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Re: Canadian steamers from German models...

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:58 pm
by TheKnighTT
Tillig BR50 and BR52 use the same chassis, yes. The Tillig BR38 was designed to use the Wannentender of BR52. But I don't know if it's possible to use BR38 tenders directly on the BR50/52 chassis.
Two different tenders were used on the R3b and R3c, but I don't know if the short tenders were only used in yard service.

Re: Canadian steamers from German models...

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:03 pm
by Marquette
I have a hunch that the short tenders weren't used out on the mains, but I'll look around. I'll also see if I can't find a drawing of those, to see how they compare to the BR50/52 tenders.

Re: Canadian steamers from German models...

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:22 am
by MacG
Marquette wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:17 pm
How would you tackle powering the wheels of what are essentially freight car trucks?
Either you try to continue using the tender from Tillig and possibly stretch it or you look for powered trucks that have the appropriate axle spacing. For example, from the Tillig Desiro with about 16mm.

Extending a tender could be difficult since Tillig doesn't use bogies in the actual sense. They can only be rotated a little or not at all.
TheKnighTT wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:58 pm
... But I don't know if it's possible to use BR38 tenders directly on the BR50/52 chassis. ...
This doesn't fit directly because the BR 38 has the decoder in the locomotive. But it should be no problem to install everything in the tender and attach a pushrod between tender and locomotive.

Re: Canadian steamers from German models...

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:58 am
by TheKnighTT
If you only need the engine parts it´s probably cheapest to just order parts from Tillig for the CSD 555 (Tillig 02283)
BR52/Class 555 diagram and partshttps://www.tillig.com/dateien/Produkte ... _01_27.pdf

All available parts: https://www.tillig.com/dateien/Unterneh ... %20UVP.pdf

I didn´t check if they´re all available.