Locomotives and Rollingstock on your Workbench

 
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Love your work Matt!
And yes, a vote for a Y in HO-scale! Smile

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  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Guys, I think you will just have to change scales if you want to model SAR narrow gauge Wink. The S scale rollingstock development just keeps on coming. Here are the latest kits under development, the SAR X and Y 4 wheels and the CR NGAS (which is the same design as the Y).







  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Sorry Matt it's broad gauge or no gauge for me! As tempting as your great models may be Wink
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi Guys, I'm starting to feel like I have hijacked this thread but we just keep making stuff. The latest Sn3.5 offerings are the NB shunter and the GN, On, SE and Rn wagons. All of which will be available as kits at EOTLH very shortly. In addition we are now producing the SAR removals box plus the Fnt flat car is an upcoming kit. The Fnt pictured is a roughie sample that was printed on my printer here.







  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi All, here we go again with more progress on the S scale Y class. Detailing is now complete as are paint and decals. I just need to give the Y a light weathering to take the gloss off the paint. The intention with this loco is to achieve a look similar to how Y97 looked in the late 1960's when it worked a number of enthusiast specials. The only problems were it was too difficult to mask the boiler with the plumbing and Westinghouse pump in place so the smokebox didn't get painted grey, and the red lining is way beyond my skill level. Despite this I am very happy with the result.





and I have now decalled the three 4 wheel open wagons (although I am yet to weather them)



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and just for good measure I have built a Silverton On to go with the SAR one. I only need another 20 (and a 400 class) to make a decent consist.
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
As usual Matt.... beautiful work!

A tip that I use for fine lining, is using a fine point Sharpie pen.

Cheers,

Dan
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Hi guys, just moved house interstate so the modelling has slowed but I am still managing to make some progress on a few Sn3.5 projects. Paul has done the design work on these kits and I have just built the samples.

I've got the 75 class Brill #100 completed with its enlarged baggage compartment and altered window configuration


and there is now the Rcn insulated Van and the SOC ore wagon which we are waiting on decals





and there is more in the pipeline in both HO and Sn3.5
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
As always, great work Matt! Always great to see SAR models. Well done!
  VRfreak Beginner

Just completed this ZF van from prestige models.
My first attempt at a brass kit.
Nice model and easy to build, would recommend to anyone thinking of starting to build in brass.
ZF15
  alco4836 Station Master

Hi All
I just put a little update on my blog of the two wagons I am working
on a NZZA and a RZXY.
Just click on the link if you want to take a look.

Mathew Hughes
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Just completed this ZF van from prestige models.
My first attempt at a brass kit.
Nice model and easy to build, would recommend to anyone thinking of starting to build in brass.
VRfreak

Good job, but it wouldn't hurt to apply some matt varnish over the 15ZF decal to cut down on the shine.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Where did you buy the kit from, sorta like to support him in a tiny way......

David
  VRfreak Beginner

Thanks photo taken before head back to spray booth.
Kit purchased direct from prestige models, their details are on Facebook.
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Some noteworthy progress with my 'what if' AN XPT. The Tamiya acrylic XF5 green is too drab for my liking, but it's a good start to see how it could look. Two versions- A generic livery, and a homage to the CLP (the greatest modern livery!)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/27671792770/in/album-72157667577907333/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/27337772043/in/album-72157667577907333/
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

Ok Guys, just to prove that I still model HO here is the V & SA Dyno Car



We are working to have it released as a Strath Hobbies kit by the time of the MRSA Convention comes round in September.
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Nice work Matt!

Dan
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Looks great as always! Resin casting? If so you're getting better each time. One off prototypes like this really suit kit builds so it'll be on my wish list.
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

The Dyno car is built from 3D prints from Shapeways.



Another set of prints are on order so we can produce moulds and cast the kit in resin. While the 3D prints give us a great level of accuracy (dependent on how good we are at producing the drawings), resin is a lot easier to work with when you are building a kit.
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

.......and then its back to modelling SAR NG in Sn3.5. They are still works in progress but are looking good now they have some paint (or at least primer) on them.

75 Brill Trailer (Car 302/303)




HN hopper



V Van



and the Fageol 4 wheel and bogie trailers

  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
V Van


mattc66

Complete with prototypical rubber band operated doors Smile

Sorry, couldn't help myself.  Very nice work.
  mattc66 Locomotive Driver

All good, still needs decals and weathering, but here you go without the rubber band.

  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
The AN XPT is coming along nicely, I resprayed the green with Humbrol #2 acrylic. I must say the colour is pretty spot on and will always use this on all AN repaints. The Humbrol #24 trainer yellow I wasn't sold on, it seemed to grainy and the pigments floated around in the airbrush cup. I used Tamiya XF-3 instead, although I couldn't achieve the deepness I wanted, but looking at my collection of RTR AN locos they are all different shades of green and yellow, even from the same manufacturer! so I can live with it. The decals are too transparent, so I'll double up and hope they are the same size. Next time I will try painting the stripes and use a decal for the logo.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/27852824903/in/album-72157667577907333/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/28436365926/in/album-72157667577907333/
  alco4836 Station Master

The AN XPT is coming along nicely, I resprayed the green with Humbrol #2 acrylic. I must say the colour is pretty spot on and will always use this on all AN repaints. The Humbrol #24 trainer yellow I wasn't sold on, it seemed to grainy and the pigments floated around in the airbrush cup. I used Tamiya XF-3 instead, although I couldn't achieve the deepness I wanted, but looking at my collection of RTR AN locos they are all different shades of green and yellow, even from the same manufacturer! so I can live with it. The decals are too transparent, so I'll double up and hope they are the same size. Next time I will try painting the stripes and use a decal for the logo.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/27852824903/in/album-72157667577907333/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140658063@N08/28436365926/in/album-72157667577907333/
Streamliner
I am not a big fan of what ifs but I have to admit that looks freaking
awesome.
Great idea great job
Regards Mathew Hughes
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Good work Streamliner. An interesting proposition as to "what if".

With the yellow, brands aside, the conventional wisdom that I was taught was that yellow covers poorly. With a model like above, the order I'd suggest painting in, would be silver, then yellow with the green last. I suspect that you painted the yellow over the green. A suggestion for the future anyway.

With the power unit, is there a different colour scheme between the left and right hand sides? Or are they two different power cars to differentiate the ends? I personnaly prefer the CLP look-alike style for this passenger set as opposed to the EL style.

Never-the-less, a nice looking model.

Cheers,

Dan
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Thanks gents,
With the yellow I certainly applied it over the silver, I usually use primer first but not this time which probably didn't help. Yellow first and then mask the stripes is the way to go, this is what if and a practice model.

It's just the one loco and carriage, painted different each side, I couldn't choose which to paint, and most of the time you only see one side- so two for one! The CLP style is the better by far, naturally because it's the most attractive livery on an Aussie diesel Wink

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