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Re: sd40

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:51 pm

Aha, that's where the 79 Euro wagon comes from (from the Iris Creek "Haggis" topic ;) ). I'm looking forward to the completed model! I am NOT looking forward to the price.....
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Re: sd40

Postby Zs12 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Yep, we will see. :)

Much more pictures and the last state of work are visible on the german TT-board here.
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Re: sd40

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:43 pm

lüTTe wrote:Much more pictures and the last state of work are visible on the german TT-board here.


If anyone here is not able to see the pics (you have to be registered to see pictures) let me know and I will contact the appropriate parties to see if I can post the pics here.
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Re: sd40

Postby scaro » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:41 am

lüTTe wrote:If there should be someone still interested: http://www.artanddetail.de/.


Very nice work, particularly the spoked wheels. I'm not able to work out the diameter, is it 8.33mm or 8.05mm ?

I would love to see the pictures, if possible.

I do think as per ConnRiver's post earlier in this thread, that a simple drive and gear train that can be adjusted for length, for your more-or-less standard wheelbases for US bogies, would be a very useful thing. Particularly if TT's niche is to be a scale for scratchbuilding and for those who want to model the interesting one-offs that other scales just don't do. (And let's face it, if you're in TT, you are into one-offs by default.)

The US is lucky in that there's far less variation in trucks than the UK, where every class of diesel seemed to have its own peculiar wheelbase. Only three are needed. An 8' wheelbase B truck for switchers, something between a 9' - 9'4" wheelbase B truck for roadswitchers and a 13'7" C truck for E units, SDs, six axle GEs and some Alco Centuries. The 8' B and 13'7" C wheelbase trucks would have uses overseas too; most export GMs come on one of these wheelbases or something close to it. (The 9' Blomberg isn't popular overeas as track generally isn't as heavy as in North America.) Some ability to adjust outer axles of a C truck inwards for asymmetrical trucks as used under some Alcos, FMs and GEs might be a nice feature. The thing that might sink it is that a fair % of current TTers seem averse to scratchbuilding or kits, so the market in TT alone might not be sufficient; I note Mr Hollywood Foundry specialises in a number of scales, not just TT.

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