Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby j p » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:31 pm

TiTan downunder wrote:That's going to take a few hours of your modelling time.

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Few weeks. It needs a new boiler if it is supposed to look like a Big Boy. I have a Revell HO-scale Big Boy for inspiration.
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:53 pm

j p wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:My vote for the most impressive locomotive in TT scale is the HP Products 4-6-6-4 Challenger.


HP Products 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is even more impressive than the Challenger, but I have not assembled it yet for a nice picture.
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I would agree that a Big Boy may be more impressive in real life than a Challenger, but a HP Challenger tend to run better on curves than a HP Big Boy can. Of course, that is my two cents.
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Richard-B » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 am

Here is what I consider 'Most Impressive'
T&NO-633 P-13_4-6-2_BobZeug.jpg
T&NO-633 - Bob Zeug
It is not that it is a huge prototype... but that this engine was HAND-BUILT on a kitchen table...
70 years ago!
It was written about in the September 1948 MR..
MR 1948-08Aug_p601_s.jpg
MR Sept 1948
...and featured on the cover in June 1950.
MR 1950-06Jun_cover_TT_T&NO_P-13.jpg
MR June 1950

I am proud to be the current custodian of this VERY early 'relic'.
This engine will go to the NMRA National Museum in Sacramento when my estate is settled....
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Surovi » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:19 am

Thanks all :thumbup:
I hope there will be more ideas.
The search is still active :grin:
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Sventton » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:51 am

What is the object of your search....are you looking to build or buy something? Zeuke (the original one) made Krokodil electric if I recall. Most people would consider that an impressive locomotive, and it is one you could probably find.
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Surovi » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:33 am

Both options are possible.
I`m searching for something that can be find :)
Kit or shell for mass produced model or final product.

I`m looking for steam or diesel because I don`t want to have electric without usable pantograph and that is toooo complicated for now.

Thanks!

Would be helpfull if I can have links or manufacturers/sellers.
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 am

Richard-B wrote:Here is what I consider 'Most Impressive'
T&NO-633 P-13_4-6-2_BobZeug.jpg
It is not that it is a huge prototype... but that this engine was HAND-BUILT on a kitchen table...
70 years ago!
It was written about in the September 1948 MR..
MR 1948-08Aug_p601_s.jpg
...and featured on the cover in June 1950.
MR 1950-06Jun_cover_TT_T&NO_P-13.jpg

I am proud to be the current custodian of this VERY early 'relic'.
This engine will go to the NMRA National Museum in Sacramento when my estate is settled....


I agree, that IS impressive!
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby areibel » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:10 pm

Richard-B wrote:Here is what I consider 'Most Impressive'
T&NO-633 P-13_4-6-2_BobZeug.jpg
It is not that it is a huge prototype... but that this engine was HAND-BUILT on a kitchen table...
70 years ago!

I'll agree with that one too! I've been doing a search for the one that appeared on the cover of MR in 1953 or 54, the gent that built it passed away in 1968 but I'm still looking for a relative that might have a box in their attic!
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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Bernd » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:03 pm

What's impressive about that 4-6-2 build is the manual lathe and file technique that is being shown in the picture. I bet many today don't even know what a pillar drill is. Also that alcohol blow lamp used for soldering. That was real modeling talent back then. From what I've seen on the many forums I'm on today is nothing but RTR equipment. Nobody knows how to scratch-build anymore.

That picture shows talent I wish I had.

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Re: Most impressive locomotives in TT scale

Postby Surovi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:11 pm

They are really impressive.
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Still, I'm looking for something I can buy (and keep my arm and leg :grin: ) or compile.
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