I Play Hookey from Work! T Gauge Today!

rray Aug 4, 2008

  1. zdrada69

    zdrada69 TrainBoard Member

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    Loco chassis - I plan schratchbuilding but not very accurate. I am still thinking about the technique... I plan to use T-gauge wheels (there is a photo on top of that page)
    Powering the train - T gauge motorized chassis inside the goods car or passanger car is in my opinion the best way to do it.
     
  2. Kurt Moose

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    This would make a nice GE Dash-9 if someone could mold a body for it!(y)
     
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  3. zdrada69

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    Some progress with adding details to narrow gauge locomotive:

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  4. ddechamp71

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    Guess the mechanism is too broad to match a roadswitcher's shell. What about an EMD F45 ?:)

    Dom
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Or EMD E7/8/9??(y)
     
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  6. zdrada69

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    Some more progress for my Z-scale narrow gauge based on T track. I started to work on Shapeway available gondola. I plan to extend simple body by brakemen's cab using the cab of Marklins passanger car with some changes.

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    Some additions - hand-brake mechanism:

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  8. zdrada69

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    Second narrow gauge car is ready:

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    Both cars:

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  9. ZFRANK

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    Looking forward to see that train running :). Looks great!
     
  10. zdrada69

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    The load was definitely overscaled. Coal load looks better:

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  11. zdrada69

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    Some friends suggested that good idea is to have a motor-car. Originally build by Germans was esed on "my" railway after WWII.

    Ready for painting:
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    Nice colours:

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    ... but after some historical research I found them not prototypical. Repainted car:

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  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Wow, that looks familiar. Bayerische Zugspitzebahn, Garmisch, Germany.

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  13. zdrada69

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    Similar but not the same. Those motor cars were designed for "Zittauer Bahn" as DR 137. Four cars (dwo different designs) were produced. 3 of them were used in Poland on Wrocław-Trzebnica line after WWII. One i still on original railway more: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR_137_322_bis_325

    I did some more small work on this model. While processing with the 3D print I lost one entry step so I had to make one. You can see it on the left on previous post photo. It looks better than original one because it is not so oversized in thickness. I decided to cut original steps:

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    I replaced them and decided to make also upper step thinner just by painting trick. I think it is much better now.

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  14. zdrada69

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    Some more job on narrow gauge steam engine (for Tscale 3 mm)

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  15. zdrada69

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    Finally I got some T scale material to try to make my narrow gauge railway operational. I added motorized chassis to the motor car and tested it. I was surprised with realistic speed achivable ...



     
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    Steam engine narrow gauge train is operational as well:



     
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  17. ddechamp71

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    Very prototypical low speed. :D This gauge begins to be interresting for operators, and maybe for switching operations buffs in the future... :D

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  18. zdrada69

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    There will be some more cars and new engine:

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  19. zdrada69

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    Gondola finished:

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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    Well done. It's difficult to tell this is such a small scale considering the amount of detail you have built in.
     

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