Friday, 6 September 2019

Dutch Scale Seven Group Newsletter 6 September 2019


At Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019 there will be a modelling show in Gangelt Germany.

More information at the website

At this show we will setup the 1:43,5 scale seven layout of Ton Trip "Tripton by the Sea"  this 9 meter (30 ft ) long  layout will in operation with rolling stock build by Ton Trip and Cor de Jong both promotors of the scale seven standards of modelling.

It's the first time this beautiful layout will presented in Germany. Scale seven is not a well-known way of modelling in Germany so we promote scale seven for the German gauge 0 friends. We have a broad collection of rolling stock engines, coaches and wagons to run at the layout. There is no timetable but we run while we are talking with the interested modellers.
Train with coaches arrives in the station. Foto CdJ.
The layout is designed for a point to point operation so trains arrive in the station and after shunting they leave in the opposite direction. A push pull train with an Auto coach is typical for a GWR branch line and will regular run with a Pannier tank engine. A GWR Dean Goods serve the goods trains with different wagons for coal, parcels, livestock, fish and so on.

GWR 0-6-0 Dean Goods. Foto CdJ.
It's interesting to see and feel the English way of modelling and operation.

Cor de Jong

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Dutch Scale Seven Group Newsletter 6 July 2019.

A small project I get on is the rebuild of my GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank 5775.

I build engine in 1994 using an Erik Underhill brass kit. My first build engine in 7mm.
This engine ran on several model shows and needed an upgrade to scale seven standards.
I dismantled the engine and found the power pickups where worn out. So a replace is needed. I removed the old Slater's fine scale wheels and axles to replace them for scale seven wheels and axles.
In his next live the engine will be DCC fitted to operate at my scale seven layout "Minehead".

GWR 0-6-0 Pannier 5775 working at my old Andoversford layout. Foto CdJ.

The beautiful scale seven wheels. Foto CdJ 
The  beautiful scale seven wheels supplied by the scale seven group included the crank pins are a eye catcher very fine and prototypical.

Scale seven wheels , axle and crankpin. Foto CdJ.

The 0-6-0 Pannier 5775 on her or his new wheels. Foto CdJ.
Details. Foto CdJ.
The worn out power pickups after many running hours at shows. Foto CdJ.

It's a nice job the refurbish your first build brass engine so he or she can run the following years at my scale seven layout "Minehead". 

Till next Cor.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Dutch Scale Seven Group Newsletter 11 december 2018


The 1:43,5 scale seven layout "Tripton by the Sea" build by Ton Trip will be showed in the Netherlands again.!

 At Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January 2019 this layout will be up and running at the:

Nederlandse Modelspoordagen
Locatie De "Broodfabriek"
Volmerlaan 12
2288CD te Rijswijk.

For more information visit the website Nederlandse Modelspoordagen.

At this show we will run scale seven engines, wagons, and coaches build by Ton Trip and Cor de Jong both members of the English  Scale Seven Group. The rolling stock is  to run at scale seven tracks with a correct scale gauge of 33.00 mm.
We can and like inform you how to use the scale seven standards when you want to build a layout or rolling stock.

"Tripton by the Sea" is the only 1:43,5 scale seven layout for exhibitions in the Netherlands.

GWR 0-6-0 Saddle tank with goods train. Foto CdJ.

GWR 0-6-0 Dean Goods with passenger train. Foto CdJ 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Dutch Scale Seven Group Newsletter 18 januari 2018

The G.W.R 2-4-0 3501 Class 
The 2-4-0 G.W.R broad gauge tender engine is build using a kit of the Broad Gauge Society. A very nice kit to build not complicated. The etchings are nickel silver and the castings brass. The wheels are in the S7 standard. I made the axles split to pick up power from the bearings. Use Slater's isolated horn blocks to get these horn blocks isolated from the frame. 

G.W.R 2-4-0T Broad Gauge 3501 Class. Foto CdJ. 
2-4-0T  G.W.R Stella Class. 
This engine is under construction and made progress. I need to finish the inside motion and make the engine run smooth.  There will be a sound decoder in the engine, for the synchronize of the sound  we will use a Hall device. Head and tail lamps with small led’s. Need to finish the working inside motion. The Dean 2500 Gallon tender in the original shape is almost finished. The wheels are S7 and the tender and engine axles are compensated.
G.W.R  2-4-0 Stella Class double frame and driving wheels. Foto CdJ

GWR 2500 Gallon Dean tender. Foto CdJ.
 Single Horse Wagonette.
For the scenery I build a Single Horse Wagonette usable for my S7 Minehead railway. This carriages where used to transport travelers to the hotels or so. A nice little kit bought from Parliamentary Trains. The kit is made of laser cut plastic parts. It fits very well but you need patience to finish the small but nice kit.  A horse man and horse made the coach complete. 

Till next Cor de Jong 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Dutch Scale Seven Group Newsletter 21 January 2016

In November there was a publication in the France Loco-Revue magazine of our performance at the Ramma show at Sedan (france).
Eight pages about the " Tripton at Sea " scale seven railway of Ton Trip where filled with beautiful pictures and an inspiring text. An include DVD showed a lot of model railway is operation and also the Tripton at Sea layout with running scale seven engines and stock build by Ton Trip and Cor de Jong both from the Netherlands.

Typical English houses build bij Ton.  Photo CdJ

Goods train hauled bij the 0-6-0 GWR Saddle tank. Photo CdJ.
GWR brakevan with external framing. Photo CdJ 
Next show will be in March the OnTrax show in Utrecht. This show will held in the Dutch National Railway Museum. We will set up the Tripton at Sea railway and operate for 3 days. 

Next project is to build the 2-4-0 GWR Stella class complete with inside motion.
This engine is complicated because the double frame construction and outside cranks for the coupling rods. The scale seven group supplied longer axles to fit in the frame. It will be a nice engine.

Inside motion under construction for the Stella Class. Foto CdJ.
 Till next,


Sunday, 4 October 2015

DSSG Extra Exhibition News. October 2015

Extra news at the RAMMA exhibition at SEDAN I wil show my last finished 1:43,5 S7 model of a Cowan Sheldon Railway brakedown crane.
This model is build from a D&S kit but I added extra details to make the model more complete.

Finshed model of the 15 tons Cowan Sheldon railway crane. Foto CdJ.

Mechanics of the crane. Foto CdJ 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

DSSG Exhibition News September 2015

At 10 and 11 October The Dutch Scale Seven Group will be present at the French Modelling Exhibition "RAMMA" at Sedan.

Ton Trip will set up his "Tripton at Sea " layout. Cor de Jong will set up a small Scale Seven information stand and build models. Some of Cor's models will run at the "Tripton at Sea " layout. 

At 17 October Cor will set up a Scale Seven information stand again at the Spoornul weekend in Zutphen. The 0 scale show in Zutphen will be held at 17 and 18 October in the Dalton College.

Little chain to secure the brake handle. Foto CdJ.