Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:13 am

Both halves are finished but not glued together yet
Here are a few pictures of a quick test.
The cabin has a good fit on the Plymouth frame.

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The project is on hold because I'll be travelling for at least 3 months to Brasil in order to help a good friend of mine to upgrade the equipment in his brewery to a capacity of 1500 litres per batch.
I'll attend the Curitiba model railroad show early september, but I don't expect to see any TT scale layout down there.

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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:06 pm

When you have a chance it would be interesting to see the model next to some other model (in tt scale preferably) just to get an idea of its size.
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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:47 pm

Good suggestion ConducTTor, I'll post a few pictures of my TT scale engines next to my TTm steam tramway.
As I mentions I won't be able to post pictures untill the end of september.

So far I only have 2 TT engines: the Roco BR 80 and the Tillig T334 diesel engines.
I purchase those engines to evaluate the TT scale that is completely new to me. And I start to enjoy that scale.
As my TTm rolling stock is progressing nicely ( so far ) it gives me some practice and confidence for my next project : to replicate the vicinal bicabine steam tramway in HOm scale using one of those TT engines frame.

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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:19 am

I'm back home now and made some progress.
Just a couple of pictures to keep you informed of what's going on in my humble workshop.
The roof is completed, it was made by
1) gluing 3 Plastruct T shapes on a rectangular base

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2) curving the roof around a beer bottle using some string , then immersing it in some boiling water for 10 minutes Image

3) Gluing everything together

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Here is the result:

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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:06 pm

I'm always so impressed by you "styrene guys". Really freaking good work :)
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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Thank you ConducTTor for the kind words.
I procceded with the paint job and here is the result:

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I still has to build and install the smokestack and the lights. I'm waiting for my modelrailroad shop to get some Plastructs tubes.

Here is the original drawing of the type18 bicabine.
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There was 11 types of bicabine engines on the Belgian Vicinal railways
A total of 961 engines were built.

Blanc Misseron built several more ( under license ) in France.



As you requested, here are some pictures of the TTm bicabine next to my TT engines.
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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby LVG1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:16 am

It looks great! :thumbup:
I can't wait to see the finished model.
Do you plan anything for the interior?
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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm

Wow! It's even smaller than I imagined. Pretty cool :)

Do you plan a layout around it? It will be really interesting to see the models next to other things (trains, buildings, people, whatever) so the actual size becomes obvious.
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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:49 pm

Thank you LVG1 and ConducTTor for the kind comments.

LVG1: the motor is quite big so there is not much space for detailing.
I might add one part of the boiler and the smokestack will be connected to it.

ConducTTor: Of course I plan a small layout for it.
While being in Brazil last october I went to a model railroad show and foolishly told that next year I'll be there again with a layout. So I plan to build a shoebox layout for showing my Vicinal bicabine steam tramway.
The theme will be a brewery or a quarry.
In order to get a reference for the size I installed a TT scale Noch conductor in the cab:

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Last week I purchased 1 Roco HOe scale industrial diesel engine.
It runs nicely and It has 3 axles too . The frame looks like it has the right dimensions ( maybe a little too wide ) for having another bicabine shell scratchbuilt for it.
Here is a pic of that Roco engine:

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Re: Newbie, my Belgian Vicinal TTm rolling stock

Postby Biased turkey » Wed May 21, 2014 10:52 am

Some more ( slow ) progress,
I decided to build a modular shelf layout using Ikea furnitures.
The painting of the steam tramway is completed.
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Now, the tunnel ( see page 1 of this thread for the prototype )
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