Search found 19 matches

Go to advanced search

by Olov Kalderén
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Real fueling points
Replies: 5
Views: 5199

Hi!

Just a snapshot from the other day when I was refueling one of my Jenbachers (JW15):

Image

Not so fancy, I know!

Olov
by Olov Kalderén
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26870

Nice! :D It looks a lot better than mine! The red color suits the loco - I might paint mine red too - so, if you haven't found a prototype for it before, I might have one for you in the future! :lol:
/Olov
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

Thank you for your kind words. Ok, ok... I have moved the topic to "Modeling Matters" here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=90053#90053 As I wrote there, don't hold your breath until next time - the loco shed was started in May and it isn't finished yet. I have my a bit bigger railw...
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The slow process of an explosive(s) railway
Replies: 4
Views: 3874

The slow process of an explosive(s) railway

This subject is moved from the "ASEA and..." thread in "Prototype Prattles", written on the day of the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden". Since this day is a special day here in Sweden I might reveal that I actually DO plan to build a model railway. :shock: Not th...
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

Since this day is a special day here in Sweden I might reveal that I actually DO plan to build a model railway. :shock: Not that I really can, I gave up model building already in my teens (and that is a looooooong time ago), but I couldn't resist when I had some spare time at work to do some fiddlin...
by Olov Kalderén
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26870

I think the hood looks used and dirty instead of new and freshly painted! :wink:
And much better than mine! :D
/Olov
by Olov Kalderén
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26870

since we live in the same country :D .. it would be nice to see your collection live some day .. :wink: :?: maybe next summer ? /Henrik Ofcourse! :D Next summer I will hopefully have some track at my summer house and have been able to transport all the locos there. Right now most of the collection ...
by Olov Kalderén
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26870

Sorry about the paint job. Good luck with the new attempt! As you ca see in the photo there are examples of real ones with less successfull paint jobs... :oops: http://kalderen.net/Bilder/DSC_1169.JPG Yes, it's mine and it lacks the front buffer in the photo (but I have it!). /Olov
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ASEA battery loco
Replies: 11
Views: 6129

... still in use ... :D Swedish quality, you know... 8) :wink: Since I am not sure about the loco in Zinkgruvan, lets say at least two in use today. Anyone here who knows what happened to the one that went to USA? Thank you for the info and pictures about the locos in Austria, Gerald. ASEA means by...
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ASEA battery loco
Replies: 11
Views: 6129

Intresting! Nice to see that both the Austrian locos has more and/or less survived. That gives a very good track record for the design as almost all the locos still exists and at least one third of them are still in use. Metex built totally 6 locos of the LGB-4 type. Two were sold to Austria (the on...
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: ASEA battery loco
Replies: 11
Views: 6129

The loco, even if the "coupler weights" are out of place, could be one of two METEX-locos sold to Austria in 1969. (Type LGB-4, 750 mm gauge.) The only other locos sold to that part of the world are six 900 mm gauge locos sold to Yugoslavia in 1969/70, but they where bigger (22 tons) and t...
by Olov Kalderén
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

Hello! I have disturbing news. The so called ASEA loco isn't. I mean it isn't a real ASEA locomotive. It was only sold by ASEA. The real manufacturer was a small company called METEX in a small village called Kärrgruvan. Metex built mining locomotives between the years 1966 and 1971. They where all ...
by Olov Kalderén
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

Another picture: http://kalderen.net/Lok/AGV/AGV13.JPG and a drawing: http://kalderen.net/Lok/AGV/AL-3-f.jpg Some hard facts: Locomotive weight, incl. battery 2 tons Length over buffer beams 1745 mm Width 950 mm Height 1100-1310 mm Track gauge 600 alt. 750 mm Wheel base 692 mm Wheel diameter 350 mm ...
by Olov Kalderén
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

http://www.kalderen.net/Bilder/AL3-kontroll.jpg This is an AL-3. The AL-3 was controlled by contactors and the BS2 is electronic. My AL-3 is now being rebuilt to electronic control, so it is actually a BS2. The photo shows the old controls. Now the grey box with the controls is gone and it will be ...
by Olov Kalderén
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

@ mad gerald: There are loads of book of Swedish narrow gauge and industrial locos. The key issue for the international market is that they are written in the world famous Swedish language.... :shock: This book is the only one I have found for sale at a glance on the web: http://www.industribanor.se...
by Olov Kalderén
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) ASEA battery locos and other Swedish NG locos
Replies: 24
Views: 26744

This picture is not taken at Nitro Nobel. It was already saved from scrap and privately preserved by then. These kinds of ASEA locos were never in the official ASEA loco works list but were listed among battery trucks and forklifts. ASEA built several battery- and overhead locos mainly for the Swedi...
by Olov Kalderén
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gmeinder Gap
Replies: 54
Views: 26870

Just a small comment on the coupler pockets - they are not the same size. The rear one is bigger and heavier then the one in front to compensate for the weight of the engine. This way the axel load is equal on both axels. 8) It might not matter to you, but as a Gmeider owner I just happens to know.....
by Olov Kalderén
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Question about storage battery locos
Replies: 8
Views: 6528

Hello! I think the difference between a HAWE and an "ordinary" mining loco is the power needed. That means the size of the electric motor and battery are the dividing factors. Even a very small mining loco has a relatively big motor and battery. The HAWE Trolley has its battery and motor u...
by Olov Kalderén
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Egyptian (Luxor) Sugar-Cane Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 7441

The second loco (last photo to the right) is from Jenbacher Werke in Austria.

Regards
Olov

Go to advanced search