(Kiwi Trains, Auckland, New Zealand) - 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
Going some what off tangent in terms of scale, some New Zealand Locomotive Shells for HO were requested. The DC, DH, DI, DB, eeDF, DL, DXR & Ja converted to 1:87 scale so far. The intent is to print a shell & utilise chassis from donor locos or preferably buy a custom diesel chassis from North Yard Model Railway Parts (www.northyard.co.nz) at a reasonable price. The price for a shell will range from $60 - 200 & a chassis should set one back at least $150.
Currently the 1:87 market for NZR is catered for by the Frateschi Range, which from memory is limited to DA/DC/DX/DH in terms of Diesels
The models in 1:87 scale are only available in the Detail Plastics.
(Frosted Detail & Frosted Ultra Detail).
HO American dynamic brake details, grills , air hoses, couplers, handrails etc to finish off