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.


Sunday, 31 May 2015

Dutch Scale Seven Group report nr. 18

Dutch Scale Seven Group report May 2015.

In the last weekend of February, Ton Trip and I were at the 2 day’s model railway show in Herwen, where Ton set up his “Tripton at Sea” railway. On Saturday, we operated the layout with his engines A Pannier tank and a Metro Class and on Sunday, I took some wagons and my GWR 0-6-0 Saddletank and GWR 0-6-0 Dean Good to let them run at the layout. My Dean Goods made its maiden trip on this fine detailed layout too. The engine ran really well as it comes complete with ESU DCC Sound decoder, inside motion, and ABC gears. The chosen 1900 colour scheme looks very realistic. The Saddle tank also gave a great performance. At the show, we promoted the ScaleSeven standards and way of modelling, which resulted in interesting discussions around the model railway and the ScaleSeven models.

Sunday at the Herwen Show in the Netherlands Cor's locos at work on Ton Trip's layout Tripton.
GWR Dean Goods cab details.
Last month I finished a GWR “Tadpole”, which is a very fine wagon with 3 axles and a outside break compensation system. A WEP models kit was used and I added more details. In order to do that, I mounted CPL buffers and couplings and put the vacuum and steam pipes under the frame. The spring hangers are modified and parts of CPL springs are used to get the correct detail. By the doors I mounted small chains for a more realistic look. These are so small, you need a magnifier to mount them.

Cor's 'Tadpole' fish truck built from a WEP kit with extra embellishments.
The GWR “Scorpion” is also finished.  This model is built with a D&S kit as the base but a lot of details are added. There is a good picture of the real wagon which we used as a guide.
I made some extra parts of brass and added extra details to the break system. Steam and vacuum pipes are completed under the frame so the frame is packed to show great resemblance to the life size model.

The complete building proces at Building a 'Scorpion'

A close-up of Cor's 'Scorpion' open carriage truck built from a D&S kit.

Cor's  'Scorpion' doing what is was build to do ...
GWR 'Scorpion'  ready to take a load.
Next job will be the GWR 2-4-0 “Stella”  class. This engine will be build as it looks in 1900 - 1910. I am waiting for the extended driving axles because the Slater’s are too short for ScaleSeven.
We hope to get an other opportunity to promote ScaleSeven in the Netherlands. Perhaps at the end of the year in October Ton will setup his ScaleSeven layout in Sedan (France). When everything goes well I will go there to operate the “Tripton at Sea” layout and promote ScaleSeven again.
Activities for the coming months will include building points and tracks for the “Minehead 1900 -1910 “ railway. A face book page of the Dutch Scale Seven Group is online and reactions continue to come from modellers in different countries and I encourage you to take a look too.

For Facebook look at  DSSG Facebook page.

All pictures C de Jong.

Till next time, Cor