Cardboard DMU

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Cardboard DMU

Postby modorney » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:33 pm

New DMU for Marin County
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Re: Cardboard DMU

Postby Richard-B » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:23 am

But Mike...
I thought you were going to model BART at 1:140... (5ft-6in guage on 12mm track!) <VBG>

The DMU looks sort of like the stretch-limo version of some of the Siku die cast models...
http://www.siku.de/en/sortiment/sikusup ... 16073.html
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Re: Cardboard DMU

Postby j p » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:52 am

why 1:140?
He can make BART in TT scale on 14 mm gauge.
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Re: Cardboard DMU

Postby Richard-B » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:09 am

Given that BART does not interchange... I guess 14mm would be a possibility!!!

BTW: Here is more on the Marin County SMART system...
http://www2.sonomamarintrain.org

The PDF includes DMU plans...!
Board_Workshop_DMU_and_Systems_2-11-15.pdf
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Re: Cardboard DMU

Postby modorney » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:15 pm

Yeah guys - I'm surrounded by crazy gauges! I actually rode on standard gauge Sunday - I hopped on Muni!

I divide my modeling into two "camps".
One is the standard gauge HO - primarily European - that the public, non railroaders get to see.
This means local trains - SMART, BART, ACE, and lots of American stuff. We have "American days" at ETE, where we
switch the layout to DC, or even DCC Digitrax (versus Marklin Notorola DCC) and run all our American stuff.

All my 12 mm gauge stuff is intended toward operating sessions. Yes, I want it to look good, with real scenery on the modules, and good looking stuff on the rails, since it is seen by the public, but I primarily want it to run well. Granted, my 12 mm is a family of cousins, but there is a lot to be said by having a good chassis, no matter what scale the body is on top of it.
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Re: Cardboard DMU

Postby dileTTante » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:50 pm

For a few years VIA passenger rail service in Canada has been giving out similar models of one of their trains. They're available on the trains in sheet form for children to fold and assemble. They look pretty close to TT scale.
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