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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2018, 12:11:18 AM »
More new coaches added by TT Trams on Shapeways:

Five variants of RhB EWIV.

So, if 3D models are one's thing, all standard RhB coach types are now available in 1:150


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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2018, 12:19:39 AM »
Are you going to use the TT Trams / Shapeways MGB Ge4/4III?

No, not at this stage. I will contact the designer first and ask for some changes (location of head lights, change round to square head lights, size of the shield). And ask to offer it in Hi Res Acrylic.

I've owned the Bemo one when they first came out and it would be fun to have one again.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2018, 04:31:19 AM »
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

You could also contact rhb.ch and buy a copy of a blue print from them, probably more accurate than scaling down a model which was built with compromises already. Just a thought.

steve  :pint:

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2018, 08:27:46 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

If the log flats become available where do you think we could purchase/pre order them, especially with WinCo retiring

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2018, 08:57:07 AM »
Has anyone converted tank wagons, containers/f!at wagons hopper wagons to look like RhB ones, I see the old minitrix hopper car could be a reasonable copy with a yellow or grey repaint

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »
I see the old minitrix hopper car could be a reasonable copy with a yellow or grey repaint


Which one ? This one ?



Hmmm, food for thoughts.

steve

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2018, 09:47:58 AM »
I see the old minitrix hopper car could be a reasonable copy with a yellow or grey repaint


Which one ? This one ?

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Hmmm, food for thoughts.

steve


Yes that's the one

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2018, 09:54:22 AM »
How about turning a Walthers Difco Dump car



into something close to a RhB Fau ?



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2018, 10:23:18 AM »
How about turning a Walthers Difco Dump car



into something close to a RhB Fau ?



steve

Good one Steve, change coupler, repaint your nearly there

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2018, 04:08:14 PM »
Not sure if this is correct place to post this. If not please move. I am new to the forum and to wanting to model the Swiss type narrow gauge. I have obtained all of the Kato items like the Allegras and the GE4/4 II and III.
Is there a good site or books that can guide me in learning more about the lines. I get confused as to what is what!  Is the Rhaetian Railway the parent company for the narrow gauge such as the Bernina express and so on.
A lot to learn!
Thank you
Regards - Alan

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2018, 04:51:42 PM »
How about turning a Walthers Difco Dump car



into something close to a RhB Fau ?



steve

Good one Steve, change coupler, repaint your nearly there


Just picked up 2 of the walthers and 5 minitrix hoppers of good old ebay

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2018, 04:56:00 PM »
Not sure if this is correct place to post this. If not please move. I am new to the forum and to wanting to model the Swiss type narrow gauge. I have obtained all of the Kato items like the Allegras and the GE4/4 II and III.
Is there a good site or books that can guide me in learning more about the lines. I get confused as to what is what!  Is the Rhaetian Railway the parent company for the narrow gauge such as the Bernina express and so on.
A lot to learn!
Thank you
Regards - Alan

Alan, the RhB is a stand alone railway and the biggest narrow gauge in its own right, with 2 power supplies, 11000 ac for the majority and 1000dc for the Bernina into Italy from St Morits . The Allegra units are dual voltage so can run anywhere the loco s just AC. Book wise check out ebay and Amazon, lots of Video on You Tube

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2018, 05:03:56 PM »
I'll second the YouTube bit. The picture quality is grand and it's some much more interesting than UK TV.

For books ebay worldwide or certainly Europe will pick up any number. I use RhB as a search icon.

There are two other relevant topicss. One I find by searching the Forum for "Kato Swiss" and the othe deals with "MDS-Modell" who are bringing out vans.

Hope this helps,

Mike Beard.


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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2018, 05:15:43 PM »
Not sure if this is correct place to post this. If not please move. I am new to the forum and to wanting to model the Swiss type narrow gauge. I have obtained all of the Kato items like the Allegras and the GE4/4 II and III.
Is there a good site or books that can guide me in learning more about the lines. I get confused as to what is what!  Is the Rhaetian Railway the parent company for the narrow gauge such as the Bernina express and so on.
A lot to learn!
Thank you
Regards - Alan

Hi Alan, the RhB's own website is a mine of useful info of course, including this schematic of their network:

https://www.rhb.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/redaktion/Ueber_die_RhB/Unternehmen/Dokumente/Linienplan/Linienplan_Rhaetische_Bahn.pdf

Their home page is here :

https://www.rhb.ch/en/home

This is the English language homepage, though more info is to be found in their German language pages, everything from management structure to rolling stock. I suggest you go exploring through its many avenues.

For an overview, Wikipedia is a grand place to start:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhaetian_Railway

Again this is the English page. German version may have more, I'm not sure.

If you have difficulty understanding the German - as I do - Google Translate is an excellent tool that I find indispensable.

Have fun. :thumbsup:

Mike

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2018, 05:43:51 PM »
Thanks for the leads to more information. :thankyousign:
Regards
Alan

 

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