[Free Model #3] - Polish Locomotive Ls1000-002

Discussion in 'Railroading' started by redhorse, May 6, 2008.

  1. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    Well, I gave up on quick fixes and just used the jigs to get the wires cut to the right size with a cut-wheel in a Dremel and then used my aligator clip extra hands and the torch and then filed down the excess solder.

    Luckily since it seemed to take about 3 hours for each of six rails, I didn't finish them all before I test fit them. Surprise, surprise - the templates were slightly too big. Actually, a lot too big for the end rails. :curse: wall1

    At this point, I gave up for a couple of days and bought some sod, mulch and fencing and worked in my yard.

    Finally got everything taken apart, recut and put back together. It was a beautiful hot sunny day yesterday and got 'em painted.

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  2. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    And finally, here are pictures of the completed locomotive.

    Hope you all have enjoyed following along. Other than the railings, it was a really fun little kit. I do recommend it!

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  3. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    Well done! a very nice looking model.
  4. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member


    Nice job on the railings!
  5. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    GREAT build - the rails turned out very nicely
  6. outersketcher

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

    I've never really been into train models...but watching your build thread sent me off hunting for train models. : )

    Nice work.
  7. Mark Crowel

    Mark Crowel Member

    My hat's off to you, redhorse. I went to the website to see the free downloadable model that you just built, and when that thing is all flattened out on a sheet, it's hard to figure out what goes where. With sparse instructions, let alone in Polish, it would take a year for me to work my way through that. Excellent workmanship and skill on your part!
  8. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    Thanks for all of your comments. I'm glad I could introduce paper railway modeling to you Outersketcher. This is only my second train, and I enjoyed it so much that now I'd like to build one of the big Modelik 1/25th scale ones. I went to Paper Model Store looking, and guess what I found? Another Ls1000! And I didn't even know this loco existed until a couple months ago.

    Paper Model Store

    I wonder if it's the same kit or not. I almost bought it just to see as the picture isn't very clear, but alas, I needed cardboard instead...
  9. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Oh MAN! :shock: You've GOT to win first with that one! :thumb::thumb:
  10. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Congrats! Really nice looking job! :)
  11. atamjeet

    atamjeet Member

    I am spell bound.... Fantablous work!! do you know any free steam engine model link?
  12. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    Hi Atamjeet,

    Here are some sites for free trains:

    http://www.icebergbouwplaten.nl/indexe.html - go to links and then more vehicles and then trains. I'm not sure there are any steam locos here though.

    http://www.bastelbogen-online.de/ - go to eisenbahn. I even built one of these. Here some pictures of it below. I built it before the contest, so I had to use a new one for my entry.

    Also, Canon's Japanese site has two steam locomotives - http://cp.c-ij.com/japan/papercraft/toy/index.html - look for C57 and D51.

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  13. atamjeet

    atamjeet Member

    Thanks Red horse.. Your help is really appreciated :)

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