NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C

NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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NGF6C1 N scale British Columbia Railway GF6C 3d printed
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About this Product

1:160 scale British Columbia Railway GMD GF6C - Integral electrical equipment

The seven GF6C locomotives operated on the British Columbia Railway's electrified Tumbler Ridge subdivision between 1983 and 2000. Built by GMD in partnership with ASEA, they are based on the SD40-2 diesel locomotive, with 50kV electrical gear instead of a diesel engine.

This version of the model has the rooftop electrical equipment as part of the body. A version of the model with the electrical gear on a sprue, to be attached to the model is also available.


Assembly Instructions

Exploded View - front and left

Exploded View - rear and right

Sprue of separate parts

Included in the model are the main body and a sprue with all the handrails and other parts which need to be added separately, as illustrated in the diagrams above. This version of the model includes all the rooftop electrical gear as part of the body.
I suggest using an SD40-2 chassis to power this model, as the prototype locomotives had and identical chassis and trucks to the SD40-2.
The part-relief underframe equipment detail should be attached to the side of the chassis block.
I recommend using acrylic paints for this model as they work well on the Frosted Ultra Detail plastic. Enamel paints have been reported to take an excessive amount of time to dry on Frosted Ultra Detail so should not be used.

Suitable transfers for the British Columbia Railway logos and numbers are available from Microscale Industries (product code 60-726).

Dimensions

IN: 2.001 w x 5.111 d x 1.157 h
CM: 5.082 w x 12.982 d x 2.94 h
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Oh yes. I did remove a hunk of the frame where the fuel tank used to be. Although this is likely optional. Given the details as provided can be laminated to the existing fuel tank plastic part. I like the open air space the chopped frame provides.
October 22, 2014, 3:17 pm
frame chop. Haircut off the top. More or less down to the height the old light boards mounted at. Then excise the middle from the base of the frame, fuel tank area. To allow the motor to be laid on it's side. You get to retain most of the motor cradle for some stability and precise positioning. Although the motor will need a bit of shimming with something non-conductive to keep it from flip flopping wildly and causing a short. Sounds worse than it is. It actually runs very well.
October 22, 2014, 3:15 pm
one more
October 22, 2014, 3:11 pm
another view
October 22, 2014, 3:10 pm
finished this. Pantographs ended up being a single arm base from a Kato JNR electric locomotive. Kato part 3045F.. I think I only read numbers. Not Japanese. They were from a EH200 model. For a more accurate contact shoe. I used a brass part from a Sommerfeldt pantograph. SOM 967 Definitely a craftsman level kit. Not so much the 3D printed stuff which is pretty straightforward. Only take patience and steady hands to not break small parts. The chassis if you want a runner is a work of total revision. Starting with a Kato classic SD40/45 frame, and a set of early SD40-2 / HT-C trucks. I bent wire for less delicate railings. But this was my call. As was adding etched vent grilles for enhanced detail. Neither of which is required.
October 22, 2014, 3:10 pm
also interested in ho scale
October 13, 2014, 6:49 pm
Not quite finished. Far enough along to share. Built on a heavily modified Kato SD40/45 classic chassis. With HT-C trucks added. Ultimately the frame had to be chopped. Which is why you need a classic frame. The current ones would have nothing left if you made the cuts required. Also laid the motor on it's side. DCC-ed it for motor control and lights which is lost when you do the chop. The rest is more or less build as provided. Turns out one of the biggest issues to resolve. What to use for pantographs. Still working on that
October 7, 2014, 8:15 pm
I'd also be interested in an HO Scale version. Thanks!
August 6, 2014, 3:54 pm
Any chance of scaling this up for HO scale? Thanks!
February 1, 2014, 4:52 am
 
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