WHY THIS BLOG

Modellers of norwegian railways in H0 scale have a very good choice of high quality models of rolling stock to choose from.

Not so in N scale.

Genuine Norwegian models are almost non existent. Norwegian Railways up to about 1960 was divided in standard gauge (1435mm) and CAP gauge (1067mm). See my blog http://keknor-rena1900.blogspot.no/for CAP gauge in FiNe. There were also some minor 750mm and 600mm (industrial) gauge Railways. Typical of norwegian railways in the steam era, was lightly built rail and small locomotives despite of challenging routes through hills and mountains.

To capture this in N scale, scratchbuilding is the order of the day. The usual method of finding a mechanism from existing models and build a superstructure over it does not work so well because the Norwegian locos are generally smaller and more condensed than the bigger sisters in for example Germany. This is where the finescale aproach come in and make things a little easier. Smaller flanges and narrower wheels help keep the models nearer to the correct proportions.

The fiNe standard have a look here:

http://www.fs160.eu/fiNeweb/standards/HANDB.php

To build finescale in N of norwegian railways does not have to be all scratchbuilding. in standard gauge, many german goodswagons of older types, some passenger wagons, and a few locomotives was incorporated into the norwegian railways. Also Swedish rolling stock crossed the border often, and some were on loan for e period.

Some examples : Gammeltysker NSB type 61: Kato and Minitrix BR 57. Stortysker type 63: Minitrix and Fleischmann BR 52. Nohab Diesel DI3: Kato and Minitrix Nohab diesel

Monday, 22 May 2017

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Here my intention is to show the results of testing the chassis on the track. Unfortunately the videos are reduced in resolution from the original made on Iphone 7. I have asked help in Blogger Forum on the 08.05.2017 , but no answer with a solution so far today, the 22.05.2017. The same videos can be seen in good resolution here dated 08.mai and 18.mai:

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here is the bumps in the rail: