Its been quite some time since I have spent any time in the shed at the bottom of the garden. My creative den ! But after a recent trip on a Metrolink from Oldham to Manchester, I was curious as to how hard modelling said vehicle would be.
After a few weeks of pondering how to overcome some of the technical issues I decided the best way was just to get stuck. There are no plans that I can find, but the internet did yield some overall dimensions and the picture at the top of the page. After studying lots of photographs I came to the conclusion this side view was good enough to work from and printed it at the finished size that I wanted.
Armed with a bottle of solvent weld, several thickness's of plastic sheet, a knife and steel rule I set to work.
|The chassis and frame for one half|
|Chassis and frame for both halves.. McD's cup gives idea of size !|
|First piece of side cladding tested|
|More cladding and roof line added|
|First unit starting to take shape|
|From the rear end of unit one|
More to follow .....