Saturday, 17 June 2017

1:24 eeDF

The next locomotive, 1951 NZR DF, English Electric.
Going to use 2x powered chassis & should be able to negotiate very small radius curves. Since the cowcatchers & couplers swing with the front bogie it will be an ideal heavy hauler for smaller curves.
Prototype https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_DF_class_(1954)
Printer - UP PLUS 2
Quality - Fast
Internal honeycomb structure - second smallest size

1  147.9g 09hr 10min Res0.2
2  115.5g 07hr 34min Res0.2
3  109.0g 07hr 59min Res0.2
4  124.9g 08hr 00min Res0.2
5  108.8g 07hr 17min Res0.2
6  113.4g 08hr 14min Res0.2
7  142.7g 10hr 31min Res0.2
8  109.2g 06hr 37min Res0.2
9  048.2g 03hr 28min Res0.2
10 073.8g 05hr 58min Res0.2
11 113.2g 08hr 44min Res0.2


Total Print Time  83hr 32min
Material Cost 1,206.6g

7/8 sections, not far to go.


Body sections printed, Chassis next.


Sideframes just laying against their respective lgb power blocks. Pony trucks finished with plastic wheels, will need to add lots of weight until the steel wheels arrive


Pony truck & cow catchers not quite connected together yet, but main power bogies with frames finished. The body is too high by 18mm to allow the bogie swing, thus in theory allowing it to run around 3ft radius track.. Re printing the cow catchers slightly taller to make it look ok from the front.


A wee video of it running around 2ft track

Still with only 1 coat of paint, but looking much tidier with black sideframes.




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