Re: [FS32NGModelrail] O&K drawings in the files
Thank you!!! That is great material. I am going to take a serious look at the contractors loco article now. Very good an inspiring stuff.
Thank you again.
--- On Tue, 8/5/08, Claus Nielsen <clausoggitte@...> wrote:
From: Claus Nielsen <clausoggitte@...>
Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] O&K drawings in the files
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 9:55 AM
I have uploaded two O%K-drawing in the files' section (folder: Claus'
modelling projects). Also included is a drawing of a brake lever
arrangement that looks pretty much like the one most O&K-locos were
fitted with. The old article on my Magic Train rebuild has been added
Enjoy the work on converting your own Magic Train steamers. Remember to
let us see the progress, please.
- --- In FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com, "Claus Nielsen"
> I have uploaded two O%K-drawing in the files' section (folder: Claus'The prototype for the "Swed OK 20 hp" loco was works no. 2076,
> modelling projects).
delivered in August 1906, to ASEA for the Swedish Hydroelectric Power
Authority. She was first used in several hydroelectric power projects,
and in 1937 ended up at Nybergets Gruv AB, an iron mine in central
Sweden which connected to the standard gauge network through a 600 mm
gauge railroad. She was used for local switching, the road had a pair
of larger engines for pulling the ore trains.
The drawing was done by my friend Hans Svensson, who as a young man
measured her while she was waiting for the scrapper in the early
1960's. Nyberget was only about 7 miles from the town where we grew up -
sadly I paid more attention to girls at the time and missed the
opportunity to see it. In 1984, a small book was published about the
operation, "Vägen från gruva till bruk" (The road from mine to mill) by
Hans Svensson and Bengt Lindh.
Thanks a lot for the update on the drawing. These days with scanners
and images being sent all over the world it is deplorable how easy it
is to get the original maker of an image lost. I have the book you
mention and have probably scanned the drawing for easy scaleing when I
built my steam loco. But, much to my own embarrasment, not given the
proper credit when uploading it years later.
I didn't upload the image in the intention to offend Hans S (actually
the guy that gave me the inspiration I needed to jump into (relatively)
large scale railway modelling). Glad I got the opportunity to set that
record straight. Thanks Hans, for keeping cool in the long Swedish
summer evenings focusing on taking measurements on O&K-locos!
By the way: I wonder how much more we would have known about small
railways had we all discovered girls (or motor bikes, beer etc) just
two years later in life?