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Old 06-30-2019, 04:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That will be a silly cool build, post lots of pictures
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All the hardware and upholstery is amazing. That is one of the best interiors I have ever seen!
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Beautiful job Fred! I have a question about this kit in the photos of the Amatti kit that I saw, it looks like the outside wrapper for the car sides is paper printed blue and with the lining. Is that so or is my interpretation wrong? Paper sides wouldn't last long outdoors. besides the other problems with the kit such as wheels, couplings, cast diaphragms to make an operating model out of it.
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Thank you!

The outside walls are not paper; they are made of two layers of (thin) wood with in between nickel silver material for the window frames and the (plastic) window material. The outside are etched brass plates (0.4 mm) which are glued to the wood (not 1 piece but some 12 pieces for each wall, all to be glued correctly). Of course this had to be painted. The stripes are some kind of tape and the lettering is decals. I painted the walls gloss and then put the stripes and lettering on it and then sprayed a layer of satin paint for protection.



In the kit are full size printed paper outside walls; these are only to be used as a guide how to paint/stripe and letter the walls and not for using on the car.

Today I added the end-walls:





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A bit further with the kit; all doors, handles and steps are fitted:





More Pictures here: http://sncf231e.nl/amati-kit-for-a-c...-sleeping-car/

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Thanks Fred for the info, what had led me astray was those sheets of printed sides in colour part of the instructions, good they did do a brass sheeting.
By the way I did an article on making paper bellows for Steam in the Garden magazine for my PRR cars then under construction. For European cars its a bit more tricky as you need much more folds about ten was right for European standards. but it can be done as I have done it. It will be useful if you plan to run it.
I would also do new rounded roof ends as per J&M in Samba wood.
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After about a year the Amati kit of the gauge 1 CIWL sleeping car is completed below the roof. Here is a video of the result:

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Some pictures (more pictures on my website: http://sncf231e.nl/amati-kit-for-a-c...-sleeping-car/







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And now the roof is also finished. I did not use the roof ends from the kit but made some better proportioned (I hope) roof ends:









The inner ceilings still have to be done and some better springs for the bogies are ordered.

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Great kit build Fred, there must be heaps of hours spent on this, but the time invested is well worth the effort. The 'new' roof ends are an improvement over the supplied ones ( Simon what do you think?)
Can you do a video of this coach running with some J&M CIWL coaches for comparison doing run-bys and also stationary close up comparisons. Do you think the coach will survive well for regular running in the garden where the odd derailment and brushing up against foliage can damage detail parts?
Fantastic job looks fabulous.
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Thank you Russel,

Of course a video of the running model (when completely finished; I am still waiting for new springs for the trucks/bogies and have to add ceiling detail to the interior) will be made.

The model however cannot be used at all as you would use J&M cars. It is much to fragile. I do not think it can be packed to travel to a GTG or meet. I will use it at least one time (I hope) to run a "Train Bleu" but it is clearly supposed to be a static model. I follow two other builders on youtube of these models and they both make a static model, one even glued the brake block to the wheels!

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