Photo of the Week No. 403

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Photo of the Week No. 403

“A Symphony in Lasered Ply”: Brian Dominic’s Darjeeling Diesel NDM-6, shown after the last details (the window frames) had been added, but before it went into the paint shop. Photo: Brian Dominic.

There is still quite a lot of work to do: once out of the paint shop, there are at least the following jobs to do:

  • Wire and fit lighting (the headlamps are already assembled and painted)
  • Fit battery / electronics / sound system
  • Fit and wire motors so they both go in the same direction
  • Build equipment boxes to go in the cab – the larger one will be modified to accept the on-off switch and charging socket
  • Fit windows
  • Paint and fit cab roof
  • Fit couplings
  • (To paraphrase another kit manufacturer…) Place on track, switch on and enjoy!

Read more about the project on Brian’s website.

2017-06-21T16:34:06+00:00June 24th, 2017|Photo of the Week|4 Comments


  1. Mike Lynch June 28th, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Hi Brian
    Id really like to know your thoughts on filling the grain in the plywood surface so it actually looks like painted steel

  2. Roger Slocombe June 30th, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Brian
    I have now finished my NDM6 and are having teething troubles with the running gear. Pleased with my paint job, I used sanding varnish on the timber first and rubbed down between coats. Purchased the “correct” blue and achieved the white lining by using white undercoat first and putting masking tape on the white before final blue coat. The whole lot was then given a few coats of clear lacquer. I would be interested to know how you get on with the running gear.

  3. KEITH FLAVELL July 4th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Hi Brian
    What is your website that describes this loco in more detail particularly what supplier sold this kit?

    Regards Keith

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