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Own construction of a mine locomotive

Started by Design-HSB, December 18, 2012, 03:42:46 AM

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I've decided to let you participate in my small Christmas construction project.

Here is the first finished and unfinished parts are more visible.

Even after all 5 parts of this compound lever is one of them.

This car trailer socket is of course also included.

Now I go back to my workshop and look at times if I do not bring some parts finished.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal


Quote from: Design-HSB on December 18, 2012, 03:42:46 AM

This car trailer socket is of course also included.

Is this the winner in the unofficial "Smallest Brass Part Ever Shown On The Westlake Publishing Forums"  ?

Would be interesting to know what type of camera /lens you used for this picture, the macro function seems to be quite great.
Regards, Hauk
"Yet for better or for worse we do love things that bear the marks of grime, soot, and weather, and we love the colors and the sheen that call to mind the past that made them"  -Junichiro Tanizaki

Remembrance Of Trains Past


Hello Hauk

I have hir in the forum have smaller self-manufactured parts as on my tripod lamp shown.

Here is a small selection

From Left to Right.
7 spikes thumbscrew.
Rear sockets.
outlet supervision

I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Ray Dunakin

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


This is just crazy. This takes the cake. (Dies nimmt den Kuchen ..ahem, Lebkuchen  ;D)...I acant even imagine how one would hold this part to work it and machine it!  ???
I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....



Helmut, you have lost your mind! (In a good way.) -- Russ


Merry Christmas,

and here is the first image from the locomotive frame.

All frame components are joined together to test and fit perfectly.
A first rolling sample, the result, the locomotive will also run.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Mr Potato Head

is that "clear" 90mph duct tape ??? ??? ???
The offical duct tape of NASSCAR :o ::)
Gil Flores
In exile in Boise Idaho


Please excuse my English text that was so obviously incomprehensible.

It is an assembly with tape purely for test purposes before everything is soldered.
If you know a better method by which I can test the fit of the parts ls it me to know.

In any case, the original locomotive maximum 6 kmh slowly to wet Cars is more than a siege tower in the way and at 20 mm plate wins the locomotive.
After that helps NASSCAR certainly no more tape.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal

Chuck Doan

Beautiful work, Helmut! I would hate to drop one of those parts into the carpet. (and I know I would!)
"They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details." -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt



Very fiddly Helmut, nice work. And I don't drop small parts like that ever, they become projectiles from my tweezers before I get a chance to drop them.


Is that a kit or your own creation?
Quite stunning!


Hi Marty,

yes, it is the self-construction of a mine locomotive.
All material shown on my part I have made myself.

BBA Metalist locomotive No. 3, visitor mine Klosterstollen.
Moreover, I have previously controlled by the engine itself visitor moves in the mine.

On the work of, and with very small parts I will still report elsewhere.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal


Luck on,

just my BBA Metalist has completed the first test drive.

The entirety not only on a chassis dynamometer, or a piece of straight track, but with me on the brake mountain monastery of Great model.

After I was able to start up the engine even on the pitch, I am with my own design of drives excellent.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal


Hi all,

after the engine is running very satisfactory indeed I continue devoted to the exterior.

BBA front with reflector holders.

At the same time I started for the remaining bodies to an etching drafting film.
Regards Helmut
the journey is the goal