Q1 (BP348/3270) hopper wagon kit
– 1 piece 3D printed hopper with full internal detail (separate door parts).
– etched underframe with working suspension (can be built rigid)
– brass detail castings from digital patterns
The patternwork for the kits has been from the original prints and is very accurate and detailed. Ease of assembly has been considered in the design and they are generally relatively simple to assemble. The instructions should be carefully followed, however, as construction is not entirely intuitive. It takes me a day of relaxed modelling to finish one of these ready for painting.
Clean up on all parts is minimal and kits can be assembled with an ordinary soldering iron. Detail is high and once painted the fact that they are 3D printed is hard to determine.
Fit of all parts is extremely good and little fettling is required. Downloadable instructions are in the form of a photographic build diary with accompanying notes.
Note that some examples in the accompanying images are fitted with scale wheels, but kits will be supplied with RP-25.
Couplers and side chain hooks not included, but available separately.
Decals not included – but please ask if you need them.