Finnish diesel from scratch

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Albert, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. Albert

    Albert New Member

    Hi! Being a new member here (just joined) I would like to show you my newest project. It is a Finnish State Railway Dv12 diesel locomotive that I am building from scratch in HO scale. After some years absence from the hobby it feels great to costruct something again!
    There is some more photos and other stuff on my website

    Sorry for the poor quality of my photos, but they were taken with a Nokia camera phone. Waiting for a new digi camera...

    Best regards,


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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    nice looking loco so far. I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Welcome to the Gauge.:) :)
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    WOW!:eek: :D ;) :p :) :cool: I love it! and welcome to the gauge! I would really like to see more pictures as it comes to life! Also welcome back to the hobby!
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Welcome to the gauge!
    That is one sweet way to introduce yourself! Nice work!
    I'm assuming youre building in styrene. What mechanism are you going to use for power?, or are you scratchbuilding that too?
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Welcome, Albert.

    Your scratchbuilding appears excellent.
    Liked your web site too.

    Again..... welcome to the Gauge.

    Bill S
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Welcome Albert! Nice looking loco, please post more pics when it's done. :)
  7. Albert

    Albert New Member

    Thanks for your support, I really feel myself wellcome here!
    Here is the newest pic, I have now nearly finished the loco body and chassis.
    Yes, the loco is entirely made of styrene, only 1mm plain sheet was used so I had to cut strips etc myself. I had to laminate some layers together in order to get the structure rigid enough. Also I have to put some weight into the body, obviously.
    The power bogies, motor and DCC decoder I will use are from a Roco Br215 german loco, the bogies match nearly 100% the protype ones.

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  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge, Albert! :)
    What an AWESOME piece of scratchbuilding that is!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
    I feel so privileged to have access to a site where I can see so much fine modeling from all over the world!
    Thanks for sharing the pics Albert!
    Can't wait to see the finished model!
  9. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Welcome Albert!

    The Dv12 looks great!, can't wait to see it finished,
    I spent a week in Tampere taking pics of various
    Finnish loco's (my wife was at a conference.. i was along
    for the ride) and really enjoymed myself :)

  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Albert, BTW: we usually have a chat session going by about 7:00 PM (1900) or 8:00 (2000) GMT. Sometimes there are folks on an hour or two earlier. So if you like to chat, you might try any time in your evening, and we would welcome and enjoy your company!
  11. Albert

    Albert New Member

    Now nearly finished, only grab irons, glazing and decals missing.

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  12. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member


    Thats really excellent!.. great paintjob.. can't wait to see it
    pulling a train :)

  13. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Albert and Welcome to the Gauge

    Like everyone has said already great scratchwork!

  14. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    :eek: WOW!! :eek:

    Beautiful work!
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice work Albert.
    To bad you were to late for the scratchbuilding contest.
    Yours would of had my vote.
  16. txcavgr

    txcavgr Member

    that is a beautiful model! Please post more pics! I model OeBB and DSB, and modeling pics are hard to find over here.

    Keep up the awesome work!

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