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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:40 am

Nice loco design Shozo.K.
It reminds me of this one a little
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/041128/DSC04868.JPG

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Postby Shozo.K » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:17 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Nice loco design Shozo.K.
It reminds me of this one a little
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/041128/DSC04868.JPG

I am sure you know the site, but for those that are new here
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/index.html


Yes, of course Steve,

But I didn't aware till you mentioned.
The restriction of minimum layout might brings a similar design. :wink:

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Postby scott b » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:01 am

Shozo there has been a few threads talking about the Bachmann On30 Davenport and I think it has a 24mm spacing between the axles and has pretty small wheels that might be a good base for you little loco. It runs well and is easy to take apart. I know it can take tight curves (and my poor track laying to) just a suggestion.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:15 am

scott b wrote:Shozo there has been a few threads talking about the Bachmann On30 Davenport and I think it has a 24mm spacing between the axles and has pretty small wheels that might be a good base for you little loco. It runs well and is easy to take apart. I know it can take tight curves (and my poor track laying to) just a suggestion.


I think the Bachmann would be too long Scott, the couplings would be too far from the axles, putting them too far outside the rails. A longer wheelbase compared to overall length would work better.
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Postby scott b » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:21 am

Cut the ends back further , I always add to them but there seems to be some room to lose from the ends although I have yet to do this to one of mine :roll:

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Postby Shozo.K » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:09 am

Hi Scott,
Oui, je le connais bien!
I know that very well and have one.
It is too cute to bash so I prefer to keep it in original.
There is a 24.5mm version in Tenshodo power truck also. I considered to employ it but it has not so good performance for slow and stable running.

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Postby Shozo.K » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:09 am

Hi Steve,
Yes, you are absolutely right.
Bigger overhang increases the difficulties for managing tight S curve.
I’m now wondering how to make the LGB style loop & hook coupler in this size.

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Postby GUTMACH » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:29 am

Shozo's sketch of the proposed lokie, looks like something out of the pages of Bruce Bates's Birdwater & Raspberry.

http://www.bates-r-us.org/birdwater/

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Postby Shozo.K » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:21 am

Hi Wayde,

Thank you for introducing the nice site. It is the reservoir of the idea of short and bizarre locomotives and rolling stocks. I like the taste very much!

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Postby Shozo.K » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:45 am

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At first, I made the chassis from plastic sheet with white metal journal parts.
It is smaller than I thought. It seems to be a chassis of HO standard little box type loco.
Now I realize that I’m going to make a tremendously disproportional super structure for this chassis.

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Postby andrew milner » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:06 pm

Shozo.K wrote:Now I realize that I’m going to make a tremendously disproportional super structure for this chassis.

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Good :D :D Can't wait to see it 8)
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Postby Shozo.K » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:45 pm

Progress of this week.

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:46 pm

That's looking great, I can't wait to see it painted. :D

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Postby scott b » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:16 pm

I love that!! Really wonderfull work Shozo.

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Postby Geno6309 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:11 pm

Excellent! You get more done in a week than I can in a month. Superb!
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Postby michael » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:29 pm

Looks fantastic Shozo! of course you are going to paint it MAROON :roll: aren't you :!: :twisted:
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Postby GUTMACH » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:35 am

of course you are going to paint it MAROON Rolling Eyes aren't you Exclamation Twisted Evil


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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:52 am

Wonderful little loco Shozo, I really like that it is higher than it is in length. Being so short, it should be OK on your small curves.
I am tempted to try something similar myself :wink: it would be great for a small pizza layout.
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Postby chris krupa » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:48 pm

It has similar proportions to the mini Lister when fitted with a cab.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:57 pm

Great looking loco Shozo 8)

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Postby andrew milner » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:39 pm

Great loco Shozo! Don't listen to Michael, he's biased :twisted: Gotta be yellow 8)
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Postby Bob Taylor » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:03 pm

YELLOW is the only colour to paint loco's in....................Is'nt it? :shock:

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Postby Peter » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:23 pm

*Cough* Green *Cough* :lol:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:21 pm

michael wrote:Looks fantastic Shozo! of course you are going to paint it MAROON :roll: aren't you :!: :twisted:


I prefer Traction Orange, black underframe, oxide red roof.
White Scotchlite "V" stripes on pilots.
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Great Northern (US) Glacier Green or NYC Jade Green are ok too.
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Postby MOG » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:45 pm

yellow or green... either way.. that is a really lovely little loco. Can't see it as one of the rusty yellow types actually.. far too nice. :D
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