(M) Introducing Sidelines Firefly

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(M) Introducing Sidelines Firefly

Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:26 pm

Seems to have taken a very long time to get this one into production, but finally it is here. Available in two different body versions, each of which having the option of either a Tenshodo SPUD or Black Beetle power truck. Due to the centre cab design, this loco is very well balanced and with plenty of room inside to add weight at each end, more than enough weight can be added to aid electrical pick-up and traction, making this a very powerful locomotive. Here are a few pics of the two variants together and there are additional photos on my Pepper7 website.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:03 pm

It was intended right from the start to be suitable for use as an overhead electric. I have been looking at some of the pantographs produced in HO scale by Sommerfeldt and although I have not tried one against the loco yet, I think they could be about the right size to look correct. I'm tempted to build another small traverser layout with overhead wires, guess I had better finish the current one first :D
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Postby Catweasel » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:49 am

Instead of a pantograph,I see it with a simple pole. Tram style.With wooden poles,slack wire,the biz.working of course.To make life easier,how about using a tram truck? easy to wire up and made of whitemetal.

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Postby KK » Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:12 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Looking at the dimensions of the Sommerfeldt O scale ones, I think they would be too large to fit on the roof of the loco which is only 40mm wide and the base of the pantograph is 44mm wide. I'm going to order an HO one to see how that works, will post some pics when I get it.


Hi Steve,

perhaps try the following type of pantograph, a rather unique afair.

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BTW: This is the prototype for my 5" gauge model, currently still without a pantograph.

This is the one with the littel pantograph mentioned in my previos posting:

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More information on : http://www.rail.lu/index.html

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:38 pm

Here ya go guys, pantograph in place, fits the roof perfectly.

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For those thinking along similar lines, the pantograph is from Sommerfeldt part number 961. For those in the UK, these are available from Bec Kits, for details see their site http://www.bec-kits.co.uk
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Postby Catweasel » Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:40 am

I found this site dealing with trolley poles.Hmm.I wonder.It'll be different


http://www.trolleyville.com/tv/school/o ... ndex.shtml


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