BM Logbook February 16th 2013 - Simplex loco

This article was published Feb 01, 2013.

log February 2013 -- info

Simplexes in all there versions has always fascinated me, both those early one´s during world war one and later more modern versions.

This specific version was imported to several industries in Sweden during the 1940-50s. My prototype for this one comes from the Nitro Nobel factory in Gyttorp. Two of them are now preserved at FMBBM in Frövi, which I photographed back in 2004. There is also two at Ohsabanan.

My dear friend Daniel Caso was kind to do another amazing 3D print for this loco. /Henrik

Nitro Nobel Explosives factory

I have visited Gyttorp several times, but sadly not before they closed down the railway. Here is a few photos. If you want to see more, go to fmbbm.laurell.nu/nitro/. These locos were initially dark green, but painted light blue in the 80s.

Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel
Nitro Nobel

Todays version at FMBBM

These photos was taken in Frövi, when I visited back in 2004. The hole set is at trains.laurell.nu/events/2004/simplex.html.

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.

3D drawing

Here is a few shots of Daniel´s 3D drawing as it looks from the screen.

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3D print

Here is a few shots of the 3D print as it is delivered from ShapeWays. Wheel/motor arrangement by Daniel. I only assembled and painted it.

Next is adding all smaller details like exhaust pipe, handles, couplers etc, plus of course a light weathering.

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130216  -- wheels before adjustment
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130216  -- final red paint is on, still wet
130216 -- final red paint is on, still wet
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