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N Gauge Soyuz
« on: October 13, 2017, 11:14:12 am »
Insane or what? 1/150 Soyuz Rocket on train at approx £40.00 +p&p

Soyuz link here

Who’s first for this one?

A Soyuz rocket is 150ft * 34ft (300mm * 70mm) insane but what fun!

In the preamble is says the wheels are 9mm but do not move, a bit of kit bashing and a unique train could be yours.

Any suggestions for hauling this 310,000 Kg monster load? (Probably not more than 300gm in plastic)
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Re: N Gauge Soyuz
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 11:19:28 am »
Looks very nice, but I would have to raise my bridges and re-bore the tunnels! :D
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 11:22:21 am »
Now that IS awesome.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Is it like Airfix, and you have to paint it yourself?  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 11:53:42 am »
Aifix used to do a kit of one of those (without the rail transporter though) as I remember having one in the early 1970's !

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Re: N Gauge Soyuz
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 02:37:32 pm »

Any suggestions for hauling this 310,000 Kg monster load? (Probably not more than 300gm in plastic)

Wot? You mean you can't fire it up and watch it come off at the first bend? :unimpressed:

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 02:46:10 pm »
Insane or what? 1/150 Soyuz Rocket on train at approx £40.00 +p&p

Any suggestions for hauling this 310,000 Kg monster load? (Probably not more than 300gm in plastic)

A couple of TEM-18's actually.............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR17Jy3XqgM

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 03:42:00 pm »
Something like a space museum might be a really interesting scene! You could have a siding into the grounds, with the Soyuz on its transporter.  Add something like the Airfix 1:144 Vostok rocket and some other exhibits.   Hmm.....  no, mustn't!
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Re: N Gauge Soyuz
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 04:00:18 pm »


A couple of TEM-18's actually.............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR17Jy3XqgM

So two TEM-18s at 970Kw output each or one Class 45 at 1867 KW :smiley-laughing:
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 05:55:10 pm »
Something like a space museum might be a really interesting scene! You could have a siding into the grounds, with the Soyuz on its transporter.  Add something like the Airfix 1:144 Vostok rocket and some other exhibits.   Hmm.....  no, mustn't!

ISTR that my  Airfix Saturn V was 2’6” High ( without the worlds largest crawler) - could be a great diorama!
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 05:59:39 pm »
ISTR that my  Airfix Saturn V was 2’6” High ( without the worlds largest crawler) - could be a great diorama!
Yeah, still got one of those standing in a corner from when my lad put it together a few years ago.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 06:27:45 pm »
It is very tempting, but MBH's initial response isn't encouraging. :(
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 06:41:32 pm »
It is very tempting, but MBH's initial response isn't encouraging. :(

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 07:23:51 pm »
It is very tempting, but MBH's initial response isn't encouraging. :(

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Re: N Gauge Soyuz
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 03:09:40 pm »
Can anybody suggest a plausible backstory for the arrival of a Soyuz spacecraft on its eponymous booster at a fictional preserved railway loosely based in Somerset? (My layout) As a confirmed space enthusiast, even I am struggling.



The model is nominally in Japanese N scale 1/150, although the published dimensions suggest a scale closer to 1/144. I won't be quibbling... It will be available next March. £59 in the UK. Details here including links to UK suppliers.

(Hint for those not obsessed with spaceflight - the transporter wagon being modelled is used to move assembled rockets between the Assembly and Integration Facility and the Launch Pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan - a distance by rail of about 20-25 miles.)

Or is it just a question of slapping on liberal quantities of Rule One cream?  (not to mention removing all the signals so it'll fit, remodelling the layout, etc., etc...)
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Re: N Gauge Soyuz
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 04:08:45 pm »
How about it is in transit from Avonmouth to the Fleet air arm museum @ RNAS Yeovilton. :wave:
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