A new Utility Wagon for the Kraehwinkel Museum

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A new Utility Wagon for the Kraehwinkel Museum

Postby KEG » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:49 am

The Kraehwinkel Eisenbahn Gesellschaft (KEG) succeeded in aquiring a new wagon for the purposes of the local museum


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When touring in bad weather condition, the load in the shelves is covered by tarpaulin curtains.

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Five of these wagons parked side by side take up as much room as a standard overseas container. That is, why I mounted some loops to the roof. It can be lifted on board of a boat or a standard gauge railway wagon by a yard crane.


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The idea for this wagon started, like many stories today, in one of the internet forums http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?p=263071&highlight=gem%FCsewagen#263071
Mad Gerald and Michael S. were discussing the possibillities of a larger Gn15 wagon, suitable to transport crates with fruit or vegetable directly from the fields to the consumer.

Last weekend, at the meeting of some of the Kreativmeilen members, I happened to get my hands on one of the first lasercut testsamples made from plastic (Acrylic) Found some glue and assembled it.

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The basic flat car is approx 45 x 95 mm. It runs on Hornby 14,1 mm wheels. I can imagine, this design is suitable for many more transport purposes.

Before mounting the ends, I glued some planks to the outside and the inside. In this case Jim´s Printable Minis were used.
http://www.printmini.com/printables/wpf/flooring.shtml

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The final assembly was more or less straight forward and archieved in less than an hour.

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The new loco drivers, Russ & Gus, can´t wait to start their Jenbach Diesel (A Oliver Zoffi Laser design) to haul the new wagon across the Kraehwinkle track:

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Meanwhile the prototype design has been worked over and is available at Michael Saettler´s Laser-Gang-Shop.

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Postby michael » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:52 am

Great Pics Juergen, you do seem to have a lot of fun.
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:21 am

:lol: :lol: You definitely are having way too much fun
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:34 am

The printie wagon ends look really effective 8)

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Re: A new Utility Wagon for the Kraehwinkel Museum

Postby Dallas_M » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:56 am

KEG wrote:Image
Juergen


Hi Juergen --

I like the design of the shelf wagons ... quite handy and great for varying loads ...

Also quite amused by the face in the cave wall in this photo ... or maybe I've stayed up too late? :shock: :lol:
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Postby KEG » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:39 am

Hi,

Don´t worry. It is only the world famous Sphinx of Kraehwinkel,
one of the local tourists attracctions.

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Folks from the remotest corners of the Universe come around to see it. They say, it looks much better than the copy they built in Egypt a few thounsand years later.

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Postby mad gerald » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:25 pm

... just for comparison - this is the other, my more modern version I developed, scratchbuilt and "handcut" from styrene:

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Wheels and chassis I took from a Fleischmann MT wagon, the chassis had to be shortened, was cut through in the middle and glued together with the ends towards each other ...

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Postby dana » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:44 am

with corogated sheet metal you have a modern version mk 2 too.
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Postby KEG » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:16 am

A rounded or gabled corrugated roof, as sometimes seen on Australian bush trams, might look better than a flat one.

Mr. Firestone came along with his NELLIE last night to have a closer look:

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He says, the vegetable wagon might be suitable for an Early Milk Train, but needs a Roof Garden.

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Postby dana » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:35 am

or board/ski wagon for winter resort , just saw a us train mag where theres a ski resort back east that has a 15 inch line , march issue.

didnt some art galleries house there art stuff in quarrys in ww2 in uk . a web site called under ground citys has some info on this but im sure this topic has come up before
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Postby KEG » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 pm

Hi,

The paintings in my museum are a bit too large for my little vegetable wagon. But maybe the KEG can rent it to tourist. Gn15 Bed & Breakfast:

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Must have a look, if I find my RB dining cars again:

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Postby KEG » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:37 pm

Well, four years after it appeared here, it now showed up in a German forum http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=921&sid=a14db717dd2183b16824dda99b246074

A neighbour gave me a second kit, which he bought somewhere in the net.

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Postby demaine22 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:07 am

I like your vegetable loads KEG, where to they come from?

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Postby KEG » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Difficult to say. The bright green crate was made by Siku many years ago. some are probably from Muella models, USA.

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I made simple Latex rubber molds to make my my own plaster copies.

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The pale round fruits in the middle section of the wagon are actually skulls from the Fantasy table top gamers. One of my subtle jokes.

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Postby demaine22 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:27 am

Great info, thanks KEG :)

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Postby KEG » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:49 am

Winter returned to Kraehwinkel over night again.

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The small Decade is working its way through the snow with the two fruit wagons.

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