La locomotiva T3

Thanks J.

Hi everyone, still work progress.


Nice clean work and very fast!

Thanks J.
Something else.


What an amazing build. It is impressive and likes the brass job / Micke

Thanks Micke, and a few more details.


Hi everyone, another update


And the cabin is done too … now I’ll start with the bumpers.


One of the most interesting builds on the interwebs,

You are a master of scratch construction.
I really like what I see :raised_hands: :raised_hands:

This is some very impressive, and very fast scratch building. Thanks for sharing with us.

Thanks JR, Micke, Taylorrl

Hi guys, today I finished the booth and started sticking on the details. I did a master for bumper holders and now let’s see if the job works …


Keep going !

Thanks JR, and the bumpers are placed too.


This is really good scratch building. It is exceptionally clean - no visible glue, sanding marks, or tool marks. I’m not a train guy, but I’m loving your build.

1 Like

Great job, excellent advances.
A Master
Regards, Omar

Insane but fabulous. Must be related to Angel. :grin: :grin:

Outstanding scratch building. I needed detail of the cab of a steam loco for my build of the “Reading Rail-Rod”. Thank you for your model ref shots :bulb:

Thanks Taylor, Omar, Smith, Kosp, too good … in the meantime I finished the first hook and I proposed the two hooking systems to the locomotive.


One small technical detail that is often missed:
One buffer is flat, or very close to flat, and the other is convex.
When two “units” are coupled to each other the convex buffer meets the flat one and vice versa.

The one with the red “circle” is the convex buffer, the blue marking is on the flat one.

Same colour coding as the previous image, convex meets flat.
If both were flat there would be huge problems going through curves.
The angle between two units when they follow the curve causes the buffers
to be angled. Both buffers can be flat ONLY if the railroad is totally straight from
end to end and then you don’t need buffers because one big wagon with lots of
wheels would do the job better. Two “flat” buffers would put all the pressure on the edges of the buffers when twisting through a curve
The convex shape of the buffer is determined by the length of the waggon/locomotive
and the radius of the curves on the railroad. Mathematics …



Thanks very interesting, I did not know … let’s see if I still have time to make a correction …

1 Like