English Electric Diesel Locomotive Class 1400 CP (Portuguese Railways)

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#1
Hi,


This is one of my recent projects: the English Electric Diesel Locomotive Class 1400 of CP (Portuguese Railways) in the standart orange/brown colour scheme, built for a customer.
Portugal ordered a total of 50 Diesel Class 1400 locomotives from English Electric.
The first bath of 10 locomotives where built in the United Kingdom and arrived in Portugal in 1967. The remaining locomotives where built in Portugal.
Today the EE 1400 Diesel locomotives also operates as shunters / switchers.


The Micromodel resin cast body shell is produced to be used with the Athearn SW-1000/1500 powertrain kit.






























Hope you like!



Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
 
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Sirfoldalot

Plucked Tailfeathers
Staff member
#4
That's really nice work.
Are the grab irons and handrails pre formed, or is that what the roll of wire is for?
Is this a kit to sell?
Thanks
 
#5
That's really nice work.
Are the grab irons and handrails pre formed, or is that what the roll of wire is for?
Is this a kit to sell?
Thanks

Hi,

This resin kit is still sold by MicroModel (http://www.arlo-micromodel.com/english.html) and for many years it was the only option available for the portuguese modellers to build an English Electric Diesel Locomotive Class 1400 from CP (Portuguese Railways).

Now this model is also sold (ready to use) by Sudexpress Models in multiple versions (DC, DCC and AC) from different private operators. (http://www.sudexpressmodels.eu/en/index.html)

Regarding the handrails I always use 0,35 mm (spare!) strings from my Yamaha C2 grand piano! :)
I did not used the roll of wire included in the original set.



Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
 
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tootnkumin

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#7
Yamaha Grand piano wire eh! You may have just introduced the modelling world to a new source of scale handgrabs.
 





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