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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.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Bier-Kühlwagen Roof and brakeman cabin (3)

The roof will be hinged and can be flipped open to get to the driving tools inside the wagon. For the brakeman cabin this presents a problem. When the total roof has to be opened, the cabin would get in the way.
I therefore opted for a separate end piece, on which the brakeman cabin is fixed. The separation line is the where the extra insulation roof ends; just in font of the cabin.  

A small piece of roof was made on the same method as the roof itself.... 

...but only two cross members are used. 

To give the side some impact protection, an aluminium angle profile is glued at the sides. 

Almost all the parallel clamps in use; together with a steel strip, to keep the edge as straight as possible.
But wood and glue; there is still some deformation. 

For the brakeman cabin (Bremershaus) I bought a drawing from 
Zander Heba.  A great source for very detailed works drawings.

A full scale drawing can be obtained by Zander Heba.  


The body of the brakeman cabin is cut from 4 mm MDF plate. This was done with the jigsaw and file.

Aluminium 15 x 15 x 2 mm profile is glued and screwed, to give this 'inner' body strength. This will be cladded with individual pine planks.   

For transport and storage of the wagon, I decided to make the brakeman cabin detachable from the wagon. A clip will 'catch' the cabin. 

On the wagon it is slides in these clips, positioning and holding the cabin bottom on the wagon. 

The individual planks make it possible to get the direction of the grain of the wood right, as on the real wagon.  

The front of will be later on glued on the separate roof part. 

The complete cabin, without doors and windows of course, but already with the rounded top corners of the door. 

A test fitting on the wagon.