TT scale US wagons

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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:59 am

Thanks Bill!

As myself and others have posted and as you mention, the surface is the only real drawback. I think with a little experimentation though, we'll stumble on the right solution (some priming method I guess?). I'm counting on those of you who are skilled with painting to get us there - I'll try things out but assume that those with more experience will figure it out much faster.

For pictures, you can take a look a few pages back where I posted 3 of the prototype or just do a google search for "mill gondola".

CSD is doing a new shell for the GP7/9 and I'm about to start work on a 3rd freight car. I think by X-Mas, we should have a good assortment to choose from. A flat car will indeed be an interesting challenge. I might do one after the hopper.
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby scaro » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:54 pm

hi conducTTor

mine arrived today and you have done a great job. the trucks are good. the roughness, well i guess i don't know whether it will be an issue or not. i suspect paint will fix it but i'm not an expert painter. certainly it won't matter on the bit i am chiefly interested in, which is the trucks. it makes me think i ought to learn sketch-up and have a go at doing one of the simpler aussie wagons to test it.

it's interesting that we have a GP7 on the horizon and there seem to be a couple of irish diesels in 3mm in Shapeways catalog, i wonder if ordering one might be an idea to see if this medium is good with details like GM doors and latches, fans etc?

http://www.shapeways.com/model/64468/3m ... 1_181.html

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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby areibel » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:31 pm

ctxmf74 wrote: and what might those brass goodies be? .....dave


I bought a pair of his new coil cars and a depressed cener flat car, but I can't find a pic in Siggi's Model Shop. I'll have to scan
the pics and post them here.
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:02 am

areibel wrote:
ctxmf74 wrote:
I bought a pair of his new coil cars and a depressed center flat car, but I can't find a pic in Siggi's Model Shop. I'll have to scan
the pics and post them here
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Sounds interesting. Are they kits or built cars? Are they USA prototypes? Does he sell brass trucks for them? ....dave
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:06 am

I see the gondola with trucks listed in the shapeways store but it says "not for sale" ? Does it take some time for them to make it available as a package?
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:27 am

ctxmf74 wrote:I see the gondola with trucks listed in the shapeways store but it says "not for sale" ? Does it take some time for them to make it available as a package?


I just added it yesterday. I have no idea if their software will play nice with multiple objects in the same file so I've ordered it. As soon as I get the "your package is on the way" email, I'll make it available (as well as the truck pair).
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby Taxari » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:43 am

The depressed center flat car is an older model from Ingo Schwaetzer. You can find a picture on www.ttscale.com. It's listed as a product from coastal engineering # SCH-81097. The flat and the coil cars are kits.
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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby scaro » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:40 am

Alex, I'm just wanting to check . . . the material used for the wagon and trucks is Polyamide PA2200, is that right?

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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:42 am

scaro wrote:Alex, I'm just wanting to check . . . the material used for the wagon and trucks is Polyamide PA2200, is that right?

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Re: TT scale US wagons

Postby scaro » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:43 am

I did some asking on the proto87 forum about this plastic and the consensus seemed to be an 'oh, it's a nylon, it has its uses, worth trying' kind of thing rather than a 'you're using WHAT?'.

My concern was more that as I might be using different wheels to the Tillig ones most of you use, that I might run into some wear and tear issues down the track, eg, the 2mm Association sell a 7mm finescale N wheel that's very easily regaugable but it has finer axlepoints than the Tilligs. A couple of the proto87 guys there noted various engineering applications where nylons like this are used in a 'metal on plastic' use and one suggested the porosity might indicate that fine graphite lubricant would be useful if needed.

So, all good . . . I hope some of this is handy to know.

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