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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #90 on: March 29, 2018, 09:15:23 AM »

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2018, 09:27:37 AM »
Google?

Length: 118mm
Width: 65mm
Height: 65mm



Thank you njee, where was that? I looked but I must of missed it.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #92 on: March 29, 2018, 09:40:08 AM »
It's a link - you can click it. It was the first link when I googled "Faller 212121".

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #93 on: March 29, 2018, 01:37:50 PM »
Hi Mike

You might find the Faller online catalogue a very useful tool for measurements and so much more.  (I think Noch and Veissman do similar for their models).

As you will see from this link below, for the excellent Langweis station not only do they give a ground plan, but full details of the model as well as a pdf of building instructions etc, which are really useful pre-purchase.
I find these catalogues excellent for planning with all the kit built models from these manufacturers.

https://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1194.1247/atid.13874/lg.en/ecm.at/Bahnhof-Langwies.html

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #94 on: March 29, 2018, 03:46:58 PM »
FALLER N 212121 Railway Station LANGWIES

It does look really lovely but the cost into the UK is prohibitive. Even for me I think it might have to be a birthday present unless I get a job. (Give us a job!) It's costing more than a set of experimental baseboards I'm making. Against that it does look like a hobby in itself, more akin to model shipbuilding than model railways.

Happy Easter

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #95 on: March 29, 2018, 04:31:43 PM »
Yes it is expensive, dearer than most of Faller's other Bahnhof buildings. But it looks great!

MSL have one of the best prices excl postage - which is only 3.90 from them if you buy over 100 in a shipment - and you'll shell out 52.69 + P&P. (46.22 + p&p at current rates)

UK suppliers are usually a bit dearer -

Osborns for instance: http://www.osbornsmodels.com/faller212121-langwies-station-kit-ii-41552-p.asp

But sometimes MSL and others have percentage sales off Faller every now and then, and that's what I would wait for if I was buying one as pricey as this. Sign up for their Newsletters for sale notifications. Worthwhile doing even if you look to buy one of the less pricey models anyway.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #96 on: March 29, 2018, 05:29:11 PM »
Rhb Station Buildings by Faller

Of course we should not forget Stugl-Stuls Station with a toilet block. Unfortunately the living accommodation is not available to go with it. It's less pretty than Langweis but has a certain look about it. Maybe both on a "Roundy-Roundy run your engines in here" layout!

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #97 on: March 29, 2018, 11:33:03 PM »
Oh Well,

You have more tankers than the RhB has! :)

Mike Beard

to be fair three of the grey ones on the bottom row were purchased from Arnold Ersatzteil as spare parts for standard gauge intended to boost my French standard gauge tanker fleet but diverted. The one on the extreme right is two Graham Farish 2axle tanker bodies (also spares tanks only) put together to form one long tank
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #98 on: March 29, 2018, 11:44:55 PM »
Rhb Station Buildings by Faller

Of course we should not forget Stugl-Stuls Station with a toilet block. Unfortunately the living accommodation is not available to go with it. It's less pretty than Langweis but has a certain look about it. Maybe both on a "Roundy-Roundy run your engines in here" layout!

Happy Easter,

Mike Beard.

One point to note is that Langwies is a style fairly particular to the Chur - Arosa railway (A separate railway company from the original RhB until 1942), so for a high level of realism , if one's layout is intended to be a 'Stammnetz' scene, then Kato Filisur or Stugl-Stuls is a better option.

A reminder that I did a simple modification to my Filisur station roof to make it look more like some of the lower level Stammnetz stations.


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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #99 on: April 01, 2018, 07:40:02 PM »
RhB Wagons and a Layout is conceived.

So I now have 5 donor Arnold aggregate hoppers, two Minitrix tank cars and two Fleischmann tank cars to play with.

I've also been put on the track of a Japanese methodology of building highly adaptable portable layouts. The Japanese site is here:-

http://space.geocities.jp/popoya2008/menu.html

I'll not mention this again here except for any links to a "Layout Blog" on this forum. I'd say that once you get over the horror of it all being in Japanese it is suprisingly descriptive although I have downloaded most of the build blogs and made "English Subtitles" for my reference. Everything else will be in a layout blog elsewhere in this Forum.

Happy Easter if its not too late,

Mike Beard.

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2018, 11:20:07 AM »
I figured it out now, it's not the pantographs which are huge on the Ge 4/4 II, it's the locomotive itself which is tiny ! ;)

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2018, 01:33:40 PM »
nearly ready for first print - RhB TM 2/2 (92) to fit Tomytec HM-01 chassis:



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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2018, 01:58:25 PM »
RhB TM 2/2 (91)

That's interesting. I was thinking about one of those flat-beds with a loading arm, maybe on a Kato chassis.
Will you post where and how much when it is ready and will you be adding transfers to the item?

Mike Beard.
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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #103 on: April 14, 2018, 07:44:52 PM »
RhB Catenary

Right, I'm not going to get over-pedantic about the overhead, or lack there of but who makes the closest to RhB masts and spans?

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Re: Modelling Swiss narrow gauge in 1:150th scale
« Reply #104 on: April 14, 2018, 07:49:02 PM »
Grubunden buildings

Has anybody out there got any ideas on what sort of architecture predominates around the RhB? I know I can buy loads of twee Swiss chalets and stuff similar but I honestly doubt that's an everyday thing. Can anybody point to a Faller/Kibri/Vollmer etc building or buildings I can use for normal houses and shops?

Thanks in Advance,

Mike Beard.

 

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