Backer & Rueb RTM Steamtram loco

Henri

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I'm preparing the build of a Dutch made steamtram, made by Backer & Rueb from Breda. The RTM had a couple of these running around.

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The Stainz I got this week is the 'blank canvas'.

Now looking for plasticard sources.

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Good luck with the project Henri. I look forward to seeing the outcome.
 
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A good start !
 
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Look forward to seeing how it develops, Henri
 
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A member from another forum will send me some blueprints. Wonderful how we help each other in this hobby!
 
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If someone has a spare straight chimney...

Will trade for à broad one?
 
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If someone has a spare straight chimney...

Will trade for à broad one?
I'll look forward to seeing your posts on this it looks an interesting project
 
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Very Interesting !!!
 
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If someone has a spare straight chimney...

Will trade for à broad one?
Now, if someone has good forum search tactics..
Graham converted a 'balloon stack' to straight, and posted on the Forum..


You cut / snip the bowl off, then spin it in a drill, whilst using a file, to finish off..
 
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Now, if someone has good forum search tactics..
Graham converted a 'balloon stack' to straight, and posted on the Forum..


You cut / snip the bowl off, then spin it in a drill, whilst using a file, to finish off..
You don't have to use the drill, just trip it off and gentle use of sandpaper and a few smears of filler works well,

I've done 2 so far, as I much prefer the look of a straight stack loco

Dan
 
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Isn't this the same tram that the dutch crew are producing in live steam 1/32nd?


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Yup, that is an almost identical twin! I do see some differences, like the number of doors and the tubing on the roof for example. This loco is a bit of a mystery as no real one survived and there are no original drawings. Althoug I got some very interesting ones dating 1898, adressed to the RTM! WoW!
 
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You don't have to use the drill, just trip it off and gentle use of sandpaper and a few smears of filler works well,

I've done 2 so far, as I much prefer the look of a straight stack loco

Dan
I havent looked closely yet, but the hole seems to be wider in diameter than the smaller diameter chimney.
 
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Yup, that is an almost identical twin! I do see some differences, like the number of doors and the tubing on the roof for example. This loco is a bit of a mystery as no real one survived and there are no original drawings. Althoug I got some very interesting ones dating 1898, adressed to the RTM! WoW!
Some pics of a book sent, should help I hooe.
JonD
 
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The blueprints. And that date ain't 1998...

The Fiery Elias and the Stainz have the correct wheelbase for this project. The width is also correct, the Stainz chassis is only one cm too long. A good start!

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Years ago I took a set of pictures of Sylvolde when she was at Utrecht for a friend who was interested in the Geldersche tramways. Sadly he never built a model as he would have preferred the RTM tram for G scale, so I wish you well and look forward to seeing your model progress.
 
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The blueprints. And that date ain't 1998...

The Fiery Elias and the Stainz have the correct wheelbase for this project. The width is also correct, the Stainz chassis is only one cm too long. A good start!

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Henri,
Now that you have the blueprints are you able to copy them with a photo please, would love to see the official one.
JonD