Piko GE 25 ton switcher comparison photo

Steffen B May 25, 2020

  1. Steffen B

    Steffen B TrainBoard Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am fiddling with some ideas for a small switching layout. Just some cars (Aristo, USA trains) and a small locomotive like the GE diesel from Piko. I read it would be in 1/24 scale. This would mean the loco is too big for cars in 1/29 scale.
    I could not found a photo of this little critter together with a Aristo box car. So can anybody provide help?
    Thank you very much.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not sure how to find a photograph that specific. Hopefully someone will have an idea for you.

    So you have me curious about this little critter. I Googled it. Interesting looking engine.
     
  3. Steffen B

    Steffen B TrainBoard Member

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    Here in Germany we had and still have some types of small critters called "Kleinlokomotive".
    You can find many interesting informations and photos on https://www.deutsche-kleinloks.de/ :

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    As you can see height of the diesel is about 2/3 of car. That's the impression I would like to show with the Piko GE diesel.
    A prototype picture from http://rrclub.umn.edu/photo-galleries/pillsbury-mill:

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    The switching layout I have in mind could be based on the ideas of Lance Mindheim. I would like to test his approach for switching operations.
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As an HOn30 modeler, these types of equipment and scenes are very appealing to me. (y)(y)(y)
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    That little BN'ish switcher is cool!!:D
     

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