Gresley door ventilator cover

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Ralphw
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Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by Ralphw » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:39 pm

Does anyone have a drawing of the external ventilator covers on the doors of Gresley LNER coaches.

I’m building kits (KAlasercraft) of 51’6” ordinary stock, the ventilators at the top of the doors are flat rectangles of laser cut wood. Looking at photos I wonder if the covers are angled outwards slightly from top to bottom and have curved edges on the top and sides.

The kits are gauge 1 10mm/ft so the detail is very noticeable.

Many thanks

Ralph

MikeTrice
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Re: Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by MikeTrice » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:25 pm

These might help.
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sawdust
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Re: Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by sawdust » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:32 am

Yes they do taper slightly towards the top, I can't remember exactly by how much but would guess about an 1/8" to a 1/4" at full size but these aren't something I've ever had to make.

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Re: Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by Dave » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:17 am

Ralphw,
Following on from Mikes photos and sawdusts comments you might find these extracts from drawing 12077D of help.
I can also provide the internal louvre as well if you require it.
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Re: Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by Ralphw » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:54 pm

Brilliant, many thanks for the information.
I had assumed they were metal and painted, not wood.
Given the shape I will plan to make a master and cast then in resin.
Regards
Ralph

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sawdust
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Re: Gresley door ventilator cover

Post by sawdust » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Why not do as I would if I had to make a batch of these full size?

Plane and sand a length of suitable timber to the right profile, cut them off to length, round the ends then file the vent in the back. 🙂

Sawdust.

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