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 Post subject: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:36 am 
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I grew up running my Dad’s OO Hornby Dublo and friends O gauge tinplate railways, helping run them at shows too. So unsurprisingly I have a few O gauge bits and even some HO Marklin. A few years ago I came across Billerbahn Oe and managed to get a small collection together. I’ve now got six locos, most are clockwork but one battery powered one has crept in :)
Manufactured from the 50’s to late 70’s it just sounds great clattering along.

So I’ve made up some modules to run them on and they’ll have minimalist scenery too.
Wouldn’t a RhB version be wonderful? Imagine a clockwork Rhatia and Krok! ;)

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An original 50’s loco, battery version and on the right the later plastic bodied loco.
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Diesel and skips
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A short video of them running.
https://youtu.be/3m9ROzeMPqY

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 Post subject: Re: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:25 am 
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We’ve been having a monthly meet online with the WessexNGmodellers where we’ve run our layouts and had a sort of mini open day.
Yesterday I set up the Billerbahn for a few minutes of chaos and managed breakaways, crashes and general entertainment ;)

Anyway here’s a couple of videos and some pics.

https://youtu.be/3WgvwH3yGuA

https://youtu.be/2Awvtxjdn2o

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 Post subject: Re: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:11 pm 
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Definitely something about that tinplate stuff B-)
Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:12 am 
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I just wish they did some of these to go with it ;)

Image27/09/2019 Filisur to Bergün & RhB Bahnmuseum Bergün RhB009 by -salisburyASC-

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 Post subject: Re: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:12 am 
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some of it is Fama stock but no idea if the Krok was scratchbuilt.

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 Post subject: Re: Tinplate fun
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:50 am 
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Thanks Paul for sharing some wonderful pictures.

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