but only top half :roll:
As for a pantograph, no, this is a battery loco.
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Postby Si Donal » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:01 am

That looks just like the conversion I have spent weeks carrying out to a Sidelines Firefly! Mine is definately going to have a trolley pole but I am struggling with how the layout will support the wires at the moment.

ON mine, the roof is now contoured not peaked. I hope to get a pic when I can prize my digital camera away from my son.
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Postby tom yorke » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:21 pm

Nice Simon! A suggestion; make it from Strathmore card. A small sheet is only a couple of bucks. Then before you fold it up, use a bug sticker and impress rivets into the inside surface. Do this gently over another sheet of soft card or even an unwanted magazine. This allows to rivets to be impressed. When you're done - turn it over and - presto - rivets!! Oh yes, bug stickers are sold in art stores. They are ling thick needles on even longer handles. Mine was $2.00.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:47 pm

Nice little loco Simon 8) Thanks for sharing the printie :D

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Postby Jim Snee » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:28 pm

Hi Simon

Its looking good. I've used the lima chassis too. There are plenty about and they are cheep - but they go!

Impressing rivets - I use a fine embossing tool. Its the same one I use to score the card for folding.

One thing I will say about card though - its surprising how much detail you can add flat (ie drawn).

I look forward to seeing this one develope.

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Postby KEG » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:19 pm

Hi,

I played around with Simons printie design a bit, to find out, if the dimensions fit my Tar & Fether supply store.

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Enlarged it, so it would fit a Fleischmann Magic Train Diesel Chassis.
It is now 90mm long and 35 wide. Had to enlarge the doors a little, to get a driver in.
I rounded the roof, but it might look better, if I use a smaller radius.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:02 pm

That looks very good Juergen. I'm surprised it fitted so well on the Fleischmann chassis and left enough space in the cab. Nothing wrong with the size, it looks just right, well done.
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Postby KEG » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:26 pm

Hi,

You caught me, Steve. Of course I had no Fleischmann Chassi under it in the first picture.
I only have a steam chassi at the moment, but you can see, where the motor sticks into the cab.
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There is enough room for the driver´s feet. He´d probably sit sideways anyway.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:01 pm

KEG wrote:You caught me, Steve. Of course I had no Fleischmann Chassi under it in the first picture.


:lol: Sorry Juergen :wink:
I dont think the motor would be very visable and as you say, the driver could sit sideways, no problem. Should work very well and with the smooth running of the Fleischmann chassis, it would make a very good loco.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:00 pm

one week on and here it is in cardboard :lol:
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altered method of construction by building lower section first, then added curved panels, and finally cab was added. corrugated panels were then applied, hopefully giving it that Gallic feel. :roll: 8)
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Postby michael » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:02 am

What a creative little loco, nice job Simon.
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:54 am

G,day.....2CV influence, hey :?: (I think thats the right way around)
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