Gartenbahn Spegelberg

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Postby lenelg » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:19 pm

No, it is not 15" gauge, but it could have been, and is a neat prototype for Gn15, with a homebuilt chain drive steam loco of abt 1 ton.. Starts at 18:08 on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6BMYtbSss[/url]
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Postby steerngo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:21 am

A very interesting video. thanks for sharing it with the rest of the group.

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:39 am

Great stuff, thanks!

A bit of Googling found Manfred's website, see here:

http://msgb.de/englisch/welcome/

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:41 am

.... And on the way I also found a model of his steam loco:

http://www.kostenloses-forum.com/board/ ... ,4923.html

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Postby RoGNer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:59 pm

:D Great stuff - thanks for the link

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:44 am

I sketched a side view of a Gn15 version for a forum challenge back in 2009ish...

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:10 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:I sketched a side view of a Gn15 version for a forum challenge back in 2009ish...



Nice and useful. And a whole 18" shorter than Effie, which is about as short a narrow gauge steam loco that I know of.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:32 pm

Interesting on his website,
In order to guarantee good proportions, the 1/10 scale contours of the loco had to fit onto a normal DIN A 4 sheet of paper.
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