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For many reasons, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway looks like the perfect narrow gauge subject to model.

I just love the gritty urban look and then there are beautiful mountains too.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgD-onmSkyM


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Yep, the DHR is quite the little 2 footer! Also, Backwoods Miniatures and someone else make kits for the little tank locos. If you model this, you may spend more money & time making the hundreds of folks who ride the train! And to those who say "tight turns ain't proto-type", they need to check the DHR out. I love the narrow streets in the villages where the train "shares" the right of way. Wonderful!!

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I agree.

That aspect is wonderful.

Did you notice the open sewers between the track and the front of the buildings?

I’ll bet that’s a lovely smell...


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Man, the clearances there are amazing.
I would imagine a few people over the years have walked out into the path of one of these trains,
or just walked right into the side of one passing in front of the door.


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Did you notice the open sewers between the track and the front of the buildings?
I’ll bet that’s a lovely smell...


A friend of mine who'd been to there and Afghanistan before that said both were tied as,
"The most gag-inducing places on Earth".


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Steamed vegetables anyone ? :shocked:





The shopkeeper is probably thinking ...

... Yeah, it'll clear my half sack of potatoes by well over an 1/8". :w:



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I think it makes shopping very easy...see something you need just stick your hand out. 

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Except the store owner can run faster than the train... lol

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The loop at 'Agony Point'.






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Looking for a trackplan ?





Well this one gets you up the mountain, by another 138ft !  L:

Or 34.5" higher in 1:48 scale !!  :shocked:



Only a 70ft curve in the middle !

Not too bad, a 17.5" radius in On30  :P


Might even get a Mogul & tender up there.  ;)



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Si,

Thanks for adding all the cool pics and info to this thread.

As I think about the DHR, I think it begs to be modeled in a large scale.

All of those store fronts ... You could just load it up with details.

I don’t think that I’d be up to building any of those cool steamers they used to run.

But I could see myself making one of their more modern engines from something else that’s close in size.

A 1:35n2 DHR.

Hum.....


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Hi Mike :wave:



I think the inspiration for ANYTHING 'twisty & two-foot' is there for the taking. :thumb:



For some reason, even though it's totally different ...

... Docs On30 Haiti based sugar cane layout comes to mind.

I think it's the generous amount of local COLOUR in the buildings & trains etc.



I figure a larger bashed HO side-tank, or even a On30 Mogul bashed with tanks, could be cool in 1:35n2.

The urban bit with the VERY close buildings would be a great shelf-layout space-saver.

The possibilities are endless.

A freelance Indian, Tropical, South American take on the idea would be cool.

Now outdoors, YEP ! could have some fun with that loooopy-styleeee ! :shocked:





WHOOOPS ! :Crazy:

Never drive small vans over the double-nickel on tight, twisty Indian mountain roads ! :dope:


I guess they must have a few fender-benders like this. :shocked:

Can't figure out what happened though ?

Looks like the road is where the girl is standing on the left.



???



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I think that a cool "version" of the DHR's locos could be made using a Bachmann On30 0-4-0 or 0-4-2t. The adventureous basher might get an outside frame 4-4-0 or maybe an OF Forney and do some whackin' here & there. The passenger cars would need to be scratched OR look at Teebee's Shapeways offerings, one of the fine open tourist cars would be great! Of course I am thinking about 1:35n2 here. The only great expenditure of time & dinero might be all the throngs of figures that would need to be made/modified for the scenes. The DHR is just about the coolest railroad around anyway!

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With a little research I’ve found some 7mm scale offerings of both the little tank engine and a brass kit for the diesel ...

and some rolling stock kits too.


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Mike, I don't know what you've found but for an authentic loco in 7mm scale Mike.

But look no further than this.

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/EDM_Models/N1/db1.html

Not cheap.

But a lovely model for those who can build complex soldered kits - which  is definitely not me!


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I saw that Doug.

If I had a little more experience with my resistance soldering machine, I'd go for it.

In the meantime, I might give this one a try.

http://www.worsleyworks.co.uk/Image-Pages/Image_NG_Darjeeling-Diesel.htm


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Hi Doug :wave:



Nice looking kit ! :)

ONLY about 150 hours to build they say ...

... & I thought my 'Tri-ang' BASHes took a while ! ;)





Darjeeling Railway, Sharp Stewart B Class, 0-4-0 ST






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Hi Mike :wave:



Looks like a nice kit for their diesels as well !











I wonder what kind of mech. one would need ? L:



:cool:



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Definitely cool.. It would be fun to model!

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For some reason, I can’t watch the video in the OP anymore.

It’s been blocked.

But this new one is better anyway.

https://youtu.be/43QpFw1-p3s


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Rough rails & roadbed, off the beaten track, with an old-school freight train.



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I’ve been thinking pretty hard about getting this kit.

I know it’s probably over my head right now, but I’d like to have it for when my skills catch up.

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/EDM_Models/N1/B-res/b_resource.html


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Hi Mike  :wave:



I had a look at all the parts photos of the loco kit ... IMPRESSIVE !

Paul at N.G.Trains is a good person to deal with.

I get my 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution couplers from him, which saves me importing them to the U.K. myself.



Couldn't resist this picture I saw on Google Images.  :cool:





Over here, the 'B.B.C.' have shown numerous times, on late-nite B.B.C.4, a rather super film series !

I'm not sure if it's an actual 'B.B.C.' film or not, but you may well find it online to watch.



It's called 'Indian Hill Railways' and comes in 3 totally AWESOME parts of 1-hour each !

They follow the railway, the town, passengers & also do the 'fly on the wall' bit on the railways staff.



Altogether a really ***** 5-star production & well worth searching out.



Have you found any options for rolling stock, or drawings etc. ? 



:)



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I’ll check it out, Si. Thanks.

When I get home, I’m gonna going to order that kit and get started on a more simple loco kit build.


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