At the Dutch 0 gauge weekend held last October in Zutphen we had a little stand with some scale seven model engines. Cor gave a demonstration with his GWR 0-6-0 Saddle tank which he had converted from fine scale into scale seven. In this major rebuild the loco also got a DCC decoder and working CPL head lights. We demonstrated a rebuild loco with an inside motion and a very smooth running at the test track. Ton came with his beautiful 517 Class and his Pannier. Both engines were finished and ready to run on his “Tripton at Sea” railway.
For the promotion of scale seven in the
the DSSG is invited to set up the promotion stand at Rail 2013 in Houten, a small
town near .
This exhibition will take place at 22, 23, and 24 February in the
Eurector-Expo-Center in Houten. At this exhibition the complete scale seven
layout “Tripton at Sea” will be shown for the first time fully in operation for
the public. Utrecht Ton Trip,
the proud owner of this layout, has finished his engines and wagons so he can
demonstrate a layout build using the scale seven standards. Cor will also
demonstrate his scale seven models at this layout such as the GWR 0-6-0 Saddle
tank with complete working inside motion. Ton’s GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank also has
a working inside motion. The Dutch modellers at the show are always interested
in our way of building models.
In our promotion stand we will show some models we are working on. GWR 0-6-0 Dean Goods, GWR 2-4-0 3500 Stella class under construction, Broad Gauge G.W.R 0-6-0 Armstrong Goods, a convertible engine and the beautiful BG Rover Class. Some wagons, BG coaches and the Cowan Sheldon railway crane. At the displays we will also put some Dutch wagons build by Cor in the scale seven standards. This is unusual in the
because all the Dutch 0 gauge modellers use fine scale standards. But we will
show that it’s also easy to build a finescale designed Dutch wagon kit in the
scale seven standards. Netherlands
In the last months we were busy with building some models.
The Minehead 1900 – 1910 railway is progressing slowly because of lack of time and the son of Cor who is building every Wednesday night at the Minehead railway was abroad for study during 10 weeks. But for this railway Cor build two Iron Minks and finished the Iron Cattle wagon. He also started to build two GWR Two Planks. For the Iron Minks and the Two Planks he used WEP kits and build all these wagons in the old version with grease bearings and a break on one side. The wagons are finished now and lettering is the last step to do in the coming weeks.
Cor also started to build the GWR 2-4-0 Stella class. For this model he bought the M. Finney kit complete with a
Gallon tender. An ABC gearbox with a Maxon motor will be
used as the power source to get a smooth and realistic running engine. The
wheels came from Slater’s and will be turned into scale seven standards by
Cor. He chose to build the roundtop
version with the S4 boiler and a complete working inside motion.
The broad gauge Kingswear railway is setup in the workshop of Cor to look at it and when there is more time make progress and finish some parts.
Some pictures of the Kingswear Broad Gauge Railway.
|View at the yard.|
|Unloading the wagens in the goods yard.|
Till next, Cor