Trade news and updates

  • Trade news and updates

    Posted by Lewis on 12 May 2024 at 11:30 am

    General discussion on trade news and updates – post your updates and queries here.

    The manufacturer’s page is now here: Manufacturers – NZ Model Railway Guild (thejournal.nz)

    Our medium-term strategy is to build The Journal’s shop capability so that manufacturers who don’t have a web presence can make use of the Guild’s presence to find customers.

    • This discussion was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by  Lewis. Reason: Update link
    Lewis replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 5 Members · 9 Replies
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  • 3foot6models

    Member
    12 May 2024 at 11:47 am

    3 Foot 6 Models update: work on the DG class corrections continues, with two major changes / corrections to the model made:

    – Cab and rear of the locomotive now taper in, rather than being flag

    – Front cab windows are now angled, as on the prototype, and not flat.

    Work continues on the KiwiRail DM class, for everyone with a pre-order watch this space!

    DG class version 2.0 — 3 Foot 6 Models

  • Brian

    Member
    12 May 2024 at 12:59 pm

    The radius across the top of the Dg bonnet at front (above the headlight) is not a constant radius but is a variable one, having a larger radius midway than at the outer edges.

    • Peter T

      Member
      12 May 2024 at 8:52 pm

      This GA has most of the necessary information.

      Sorry, another fail. The software appears to have downsized and cropped my file.

      • Peter T

        Member
        12 May 2024 at 8:54 pm

        Turns out the only fail was letting me see my own post. When I clicked the image ready to send I got a cropped postage stamp size mess of tiny lines. I see no that the attachment was actually successful.

        • Lewis

          Member
          12 May 2024 at 10:25 pm

          Yes the software scales down images for previews – there doesn’t appear to be a way to disable this unfortunately.

      • Lawrence

        Member
        12 May 2024 at 8:58 pm

        That drawing has something odd going on. It’s been compressed somewhat around the centre porthole window which is rendered oval. Other features in that vertical alignment are similarly distorted.

  • 3foot6models

    Member
    7 July 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Coming soon from 3 Foot 6 Models: Coming soon – CA class and variants — 3 Foot 6 Models

  • Lewis

    Member
    7 July 2024 at 2:01 pm

    New VCC Models catalogue uploaded

    You can find the catalogue here:

    https://thejournal.nz/?attachment=2783&document_type=document&download_document_file=1&document_file=98

  • Lewis

    Member
    9 July 2024 at 8:05 pm

    News from the Workshops – July 2024

    An update from South Dock Models, VCC Models, and a review of the Matariki weekend modelling get-together in Woodville by Karl Morris:

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