Re: 'British' outline Z kits from Japan
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> My aim is to model early 60's East Coast Main Line in Z so a 1/210eat snails for a Deltic!)
> Flying Scotsman (albeit unpowered) is a great start to go with
> Grahams/zClubs white metal A4 kit that I already have. (I would
The Futura 4472 that I have is now up and running on the Kbay Stats
chassis (this has green wheels that are really great) It looks very
neat, only slight problem is, it is a little light, so pulling power
is down. Easy conversion of the Futura shell and only a very slight
mod to the chassis to reduce the cylinder hieght. Tender, all I did
was to drill holes to accept the Marklin wheels and add a little
weight internally, and glue a Marklin coupler box (from an old bogie
tank car) on the back.
>called Kitty Pau, who trades under the Ebay callsign of "hostess220"
> Where can I get Futura stuff. A Google search did not come up with
> Adrian, I got the Futura stuff from Ebay from a Japanese girl
You could try e mailing her. (english is OK)
> I'll need BR Mk1 and Pullman coaches.The Marklin TEE coaches convert quite well, but need shortening. This
is not as difficult as you might imagine and the joints can be lost
in the repaint.
I've been looking into
> waterslide transfers which could be applied to an easily builtplasic
> shell but what about running gear.Marklin sell bogies only?
> Are there any Marklin bodies with suitable bogies/chassis. Do
Any Marklin parts can be purchased seperately and are remarkably
cheap.. I use "Bahnhof for Marklin" who advertise in the usual press.
They are very good and quite quick. Just refer to the base model by
number and list the bits you want. Some of the earlier bogies used on
Marklin coaches are quite British looking. Other than that there are
the Microtrains trucks which come with or without couplers and again
are very cheap (but good) If you use Kadee couplers they are almost
scale and they work much better than Marklin. (Always available on
Ebay or from Microtrains importers such as Rails of Sheffield)