Three or four years ago I went to a model railway show in Sutton, south London, where someone was selling imported Czech resin bodyshells for building models of various Czech(-oslovakian) locomotives. At least one of the bodies on show was suitable for an Iraqi loco – perhaps a T669. Unfortunately I didn’t buy one at the time, and I didn’t take the details of where they were made and who imported them. Does this sound familar to anyone? I could be tempted to acquire one now if anyone knows who the supplier is!
Anyway, an RMweb poster called
Fosterboy has identified some possible candidates for conversion into models of IRR locos.
IRR DEM2700 loco
Bachmann Chinese DF4D model
I think you need the cabs of ??? and the body of ???
Unfortunately the links from RMweb to the Roco website have got mangled, and I can’t figure out a way to reverse engineer them, but this class has been described as “the body of a TE109, the front ends of a M62 and the roof fixtures of a 2TE121”, which could help pin down suitable models (why are so many model manufacturers’ websites so appallingly bad?).
The DES3100 is available as a brass kit
DK-Model brass T669 locomotive kit
More suggestions would be very welcome!