3811Fw: Bogie Gluing Support
- Oct 2, 2004Hi,
I thought this list was interested also. Again, this is 1:24 scale, but the
principle is exact the same, which scale you use doesn't matter.
----- Original Message -----
From: "henrix" <henrix@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 7:04 PM
Subject: [Extra-NG-Rlys] Bogie Gluing Support
> Hi Guys,
> In my last mails I been somewhat negative and/or dissappointed on my
> progress with my bogies. But yesterday evening the simplest solution come
> my mind, just make a simple drawing on a piece of paper and fix it to a
> surface like foam or treetex (soft wood). After this put the pieces on the
> drawing carefully fixing there position before gluing. Sounds so
> but sometimes I need to re-learn old skills like this... Check the
> attachments, maybe looks clearer on them. Second bogie was a 'brieze' to
> make.. ;-)
> First image ( Roebane_bogie_gluing_support.gif ) ;;
> * the horizontal line follows the tracks. The evergreen 3.2mm (.125")
> strips is glued along the red lines with space for a 4.8mm (3/16") square
> tube inbetween them. Distance between the black crosses are 26mm (the axle
> lines). Each strip is 15mm (when cut..). Complete bogie is 50mm long and
> 40mm wide.
> Second image ( Pict8426m.jpg ) ;;
> * The lower left part is allready glued, the right side (under the
> weight) is waiting for drying up. This way I know I will get each
> absolute align with the frame, since each side follows the exact same
> Note that I didn't cut the strips to exact lenght, I find it much easier
> cut them with a fine scissor AFTER the bottom beam has been glued. This
> I know I will get an exact match. You guys who has been modelling for a
> time maybe do this better from the beginning, but for me (sofar) I find it
> easier to do it like this.
> * The fixture put on top of the weight is made for bending tipwagon
> frames. When needed, I put it in a wise. With curves this big, there is no
> problem with material breaking up. Also I do not get any problems with the
> sides of a 'U' frame to split to the sides. This fixture did take some
> to do, but it's worth it. I will use it making many small wagons - in
> to come..
> /Henrik Laurell
> ps1! the attachments are also saved to the files/HL-04 folder, along with
> some other pictures on "roebane".
> ps2! "Roebane" is danish for Sugar Beet Railways.
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