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3railgreg

Looking to add some freight activity to my small layout with tight curves, 2 axle cars but what to use for loco? Suggestions?

Thanks, maybe this has been asked before.

 

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bill937ca

There is the Kato  Chibi-Totsu Set in either blue or red.  Its buried on HS.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10144819

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10113314

 

TGW  and Pro Hobby offers some small engines, but these are more MOW items.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10102726

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10066027

 

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Some small passenger cars were used as mules after retirement from passenger service on minor private railways.. The prototype of this car was used in this way on the Kumamoto Electric Railway where Electric Railways of Japan notes "traffic was not heavy enough to require electric locomotives and was handled behind passenger cars on schedule trips."  Essentially a tow car for a single trailer. This requires a TM-03 drive.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10077022

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10049207

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3railgreg

bill937ca, thanks for the reply. I have looked at the Pocket Line sets with the little steeple cab type loco. I am curious as to how well the run, I believe I have seen good and bad reports, but that is the perfect size.

 

Track curves on layout are R150, which my tram runs on, and outer loop is R183, so pretty tight. It is basicly 2 dogbones together. Will get a pic up here soon to "show it off" :) !

Thanks!!

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Densha

@Martijn

I thought you'd come up with some World Craft kit, but this is better than I expected. ;)

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Martijn Meerts

Well, there's also a World Craft kit version, as well as a pre-made/pre-painted one from World Craft as well.

 

Thing is, I have that kit, and it's a pain to build, really small, and I'm not talking about the detail bits and pieces =)

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3railgreg

Thanks bill937ca, will look into these. It was what I originally was going to get anyway just to add freight action to my layout. 

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