NZR Silver Fern Project

Hi guys,

 

Showing off a silver fern mockup. Found a suitable chassis and have a quick mockup showing it crusing around the layout.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gTAy7zK0FU

I found some corrogated sheet styrene that will be eventually cutup and used

Hi Pete, nice looking model,

Hi Pete, nice looking model, well done, even though it's a mock up as you say, can you upload some pics of it?, i'm still in prelimenary mode for my model, having trouble reducing the front view of the railcar.

Hi Peter, I've been thinking

Hi Peter,

I've been thinking about one of these for years as it fits in with the era I model rather than the Standard, Vulcan or Fiat railcars. The thought of replicating the stainless steel finish always put me off. I'll be interested to see how you go with your model. smiley I was actually looking at a brochure this evening with a mate on metallic finishes. Alu-cad I think the product was called.

 

Nick

What chassis/drive have you

What chassis/drive have you used?

Russ

looks the part Peter. nice!

looks the part Peter. nice! still remember travelling from akl to wellywood in 1976 on the Fern. great trip. got off and felt so refreshed, i could have gone back up to akl straight away.

Hi guys, For anybody building

Hi guys,

For anybody building a silver fern its definately harder than it looks, but keeping in mind the tips from DFT in a day concept its quite dooable.

The Chassis is from a Graham Farish Class 158 2 Unit DMU.

This might help with the ends, its a rough template i used to get my head around whats required.

http://www.eftposrolls.co.nz/trainpictures/SilverFern.jpg

 

Will upload a pic of the Passenger unit when its finished, working on windows at the moment but the corrogated bits are mostly finished.

Are you going to make the

Are you going to make the body from printed card? I saw an article in one of the British railmodel magazines I get about Blackpool trams constructed from printed card. Very effective they looked too.

No, corrugated styrene, clear

No, corrugated styrene, clear plastic and thin brass sheet

I thimk this topic has been

I thimk this topic has been coverd befor ?


I  built a 1 end mokup back in the 90s, I used a SD 40-2 with 1 truck removed.


with a layout 1m wide i found the wheel was to long to look good so i cand the project.

hi can the siver fern

hi can the siver fern drawing  be mad biger cheers

I can finally call this

Have been working on my own

Have been working on my own Silver Fern project today:

Nice one. Looking forward to

Nice one. Looking forward to progress.

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