Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

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Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby KEG » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Occasionally films of Taiwan Coal mining are mentioned in forums all over the place.

T.A. Yorke developed and sells a Gn15 interpretation of a loco tractor used over there. http://tomyorkegn15emporium.blogspot.de/2013/06/taiwan-mining-diesel-available-now.html

Does somebody in here knows, when and where the prototypes were built?

I am working on one of the Yorke kits at the moment




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They are designed for a Black Beetle 38mm chassis, but I shortened mine, to take a 35 Hallig drive.

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Postby nonsuch » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:29 pm

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I can't help with specifics, but I spent a lot of my free time in 1996/7 exploring the Ping Xi coal lines and their remains. The locomotives, of which I saw four, were all similar but subtly different. There was no identification on them. All had the Chen Yu packaged single cylinder diesel which looked fairly new. I witnessed the last day's operation in October 1997 at the mine near Shih Fen which features in the commonly posted video.

I have seen somewhere on a Taiwan website two examples of a more modern version painted yellow apparently used at a gold mine.

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Postby KEG » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Time to assemble the parts. They are delivered via an old Ford Pickup truck.


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The painter must have grabbed the wrong tin of green. A bit darker might look better.

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So this is the first Taiwanese diesel loco in Kraehwinkle. A very fine kit.


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Postby KEG » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:24 am

Found some (regauged) ANDEL- Models (UK) coal wagons for the new loco to haul.


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Postby KEG » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:01 pm

Meanwhile the old Taiwan loco looks a bit used


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I happen to offer a kit at German Ebay at the moment:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/291228153017?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_709wt_956


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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Do you offer vampire rabbits also?

Neat models as usual Juergen. :D 8)
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Postby KEG » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:15 am

The 1 : 13 scale Sabre Tooth Rabbit is offered in the US by Moebius in their horror scenes line


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Postby tom yorke » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:53 pm

Might I add that this loco is still available for $50 plus shipping from;
Tom Yorke, 210 Pitch Lake Ct, Roswell, GA 30076. checks or PayPal.

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Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby KEG » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:19 am

The small Taiwan loco found a home in one of my cardboard loco sheds, discribed elsewhere in this forum.

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I mounted one of the shed´s sidewalls with little magnets, so I have easy access, when further detailing the inside.


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Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby Carlo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:26 pm

Yes that's it.
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Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:36 pm

Love the sabre toothed rabbit, but how do you know its 1:13th scale, how did they measure one?
My name is Geoff - a dabbler in all things narrow gauge and unlikely.

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Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am

Gnu Bee wrote:Love the sabre toothed rabbit, but how do you know its 1:13th scale, how did they measure one?


... very carefully. :D

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Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Postby KEG » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:39 am

We don´t measure the sabre tooth animals, we simply breed them in scale at the local Swamp Dragon Farm
Click on the pictures to see them larger.


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The above labatory is in 1 : 13, but sometimes, the animals jump over to the Gn15 layout.

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