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Feldbahnmodule with ship

Started by fspg2, April 21, 2011, 12:42:16 AM

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mad gerald

Moin Frithjof,

Quote from: fspg2 on May 18, 2012, 12:01:58 AM
For comparison, the picture below shows the sizes of the old and the new shell.
Münzel-Kran_101 (fspg2)

... now that's quite a difference ...  :o

I'll see that I'm gonna take some additional shots of the upper mechanisms at the first convenient opportunity ...



Stunning work. I'm so envious.
Kind Regards

Modelling in sunny South Africa


What can help? Tell me, I know a small medicine ;)

@ Gerald
There is no hurry, I still have a lot of small sites :)

I'm glad you like it!

Today the milled shovel parts were soldered together. I was curious if all the parts would fit.
What CAD did suggest has been confirmed: the shovel work without wobble.

Münzel-Kran_105 (fspg2)

Münzel-Kran_106 (fspg2)

Münzel-Kran_107 (fspg2)




Ian Hodgkiss
The Steamy Pudding - an English Gentleman's Whimsy in 1:24 scale Gn15 (in progress)
On the Slate and Narrow - in 1:12 scale (coming soon)
Brisbane, Australia



Ian Hodgkiss
The Steamy Pudding - an English Gentleman's Whimsy in 1:24 scale Gn15 (in progress)
On the Slate and Narrow - in 1:12 scale (coming soon)
Brisbane, Australia


I would wear it out just playing with it; opening & closing.
Hell, knowing me I'd be eating my rice crispies with it!

"art" is not an adequate description.


Today it has rained cats and dogs - just right to do boring things.

I milled further 22 sheets of 0.5 mm nickel silver. They serve as a connection to the transverse carrier plates.

Münzel-Kran_110 (fspg2)

After about 300 rivets were pressed into the marked holes, the angles were bent.

From a oddment of hardpaper a bending help was constructed.
One side of the sheet was put in a 1mm slot . A second block was used as a punch.

Münzel-Kran_111 (fspg2)

On the hook only a few hex screws were placed.

Münzel-Kran_109 (fspg2)

Because I had caches my small nut driver size 1.0 mm anywhere a 1.5 mm U-profile has been misused in order to tighten the nuts.

Münzel-Kran_108 (fspg2)



I love your metalwork and fixtures.
Always a lesson in your posts.


This project never ceases to astound me. I hope I can publish something about it when you finish. -- Russ


Thanks, but I hope it´s not to much schoolmasterly ;)

These are just little things, really!
So I ask you for your patience! Because of my job I can currently make small steps only. By the time I'm finished, it will still take some time!

We continue with the wheel tread.

Muenzel-Kran_112 (fspg2)

It consists of two parts that were cut from 2mm brass.

Muenzel-Kran_113 (fspg2)

Münzel-Kran_114 (fspg2)

As a positioning aid eight 0.5 mm holes were drilled in both strips. The parts were  aligned with small rivets and soldered together.

Münzel-Kran_115 (fspg2)

Tomorrow the sprocket will be milled on the milling machine.

Gordon Ferguson

You are turning engineering into an art form ................ your work is so far, and unfortunately will continue to be,  so outside anything I could hope to achieve.

That could be depressing but I so look forward to seeing what you are going to do next and how you are going to do it , that is actually inspirational .

Keep up the great work 


Hi Gordon,

Thanks for the well-meaning statements. I hope the inspiration is greater than the little "depression"!

In a craft box I found a sprocket with two different sizes of the tooth module. The wall thickness is only 1.8 mm (including gears). To tighten it  in a lathe I would have to rotate a mating receptacle. With the milling machine I was faster.

In a 10mm thick Pertinax board I have milled a 1.85 mm thick and 3 mm deep groove. In addition, six holes were drilled at 1.5 mm.

Muenzel-Kran_116 (fspg2)

Into this dent, I inserted the cogwheel. At three points thin aluminum foil was placed in between. Thus, the seat became a bit tighter.

Muenzel-Kran_117 (fspg2)

Now a 3mm cutter came to use and the upper sprocket was milled off.

Muenzel-Kran_118 (fspg2)

Finally I had reached a height of 5mm.
Throgh the six holes 1.5 mm brass rods were inserted from the rear.
With gentle pressure the ring was gently expelled from the groove.

Muenzel-Kran_119 (fspg2)


Ray Dunakin

As always, this continues to be a very fascinating project!
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World