Bit of an update on the Px48 build after spending three days in Cambridge on a course I've had the day off and in between things have managed to make some good progress fitting brass bits I've cut out.
Sorry about the photos-they're quick workbench shots taken with my HTC.
Here's a front view showing the roof profile:
px48 12-12-2013 004 by kettering15b, on Flickr
On the loco I've added some thin brass overlays to the top of the cylinder casings and on the lower ha
Work has continued on the GLR Models 3D printed PKP Px48 kits today.
As I've mentioned previously these 3D printed kits are like a blank canvas and offer many variations in the level of detail you want to add. In this case and as with many Continental locos it's going to be pipeworktastic but for the time being I thought I'd concentrate on getting the main work done on the body prior to adding handrails and pipework.
As with any 3D printed kit there are limitations to the level of detail
Well the GLR Px48 kits arrived from Shapeways on Monday courtesy of UPS. I'm impressed with the kits and Richard has done a good job of capturing the shape of a Px48 well.
On examination there's a little 'stepping' from the print process on the rear of the tender but generally everything is crisp and forms a blank canvas to add the detail to. There's going to be a lot of it as well.
The kit comes as three parts with the smokebox and running plate forming one of the prints,
Once more another modelling project that is different to the norm and will spur a small layout.
Before I start I need to thank two people. Firstly, Castle on this forum for making me aware of the PKP Px48 through his thread on a visit to Poland and actually driving one of these locos. Here's the link to his photos and accompanying commentary:
Secondly for James Hilton on NGRM for making me awar