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Small window castings?
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:30:07 PM »
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 Hi, Does anyone know of very small, basic window detail parts? I'm looking for something smaller than 24" x 24" scale inches, made by Tichy. And I wonder about those dimensions. Are they the actual window opening? I don't have a scale ruler. Want them for a woodsided caboose project.
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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 12:03:07 AM »
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Hi, Does anyone know of very small, basic window detail parts? I'm looking for something smaller than 24" x 24" scale inches, made by Tichy. And I wonder about those dimensions. Are they the actual window opening? I don't have a scale ruler. Want them for a woodsided caboose project.
 Thanks,
 Joe D

If you have a digital caliper ($20 at any Harbor Freight store), then you can measure any N scale item and multiply that by 160 to get 1:1 size. And if you don't have a digital caliper yet, get one - it will make your modeling much easier! Especially since you are going beyond just assembling plastic kits.  Take the plunge -- you won't regret it.  :)  I had a friend who resisted getting a caliper until I actually bought one for him. Now he uses it often.

And for multiplying N scale dimensions to 1:1 (or vice-versa), I have several cheap keychain-size calculators from Staples hanging around my workbench.
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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 12:29:02 AM »
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Yeah I had the link to the Tichy page that tells you what size opening they take, but when I came back here I read you didn't have a ruler.

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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 02:01:58 AM »
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I DO have a digital caliper. Chris urged me to buy one years ago. I have two, one for hobby use, and one for the garage/auto use.
 I trimmed a Tichy window part, the work car windows, https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/n_framed-windows/p/2518/Default.aspx  Cut the mullions out, intend to use the upside down, so they have a drip guard. But they still look a bit large compared to proto. http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/lhr/lhr-c018dsa.jpg
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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 02:08:21 AM »
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Oh OK. So the hole needs to be .185x.185" If you inserted them from inside they wouldn't have the wood trim around them and would look smaller.

BTW I order direct from Tichy all the time and the shipping is fast.

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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 02:47:50 PM »
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Scratch this.  A little reading and it wasn't pertinent. :facepalm:
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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 03:48:42 PM »
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But I was just wondering if there any other window castings that might be better suited for this project?
 Joe D

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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 03:30:18 PM »
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But I was just wondering if there any other window castings that might be better suited for this project?
 Joe D

Do you want to make some?  It could be done. 
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Re: Small window castings?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 08:19:11 PM »
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I'll keep you in mind Mark. I did find Tichy 12" x 18" framed windows, and ordered them. I'll see how they work.
  Any chance you have an Alps printer, to make decals?? 
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 Joe D