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by Bigelov
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

I have measured up the original V100 from Ian and taken a closer look at how the to-scale cab and hood fits. 65tv3.jpg You can see the PC board (blue), mount posts (grey) and motor (yellow) all interfering with the 'to scale' Whitcomb body. There are also thin covers above the couplers that interfer...
by Bigelov
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AI in model railroading? Yes, indeed!
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: AI in model railroading? Yes, indeed!

Very interesting Joern. Are you able to specify the angle of the view, or is it up to the AI?

Makes you much less dependent on other peoples screenshots to create these pieces, so much more freedom in that respect.
by Bigelov
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Hi Carsten, thank s for the update. I thought it looked rather wide.

As Ian is a 'local' (only 3 hours away!) he was kind enough to post down his V100 for me to play with. It looks like the PC board is too wide still, but still to make further measurements. Expect updates!
by Bigelov
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Thanks for those dimensions Carsten! I have drawn up the V100 as per those dimensions, and superimposed it with the Whitcomb drawing I had started. The results are not encouraging: 65T-V100.jpg 65T_Elevations.jpg You can see the bounding box of the V100 in transparent grey, with the green Whitcomb b...
by Bigelov
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Yes, Tillig and MTB make a similar machine. Tillig: V75 / T435 / CHME2 (many paint schemes!) MTB: T458 (later version of the T435) It has a wide cab at one end, with frame and PC board full width in that area, so would be difficult to adapt. The bogie wheelbase is even larger than the V100 - 2400mm ...
by Bigelov
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

I may have started doodling with this design... Before getting too deep in drawing, what are the model dimensions we are working with? Chassis length and width Height, length and width of motor/pc board section that the body needs to fit over It looks like the V100 is about 500mm higher than the Whi...
by Bigelov
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: CB&Q SM-18 36' stock car
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: CB&Q SM-18 36' stock car

I will put in for two of these (because you just can't have one of anything!).

As with others, these are not really my thing, but hey, if it encourages manufacturers to think designing TT along with HO and N it has to be a good thing.
by Bigelov
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: ModelU Figures
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: ModelU Figures

There are more companies doing full body scans and offering 3D printed figures. They may not all specify TT scale but I am sure if you see a figure you would like you could inquire to get it resized. I think the company would be happy to do that without any issue. Don't forget Miniprints in Canada: ...
by Bigelov
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Ooh, now I do like this one! I am a big fan of small things rather than large locos. There was a GE 44t photo etch kit a while back that would have been nice to get... There was a variation of this model used on the Christmas Island phosphate railway (Which I was considering modeling). More closer r...
by Bigelov
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Rail TT TT Scale Models
Topic: Automobiles
Replies: 305
Views: 91690

Re: Automobiles

That is good to hear he is starting to re-establish himself, and the return of his cat is just amazing! I hope it all goes well for him in is home and in his business.

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