Trams made in Wuppertal / G scale

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Today the tram was upgraded electrically so that it can now supply trailers with electricity via the mechanical and electrical magnetic coupling.
All of my trams are still being retrofitted in this way.
Be nice to see some close up pics of how the power coupling arrangements work.
 

schienenkönig

I'm a tram enthusiast and have made trams Scale G
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Here is the answer on how I built the electrical supply between the trams.
I drive digitally and that makes it a little easier.
All power and sidecars have an A and B side. That means all cables in the direction of travel go to the brass coupling on the right. All cables on the left go to the electrical magnetic coupling.
All trailers without brake lights are connected to the rail power in this way. A function decoder is also installed in trailers with brake lights.
I hope I could help a little.


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Latest (Corona) project Ksw trailer 532. It needs some passengers and handrails inside the car under the roof and a hand line for the outside bell.
 
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schienenkönig

I'm a tram enthusiast and have made trams Scale G
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My workroom is currently the coolest room where I can be.
I am currently working on two tram trailers. Both are made for my friends. One will be a Hagen tram trailer and the other one will be a Wuppertal trailer. The Hagener has to be repainted and rebuilt. The front sections get new brake and taillights. He also gets a function decoder. The decoder is built into the Ksw trailer for Wuppertal. Unfortunately I made a mistake. The distance between the rail and the body is too great. I have to get about 4/5 mm deeper.

Peter
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The former modell was a freelance museum tram. So it was labeled and painted.
I put two conductors' bells on the roof.


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I removed the advertisement and the lettering.

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Fortunately, I got the right front parts for this car and my friend Wilfried adapted them.


At the same time, I continued to work on the Ksw trailer. He got a decoder and couplings.
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The decoder is built into the Ksw trailer for Wuppertal. Unfortunately I made a mistake. The distance between the rail and the body is too great. I have to get about 4/5 mm deeper.

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Break- and Backligths are installed.

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The decoder is built into the Ksw trailer for Wuppertal. Unfortunately I made a mistake. The distance between the rail and the body is too great. I have to get about 4/5 mm deeper.

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In the original, the trailer is also deeper than the tram cars.

Peter
 

schienenkönig

I'm a tram enthusiast and have made trams Scale G
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News from Wuppertal.
Naerly finished a Hagen Tram for a friend .
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HAnd my other friend who is workling with my help on his newest project. He allready had a frelance tram and labeld them as Wuppertal trams. But now after he made a new trailer he wants to use ist with them. A little shock occures. The coulours on the freelance trams whre different. He decidet first to scratch the coat off. We do have only photos of that tram and trailer from books. So I pushed my friend to make them more realistic. Made some drawings and a small shop made lasercuts for the things I wanted.
Her are the first results:
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For this trailer he wants a new tram.
And that is the set, what will be converted.

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The platform will be changed.
In the afternoon we will work on it again

Peter
 
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I really like that trailer
 

schienenkönig

I'm a tram enthusiast and have made trams Scale G
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Hello David.
yes, all these 3 trams are original Lgb trams. We had here in Wuppertal similar ones. The problem is that we don't have any measurements. Only some photos out of books,
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Also this two trams are original LGB trams. First one is a work tram 641. The further up my friend is makin is ghe same tram, when it was in passenger srevice. The second one is a passenger tram, we had only the dimensions of the distance between the axle. The seond one has front sections, what Wuppertal tram depot Heckinghausen build on their own. So that front was called Heckinghauser Front.

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This is the old version of the trams above. My friend WIlfried had numbered them like existing Wuppertal trams. So now it is better, when they get a more original look.

Peter
 
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schienenkönig

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Yesterday we had a day of driving. 4 friends drove the trams. We had lots of fun. Later there was coffee and cake. The Hagen tram set also drove a test drive for the first time. Unfortunately, the train did not make an S-curve. The two wagons levered themselves off the track. The coupling receptacle was expanded with a file. Now the train drives over the R 2 tracks without any problems. Tomorrow the couolings will be adjusted so that he can also drive through R1 curves.
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Peter
 
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Yesterday we had a day of driving. 4 friends drove the trams. We had lots of fun. Later there was coffee and cake. The Hagen tram set also drove a test drive for the first time. Unfortunately, the train did not make an S-curve. The two wagons levered themselves off the track. The coupling receptacle was expanded with a file. Now the train drives over the R 2 tracks without any problems. Tomorrow the clutches will be adjusted so that he can also drive through R1 curves.
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Peter
Peter,

Very nice to see your models and look with envy at your line.

Can you please tell me where you got the drawings for the cream livery trams, thank you?

David
 
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DafyddElvy

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Work tram, Atw 751 made its first attempts. It was just a first analog test. For better power consumption, it got two H0 pick up shoes, from old a Märklin rail buses. Do you have a better idea?

http://www.schwebebahn-wtal.de/modell/2020-atw-751/atw-751-testfahrt.mp4
And sorry again. Radio in the background.

I painted the new floor unit. Now I am going to install the cabling for the decoder.
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Peter
Peter,

Can you please send me a link for Albert coupling from Rs.modelle, when I look on line I cant find the company it just refers me to audi cars, thank you?

David
 
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schienenkönig

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Hello David, you had some questions. The creme tram set was made in resin. But there is also a kit from Semmelbahn,

the long work tram 751 has got two motors, we call them tandem drive. I orderd them at Ed's Garten Bahn.
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Aufbauwagen.jpg I do not have a drawing for the creme tram , but here is a similar one. This trams are called Aufbauwagen and different cities had them.

Peter
 

DafyddElvy

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Hello David, you had some questions. The creme tram set was made in resin. But there is also a kit from Semmelbahn,

the long work tram 751 has got two motors, we call them tandem drive. I orderd them at Ed's Garten Bahn.
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View attachment 291117 I do not have a drawing for the creme tram , but here is a similar one. This trams are called Aufbauwagen and different cities had them.

Peter
Peter,

Thank you for the drawing and links, I think I am going to need a bigger house and bigger garden for all the models I want to build once I have finished converting the Bachmann models I have.

Semmelbahn has some very useful links on his web site which will help, thanks.


David