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Postby dretsome » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:56 pm

Hi All,

I'm new here at the GnATTERbox - in fact this is my first post - and i would like to share with you my first steps in this scale.

Based on a picture of a MOES BL i started to create my own version. Here is a picture to show you the current state:

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Greetings,
Erik Mosterd.

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Hi Erik,

Always good to have new bods - even better when you zoom straight in with an interesting model - looking forward to more.


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Postby Dallas_M » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:16 pm

Welcome aboard, Erik!

Looking forward to more developments on this neat little critter ...
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Postby jacko » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 pm

yes as others have said looking good lets see the other end :lol:
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:36 pm

Welcome Eric....Off to a good start :D
.....WARNING....
Contains images that anoraks may find disturbing.
1:24 scale 16.5mm gauge.
Yes I know it's all old and rusty, but I just model things as I see them......
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:20 am

Great start Erik and welcome to the mad house. Looking forward to seeing more of your little Moes as you progress.
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Postby dretsome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:49 am

Thanks all for the kind words!

I'll keep you posted on any progression.

Btw, i've built my own chasis and it runs fairly ok i think. Here is a movie link to the first meters... please forget the layout it is H0.

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Postby teetrix » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:55 am

Great start! How about a "born to be wild" decal? :D

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Postby dretsome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:15 am

I must agree, it looks a bit aggresive with the exhaust and all. But i rather like it to be running very smooth and slow.

May be some flames on the sides :D ? First decide which colour and the amount of rust/filth.

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Postby underworld » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:18 am

Hallo Erik,
Welcome to the GnUT House!
Awesome critter!!!!!



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Postby dieselwater » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi Erik! A very warm welcome to the house of Gnutterdom.

And may I say what a spiffing critter you're knocking up there. I like the hood form and proportions. Plus the light and horn configuration is Gnice. What stands out is the exhaust popping out the front, providing an interesting feature. Proper Gnice 8)
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Postby Bilco » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:19 pm

Hi Erik - a very characterful little critter. Do I see some components from the Italeri Truck Accessories kit? I have found it a very useful source of bits.

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Postby dretsome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:24 pm

Bilco wrote:Hi Erik - a very characterful little critter. Do I see some components from the Italeri Truck Accessories kit? I have found it a very useful source of bits.

Welcome!


Thanks again,

Yes, not all is hand made by myself :oops: Although i shortened the exhaust & pipe ;-)

Currently working on the seat and driver part...

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:50 am

Hey Erik;
Hello, welcome, and all that!

dretsome wrote: - in fact this is my first post -
You know you now have a reputation to maintain with that wild and wonderful railroad creation :lol:
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Postby Hans H » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:54 pm

That's a very neat little critter
Good job!

And welcome to this group of Gnutts! :D
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Postby dretsome » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:19 pm

Struggling with the engine driver, eventually had to break his legs in order to have him sit down properly... :lol:

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Now that this battle is won, i will provide him with arms and hands in return.

To be continued.

question - which minimum gear should should i provide : handbrake, gear shift, acceleration?

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Postby Glen A » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:51 am

Erik,

You are doing a good job.
Glad to see that you are not afraid to cut up arms and legs to make something look better.

which minimum gear should should i provide : handbrake, gear shift, acceleration?


Engine controls are up to you. A control panel with a revs gauge sometimes looks good as well.

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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:12 am

Hi Erik,
have a look starting here and the next couple of pages on Ralph's models for some inspiration.
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2364&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=600
If your model loco has electrics add a centre zero ammenter to show whether the battery is being charged by the alternator/generator and some switches for headlights etc

Hey Ralph, one of those cheap Fleischnann Magic Trains diesels might breathe some life into your loca again????
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Postby dretsome » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:31 pm

Hi All,

Due to work not much of progress for the RailTractor. Today spend some time.

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As you may can see i use Kadees, so i had to figure out how to construct the coupling part. The Kadee is in a way integrated now, i plan to use the delayed coupling magnets on my future layout.

The driver is still not finished, i was struggling with his shoes, because it is situated in the Netherlands, he should wear our famous wooden shoes :D

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To be continued...although i might switch to my layout soon, painting and assembling a sound system is not what i've planned for this stage.

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Postby skylon » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:42 pm

That's a sturdy looking machine, and great detail too. I particularly like the cab area.

What sort of thing can we expect to see her pulling?
Thanks,
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Postby dretsome » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:48 pm

Hi Sam,

The layout - i did not mention it here yet - will be a boiler house (i hope that is correct english) for heating and a green house for flowers.

So the cars will be simular to the HaWe ones.

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Postby skylon » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:16 pm

A good setting, plenty of opportunity for greenery. I've tried something vaguely similar myself.

You've probably seen this, but just in case...http://www.poppletonrailwaynursery.co.uk/gallery_railway_past.html
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Postby dretsome » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:21 am

Interesting link Sam, was not aware of such a Railway greenery.


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