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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 4858 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2018, 03:36:12 pm »
They have the best pictures of Kato RhB stock I have seen. Well worth harvesting! As to using? Always on the side of Gaugemaster!

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2018, 04:18:44 pm »
They specialise in Bemo, I’d sooner use Winco then Gaugemaster frankly, but not always an option, increasingly so.

I live about 15 miles from Gaugemaster, but rarely buy anything from them!
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 05:19:49 pm »
I live about 15 minutes from ModelMasters in WsM but I can't afford to shop there either.

Gaugemasters are good for spares though and helpful. That's where my controllers come from, except the Duette converted to a power supply unit.

I shop about all over the world, whoever is cheapest.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 10:08:38 pm »

...in the meanwhile
my home made RhB fleet ;)




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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 10:18:16 pm »
Nice scenery Marco! ;D

On a more serious note do you have good drawings of the flat wagons and are they accurate for RhB prototypes? It's possible that I might manage to get them made in the UK at a reasonable cost.

Thanks in Advance,

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 10:33:55 pm »
Nice scenery Marco! ;D

On a more serious note do you have good drawings of the flat wagons and are they accurate for RhB prototypes? It's possible that I might manage to get them made in the UK at a reasonable cost.

Thanks in Advance,

Mike Beard.

 :)oh yes,
the tank is an old Fleischmann,
Two axles flat car are old Roco as the G- type
Bogies flat car are Minitrix and Fleischmann.....all cut buffers  obviously..
They still need repainted and decaled (I don’t know if exist Rhb N decals)

Good luck

Marco
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 12:07:17 am »
Regarding the Pirata proposal,

Message 101 from Marco back in early 2017 had a link to the actual Pirata catalogue rather than the Winco flyer ( I couldn’t source that for my post yesterday):
http://www.piratamodels.it/pdf-cataloghi/cataloghi2017/Catalogo%20Pi.R.A.T.A._2017%20scala%20N%20Norimberga.pdf

Repeating a pic from the 'other thread' just last month:

My long bogie flat conversions are either from Fleischmann or Minitrix standard gauge container flats. Both types need to be shortened to approximate to the RhB length by taking off about 20mm; the Fleischmann one can just be cut at both ends, but due to the slightly different construction, the Minitrix one is best cut in the centre.



For a laugh to see how far we have come, worth a look back at my
message #9 (June 2015) in the 'other' thread:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=28322.0
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 08:53:27 am »
Pirata are a good bunch, they're at the N Scale Convention in Stuttgart every year and always have interesting stuff on their stand.

I might consider a day-trip to the convention again this year.  Last time I was over there exhibiting in 2016 there was a fair sized Nm modular system.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2018, 12:11:01 pm »
I am still waiting on the parcel from Japan with my Ge 4/4 II, can't measure them yet. Could someone with a Ge 4/4 II and a ruler tell me if the drive would be suitable for a FO/MGB Ge 4/4 III ? Thank you. 



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2018, 12:38:51 pm »
I emailed Pirata yesterday but in English so I expect a reply might be a while coming. I also e-mailed MDS-Modell about buying direct from them, again in English.

My grandson is here so we will both need a sleep after lunch but I'll try and measure up the Kato *2 chassis after he has gone.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2018, 05:53:54 pm »
Risking the wrath of the Moderators. :worried:

I was searching on eBay and to fill space it came up with FAMA which I had forgotten about entirely. I did a Goggle search for both FAMA and Roco Alpin Line and I was amazed at the range. My thought is to purchase a bogie flat with stakes in 1:45 and use it to produce a drawing that can be scaled to 1:150th scale to see if patterns can be made for resin castings rather than 3D mouldings. Use Fox Valley wheel sets if applicable and Kato pattern semi-permanents? Follow it up with containers to fit?

And you can sell the 1:45th Master when you've finished!!!! :o

What do you think? :laugh3:

Mike Beard

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 06:53:56 pm »
https://www.rhbmodellbahn.com/

These guys are worth a look. A long look. :)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2018, 07:00:01 pm »
I remember a FAMA/UTZ set in our local model shop back in the 80s. Always fancied it but just couldn't justify it.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2018, 11:43:23 pm »
I am still waiting on the parcel from Japan with my Ge 4/4 II, can't measure them yet. Could someone with a Ge 4/4 II and a ruler tell me if the drive would be suitable for a FO/MGB Ge 4/4 III ? Thank you. 



steve


Possibly:

Ge4/4II drawing here:

http://carsandtrains.com/ironroad/rhb/ge442info.html

Kato model wheelbase is 41mm
bogie wheelbase = 15mm
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2018, 12:08:53 am »
Are you going to use the TT Trams / Shapeways MGB Ge4/4III?
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