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I think it should be possible to improve the quality of those. It looks like there's a bit of over extrusion or perhaps the retraction needs increasing. Failing that, maybe a clean up of the original file would help?
Bonjour. I didn't know about the emblem of Franche Conté. I remember my father told us he had to go to Sochaux to buy his first new car in the 1950 (From Brittany!) She was a 203. then a 403, then a "Versailles".for Gérard Baudoin and other people interested in this question !
The initial home town of Peugeot is in Sochaux.
Sochaux is in the so called région Franche Comté in France.
The Franche Comté emblem is a lion.
I am now in Toulouse area but my family originated from Franche Comté and particularly close to Sochaux.
Several members of my family worked by Peugeot.
Good solution, though i may have used a couple of small 10/12 BA nuts and bolts, but as long as it works for youToday I repaired my USA trains depressed center flat car. As many other G Scaler I broke one of the brake wheel support.
After having tried glue which failed , I found another solution with 2 nails.
The first step was to bore the 4 holes 1.5 mm with care to make sure the support will be well aligned.
Fortunately it worked fine....
There is always more than one way to achieve the same outcome but I do wonder whether trying to achieve a curved roof using the original "American-style" roof is necessarily the best starting point.I like these short vans but would like a more European/UK roof line, i.e. curved rather than the present central walkway and angled roof line either side
Much useful info there, David. Off now to GRS to search out what you mention. Their kits would have been my preferred option if they were still available.There is always more than one way to achieve the same outcome but I do wonder whether trying to achieve a curved roof using the original "American-style" roof is necessarily the best starting point.
Like you I have a number of the ToyTrain box vans and I also wanted to "anglicise" them. At the time, Garden Railway Specialists offered a number of conversion kits for ToyTrain wagons, and one of these achieved what I wanted. It consisted of a pre-curved piece of thick plasticard (113 x 230mm), two rectangles of thinner plasticard with a template to shape the top edge to match the curve of the roof, two vacuum-formed roof supports (for sticking to the underside of the roof to slot inside the body) and two ventilators.
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They stopped producing this"kit" some time ago but still offer the "Moulded Roof Supports" (SG1108), the ventilators (SG1128}, and a number of curved roofs (though most are not wide enough for this task).
On other wagons, I have fabricated a roof from scratch and topped it with "corregated iron sheet" also from GRS (LSA2, but I can't find it on their website today). This comes (came?) as a vacuum-formed sheet with two separate corrugated strips each of 405 x 113mm (so enough for three wagon roofs if you are prepared to join two bits together for the third one).
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Of course, another method of creating a curved roof is to make it up from a number of narrow strips attached to an arched former. ge-rik (of this forum) has described this process (on the same wagon as yours!) on his blog (How I converted an LGB US style box car into a UK style closed van).
Food for thought?
All the best
Conversation started.If it's of interest, I can laser cut roofs from 2mm ply, with the planking half cut, so bending to shape is easy. I've done this on my home built wagons and the end effect is excellent.
The one below has just been painted without any sanding or filler, but a layer of tissue will give a very realistic canvas finish. View attachment 291193 View attachment 291194
Busy, busy, busy!Currently I have 3 things on the go on my work bench:
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- Pola Garden Shed, my first Pola building and very impressed so far.
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- A Timpdon 2 Compartment Coach
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- Bachmann Tram conversion to battery RC
Just arrived a Kippo Signal Box, not started yet