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Live steam model on 7¼" gauge of the Württembergische T3 no 924

Welcome to this blog. It will inform you about the progress of designing and building miniature live steam, coal fired locomotives for passenger hauling. Currently I'm working on a 7¼" gauge, scale 1:8, German T3 steam locomotive.

In 2006 I started this new project. This is a small 0-6-0 branch line locomotive of the German KWStE (Königlich Württembergischen Staatseisenbahnen) origin with outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear. The loco is about 1.10 metre long and will weigh approx. 100 kg.

On the left you'll find the index where you can browse through the different articles and on the right you'll find all the extra's. On the top tabs you'll find a brief description of my other locos.

Enjoy this site. Erik-Jan Stroetinga. The Netherlands. Europe.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Driving the locomotives

Not much model engineering lately, due to some home improvements that had to be done. But there were some driving days at tracks in the Netherlands. 
Here some photos from these events in Groningen and Den Haag.

Driving a Stroudley Terrier on 5" gauge. Very nice loco

The 14xx in steam

The 14xx, a tiny loco compared to a German Br64 (back) or the Dutch Railways 1100 (front). All are 5" gauge locos


These shots were taken at the end of May at the track of Nienoord,  Leek (Groningen)


Unloading the loco at the track of Stoomgroep West Zuiderpark Den Haag. Their open days were on 15 and 16 June 2019 . 

The T3 is dwarfed against the big GWR Penrhos Grange

But no problem to keep up with the bigger engines

Picking up a goods train





Entering the main station, passing under the signal gantry. The station is at the heart of this impressive layout



German loco, English Ale!


Glenn has an awkward driving position, but this gave him a nice viewpoint when driving.

Passing the signal box, entering the busy station.

Driving through the Zuiderpark; how lovely. 





A video of the event at Zuiderpark, made by Martin.