Lochee Car Seats
The Lochee car had a total seating capacity for
sixty-two passengers. The upper saloon had a seating capacity for
thirty-four passengers. The seats were of the double "Ascot" tilting
traverse type and are upholstered in antique hide. Most seats could seat
two, but there was a single seat placed at strategic locations so that the
conductor , in carrying out his duties, did not interfere with or obstruct
passengers entering or leaving the upper saloon. The lower saloon had a
seating capacity of 28 and was wholly fitted with double "Ascot" tilting
transverse type seats covered with moquette.
||The seats are cast
from resin. Here are a couple of masters. The left-hand one is made from
balsa wood and sealed with sanding sealer. The right-hand one is made from
Plastic sheeting. The rubber is poured into the master. (The sides are
missing from the balsa master!)
the resulting moulds. To speed up production, I made four copies of the
main seat mould. The resin is poured into each cavity and leveled with a
piece of glass.
||This is an assembled
seat ready for painting. Two Nickel Silver strips support the seat backs,
and a thin Nickel Silver strip hides the join.
view. The end plate hasn't been fixed yet.
||The lower saloon seats
were covered in a cloth. To simulate this I created some water slide
Here are the upper saloon seats painted in antique