Building your first locomotive kit

Building your first
locomotive kit

Hardy’s Hobbies has created a range of 3D printed locomotive body kits which are ideal for beginners looking to cut their teeth on extra motive power. MIKE WILD goes through the process using a readily available chassis to power this slope-tanked Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T.

THE IDEA OF BUILDING your own locomotives is great on paper, but if you have never done anything like that before, where do you start? You need something simple and attainable to build your confidence - which is where kits like Hardy’s Hobbies industrial locomotives come into their own.


Hardy Hudswell

Above: The completed model looks the part of a hardy industrial locomotive. The 3D printed bodyshell makes this project simple to complete with only basic tools. Our model has been given NCB lettering and a weathered finish.

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