Hollywood Foundry Gallery Of Models


Hollywood Foundry is proud to showcase these fine models, and is also proud to have been able to contribute to their construction. Well done to all of you. If you would like to show us how you have used one of our products, please send photographs to us via email to the address shown in the right column. We would encourage you to send the highest resolution photos you have, don't reduce them at all, we will take care of that.

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Hagerstown & Frederick Brill No. 172, from Bruce Battles

This car was 3-D printed by Shapeways. The prototype ran in Maryland, on the Hagerstown & Frederick. There were 5 cars in this group, nos. 168-172, built by Brill, one or two at a time, between 1917 and 1921. The model is car 172, the last of the series. 

The H&F was a pastoral, rural operation that ran through the hilly, wooded countryside of western Maryland, and lasted until February of 1954.  It was very popular with railfans in its later years, and is very well documented.  This model is one of four in existence, and was made from plans drawn by Charles Bushman, who was a member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for many years.




Friday, 14 August 2015

TGR V class from Alan Shaw of Brisbane, Australia.

HOn3½ scale model of the Tasmanian Government Railways (Australia) V class based on the Worsley Works 3mm scale etch of the BR 04 class.

The mechanism for this model was a 4 axle BullAnt Major, three axles equipped with wheels and the fourth axle for the jackshaft drive. The model was supplied with extended axles for fitting of outside cranks, and the motor had an overhang at the front to keep it out of the cabin area. By 'overhang', I mean the motor and gearbox is moved forward of the front axle so it all fits inside the motor compartment of the model.

This form of construction is quite popular for small diesels. Alan talked to us during the ordering process to get all the details right.

Nice work Alan.




 

San Francisco Muni Car One by Bruce Battles of Menlo Park, CA.

Bruce took over construction of this car from his brother and during the process, Greg king unexpectedly supplied a set of cast sides and ends to assist with the project. Bruce thanks Greg for his generous contribution.

 

Melbourne X Class Car by Bruce Battles of Menlo Park, CA

This is a Melbourne (Australia) X Class car from Bruce, modelled on a body supplied by Greg King.
 

A Work Motor modelled by Carl Lantz.

A work motor modelled by Carl Lantz from an old Model Traction Supply kit. Carl used a pair of LoBoys and 1620 Half-floor motor and gearbox.

This photo shows the underside of the model.

The half-floor motor and gearbox is hidden by the work load in the finished model. Nice work Carl.
 
 

Swedish Polar-Deva locomotive from Michel Brusa-Pasqué of Oinville sur Montcient, France.

A model of a Swedish Polar-Deva locomotive used on the French metric short line Valmondois-Marines.

French modeller Michel Brusa-Pasqué of Oinville sur Montcient, France, built this model from scratch in HO for 12mm gauge track.

The model uses a 3 axle Bullant with 1020 motor and 31:1 gear drive. It is well weighted for best performance.



 

Toronto Peter Witt from a brass model restored by Paul Mayer of Shoreline Decals.

Paul Mayer of Shoreline Decals restored this Toronto Peter Witt from a brass model.

The original spring-belt drive had failed, so was replaced by a Diablo. Paul says it has vastly improved the performance.
 

M67 from the Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij (R.T.M.) from Ton De Vos in the Netherlands.

As yet unpainted, this model from Ton De Vos in the Netherlands was scratchbuilt using styrene.

It is M67 from the Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij (R.T.M.) still running on the museum line.

The interior reveals the diesel -electric power plant, with a BullAnt drive at the opposite end.


 

An ex Baltimore Air Electric PCC from Jan K Lorenzen of New York.

A prize-winning model from Jan K Lorenzen of New York. An ex Baltimore Air Electric PCC converted to diesel drive.

The PCC was re-gauged to 3' 6" and ran in the jungles of Costa Rica as No.189 up until the 80s.

Jan built the model from a St. Petersburg model, powered by a BullAnt. Nice work!



 

A lovely photo of a Scranton Transit 400 Series Car by Bob Dietrich of Downington, PA.

A lovely photo of a Scranton Transit 400 Series Car by Bob Dietrich of Downington, PA.

