5891Re: French Modelling Menu
- Aug 4, 2008Hi Daniel
Thanks a lot for your kind words.
The rebuilt Magic Train steam loco was done some years ago - my
second serious attempt at a 1:35 loco, actually. Most of the info for
the project came from published drawings and photos. I had some help
from an article in a Swedish modelling magazine that contained a
template for a cab. The idea was that you could test a 1:32 rebuild
on a Magic Train loco in no time by copying and cutting the template.
No need for cutting in the 1:45 model. I remade the template for my
own loco to fit my 1:35 scale and used it for drawing out
measurements on plastic card.
The rebuild can be done by simply putting the cab on an unchanged
Magic Train steamer - an operation that could probably be done in an
evening or two. I rebuilt the rear of the loco quite substantially,
lengthening the rear frames, moving the cab rearwards. I actually
wrote a small article on the project, but removed it from the files
section some time ago. Might re-upload it again? In the files section
you can actually still find the cab template - just print, check for
size and cut!
I hope you are progressing with your interesting factory layout and
laser cut wagons. I cannot wait to see more!
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