My first scratch built G scale item. NZR Price TR174 shunt engine
in original colours. (it's a darker red than shows in the photo). Built
from Aristocraft motor block, with side rods added. Body made from
3mm MDF. Engine compartment top lifts off so batteries can be fitted
later. built 2001.
My second scratch built loco. NZR C class 0-4-2 engine from the 1880's.
The driving wheels and motor are from a Bachmann 0-4-0 Porter. The chassis had to be lengthened and the wheels
moved further apart. My Father turned the funnel and dome from wood. The cowcatcher is metal. The rest of the loco is built from styrene plastic. The boiler and saddle tank are made from plastic drain pipe.
Finished Feb 2008.
Railcar. purchased 2nd hand. Runs great!
Bachmann 2-4-2 purchased 2nd hand. Loco has been well weathered
by previous owner, so has escaped being cut up to build a NZR Rogers K.
A motorised jigger. 12v motor powering a North Yard HO gear box.
Wheels hand made brass. Body made from plastic styrene. Driver
and toolbag made from Dukit. made 2002.
All wagons are scratch built from plastic styrene
sheet. The wheels are the only thing that I don't make. Most of these
wagons still need finishing details like decals, which I will get around
to one day. The chopper couplers are white metal, cast from a master I
M class low side wagon. built 2002
Workman's hut loaded on M class wagon chassis. built 2002.
D class 4 wheel carriage. built 2003.
free lance wheel van to match the D carriage. built 2003.
Fell center rail brake van. Including inside details, brake wheels
and man (also made by me) built 2003.
H class cattle wagon (with cattle inside). made form strip wood.
Ub class flat wagon (this one loaded with workman's hut, motor jigger
and other junk).
Kp class steel wagon. one of my earliest wagons, slightly out
of scale. built 2001.
30ft Steel 'F' class guards van. Made from 3mm MDF. rear flashing
lights work. One of the first batch of wagons built, incorrect scale and
never finished, so usually hidden away.