Saturday, 22 March 2014

Metrolink 2

Its starting to look a little more like a Metrolink tram now !

The center section is taking shape and both ends have their side panels fitted





Before proceeding I did take time out to check it would bend around the corners in the Garden


Max helping at the back



Thursday, 20 March 2014

Metrolink


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 .....



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