METAL - RWS Green Goblin V2
Here we have the body for a freelance 0-4-0 shunter. It is designed essentially as an attempt to depict the character 'Percy' in a researched and realistic way. Taking inspiration from Avonside and other industrials this would make a great Percy if painted green or a great freelance industrial of your livery choice. Blue or red maybe?
The body will likely accept several RTR chassis (Bachmann Percy, L&YR/Caledonian Pug for example) although it HAS been designed to fit the Hornby W4 Peckett 00 chassis,
and a 3D printed kit chassis that'll require scratch building all the motion.
If you are using the Peckett W4 chassis don't forget to nab some cylinder shrounds too!
There is the V2, V2-B, V2-C & V2-D, the differences is simply a swap of the tank/boiler fittings and cab design, other than that they are identical although currently, in METAL at least there is only this bodyshell, others can be made if there is sufficient interest to wrarrent the extra work needed to release them.
The METAL Bodyshell, unlike the others doesn't come with sprued buffers, a sprued smokebox door, a loose cab roof and a loose set of backhead cab controls and as such will have to be brought separately, this is largly due to printing tolerance issues and also to keep the price lower.
Certain details for the METAL version have had to be removed or thickened up. Steps and running plate lip, chimney cap etc have had a slight redesign to pass Shapeways' automatic checks in metal.
Being metal it is oviously more expensive and certain details will need to be thinned or added, however this isn't hard to do. It'll provide you a good heavy, cold to the touch bodyshell with plenty of weight. Bombproof!
These details can be brought in Shapeways FUD/SFDP resin or directly from me (resin) by emailing email@example.com
It must be understood that if the cab controls are fitted a bit of the Peckett W4 chassis will still be visible through the front cab sheeting but it's better than not being there. You'll just need hand rail pillars, 0.45mm rod for the handrails and couplings and brake pipe etc to complete.
The body base has holes in that line up with the Peckett W4 chassis to screw into or use small nuts and bolts, 10 or 12BA for example...or good old blue tack for a simply less engineered fix.
On the insides of the cab there are slots to accept some sheet material to to provide a removable door.