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DONE @p.4 +++ PKP Class SU-29; former DB Class V160 under Polish flag

Started by Dizzyfugu, November 17, 2019, 08:31:25 AM

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ChernayaAkula

Wow! Incredible how changing the headlights changes the overall look.  :o
Cheers,
Moritz


Must, then, my projects bend to the iron yoke of a mechanical system? Is my soaring spirit to be chained down to the snail's pace of matter?

PR19_Kit

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 09, 2019, 07:08:08 AM

Kit will know, but weren't some British Rail loco's in that scheme ? (As well as the dark blue and yellow)


Sort of.

Many early BR diesels were all over darkish green, with various sizes of yellow panels added to the noses later on. Some, like the Class 31s and 55s, had a two tone green scheme with a lighter band quite high up on the bodyside.

Then they all went blue with yellow noses.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Captain Canada

Very cool ! Defo a neat thing to see around here. Cheers !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

NARSES2

Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 09, 2019, 09:32:33 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on December 09, 2019, 07:08:08 AM

Kit will know, but weren't some British Rail loco's in that scheme ? (As well as the dark blue and yellow)


Sort of.

Many early BR diesels were all over darkish green, with various sizes of yellow panels added to the noses later on.

Obviously what I'm thinking of. Cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Dizzyfugu

BR Class 55 ("Deltic") in an early green livery (now museum exhibit):



A Class 31 Kit mentioned:



And, finally, a BR Class 42, which was actually based on a German V 200:






PR19_Kit

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on December 10, 2019, 08:28:02 AM

And, finally, a BR Class 42, which was actually based on a German V 200:




YEEEAAAAH! It's 832 'Onslaught'!  :thumbsup:

We had 832 at the Tech Centre for some years, and it was intended to be a test bed for the APT-P power bogies and anti-tilt pantograph, but that never happened and it was eventually sold into private hands and was restored to one of the few running Warship Class locos today.

Even better, when it was delivered to the Tech Centre it was quite late at night and some of us were working on POP-Train at the time, and I was the senior grade available so I had to sign it in! My signature's still in the loco log book to this day!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Dizzyfugu

Some further progress; work is now focussed on details and weathering, and I started putting decals on it. This revealed that I have to order some other letter decals, because the ones I originally organized for the PKP V 160 turned out to be too large.

Here the louvers receive a treatment with black ink, so that they stand out a bit more (esp. on the light green area):


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


A little later, with more weathering, painted hand rails and added handles (wire) on the front corners:


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


And, finally, a glimpse at the original inspiration for this build: this are two independent whiffy H0 V 160s in fishy PKP liveries from Piko (above) and Roco (below) from starter/gift packs. IMHO, both are rather poor attempts, and the Roco model even has a totally wrong (fictional) serial number, because it would indicate a diesel locomotive with electric transmission, not a hydraulic system. Furthermore, both are simplified, rather toy-like models.


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - Inspiration
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


As a side note, there must have been a LOT of different fictional V 160s of this kind around, from different, country-specific starter boxes for all across Europe. For anyone who is interested in this exotic topic, here's a link to an overview website, pushed thorugh a translator:

https://translate.google.de/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bahnwahn.de%2Frocodb215%2FUnmogliches%2Funmogliches.html

PR19_Kit

That's looking pretty good Thomas, the colour scheme really suits the shape of the loco.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Dizzyfugu

Well, the plan was/is to create a "better fake PKP V 160", and so far things are looking (literally) good.  :lol:

Dizzyfugu

#39
Some more impressions from the slow work; here's the decal session from the front ends...

A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

...and here's a look of the hull (windows still missing),mounted loosely onto the chassis, with some more decals and stencils. Looks purposeful! I currently wait for 2mm letter ins silver for registration codes on the flanks.

A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

loupgarou

Yes, most decidedly a polish look.
Very good, even if was hoping for some far-fetched and unlikely country.  ;)
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Snowtrooper

Quote from: loupgarou on December 12, 2019, 02:47:01 AM
Very good, even if was hoping for some far-fetched and unlikely country.  ;)
The same - for some reason, I half expected this to become a post-apocalyptic armoured train, so a subtle whiffing (looking even more realistic than the average non-whiffy model railways do) was certainly a surprise ;D

Dizzyfugu

The new decals arrived overnight - but unfortunately these were 3mm size instead of the ordered 2mm...  :-\ I used them anyway - and with some more weathering around the hull the SU-29 is ready for a final coat of varnish. Looking forward to see it finished with the windows re-fitted, but the potential beauty pics worry me. Maybe I'll try my skills at some composing pics, because I won't be able to satisfactorily shoot scenes in the usual way.


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

Dizzyfugu

No new pics, but the varnish session has been successfully finished. With an even, matt surface, the  SU-29 looks even better now!  :lol:

Dizzyfugu

#44
Finishing touches on the way - currently trying to create glasses for the oversized headlights with ClearFix. The stuff takes a while to cure, due to the the sheer size and depth of the lamps, but it seems to work and looks very good!  ;D


H0 scale "SU-29 018" (OnRail DH 1504, ex Deutsche Bundesbahn BR 216) in Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP; Polish State Railways) service, 2016 (Whif/modified Märklin 3075) - WiP
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr