The AC Lines Project

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Re: The AC Lines Project

Postby 87 101 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:11 pm

Hi I scratchbuilt lab 6 using a mainline mk1 brake and hornby mk3 bogies. It originaly had a scratchbuilt pan on the roof but this was removed and fitted to another lab 6 that I built for a customer.

http://www.westcoastminiatures.com/page53.html

The 89 was also scratchbuilt

http://www.westcoastminiatures.com/page52.html

The lights were done using 1.8mm leds. The new layout will be DCC so I will have to modify the lighting when I get round to chipping the 89. :wink:

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Re: The AC Lines Project

Postby GarrettTheThief » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:30 pm

Hi 87,

Thanks very much for the links, they've proved very useful. As I plan on converting a couple of Hornby's Class 43 units into the HST prototype driving cars, I might have a use for those spare cabs after all if I scratch build the Class 89 unit, rather than buy a ready-to-run model from DC kits. This has helped me consider other options.

As for lighting, I have a habit of using complicated and messy setups with large LEDs and light-carrying wire, but the results are still usually good despite the needlessly large amount of work required.

In the future, I want to build Nuneaton and Leicester, and I've recently set projects for myself to run various test trains, so it's good to know that a Class 89 would suit the scene (as Nuneaton is on the WCML). I've also seen images where an RTC loco - test Car 10 - Lab 6 - Class 89 loco formation is run on non-electrified lines, so I can run this through Leicester too. I've also decided to take a liberty and run my 225 IC train through Nuneaton too, so Lab 6 would make an excellent addition for running alongside my Class 91.

How did you craft the flat part of the roof where the pan lies?

Thanks again for the info, and your layout truly is amazing!
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Re: The AC Lines Project

Postby 87 101 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:42 pm

The flat part of the roof was made from plasticard the hard bit was bending some clear acrylic to form the roof windows. The train testing website has plenty of usefull reference pics.

http://www.traintesting.com/lab_6.htm

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Re: The AC Lines Project

Postby GarrettTheThief » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:10 pm

Thanks again for the tips, and best of luck with your new project.
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Re: The AC Lines Project

Postby eagle50043 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:45 pm

i love layout's with AC's and wires so look forward to it :-)


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