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Re: Something completely different... a revived ex DB 216 class
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2019, 11:50:22 am »

I love that bit of the line to Torquay, but in all honesty have no idea what possessed them to build it there in the first place ? Although maybe there was no other option.

I see they now want to ruin the beach by moving the track away from the cliffs and out to sea, but that would mean burying the beach under concrete.


It was Brunel who did it, and it was the easiest option as any further inland would have meant very steep grades.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Something completely different... a revived ex DB 216 class
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2019, 11:41:17 pm »
More progress yesterday, I started work on the upper hull. The paint on the locomotive turned out to be thick and and very resilient, so a lot of classic wet sanding is necessary. Nevertheless, some cosmetic work (e. g. getting rid of the trim around the upper row of louvers, different headlights in style with the "new" operator) is under way. At the moment, the locomotive's body has a dedicated Mad Max touch!


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075)
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A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075)
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A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr
« Last Edit: December 05, 2019, 10:37:48 am by Dizzyfugu »

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Re: A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2019, 10:38:07 am »
Just added WiP pics.  :lol:

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Re: A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2019, 10:51:08 am »
Those are some pretty big headlights.

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Re: A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2019, 10:55:06 am »
Nice to see something different in a group build. Aircraft have a nearly absolute domination.
Given the monster headlights, I presume you're planning a country that never sees the sun.  ;)
BTW, strength/hardness of paint is logical, considering that trains are to be handled VERY MUCH.
Do you have a layout to run it on?
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Re: A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2019, 11:25:52 am »
Those are some pretty big headlights.

Yes, reminds of a VW T2 bus  ;). But, as will be revealed soon, this detail is "authentic" for what I want to create...  :wacko: Not certain about the sunlight problem - I have been there, and there was daylight! No idea about the reason for these things.

Unfortunately, I do not have a proper railroad set (space issue, and also budget reasons) anymore, just a test oval for maintenance. Not certain if there will be beauty pics for this one, even though I'd love to set the finished item into scene!

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WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2019, 01:13:44 am »
Here's a final interim picture from the body work process...


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075)
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...and, with coat of grey primer, thing do not look bad at all, even though I will have to take care of some small flaws (e .g. at the headlamps):


A Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag...  (Whif/modified Märklin 3075)
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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2019, 04:33:43 pm »
Going to be exported downunder for use by Australian National Railways?   :o
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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2019, 11:58:52 pm »
No, not that far away from Germany...  ;)

But I agree, with the two (garish) greens and the yellow fronts, the V 160 has now a certain, very British look! Unintentional, though, since the livery was/is inspired by (current) real world locomotives.

What actually worked very well was the change of the headlights. Not only did the cosmetic surgery stunt work, the "face" has also been changed enough that the V 160 heritage is not obvious at first sight. The livery helps, too.

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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 12:05:36 am »
Hmmm... a country where BIG headlights are necessary, at least for much of the year, and green is a rare colour? Svalbard Islands National Railways?
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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2019, 01:13:49 am »
It's more common than you'd think! It will become a DE 1504 unit of the PKP (Polskie Koleje Państwowe; Polish State Railways), under the designation SU-29.

Here's some inspiration/reference (note the surreal green tones):








The large headlights have a long tradition: these were already featured on steam locomotives after WWII:




The original idea for this build/conversion came from an different corner though: while searching for fictional locomotives I came across a bunch of BR 216s in a wide range of European liveries, apparently offered in gift or starter packs from Piko and Roco. There were even two Polish versions, but both looked totally "cheap" and ugly (they were rather intended as toys than collector items, I might add pics if I can find them again) - so I thought: "This could be done (much) better". And at the moment things are looking quite good!

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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #28 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)
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: WiP +++ Deutsche Bundesbahn Class V160 under foreign flag
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2019, 07:24:49 am »
Yes, there's a certain British twist to the livery!