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TOPIC: KiwiRail Toshiba EO in TT scale 1:120 (NZ120)

KiwiRail Toshiba EO in TT scale 1:120 (NZ120) 7 years 9 months ago #1

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one project finished and now it's time to start another one. 2 Toshiba EOs from KiwiRail in TT scale. the shells are done by Shapeways and the drives are from Atlas (N scale).

the challenge is to build this:

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out of this:



the shells are delivered from Shapeways in a translucent material and to actually see what I have to work with the shell has to be painted preferably gray to see all the 'faux pas'









as you can see on all the pictures, and specially on this one, the surface of the shells is everything but smooth (they are not even both the same) there will be a lot of elbow grease needed to build something nice out of this shells, we will see...



the drives for these EOs are from Atlas, EMD MP15DC drives. the drives have to be modified, the fuel tank has to be milled off to make space for the box and the air tanks. I will also modify the trucks to bring them a bit closer to the ones on the EOs...





first thing now is to wait till the paint is really dry and then I can start to sand the suface with wet sand paper, I am really looking forward to this... :hairpull:

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Re: KiwiRail Toshiba EO in TT scale 1:120 (NZ120) 7 years 9 months ago #2

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Hehe,will be watching this one with interest! :cheer:


Cheers
Stu

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Re: KiwiRail Toshiba EO in TT scale 1:120 (NZ120) 7 years 9 months ago #3

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You're not one to rest on your Laurels are you!

These are the ones used to go through the Otira tunnel aren't they? This will be an interested build.

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Re: KiwiRail Toshiba EO in TT scale 1:120 (NZ120) 7 years 9 months ago #4

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bikingmike wrote: These are the ones used to go through the Otira tunnel aren't they? This will be an interested build.


Hi Mike, yes those are the ones...
...the original Otira ones are also on the radar but first I will finish these two

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