For discussion of the issues faced when building a model or layout - how to replicate wood, what glues to use, exactly how much weathering can a Gnat take, a good source of detailing accessories - you get the picture, I'm sure.
Many years ago, Tom Yorke made and sold kits for a tiny Taiwanese mining loco. Internal combustion, open cab, visible engine. Anyone have information of pictures related to the model or prototype? I want to build something similar-but-freelance.
Update: viewtopic.php?t=9545 is the thread I was looking for. I'd still like info/pics on the IC Engine/power-plant in this critter, so I can build one in 1n15 scale. Carlo
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I 'discovered' the last of the Taiwanese mining railways when I was living out there in the late 1990s. At the time I worked up a drawing of the Chenyu motor unit. I will dig out a copy. If you google Chenyu and search around, you will find pictures of the current more streamlined version. I have seen these units used as crude outboard motors on sampans on the River Yangtse!
This is an excuse to recommend the recent book 'Narrow Gauge Railways of Taiwan' by Michael Reilly, published by Mainline and Maritime, which covers these railways.
Neil - Sorry, here are the details I used in my search - First I Googled "chenyu engine alibaba" and got a page-full of links. I found the "images" particularly useful in interpreting your drawings. Also the link https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/18hp-d ... ngine.html is specific to the 18hp model, which is what we are after, correct? Carlo