Tinplate fun

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Tinplate fun

Postby Paul S » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:36 am

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! ;)

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-


An original 50’s loco, battery version and on the right the later plastic bodied loco.
ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-

Diesel and skips
ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-


A short video of them running.
https://youtu.be/3m9ROzeMPqY
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Re: Tinplate fun

Postby Paul S » Sun May 17, 2020 8:25 am

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

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-

ImageBillerbahn by -salisburyASC-
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Re: Tinplate fun

Postby Mike Thomas » Sun May 17, 2020 10:11 pm

Definitely something about that tinplate stuff B-)
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Tinplate fun

Postby Paul S » Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 pm

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Re: Tinplate fun

Postby Paul S » Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 pm

some of it is Fama stock but no idea if the Krok was scratchbuilt.
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Re: Tinplate fun

Postby Richard J » Sun May 17, 2020 11:50 pm

Thanks Paul for sharing some wonderful pictures.

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