Papier mache coaches?

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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?


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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. 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 ... -paper.pdf

So I am not surprised by the use in coaches.
Still not doing enough modelling

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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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