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Author Topic: 10 1/4" Feldbahn Diorama in 1:16  (Read 1606 times)
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« on: April 22, 2017, 12:17:50 PM »

G'day all,

The idea of a 10 1/4" (260 mm) Feldbahn layout in 1/16 kept me busy. So I built a loco mock up too (from paper and cardboard). The loco is heavily influenced by a loco prototype manufactured by Alan Keef Ltd. (narrow gauge light railway engineers) for 7 1/4" and 10 1/4" gauge. In 1/16 scale a loco representing 10 1/4" is rather small - in comparison to the BBU battery loco it appears really tiny.

I think now everything (of my basic quipment) fits, to start a new micro-layout of a 10 1/4" (260 mm) feldbahn in 1/16 scale: my space, the rails, the radii, the rolling stock, prototypes ...

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 01:01:33 AM »

The mock-up looks good and I think you will make the final micro-layout will look much better. -- Russ
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 03:55:04 AM »

hi with such a tight radius i think that you will have to use a long rigid copula bar.cheers
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 05:09:01 AM »

hi with such a tight radius i think that you will have to use a long rigid copula bar.cheers
Not as such, Kim ... apart from the fact, that I actually intend to use a short rigid bar between the couplers - especialy while pushing wagons.

A 15 cm radius in 1/16 scale is meant to represent a 250 cm radius in 1/1 scale, which has been approved to work on railways* with 260 cm (10 1/4") gauge, assuming short rolling stock and short wheelbases

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http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=5472

http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=12725

http://www.audlin.co.uk/images/wlrloco1w2pworks.jpg   Grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 02:00:59 AM »

well there you go cheers
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 10:05:16 AM »



Just a short update: progress of scratchbuilding a 260 mm (10 1/4") Feldbahn loco in 1/16 scale from styrene (and some brass parts). Prototype are locos built by Alan Keef Ltd. running on tracks with 7 1/4" and 10 1/4" Zoll. The hood isn't ready and mountedyet (just attached loosely for pics) ...



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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 11:47:20 AM »

Satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 05:34:34 PM »

Nice!
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 01:35:34 PM »

Thanks, guys ... I designed and built another vehicle for the new gauge: a Feldbahn storage battery locomotive. The chassis is heavily influenced by the AEG storage battery loco (hospital railway, Lainz/Vienna), the prototype for the upper part is the EFAG storage battery loco in Switzerland (FWF, Otelfingen). I used sheet styrene (of different thickness), styrene shapes (some of them modified) and brass bolts. The reference guy came with the idea to put a wooden crate on top of the storage battery and going to use it for working gloves, tools ... and his lunchbox  Roll Eyes. Couplings are still missing (in progress) as well as operating elements and the seat, which will be each correspond with the prototype (EFAG loco) too.









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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »

Cool! I like it a lot. The wooden box provides a nice contrast with the "metal" used on the rest of the loco.
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 01:01:59 AM »

That will make a very nice addition to your railway. Neat, clean work. Satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 10:36:59 AM »

No big deal/progress:

The battery storage loco on the right was at first the conversion of an idea. Now I'm in doubt, if it has turned out too bulky, apart from messing up the laminated springs (can't remove them without collateral damages).

In the meantime I had an idea for a modification of the battery storage loco (shown on the left), already with a styrene chassis - but still with a cardboard mock up (body) on top ...

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 01:57:11 PM »

The answer seems simple: Build the new, smaller loco. You already dislike two thins about the big loco. That aside, I like the way you designed the brick and wood structure in the background with all those rooflines and protrusions. -- Russ
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