Gottwald telescopic rail crane from Kibri

29600 KIBRI VIESSMANN | FERDIGMODELL TELESKOPKRAN | FERTIGMODELL TELESKOPKRAN |  FINISHED MODEL TELESCOPIC CRANE | Photo: 0rvik

GOTTWALD GS 100.06T CRANE WAGON

 
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Kibri / Viessmann has made a great completed model of a telescopic crane for model railway in 1:160. The model has great details, well elaborate, and comes on a railway track in a vitrine. The model has many great features such as movable stabilizers (unfortunately not up and down), vertical movable counterweight, retractable telescopic crane, and the ability to rotate the crane house around the vehicle axis. There is a roll of rope mounted at the rear of the crane, and an instruction manual for this, but think in terms of a different model.

As you can see, the model is elaborate and is similar to the original, although somewhat simplified. Some paint can quickly bring up some details and make it even more realistic. Really great that such models come fully assembled when you do not always wish to build yourself. It takes time and patience, at least at this scale. There have been Gottwald crane wagons on Norwegian rails, but I do not know if this model is . Anyway, I dream of a digital remote controlled and motorized version in n-scale in the future. NB. The wagon comes without couplings.
 
 

29600 KIBRI VIESSMANN | FERDIGMODELL TELESKOPKRAN | FERTIGMODELL TELESKOPKRAN |  FINISHED MODEL TELESCOPIC CRANE | Photo: 0rvik

TELESCOPIC CRANE IN N SCALE

 
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The N-scale’s size and detailing

N-SKALA DIMENSJON, STØRRELSESFORHOLD OG DETALJER | N-SCALE RATIO AND DETAILS | N-MAßTAB GRÖßENVERHÄLTNIS UND DETAILIERUNG | Photo: 0rvik

SIZE SET IN RELATION TO FINGERS / A HAND

  
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N-SKALA DIMENSJON, STØRRELSESFORHOLD OG DETALJER | N-SCALE RATIO AND DETAILS | N-MAßTAB GRÖßENVERHÄLTNIS UND DETAILIERUNG | Photo: 0rvik

IN RELATION TO THE CREDIT CARD SIZE OR A MATCH

  
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N-SKALA DIMENSJON, STØRRELSESFORHOLD OG DETALJER | N-SCALE RATIO AND DETAILS | N-MAßTAB GRÖßENVERHÄLTNIS UND DETAILIERUNG | Photo: 0rvik

DETAIL LEVEL ON THE N-SCALE IN COMPARISON WITH A MATCH HEAD

  
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Scale is important in model building. It indicates how big a model is compared to the actual size. This means that if a model car is in the the scale 1:2, it will then be ½ of the authentic vehicle. If the car is 5 meters long in real life, so the model will be 2.5 meters. And so we can continue. When the aspect ratio is 1:10 so the 5 meter long car are to be 50 cm, in other words half a meter. The most common model car scales are 1:43 and 1:18, a car 5 meters will be 11.6 cm and 27.7 cm in model. One parts with the ratio.

In model trains one has the scales: 1:24 (G), 1:32 (1) 1:48 (O), 1:64 (S), 1:76 (OO) 1:87 (HO), 1: 120 (TT), 1:160 (N), 1:220 (Z). Where 1:87 and 1:160 are the most common. These are the scales most manufacturers relate. Some also make products in between the scales to be adaptable to multiple scales, or to save on materials without size looks wrong. But the scale factors is difficult to imagine without having a model at hand. Therefore I wanted to take a picture and show how big (or small) N-scale is.

Here’s a locomotive and a wagon in 1:160 compared with my hand and fingers, as well as a smart card in credit card size and a match (which is the size of a lamp post). Not only can you see how small the ratio we’re talking about, but also how fascinating detailed the models are. One actually get room for 5-6 lines of text on the size of a match head. Therefore, N-scale is becoming more and more popular since the models are becoming more and more elaborate, and with better and better technical solutions.




      


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