RTM M65 and ABP422 tram

Henri

Henri

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An upcoming project this winter is the combination of the M65 with an ABP422 coach. The M65 looks a lot like the famous M67 still in existence in the RTM museum collection, but differs on details, of which the only one sided cabin is the most obvious.
To have proper use for this locomotive, they mated the M65 to a coach in which also controls were added. Now this combination could be driven in both directions.

As the M67 is very famous and every modeller wants to have it, I want to build the M65 instead with accompanying ABP422.

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Motorization by an Otto which has almost correct wheelbase but exact wheel diameter.

My dad, a very experienced H0 modeller, insisted on making the correct boogie sidings. He has already finished one prototype which he will use to make a form to make duplicates.
Here he visited an uncle (one of his brothers) and you can tell by the tools around there is over 120 years of experience in this picture.

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Paul M

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Looking forward to reading about this Henri
 
dunnyrail

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Nice to have experienced help.
 
idlemarvel

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That's one great workshop! You are lucky to be able to share a hobby with your dad (and uncle presumably). My dad was into vintage (veteran?) cars, I wish I could have spent some time working with him on those but I lived 200 miles away and I had a family of 3 to bring up at the time. Now I have the time he's passed away, so I would say make the most of the time you have together.
 
Henri

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Some drawings in scale 1/22,5. The production of the boogies is in full swing. My dad is ahead of me!

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Henri

Henri

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The project got expanded. The coach is similar, almost 100% similar, to other coaches used by the RTM. I want to build two of them to go with the steam tram locomotive. A third one will be used in combination with the M65 engine. I want to start with the two coaches first and will open another thread for that.