Märklin PKP conversions

zdrada69 Mar 28, 2016

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    The shell have been already sanded. What do you consider to be a printing artefacts ? Items indicated by arrows are placed on the roof intentionally. They represent prototypical vents.

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    Hi,

    I mean the lines between the upper windows. However it is posible that they just show in the picture but are actualy sanded flush.

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    The lines between upper window's top edges are prototypical. On the photo of original car there is a vertical line on top of the windows. I am not sure but probably the reason for that is to reduce amount of the rain to coma to window area from the roof... I think it could be even a bit more visible on the model - please look at the photo of the prototype:

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    All clear, looking forward to see the finished model.
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    I have found an inspiration for final look of the car in some photos:

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    Relatively well maintained sides of the car, visible cleaned part of the roof and very dirty and rusty top of the roof.
     
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    Some weathering done:

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    Looks great!
     
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    When I saw this photo I was really inspired...

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    My Z-gondola:

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    Next project is "technical rescue train". Initially I was inspired by models I have found on Shapeways. In Poland this kind of train has a light blue livery (now changing into yellow with dark blue stripe). Some interesting photos of real rescue train's cars:

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    My first items for this train are actually Shapeways pieces:

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    I do follow up withe the project. The "tank" rescue vehicle normally is travelling on the flat car. I decided to adopt Marklin 6 axle flat car. The necesssary job is to make it 4 axle car. Original trucks must be removed and the place to connect new tracks must be located closer to the end of the car:
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    Flat car got new painting both on top as well as on sides of it:

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    The wheelsets were installed in new places:

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    The ramp for loading and unloading rescue vehicle is in place:

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    Great conversion of the heavy load flat car. Do you get the replacement Märklin trucks as spareparts from Märklin?
     
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    The "replacement" trucks were actually taken away from Marklin 4 axis gondola ... It would be really great to get them separately as spareparts. I try to find trucks as "spareparts" on web page of Marklin but I was not succesfull. There are lists of spareparts for locomotives. There is possibility to buy them via web page ... But I could not find such a possibility for gondola's trucks. I did not find the number of those parts as well. It will be really good to have a possibility to buy it as a "spareparts" for all modellers doing some conversions. I will try to write by "contact page" of Marklin with this question ... Maybe someone else have good results in finding those trucks ?

    Well there is also a progress in the project. The gondola is finished with the "tank" and technical car is also added based on very common Marklin banana car - just repainted.

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    Ex-German "Bromberg" style car got the wheelsets:

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    To make some technical cars and the cars for serviceman there will be more work. The cars looks like this one:
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    The basis are Marklin baggage cars:

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    It has to reworked: the big doors must have different look. So parts of original Marklin cars must be removed:

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    Next steps with technical cars - new doors were put in place. I used "scrapbox technique" - some unused elements of plastic Z scale buildings probably by Kibri.

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    The windows are too big so I tried to make them smaller. Original entrance door at the right hand side must be removed as well. First step is to apply some putty.

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    Some more putty and sanding is necessary:

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    Finally I got an information from Marklin Customer Service. Trucks for 4-axle gondolas are not available at the moment. The numbers of spare parts are: 337480, 336950 and 337440 depending on design.
     
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    Some progress withe the "rescue train":

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    This time the conversion is much more complicated. I wanted to have low side gondola. They were build based on platforms which were not in use any more. The original looks like this:

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    I based it on Marklin platform. They have to be rebuilded to have 4 wheelsets instead of 6. The top is build using sturene plate and styrene strips:

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    Looks good!
     

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