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 Posted: Sun Dec 30th, 2012 06:44 pm
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Hi,

I have just assembled the first parts of a Gn15 kit from 'Schomberg Models'
(originally called 'Brookville Winky') but couldn't wait to get it moving.

So I placed a single Li-Po cell into the scratch-built roof,
and put one of Davids 2.4 GHz Rx/ESC boards (DelTang Rx43d-3-v5)
and a switch into the frame.

It runs excellent.

I changed the PWM frequency from the standard setting of 700Hz to 60Hz,
what seems best to achieve lowest noise and fine crawl speed behaviour.

The drive unit comes from 'Halling', an Austrian model maker,
and gives the critter sufficient prototype speed (about 14 km/h - 1:22,5 scale),
with the 3.7 Volts of a single Li-Po cell.

I equipped the drive with a bit larger wheels (Hornby 14mm diameter),
as the original ones looked too small for this scale.

























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 Posted: Sun Dec 30th, 2012 08:13 pm
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Now, WINKY is just far out!

Wonderful job, I can't wait to see her all done.

Excellent work.

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BOO JAH ! Toeffelholm !

Cheers.

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Glad to see you back Juergen,

and to see some more of your work.


How is Theodor ?

And the saga ?


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Great Job !! 

I like that little engine a lot !

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Wul....

Juergen, Woodrow, fellers.


Very nice.... All underfloor or roof....

I get confused as to scale.... You are doing 'Gn15'


Seems the  Toeffelholm !  has another fellow using that name.... Two....??
Sorry for being a dunce....:dope:  Seems I asked  this same question.... Before 


I do like seeing your Posts.... Keep them coming.... I enjoy the motivation....




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Thank you guys for the nice comments.

 
I'm actually gluing the cab and motor detail parts on,

but most time I spend searching for fallen down small parts.



@Charley
I get confused by your confusing about scale.  :moose:

The Toeffelholm railways are basically modelled in 1:22.5

Not very strict, as I use 1:24 parts as well.


1:22.5 or 1:24 on 16.5mm track is commonly called Gn15,

Representing 15" gauge prototype track. (15"x2.54/22.5 = 16.9mm)


The railway line in Lungwai in the north of Toeffelholm, supporting a distillery,

is more thought to be built with the continental prototype gauge of 40cm provided by Decauville.

(Pure fiction as this gauge has only been operated by hand-shunting or by horse)
 

So it would be rather Gn16 than Gn15

But in order not to complete confusion I keep calling it Gn15


The "main line" on Toeffelholm has a prototype of 750mm gauge and is modelled with 32mm track.

This scale/gauge combination is called IIe in Germany.

Whereby II stands for a more exact scale of 1:22.5.

But you can call it Gn30 as well.



@Herb

Theodor is fine, only he is impatient for the Aquavit.  :bg:

I currently focus my modelling on the Gn15 distillery-line, and except for the story about the origins,

I had no further progress in studying the old chronicles concerning Lungwai and its railway.


Juergen




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Juergen, Woodrow, fellers....

Thanks for responding.


A story.... about the railway.... I like those.

I am interested in reading that.  :cool:




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Hi Charley


You find it here:

http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2065&forum_id=17&highlight=lungwai

Scroll down, last tale is that of the 400mm line.


Thanks for interest

Juergen




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Actual state.

Not quite finished.










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She's a PEACH Juergen !

Long live Aquavit !

Cheers.

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Whatever happened to the ol' school  'Brookville Winky'  ??  ??? :us:  Juergen ??  L:





:pimp:   She was  C :cool: :cool: L  !





:slow: :slow: :slow:  But was she  FAST  !  :shocked:





You ever set a proper 1/4 mile time  :time: with ol' Winky way back when Juergen ?  L:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Hi Si.

My Brookville Winky conversion is still there and operational,
but didn't run now for a long time.

Like my other Gn15 vehicles
( or better Hn18, following Tom Yorke's approach )
since I started building in 7/8th scale. 

Maybe my theatre box modules and rolling stock will be once reactivated,
but there is no certain planning about this.

Juergen




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