Märklin PKP conversions

zdrada69 Mar 28, 2016

  1. zdrada69

    zdrada69 TrainBoard Member

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    Another project is a passanger car of typical Polish design for local trains. Production wf real cars started in late 50ties. The real car looks like this:

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    The model is 3D printed - prototypical version:

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    Some prograss.
    Handrails installed - I used 0,3mm plastic rod pieces.
    Marklin boogies installed on lower part of the car.

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    I added dummy lights. They are done with painted red plastic rods placed in drilled holes.

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    it looks that prototype has a little bit too big space beetwen body of the car and the boogie and totally as a result of that is a little bit too high. As it is a prototype I hope it will be slightly redesigned and changed,


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    The first test on layout together with Marklin repainted cars:



     
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    The car body looks good. But you need to lower the car body. It is too high on its wheels.
     
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    You are absolutely correct. I am waiting for Shapeways parcel with redesigned model.
     
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    Great work. Great thread. I will have to read this over again. Lots of great tips. Thanks for sharing them. I especially like the dummy taillights. This can be used in many ways. I use a flexible foam sanding stick with very, very fine grit to sand off the residue from the printing. I have a couple of well used ones that are fantastic for cleaning them as well as for buffing cast metal pieces. They leave no visible marks. Keep up the good work and keep the photos and tips coming. Your work is an inspiration. Jim in Boston
     
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    Thank you @bostonjim for your comment. I wonder what is "flexible sanding stick" ? Of course I understand the meaning but do not know how looks like and where to find it. Can you place a photo ? For some parts I use probably something similar - polishing tools for nails from beauty shop. Unfortunately they look to be useless for smaller parts or complicated shapes.

    I got redesigned lower part of that car. Some details were added under the car (tubes for excessive heating steam as well as a tube to dispanse waste from toilet) and interior was also added. Testing of height on wheels will be done soon.

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    Hi, The one I use is similar to the type they use in beauty salons but they are made by NZT. Anthony at ZSM was giving them away as promotions a few years ago. I asked him for several more because I liked them so much. He was very accommodating. They are made for z scale.. Each has three grades of sanding grit. See if he will send you a couple. If he has run out of them please let me know. I can send one to you. I find them invaluable for touching up. I love the level of modeling you are achieving. Best wishes, Jim in Boston
     
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    Just take a piece of styrene or wood food stick. Use double sided tape stick sand paper of choise to it. Shape to the required size.
     
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    Easy and usefull. Thank you !
     
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    Redesigned lower part of the car was installed. In my opinion it looks much more prototypical:

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    Marklin model: repainted, weathered, new lettering added (high density printing on photo-paper)

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    "Ryflak" PKP passanger car got my first ever designed decals... Not perfect in size but make this car nicer:

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    I have been asked by some fellow modellers to make some of those cars for them - it looks like a small "factory"

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    All cars are ready (one mine and 5 for fellow modellers):

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    Bravo!!!
     
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    My wish to have PKP cars resulted in first designes of my own decals. It still needs some improvement and calibration byt I am really happy to have a chance to finish some models and to help some fellow modellers with their projects. These are simple designs using letters and numbers (still not ready for drawings). As an example - decals for PKP passanger cars for Ep. V. The coin on photo is 10% smaller comparing to US 1 cent and practically the same as 1Eurocent.

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    Those look great, Pawel!!! What z scale is missing is good decals. I'm sure there are many others like you and me that have many nearly finished projects that are waiting for the final touch: Decals. It would be great if one of the larger decal makers would offer somethings in z scale for the scratch builders, letters, numbers, common signs, etc...with the same quality as their other lines. I have had some signs custom printed in 3-D with good results. It adds a sense of authenticity to the scene. Of course, this works only for building signs. I have used n-scale decals for lack of not having the option of z scale ones. Thanks for all the great info. Jim
     
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    That is really great to finish old projects... with decals.

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    Pawel, Another well finished project! they look nicely detailed too! Finished is also great word since I have many as well! You decals on this one is outstanding!
     
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    Decal were also applied for some military vehicles for military train. For the start - some first aid vehicles: Humvee and M113:

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