The Fleischmann-Saga Continues,a Diesel this time

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The Fleischmann-Saga Continues,a Diesel this time

Postby chris69 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi guys,
got some great info for the conversion of my Fleischmann steamer ( now hunting parts).Yesterday my Diesel arrived.Absolutely love the way it looks and runs,it's a shame they discontinued them.
Now if any of you converted one to Gn15 show them to me,PLEASE.
I have a few ideas but would love to see your solutions.Found that so many times one of us has come up with something that spurs on the imagination for a better model.
Thank you all in advance!
Have a super day everyone
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:50 pm

To ask is to receive:
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Did this conversion several years back, and revisiting the photos I'm not happy with the weathering.....but with current layout plans on hold ....it's going to be some time before any layout appears!
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Postby KEG » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:57 am

A Fleischmann Magic Train diesel was my key to the Gn15 world more than 6 years ago. http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=9680&highlight=#9680

It is still running fine. After all, these drives were devoloped ages ago.

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Postby Artizen » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:00 am

I have one of each. As you say, real shame the locos have been discontinued - well made, affordable and easy to bash.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:28 am

Artizen wrote:I have one of each. As you say, real shame the locos have been discontinued - well made, affordable and easy to bash.


Still available ex-Germany unfortunately most retailers will only ship to Europe:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Fleischmann-Magi ... 53ed488f4c
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Postby Artizen » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:49 pm

This is in Holland. I have purchased all my Magic Train stuff from him. Ships worldwide too. Very helpful.

http://www.de-spoorzoeker.nl/nl/Product ... -train-Oe/

EDIT: Prices have jumped substantially since I got the little steamer from him earlier in the year!
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a step further.

Postby chris69 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:22 am

Hi
and thanks to all.I need to clarify something,I am not interested in more drives,I have pone and for now that's all I need.
But got some great ides for mine from you guys.
Well this is a s far as I got:

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to the right you can see the original body,quite a change

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here she is with her future cars.

Well she is a bit high on her feet,but that just adds character.I will continue with the detailing of the cab and then add a front and rear wall.

I found the parts ion the scrap box,like the hood (don't remember the origin).The seat from a truck model and the driver???

Well enjoy,
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Back again

Postby chris69 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:02 am

Hi,
my computer had taken a complete s.....t and I was off line for some time.
Well I broke down and bought a new one.

Now the Fleischmann SAGA continues.She is almost finished now,just some small details missing.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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Oh,looking through the pictures,I remembered where the hood came from.It is from an old ATLAS O scale switcher.

Greetings from MUGGY LA
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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:08 am

Hi Chris,
the loco looks just about perfect -
a couple of minor details for you to think about (if you haven't already)
1 - some type of a throttle knob/lever/quadrant
2 - ditto for hand brake (usually with some type of ratchet arrangement)
3 - clutch lever/pedal (unless its a synchromesh gearbox)

here's what is in a UK-designed Ruston in the way of controls
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Great picture

Postby chris69 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:11 am

Hi John,
thanks for the tip and the great picture.
I have a hand throttle on the left side,his hand covers it.Th brake is on the left side of the seat near the rear(a bit hard to see) and the clutch pedal is covered by the front fire wall but has cutouts on both sides.
These are the first pictures of the almost finished loco.
I will try to get some better shots later.
I will definitely use your picture for the cab of the next one.
Thanks and greetings
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:03 am

Hi Chris, Nice one! the weathering is effective, certainly looks pretty messed up :twisted: 8)
Little old lines to somewhere.

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more on the way

Postby chris69 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:09 am

Hi David,
thanks.Will post more pictures
greetings
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Re: Back again

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:29 am

chris69 wrote:Hi,

Now the Fleischmann SAGA continues.She is almost finished now,just some small details missing.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Greetings from MUGGY LA
Chris :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :lol: 8)


Shame on you Chris ruining a perfectly good Loco. :twisted: :lol:
One the best ruins I've seen, great finish to the Loco. 8)
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Re: Back again

Postby Glen A » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:02 pm

chris69 wrote:.She is almost finished now,just some small details missing.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.


Time to get rid of it and buy a new one. It looks a bit old and decrepit :lol: :lol:

Just joking of course. It looks great! 8)

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:27 am

chris69 wrote:Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Looks like a well used little beastie which has a few years behind it.
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Thanks

Postby chris69 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:49 pm

Hi guys,
well thanks,will take a few pictures with her designated side tippers.Now have about 12 of the FLEISCHMANN ones,7 of them in a"heavyly used" stage.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:32 pm

Dont take it outside Chris, just in case it rains.
I'm sure it is only mud and rust holding it all together :lol:
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