TheBrickster, on 04 February 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:
Impressive Steinkopf. I really like these Swiss railcars and your design looks fantastic. I was watching an episode of Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew mysteries (from the late 70s/early 80s) last night. It was called Mystery on Avalanche Express. The characters were aboard a train from Hungary to Austria (passing through Switzerland) and the rail car looked surprisingly similar to this.
In any case, I like the green which just looks good for this type of railcar. I also notice that you popped on that 9V motor demonstrating how easy 9V was to use, a huge advantage when building trains not requiring big wheels. The luggage compartment sounds neat and it looks like the top can lift off easily. I'd love to see the interior if you have any more pictures.
Do you plan to add any additional passenger cars?
Overall, a great design!
Thanks for that Brickster and Jimbo
Brickster to answer your questions
All of my stock is powered by 9v, I have 2 Steam Locos and plan to build another one soon the 9v motors are mounted in the tenders so I can use the Emerald Night Wheels. I am not a big fan of PF as there are a number of limitations build wise due to the battery box and receiver, you can build a much smaller Loco on a 9v power bogie compared to PF, also PF is not overly exhibition friendly when doing large layouts, my train group has had line of sight issues with the controller for PF trains particularly if they are in a tunnel or behind buildings, whilst 9v you just change the power setting on the regulator.
I have also built a control coach that goes with it it's designated ABt which means it has 1st and 2nd class seating arrangements, there 4 each seats provided for 1st and 2nd class passengers, there is also a small cab for the driver to control the train.
Edited by Steinkopf, 05 February 2012 - 12:41 AM.