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Simon Andrews wrote:Nice idea Gerald. The loco really looks the part.
henrix72se wrote:Great idea !!
I could see a little factory scene in front of me with tight curves and a string of small wagons following it, loaded with boxes.
Those folding doors are a great way to hide exits or fake ends.
henrix72se wrote:Is there anyone making switches in germany for 26.7mm gauge ? I read about the gauge before, but was a while back now.
KEG wrote:For 32mm gauge I am quie happy with IP Engineering parts.
I use Battery / RC of course. Cambrian Models have some motorizing parts as well http://cambrianmodels.co.uk/16intro.html
Regner 30/32mm drives migt be available seperately as well. But I am not sure. For some projects even old Faller Train drives work.
mad gerald wrote:Both suggestions seem to be good sources ... but this conversion of an electric forklift truck has an over all length of only 75mm in 1/16 scale ... so a common driving unit will not work, especially regarding the dimensions of length and wheelbase ...
KEG wrote:Well, Mad Gerald never finished anything or got something running in years anyway. So the advise or decision is not too important.
mad gerald wrote:My mock up is built from grey cardboard and printed white cardboard. The drawings I made in MS PowerPoint® ... as usually. This is not a model, just built for proportion checks and for "get the right feeling". The modell itself will be build from styrene. The sleepers on the pics are the ones for another gauge (16,25 mm = 10.25" prototype gauge) and will be replaced by prototypical ones ...
AndyA wrote: ... It looks good so far. I missed this before I went away, otherwise I would have asked at the start - would you part with the drawings for the mock-up? I was going to use one of my ferry loco's for my O9 shunting puzzle, but this might be more appropriate. If I come up with a credible wire-mesh wagon body to match, I'll swap?
mad gerald wrote:G'evening all,
to prove that this is going to be serious , I did some other testing.
The forklift truck on rails will be powered by a Bachmann© On30 unit, regauged like the other On30 units used by my 1/22,5 Feldbahn vehicles of gauge IIf. And I tested the tightest possible radius as well: minimum radius would be approx. 150mm in 1/16 scale, representing approx. 2500mm in reality.
To get these 45° angles of the side panels seamless I tought of treating the styrene with hot air and bending it over some strip of wood, but I found aonther method: pushing the sheet of styrene flat over the buzz saw, with the saw blade adjusted that kinda low, that it is only cutting a slot/gap from underneath in the styrene.
After that the styrene can easily be folded and glued, but it isn't possible to use acetone for glueing in this case. Acetone will dilute the styrene immediately along the wafer thin slot/gap area.
DuffieldBank wrote: I think I see a printie for The Tome! Would you care to share with the class?
henrix72se wrote:Nice !!
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