The Z20 Class Loco kit was to be released at the Epping Model Railway Exhibition at Rose Hill Racecourse June 8th - 10th 2019. However, due to errors in the dimension of the side steps and the fitting of these steps and support brackets, new etches need to be ordered, and will not be available for a couple of weeks, so a new release date of the end of December will now apply. It is better to be sure that when the kit is released it should be correct, and that has always been the aim. In the mean time the instructions will be slowly uploaded for modellers to read and understand. These should start in December 2019.
The Z20 Loco Kit is built on an Etched Nickle Silver frame, 3D printed parts, mastered into pewter castings.
Slaters wheels with a Roxy Mouldings 40:1 gear box driven by a Mashima 1833 motor.
I have had 3D prints made in clear plastic for head lamp inserts and the back head sight glass. The inserts will accept small LED's or fibre optics.
The kit will have 2 options for speakers and will have advice as to what DCC sound decoder will be suitable to add to the kit. Either a small oval speaker in the bunker, which can be easily boxed in, or a Sugar Cube speaker, at the base of the smoke box, with the Smoke box designed to fit the speaker.
The kit will come in a timber box with each kit numbered, that will act as a carry box when the model is complete.
I will also be holding build days at my home in Picton, in Jan, Feb 2020. The dates will be published later in December this year, but there will be plenty of opportunity to be involved with these build days.
Please e-mail me with any enquiries, or questions.
While the above are my objectives, it may take some time for these things to be realised, so in the mean-time, have a look at some of the other pages on my site, and if you feel inclined to do so, throw some feedback at me via e-mail , it would help to improve the site.