South African Railways

Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:57 am

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With Les again evaluating the different plastic materials I had printed for the SAR20E.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re-gauging from HO to HOm the Sudexpress EURO4000 to AFRO4000. A lot of metal grinding, filing, and general finger burning :lol: before trying the new 3d printed plastic bogie holding clips.


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A new nose on an HO model but still a lot of changes and improvements to completion. And yes, a shorter couple shank ;) .

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:03 am

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Bemo railcar struggles to push, since engine pick ups are not connected yet.

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AFRO4000 on its own power.

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A beast of an engine but perfect running, even through the point. I am a genius :D , but Helen needs her dining table before we leave :oops: , so packing up soon.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 pm

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This is SAR class 22 in the making. The design work was finished by me, including the design for utilizing a Bachmann chassis and mechanism. Other work included redesigning the 20E both 3D and 2D as well as a foray into n gauge. Oh I forgot, I worked on all those Oz imports into South Africa.

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:22 pm

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Testing one two... testing one two...SAR class 20E running on portable HOm track next to Faur A156. The Canadian cabs in the fore ground await their transformation into models running on HOn3 track and using all my spare MLW bogies ;) . The track pieces to be used for this project are visible in the distance. But that will be a new topic, providing I can work around any objections raised by my beloved in making the dining table available :oops: .

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Re: South African Railways

Postby BalkanExpress » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:47 pm

Christo,

Does the south african railwais has the Euro4000 in metric gauge??? :shock:

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Re: South African Railways

Postby christo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm

Yes it has. And Chartwell Models produces a conversion kit.

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