Wednesday, 9 January 2013

NZ120, 2013 January Update

2013, Current Projects

3D Printing is a process of making 3 dimensional solid objects from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques (subtractive processes) which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting and drilling.
 - Sourced from Wikipedia 

What does that mean for NZ120, well... the biggest advantage for me is being able to design whatever I wish. But of course the last thing I want to do is spend time designing a locomotive that already exists in other mediums, for example the DX & DFT through trackgang. It makes far more sense to give the market a greater variation of products than reproduce what has already been achieved.

So down to business, the last month saw quite a few variations and improvements on earlier designs. As well as alot of discussion about what else needs design priority, i.e like the DJ, FM Van & everything else not designed!!
NZR J Class (The bullet) 

 NZR JA Class

NZR J Class (Fully Streamlined)

DQ Class

NZR EEDF Class (Improved design & pony truck bogie side frames


NZR DC Phase 3, Rear light with shroud.
NZR DC Phase 3, Rear light without shroud. 

Steam Engine & Diesel Air hose set.

As with the other models, these will be available as soon as their respective test prints are successful.

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