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SACM Electric Overhead Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:04 am

…Hi, i am currently scratchbuilding two French SACM 600mm narrow gauge electric locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale. This type of loco were often used in tunnel construction in France.
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Postby End2end » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:12 am

Interesting project there Renovator. Looking forward to seeing more. :)
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:42 am

That looks extremely professional, and such clean soldering.

Are the parts hand- or machine-finished?

Looking forward to the continuation.

PS: How many rivets will there be?!

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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:31 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:That looks extremely professional, and such clean soldering.

Are the parts hand- or machine-finished?

Looking forward to the continuation.

PS: How many rivets will there be?!

Hi, thanks. All the parts are hand filed.
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Mountain » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:50 pm

Nice. Nice and solid.

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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:49 pm

Mountain wrote:Nice. Nice and solid.

Yes, The real locomotives were heavy for their size but this is needed when there is a trolley with overhang and the fact that the trolley is also pushing upwards against the wire, so, not one for CSB suspension.
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Daniel » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:53 pm

Hi Reno,

I understood you said you would start a thread but not so fast...But, o.k., I discovered just now and here I am.

Must give a tremendous realistic feeling to handle such heavy construction.
I see you really love what you are doing and the scale gives you plenty of room for enjoying it.

Great to see your work.
I follow this thread now.

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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:46 am

Daniel wrote:Hi Reno,

I understood you said you would start a thread but not so fast...But, o.k., I discovered just now and here I am.

Must give a tremendous realistic feeling to handle such heavy construction.
I see you really love what you are doing and the scale gives you plenty of room for enjoying it.

Great to see your work.
I follow this thread now.

Oh, yes: you and all a happy new NOW.

Daniel

Hi Daniel. Thanks and a happy new year to you and all too. The work on the locos are progressing slowly but surely even though i spent six hours working on them yesterday and more than likely the same today. I am following your thread as well. Cheers, Colin
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Daniel » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:24 am

Good morning Colin

Daniel[/quote]
Hi Daniel. The work on the locos are progressing slowly but surely even though i spent six hours working on them yesterday and more than likely the same today. I am following your thread as well. Cheers, Colin[/quote]

Of course you did and of course you will also today: I can imagine that huge little loco has stolen your heart and won't let you go until is done!

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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:07 pm

...bit of fun, not too realistic but at least he is to scale...
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Daniel » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:00 pm

Do you mean the brasswork or the blacksmith with the 'locoshoe' ? :)



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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:16 pm

Daniel wrote:Do you mean the brasswork or the blacksmith with the 'locoshoe' ? :)



Daniel

...Both, complete with horseshoe, i may just put a moustache on him though...
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Daniel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:23 am

Well, Colin, your extremely refined brasswork I know adn is far beyond my reach. That is not niew to me. But... your sculpting skils are something different and I would like to learn about. From how you made the figure (wire skeleton ? +++??? and so on.) to how did you got such smooth surfaces.


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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Renovater » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:44 am

Daniel wrote:Well, Colin, your extremely refined brasswork I know adn is far beyond my reach. That is not niew to me. But... your sculpting skils are something different and I would like to learn about. From how you made the figure (wire skeleton ? +++??? and so on.) to how did you got such smooth surfaces.


Daniel

....When the time is ready i will have figures done in 3D for the drivers and workers, the figure above just happened to be on a shelf above me when i was taking the photo of the build so for amusement i thought i would put him in it. I think he came from a farming range sold in shops here in France, i bought him some years ago because he came out at the right scale and height for a French worker of 1905 in 1/20 so very handy for perspective...he was also handy for holding up the side of the loco..

EDIT; I will be moving all my images to another image hosting site...
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Re: SACM Trolley Locomotives from 1905 in 1/20 scale....

Postby Daniel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:32 am

Oh... I see.
Don't worry, I'll wait. :D

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