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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Heavy Duty Flat    Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:20 pm

Inspired by a car I've seen in the www I built an 8 axle heavy duty flat car last year. It's made of beech. The top layer is made of wood from old cigar boxes. The axles run in ballbearings. Later I had the idea to add outriggers and expanding boards so that I can carry wider load like my logger. Meanwhile I installed couplers.














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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 am

It's always interesting to see something different - double bogies!
I presume this is 45mm track Lorenz.

Something like this could even be adapted as a 'ride on' for a small person.

Where do you source your wheels from?
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:09 am

Hello Carl,

Yes it's 45mm track. The scale is 1/13.3. I think you're right a small child could ride on it.
The wheels are made by Sierra Valley from the US. But Ozark offers wheel sets too. I believe SV is doing the wheels for Ozark (but not for sure). There is a trader over here in Germany.
Look at this. I guess there is something interesting for you too. His web shop is available in French and English also.

Modellbauwerkstatt Heyn

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:41 pm

Found another pic showing the latest progress.


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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:14 pm

Very nice project! Love wood build projects. I'm unfamiliar with the scale. Why did you decide to build in that scale?
Very nice truck model btw!

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:41 pm

Hello Paulus,

Many thanks for your kind words. This scale means that you have an irl 600mm railway on a model 45mm track (field railway). On the other side of the big pond they build in 7/8ths to an inch that means 1/13,7. The difference isn't really disturbing. It comes from it's origin in the 2ft (almost 610mm) railways of Maine.

I choose this scale for 2 reasons. 1st it fit's (almost) to my other models so I can play with both on one scene. The logger is 1/14 and my walking dragline is 1/15 (but it's so big that the difference isn't worth the mention). And 2nd it's a nice and handy size to build.


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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 am

Some nicely built stock...and the little live steamer...Doesn't like like a Regner to me so where did that come from?
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Hi Carl,

Many thanks Smile. It's a little O&K field railway loco built by Herrmann Echtdampf.

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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:30 pm

He makes some nice looking locomotives and I have thought seriously about buying from him.

How well does yours run and what is it like compared to Regner?
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:46 pm

It's a very fine machine and it runs very well.



Sorry for the poor quality

Carl Hibbs wrote:


.... and what is it like compared to Regner?

What do you mean?

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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Is the quality and finish the same?

Do you have a Regner loco as well?

Regner are more expensive than Hermann's.
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Video doesn't work anymore. Seems I finaly need a youtube account.

No I don't have a Regner but I'm very satisfied with the loco and it's quality.

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:08 pm

Here is a short video of the flat and the O&K.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=txrFnAso9NQ [/youtube]

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:10 pm

Nice! It runs very smoothly.
You don't paint the cars, just leave them wood?

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Thank you Paul Smile. Yes it runs very well and it hasn't any problems with the R1 curves.
About the paint, I don't know yet. Any suggestions?

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:50 pm

Nice little loco. I saw it at the Echtdampf-Treffen in Karlsruhe on their stand and thought seriously about it. Since itīs 13.7:1 itīs pushing scale a little too far for my K&NWLR, but I thought about taking a hacksaw to the roof and the backplate and giving it a new chimney, as Iīve always wanted a little O&K.
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Poor little O&K treated with a hacksaw Razz. I think after that it could fit to 22,5 (guess it's your scale).

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Well, 1:19 and the building are all nominally to 1:20, give or take the odd decimal point. But it is a nice little loco. Maybe Iīll have a talk to them.
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:55 pm

Do it. He is a kind man. And it's a good little loco.

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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:45 pm

Iīll get in touch .... but maybe I need to break my money box :-)
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Sierra Valley   Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:56 pm

Tacbob wrote:
Hello Carl,

Yes it's 45mm track. The scale is 1/13.3. I think you're right a small child could ride on it.
The wheels are made by Sierra Valley from the US. But Ozark offers wheel sets too. I believe SV is doing the wheels for Ozark (but not for sure). There is a trader over here in Germany.
Look at this. I guess there is something interesting for you too. His web shop is available in French and English also.

Modellbauwerkstatt Heyn

Is Sierra Valley still around? I donīt get an answer to my mails ...
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:00 pm

But it's worth it.

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Heavy Duty Flat    Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:06 pm

k&nwlr wrote:


Is Sierra Valley still around? I donīt get an answer to my mails ...

I ordered some wheels and barrels last year and I got it. If you need wheels maybe you should try Heyn. But it could take a little while hasn't that much in stock so he is re ordering.

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