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Old 1st June 2010, 08:03   #1
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Work has now started on my latest scratch built plasti-card loco

Based on a OO model I have, it is still in the early stages, but it is taking shape now. I have always thought it would be nice to have a BO BO diesel but couldn't work out how to hide the very "steam" based playmobil motor blocks, till now !

Here with its inspiration in OO, sat next to N gauge tracks !





Very basic but the next bit is where it starts to take shape, 4 side frames like this..



Once mounted with additional detailing








Still lots of challanges to work out yet but I'll get there At just under 2' long its a bit of a monster !!!

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That should look fabulous when its done!!! Keep the pics rolling...
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Fantastic work John. They do say "where there's a will there's a way". Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

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That is an amazing kitbash, John. I'll be watching this one.
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thanks guys, some tricky bits to do but thats the fun !
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tonight ... you might as well tackle the hard bits first ! and boy are those simple looking ends full of curves !



The front sides were the starting point

Then the nose itself, the long side is clamped on just to help me visualise were I am going !







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lookin good John, keep it up!!
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Very good job, you got talent for that.
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Okay chaps, here is tonight's update. The other end now is at the same stage. I have added steps to the bogies and the starts of the buffer beams are taking shape.

In these pictures I have clamped the side piece on to help visualise where I am going.









Looking at the pictures I realise I have marked out the grilles wrong at both ends they need making a bit bigger to take them up to the top of the cab window line.

I realise at this point, some compromises are going to have to be made. For example I am going to have to mount the fuel tanks central rather than off set to one end due to the constraints / size of the playmo blocks, They are oriented to have the battery holders inboard. Although I have just this second realised that one is a dummy so needs no batteries, this may be able to be shortened at the fuel tank end ?? Will have to check that out.

Things may slow down now as I struggle to work out the best way measure and mark out the roof cross section.
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Looking really good John.
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