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Alterations

 
Alterations

Couplings

   
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In the terminus station the locomotives have to be separated from the trains. In the goods station waggons must be fetched and parked. To make this possible Herkat uncouplers have been installed. They can be adjusted exactly into the right height.The Arnold standart coupling is in use.The uncoupling can only work if the vehicles stop exactly on top of the uncoupler. The locomotives have to drive with an extreme slowness.
 
       
 
If the waggon couplings have not the same height, I bend them carefully. Sometimes one has to work on the springs, so that the couplings rise easily. With elder waggons the coupling boxes may be too large and the whole waggon is raised. With newer waggons it may occur, that the couplings don't hardly move upwards. I then work with my miniature files. In order to do shunting, my last solution is to replace the whole chassis.
 
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Covered Waggon Kw (G 10)

   
On the Brawa model I removed a small part of the chassis above the couplings with my Roco saw and my miniature files. With a 10/0 paint brush I put Humbrol 27 colour upon the white plastic. Within the coupling boxes I bent the small peg in the middle by 45 degrees upwards. Now my waggon is perfectly able to couple and with my Herkat uncouplers to uncouple on a straight track. The nervous stress to reput the springs of the coupling kinematics during the assemby however is quite important.
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  Minitrix Points

   
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The point motor is turned the other way round by putting a right motor on a left point. As the small red lever is not deep enough, the motor slides underneath. The point does not change its position.The turned point shows the small red lever. A thin and tiny plastic sheet is made with a cutter. It is glued with a drop of instant glue on a pin.
 
       
   
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The point is weathered and installed. You can see the tiny yellow sheet under the red lever. In order to stabilize the point motor, a support is installed and adjusted with the help of grey and yellow sheets. The installed motor lies in a perfect horizontal position. It works reliably.The camouflage sheet is screwed on top of the hole.
 
       
   

Locomotives of the Series 850 and 900

 
My Roco 23115.1 locomotive had bad slow running characteristics for shunting. I sent it with this problem to Sb-Modellbau in Olching. They cleaned the gear and the worms, checked the lateral rotation of the bogies and installed a motor with ironless rotor. I turned the switching board the other way round and redressed the contact sheet on top of it. Now the machine starts under 3 V. In analog operation slow shunting is now possible. In the little clip besides you can see the Sb transformation in the front and the Roco 23225.1 in the back.
 
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The Formula Sports Roco locomotive 210116 received a new, self-made, plastic chimney. The decoration stripes were removed with nail varnish remover. The body, without the cabin, was painted wine red with Plastikote 22105 spray. The new stripes are Microscale New Haven 87-1061 decals of 5 inches. The numbers are Microscale 70106 Gothic Railroad Letters and Numbers Yellow. They were placed with Micro Set and Micro Sol. A transparent satin coat of Plastikote  was applied upon. On the cabin I shut the inferior holes for the railings with Humbrol Modelfiller.
 
With the paint brush I repaired the red colour. At the railings I removed the inferior crossbeams with my miniature pliers. At the front and at the back their inferior part was painted in yellow. On the chassis I put small yellow stripes with decals near the stairs. Drim 3D buffers have been installed. The motor coals have been replaced. The collector, the gearwheels and the sliding contacts of the wheels and the bogies have been cleaned. The snakes and the gearwheels have been oiled. The five pole motor turns rather slowly now and the slow driving performances are quite good. For optical reasons, I put Fleischmann 53717400 wheels. 
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Using the same method I also altered the 851 and 903. For the chimney I used an Evergreen 188 Strip, into which I drilled holes with my Proxxon. After this I used the file on it, so that it became slightly inclined to the top. The driving performances of the 851 were bad in spite of the 5pole motor. The gears of one of the bogies were jaming. One wheelset was not large enough and therefore had no lateral play. With Fohrmann special tools I tore the wheels slightly apart. My second MBM 854 received a black  chassis from the Fleischmann 931604, which was available in 2017. Adapting the cabin, I used the file on the roof and on the ancient chimneys.The holes for the lower crossbeams of the railings were closed with Humbrol Modelfiller.
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Motorcoaches of the Series 100

   

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The Guarniero model N-D003 of the 105 motorcoach was at that time unable to run on the radius of my track spiral. Therefore I had removed the bogie flancs. In 2016 Guarniero offered  an edition with altered bogies. I inspired me on this. The upper parts of the bogies were cut with my Proxxon cutting disc and filed. In the bend neither the bogies nor the wheels are to touch the body. Afterwards the bogies received a black colour coat with the paint brush.
 
