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Title: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Bernhard on October 10, 2019, 04:00:12 AM
Hello together
Kim and Ray asked me about the motorcycle-powered critter that can be seen in the background of my video of the test run of the EIMCO 401. I would like to share it here briefly.
I found the idea on https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/the-trio-of-german-narrow-gauge-draisines-t287047.html (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/the-trio-of-german-narrow-gauge-draisines-t287047.html). The photo below of the prototype also comes from there.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Bernhard on October 10, 2019, 04:01:04 AM
The model consists of two kits:
- a BMW R12 from IBG-Modellbau (No. 35001) and
- a conversion kit from U-Models (No. 175), which contains the lorry frame with the bench seat.
It's a static model with no drive.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Bernhard on October 10, 2019, 04:01:56 AM
Actually the prototype was driven by a Zündapp K800. Since I did not find a model of it, I used a BMW 12R. The time of this model also fits to the prototype.
The plastic model was quickly assembled and painted.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Bernhard on October 10, 2019, 04:02:52 AM
The lorry frame and the bench are made of resin parts.
Since it is obviously intended for normal gauge, I had to cut out 2.5 mm in the middle and glue the two halves together again.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Bernhard on October 10, 2019, 04:03:20 AM
And here's the finished service vehicle of the general manager, ready for the next inspection round.

Bernhard


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 10, 2019, 10:52:07 AM
That is great! What an interesting prototype, and a very nice model.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: finescalerr on October 10, 2019, 12:47:23 PM
And nice weathering on the turntable handle. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: 1-32 on October 10, 2019, 04:02:37 PM
Hi Bernhard.
Very nice I hope you don't mind but here is another example I think the scale is 1-22.5
cheers, Kim.
(https://images51.fotki.com/v731/photos/3/1816483/16140266/29241468_4126100687828639918_o-vi.jpg)


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Hauk on October 11, 2019, 12:36:57 AM
Hi Bernhard.
Very nice I hope you don't mind but here is another example I think the scale is 1-22.5
cheers, Kim.
(https://images51.fotki.com/v731/photos/3/1816483/16140266/29241468_4126100687828639918_o-vi.jpg)


Brilliant modelling, but when are the military modelleres going to learn what railroad track really looks like?


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 13, 2019, 08:47:19 PM
And here's the finished service vehicle of the general manager, ready for the next inspection round.


Awesome! Great job. I like the tiny turntable too.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 13, 2019, 08:49:42 PM
Hi Bernhard.
Very nice I hope you don't mind but here is another example I think the scale is 1-22.5
cheers, Kim.
(https://images51.fotki.com/v731/photos/3/1816483/16140266/29241468_4126100687828639918_o-vi.jpg)


Very cool!

I wonder if I could figure out a way to build one in 1/24th scale and have it actually run? Probably not... fitting a motor might be possible but I'd also need to hide a battery and R/C electronics.


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Les Tindall on October 14, 2019, 10:53:45 AM
There's this nice little prototype on a 60cm gauge park railway in Chemnitz, Germany
Les


Title: Re: 1:35 Motorcycle-powered critter
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 18, 2019, 11:40:44 PM
Cool!