With the latest addition to the LBB fleet I thought I would like to do something different instead of a standard locomotive, for a while I have wanted to build a Permanent Way Shunter & Multipurpose Vehicle, I have a soft spot for these colourful and somewhat odd looking vehicles and in many respects they are the ugly ducklings of the locomotive world. Despite their rather quirky appearance these little locomotives are an extremely versatile piece of equipment and are regulary used by railways around the world for hauling track construction and repair trains as well as travelling on their own carrying a work crew in them.
The Tm 2/2 Baudiensttraktor was introduced to service on the LBB in 1987 and a total of 4 vehicles were purchased for the Permanent Way department for use on repair and construction trains, the Tm 2/2 are fitted with a pallet crane with a 1500kg capacity that can be used for lifting a variety of material and equipment. The Tm 2/2 units have a top speed of 50km/h and are rated at 280hp, they are capable of hauling a short rake of ballast hoppers or a variety of other wagons and equipment used by the Permanent Way department.
This vehicle is inspired by the Tm2/2 Class units 81-84 produced by Raco in 1985 for use on the RhB
Edited by Steinkopf, 13 November 2012 - 09:27 PM.