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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 06:19 am
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I have not done much card building but this is a starter project. It is a German tram from the BastelBogen on line site (free downloads A few snags in building, the chassis was a little too long for the body to fit and the bogie frames did not line up with the bogie pivots but as a first try it gave pleasure and showed how important accuracy in cutting and scoring is.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 07:02 am
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Looks good Owen :thumbs



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Hi Owen Well done congratulations first attempt at modelling Trams  Your model looks great

Trams use to travel at my local town around 1955

Best of Luck from South Wales U.K.

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Thanks for viewing and commenting, am busy with a 1904 West Ham Type A Car, will post pic later, the original kit from TLRS is in 4mm but it is too small for me so I blow them up to 8mm using 300 gsm card, seems to work ok.
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Hi Owen sorry for being slow returning message.  Some photos would be nice.  Did you intend trying modelling kits made of  brass or white metal.  As some of the chaps with YMRC have 12v elec motors fitted to their trams and run them on track.  I dont  know the gauge members model in,  Ask the members any questions you request

My model railway gauge being 00 4mm 1.76 , Control by AC DC DCC  Locos Steam Elec Diesel  Sorry a little lost working with Tram,s.

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Best of luck from South Wales U.K.

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Hi Noviceman, thanks for the interest shown, no, brass and white metal are out of my budget and now with the exchange rate going up everyday it make it very expensive, also the poatage and if it is not insured you will not get it. At present I will sick with static models but have seen on utube card bodies on running chassis which looked good. Scale sizes, 4mm is approx HO so to double up would bring it to 8mm to the foot or approx O gauge. Speak to you again.
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