BC Northern Models is a small scale project to support our North American themed model railroad projects. Especially our freelanced HO-Scale BC Northern Railway. This project uses Canadian motive power and rolling stock similar to the units used by BC Rail or CN.
BC Northern Rail Models
Our primary goal is to produce 3D-printed add-on parts for locos like the GP9rm, SD40u, SD/GP40-2W or the GE C40-8M and C44-9WL as well as other hard to find items (at least for us here in Central Europe). On top of that our freelanced Model Railroad offers the opportunity to design our own „rebuilts“ Like a wide cab first generation SD40W or a chop-nosed SD7u.
To test the limits somewhat we occasionally experiment with very small and detailed N-Scale parts first, so the generally more expensive H0-Scale models can profit from this experience.
BC Northern Models currently produces N-Scale parts for it’s own show case layout. No public sale is currently planned, as we are still prototyping and testing our designs.
The following photos show a few 3D-printed railcars and objects.
The future might hold more pruducts in store, though we would only offer product that we think we be of at least some benefit for the buyer.
BC Northern Marine Models
Next to our Railway related models, we plan to produce a few 1:160 and 1:87 scale models for maritime layout scenery construction, These will be mostly waterline models, which we announced to devellop in this post. Currently smaller craft have been successfully prototyped, as can be seen in the following photo.
BC Northern Air Models
Next to our Railway related models, we plan to produce a few 1:160 and 1:87 scale models for bush flying scenery construction, These will be mostly remodeled freely available aircraft models, currently no production timeline has been set. An example can be seen in the following picture.
BC Northern Models Detail Parts
Now that our own Tevo Tornado (Classic) FDM 3D Printer and Anycubic Photon DLP 3D Printer are available, we plan to make parts for our Model Railroad, the BC Northern Railway. This includes locomotive shells and possibly trucks and frames. In short anything tha could be made in decent detail quality and durability.
Other parts for these projects will be achieved by using either readily available super detailing parts or especially produced part that we make and order via https://shapeways.com, if our printer lacks the detail.
Projects that come to our mind are:
- Freight Cars (well cars, woodchip gons, bulkhead flatcars, tank cars, etc.).
- Railroad structures like a turntable, MiJack crane, harbour acceasoires like cranes or docks or car float bridge, track bumpers, signal masts and targets, as well as trestles and bridges.
- Industry buildings like our rebuilds for Tidewater Wharf, Red Hook Wharf or Decker’s Tar Soap in N-Scale
- locomotive shells
- turnout and rail crossing tie arrangement for handlaid track, etc.
BC Northern Models
Inspired by the freelanced