Sign in to follow this  
Bensch55

[MOC] ÖBB 399.04 in 1:22,5

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

this is my first post in this forum, I hope I don't get something wrong, but if so please let me know :)

So, this is my first model in this scale, made to run on G-Scale tracks. It is motorized with two L-Motors hidden inside the boiler. The parts for the valve gear are mostly 3D printed. The small 1x2 opening in the front and the half stud liftarm at the back allow traditional LGB couplings to be mounted. Total part count is ~1700 parts with a weight of 1,5 kg. 

The digital model is done, I just had to re-work some of the valve gear parts, when they are finished I will start ordering the pieces for the real build.

52426864769_5ba732aaac_z.jpg

52427096968_2a57097e75_z.jpg

52426073947_33367ed486_z.jpg

I hope you like the progress shown, I will keep you updated :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to Eurobricks. This is a great first post. Your ÖBB class 399 dampflok is well designed. I would love to see the final product running on the rails.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work!

However, if you're going to build this in real bricks, you might want to see if all the parts actually exist before committing to it. (I don't think the red handle at the front and the black bucket used for the funnel exist in those colors, for example.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for the kind responses!

On 10/14/2022 at 5:00 PM, Murdoch17 said:

I don't think the red handle at the front and the black bucket used for the funnel exist in those colors

Yes, I am aware of this, sadly there are no real alternatives for these parts so I will have to paint them.

The build process is slowly starting, right now I'm sorting the parts I already have before placing an order for the needed items.

I also just got a new set of 3D printed rods that I have to clean up a bit before they can be used. I will post an update as soon as the chassis is done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Bensch55 said:

Yes, I am aware of this, sadly there are no real alternatives for these parts so I will have to paint them…

You might be able to get away with using vinyl tape vs painting them outright?

 

 

Also, its great to see more people building at G scale/ Gauge 1!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, M_slug357 said:

You might be able to get away with using vinyl tape

That might work for the bucket but not on the 'red' steering wheel, so I will most likely go with paint as I need to do it on the valve gear pieces anyway.

Speaking of which, here are the printed pieces for the Heusinger Valve Gear:

52436516296_fdc8b1457a_z.jpg

52436012947_ec4db06893_z.jpg

I mounted them on a test chassis and it worked fine. I will make some minor changes to it comes final assembly, but the kinematics will stay the same.

9 hours ago, M_slug357 said:

Also, its great to see more people building at G scale/ Gauge 1!

I definately recommend everyone to try building in this scale once. It's just really cool to get so many details in and also be able to implement parts of the real chassis/drivetrain characteristics (e.g. lateral play on axle #2 and no drive flange on axle #3, just like the real one).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work printing the valve gear. Having functional and correct details like this really are the frosting on such a splendid work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I received (most) of my parts and started building right away, this is my progress so far:

52492067911_6c078e4c8f_z.jpg52492067906_f15efe5936_z.jpg

The wheels have been designed by me to look like the original ones, the altered flange design also improves its cornering abilities. The motors got installed and I could already do some test runs. I'm still waiting for the final parts, when they are here I will start with painting the printed parts and the bucket piece.

Have a nice weekend,

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.