Custom machined 16 axle schnabel

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted about my CNC milled train cars. You know how this hobby goes... life gets busy and boom! It's 6 months later and you haven't done anything! haha

Anyway this is my 16 axle schnabel!

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Also I put a few detailed videos of my first 2 prototypes on youtube!

Link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channe...rbgTvwsZWTgq10UwfdQ?

Will Kenly

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Dennis, Yeah it's solid white maple. I use a 3 axis CNC milling machine! I wouldn't be able to make those shapes with a conventional machine. Lots of arcs and 3D machining. I need to take some better pictures in the next few days but this video shows it pretty well.

https://youtu.be/8JEay_keTqc

It also shows the lifting mechanism which allows greater bed clearance

Will Kenly

Thanks! One of these days I've gotta send one of these off to be decorated and weathered by someone who really knows what they're doing... but my plain paint job will do for now.

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Didn't notice until after that the track was twisted... hehe oops

Will Kenly

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You'd assume by looking at it that was the case but it's actually good for 0-45! I was careful about that when I designed it. (we have a ton of atlas 0-45 track and switches from back in the day.) The overhang is absolutely absurd though! haha

Will Kenly

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