Rail-Taxi for the KEG

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Rail-Taxi for the KEG

Postby KEG » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:23 am

The Kraehwinkel Eisenbahn Gesellschaft (KEG) aquired some new rolling stock.

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Found the basic idea in Oliver Zoffi´s pages: http://www.zoffi.net/MOBAZI/files/Gn15_Draisine.pdf

http://www.zoffi.net/MOBAZI/anlagen/GN15/GN15.htm


Since Olivers design is more or less in 1 : 24, I had to enlarge it to 1 : 22,5, printed it on adhesive paper and glued it to 1mm clear plastic material (Vivak, made by Bayer)

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My main concern was, how to actually fit passengers and a driver into such a small vehicle. And how do they get in and out. Where to place doors.

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There is not much room for baggage, so it had to go on top of the roof


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You neverknow, where the critter will run next, so I made the advertising board on one side in French.

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On the right side I drew the window line 10 mm lower and installed a central door. Made the driver compartement door removable, as I am not sure yet, if I need or want one.

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The unit runs with a small Austrian made Hallig drive. Door hinges are from Ozark, window frames from oak 2 x 1 mm stripwood. Various bits and pieces from the junk box.

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Postby Little Andi. » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:49 am

Cracking little job Juergen, it translates well both physically and as an idea.
I do like that lady in pink in the last photo' - I'd swear blind she is checking me out? - if experience, reality and common sense didn't dictate otherwise of course!!

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Postby KEG » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:18 am

The Pink Lady, her name is Iris, is part of a Preiser series of figures
representing people of the early 20th Century

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Unfortunately today Preiser mainly makes contempory types in 1 : 22,5 or ex-chancellers in 1 : 24. They even offer a portrait of the present Pope, something I do not really need in my model world.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:31 pm

I'll have to echo Little Andi and say a cracking model Juergen. I particularly like the Stagecoach style baggage arrangement. 8)
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Plenty of style and inspiration. Until relatively recently I hadn't been over fond of such designs and then lo, the scales fell from my eyes to such an extent that I had to go out and buy the snappily titled:

The light railway railcar in western Europe: from inception to maturity

(helped with a Christmas prezzie Amazon voucher)

I also like the baggage on top. The whole thing makes me think of the Portesfoote & Bunting railcar drawings by Peter Barnfield. He built at least three using card in 16mm scale.

Lastly (and why didn't I think of this before) the sideways seating of the driver is a very neat idea. One to be copied one day.

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Postby demaine22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:20 pm

Cracking job 8)
I may need to look into.a skimmed Gnine version :)
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Postby KEG » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:01 pm

"Peter Barnfield" One of my heroes, ever since I saw his drawings in the pages of A & W N.U.T.S. (Early Nineties)
http://titfield.co.uk/Barnfield/PB_main.htm

Baggage on top of wagons or railcars make sense. Most of the time we look down on models and the roofs are not very inspiring.

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Postby Tomo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:52 pm

Juergen,

Your modelling always inspires me!

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Postby Cross Kitter » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:27 pm

Chris Stockdale wrote:Plenty of style and inspiration. Until relatively recently I hadn't been over fond of such designs and then lo, the scales fell from my eyes to such an extent that I had to go out and buy the snappily titled:

The light railway railcar in western Europe: from inception to maturity



I have that hallowed tome. Essential reading for all fans of the downright obscure and weird and wonderful of the railcar variety :lol: Some of them defy description :shock:
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Postby KEG » Sat May 25, 2013 10:53 am

My friend JL Toeffelholm finally mounted a Lipo-battery for the RC-Deltangisation on top of my railcar.


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Found some baggage in a Preiser box (Art-Nr. 45223)

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Looks as if I need a wagon for some more passengers.

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Postby KEG » Mon May 27, 2013 12:13 am

The Kraehwinkel Bug, a kit rom the Lasergang-Shop, seems to have the right dimensions.

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Now I have to make up my mind, if I repaint the blue one or buy annother on to make it orange-yellow.

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Postby KEG » Wed May 29, 2013 11:06 am

To finish this thread, here is a link to a German Forum with some pictures, how JL Toeffelholm mounted the electroc RC parts.

http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1017

It is funny, I never planned to build a railcar. I only wanted to try out, how to transport 4 passengers with baggage plus a driver in minimzm space.



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And of course, I am very impressed by the minimum seize and the quality of the Deltang RC equipment.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed May 29, 2013 2:09 pm

KEG wrote:
And of course, I am very impressed by the minimum seize and the quality of the Deltang RC equipment.

Have Fun

Juergen


Let's hope it's only a minimum Juergen, a maximum could be disastrous. :wink:
Having said that your English is far better than my German will ever be. :(
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Postby KEG » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:19 pm

Finally got around to repaint a Kraehwinkel Bug for my rail taxi.

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Picture was taken at the secret Gartenzwerg-Plantation in a remote corner of the layout.

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K&NWLR: Taxi service from station to the hotel

Postby k&nwlr » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:32 pm

This gives me inspiration for a second Gn15 line on the Kent & North Wales Light Railway, linking station to hotel at the harbour, rather like the North Sea Island narrow gauge railways in Germany did - only slightly nore gnarrow.
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