Hollywood Foundry Gallery Of Models

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Schoma Engineering Work Vehicles from the London Underground - modelled by Damian Philipsen.

Damian Philipsen of London UK, has modelled a lovely pair of Schoma units in OO scale, using BullAnt drive systems. The odd looking locos have to fit the very restrictive Tube loading gauge, hence the squat profile. They are diesel powered.

Damian writes: "The two models I have scratchbuilt use Bullant chassis (the motors are set forward enough to leave the cabs free). 

They are 1:76 scale on 16.5mm track ("OO" scale). The bodies are made of styrene plastic. The cosmetic portion of the chassis is bolted to the bullant and this contains all of the wiring, lighting and decoder. 

The cab and hood are bolted to the chassis and can be removed if required. Lead has been added to each locomotive wherever possible to boost weight (each weighs approx 150g). Each locomotive is fitted with a DCC decoder (inside the cab). 

Because the locomotives always operate in pairs only the lights at the leading (cab) ends work (forward/reverse/shunting/parking light combinations available). A 'stay alive' capacitor is fitted to each locomotive. They run very well (and slowly) with a 60:1 gear ratio."

Congratulations Damian, very nice work.

A pair of the prototype locomotives.

During construction. Chassis with BullAnt fitted.

The cab and hood being constructed onto the chassis.

Almost finished, with wiring and lighting in the lower half complete

The underside, sowing bolt fixings and the stay alive capacitor fitted.

Loco 11 complete.

Loco 6 complete.

Double headed ballast train.

Double headed ballast train passes passenger train.