A351 - A376 Alsthom

A351 - A376 Alsthom

Postby christo » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:46 am

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Photo Balkanmodels: April 1992 NES Thessaloniki.

It is over 21 years ago I took this photo...and a dream was born to make a model of it.

model alsth 23.JPG

Photo Balkanmodels: June 2011 Workshop in Forest Row

..two years ago the first batch of Alsthoms rolled out of the workshop.

A second, but very much smaller, batch is now in production and judging by the orders it will probably be the final consignment.

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby theo » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Christo,your dreams is our dreams. . . ;)
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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby christo » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:43 am

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Photo Balkanmodels: January 1997. NES Thessaloniki. The end is coming.

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Photo Balkanmodels: June 2011. Not exactly the same angle but close...

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby 2143 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:00 am

Hello christo, :)

I`ve seen your model locomotive on our forum. I can only say: Great! I `ve a short question to your Model: Is this model a white-metal-construction?

The alsthom locomotive was made under license from the general motordivision and general electrics (GMD and GE)

I `ll wish you a very nice weekend!

Best regards

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby christo » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:59 pm

Erwin,
I do not know if the Alsthom was built under licence. I think not.

As far as the model is concerned it is mainly Nickel Silver and not white metal. I give you some more shots of construction.

alsthtest1.JPG

The Nickel Silver body, folded and soldered, sits on top of a Nickel Silver chassis which takes a Bachmann motor and flywheels.

alsthtest6.JPG

The original plastic bogies have a metal overlay and resin sandboxes

model alsth 8.JPG

The roof is contoured in resin, with the metal parts snuggle within.

model alsth 30.JPG

Buffer height detail.

There are more photos if you need more detail.

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby 2143 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:58 pm

Hello christo, :)

thanks for your answer! Yes, I need more details!

Have a nice weekend!

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby christo » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:33 pm

OK Erwin, I hope this photo helps you visualise the construction of the kit.

DA alsthom 1.JPG


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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby 2143 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Hello christo,

indeed your photo helps me to visualise the construction of the kit!

Many thanks to you!

Have a nice weekend!

Best regards an d wishes to you!

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Re: A351-A376 Alsthom

Postby TimCC6558 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:00 am

I look forward to taking delivery of mine!
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Re: A351 - A376 Alsthom

Postby Olympus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:33 am

painted model from erail.gr (photos from Facebook)


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