Căile Ferate Forestiere (CFF)
Romania – H0e / 1:87
The holy grail of the Romanian Forest Railways is a heavy 4 axle Resita steam locomotive with an outside frame. In addition to the large Resita’s, there’s a small three axle locomotive built by Krauss in 1921. It served most of its life at CFF Moldovita before eventually moving to CFF Viseu de Sus. Here’s a sweet picture with the Krauss on the left and a Resita on the right.
I figured the classic Roco H0e steam locomotive could be a perfect chassis donor. Next I set up a 3D model based on photos and had it printed. I designed it as a kit to avoid as much visible stepping and support wax traces as possible. After cleaning and assembling, I installed the pipework, sprayed it moody black and added etched details including number plates. Weathering with oil paint did the final trick.
3D prints are available here.
Number plate drawings (.pdf) can be downloaded using the button below.