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by nonsuch
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Taiwanese mining loco
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Carlo I have attached (I hope) the drawings. The two sizes were to 7/8" and 3/4" scale, but the flywheel is 16" in diameter, so you can take it from there to scale to 1/24 or whatever. There is one serious error - the crankcase/mounting should be lower than the bottom of the flywheel ...
by nonsuch
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Taiwanese mining loco
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Taiwanese mining loco

Carlo I 'discovered' the last of the Taiwanese mining railways when I was living out there in the late 1990s. At the time I worked up a drawing of the Chenyu motor unit. I will dig out a copy. If you google Chenyu and search around, you will find pictures of the current more streamlined version. I h...
by nonsuch
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Taiwan coal mine stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Taiwan coal mine stock

DB

Hold back on the mass production -

Revision 1 to my dimensions - wheelbase should be 21

I have looked again at the 600mm gauge version - they are of the same design and proportions, but larger - presumably 20% bigger.

Neil
by nonsuch
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Taiwan coal mine stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Taiwan coal mine stock

DB My photographs are prints, being over twenty years old. I will dig them out and investigate scanning them. In the meantime - all dimensions in inches: Solebar 70, section 4 1/2 by 4, longer dimension horizontal Body length 56 Body width 33 Body height 29 Planks three or four 1 thick. Some mines h...
by nonsuch
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Taiwan coal mine stock
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Chinese coal mine stock

DB

What do you want to know about them? I discovered these coal mines when I was working in Taiwan just as they were closing some twenty years ago. I have many photographs, and dimensions, of the wagons and locomotives. They were 500mm gauge (more or less)

Neil B
by nonsuch
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

Was the elusive Steve Bennett actually at the exhibition?

Neil B
by nonsuch
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Ravenglass I/C and ballast wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Ravenglass I/C and ballast wagons

Hello again Gatesy Narrow Gauge 35 contains six A5ish pages with brief descriptions of all the IC locomotives from ICL 1 to 'Royal Anchor'. It also has two photographs, one of ICL1 in its later condition, the other of a vehicle that does not tally with any of the locomotives described. It has four w...
by nonsuch
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Ravenglass I/C and ballast wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Ravenglass I/C and ballast wagons

Hi Gatesby

I have a copy of Narrow Gauge 35. I will dig it out from its resting place and check how useful it is likely to be.

Cheers

Neil B
by nonsuch
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: 3D Software

Thanks for your replies. Evadingrid - I am not looking for an easy option, although software that turns a 2D third angle three view into an stl document would be nice(!) Blender however seems to be heavy on animation tools which I don't need. However I will persevere. Chris and Teebee's replies show...
by nonsuch
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 3D Software
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

3D Software

I currently attending a short Local Authority evening course aimed at 'Absolute Beginners to 3D Printing'. Which describes me exactly. The tutor is using Blender to produce the mesh and Cura for the slicing. Blender does not seem to be particularly suitable for the kind of stuff a railway modeller m...
by nonsuch
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: EIMCO loco
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: EIMCO loco

RoGNer

Thanks for the EIMCO loco posting I have often wondered what noise the five cylinder radial motor (I think) makes. What is the endurance on a full charge? Where did your sample come from? I had assumed that they were principally in America. Questions, questions.

Neil B
by nonsuch
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef

Simon

There is a view of a 1925 8 ton 40 hp standard gauge locomotive, owned by the Great Western. It is an Industrial Railway Society photograph, so is probably well known.

Neil B
by nonsuch
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Motor Rail book by Alan Keef

I have just bought this book. Very interesting if you are curious about Motor Rail the company. If you are only interested in drawings it is not the book for you. There are two locomotive plans, a proposed 3 axle type U that is new to me, and a very small 3 ton locomotive from M and R in South Afric...
by nonsuch
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: V-tipper wagons
Replies: 36
Views: 5251

Re: V-tipper wagons

Juergen

In the Middleton Press book 'Kent Narrow Gauge', illustration 105 shows two 15" gauge V tippers on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

Neil B
by nonsuch
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: semaphore signals?
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: semaphore signals?

Steve
As it is a fixed distant signal - yellow and black with a fishtail - it doesn't need any operating mechanism, and the quadrant type is thus irrelevant.

Neil B, sometime railway signal engineer
by nonsuch
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment

Denny

There is a chapter on the DCR 10" gauge railway, with photographs, in Barry Brickell's book "Rails towards the Sky" - David Ling Publishing, 2011, ISBN 978-1-877387-47-8

Neil B
by nonsuch
Fri May 01, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Gnatterbox 'look and feel' hiccups?
Replies: 16
Views: 2216

Re: Gnatterbox 'look and feel' hiccups?

I have had the problem just on one occasion so far on my (maligned) PC

Neil B
by nonsuch
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco
Replies: 13
Views: 6369

Taiwan Locomotives

Juergen I can't help with specifics, but I spent a lot of my free time in 1996/7 exploring the Ping Xi coal lines and their remains. The locomotives, of which I saw four, were all similar but subtly different. There was no identification on them. All had the Chen Yu packaged single cylinder diesel w...
by nonsuch
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: WW1 Simplex
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

WW1 Simpelx

Simon

One last offering - W K J Davies' 'Light Railways of the First World War' gives 3' 9" and 1' 5 3/4" diameter. That's accuracy for you!

Neil B
by nonsuch
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: WW1 Simplex
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

WW1 Simplex

Simon

The drawing in Sidney Leleu's Leighton Buzzard books gives the wheelbase as 3' 8"

Neil B
by nonsuch
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Diema DS90 drawings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2250

Diema DS90

Tom

There is also a set of drawings, slightly different with an off-centre cab, in Andreas Christophers' 'Die Feldbahn' volume 12 on page 53

Neil B
by nonsuch
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Britannia Mine diesel loco
Replies: 10
Views: 4437

Britannia mine

Mark

I don't like to disagree, but it doesn't look like a battery locomotive to me.

Cheers

Neil B
by nonsuch
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: need drawings for this boxcar (WDLR?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3905

WDLR boxcar

Chris

There is a description and dimensioned sketch on pages 172/3 of 'Light Railways of the First World War' by W.J.K. Davies .

Neil B
by nonsuch
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Feldbahn book
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Feldbahn Books

Following Jeff's message, I ordered 'Die Feldbahn' volume 12 via AbeBooks.com on Tuesday evening. The book arrived this morning from 'Antiquariat fur Verkehrswesen' in Munich .

That's what I call service.

Neil B
by nonsuch
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Feldbahn book
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Feldbahn Books

Thanks for that, Jeff. I love the 'Die Feldbahn' series. I didn't know that Volume 12 was available.

I also need a copy of Volume 8, the gap in my collection, if anyone knows of a source.

Neil B

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