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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 4857 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2018, 10:29:48 am »
So you reckon Mr Kato is looking at this?

Maybe he is, who knows  :D

Apologies if he is.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2018, 09:17:18 pm »
 :hellosign:
My RhB tankwagen....
Tank is the old Roco EVA tankwagen
Chassis is the Hobbytrain FS flat with Y25 bogies classic italian
Still Needs painting and decals





« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 09:20:30 pm by marco neri »
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2018, 09:23:24 pm »

Another one pic


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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2018, 09:51:11 pm »
RhB Kesselwagen

I've bought a pair of Minitrix short bogie tankers. I'm hoping they will be re-worked and put on GreenMax bogies and fitted out with Microtrains couplers. I've also bought a pair of their Fleischmann equivalents. I was looking through photos of of RhB tankers and there are some that ride/rode on plate-framed bogies that could be made out the typical heavyweight German bogie.

I've looked worldwide on eBay for the bogie wagons that are similar to the RhB flat bogie wagons but I can't find them anywhere. Still, I'm only just starting but if anybody knows of any "floating about" looking for a home please let me know.

Happy Modelling,

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2018, 09:38:56 pm »
I've just found this guy:-

https://www.rhbmodellbahn.com/

May be helpful,

Mike Beard.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2018, 01:17:12 am »
I've just found this guy:-
https://www.rhbmodellbahn.com/

Interesting, thanks. Not seen this before.

My thoughts:

10051-53: quite good, though for me personally, not different enough from my chopped down standard gauge efforts, and technically specific to Davos and Arosa.

Sb-v container tragwagen ('well' wagon): competitor to equivalent version by AK models on Shapeways. personally I have three of the Shapeways (which look slightly better to my eye) which I will persevere with but would be interesting to compare the two versions side by side.

Gmf 23401 - 04 (the new big BoBo things): competitor to equivalent version by TT Trams on Shapeways. TT Trams body looks better to me but it may be because the rhbmodellbahn version has a livery already applied

Gem4/4: same comments as for Gmf4/4 above

Gmf4/4 241: looks OK but 'printed livery' looks a bit strange

Gmf4/4 242-3: proportions look all wrong (should be much 'sleeker' and more modern looking (and with a longer nose) than 241 but model looks the same)
   
xa tu 93701-04 ballast conveyer wagons: good - no equivalent from other sources 

snow plough: good - no equivalent from other sources

BDt1751 driving trailer: shape looks odd - much prefer the AK Models version

MGB low floor: good - different from anything else available (will go nicely with my other MGB stuff already fashioned)

Overhead catenary parts - FABUOLOUS! - and cheap!
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2018, 09:30:28 am »
RhBModellbahn.com

One of their Driving Trailers went through eBay yesterday (25/03/18) for about £25.

 I wondered about the catenery structure prices. I thought they were a mis-print. Who'se going to be brave and ask ;)

Semi-Scratch

Both Gordon and Retica have been a bad influence. :) I've bought a couple of Minitrix tank wagons for having some work done and 5 of the Vigier hoppers, that was how many was on offer in one block, so that should keep me quiet for a while. :-X

Happy Modelling,

Mike Beard
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2018, 09:40:13 am »
and 5 of the Vigier hoppers

 :veryangry:  :censored:

steve

(so YOU bought them, I've had them in my watch list and was waiting on a paypal payment coming into my account)   ;)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2018, 09:58:46 am »
and 5 of the Vigier hoppers

 :veryangry:  :censored:

steve

(so YOU bought them, I've had them in my watch list and was waiting on a paypal payment coming into my account)   ;)

Yes I did, on an offer too! I struggled with myself for the whole weekend and if I seriously believed the MDS-Modell slidewalls were imminent then I'd still be struggling. When I get them I'm going to see just how difficult it is to replace or extend the end platforms and generally make them look a little more RhB. :confused1:

Cheers,

Mike Beard.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2018, 07:52:40 pm »
RhB Tank Wagons

Like a lot of people I spend a while each day reviewing the photos from Filisur Station. They drive me to ask just how many varieties of tank wagons does the RhB support? I never seem to see a similar one again.

Mike Beard.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2018, 12:25:15 am »
RhB Tank Wagons

Like a lot of people I spend a while each day reviewing the photos from Filisur Station. They drive me to ask just how many varieties of tank wagons does the RhB support? I never seem to see a similar one again.

Mike Beard.

I know exactly what you mean Mike, and I get the same feeling, but it is not borne out in fact. Actually there are only three significantly different styles of main fleet tanker wagons, consisting of five variants.


All bogie wagons now that the famous 4 wheelers have gone:

Cement:

Uac 7991 - 8000 , delivered 1991
Appearance similar frame to Za 8121 - 8130 and 8141-50 below but slightly longer tank afaik

Fuel tankers:

Za 8105 - 8113, Oil or diesel tankers (Hazmat 30/1202), delivered 2002-3 (8105-8108 with JMR77 bogies; 8109 - 8113 with JMR bogies; 8109-8113 ex Uah 8173-77)
Appearance: ‘long thin looking’ tank type (slight dip in centre of tank). Heavy looking frame above bogies at each end only - no underframe in middle of tanker

Za 8121 - 8130, Benzine (33/1203) or oil/diesel (30/1202), delivered 1998. 8130 in Conrad Storz livery
Appearance: ‘short fat’ tank type, on continuous plate frame with ‘lightweight’ end tank supports

Za 8131 - 8140, Benzine (33/1203) or oil/diesel (30/1202), delivered 1973, rebuilt with new tank 1996-7
Appearance: ‘short fat’ tank type, on continuous plate frame with ‘lightweight’ end tank supports (the latter slightly longer than on 8121-30 and 41-50)

Za 8141 - 8150, Benzine (33/1203) or oil/diesel (30/1202), delivered 2004-5. 8141 in Conrad Storz livery         
Appearance: ‘short fat’ tank type, on continuous plate frame with ‘lightweight’ end tank supports
            
            
            
            
            
            
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2018, 12:04:34 am »

Experimental one piece paper overlay onto the Minitrix tanker. Looks quite good but the image was slightly too large so the Rhätische Bahn lettering at the right hand end is too off to the right. Also both bogies now sanded down US small bogies




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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2018, 12:07:05 am »
For a laugh I photographed all the N gauge tankers I have bought cheaply from second hand sources trying to work out which is the best shape and size for a 1:150   RhB conversion



            
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2018, 07:03:31 am »
Oh Well,

You have more tankers than the RhB has! :)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #89 on: March 29, 2018, 07:15:38 am »
FALLER N 212121 Railway Station LANGWIES

Does anybody out there know the footprint of this kit?

Thanks in Advance,

Mike Beard

 

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