1/6 scale locomotive builders / For Sale

 
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
Hey All,

Long time since i've checked these forums but my club is looking to do a little bit of expansion and we are currently looking to purchase a Australian prototype locomotive that is not steam driven, ie. petrol/hydraulic and such. there is also the opportunity for rolling stock after this.

So what i'm chasing is the contact details of locomotive builders or those that have something for sale even, however it needs to be gauge convertible since we run on 12in track and not the regular 5 or 7 1/4 in size.

That being said i've got the contact details of Andrew Mierisch of DVR/VMR fame but still would like others.

for those that are interesting in seeing what we have to work with, search "Friends of the Corowa Apex Train" on facebook, we have pics being uploaded daily but the old steamer is getting quite old in its age so we are starting to plan ahead.

Cheers Everyone

Aaron

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You could try Michael at Concord Engineering.  

Regards,
David  Head
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would 1/6 be 7" gauge in terms of the running track?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would 1/6 be 7" gauge in terms of the running track?
bevans
gauge of the track you want to run on, combined with the gauge of the real loco can determine a lot.  exact scale/gauge for 7 & 1/4 inch gauge can vary.  A 2 ft gauge loco will be bigger than a 3ft 6inch loco, and a standard gauge loco will be a lot smaller, and finally a broad gauge loco will be the smallest.

OR, particulaly diesal locos, blow the gauge and make the loco narrow gauge,  EG X44 Y121 A66 from VMR,  or 8792 at DVR. The bogies detail  ( at correct width to the loco hide the fact the wheels are so inside.

ASteam loco is not that possible to do that way.

So a  few factors to consider.

eg the QR DH class and 73 class have been on 3ft 6inches, 2ft 6inches, 2ft, the 73 also standard gauge and 3ft 6 and 2ft - with many changes.

Food for thought.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BTW a 12inch gauge loco has more scope for proper proportions  !! but  it depends an it's intended load to pull.

Regards,
David Head
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
Hey guys,

I was taking a rough stab at the scaling at 1/6 which could be very wrong for a 12in gauge loco.

Hey @dthead, do you have contact details for Concord Engineering?

For those that are wondering, this is what we currently have:



It's about 20 small kids for the load

Cheers

Aaron

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