Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:29 am

Dimitris,
From what I know, there are no spring axles or bogies on this kit. I do not know if DJH produce any kits with these specifications. Anyhow this is a photo of S160s lining up for transportation to Europe which I found in an old book in a local bazar.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby Dimitris » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:03 pm

Hello Christo.

Thanx for the reply once more.

Yes, the DJH kit hasn't sprung-bogies on the tender nor on the driving axles, too. However , they may be modified by sprung-hornblocks (http://www.clag.org.uk/csb-gallery.html).

The pic of the S160s you present is excellent.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby Andreas » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:42 pm

The DJH kit is somehow strange...it has hornblocks but you cannot sprung them....first of all they are fixed with a keeper plate and second the main coupling rod is one piece...this mean you will need so quite heavy modifications in order to make a sprung chassis and this is not easy. I have in front of me a sprung chasis in 0 gauge and I think its a nightmare and it was designed like that....this has to be modified but was NOT designed for that.

Anyway I also thought to sprung the chassis of the S160 but I gave up the plan. I think it is not worth it.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:57 pm

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Photo Trevor Rowe: At Athens station 1961 loco Θγ576 pulling what looks like a mixed local. From the Balkanmodels bought photos archive.

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Photo Trevor Rowe: At Paleofarsalos loco Θγ580 pulling a goods train headed by a couple of Italian made H2 cattle wagons. From the Balkanmodels bought photos archive.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby Dimitris » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:57 pm

Hello Christo. Excellent pics once more. I love Θγ. I love mainly 100% the American/Greek ΣΕΚ/ΟΣΕ steam locomotives, meaning Θγ and Λγ. Ia m very happy that ROCO produces this model. :D

Hello Andreas, too. Yes, I agree, it's not worth it to sprung the chassis of the S160 ROCO model. It would be a nightmare, on dissassembling and assembling the rods (Stange). However, I really wanted to make an effort, but very very slowly, for not having any problems, I mean only for the driving-wheels (Triebräder). :)

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:16 am

I have just dated the two previous photos I posted of Θγ dressed for Christmas. And one more for my friends. No BalkanExpress, I have none of these models left :lol:

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Photo Trevor Rowe: August 1961 loco Θγ595 at Volos with a train from Larissa. It looks like another mixed local. From the Balkanmodels bought photos archive.

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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby BarbaPanagos » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:29 am

Christo, all these Mr Rowe's photos you have bought are, with no doubt, among the best I have seen!!!
thanks again for sharing :D


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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby christo » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:04 am

OK BarbaPanagos, I get it. You are saying you like the photos I buy but not the ones I take. :evil: And I was about to present Θγ535 in 1989!

I am officially on strike. :lol:

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Postby BarbaPanagos » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:13 pm

come on! I was talking about photos of the period these beasts were still operational
as far as I know you were not shooting in the 60's-early 70's :mrgreen:


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Re: Steam locomotives SEK Θγ521 – 537, Θγ551 – 560, Θγ571 - 595 USATC S160

Postby subcouds » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 pm

This is great photos :shock: Rowe is a myth!Thank you Christo for the share!!!!
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