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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 12723 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #180 on: October 15, 2019, 08:27:22 PM »

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #181 on: October 15, 2019, 08:53:13 PM »
Everything useful removed then. Perhaps that is the fate of my second 631?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #182 on: October 17, 2019, 12:59:17 AM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Very sad that my favourite named RhB loco (and the one MDS did which I snapped up with such glee) has gone
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #183 on: October 17, 2019, 01:01:30 AM »

steve

Funnily enough in this condition it doesn't look too far off the 3D printed Ge4/4II body that was briefly the best on offer back a couple of years ago
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #184 on: January 31, 2020, 02:50:56 PM »
I need a new wheelset, to be precise one axle with two wheels, for a Hobbytrain H23924 Laeqrss 545 auto transport wagen. The other two axles are still there but the centre axle has disappeared.
Yes, I tried Hobbytrain but they could not help. I think this model is out of production.
The wheel diameter, over the flats (not the total diameter over the flanges) is 3.96mm, while the axle length is 13.30mm. Can anybody help me?

I ordered two of the Fleischmann rolling road wheelsets, unfortunately the wheel diameter, across the flats, are in this case too small! I was tempted to fit one axle set anyway as I thought the wagon could still run, but the axle is about a millimeter too long. One of the guys at the club works for a light engineering firm so I'm tempted to ask him if he can turn down the axle length to fit. This would mean that the wagen could still run, even though the ride height, at this point, would be slightly low!
A tip came in this evening: try for Kato spares RhB coach bogies. Would anybody out there who is into Kato Swiss meter gauge stock care to measure a coach bogie wheel set for me? The axle length and the wheel diameter across the flats.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 02:52:28 PM by dickrowland »

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #185 on: February 01, 2020, 01:25:31 PM »
Hullo Dick,

I have put one of my Kato RhB coaches in my bag for Monday.

I will measure up the axle and wheel with the calipers at work for you.


Watch this space....
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #186 on: February 02, 2020, 08:07:19 AM »
That would be excellent, thank you.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #187 on: February 03, 2020, 09:04:25 AM »
Hullo Dick,

I measured the Kato coach wheel diameter 4.4 mm across the flats.

The axle was 13 mm from point to point....
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #188 on: February 03, 2020, 11:19:49 AM »
That's really small. Fox Valley Models do some 28" wheels, which should scale to about 4.44mm across the tread. Not all that easy to get hold of though. I've got some for some Etched Pixels Arbel car carriers, but I bought them from the US - could ask if he's got any in stock at all?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #189 on: February 03, 2020, 02:23:17 PM »
The Kato axle length sounds reasonable, not sure about the wheel diameter though.
At the moment the car transporter runs with a plastic wheel set from an old American track cleaner wagon that I bought in Las Vegas in 1991. Not perfect but it does prevent the wagon scraping the rails!
I'll try for the Kato coach bogie as a source, in this case I may have to try to get the wheel diameter turned down slightly.
This sort of thing is why I have not seriously thought about moving to Nfine. That would need model engineering skills which I do not yet have, and would take a long time to acquire. The failure rate would be frightening. I have a Sherline lathe but the required skill is another matter, as far as I know I only have one lifetime!
There again, if Hobbytrain bring the wagon back into production, I can always try them again.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #190 on: February 03, 2020, 05:48:05 PM »
What's Nfine? Never heard that terminology before.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #191 on: February 04, 2020, 08:40:08 AM »
NFine is finescale 1:160. Much finer wheel standards on, I believe, Code 40 or even Code 38 rail. I saw a small layout at a show in Stolberg, Germany, about six years ago. Nice, but a lot of work. The ex-Arnold Kleinlok, that I saw that day, looked the business with virtual scale wheels. For now, I'll live with the comparitive steam roller wheels that are the convention  these days. On line, I've seen a Fleischmann Pacific Br11, a Fleischmann Br78 and various items of goods stock. Lovely!  They looked like Spur 0.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #192 on: February 11, 2020, 02:58:16 PM »
Hi all it's been a couple of years since I modelled anything but was starting on Rhb in 1/150 and have decided that the way I'm going again with full DCC
What track systems are people using? I want the smallest side profile as poss and was thinking peco code 55 or even the code 40 finescale track, your thoughts please
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #193 on: February 11, 2020, 03:56:05 PM »
Finetrax is to UK standards of sleeper spacing and dimensions, which isnít ideal for Swiss. The rail profile is certainly better than Peco though.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #194 on: February 11, 2020, 04:21:51 PM »
Finetrax is to UK standards of sleeper spacing and dimensions, which isnít ideal for Swiss. The rail profile is certainly better than Peco though.
Dont like the look of the Kato at all maybe the older fleischmann profi would work, just the points put me off
Dawdawes

 

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