Following a throw away comment on an R/C thread, I share with you one of my experiments over the winter.
I found this fascinating website http://papertrolley.ucoz.ru/ where the guy takes pictures of trolleybuses and trams and makes HO card kits out of them and posts them on his site. He is really clever as there is little or no distortion. One of my favourite gadgets is a cheapo colour laser and a pile of waterproof laser paper (vinyl).
Most of the trams on his website have got roundy bits, but the Tatra T6 is all corners :
Anyway, step 1 - print the HO kit in Windows Paint - a little known feature is the percentage upscale at print time - so 387% should do it
Step 2 - stick it to some foamed pvc
Step 3 - cut it out, wrestle with it and glue together with superglue
Step 4 - find some old MDC trucks and stick 'em underneath
Add a few bits and bobs and try it out...
It is crude but it was fun to try the idea. Sadly the MDC trucks (brass wheels, plastic gears, and no skates) were not much good, so the model was left in the shed for the winter. Well its back in the dining room (with permission this time) and most of the way through a tidy up and battery conversion... but don't hold your breath.
ps. I posted a similar topic in another place, and no-one got the title of the thread, so I thought I'd try again...