21st Century wagon kit takes shape
This impressive kit represents the GWR 'Pollen C' girder wagon set (also known as boiler wagons). Produced for Hazelwood Models by Shapeways, the twin-set is rendered as single-piece plastic units, printed in three dimensional form using the latest 3D 'printing' technology. A separate sprue is provided that includes the load bolster/turntable and a set of shackle loops.
Things have been moving rapidly in this medium in the past few years, with constantly developing design, materials and processes meaning that there are some fabulous products out there.
As will be demonstrated in Model Rail issue 193 (out 13 Feb), some careful preparation is all that's required to achieve an impressive OO gauge model. For more info about the kit and Hazelwood models, see: www.shapeways.com/shops/hazelwoodmodelshop