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« Reply #255 on: March 19, 2017, 02:49:15 PM »

Incredible work!  I've just tried some simple lining myself, and your work shows me how much I have to learn!
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« Reply #256 on: March 19, 2017, 03:44:50 PM »

Carlo, have a look at the link below and check out the three books on " Making Model --------------" by John Thompson.
Each book will have a chapter on how to make wooden spoked wheels, I use the exact same method, with only a few modifications on how he does it.

http://www.wildhorsebooks.com/ModelVehicleBooks.htm

If I have to make a set of heavier type of  waggon wheels, then I will use wooden fellie sections to make the wheel, as per what John Thompson describes.

For a lighter type of wheel, then I'll use the 'plexiglass' for the fellies or rim.
Making a lighter type of wheel from wooden fellies is prone to disaster, as the sections do not have any thickness about them, for the glued fellies to hold together, they will and do break apart at the worst possible moment, hence, I now use a one piece plexiglass/sheet acrylic for the job at hand.

When making the fellies from plexiglass/sheet acrylic, the lathe is used to cut them from a small section of the sheet.

It would be nice to be able to get them cut out using CNC, but I don't have one available to use.


'EZnKY' and 'Hauk', the lining is decals, I use CorelDraw to get the design correct and then print them out onto decal paper.
I'm yet to find a 'Leprechaun' down the back garden that can do pin-striping for me.  Roll Eyes

regards  greenie
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« Reply #257 on: March 19, 2017, 03:45:25 PM »

Incredible workmanship just keep it coming
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« Reply #258 on: March 20, 2017, 07:22:46 AM »

Thanks for the wheel ifo.
It was very helpful.
Carlo
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« Reply #259 on: March 20, 2017, 06:06:20 PM »

I'm impressed with the color density on your decals.  What kind of printer are you using, and what kind of decal paper?
I've only been able to get decent brightness by putting one decal on top of another.  I'm using a laser printer and either Testors or Micromark decal paper. 
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« Reply #260 on: March 20, 2017, 07:50:14 PM »

EZnKY,  you'll never get satisfactory results using an ink jet printer, they just aren't capable of applying the colour dense enough to the decal paper. You will get something that looks alright from ten feet away, but it sure don't look so hot up close.

I use an ALPS MD 5500 printer and the decal paper is just ordinary stuff, for a Laser printer.
The ALPS can be told to print  WHITE first, then you print the colours over the white, that way the colour is dense and sharp and the background colour will not bleed thru the decal.

Try and find somebody close to you that has an ALPS printer, have a talk to them about what your attempting to create, they should be able to help you out.

Other than that, have a look for somebody who does it for C-A-S-H, if you find out what program they use, then you could do all the artwork and they would only have to charge you for each sheet printed.
The artwork is the biggest cost, so cut that out and it's relatively cheap to get a sheet of decals printed.

regards  greenie
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« Reply #261 on: March 21, 2017, 02:37:52 PM »

Your wagons are marvellous, one better than the rest. I'd really like to see a picture taken in natural light. Did you ever think about a diorama and giving a wagon a whiff of wear and use?
Great modeling!

Cheers,
Volker
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I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.
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« Reply #262 on: March 21, 2017, 05:58:56 PM »

Thanks - that's great to know.
I'm lucky that I have full access to a whole bunch of artwork software, and I know how to use it.
The obstacle is the ALPS printer.
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« Reply #263 on: March 21, 2017, 07:39:59 PM »

Here's a person who makes decals for anybody who wants them, it might pay you to contact him personally and have a good chat to him.

http://www.modeltruckin.com/store/


regards greenie

ps, from what I have gathered from others who have dealt with him, his prices are quite reasonable.
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« Reply #264 on: March 22, 2017, 01:23:05 AM »

How do the owners of Alps printers keep them running? The printers went out of production years ago and no other company has produced one with its capabilities. -- Russ
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« Reply #265 on: April 28, 2017, 01:02:35 PM »

Fantastic!!!!!! ...Allan
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« Reply #266 on: June 20, 2017, 12:47:21 PM »




Gordon Birrell

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordonbirrell/
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« Reply #267 on: June 20, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »

Nice picture, Gordon. -- Russ
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« Reply #268 on: June 20, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »

Great pic, lots of interesting things to see in that one photo.
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