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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:14 pm

Though it is not a major project I take the opportunity to speak of my transforming two LGB 3060 & 3061 passengers cars to fit with my Polar-Deva loc. I do not intend to build historic models, just free-lance in the spirit of the time, that is 1924-1925, just in the Arts Déco period.

I am doing one 3rd class car and one double class 1st/2nd class. Just two pictures in the present step:

the second class compartment:



and the third class one:

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:22 pm

:arrow:excellent Exclamation
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:42 am

The 1st class seats are waiting the carpet and windows to be installed:




I have modified the roofs so that they look less "plastic" and that they can accomodate the lighing and batteries.



I covered the roof with abrasive, which, once painted, gives a nice surface. The transversal bars are made of wood sticks 3x1mm. It is supposed to imitate the old french carriages covered with tarred linen.

The upper part is just attached with two small magnets, sticking on two small steel plates.

Now I must concentrate on lights. I just received the two small Lipo batteries. I am afraid the small LED I bought are somewhat weak but those old carriages had very weak bulbs too.
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:56 am

I go along in my project. I worked on the lighting. I chose an independant solution on batteries for two reasons: no power take-up and no wiring in the car; all the wiring takes place in the roof:



the platform lighting:



the compartment lighting off



and on:

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:28 am

quelles sont les caractéristiques de cette batterie Lipo?
tension, puissance.
fournisseur.
ceiling lights are beautiful .
provenance?


merci.
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:12 pm

I bought those two LiPo batteries (one element, 3.7V 600mAh) for a triffle on internet from China, but I do not remember where from. You probably will find easily, tyîng LiPo 3.7V in Google.

I built the light the following way:
- outdoor lights four pieces:
      a white support of 2mm white PMMA cut and engraved on laser Trotec 300
      a round piece cut in 3mm reflecting PMMA with the Trotec
      a round piece cut in 3mm clear PMMA engraved with circular circles
      a brass ring made from the central part of a three pieces sanitary fitting, brought to the propre thickness (4.4mm) on abrasive stuff.



- indoor lights three pieces
      a brass ring bought from MicroModele as a ship port
      a round piece cut in 3mm reflecting PMMA with the Trotec
      a globe which has been the toughest part to built. I started from a 16mm PMMA bead that I cut in two hemispheres with a Proxxon disc, taking car to cut it along the meridain limit of casting. I then took material out with abrasive until I reached the desired thickness (5,5mm) which gives a 15.7mm diameter. I then engraved it and cut it to the right diameter (12mm) on the Trotec, the main difficulty being to center the piece correctly.
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:37 pm

Even if I have some troubles finishing my car, I cannot help taking the pleasure to do some pictures of the inside before closing the box:











The car is dramatically vacant; it desperately needs some passengers to come!
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:10 am

Great interior. The roof lights are fantastic. It seems you've got very calm hands.

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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:25 am

No I do not have very calm hands, but I have the opportunity to use a Trotec laser cutter and I use it a lot. Of course it does not cut metal, but even then I sometimes use it: I make a PMMA guide which allows me to drill in the proper position; I alose used the same device to drill the seats feet assembly in the right position.
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:12 am

I go on in my project. The 2nd/1st class carriage comes to and end. Just a few pictures:

The 2nd class comparment:



and:


The 1st class compartment:




and:

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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:11 pm

I started a third car: luggage van - 3rd class. A view of the the body before wood plating:

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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:11 am

Just to give an idea of the finished stuff, a short video showing the cars pulled by my Polar-Deva at Ardéche Miniature 2015:

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:14 pm

Very beautiful and detailed work. I love it!

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Paul pirat
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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:38 pm

Thanks! The next step will be to transform my loc into a live diesel, what was intended since the beginning but gave me some problems, the brushless motor not having enough torque to start the thermic engine. Brian sold me a Kyosho with pullstart thaty I am planning to use.
But for the moment being, I am working on an other project: the Alsthom 1965 BB BB built for the Congo Ocean Railways, probably one of the most powerful loc ever built for metric railways.
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:02 pm

That sounds like a great project!
Did you post that here as well? (I was looking but could not find it) or on an other site? I would love to see it!

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Saint-Oblas



Location : Lyon, France

PostSubject: Re: Transforming LGB passenger cars   Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:17 am

Thanks Paulus! I have posted on the subject in the "live diesel" topic. You reminded me that the subject had not been updated for long, so I corrected that. I also post on an other forum "voie metrique libre". One of your cocitizen (Maarten, alias "Training Dutchmann") often post on this french speaking forum. He also attended Ardèche Miniature with many achievements of his own.
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