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Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:32 am
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:41 am
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm
by Mark Goodwin
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.
Cheers,
Mark :lol:

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:26 pm
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:15 am
by Willow Creek Traction
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.

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:36 am
by chris stockdale
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

Cheers,

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:12 pm
by ijopson
In the book 'Nogmania' (re. Noggin the Nog), dragons are used to fire locomotives.

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:02 am
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:09 pm
by docnjoj
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.
David (Doc)

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:03 pm
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:49 pm
by Nevadablue
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.

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:43 am
by chris stockdale
:D :D :D

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:21 am
by Nipissing
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Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:52 am
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:51 pm
by Nevadablue
Their mother has agreed to carry them in her talons... 8)

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:24 am
by KEG
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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Juergen

Re: Dragon Transport 1 : 13

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am
by KEG
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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Juergen