Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors
Excellent. I’m interested.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via Groups.Io
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors
The ends for these cars already exist as a print; they have for a couple of years. If there's enough interest I can see if the artist is interested in drawing & printing the rest of the car.
On Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6:50:14 PM CDT, Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:
Tried playing around in Sketchup with various corrugation shapes this afternoon. I think this is fairly close. 9” spacing as suggested by Dennis. 4.5” depth of corrugations (just a guess). Flat on the outer surface of the end, and the space between each corrugation about 1.5” wide. Each corrugations has a curved radius at the back about 1”. Approx. 28 degree bend in the corrugations creates the points at each end.
So . . . with end height from bottom of the end to the top of the sides, height from bottom of the end to the peek, and width, it wouldn’t take much to make this end.
So . . . are there two different ends on these cars – one with 5 wider corrugations per panel; the other with 6? The new lead stark brick photo seems to show that, unless it’s an illusion.
The DA ends are a natural thought but the ribs are not spaced the same. You have to invert the casting then scrape off details. Scratch building would be an easier path.