[LVLC] adjusting the log car length

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Hello,

since I seem to be in “Logcar-buliding-mode” at the moment, I just switched scale and spend some attention on my 1:20.3 skeletons. I original build them with 18′ length to make them suitable on 3′ radius curves. Since I moved on to 4′ radius, I did some test runs if I can enlarge my logcars from 18 to 20′. 20′ log cars are very common for minimum size and they look much better behind the large Bachmann-Shay.

So I took all my courage and cut one car in half to add a connecting centerpiece. It turns out that 20′ cars will still negotiate the 4′ radius S-curves on turnouts, which was one of the most important goals. Therefore, I cut new centerpieces and rebuild all 5 log cars.

I’m very happy with the result and it’s amazing how much this change adds to the character of the cars.

I’ve 3 more pairs of trucks and couplers on the shelf so maybe I’ll step directly into building some more of this cars. On the other hand, I made good progress on the planing for my own garden railroad… Let’s see what I can show you next week.

Cheers, Gerd

One Comment

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas WALLA says:

    Eine sehr gute Lösung!
    Denk damit ist der Vorbildtreue Schuldigkeit geleistet und wenn auch der Betrieb damit störungsfrei läuft – optimal!

    Freu mich immer über die Neuigkeiten und die perfekte Umsetzung des Themas Waldbahn!

    Liebe Grüße aus Wien

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