Whitcomb 65T centre cab

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Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by TiTan downunder » Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:23 am

OK moved this to a new topic
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Bigelov » Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:35 pm

Ooh, now I do like this one! I am a big fan of small things rather than large locos. There was a GE 44t photo etch kit a while back that would have been nice to get...

There was a variation of this model used on the Christmas Island phosphate railway (Which I was considering modeling). More closer resembling this one: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4274870

How are the bogie wheelbase and distance between bogies compared to the V100 model?
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:23 pm

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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:27 pm

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel134.html

A wide variety of them on this page, too.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by MacG » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:36 am

The V100 has a bogie wheelbase of 2,300mm and a distance between bogies of 7,000 mm.

https://www.v100-online.de/index.php?nav=1404153
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by TiTan downunder » Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:51 am

In accurate engineering talk - the truck wheelbase is a bit over ( size of one axle box ) and the truck centres bit under.
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Chassis frame length is a bit over, but removing the buffers and filing back until level with the steps would help reduce this.

Personally, I think it's a good candidate for a 3D printed body & new truck sideframes. Going the extra with the fuel and air tanks would complete the job.

A few comprises, but close enough to give a 70% to 80% accurate enough model considering the number the number of options us TT US modelers have to get a running loco without going to extremes of accuracy.

So, just leaves one question. Who's up for the challenge?

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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Marquette » Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:39 am

Given more accurate sideframes, yeah, looks close enough for me.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by MacG » Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:32 am

At Shapeways, there is a body in the H0 scale: http://shpws.me/OPxa
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Bigelov » Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:32 pm

I may have started doodling with this design...

Before getting too deep in drawing, what are the model dimensions we are working with?
  • Chassis length and width
  • Height, length and width of motor/pc board section that the body needs to fit over
It looks like the V100 is about 500mm higher than the Whitcomb, so that may affect things also.
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Re: Whitcomb 65T centre cab

Post by Carsten » Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:14 am

How about this one as base?
https://www.tillig.com/Produkte/produktinfo-02623.html
Currently not available, but sometime in new livery possible.

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