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Hohenzollern tram kit
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:35:36 PM »
I stumbled across an interesting tram kit on shapeways today. https://www.shapeways.com/product/R3XJN3B6H/hohenzollern-tramway-locomotive?optionId=59451072 It represents the Hohenzollern tram and unusually for a shapeways kit, comes in pieces on a fret, rather than as a single body. The description says it is designed to take a Searails Powermax V2 chassis in either 6.5mm (Nn3) or 9mm (N). These are very pricy little things (99-150$: http://www.searails.com/powermax.html), but it seems like One of the small, 4-wheel chassis like this seller lists : http://stores.ebay.com/Plaza-Japan/_i.html?rt=nc&_nkw=motorized+chassis&_sid=169030440&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=1, might be a reasonable stand in; and since the kit is a kit and not just a one piece body, modifications to accommodate a different chassis should be a bit easier. Just a thought. I may get one when I have the funds and report back, as I'm fond of the Hohenzollern trams.
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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 09:47:53 PM »
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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 11:23:19 PM »
I'm acquainted with the designer (he lives in Japan too) and has a thread on the JNS forum about his various creations including this one:

http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/10122-kabuto-models-details-for-your-layout/page-14?hl=hohenzollern#entry133099
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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 08:18:41 PM »
Here is a clip of the Shapeways Tram with a SeaRails engine on Rohkuan's tightest radius.  It is Nn3 scale not pure N.

https://youtu.be/Vf5b29MBDUE
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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 02:43:01 AM »
Here is a clip of the Shapeways Tram with a SeaRails engine on Rohkuan's tightest radius.  It is Nn3 scale not pure N.

https://youtu.be/Vf5b29MBDUE

Very nice, goodmaj! And welcome to the forum :) Is that a build of yours? The searails chassis does seem very smooth running for such a little thing. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 05:07:58 PM »
Hello Philip,

Yes, this is my own build.  The Searails engines run very well indeed.  In addition to this one, which is current production, I have an older version running in a 'Critter" made by Thomas Knapp.  I have never had any problems with them.  The engine in the tram has a 10 ohm resistor in series because it is running alone. In the clip it running at 3 to 5 volts DC. 

I tried to attach a picture of the Critter -- not sure if it worked.

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Re: Hohenzollern tram kit
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 05:29:14 PM »
Thanks for the info and the picture, John. The Critter looks excellent, as do the coal wagons it's pulling. It seems like you've got some lovely and interesting stock! I might suggest starting a thread in the welcome and introduction section going over your interests and where you are at as a modeler, as I find it's a great way to get to know some of the more active members of the community and to get some quick questions answered :) Whatever you decide, we're glad to have you on board and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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