August 2015 – Geotextile Train Ballast Demo Model
The client for this project had a series of challenges that they wanted to see illustrated within one model – How to show a thin geotextile layer in action below a train, track and ballast? – the model needed to show an immediate, clear explanation of the application and environment the material would be used, but only as a table-top model for an exhibition in Barcelona. Our design team at MC Modelmaking found a suitable scale (1/16) that would show the thin layers within the context of a commuter train on the tracks, and then chose suitable scale materials that would illustrate the groundwork strata. Using computer models and samples we worked with the client to design and approve the model design prior to production.
The model was designed to be resilient and transportable, and MC Modelmaking also supplied a flight case for shipping abroad.
Client – Avintiv