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Old 15th September 2005, 17:39   #51
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Nice work on the critter, Alex!

You never did tell us how you made it…?
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Old 15th September 2005, 19:27   #52
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Old 21st September 2005, 12:07   #53
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Nice work on the critter, Alex!

You never did tell us how you made it…?
Thanks and sorry so much guys for this.

I used a chassis of an N-scale 2-axle loco (Minitrix No. 12066, blue shunting diesel loco) and first built a frame around it from the remains of a red fruit jelly box. The wheelbase is around 37mm, so I had to hide it behind a kind of "apron" on the frame.



Later built another frame and the body from strong paper cardboard (1mm):



...later came back to the first frame, added radiator grill and covers, made from the perforated edges of small bags from citrus drinks:



Made some quiet satisfying test runs:



Later the red plastic frame broke and I was ought to built another frame. Made this from cardboard too:



Began with the paint job: Acrylic colour and after drying epoxy finish:



Still have to add some details like driver (will use a Phoenix driver), handles, pipe perhaps and colour to the inside and a seat for the driver and windows.

As to the model itself: I just had a prototype (with another gauge in original) I liked very much to built:



I didn't have drawings or drafts or anything. I just estimated the measurements and cutted and glued the body in a more spontanious way: drawed the lines following reasonable considerings and "measurements" I thought they should be, cut the flat parts, folded and glued them and was happy with the result. Still are.

That's it.
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Old 21st September 2005, 14:32   #54
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Good work Alex.
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Old 4th January 2006, 15:51   #55
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That's the one, isn't it?
Folks,
my thoughts always circling around that loco, the Hatelius loket. Hans Hammarsten once promised me some measurements of it but regrettably "disappeared" by now, so who else could help me?

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Old 5th January 2006, 16:29   #56
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May be that helps a bit, just a rough gestimation but it should come close, give or take....
And here the link to the full webpage about Swedish peat railroads
Some very nice pictures!
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Old 5th January 2006, 19:16   #57
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Werner,
awesome, thanks so much! That's more than I expected!
Best
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Old 28th May 2009, 08:30   #58
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[QUOTE=Werner;79901]May be that helps a bit, just a rough gestimation but it should come close, give or take....

Werner,
I am interested in the dimensions of the Hartelius loket,too.
Unfortunately the attached picture (harteliusloket1-w-msmnts.jpg)
is empty (does not contain anything).
Could you please send me the picture again?
Thank you very much!
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