Dragon Transport 1 : 13

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Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Mon May 18, 2015 6:32 am

Igor hammered a new wagon together for Frau Van Schneider, widow of Admiral Schneider and sister of Lady Sybil from Ankh-Morpork.


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Its time now, to think about building or aquiring a 7 / 8th locomotive.



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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:41 am

Frau Van Schneider finally aquired a small diesel locomotive for her swamp dragon asylum:


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The kit and the standing figure was supplied by Banjomike / UK. You can find him at the SE Lounge. The loco runs on a lipo batterie and Deltang RC.

Meet the new employee. Not Frank Zappa, but Wilhelm von Homburg, an ex-wrestler, boxer and mouvie actor.


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Of course, Diesel the Station Cat, takes a ride with the dragons.


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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby Mark Goodwin » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm

Hi Juergan,

Your models are great fun. Where did you get the swamp dragons from? I want to hire one to be a firelighter on the MG & FT.
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:26 pm

Found the dragons at various Souvenirshops in Wales and brought 10 of them to Germany.

The swamp dragon idea is based on some Terry Pratchett Disworld novels.
Lady Sybil runs an asylum for homeless dragons.
http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Swamp_dragon

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:15 am

Aw man, been ages since reading Discworld series. Might have to change that.
Like the photo of the fellow with the mallet.
I dunno, dragons and trains just seem to be a natural fit, can't define why, they just do.
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:36 am

Steam locos are sometimes referred to as 'steam dragons'.

In the Smallfilms series 'Ivor the Engine' Idris the dragon often occupies Ivor. A few photos of Idris and the other characters can be found here:

http://www.smallfilms.co.uk/ivor/people.htm

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby ijopson » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:12 pm

In the book 'Nogmania' (re. Noggin the Nog), dragons are used to fire locomotives.

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:02 am

Those little dragons in the Ivor the Engine films are very charming. Actually no layout should be without some.

Dragons come in all seizes. A very small one is Erroll, who plays a major role in T. Pratchett´s "Guards, Guards"

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The larger ones seems to love to sit or lay on a pile of gold. So don´t forget, to put some in skips, of you plan to transport any:


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The 7 / 8 th scale loco was build from a cardboard kit (printed and distributeted in the UK) http://www.rail-roadmodels.co.uk/#!product/prd1/560795911/7-8-scale-chunky-diesel It runs on batteries on a cheap Houstoun Locomotive Works drive.

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The flatcar behind the loco is a lasered MDF kit from Houstoun..... It is supposed to be in 19 mm scale (1 : 19), but the dimensions look OK with my 7 / 8th stuff.

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby docnjoj » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:09 pm

Great work and very good looking dragons! Can't beat it. I have communicated with HLGW folks and they are considering GN15 stuff also. We shall see.
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:03 pm

Hired a music and dance teacher to keep the Kraehwinkel swamp dragons happy

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We tried to teach them "Puff the Magic Dragon", but they prefer "Highway to Hell"


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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby Nevadablue » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:49 pm

Juergen, Today I managed to capture a pair of newly hatched south western US swamp dragons. Swamps are rare in this area, but there are some. Hot springs keep them snuggly for young dragons during the hatching process. These critters are more lizardy looking than the european species.

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They are obviously quite hungry, but we have discovered that they like raw hamburger and scrambled eggs.
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:43 am

:D :D :D

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:52 am

Very strange US dragons. So how will you transport them so they will fit in a thread dealing with 1 : 13 scale dragon transport?

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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby Nevadablue » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:51 pm

Their mother has agreed to carry them in her talons... 8)
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:24 am

Annother artist showed up at the Swamp Dragoon Asylum. Gytha "Nanny" Ogg from Lancre.

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If you should have never have heard from her, find out more here: http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/index.php/Nanny_Ogg

So after "Meals on Wheels" I finally have "Culture on Wheels" in Kraehwinkel

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Choose our Swamp Music playback from here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=swamp+music


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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Postby KEG » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am

When building a good / guards van for the Swamp Dragon line, I decided to add a dragon compartement.

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Some railroad companies had these for dogs. Nobody wants to have smelly dogs in coaches next to them.

From the outside, the compartment might seem a bit small. But have a look at the inside:

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The dragons chewed up one of the cage bars and can move freely all over inside the waggon.

The model was constructed more or less from 2 / 3 mm cardboard, some coffe stir sticks and larger matches. Quite a few details are still missing. Have not yet decided, what colour I will paint the wagon.

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