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Author Topic: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale  (Read 5625 times)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2018, 12:59:26 AM »
Have you got any smaller bogies lying spare?


I was going to replace the trucks with something more 'RhBish' when available but having tons of 'Murican type trucks here I will have a go and see how it looks.
 


Interestingly my version of the same wagon model has different 'full size' bogies. I have dropped on one of my American small bogies and here is the comparison. I think you'll agree the US style bogie give it a more 'narrow gauge' effect





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« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2018, 01:09:04 AM »
Here's one of my work in progress Shapeways Haik; gives some idea of what we can look forward to with the pukka MDS version:

Two 'whole side' stick on paper images:





Better pictures tomorrow I hope
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« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2018, 01:11:00 AM »
I am trying a new version of 'stick on side' on my Shapeways NEVA driving trailer. Pasting on a whole side masks 3D imperfections, and works well on this stock which is mainly flush sided. At the same time the essentials of the roof shape etc are inherent in the Shapeways body, better than what I did originally which was to chop a Kato GEX coach





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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2018, 04:18:19 AM »
I think you'll agree the US style bogie give it a more 'narrow gauge' effect.


Yes !



I put some old Bachmann trucks under it, looks better now.



Thanks for convincing me Gordon   ;)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »
Before my brain goes absent without leave for the day I've been looking here at bogies or trucks:-

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/565/5/1

There are a huge number of different design trucks some of which look like short European ones. And miracle of miracles - they  are in stock! :)

Hope this helps,

Mike Beard.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
RhB Hopper Wagons

In order to make me feel inadequate I found this:-

http://forum.spur-n-schweiz.ch/thread.php?threadid=5907

Look at it another way, all the detail is there for us to copy or ignore! :D

Happy Modelling,

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2018, 06:19:01 PM »
I found this:-

https://www.rhb.ch/en/buendner-gueterbahn/angebote/werbung-auf-gueterwagen

which might help to give scale to our efforts.

You too can advertise on a Ballast Hopper! :jawdropping:

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2018, 12:12:47 AM »
I think you'll agree the US style bogie give it a more 'narrow gauge' effect.


Yes !



I put some old Bachmann trucks under it, looks better now.



Thanks for convincing me Gordon   ;)

steve


Nice one Steve

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2018, 12:16:58 AM »
Before my brain goes absent without leave for the day I've been looking here at bogies or trucks:-

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/565/5/1

There are a huge number of different design trucks some of which look like short European ones. And miracle of miracles - they  are in stock! :)

Hope this helps,

Mike Beard.

I've got quite a few of the Japanese bogies and they look good and I've tried a few experiments but for some strange reason the fitting doesn't lend easily to putting them onto European wagons in the simple way that the US type ones do.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2018, 06:58:48 AM »
I've got 3 pairs of Greenmax trucks/bogies coming so I'll see.

Talking "elsewhere" about a coupling problem - I HATE Rapidos! - and I asked the not so obvious question:-

"Do MicroTrains knuckles couple with Dapol ones?".


Apparently the jury is out on that one which could explain why, price aside, Dapol have not invaded the US market. How I wish Microtrains would make couplings with T shanks and get it over and done with!

Maybe I'll fit Greenwich couplings to freight stock, smaller than Bemo ones!

It could be that couplings stall the 1:150th RhB revolution.

Happy Times,

Mike Beard.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2018, 07:10:06 AM »
How I wish Microtrains would make couplings with T shanks and get it over and done with!

They do. That's that fiddly one.

steve

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2018, 07:32:25 AM »
How I wish Microtrains would make couplings with T shanks and get it over and done with!

They do. That's that fiddly one.

steve

Ah yes, a right swine! Best assembled under water and make sure you have plenty of spare springs, they ping off into the ether. On the plus side apparently they come in 3 shank lengths so just right for both ends of a tanker or the long shank for ballast wagons. Thank You Steve, problem sort of solved! And the Ge4/4II gets a Microtrains coupler one end and a Kato Semi-permanent one the other. In fact - all locomotives do! What about fitting a Microtrains coupling to non-Glacier Express coaches to allow them to tow freight stock? It got difficult again.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2018, 07:37:48 AM »
make sure you have plenty of spare springs, they ping off into the ether

I glue the little spring with a tiny little drop of superglue into the little metal part before I start the swearing and putting them together   ;)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
Wise move!

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2018, 10:13:34 AM »
Dear Mr Kato

If you produce anything that Bemo produce in their H0m range in RhB rolling stock it would welcomed with open arms, but especially an EW1 profile luggage van.

In time for Christmas 2018 would be nice!

Mike Beard.

Yes, I do understand that in Europe there are also lots of people expressing a preference.


Mr Moderator - I realise this is in the wrong place and I would move it but with two options for Kato Swiss where to?
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