Papier mache coaches?

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barhamd
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Papier mache coaches?

Postby barhamd » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:12 pm

While in Penzance last week I was reading the Oakwood Press book on the West Cornwall railway. I was somewhat phased by the description of certain coaches as being made of wood and Papier Mache (This would be ~1850). How and where did you make a prototype coach out of Papier Mache?

David

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Re: Papier mache coaches?

Postby DougN » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:33 am

During that time paper mâché was used for prefabricated buildings and there is still some surviving in Abbotsford here in Melbourne. http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01181b.htm For more information. For real chapter and verse description of this period with various material usage I can point you to no better research than by my Old Professor for the history of building construction, Prof Miles Lewis http://www.mileslewis.net/australian-bu ... -paper.pdf

So I am not surprised by the use in coaches.
Doug
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Re: Papier mache coaches?

Postby Alan Turner » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:29 pm

And then there is the Trabant!

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Re: Papier mache coaches?

Postby Horsetan » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Alan Turner wrote:And then there is the Trabant!...


That was Duroplast. Not quite papier mâché....
That would be an ecumenical matter.


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