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 Post subject: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Decided to give the L class a go, always been a fan of these locos. Finally found plans as well as buying a kitbashed C class off eBay so have some good references to work off. Definitely a long term project, haven't used 3dsMax for a while so hopefully I'll pick up some new tricks along the way. Progress so far...
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Only have the Westrail, ATN, Interail, RTS and PN versions planned at the moment (minimal differences between each). The ARG versions may come later, they have had a lot of work done to them since introduced.

For those who aren't familiar with the L class (photo courtesy of michaelgreenhill):
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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:24 am 
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Looking somewhat like an L class now...

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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:27 am 
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Nice start for sure, starting to look like your example indeed. I've personally never heard of these locos but the same can be said for practically any non-VR or non-bulldog diesel out there.


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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:07 am 
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Thanks mate, they were very commonly used on the Albury SG line in the 70's/80's painted in the Westrail scheme I showed above, they're identical to a C Class really inside (in fact I think that's what the C's were based off).

More progress...
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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
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C's were based on the SD40-2, which I assume this was as well


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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:11 am 
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Basically that's correct, the SD40's were introduced in 1966, then the L's in 1967. The C's weren't introduced until 1977 and were based off the L's with improvements made, the safety cab being the most notable.

More progress, plus a rear end shot...
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Actually don't have much left to do now, just all the small details including handrails.

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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:09 am 
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Stop making me want to move the C class rebuild up the list :P

Actually, they might get started soonish, as I actually feel like working on a diesel for a change again :) Would complement your L's quite well I think!

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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Looks very nice in my opinion so far, I like that scheme in the photo you posted too so I look forward to seeing them running. I'm a diesel guy (well, railmotors but diesels are nice too) and it'll be nice to have some more modern models of Aussie locos out there.

Also Zec about that C class, I can think of one person for sure who would welcome that comment.


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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Thanks guys :) They would be great Zec! Actually that gives me an idea. If you're upgrading the C Class, is there any chance you could do an L Class version of the bogie? It's practically identical, the only difference being the L Class has the sand boxes mounted to the ends of the bogies (see picture in the first post). Would save me a lot of time and kill two birds with one stone.

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 Post subject: Re: WAGR L Class
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At this stage the C class is still a good 12+ months away (I would ideally like to start in the next 6 months though), and will be a payware pack (plan is to work with Rob to upgrade his cab view to go with them) along with some rolling stock. I have the V class project that is between the next DD pack and the C class pack, but they'll definitely overlap lol :) So yeah, you might be better off doing a new bogie. If you use Garry's as a basis, it shouldn't be too hard to make a C class one yourself :)

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