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by Bigelov
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Chuck's Freight Cars
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: Chuck's Freight Cars

Wow, is that thin card or plastic? You are definitely one keen modeller!
by Bigelov
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

I have been slack recently,.. I have finally printed a complete Whitcomb body and it came out well. The detail doesn't have a huge amount of depth, so thin coats of paint are needed. Whitcomb body.JPG Unfortunately the other side was major print fail, so this is for the scrap heap - and time to buy ...
by Bigelov
Thu Oct 20, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

I have done a lot of searching for info on Whitcombs but haven't found much text written about the variations/changes over time. If anyone knows of a good source, do speak up! The forum thread on MRH I mentioned has a decent bit of info from member Koala Creek. https://forum.mrhmag.com/post/piko-ann...
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Hornby - Arnold TT Scale Models
Topic: Hornby 2022/23
Replies: 46
Views: 3354

Re: Hornby 2022/23

I waded through the RM Web thread, and with over 70 pages of posts there is a lot of words! Much off topic, much complaining about Hornby, rather than actual TT discussion. People arguing over opinions as if they are facts. It seems that incorrect gauge to scale is so normalised that correct scale t...
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: Bremden Harbor
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Bremden Harbor

That's great that you have a part of your grandfather's layout. And building into your layout is an excellent idea! I think a lot of what we do is based around memories and the feelings they conjure up. What you're doing would be called 'adaptive reuse' heritage circles.
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Well, not sure if it was quick to model, quickness is relative. I know I take a lot of time drawing stuff! But I am mechanically minded and have gotten used to using this program (DesignSpark Mechanical). I have test printed the slot for the LED board and the concept works, but needed some refining ...
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: CB&Q SM-18 36' stock car
Replies: 32
Views: 2449

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

Ian, when they redraw the frame, are they going to adapt it suit your bogies?
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 12, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Well, the body is all but drawn up. 65tv4b.jpg Just working on getting the headlight section of the V100 pc board to slot in place. Why not use parts of the original model as much as possible? Test print of a section of the nose tomorrow to see how that works, and if alterations are needed. Just abo...
by Bigelov
Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Hornby - Arnold TT Scale Models
Topic: Hornby 2022/23
Replies: 46
Views: 3354

Re: Hornby 2022/23

What a great bit of news!

Great to see the enthusiasm for the scale, and interesting that is being promoted as a family-friendly-fun.

Who will be next to announce TT stuff?
by Bigelov
Sat Oct 08, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Whitcomb 65T centre cab
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Yes, TT scale is the culprit! Who in their right mind would do that :crazy: Here is a pic of the Whitcomb body printed and in place on the chassis. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52412633348_1c81e1a423_c.jpg As you can see, it just pushes into the original body mounting holes. The NEM couplers ...

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