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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 9823 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #135 on: June 29, 2018, 08:24:01 AM »
And now this: What a weird composition.   :laugh3:

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #136 on: July 10, 2018, 11:49:07 PM »
And now this: What a weird composition.   :laugh3:

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It doesn't strike me as a particularly weird composition - I've seen much odder (for example I've seen SNCF Corail coaches in wagonload freight trains in the past)! The train is the morning GmP. Normal composition is the EW coach and some wagons, the only extra is the Panoramic coach being hauled on this occasion as 'freight'.

moving slightly OT I saw this on SBB 10 days ago:



Re4/4II, Re460 dit, 3 different types of driving trailer (EWI, EWIV and IC2000) and 1st and 2nd class coaches
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #137 on: July 17, 2018, 09:46:59 AM »
Who will be the first one to build one in N scale ?

RhB Taf (tough) 2/2

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #138 on: August 11, 2018, 11:25:33 PM »
We were talking about models which could be easy converted to RhB models before. When I saw this picture of a RhB Gmf 4/4 with a couple of gravel cars attached to it I've had an idea.

The minitrix MaK 6400 looks like a good candidate for a RhB Gmf 4/4.



And the Kato or Popondetta HOKI 9500 a close enough candidate for a RhB Fau.



Food for thoughts ?   :confused2:

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #139 on: August 20, 2018, 07:43:12 AM »
Score ! I got one.  :bounce:  Reasonable priced off eBay Germany with the gear modifications already done.





All I need now are some Kato HOKI 2500 or 9500.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #141 on: August 26, 2018, 04:02:41 PM »
Am I missing something, what’s the relevance of that link?

Just might be something to do with Swiss narrow gauge Railways, such as the Schynigge Platte Bahn, the Wengernalp Bahn, the Berner Oberland Bahn and the Brienzer Rothorn Bahn.
The models shown are all 1:160 scale from these railways. Okay so they are not in the 1:150 of the thread title, but that's the way the cookie crumbles as neither is a lot of Swiss N Gauge.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #142 on: August 26, 2018, 04:14:32 PM »
Fair enough, I was looking for something relating to true previous posts. Sure we could all post links to places selling Swiss N!

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #143 on: August 26, 2018, 05:19:04 PM »
I don’t do Swiss N but thought it might be useful to this thread.

Alas some people  seem not to appreciate this. However this approach will surely encourage further contributions.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #144 on: August 26, 2018, 07:00:24 PM »
Score ! I got one.  :bounce:  Reasonable priced off eBay Germany with the gear modifications already done.




Ah... I was going to say I've had more split gears on those MaKs than any other Minitrix loco. I replaced mine with acetal gears from MikroAntriebe, but even better to see proper brass gears!

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #145 on: August 26, 2018, 07:08:48 PM »
I don’t do Swiss N but thought it might be useful to this thread.

Alas some people  seem not to appreciate this. However this approach will surely encourage further contributions.

Why not say that then? A link without context isn’t much help IMO. Have you bought from them? Are the products good?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #146 on: August 31, 2018, 03:50:57 AM »
My minitrix MaK arrived today. Out of the box and on to a piece of track to have some size comparisons. I knew these minitrix MaKs are a bit big for 1/160 scale and I was afraid they could even be too big compared with 1/150 RhB models and Japanese freight cars but I am pleasantly surprised that they fit in just fine. They're a bit tall, maybe I can lower them a bit, but to achieve that I would have to work on the metal frame. We will see.

Future Gmf 4/4 # 244 with some future Fau




(unfortunately these HOKI 9500 aren't mine, I have to wait till Kato runs them again)

Future Gmf 4/4 # 244 compared with my minitrix Za 8130




Future Gmf 4/4 # 244 compared with a Kato Ge 4/4 II



Original Gmf 4/4 #243 compared with a Ge 4/4 II




Future Gmf 4/4 # 244 compared with a Kato Ge 4/4 III




Next steps will be to dismantle the MaK and strip the paint off and then start the rebuild.

Does anyone have two spare Allegra plows he wants to sell or to trade for some home made decals ?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #147 on: August 31, 2018, 07:26:47 AM »
Ah... I was going to say I've had more split gears on those MaKs than any other Minitrix loco. I replaced mine with acetal gears from MikroAntriebe, but even better to see proper brass gears!

Yeah I have had to paint two minitrix MaK 1206 or something (the longer ones than the one I just bought) for a customer into Lafarge and Holcim models, he got them new, they were only in storage for maybe 10 years and when I got them to do the job I needed to get new wheel sets with brass gears from Europe (not cheap and even less easy). So that was my lesson learned and that's why I bought this one for myself with the broken handrails because it has already brass gears installed and it was cheap compared to all the other listings of MaK 6400 on eBay.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #148 on: September 10, 2018, 05:41:01 AM »
More RhB stand ins on the way. This time 3 Liliput SBB Xs Schotterwagen (ballast cars) to become some stand ins for RhB Fd or Xc ballast cars.



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #149 on: September 10, 2018, 08:50:13 AM »
Great minds......... :)

I bought a set of these last year as possible stand-ins on the RhB part of the layout, though as yet they remain grey and SBB.

Sadly think someone is more likely to produce a 'shrink ray' to aim at the Bemo or LGB versions rather than for some manufacturer to produce a proper N Gauge one in my lifetime. The penalty for me liking a small niche in a niche market.

But you never know.
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