A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby Markus » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:15 pm

Hullo everyone!

I thought it would be fun to show a few pictures of my last project. I have a small TT layout depicting an imaginary border crossing between Denmark and Germany. Which of course means getting hold of the right models is tricky (well, up to 50%, since the German trains I need are all available). So I just have to build what I need myself.... Well, actually I do enjoy scratch building.

This time I decided to build a DSB class EA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSB_Class_EA). I made the shell of Evergreen styrene sheets and a bit of this and that (cotton buds, stamples, hobby clay, paper, wire etc). I will use a Piko Taurus mechanism. It has the right length, but slightly wider wheel base, but I am quite OK with a few faults like that. What I mainly want is a model that looks fairly alright; it doesn't have to be exact to every detail.

Before first layer of paint:
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Slightly redder:
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Painting almost finished:
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Decals to be attached:
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby areibel » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:23 pm

Nice work Markus! I really enjoy seeing models built from scratch, I wish my skills were that good!
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Really good work. Keep posting progress!
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby scaro » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:41 am

how did i miss that?

great work ...
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby LVG1 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:18 am

What's the current progress?

I'ld really like to see pictures of the finished model. :P
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby Markus » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:14 pm

It's practically finished now. The last thing will be installing new lights, since I don't like the ones that came with the original Piko loco that I used as a base, and making the pantographs slightly lower since they are too high right now (I'll just saw off the base of the legs they stand on).

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More close up on the loco:

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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby Marquette » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:34 pm

Great work! :)
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby LVG1 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:23 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A DSB class EA scratchbuilt

Postby TTTerrific » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:01 am

Really great job, Markus! I hope you'll roll a few more in the future. You got the touch! :thumbup:
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