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Panzerzug BP44 First Mockup

Permanent Linkby Spack on Tue May 29, 2012 8:23 am

To make sure that the locomotive and tender won't look too big or too small alongside the existing OO scale trains that my son has on his railway a card mockup of the Sketchup model has been made. Using the Flattery plugin it was pretty easy to unfold the model faces to create a flat printable mesh that could then be folded and glued.

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This is scaled at 1:87 (which is HO scale rather than OO, but means that the train will be in proportion to the track width), and next to a small 0-4-0 steam engine looks about the right size. This card mockup will also be used to find a chassis to fit the locomotive, and I've already got donor parts for the tender chassis from an old flat bed carriage which has 6 wheeled bogies at each end (the tender is sitting on one of these bogies in the photo below).

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Re: Panzerzug BP44 First Mockup

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Wed May 30, 2012 12:15 am

Looking good do far bud. Why not stick with the card version, and save yourself a little painting?
My Dad is starting a 00 layout, early BR era. Not sure he'll be adding one of these though. Pity really.
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Re: Panzerzug BP44 First Mockup

Permanent Linkby Spack on Wed May 30, 2012 9:42 am

Cheers for the comments. Card is ok, but I'm looking to build something more robust and with more details - I'm aiming to add rivets, ladders, open hatches, and also hopefully make it able to stand up to the odd knock or two. The camo is also pretty rough - it's only there to see how it would look, but I'm tempted to go with either a basic yellow or grey scheme rather than the later war 3 colour camo, so painting isn't a problem (and should look better than my clumsy attempts at texturing a 3D model).

If all goes well the final train will be really long with a total of 11 items; loco + 2 tenders, 2x infantry wagons, 2 x commando wagons with flak and heavy guns, 2 x tank carrying flatbeds, and 2 x flat wagons with Panzer IV turrets , with the loco in the middle. If I get the Leopold built too that's another 40cm ish of train length, this thing will be huge! :)
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Re: Panzerzug BP44 First Mockup

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Wed May 30, 2012 11:25 pm

Cool! Looking forward to seeing progress.
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