ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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Arseny
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ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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Came from Ebay...

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Let us open the box...
Although it was made in 1967 it is still like new. There is even a bottle of oil inside! NOT OPENED!

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Let us get it outside the box...
Very nice locomotive! The tender is connected simply by hook. No wires.

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It runs smoothly and quietly enough. The lights work.

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It is a little bit bigger than necessary (10-15%), if you put it side-by-side with a Gutzold's one.
But it is proportional and looks well.

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The flanges of wheels are very thick:

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So it can not go through even Zeuke turnouts (switches)! And of course Tillig's too:

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The flanges are approx. 1.7 mm wide!

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The coupler. It is incompatible with BTTB or Tillig.
But you can remove the part, put the BTTB coupler inside it and connect with a screw.

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From the bottom:

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the DB logo on the cabin:

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Re: ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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G'day,
Typical Rokal. It would appear nearly all their locos were 100/1. I have turned most of wheels to a thinner flange. They are quite large when side by side with BTTB and Tillig. rollingstock wheels can be obtained from http://www.das-service.de/Modmueller/

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Re: ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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yikes. those are wide flanges ... looks like it would need a lot of work on the wheels to negotiate any modern track or points. interesting what you say about the scale. i knew scale accuracy wasn't Rokal's strong point but 10-15% off is a lot. sounds like they were working closer to 3mm scale.
It run good on the modern rails, but ...until the first turnout on the way. :)
The simple decision: you can build a special line for ROKAL trains, without any turnouts/switches (and crosses, too).

Or I need a top-skilled turner to work on wheels...

As for scale - I am not a great criticaster or carper :)
Of course, the exact 1:120 model would be better, but this locomotive is nice too.
I use 1:100 automobiles, it seems to me that they are suitable.

The reason is the engine, I think. It is too big...

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Re: ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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The Fish wrote:G'day,
Typical Rokal. It would appear nearly all their locos were 100/1. I have turned most of wheels to a thinner flange. They are quite large when side by side with BTTB and Tillig. rollingstock wheels can be obtained from http://www.das-service.de/Modmueller/
Yes, it is a good thing for wagons. But what should I do with the LOCOMOTIVE?.. :problem:

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Re: ROKAL BR24 2-6-0

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G'day Ben,
No. Triang A1A deisel was used for a NSW 44 class. I am playing around with Triang Castle to make a 35 class steam.
regards
Ted

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