The locomotive stud has been added to with the addition of a LAT locomotive built from a PDF kit.
|The LAT body ready for paint|
The kit consists of a 1 piece body with a chassis block that has a few extra pieces bolted on plus an engine block to fill in that big hole.
The body was sanded off as the 3D printing process does leave striping marks behind as the various layers are added one at a time. This does take some time but it is worth doing as it leaves a good surface for the paint to be applied.
The chassis went together very quickly with the side plates bolted on and the engine mount fitted along with the motor itself. Wheels and gears completed the build ready for use
The body and chassis were bolted together to make sure everything fitted and it all looked good.
|Loco in one piece|
|With the engine casting fitted the loco looks great|
It doesn't yet run as a loco as I am aiming on creating a battery and control wagon to run with the smaller locos that has not yet been built so the LAT will not be seen running for a while yet.
|The roof, vents and paint added.|
|Completed (almost) loco out on the railway.|