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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby NeilM » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:15 pm

Fantastic work here. Can not wait to see this completed. It is talent like this that will ensure that T gauge keeps moving fo
rward and has a future!
Neil

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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby Ruskyviewer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:45 pm

I love this. It's so good to see people designing and modelling from scratch in this gauge. I look forward to seeing the finished model presentation.

Brilliant!!

Jim.
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby rail450 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:01 pm

Hi,

it`s time to update my work:

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just assembled to get some fotos. The wheels of the last bogie are not magnetic up to now and so they jumped out of the track.

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All parts are printed by Shapeways and they fit perfectly. The tender kernel is made of brass and at the position of each bogie I placed an isolation block.

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On top the blocks have two small slots (0,8mm) to put in the springs. On top the springs are soldered with an isolated copper wire and on the bottom they are placed into the bogie. The tender has a weight of about 2,75g
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby zdrada69 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:41 pm

Very good job ! Congratulations.
I think you might have a problem with the lokomotive. I am not sure but it looks that after painting the 3D printed body still some oily spots appeared ... It is not easy to clean those 3D prints very well before painting. Sometimes it happens to my models as well so I try to make my cleaning process better and better.
Is this FUD or FXD material ?

Pawel
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby rail450 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:40 pm

I just received my final (hopefully) chassis from Shapeways.

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I integrated the cylinders into the chassis and now, wheels and plungers are running in brass

BR,

Siegfried
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby rail450 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi all,

a minor modification has been done...

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and the DCX65 fits into the Loco BR01

BR,

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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby dkightley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:32 pm

Is there a vertical slot to let the wires run through....or will you be routing the wires around the vertical section and down the side of the frame???

For those who don't know what I'm talking about....there are four connecting pads on the decoder pcb that connect to the motor and track. Three have domes of solder on them.
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby rail450 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm

The brass behinde the DCX65 is flat instead of round like the motor. I´ll use very thin enameled copper wire on the right and left side to contact motor and trailer.
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby rail450 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:24 pm

Hi all,

this year draws to a close and that´s the best time to work on my steal loco again.

Finishing the tender I have also finised a curent collector. But the tender is too short to pass over a point.

Looking at a point, there is an electrical problem zone

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In the red bordered area the wheels have contact to one track only over the lenght of 18mm.
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Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Postby dkightley » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 pm

This has been the big stumbling block for T gauge...….

It doesn't matter how complex or clever we get in the design of motive power, if the 3/4in (or 18mm) dead spot in points cannot be eliminated, then only long wheelbase power units.....let me see, like Japanese DMUs/EMUs.....will be able to pass over the currently available points.

A new design of points were promised a very long time ago......some three or four years if my memory serves me right......but nothing has matererialised.

I'm beginning to wonder if T gauge is not going to expand in popularity as I had hoped it would. The good old "chicken and egg" situation, I'm afraid!!!
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