|DSG 3249 in the flesh. Note the white|
patch where the NZ Rail logo used to be.
From NZR Rolling Stock Lists
I purchased a Shapeways body (available on Peter's store here) in Frosted Ultra-Detail or FUD. FUD is a vastly superior finish to what I've seen in the past with the "White Strong & Flexible" option. It's worth paying more for. The only criticism I've seen others make of FUD is that it's a bit "brittle" but I'm not sure why this is a problem for a loco body though.There are no moving parts after all.
Peter recommends using a RS3 chassis as it fits perfectly in the shell. After selling some more of my 1:64 models (some partially completed 56ft carriages) I purchased a Bachmann N scale RS3, with DCC from Model Train Stuff. Peter said the RS3 fits the DSG shell perfectly.
This is true but...
So I'm not sure exactly what to do now. I can remove the side sills, but the bogie contacts connect to these. I could file down the top of the RS3 chassis (by about 3mm) and put insulation tape on the DCC board. This would be a pretty delicate job. Thoughts?