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Offline black hat miniatures

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54mm Boer War armoured train project
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
I am currently building a prototype for a 1/32nd scale Boer War Armoured train model for my Imperial Miniatures Toy Soldier range.

It is a mix of laser cut ply and 3d printed parts.  Eventually some pieces will be cast in metal...

This is the status so far:



The loco is nearly done - need to sort out a few bits and pieces...

The armored carriage needs some work, rivets adding, etc... and the wheels need a redesign to allow for axles.






Mike Lewis

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Offline Michi

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Re: 54mm Boer War armoured train project
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 06:41:49 AM »
That one looks good to me, very clean work! Is it a Thomas the tank engine underneath?
The track looks like 32mm gauge which would be 0 scale (1/45-1/48). 1/32 should be 45mm gauge in 1 scale though. What is it actually?

Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: 54mm Boer War armoured train project
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 08:17:38 AM »
That one looks good to me, very clean work! Is it a Thomas the tank engine underneath?

No all parts for the running gear are 3d printed ABS plastic.

The track looks like 32mm gauge which would be 0 scale (1/45-1/48). 1/32 should be 45mm gauge in 1 scale though. What is it actually?

Track is G scale - 45mm between rails.

Mike

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Re: 54mm Boer War armoured train project
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 08:22:33 PM »
Track is G scale - 45mm between rails.

Perfect!  :D

Offline white knight

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Re: 54mm Boer War armoured train project
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 08:43:10 AM »
Interesting. Is it a one-of or a master for production?

Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: 54mm Boer War armoured train project
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 05:23:38 PM »
Interesting. Is it a one-of or a master for production?

Master for production - still some tings to sort and then I'll make a number of bits in metal. 

Mike

 

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