Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What can it be?

I arrived home tonight to a package.

 I wonder whats inside?

We had been discussing some modifications with Peter in the last couple of weeks and these have paid off.The funnel really looks the part now.
( Its still quite oily and smells of almonds. Is the oil normal? Has anyone else suffered from this?)


Amateur Fettler said...

Mark my words, folks, its the end of Paekok as we know it.....

I predict the siren call of the incline will be to loud to ignore....

Curse you, Shapeways, Curse Yoooouuuuu!!!!!!!

Motorised Dandruff said...

For some odd reason, No I'm not that driven.
If this had come along 5 years ago paekock would not have seen the light of day. Now I'm just interested to see.
Someone else can have a crack at it. I'll be happy to offer assistance, but thats about it.

Anonymous said...

There's not that much scenery on the Rimutaka Incline, just a steep piece of track cut into a gorse covered hillside for 5 km or so. Unless one wants only to play shunt the yard at Summit (almost no scenery there either) or Cross Creek (a little bit of scenery) and never run a train on an incline.

NZ120 said...

The oil finish is normal with FUD, It washes off ok however. Given the number of H loco's purchased I think a diorama or 2 might see the light of day.
Does anyone know if there are audio recordings of the H locos in action thundering up the incline? From the books I've been reading it was apparently quite a racket!

Simon said...

Just don't put it in the dishwasher to clean it!
Actually, it wouldn't be a bad idea to put together a list of do's and don'ts on dealing with the Shapeways products. WSF seems to take anything you throw at it, but FUD is a bit more fussy, e.g. Tamia primer doesn't stick (been there...)

Motorised Dandruff said...

With this model its hard to get the oil out of some of the nooks and crannys (the cylinder cutout under the boiler is a rweal bugger).
I'm going to try a spray caot of fire black on it, after a test on a suitable piece of material.

0-4-4-0T said...

RE: "From the books I've been reading it was apparently quite a racket!"
The sound was also very odd. The diameter of the inside fell wheels (powered by inside cylinders) was different to the diameter of the main track wheels (powered by outside cylinders). This meant the chuffing of the inside and outside cylinders on each engine moved in and out of phase as they moved up the hill. With four or five engines (8 to 10 set of cylinders) under full load, the overall chuffing sound of a whole train was unique globally.