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Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Bernd » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:40 pm

In one of the other forums I belong to a member posted this video of a Ukrainian logging operation. I'm fascinated by the small two truck diesel engine used. I see that it is a mechanical drive. Some where down the line I'd like to build a TT scale model, not narrow gauge but standard gauge. It will be strictly a freelance model based on the green engine in the video. I like the music too.



Here's another, a winter operation.



After watching those two I came across this one. The engines look the same except for the flatbed version. Again, models I'd like to build in TT scale for my to be lumber operation.



Some interesting railroading in the eastern part of Europe.

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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Arseny » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:43 am

These are Ukrainian folk songs.
My wife (she is Ukrainian) came running from the kitchen and asked: "What are you listening here?!" :lol:

This is Vygoda (Vygodskaya) narrow gauge railroad in Western Ukraine. As I know, for today it is used mostly for passenger service ("Carpathian tram"), log lines are mostly abandoned.
It was built in 1890s (this territory belonged to Austria-Hungary at that period).
After the WWII it was extended and expanded. Article in Wikipedia (in Russian; German and Ukrainian versions also available):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%8B%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D1%83%D0%B7%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B9%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B0

Some photos and info (in Russian):
http://narrow.parovoz.com/emb/?PRINT&ID=2589

As concerns diesel engine - I beleive it is TU4 diesel locomotive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TU4_diesel_locomotive
Also they use TU7 and TU8 locomotives:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TU7_diesel_locomotive
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TU8_diesel_locomotive
and TU8G (locomotive with crane, for freight service): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TU8G

TU7 and TU8 locomotives are still in production

BTW, there is a model of TU4 locomotive in TTm (1:120 scale, 9mm gauge) made by Russian modeller Anton (Anthony) Hodakov:
http://12mm.ru/viewcard.php?id=62!61!73!65!2f!74!65!70!6c!6f!76!6f!7a!2f!74!65!70!6c!6f!76!6f!7a!2d!74!75!34!2f
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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Arseny » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:54 am

BTW, sometimes ago they used narrow gauge rail car MD54-2
Maybe you can model it using Auhagen 41705 and Russian T-74 tractor

MD54-2-003.jpg


Look here:
http://forum.tt-hobby.ru/showthread.php/1392-%D0%9C%D0%94-54-2
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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Bernd » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:16 am

Thanks for the extra information Arseny.

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Re: Small Engines

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:09 pm

I like the one posted online a few years ago of a small electric engine that made contact with the overhead wire by the operator holding up a sick with a wire connected to the motor.Might have been a Russian or Eastern Europe operation....DaveB
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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Bernd » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:17 pm

Arseny,

Nice links. Wish I could read them, but the pictures is all I needed.

Dave,

I remember seeing that one too. I tried looking for it. No luck.

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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Arseny » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:56 pm

Bernd wrote:Arseny,
Nice links. Wish I could read them, but the pictures is all I needed.


Try to use Google Translator to get common sense. If you need some info or translation for some page, feel free to ask me.

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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Bernd » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:08 pm

Thanks Arseny. I can understand from some of the pictures and knowing a bit of history of that area through the years that life is not that easy in those parts of Europe. I get great enjoyment of watching those videos.

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Re: Small Engines

Postby j p » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:I like the one posted online a few years ago of a small electric engine that made contact with the overhead wire by the operator holding up a sick with a wire connected to the motor.Might have been a Russian or Eastern Europe operation....DaveB


Was it the lignite mine in Albania?
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Re: Small Deisel Powered Engines

Postby Bernd » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:35 am

Yup, that's the one I remember.

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