Events 2004 - Simplex loco

This article was published May 17, 2012.

Pict8514 -- Side view right.

At October the 15th 2004, when driving from Gothenburg to Stockholm for Hans Hammarstens Westridge Mini Meet, I did stop on the way for taking some photos on a simplex loco at FMBBM.

The pictures are a bit dark, the time got to five in the afternoon when I arrived, got delayed by work, but rather ok anyhow thanks to my measure-stick which I used as a ´tripod´ or maybe I should I call it a ´single pod´.

Both rails are 2 foot gauge. ÖSLJ is a few miles west of Stockholm.

On the way home I did also stop at Läggesta (end-station of ÖSLJ) and took some nice photos on a Nyberget ore wagon.


Pict8514 -- Side view right.
Pict8514 -- Side view right.
Pict8530 -- Side view left.
Pict8530 -- Side view left.
Pict8515 -- Front view.
Pict8515 -- Front view.
Pict8611 -- Back side view.
Pict8611 -- Back side view.
Pict8527 -- Front right, with cooler and batterybox.
Pict8527 -- Front right, with cooler and batterybox.
Pict8550 -- Front left, with cooler and toolbox.
Pict8550 -- Front left, with cooler and toolbox.
Pict8528 -- Front, coupler.
Pict8528 -- Front, coupler.
Pict8517 -- The measure-stick laying on the coupler, is 5 feet long. Each black and white part is 1 foot and the smaller ones are 1 inch long. The red ends are 3in long. Much easier to measure afterwards when you have something to compare with, instead of measuring every part by hand on the spot.
Pict8517 -- The measure-stick laying on the coupler, is 5 feet long. Each black and white part is 1 foot and the smaller ones are 1 inch long. The red ends are 3in long. Much easier to measure afterwards when you have something to compare with, instead of measuring every part by hand on the spot.
Pict8518. -- Closeup on the weight
Pict8518. -- Closeup on the weight
Pict8522 -- Closeup on the weight, another angle.
Pict8522 -- Closeup on the weight, another angle.
Pict8543 -- Closeup on the weight, other side.
Pict8543 -- Closeup on the weight, other side.
Pict8565
Pict8565
Pict8587 -- Left side, under the hood.
Pict8587 -- Left side, under the hood.
Pict8595 -- Right side, under the hood.
Pict8595 -- Right side, under the hood.
Pict8600 -- Right side, closer, upper.
Pict8600 -- Right side, closer, upper.
Pict8597 -- Right side, closer, lower.
Pict8597 -- Right side, closer, lower.
Pict8583 -- Cabin
Pict8583 -- Cabin
Pict8585 -- Cabin
Pict8585 -- Cabin
Pict8576 -- Compressor on wheels. The left toolbox roof is 5 foot long.
Pict8576 -- Compressor on wheels. The left toolbox roof is 5 foot long.
Pict8574 -- Compressor on wheels, end view. Note the measure-stick on top.
Pict8574 -- Compressor on wheels, end view. Note the measure-stick on top.
simplex_drawing02 -- First drawing I made back in 1985.
simplex_drawing02 -- First drawing I made back in 1985.