The BMC project - Logbook September 2004

This article was published Sep 01, 2004.

This month I really 'found' my car standard for both 4 and 8 wheel types. The 4 wheel type will look similar to the WW1 B-class, UK War Department of light railways developed.

The 8 wheel version will follow danish Sugar Beet Railway standards.

The real 20 inch BMC railway started.

I have for a long time had a special love for Trench railways from world war one. When I started up the project on finally start build my little 20in railway, I did go through my archive after plans, prints, sketches and photos on these rails. But when I did increase the plans up to my 1:24 scale, they got way to long.. the size in general was ok, but I didn't like the proportions.

I did go around and grumble a lot on this and finally I did seddle on a mix of these rails and my own design. I did use the American end parts with the bended frame and archbar bogies plus added my own width/length and build on top.

Pict8068 -- Here is first pic on my new frame standard.
Pict8068 -- Here is first pic on my new frame standard.
Pict8073 -- Another angle.
Pict8073 -- Another angle.
Pict8077 -- Finished with paint. The bogies will be replaced with archbar type when my order arrives. All cars will have kadee couplers.
Pict8077 -- Finished with paint. The bogies will be replaced with archbar type when my order arrives. All cars will have kadee couplers.
Pict8080 -- closeup on new matchbox crate design for the factory.
Pict8080 -- closeup on new matchbox crate design for the factory.
Pict8131 -- Closeup on the new display stand.
Pict8131 -- Closeup on the new display stand.
Pict8401 -- Finished on the new display stand, loaded with matchbox crates.
Pict8401 -- Finished on the new display stand, loaded with matchbox crates.
Pict8402 -- loaded again.
Pict8402 -- loaded again.

The real 20 inch BMC railway started, Roebane Wagons

The 18th this month I did found a loose paper in one of my old train mags. The paper was from an old members news at the danish Industrial NG association. It did show 3 very nice wagons from danish Sugar Beet Railways.

There appearance right away did get my total attention. After some correspondence with Claus Nielsen and Per from the FS32NG chat list on Yahoo, they did come forward with some terrific info with both plans and photos. Right now I am working on a boxcar from this type.

Third and fourth try on making correct Roebane bogies (trucks).

The third to the left is the first ever made with partly styrene, I never worked with styrene before. Complete different way of working.

The one on the right, complete made in styrene is the good looking one. But I still need to make two new ones, because this turned out to be a bad roller. Wheel axles are not 100% align with the frame and this little difference makes it jump in switches. Next two will have to be made in some kind of fixture locking the wheels to absolute correct angle.

 

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Pict8403 -- Close up on fourth bogie made.
Pict8403 -- Close up on fourth bogie made.
Pict8421 -- And again, another closeup.. this showing axle boxes better which is a bit to bright on above. Note the springs.
Pict8421 -- And again, another closeup.. this showing axle boxes better which is a bit to bright on above. Note the springs.