Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Painted VFTY and OR wagon

Here are the models painted up and decaled, only the weathering to go :) Click on them for larger pictures.

Need to fit the handbrake wheel.



Monday, January 27, 2014

QN and Plateframe Bogie sample

I received a package from ShapeWays today:
The QN ballast wagon.

The print is really nice and needed very little cleaning up, the rods underneath the wagon are very brittle though...

A couple of things to fix and then it will be ready for production

Will need to glue on couplers, or cut the screw.

One Plateframe bogie fitted, Micro-Trains 36in wheels..

The Plateframe in undercoat.

The Micro-trains 36in wheels drop in and roll freely.



Monday, January 20, 2014

New Products from Peter Boormans Workshop N Class, F Class Blitz Truck

Recieved a package of new stuff from Pete today:

This is the model in undercoat on a Kato SD40 chassis. Master is a 3D Rapid Prototype from Robbie Popovski.

This is the other side direct from the package.

The kit is comprehensive including lots of decals, etched handrails and lost wax horn (not pictured).

VR / VLINE F Class
This etch is designed for the Graham Farish 08, the latest version runs really well so I'm looking at dressing mine up some day...

Blitz Trucks
These are another 3D master.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

N scale VFTY

Here are the latest test prints on the VFTY timber wagon.

Complete with bogies, again testing the new VSX bogies that are coming with the FQX project.

Again the casting has been soaked in isopropyl alcohol to remove the support wax, but otherwise it hasn't been cleaned up. Again "good enough", and with some time can be made better.

This version includes the tie down rail and the strap reals. and the rerailing points over the bogie centres, very plased at this detail and how it is represented.

This is how it looks out of the alcohol

The other end in undercoat, this is the worst side.

This side shows the tape reals.

One more lot of tweaks and it will be available for sale.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

QR Model

Today I picked up the QR test print from ShapeWays. I have painted it in undercoat and fitted bogies and couplers

I have deliberately not cleaned up the model, this is how it arrived. First the good side:

Then the not so good:

Note in the second picture I was testing two different bogies, the new ones that are coming with the FQX project on the left, Micro-Trains on the right. Couplers are Microtrains 2001 couplers.

The unpainted model looks like this:

The cutouts in the underframe are to allow the wheels room to swing while giving a nice low riding height which the 2001 coupler allows.

Once undercoated the detail stands out :)

A few things to tweak then it is ready.