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1/16 Railway! WW1 & WW2 era

Old 01-16-2021, 12:05 PM
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Default 1/16 Railway! WW1 & WW2 era

Maybe starting this thread a little premature, but i have been working for quite a while on building parts for my father to have his very own garden railway setup.
Most people would probably go buy stuff from a shop or online, but my issue is i like 1/16 and decided it had to be 1/16. Not really alot exists in this scale for garden railway, so decided to make my own haha

To start we are buiidling a narrow gauge which is running 45mm outdoor plastic track.
Once that is sorted i hope to get on with a 3.5" rail setup using metal track and building some locos capable of draggin people, although it will only be my father or my kids, so nothing like a big 5" or larger rail setup.

I have built a Diesel narrow gauge which i got designs from Thingiverse for the body, however i designed myself a twin motor twin axle drive setup and went from there with full rc gear.
Tonight i have also now built a bit of rolling stock with V1 Bomb, more will come, so watch this space.
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As for the WW1 comment above in title, we are going to mix it up and have a WW1/WW2 area close to one another, so i will be makign a tin turtle for a WW1 trench layout, so keep your eyes peeled.
I have also been very fortunate to do a deal on a small gasoline engine which will hopefully make it into a open engine shunter.
Old 01-16-2021, 01:23 PM
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You're just not gonna be happy til you have ALL my money.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:43 PM
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You can make the G scale stuff look bigger to help out. Loco's can be modded to have the body's raised a bit and so on. Have a K5 that's not accurate in size but looks awesome going around the small garden railway I have.



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Old 01-16-2021, 05:09 PM
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Too cool Will, I don't know how you turn stuff out so fast - you must do CAD modelling 27 hours a day. Keep us posted on the train. I always thought a big outdoor train would be cool. Need a loading platform to load tanks on flat cars!
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Old 01-17-2021, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB View Post
You can make the G scale stuff look bigger to help out. Loco's can be modded to have the body's raised a bit and so on. Have a K5 that's not accurate in size but looks awesome going around the small garden railway I have.
that looks ace.very cool
Old 01-17-2021, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by RC_BobM View Post
Too cool Will, I don't know how you turn stuff out so fast - you must do CAD modelling 27 hours a day. Keep us posted on the train. I always thought a big outdoor train would be cool. Need a loading platform to load tanks on flat cars!
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hahahhahahhaa
It feels like that sometimes.
But i Think it comes easy with a genuine passion and interest in something.
I will just keep churning out stuff.
I should admit the v1 bomb was designed by a friend who is on another forum, he did an excellent bit of design there.
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In Czech RC Club they have standard gauge with hand made rails (in railroard scale its "3" or "III" or 90mm)
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:12 AM
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A few more changes have occured over the weekend
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I had to make a track adaptor piece to get Newqida track to join some old Toy State 45mm track. Click image for larger version

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I think it would be cool to design some other custom pieces, but i really do want to make sure stock track can be used as it works out expensive to print track
Old 05-19-2021, 04:04 AM
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Well i couldn't leave it just as a narrow gauge, so whilst i have been testing a newly upgraded printer, i decided to put it to the test and print a 1/16 full gauge rail loco, Deutz Kof ii to run on 3.5" track
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The plan is next year to make some track and get this thing with a metal chassis and over 100W of pulling power so it can actually pull a train with a few passengers e.g. my father and my kids
But we have an 88mm flak & 251 project to complete first. So if you waiting for one of those models don't worry i am on it and will try not to distract myself too much with this train business haha
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Wow!!! Scale trains for 1/16!!!
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Old 05-19-2021, 10:59 PM
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I am almost convinced i saw part of this setup in Dortmund a couple years ago for the large Intermodellbau, could i be correct?
I am looking forward to being able to travel again and re-visit Dortmund with my father as that show is bloody awesome.

The rail gun is mighty impressive
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:49 AM
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Okay, I just can't take it anymore, it's a railroad gun, not a rail gun. A rail gun uses electricity and magnetism to launch projectiles. A railroad gun is a big honkin' cannon that rumbles down the railroad tracks!!!
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hahahahahahaha knew that would get you
Old 05-20-2021, 04:40 AM
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I had a feeling you did that on purpose, you rascal.
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@Will01Capri

We are with our railway only in Friedrichshafen on the Faszination Modellbau. In Dortmund there are only flat cars with diesel locomotive.

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Old 05-24-2021, 04:49 AM
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I thought i would add some more pictures
Main body parts complete, now time to do details and build a chassis, but that will come in time
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To give it some sense of scale, the 1/4 ton trucks are 1/16 & so is the KOF II train
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Looking at the Jeep I'm starting to wonder, how many of you guys would like to see Will do a Rat Patrol Jeep?
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Rat Patrol, yes, my favorite show growing up. That and "Combat"!!!
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Yes, Rat Patrol was very, very popular over here. I really think an accessory package to upgrade a Jeep to a Rat Patrol Jeep would be a big hit. I know for sure that I would buy one.
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It would not take much to do the Rat Patrol Jeep...




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I'll have to do more research, but I'm pretty sure the Rat Patrol Jeeps had their windshields removed. I'll see if I can dig up some good photos from the TV show so that Will has something to work with when he makes us our accessory kit. Bwahaha!!
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Rat Patrol windshields were left on, but covered with a tarp to prevent any reflections from alerting enemy aircraft.

But this is a thread about really cool 3d printed railroads...
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:41 AM
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Will add to the ever growing list, seems like a fairly easy mod to do as an option.
So Gary am i taking that as an order then?
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
Rat Patrol windshields were left on, but covered with a tarp to prevent any reflections from alerting enemy aircraft.

But this is a thread about really cool 3d printed railroads...
We will have to get some videos of other models alongside the railroad for sure, i totally agree

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