Occre Adler coaches 1:24

wrighizilla

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Having built the Adler locomotive I could not resist building its passenger carriages.
they are 3 different carriages.
this is the kit


I started from the first class carriage.

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I lit the first and second class carriages. probably in 1830 they wouldn't have had the light but I think it's nice to see them go with light on

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this is the result, the finished first class carriage.

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Paul M

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Fantastic modelling :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 

Paul M

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Impressive again
 

wrighizilla

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third class carriage end
one of the most beautiful Occre trains I have made.

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PhilP

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I think she may need to tie her bonnet down?
 

John Carmichael

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Well done! You did a fantastic job on a difficult model. I know, because I bought the same kit. I had difficulty bending the wood that forms the curved bottom front and back sides. Would you mind sharing the technique you used to bend the wood panels?

Thanks for the great photos.

p.s Your lighting power pickups underneath the carriages seems to be a origiunal home-made design. I think I figured it out. Does the steel axle transfer power from the wheels to a bare metal wire touching the axle?

John Carmichael
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wrighizilla

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thank you!!
the handmade brass tabs touch the wheel rings.
the axle is insulated, the wheels are made of wood.
maybe sometimes there is some led light flickering but it depends a lot if the track it is well cleaned.
to bend the wood I first engraved lines, this helps a lot.
aesthetically it is good because they look like wooden boards and remain inside the cabins
then I soaked the wood for 20 minutes in hot water but only at the bottom under the windows otherwise it weakens.
finally I bent the wood by hands onto a very hot metal tube until it dried.
for the pipe I often use a soldering iron or a 20-30mm diameter water pipe that I can heat from the inside with a gas pen or some candles

I leave you the complete photo gallery so if you want to see the construction of the 3 carriages it could help

 

Paul M

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Fantastic build, they really do look great.
Can I ask, would the coaches have been lit? I thought the very early coaches hadn't got that far in the comfort stakes
 

FatherMcD

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Fantastic build, they really do look great.
Can I ask, would the coaches have been lit? I thought the very early coaches hadn't got that far in the comfort stakes
You are probably correct, but between the second and third pictures in post #1, he invokes rule #8.
 

Paul M

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You are probably correct, but between the second and third pictures in post #1, he invokes rule #8.
True, but I was only asking out of curiosity really, not commenting on the build as such.
 

wrighizilla

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True, but I was only asking out of curiosity really, not commenting on the build as such.
I'm pretty sure they didn't have lights, also because we're talking about 1835 carriages.
but do you want to compare the satisfaction of seeing it turn illuminated? :inlove:
also because my railroad is indoor.