|View single post by Helmut|
|Posted: Tue Aug 11th, 2015 11:24 am||
after all that tracklaying I think it's time to reveal the reason for all that hurrying:
The one in the background carrying the flue on the smokestack. My good friend's son approached me in February and told me he'd like to choose designing and buildinga steam locomotive for his bachelor in mech. engineering's thesis. Whether I would like one? Oh, the price, I said but he made an offer I couldn't refuse ( still some dinero, but...)
Now, in August, it arrived and took the tracks under its own steam going up a 6.5% grade with the builder at the throttle:
In the upper reaches of the garden we had put down a rather hodge-podge temporary track with grades up to 10%, but it made it all the way up:
My friend, a Bundesbahn loco driving instructor, watches closely of course...
All yours with a head full of steam -