Gn15 on the cheap!

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Roberto
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Gn15 on the cheap!

Postby Roberto » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:13 am

I dont usually attempt to scratchbuild locos, preferring to run RTR oo gauge. However, my attention was drawn to an article in Railway Modeller on the modelling of a narrow gauge locomotive, using a oo gauge chassis , obviously running on oo 16.5mm track.
The locomotive body is built to approx. 1/22.5th scale.(where 1 inch(or 25.4mm) on the model is equal to 22.5 inches on the prototype), so that the oo gauge track represents a prototype track gauge of 15inches. i.e 16.5 / 25.4 X 22.5 = 14.6inches.
I have used the chassis from a Hornby "Caley" Pug , and the loco body is constructed from plastic card. The cab roof is a section of plastic cola bottle! The driver is from an accessory kit for 1/24th scale plastic model trucks.
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Ive also built a wagon,and flat truck in 1/22.5th scale from plastic card and wood, using the chassis from oo gauge trucks.
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Re: Gn15 on the cheap!

Postby Roberto » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Recently had a short break in North Wales, and was inspired to build a small layout for my scratchbuilt Gn15.
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Re: Gn15 on the cheap!

Postby Roberto » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:36 pm

Ive also built a carriage from cardboard and matchsticks. It fits over a OO Hornby carriage.
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Re: Gn15 on the cheap!

Postby Mountain » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:19 pm

Ooh. I really like this. Well done. I didnt notice your thread before. Keep going. You are doing well!
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.
Currently having a clear out of my 00 gauge items. See the "For sale" section.

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Re: Gn15 on the cheap!

Postby Mountain » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:20 pm

Roberto wrote:Ive also built a carriage from cardboard and matchsticks. It fits over a OO Hornby carriage.SAM_1519 (640x480).jpgSAM_1520 (640x480).jpg[attachment=0]SAM_1521


Also noticed it was in 2012. Is your little railway still running?
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.
Currently having a clear out of my 00 gauge items. See the "For sale" section.


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