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8100 Class DART Gauge N

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Here is a completed 8100 Class DART in Gauge N for a customer,  it's the first one from the workshop after several months of mould making and trial-n-error. This one is on a Tomix chassis but the next ones will be on my own chassis with more DART like under frame gubbins- though the Tomix aren't half bad- just hard to get.....

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Directional lights work by using fibre optic wires from the LEDs on the chassis

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The model has pretty much the same detail as my Gauge OO DART model- NS handrails, roof vents, screen wipers, horn......

Just a few small touch-ups required and it's ready to go into service

Eoin

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Hi Eoin

The DART looks really well, the work of a real craftsman. One would be a good accompaniment to my own 8600 series one.. Perhaps some will be ready to purchase by the end of the year.

MikeO

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Thanks MikeO

I have 4 two car set bodies together but still developing the chassis, I had planned to use generic Kato chassis but the jigs for making the bodies was based off the Tomix, the one above, and they don't fit the Kato! and I cant even get  the Kato chassis now so no point in making the jigs again. So it's going to be my own design chassis like the idea for the N 141- this is also delayed as I'm experiencing printing problems and table levelling problems on the CNC machine......

Eoin

 

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Thanks Eoin

If you do not already have customers for the DARTs  keep me in mind

MikeO

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Hi MikeO

Unfortunately they are for customers, I do have more of the body prints coming so I'll tag your name to one, I'm pretty sure I have your name down already on the list!!

Eoin 

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