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#1 Steinkopf

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hello Everyone

The next model I would like to share photos of is a Catenary Renewal Machine that I built for working on the overhead wiring of the LBB network, the design of this vehicle is heavily inspired by the FUM 100.046 built by Plasser & Theurer. These vehicles are used for either construction or renewal of overhead wiring, they use a Knuckle Boom which is fitted with 2 reels that are used to roll the cables out, the cables are feed from drums that are kept under constant tension to ensure there is no sagging of the Catenary wiring. This model was a fun and challenging build due to the variety of equipment that needed to be fitted, the trickiest of all was getting the right shape and profile of the Knuckle Boom.    

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Here is a rear quarter view of a FUM 100.051 machine owned by the PKP
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#2 michaelozzie

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

Very nice moc and an accurate representaion of this machine :thumbup:
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#3 Hrw-Amen

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

This is quite an interesting model in many ways, both as a LEGO model which is an accurate representation of the original but also in what it represents.

How does the original work do you know? Does it get power from the cables as it lays/hangs(?) them or does it have some other typr of engine to move it, or does it have to be towed by a shunter?

I like to see details like this on layouts as they make scenes look so much more realistic.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

View PostHrw-Amen, on 17 February 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

I like to see details like this on layouts as they make scenes look so much more realistic.
+1.
This is really a gorgeous model. Impressive details too - and I really love the front end, it looks totally spot on to me! It's a bit of a pity that's nothing to 'actually' repair in LEGO Trains world, but it still adds so much realism to the layout.
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#5 spzero

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

I love this looks soo good, like the pnumatic pistons too very effective use of the light saber hilt,

thanks for sharing  :thumbup:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:37 PM

AWESOME piece of repair wagon engineering there 'Steinkopf'....perfectly detailed and to scale - Brick On ! :thumbup:

#7 Steinkopf

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

View PostHrw-Amen, on 17 February 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

This is quite an interesting model in many ways, both as a LEGO model which is an accurate representation of the original but also in what it represents.

How does the original work do you know? Does it get power from the cables as it lays/hangs(?) them or does it have some other typr of engine to move it, or does it have to be towed by a shunter?

I like to see details like this on layouts as they make scenes look so much more realistic.

Hello Hrw-Amen
The real life units are self propelled and are fitted with a diesel engine they have a top speed of either 24km/h or 80km/h depending on the model number, the overhead wiring has to be turned off when they are laying the cables as it would be too dangerous to have them on. With my model I normally have it coupled to a powered Catenary Repair and Inspection Vehicle that also has a work wagon attatched to it, I will put some photos up of that soon.

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#8 dr_spock

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

Very nice work.   :classic:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

Wow, beautiful realization!  :blush:
This MOC looks like the original machine ...I love the yellow color for this service wagon!  :wub:
Top work!  :classic:
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

Nice piece of Maintenance of Way equipment.  It's definitely a lot snazzier than the flatbed car with a utility pole bucket attached that we use at the Rockhill Trolley Museum!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:36 AM

This is a very accurate model. I like it very much!

#12 Steinkopf

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Thankyou Everyone for the kind responses, I am glad you like it and I will be adding another Catenary Work Vehicle soon.

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#13 harnbak

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:33 PM

Again truly magnificent!

Do you have pictures from any larger layout made by you? I would like to see a scenery by you...

#14 Steinkopf

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

View Postharnbak, on 20 February 2012 - 09:33 PM, said:

Again truly magnificent!

Do you have pictures from any larger layout made by you? I would like to see a scenery by you...

Hello Harnbak

Here a couple of photos from previous shows I have done layouts for.

Part of the my Locomotive Depot from Brickvention 2011

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Part of my module for the SLGG layout at the AMRA 49th Sydney Model Railway Exhibition 2011.

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Another part of my module in the foreground including a Traction Substation, the section behind that which has tracks with brown tiles for sleepers was done by other members of the group.
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#15 Bricktrix

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Thats really great Dave, dont think I've seen this one on your Flickr stream?
Love the "knuckle" but the whole thing has a great shape and details :sweet:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:41 AM

Great MOC 'Steinkopf'. Love the details, it looks so much like the photo. With all the train sets TLG has designed and released that ran off pantographs, I'm surprised they never released one. I know I'd have one! Great job on it and on those parts of the layout you built   Posted Image
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#17 harnbak

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:17 AM

View PostSteinkopf, on 21 February 2012 - 10:27 AM, said:

Hello Harnbak

Here a couple of photos from previous shows I have done layouts for...
Thx - I love these complete layouts.
I never have the time nor space to finish with non-train constructions.

#18 Steinkopf

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

View PostBricktrix, on 21 February 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

Thats really great Dave, dont think I've seen this one on your Flickr stream?
Love the "knuckle" but the whole thing has a great shape and details :sweet:

Thanks Mate :sweet: , she was a fun machine to build and I love running her around with the Xm 2/2 as a Catenary Maintenance Train which also makes a great detail scene when I have them set up on a layout working on the catenary.



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