Aaron's DL Class loco for 12/7.25in

 
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
Any one know where i could get information on the loco. not looking a a specific funning number at the moment. just tossing the idea around.

might be able to obtain a engine out of an old Datsun 1*0 car thats currently undrivable that i have seen

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  M>comeng Station Staff

Hi Aaron,
I'm one of Nick's friends Richard. He sent a few emails to:
Ausloco
Aus_Model_Rail
ausmodelrailways
These are all yahoogroups and quite handy. I think there was a DL article in AMRM a few years back so you could use those plans, and scale them up to your prefered scale. Nick is doing 1:5 so you will have to work out yours...
I'm really only into model trains but i'd love to see a DL one day...
Richard
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Try this link: http://locopage.railpage.org.au/sra/pn_dl.html

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  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
thanks for the page CMRPS. now i just need plans.

I think there was a DL article in AMRM a few years back so you could use those plans, and scale them up to your prefered scale.


do you have the issue number?

The loco will be guage convertable so it can run on 12in as well !!
  nazarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Between BN 80 UL and BN 87 UL
DL 44?
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
i was thinking of doing DL41's colour sceme but does anyone have contacts at Clyde that would be able to get hold of some plans with the basic dimensions of the engine.

still after a issue number for AMRM for the DL
  M>comeng Station Staff

This might help Wink

AMRM Issue 182, October 1993 for plans of DL locomotive.
AMRM Issue 183, December 1993 for modelling AN's DL locomotive in HO.
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
are you able to copy the articles and email?
  M>comeng Station Staff

I don't have the articles sorry. You can buy back issues at many hobby shops, trainworld I know has these.
Richard
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Take an XPT to Melbourne, then a Route 64 tram from Swanson Street. Laughing Or just  see if he'll do a mail-order job.
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
i will try and back order these from AMRM itself. i have a subscription due soon anyways !
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
Update.

I have sent a initial contact type of email to EDI to see if they will help me out, so i'm looking to at least get started soon but am still considering the purchase of the CLP17 loco as well.

Still have to see if a few local people i know are willing to lend a hand and such as well
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
some more information:


Unfortunately over the time we've had it hanging in the workshop, it has faded considerably so we are in need of a new one ourselves. However if you write to EDI Rail's HEad office, or even their facility closest to you, explain to them what you are going to do with them, ie build a scale model of one of their loco's etc, they have been quite obliging to us in the past. your best bet is to ask them for a copy of the General arrangement, Bogie arrangement and colour scheme drawings. The bogie arrangements are a fairly large scale, about 1" = 1' i think. the colour scheme drawing will help you get the paint job and the lining right and the GA drawing should give you any other info you need.
"d1565"


Probably be AN green and Yellow, but NR's Charcoal and Orange (as applied to the C's in melbourne) is being looked at as well, depends what i feel like putting in the spray gun at the time i do the painting.
"d1565"


Cool

I was going to do the Charcoal and Orange livery as per DL41 so we could have a AN green/yellow and NR Charcoal/Orange in a few years time
"Hairyman"


This information was contained in another thread and because it relates to my efforts to build the DL, i have made a copy of the posts (hope thats ok Mods).  (( Quite OK - David Head, Mod))
  Hairyman Chief Train Controller

Location: Corowa, NSW, Australia
Quick update.

EDI have recieved my email and forwarded it onto the concern department and as they are reasonably busy, it may take a while for a response but thats ok with me

email address you want is:

sales@edirail.com.au

just explain what you are doing and don't expect a immediate response but hopefully they should be able to hook you up

and i may have some assistance also from a mate who is an engineer and he's keen to do something in the order of Petrol/Diesel - Hydraulic. he's also looking at price's for things like pumps and stuff.

so waiting on plans but chomping at the bit to get started as well
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quick update.

EDI have recieved my email and forwarded it onto the concern department and as they are reasonably busy, it may take a while for a response but thats ok with me

email address you want is:

sales@edirail.com.au

just explain what you are doing and don't expect a immediate response but hopefully they should be able to hook you up

and i may have some assistance also from a mate who is an engineer and he's keen to do something in the order of Petrol/Diesel - Hydraulic. he's also looking at price's for things like pumps and stuff.

so waiting on plans but chomping at the bit to get started as well
"Hairyman"


Remember a Hydraulic loco cannot MU with DVR's system. GenerallyMU works best with similar equipment, ie electric-electric etc. I know no one at the moment who has made a MU hydraulic system.

Electrical is no harder than plumbing. Getting the right generator and electric motor is just like getting a pump and  hydraulic motor. Both have to match each other, ir the right cpacity for the  generator/pump to match the motor it will propel.

Regards,
David Head


Self edit: split topic about locos size etc into it's own topic.

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