A Gnew Gn15 loco with a H0 ModelPower 0-4-0 ?

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A Gnew Gn15 loco with a H0 ModelPower 0-4-0 ?

Postby Reignac » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:01 am

Did anyone ever build a Gnew Gn15 loco with a H0 ModelPower 0-4-0 like this one below? I'm trying to find the real one good idea...
Thanks by advance for your answers.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:24 am

I had thought about using one of these as an alternative to their diesel loco. The motor looks like it slopes not upright as in diesel.
Where in France are you based Christian?
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Postby Reignac » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Thanks. What did you build with these small locos? Some pics, maybe?
I live in a very small town near Bergerac, Dordogne, France.

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Postby chris69 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:54 pm

I did. Just had a more detailed side rod arrangement, but the same basic loco.Made it in to a fire-less steamer.And actually found a picture of a real one,that small.

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To cover the motor I just added a curtain in the door. With the exception of the drive everything was taken from the scrap box or built from card stock and plastic sheet.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Chris' Fireless has just made it into the Loco Shed. :wink:
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Postby chris69 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:52 pm

Thanks Gerry!
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Postby Reignac » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:09 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Chris' Fireless has just made it into the Loco Shed. :wink:

I watched it. Very great topic ! A ton of ideas.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:59 pm

thats the Mehano loco chassis i think, I picked one up very cheaply recently. Sometimes wonder if there is a connection between these companies though.
Thinking about using it in one of my WW1 models, even though wheels are too small. Would need another, and even then motor might stick out too far.

Bergerac, nice part of France, I am a bit further South (doesn't seem far in French terms, but probably same distance as Blackpool to Hull) . There is a model railway club a few miles away, and even a model (not railway) shop nearby.
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Postby tebee » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:12 am

I'm not certain, but I think that's the old Lima loco, though whether it still has a pancake motor and spur drive I'm not sure .

Chris's fireless loco is built on the chassis out of the B&O c16 saddle tank and I think is a completely different chassis, though still marketed by Model Power.

I lived for several not that far from Bergerac too. 2 different places, but both on the other side of Ste Foy le Grande.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:39 am

wonder how many companies get their hands on these models. complicated by different marketing names used in different countries. The saddle tank I have is definitely Mehano, and is listed on one of Hattons websites as such. Thought I had found a source but think they use it to see if they can get SH locos, but has the usual excellent photos to give you an idea of chassis size
http://www.ehattons.com/Trade/stocklist/ProdList.aspx?ManID=1000446&PrTyID=1000640&ScID=1000591
pity they don't have them still
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:29 pm

looking at pictures of the Rivarossi 0-4-0 saddle tank makes me thing the Mehano one might be the same one revamped. If so then i could get one of those to pair the Mehano one I have. Only concern would be if motors run differently. Another option is the Rivarossi 0-4-4-0 Mallet which could be adapted I think. Both options would mean running with small wheels but the detailed valve gear compensates.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:22 pm

just found the Mehano trainset on sale again. Basic 040 loco 4 wagons track and controller for about £40. Keeps coming in and out of stock at Amazon but is also on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mehano-Alpline-Starterset-Spezial-Eisenbahnset-H0-mit-Dekoration-Modelleisenbahn-/350642590352?pt=DE_Modellbau_Modelleisenbahnen&hash=item51a3ed5290
note its a different loco to that which started this tread. Motor is upright at back like the Modelpower diesels. wheel diameter about 14mm, wheelbase about 24mm.
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Postby Reignac » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:47 pm

Thanks. But I found a ModelPower 0-4-0 (new) for £20 !

http://www.rd-hobby.de/en-us/Catalog/Detail/53577?c=499

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Postby Reignac » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:59 pm

Today, I changed my mind and I'm going to the dark side: H0e or 009 scale. Please don't shoot ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Gleisbauer » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:10 pm

Hi,

where´s the problem with H0e? You can build a lot of nice stuff there:

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Postby KEG » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:26 pm

Well, you can always load the 009 stuff on a Gn15 wagon:

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Does not work the other way around.

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Postby tebee » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:37 pm

It's your choice !

I don't mind - I sell more stuff in 009 than I sell in Gn15 :twisted:

But you could alway compromise and do O9?

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