Sunday, April 30, 2017

What did I do to myself ... ?

... Nothing yet, but this is going to be a fun exercise.

The challenge is to built T04 of the Wuerttembergische Eisenbahngesellschaft (weg), as it looked in the early 1970's. T04 is a diesel-propelled railcar built in 1926 and ran from 1954 until 1975 on the Kochertalbahn from Gaildorf West to Untergröningen. As such, it's a signature element of the Gaildorf West station on the Murrbahn.
Fun fact: Until its retirement in 2002 T04 was the oldest passenger equipment in regular revenue service in Germany. 

I ordered the kit from Lok Schlosserei, a small German company known for excellent brass kits. I've never built a brass kit like this before. Thankfully, the frame with wheel sets and motors comes pre-mounted ready to run, so I "just" need to build the body and the interior. This is going to take some time and I will take this slowly. ... Now I just need to work up the courage to start.

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