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ustoeuro



Location : South Dakota, SD

PostSubject: NSB trains in G scale   Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:15 pm

NSB, the Norwegian State Railway, is something I really want to model in large scale. Unfortunately, the only locomotives I have found in this scale are from countries from across the Baltic, with France, Germany, and the UK. I know that the NSB is a rare prototype to model, and I have found next to nothing on the Internet about railroads modeling the NSB. A couple of my second cousins in Oslo model the NSB in HO scale, but I am looking for something suitable for a garden railroad.

More specifically, I am looking for any EL locomotives such as the EL 7, EL 10, EL 11 (which is what I've been trying to find the most), and EL 13.

Can anyone here help me?

By the way, I also live in the US, so anything I find would have to be shipped across the pond to where I live.

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ustoeuro



Location : South Dakota, SD

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:54 pm

After searching, the only EL locomotive I have found is made by LGB by Marklin. It is an EL 10 for German railways, but knowing that the NSB had EL 10's, a little paint and some lettering later, and it would look nice. the product is expected to come out this spring.

Can anyone else add something?
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:21 pm

Welcome to our little mad house, ustoeuro.

Being totally unfamiliar with Norway's railroads, my suggestion would be to look for models similar in appearance to NSB rolling stock and make it look Norwegian, as with the E10 you mentioned. You'd be surprised what a fwe minor changes will do for the overall appearance of a model. Then there's the freelance route; make up a convincing tale scratch about how the German prototype wound up in Norway (maybe left over from the war). It's your railroad and you can do what you please with it. Above all, have fun cheers , and again, welcome to CGT.

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"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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ustoeuro



Location : South Dakota, SD

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:01 pm

KleineDicke,

Thanks, it seems like that is the best way to go. But just like the US, I am assuming that an EL 10 is an EL 10, no matter what country, although there might be some minor changes depending on the locomotive ordered. But like you said, a little paint later, and it will at least look plausible. I probably wouldn't even need an excuse though, because Norway took in locomotives from everywhere.
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dtsteam



Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:08 pm

ustoeuro wrote:
. But just like the US, I am assuming that an EL 10 is an EL 10, no matter what country, although there might be some minor changes depending on the locomotive ordered.

I'm afraid things work differently in Europe Ustoeuro. In the US the locomotive class is a manufacturers product designation, but in Europe it usually relates to a counties locomotive specification. For example, the NSB EL10 is also the SJ U class, and was made by 5 different manufacturers. So, this is an NSB EL10 :



and this is the DB E 10 to be introduced by LGB:



This site may be helpful - there is a directory of photos for each country. http://www.railfaneurope.net

David
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ustoeuro



Location : South Dakota, SD

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:17 pm

dtsteam,

Oh, I get it now! Well, that makes it a bit complicated to figure out what locomotive I am looking for ten. Is there any standard where one locomotive has a universal name then? For instance, the locomotive that LGB is introducing, the E 10, is there a system available where I can walk up to anyone, describe the locomotive as _____ and they know which locomotive I am talking about?
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ustoeuro



Location : South Dakota, SD

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:35 pm

dtsteam wrote:
ustoeuro wrote:
. But just like the US, I am assuming that an EL 10 is an EL 10, no matter what country, although there might be some minor changes depending on the locomotive ordered.

I'm afraid things work differently in Europe Ustoeuro. In the US the locomotive class is a manufacturers product designation, but in Europe it usually relates to a counties locomotive specification. For example, the NSB EL10 is also the SJ U class, and was made by 5 different manufacturers. So, this is an NSB EL10 :



and this is the DB E 10 to be introduced by LGB:



This site may be helpful - there is a directory of photos for each country. http://www.railfaneurope.net

David


Well, the second photo is close enough to what I'm looking for, so i'm going for it, regardless of what its called. Smile it looks similar to an EL 14, not my initial target, but better than nothing.
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dtsteam



Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:15 am

I see what you mean and I'm glad you've found something. Just gotta wait for it to appear.... Wink An NSB EL14 piccy for our friends....

[img]http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/no/electric/El14/NSBCargoNet_El14_rr1.jpg[/img]
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: NSB trains in G scale   Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:41 pm

dtsteam wrote:
I see what you mean and I'm glad you've found something. Just gotta wait for it to appear.... Wink An NSB EL14 piccy for our friends....

[img]http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/no/electric/El14/NSBCargoNet_El14_rr1.jpg[/img]

It bears some resemblance to an RhB eLok as well.

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