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Offline Delboy

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Can anyone identify this loco body?
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:29:16 AM »
Not being an expert on diesels, can anyone tell me what this loco is please and if possible what era it would have belonged to?

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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 12:00:01 PM »
Not being an expert on diesels, can anyone tell me what this loco is please and if possible what era it would have belonged to?



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I'm tempted to say it belongs to the Minecraft era!

It's not a real loco body is it? Where did you find it?

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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 01:06:25 PM »
It reminds me a bit of a German centre cab diesel, of which there are several flavours with differing body styles. On the other hand might be from anywhere in the world as the model seems not "close enough".   Very blocky 3D print? Where did you find the image?





The coupling hook on the model looks like continental TT gauge?
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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 02:18:30 PM »
I think the "Fell" had a baby...
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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 03:25:54 PM »
Thanks ntpntpntp for the helpful comment.
I was trawling the internet for something I could 3D print at N gauge and this particular item was an option and free.
It was on MyMiniFactory and labelled only as BR 211, which made me wonder whether it may be British Outline. I did say I am no expert but I can see from the photos that it is probably based on the Continental locos you have shown.
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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
It was on MyMiniFactory and labelled only as BR 211, which made me wonder whether it may be British Outline.
BR = Baureihe (literally 'construction series', so Class)

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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 03:31:15 PM »
It was on MyMiniFactory and labelled only as BR 211, which made me wonder whether it may be British Outline.
BR = Baureihe (literally 'construction series', so Class)

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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 03:49:28 PM »
It does look like it's someone's first go at making a 3D printable loco body model. As it stands it's a bit 'Lego', but if given it's a free download and something you can test 3D printing with, there's usually an industrial loco out there that something like that can be fettled into.

File off a few edges to smooth some corners, add a bit of Milliput to shape things and you've got something that might get away with representing a one-off industrial loco of some sort. If it's so you can test your 3D printer and modelling skills, then that's a result.

One other thing to watch for though, from what ntpntpntp mentioned, it might not be N scale, but TT based on the coupling in the photo. So worth checking the print sizes before wasting printer time and material.

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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 03:56:44 PM »
It does look like it's someone's first go at making a 3D printable loco body model. As it stands it's a bit 'Lego', but if given it's a free download and something you can test 3D printing with, there's usually an industrial loco out there that something like that can be fettled into.

File off a few edges to smooth some corners, add a bit of Milliput to shape things and you've got something that might get away with representing a one-off industrial loco of some sort. If it's so you can test your 3D printer and modelling skills, then that's a result.

One other thing to watch for though, from what ntpntpntp mentioned, it might not be N scale, but TT based on the coupling in the photo. So worth checking the print sizes before wasting printer time and material.
I have downloaded the files and it is definitely N scale at 75 x 19 x 22mm and apparently fits perfectly onto an N scale Arnold chassis. Info also says it can be scaled up to TT and HO scale if required.
I take on board what you say about the possibility of tweaking it to look more like one of the true BR 211 locos.
Many thanks.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 03:58:12 PM by Delboy, Reason: clarity »
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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 06:40:13 PM »
Well the BR 211 is also known as the V100.10 and the V100 class you find here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Class_V_100

Just looking at the top part I was also for a short moment thinking about the V100... but the cabin should be wider for that class... it almost looks as a mixture from a V80 (you can see a derelict of it in the background of the scrapyard foto) and a V100 and the modern (square-looking) MAK's...

In a modern area layout you really could use it as a private owned factory shunter
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Re: Can anyone identify this loco body?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 06:48:00 PM »
I appreciate the additional info.
Food for thought.
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