(Kiwi Trains, Whangarei NZ) - 3D Printable Scale Model NZR & Kiwirail Trains.
Designs printed in typically 1:120/NZ120 Scale, although recently 1:24 has taken over.. This is a Blog to document 3D Printing New Zealand trains & the journey to build the most complete train set. Everything I design for NZ120 is available to buy at http://www.shapeways.com/shops/kiwitrains
For more info on NZ120 visit the forum http://nz120.org
Today sees the arrival of a Ja class (Oil Burner). Printed by Shapeways in Frosted eXreme Detail. The material is a good step up from Frosted Ultra Detail, allowing a smooth finish. Incidentally, the tender was printed 2 months earlier in Frosted Ultra Detail, before FXD was available.
The handrails will need to be added, the top plate on the tender is brass as are the Brass etched handrails on the tender. I purchased these from Trackgangproducts, but are a MarksModelWorks product.
Brass handrail, couplers & wheels here http://trackgangproducts.co.nz/
The chassis is a 4-8-2 Light Mountain (Currently $50USD+Freight)