Paul_L's attempt at the O gauge Christmas Comp 2018

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    This may be a bit un-seasonal and late, however may be a little different.

    Based around a photo I found online

    Troops of the 1st Polish Corps manning an armoured train on a line at North Berwick in Scotland, 4 February 1941. The train was armed with a 6 pounder gun

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    The intention is to convert a Dapol RTR & plank open wagon.

    So the plan comes together - I hope

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    and another pic

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    Just ordered up some figures, so will use these to help form the approx sizes.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And a bit more information for those interested

    East Lothian Armoured Train

    I'm starting off with 1 wagon, you never know about the rest of the train

    Paul
     
  4. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    A very interesting project Paul. :thumbs:
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    This should go off with a bang...

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think he's gunning for it. He'll be rifling through his spare parts box ...... rifling ..... get it .... :facepalm:
     
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    Most people go for a six pounder Turkey before Christmas...........

    Ambitious given the time left!

    At last its not a one horse race now!
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Excellent project Paul, I will look forward to seeing how you get on.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  9. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Great project is it going to be AC, DC, DCC or WD?

    Ian vt
     
  10. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    [QUOTE="TimberSurf, post: 58855, member: 607"
    At last its not a one horse race now![/QUOTE]

    Hi TS, I agree, I had thought that someone else had started too but can't for the life of me remember who.
     
  11. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    OK - late to the party - as usual

    So here is the start

    Fired up 123D and designed this

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    And

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    Trying to print on the CTC printer - maybe pushing that one a bit much, but nothing ventured ..........

    Hopefully the figures will arrive for the weekend

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    And the victim for the changes


    So worried it's soiled itself :avatar:

    Don't fret too much - it was one I picked up from the Dapol store at half price, weathered - but has the same number as others I already have, and the weathering leaves a lot to be desired.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Now you can see why it was nervous


    Basic shaping, before plasticard armour is added

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Brave man Paul! at least with mine if I c^*k up it won't cost me much :avatar::avatar:

    Pete.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice start. A nice clean job of the cut. No turning back now. :thumbs:
     
  16. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Quite surprised the 3D print turned out not bad


    Fitted the inner wall and test fitted the gun


    Barrel is a bit longer than the photo - it may get trimmed :whatever:

    Paul
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks good
     
  18. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Almost forgot ........ (it's an age thing)

    Here are the figures that are on order

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    Hopefully enough to do ..... they are 1:48 scale instead of 1:43 so a 5ft10 figure would be 36mm tall instead of 40mm, making the figure approx 5ft1in.

    Paul
     
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    Hi Paul I like the base for your gun from China ?
    Be seeing you
    Bob
     
  20. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think I would have put the dividing wall behind the door in order to give the troops access to the gun. Just a thought.
     

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