Class 104 conversion – Part 2

Having already rebuilt the underframes as part of his Class 104 conversion, TIM SHACKLETON turns his attention to the bodywork. 3D-printed components come to his aid, as he explains.

After last month’s tussles with underframes designed the best part of 50 years ago, it’s time for the pretty bits – the bodyshells. You might ask why, with the Heljan model well on its way, I wanted to go to so much trouble to create a decent-looking model of a Class 104 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU). Firstly, why not? and secondly, owning a ‘104’ was always going to be peripheral in budgetary terms.

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