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Melbourne W2 Class Tram Nearing Completion

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Today I took a break from 3D modelling of future tram projects and gave my airbrush a workout on my newly printed Melbourne W2 Class HO tram. Here are the results. Numbers and destination signs are yet to be fitted.

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How to motorise your HO scale Sydney O Class Tram

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The O class tram has always proven a challenge to motorise in HO scale as the open seating compartments above the bogie section makes it difficult to install a standard motor bogie. In designing this model I decided to use … Continue reading

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HO 1:87 Federation House Model Painting Complete

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Today I had the pleasure of painting my 1:87 scale Federation House. Here is a link to the model on the Shapeways website: http://shpws.me/z6Dh

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Painting is almost complete on my Sydney O class tram

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Painting is just about complete for my new Sydney O class tram in 1:87 HO scale. I need to source some decals or get some custom made for the numbers. 3D print can be purchased here: http://shpws.me/y7gE

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Sydney O class tram print has arrived!

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My first print of the O class tram has finally arrived. The detail has come up well. Looking forward to receiving the updated chassis so I can fit the motor and get the model running on my layout.

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New O Class Tram Chassis

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Now that the initial parts have been received I have been able to improve the chassis to better accept the half floor Hollywood Foundry Motor and gearbox. The chassis is also more streamlined so that it can’t be seen through … Continue reading

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New 1:87 HO Melbourne W2 Class Model Tram

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I have just put the finishing touches on my latest 3D model and sent it to the printers. This latest model is a 1:87 HO representation of a Melbourne W2 class tram. Link to the model on the Shapeways store: http://shpws.me/z9e8

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