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Free replica oft the "Slieve Callan" of the West Clare Railway

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Andreas Weniger

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Hi all,
you asked for more info, here is a summary of the build of my Slieve Callan. I have already published this information in the G Scale Central Forum. 

Here is my latest project. I would like to build a locomotive to go with my "West Clare Railway". I have chosen the only surviving locomotive as a prototype. It will not be a scale replica. As with me, I just want the picture to be right. I have found several pictures of the "Slieve Callan" in the internet.
The motor is old and comes from the "LGB Spreewald Lok 2074", but it is unused.
The loco is built in a scale of 1:22,5, but the proportions are adapted to the drive. The boiler is a piece of tube, the rest is made of 2mm polystyrene. Some complicated parts I have 3D printed.
I  run this loco with battery and radio. All the current collectors have been removed from the engine. The power supply is 4 Li-Io cells. I have installed the batteries in the water boxes.  The receiver and speed controller are from Fosworks. I have set the speed controller to power curve 3, so the locomotive is slower (approx. 40 Km/h max).
The Loco weighs a total of 2.5 kg.  I paint it in dark green (RAL 6005 Mosgreen). I made the lines with thin adhesive tape.

OK I think I have collected the most important information, now pictures - and if you want to know something: ask...


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On 28/9/2021 at 10:37 AM, Galteemore said:

Great stuff Andreas. As we often say in modelling - wenn es richtig aussieht ist es richtig - if it looks right, it is right! Really captures look of loco. 

That sentiment doesn’t just apply to modelling, it applies to all aspects of life.


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