- Dec 2, 2003--- In email@example.com, "kimvellore" <kim@b...> wrote:
> If we could find an artist like Yuji who could make a masterEveryone:
> mould in styrene or wax or resin then it could be reproduced in
> Brass, add some PE details and use some CNC for making the chassis
> and drive mechanism parts and you have a working loco.
> So in order of priority I would say Casting, Photo Etch, CNC
> machining, decal making and painting. The CNC parts could also be
> eventually cast.
> It is a great effort that you making for Z scale community,
> but concentrating on CNC alone will not be able to achieve what you
> are trying to do.
As I recall when Yuji described what his model consisted of I believe
he mentioned that the drive gears he used were from Marklin, I
presume he used those to save time and effort since his model is a
one time project.
I myself am planning to use a combination of resin castings for
bodies and chemically etched metal detail parts like the end frames,
roof walks and hopper hatches.
I almost considered making metal bodies from etched sheet metal, but
I didn't care to solder all those cars, plus I would still have to
cast the frame for mounting the coupler/truck assemblies.
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