Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna

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Postby mad gerald » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:30 am

Willow Creek Traction wrote:English term is 'flange'.


... thanks ... :D

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I had a look at it and to me it appears lined up ... may be it depends on the angle of vision, bcause there is another gear/worm wheel underneath the worm, on a separate axle, combined with a real small gear wheel which drives the bigger gear wheel on the axle ... may be, I'll manage to make a macro shot ...

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Yes, the same diameter of 3mm was used for the whole axle - in case you intend to use wheels with a hole/bearing of only 2mm you would have to work on the axles on a lathe ... BUT in my opinion the Bachmann® streetcar wheels would not manage to run propper on other rail profiles (than H0). The wheels on my bogie now have "a real Feldbahn look" and are approx. the same diameter, but 4mm width instead of 2mm (Bachmann® wheels). The wheels were a donor of a modelling mate of mine and can't be purchased anymore because they are discontinued ...

Umm ... and I forgot to write, that the gear wheels and eventually the wheels were fixed with super glue ...

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Postby michael » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:29 pm

bcause there is another gear/worm wheel underneath the worm, on a separate axle,


Ok that makes sense, I could not see that from the angle of the picture and I am not familiar with the mechanism.
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Postby henrix72se » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Just had another look around on this thread. Really tempted to build something alike myself !

Gerald, which state is your model today ? I see this thread ended at 2009.

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Postby mad gerald » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:19 am

Hej Henrik,

henrix72se wrote:Gerald, which state is your model today ? I see this thread ended at 2009.


I put the modell away for about a year because of a lack of time and because my skills (especially in soldering and CAD-drawing) were not developed/improved enough ... :roll:

This is how it looked like before I stored it:

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As I pulled it out of the box I discovered, that the styrene (1mm) has somehow got out of shape in the lower areas around the axle boxes ... :? ... even I stored it in a dark and cool place ... :shock:

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May be some solvent/component of the liquid styrene glue is to blame! Angry I guess it wouldn't happened if I had chosen brass instead if styrene ... :evil: ... have to think about a solution, may be some supportive (brass) rods or a (brass) subframe ..?!?!?

That was a reason too, trying to fix the styrene parts of my actual Gn15 project "modern Feldbahn wagon" with acetone - which works very well and without any surplus of glue between the parts ...

henrix72se wrote:Just had another look around on this thread. Really tempted to build something alike myself!


... would be nice you'd do it in 1/22,5 scale ... may be we could have some synergies ...

BTW: due to the fact of reoganisation of my website(s), the corresponding building report could be found *here* ...

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Postby henrix72se » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:40 am

Right now I am working on the BBA 360 loco, but when that is finished this feels like a very good next candidate .. :D

I changed from 7/8" scale to 120mm scale about a year ago. Gn15 will always be my main inspiration and I will do more in this scale, but for now 120mm (1/17) is "my" main scale.

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Postby nonsuch » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:13 am

According to the latest Narrow Gauge Railway Society newsletter, the Lainz line (and hospital) has closed. CAn anyone confirm this sad news?

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Re: Struppe Battery Electrics

Postby mad gerald » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:33 am

nonsuch wrote:According to the latest Narrow Gauge Railway Society newsletter, the Lainz line (and hospital) has closed. CAn anyone confirm this sad news?


Definitely absolutely, the Lainz line has been closed at the end of November 2011.

There where 2 closing events in December showing (almost) all the rolling stock, so everybody interested had a chance to take some photos: http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=67006.msg1304735#msg1304735

Here is the link to the whole corresponding thread (from the beginning) in the austrian forum www.bahnforum.info:
http://www.bahnforum.info/smf/index.php?topic=67006.0

You only get access to most of the pictures being a member - sorry for the inconvenience, but a limited amount of pictures is posted accessable for good old public ...

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:37 am

nonsuch wrote:According to the latest Narrow Gauge Railway Society newsletter, the Lainz line (and hospital) has closed. CAn anyone confirm this sad news?

Neil B



Reliable source also states closed by end 2011:
http://www.ingr.co.uk/vienna.html
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:39 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:
nonsuch wrote:According to the latest Narrow Gauge Railway Society newsletter, the Lainz line (and hospital) has closed. CAn anyone confirm this sad news?

Neil B



Reliable source also states closed by end 2011:
http://www.ingr.co.uk/vienna.html


More information here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6u73rml
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Re: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna

Postby DuffieldBank » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:07 am

I know it has been a handful of years, but would any member know how to get in direct contact with Gerald? I'd like to ask for dimensions on this wonderful loco so I could build my own.

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Postby docnjoj » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:13 pm

I have always loved these little electrics and the whole concept of the hospital delivery system. I look forward to your new design.
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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:19 pm

DuffieldBank wrote:I know it has been a handful of years, but would any member know how to get in direct contact with Gerald? I'd like to ask for dimensions on this wonderful loco so I could build my own.

Cheers,

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If you click on Gerald's name on the right hand side it opens up a bit of his profile, including the options to either email or pm him. The email option doesn't show his email address, but it does fire the email to it, so if it's up to date that might be a better way to catch his attention.

Good luck!

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Postby DuffieldBank » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:46 pm

chris stockdale wrote:
DuffieldBank wrote:I know it has been a handful of years, but would any member know how to get in direct contact with Gerald? I'd like to ask for dimensions on this wonderful loco so I could build my own.

Cheers,

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If you click on Gerald's name on the right hand side it opens up a bit of his profile, including the options to either email or pm him. The email option doesn't show his email address, but it does fire the email to it, so if it's up to date that might be a better way to catch his attention.

Good luck!


I've done so already, but it has been so long since he last posted I'm not feeling hopeful. :cry:
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Re: Struppe Storage Battery Locos of Lainz/Vienna

Postby PeterH » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 am

Gerald posts (a bit) more frequently on the Westlake forum:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2260.165

Maybe you can figure out the size of the loco from his photos, knowing the gauge of the track.
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Postby DuffieldBank » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:06 pm

PeterH wrote:Gerald posts (a bit) more frequently on the Westlake forum:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2260.165

Maybe you can figure out the size of the loco from his photos, knowing the gauge of the track.


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