As you can see the little Schaefer locomotive has been completed.
It was an enjoyable build. Let’s look at the final steps.
With the parts prepared and painted in primer….
… it was just a matter of painting the pieces…
… including the driver…
… then assembling the interior of the loco.
As you can see I masked the loco so I could paint a black line around the body.
The roof was stuck on and held in place while the glue dried.
The control panel is detachable. It covers up the wiring and the LED for the headlight. If the light stops working I’ll need to get access to fix the problem, so a detachable unit made sense.
The name and number plates are custom etches from the excellent Light Railway Stores.
The last steps were to apply some matt varnish then add the glazing. It was a little fiddly to pass the ‘panes’ through the loco body past the driver and the motor but not too difficult. I’m learning to be more patient with jobs like this.
I really like this loco, it has a lot of character.
Finally, here’s a little video of the loco running.
For the ‘paint spotters’ (and my records!): the main body is Tamiya Flat Green (XF-5), the chassis and roof Revell Anthracite (36109), the black line Revell Black (36108) and the varnish Citadel Munitorum.
You can read all the stages of this loco build here.