A little holiday modelling and I’ve completed the miniature railway locomotive I’ve been building.
First, I added glazing to the cab. These were circles of clear plastic held in place by Delux Materials Glue ‘n’ Glaze. Normally, I’m not a big fan of ‘posh’ specialist glues but this one dried completely clear and is totally invisible, just as the manufacturer claimed.
I was so impressed I used it for the final job on this loco – fixing the coal in the bunker.
This build started as a big of fun to see if I could take a secondhand 3D printed body and convert it into something that looked more like a miniature railway locomotive.
It’s turned out quite well.
Yes, it would look better with six driven wheels, and the Belpaire firebox is unusual for a miniature railway loco.
However, it was an enjoyable build and I rather like the look of the finished loco.
You can read the full build here.
Here’s a short video of it running on Thomas and Sons.
This layout isn’t the right location for this loco, but it’s nice to see it running. It may require a little more weight in the smoke box, but I’ll do more test runs before deciding whether to do that. Did I say the loco was completed…..?