My first foray into O scale P48 modeling has been the construction of a GP9 locamotive manufactured by Red Caboose. This model is out of prodution but still available around the web. The kit comes with a plastic frame that is lacking in both weight and rigidity. One aftermarket solution in brass was available but no longer in production.
Naturally I have decided to design my own frame. The frame is designed to accept the P&D Hobbies Twin Tower drive. I choose the brass truck version for my build. The wheels and tricks will be narrowed to P48 with additional parts.
As of this posting the frame is milled from 6061 Aluminum Alloy. Not as heavy as brass but fr more affordable. I may produce some in steel for added weight.
More details can be found on the Yahoo P48 Modelers Group.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I have been building and flying R/C helicopters for about 8 years so it was a given that I had to design some cool replacement frames. Here are two helicopter frames machined out of aluminum.
|Trex 550 Helicopter Frame|
|Trex 700 Radio Control Helicopter Frame Kit.|
|Trex 700 Frame Kit Ready to fly.|