The Ochsenwaldbahn II, it all starts again.

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Nice rollups, fart oo clean though.
Didn't Mel kick off the idea of using these carriers? After the Leek, of course.
There was a guy - James ?? - who scratch built one. The L&M ones are very different in design (same idea) - but now you come to mention it, I'm wondering of old Turbutt did something along those lines ................. :think::think::think::think:
 
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There was a guy - James ?? - who scratch built one. The L&M ones are very different in design (same idea) - but now you come to mention it, I'm wondering of old Turbutt did something along those lines ................. :think::think::think::think:
Yes it was James, he did an interesting Coupling idea that I copied on my scratch ones. Problem with mine being made of Plasticard they were a little light and somewhat unstable.
 
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They come with three connection bars Jon. Two are plain with small holes for a pin at each end,and one has a hole and the fancy bit which hangs on a LGB hook. Easily amendable with a bit of wire or something and the ends are held on to the tube with a tiny screw - so easy to remove. The middle portion (the brake and air cylinders) are metal and the whole unit is fairly heavy.
 
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They come with three connection bars Jon. Two are plain with small holes for a pin at each end,and one has a hole and the fancy bit which hangs on a LGB hook. Easily amendable with a bit of wire or something and the ends are held on to the tube with a tiny screw - so easy to remove. The middle portion (the brake and air cylinders are metal and the whole unit is fairly heavy.
Thanks Alan, being as these are new kids on the block as it were could you do a brutal close up shot of the coupling please some time. A review would be nice as well if you can find the time.
 
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I'll do a bit of a review over the weekend.
 
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There was a guy - James ?? - who scratch built one. The L&M ones are very different in design (same idea) - but now you come to mention it, I'm wondering of old Turbutt did something along those lines ................. :think::think::think::think:
Mike made one as well.
 
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The first open day on the rebuilt line. I didn't get many piccys as being the host took most of my time.
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Things are looking as hot and dry there as they are here! Hope your open day was successful!

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21 coaches on - no problem

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How do you manage that? ...
 
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Ground work Mike. Get it even.
 
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Its a heritage line Phil.!:D
 
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Its a heritage line Phil.!
In which case....
A kn*ck*rr*d piece of stock, halfway down the formation would pull apart like a cracker!
:eek::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Seriously though.. Very impressive, but probably not a good idea for the longevity of your 2-10-2?
Shows what decent level track, and sweeping curves will let you do.
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It didn't run for long like that. Maybe 15 minutes. But still running happily with a dozen on.



 
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It didn't run for long like that. Maybe 15 minutes. But still running happily with a dozen on.

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It's a 2-10-2 for goodness sake, 21 shouldn't harm it - OK not prototypical but the line doesn't have prototypical grades.

Nice work :clap::clap:
 
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It might be.. But you try pushing / pulling a formation like that by hand.

Still relies on the contact area of a couple of brass worms, and plastics gears.

LGB loco's may be bomb-proof but it does depend on just how big the bomb is! :giggle::giggle::giggle:
 
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We have the technology Phil. :wondering:
 
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It might be.. But you try pushing / pulling a formation like that by hand.

Still relies on the contact area of a couple of brass worms, and plastics gears.

LGB loco's may be bomb-proof but it does depend on just how big the bomb is! :giggle::giggle::giggle:
Yep, true, there's some weight there, but the damage to the gear train is usually from violent stopping and starting - or stuttering. Nice smooth take-off and stopping shouldn't present a problem ................................


................... in theory :worried::worried: