S 200 Modelik 1:25

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    • S 200 Modelik 1:25

      I also register for the GS 2020. This time with a locomotive of -originally- Czech production and its 25 times smaller love child begotten by the Polish Jan Kolodziej and Modelik.

      It is a six axle road switcher* powered by a diesel engine and an electric power transmission. It was in production between 1963 and 1994, altogether 8200 units. They were made in a standard (1.435 m) and a Russian (1.676 m) gauge.

      * Road switcher denotes a railway locomotive designed to haul and shunt railcars in the mainline service and railroad yards. It has a set back cabin because of more safety in the case of an accident and it also gives a better rear visibility.

      The cover page informs the builder that the model was printed digitally. The modeling community received this new method with certain skepsis. We will see how this feature will display during the construction because, according to my personal experience, the so printed colour cracks easily, is not as durable as the offset-printed surfaces.

      This locomotive model has got three model versions: Modelik published this one together with the red T448p in 1:25, while about a decade ago the ADW published the 4 colour green-yellow-red-black in 1:45 Both are very fine sets..

      The other attention-raising characteristic is the colouring: there are matt and glowing parts so I hope it will be pleasant to see the harmony of the matt black underpart and the semi-shining superstructure. I want to paint only the edges, the rest will remain as ’concieved’.

      The booklet has got 21 coloured pages with 2108 components and 6 and 3/4 pages with the formers which I use very rarely.
      Immaculate print, agreeable to hold in hands.

      I shall publish the accompanying text in English. It is a more efficient medium for me to formulate my thoughts.
      My home is being reelectrified these days so you will have to wait for the first pictures a few days.
      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2
    • Time is passing, the deadline is coming nearer so here are the results of my first build trials. What I have been skeptic about is the digital print. I decided to fold the parts as few times as possible because as I expected, the paint on the folding lines is cracking. How I will be able to eliminate this nasty characteristic is still to be found out. Black parts are relatively easy because they are black and hidden but the green coloured components...
      First I am showing you the excerpts of the pictures. It is a Modelik standard, nothing surprising. Maybe just one detail: the bolt heads are printed a bit farther from each other - it eases the cutting out.

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      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2
    • Dear Fellows of processed cellulose,
      that you don't think that I am not working on the GS project, I want to share some new pictures about it.
      First here is the chassis and the cabin interior without the equipment:







      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2
    • The second instalment is the outer skin of the engine bay. It consisits of three sections: one back section and two in the front, but only one front has been completed "rohbau".



      The last picture here depicts the "shabbiness"of the digitally printed surface. I hope it can be seen that after just a few foldings, the bent surface is lightly "snowy" - the paint starts to crack. In my opnion because it can not diffuse among the fibres. This is why I am trying to fold the paper as little as possible to avoid this notion. Luckily this curving is very mild.

      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2
    • The usual rubber sealing around the windows. It is planned only for the outer side of the windows. It would not be really noticeable within the driver's cabin.



      The yellow front and rear grilles with close ups of the lamps. I did not furnish their inside with any foil.




      Finally I want to add that all those black horizontal lines are to be cut through and formed into ventilation slots. I made some preliminary experiments and the result was not satisfying so I decided to leave them. Thus the plasticity of the whole train loses a lot but I considered the risk of looking awkward more dangerous.

      I am also very lucky to experience that the nuance of the green Stabilo is largely similar to the printed colour. happy 2
      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2
    • I am also the next who withdraws the candidation for the GS 2020 because the half done loco is not enough... But this does not break my spirit. So I kindly ak the administrators to put my report to the normal railway section. Thanks!
      Best regards from / Liebe Grüsse von: Krisztián
      People buying model booklets think they also buy the time necessary for their assembly. But I am old enough to know it is not true at all. verlegen2 prost2