South African Railways

Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:48 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: The bogie side frames are fitted to the Halling bogies that had to be re sleeved and re wheeled. This is "mark two" of the design and though a lot has been learnt in the process from the beginning, there are still some little niggles, like the body sitting too high. By "mark three" I hope to have something good.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:53 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: This is now "mark three" of the design and we are content with appearance and running. The metal parts are eagerly awaited from the etchers next and onwards and upwards, as they say. I still do enjoy making model trains :D .

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:50 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: Time to play with the transfers. A dry paper mock up to get an idea.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:55 pm

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Photo Balkanmodels: Busy day today. The Nickel Silver overlays arrived and Les got busy filling and fitting. Just as well since Napoleon's shoulder is still frozen :cry: .

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Re: South African Railways

Postby BarbaPanagos » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:03 pm

:o now it starts looking like a model!!!


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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks Barbap but wait a little longer. The loco will look fantastic once all the detail including the pantographs are on. I believe that is my best work yet. Of course there will be the Craiova ;) . I could have done more but as I said before apart from the technical difficulties one has to face to realise a Greek model , there are also issues of cultural attitude to be considered and overcome, unfortunately.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:16 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkec0tyejs
Five engines, long train, lovely diesel sound.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:02 pm

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Class 38 almost complete. Powered by Alphatrains Adtranz motor and bogies.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby BalkanExpress » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:58 am

Christo,

You ‎definitely go in the classic 'metallic' way for this project, don't you?

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:17 am

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Les was here the other day and we trying the 3d alternative parts I designed and had printed in various materials for the SAR38.

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