       
   
Railcars of the Series 150
   
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At the Fleischmann 7401 model I cut out the old window bars. With instant glue I fixed Evergreen 142 stripes to the appropriate places. On the front and in the rear of the roof I fixed bended metal sheet. I filled the hollow spaces with Stabilit Express  and abraded them with sand-paper. I filled the third window in the middle of the doors with Stabilit Express. Afterwards I worked cautiously with the miniature file until there remained only two windows.The chimney is a sawn off toothpick. I cut open the chassis until the 42014 Sb-Modellbau fitted inside. With thin brass screws and glued nuts the chassis was fixed.
       
   
On the front and in the rear I filed holes for the coupling bars.  Underneath I bended rail guards out of 0,3 mm wire and fixed them. A thin metal sheet came above the motor in the case it might heat. I made the interior fittings out of plastic sheets and fixed them. I also installed sawn off figurines. I soldered two cables on to the lighting set.The front windows are Fleischmann. The lateral panes have been filed one by one out of transparent scheets. The airing stripes are Microscale 71114 decals. The model was painted with Plasikote sprays.The insciptions are Microscale 70106 decals.The curtains are yellow Busch plastic sheets.
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Railcar 161
   
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The Fleischmann 740204 model was repainted with Plastikote sprays. The insciptions are Microscale 70106 decals.The lateral windows are Piko A065230 from the online shop. With the cutter I shortened them at the bottom so that they fitted. For the door windows I used the Fleischmann parts. Into the model I glued sawn off figurines. On the chassis I removed the Indusi magnets with my Proxxon. With the brush I painted the bright spots in black.

Locomotives of the Series 1800

   
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My MTE 1814 model has a grey chassis from the Brawa 61123. The wheels with pneus were replaced by 0008765.00. I removed the bogie flancs. In the Märklin online shop I ordered the  item 305216 for the Minitrix Nohab. I cut, filed and glued it on to the Brawa bogies. On the down sides of the Brawa chassis I glued 1 mm Busch plastic sheets. I adaptet their size with the file to the MTE resin body. I imitated the "boxes" beneath the loco with 0,3 mm Evergreen sheets. Sparerooms underneath the chassis were filled with lead sheets. Everything was painted with the brush and Humbrol enamel colours.
 
       
   
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For the 1803 I proceeded to almost the same alterations on the shorter Minitrix 2020 chassis. I sligtly lenghtened the bogies to the front. Longer couplins 0291-10 for the Arnold Uerdinger  were installed. Small Evergreen 0,3mm sheets were fixed at the front and at the sides with instant glue. Afterwards the hollow spaces were filled with Stabilit Express and filed. On the sides of the bogies I fixed  stairs made of 0,3 mm wire underneath the doors of the body. Inside the resine body I glued thin plastic sheets until it fitted perfectly with the chassis. With thin stripes of adhesive tape for photographs and cardboard the body was fixed upon the chassis.

The Quarry Railway on Z Track

   
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I built the locomotive using the B60 Busch model. The cabin was made of Busch sheets into witch I filed windows and doors.The ventilation grilles were made with the help of Evergreen stripes and wire mesh. The chimney is a brass pipe. The model was painted with Plastikote spray. The letterings are self-made decals. Because of the Busch magnet system metal sheets have to be placed underneath the tracks.
 
       
 
The lorries were completey built out of Evergreen stripes and sheets. They were painted by the brush with Humbrol colours.The peaks of the Märklin 700810 wheels were abraded by the Proxxon. They were burnished and because of their weight, the vehicles run very well. With hooks plied out of 0,3 mm wire the locomotive and the lorries are tied together.
 
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