The model is powered by a Diablo Kit, comprising Diablo drive, Lightning trailing truck and motor.

 

Two Models by Dutch modeller Ton De Vos.

The first of two models by Dutch modeller Ton De Vos, this is a T7.

Underside showing the long wheelbase BullAnt drive. The model was built for Lucien Eijdems to use on a mining layout.

The second model is a 'Reiger' from the former Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij.

Naturally, there is a Bullant under the representation of the diesel engine.





 

A Polish LyD2 by DAvid Elliott of Victoria, BC, Canada.

An LyD2 of Polish origin, now running on the WHHR in North Wales, by David Elliott of Victoria, BC, Canada
 

A CC1100 'Centipede' Electric Switching Locomotive by Jean Canevet of France.

From another French modeller, Jean Canevet, a CC1100, or 'centipede' electric switching locomotive.

The original 90s model was re-powered using a Hollywood Foundry drive chassis.
 

Michelin Railcar by Stéfan Appelmans of France.

French modeller Stéfan Appelmans produced this model of a rail car by Michelin, running on rubber tyres.

The model is powered by two Mono-Ant drives and a 1020 motor. A very ingenious design.

 

'The Beastie', a freelance locomotive by Australian modeller, David Axup.

'The Beastie', a freelance locomotive by Australian modeller, David Axup, powered by BullAnt.
 

Chilean metre gauge EMD GR-12 by Swiss modeller Urs Schneider.

This locomotive is a Chilean metre gauge EMD GR-12 by Swiss modeller Urs Schneider.

The body was produced using 3D printing and then cast in polyurethane. The mechanism was by Hollywood Foundry.
 

Swiss Suburban Tramway Car by Urs Schneider of Switzerland.

An old Swiss Suburban Tramway Car, uses 2 LoBoy Trucks and a Half Floor Gear Box. Built by Urs Schneider of Switzerland.

 

Suydam Pacific Electric PCC re-powered by Fred Gurzeler of Los Angeles.

This is a Suydam Pacific Electric PCC that has been re-powered using a pair of Hollywood Foundry Diablo trucks with central motor.

This shot shows the custom made floor with two Diablos and a 1626 Mashima Motor. Model by Fred Gurzeler of Los Angeles.

Fred is a member of the Southern California Traction club, and has used a number of Diablos in his models.

 

Vale of Ffestiniog by David John.

David John's superb O14 model of Vale of Ffestiniog. The model was built for David by Brian Love. 14mm gauge mechanism.
 

The Silver City Comet built by Ray Smith in Australia.

A HO Model of the Silver City Comet built by Ray Smith in Australia.

This photo shows the chassis of the Silver City Comet, comprising 2 InLine drives and a central motor.
 

Coferna Diesel Mechanical modelled by Bernard Junk of France.

From France, Bernard Junk has modelled a Coferna Diesel Mechanical in 1:43.5 scale running on 14mm gauge track. Power by BullAnt.
 
Also from Bernard, a Deutz Gas Mechanical in 1:35 scale on 16.5mm gauge track. Both models are in etched brass.

A Plymouth 5 ton switcher built by Pit Karges of Luxembourg.

An Oe (1:45) model of a Plymouth 5 ton switcher. Built by Pit Karges of Luxembourg. The model was scratchbuilt by Pit.


With the body section removed, the model is powered by a BullAnt.
 

WW1 era Dick Kerr Petrol Electric locomotive built by Matthew Kean.

The prototype of a WW1 era Dick Kerr Petrol Electric locomotive used by the British Army. Model built by Matthew Kean. BullAnt mechanism naturally. Kit by Worsley Works.
 

S&N Boxmotor by Charles Smiley of Porter Ranch, CA.

Charles Smiley of Porter Ranch, California, built this S&N Boxmotor some 35 years ago and recently replaced the SPUD drives with a Hollywood Foundry drive system.

This photo shows the supplied mechanism kit built into the Boxmotor floor. It uses a 1626 dual-flywheel motor and a 22:1 Belt drive. Charles says it pulls 6 brass cars up a grade on a 34" radius curve.