HLM - Långban w tubs
This article was published May 29, 2018.
This is an old favorite I planned to model several times before. Back in 2008 my wife and I was at Risten Lakvik Railway to photograph this great loco.
This loco did go only around 800+ meters on one fill, but apparently it was enough to pull a set of tubs up from the mine. Back down was done with gravity. The tank is still in good shape and has the same 7kg/cm2 max-pressure as when in use. The tank contains 3 cubic meters and top-speed is 8 km/h.
It´s real name is Långban (Atlas is the maker) and comes from the Långbanshyttan mine in the middle of Sweden. The track gauge was 600mm when built and still is. There was two of these, but the second loco has been mysteriously gone for several years now.
Inside space for a motor bogie in the frame is 17 * 55 mm, see below picture.
Tubs need 8.5mm diameter wheels, min gauge is 12mm but can be altered to 09 if you are interested.
Address to my shop is www.shapeways.com/shops/henrik-laurell-models/