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Offline Jon11  
#1 Posted : 22 August 2011 23:37:07(UTC)
Jon11


Joined: 22/08/2011(UTC)
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Location: Sydney
Hi everyone, I been running Z gauge since 86, but have only just started looking at Z on the internet. One of my main modifications is to add traction tyres. You can see the clamp marks on the rim from the lathe. I used slightly under size heat shrink tube for the tyre but without shrinking it with heat. You also need to find tube that has a constant thickness. But with a bit of trial & error you will find tube that is ok.
Jon11 attached the following image(s):
Tyres.jpg
Z Gauge, Black Forest layout
How dare you have clear arteries after all the cheese & wine you’ve had!
Offline ozzman  
#2 Posted : 23 August 2011 00:07:44(UTC)
ozzman

Australia   
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hi Jon and welcome to this forum. I'm also a Sydney Z scaler, but for nowhere near as long as you!

Thanks for sharing that idea. Is that an ICE 1? What do you do with 6-wheel loco bogies?
Gary
Z Scale
"Never let the prototype get in the way of a good layout"
Offline kbvrod  
#3 Posted : 23 August 2011 01:08:34(UTC)
kbvrod

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Posts: 2,597
Location: Beverly, MA
Hi all,
See: Bull Snot

Dr D
Offline Jon11  
#4 Posted : 23 August 2011 05:04:47(UTC)
Jon11


Joined: 22/08/2011(UTC)
Posts: 42
Location: Sydney
Yes it‘s the ICE 1, this is also the first model I believe. In the very bottom left corner of the photo you can see the metal casting has white paint. The same model but a later version the casting stops below the white part of the body.

Attached image, 6 wheels. If I had the right size jaws for the lathe I could have clamped around the rim and not left clamp marks. But the marks don’t hinder running.
Jon11 attached the following image(s):
Tyres2.jpg
ICE.jpg
Z Gauge, Black Forest layout
How dare you have clear arteries after all the cheese & wine you’ve had!
Offline ozzman  
#5 Posted : 23 August 2011 06:49:13(UTC)
ozzman

Australia   
Joined: 23/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,828
Location: Sydney, Australia
Thanks for the photos. Where did you get the Bord Restaurant coach? I've never seen one of those before and I'm becoming insanely jealous!
Gary
Z Scale
"Never let the prototype get in the way of a good layout"
Offline Jon11  
#6 Posted : 23 August 2011 07:15:09(UTC)
Jon11


Joined: 22/08/2011(UTC)
Posts: 42
Location: Sydney
I made it myself from styrene sheet, various thickness from 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5 etc. The glazing was some bronze poly carbonate, & the highlight windows I pre-curved before cutting the poly cabonate to size. The paint was a car touch up spray can. The logo was some Letraset, then a clear top coat spray. The logo is not exactly right but good enough for me.

It wasn't too difficult to build, & if it didn’t work I could put back the old body.

Attached, ICE 1, 58 grams with lead.
Jon11 attached the following image(s):
Lead.jpg
Z Gauge, Black Forest layout
How dare you have clear arteries after all the cheese & wine you’ve had!
Offline ozzman  
#7 Posted : 23 August 2011 09:49:46(UTC)
ozzman

Australia   
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Posts: 1,828
Location: Sydney, Australia
Congratulations on a very professional job!
Gary
Z Scale
"Never let the prototype get in the way of a good layout"
Offline steventrain  
#8 Posted : 23 August 2011 18:43:06(UTC)
steventrain

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Location: United Kingdom
Hi Jon,

Welcome to the forum.
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