About Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Dn2t, a WW1 engine, plus plans for a model that you can build.
In 1903. Henschel und Sohn factory has released two locomotives designed for military narrow gauge railways. In the years 1903-1919 lasted for mass production of these machines, so-called. Brigaden Lokomotiven fÃ¼r heeresfeldbahn,in short Brigadelok. They were typical military locomotives for field rail service so they were marked military HF. A total of 2500 locomotives of this type were built. They were used during the First World War in East Europe.
They typically used with a width of 600 mm. After the war, the Polish State Railways used the HF steam locomotives in the years 1918-1970. They were used also used on railways in the forestry and sugar industries. They were withdrawn because of the difficulty in getting parts to repair them. Some of the machines are in Sochaczew,Skierniewice and Wenecja.
HF locomotives were low power – up to 60 hp and with a low axle load, about 4 tons.
They were able to navigate curves with a radius of 18 m They did this at the cost of having a complicated four axle chassis.
After the performance potential of the double locomotives, also called twins, was no longer sufficient a later Brigadelok was developed in the years 1904-05. The 75 hp D-coupled tank engine with Klien-Lindner hollow axles and the long, narrow chimney with the overestimated Kobel became the heeresfeldbahnlokomotive the First World War. From 1905-1919 about 2500 were built. To increase its range, a water tender was added.
Plans To Build Brigadelok Dn2t
You get plans to model this German narrow gauge field engine Dn2t
Here are pictures of a replica model that you can build.
You get a book of plans and information, including specifications, about the engine.
The plans offer modelers and collectors the opportunity to build a highly detailed, museum quality, replica of the original locomotive.
The model can be made using 1 mm card stock, styrene, or brass. The basic instructions in the book focus on card stock construction. Just substitute the material of your choice.
The resulting model is a highly detailed 1 to 25 scale replica of the original engine.
You can see a video review of this book with all the details at this link. Video being updated.
Here are images of some of the pages in the book. They show the visual instructions, text information and instructions plus some of the pages with cutouts.
Do watch the video for complete information.
Plan Book Details
Title Of The Book – Niemiecki Parowoz Waskotorowy Kolei Polowych (HF) z 1918 r.
Number/size of the sheets with parts to cut out: 10 x A3
Number/size of the sheets with instruction drawings: 6 x A3
1 page with colour side view
Difficulty level of the model in 1-5 scale: 4
(from 1-very simple to 5-very complicated)
Length of the model: 470 mm<
Author: Jan KoÅ‚odziejÂ Â
You may buy a copy of the book here. Dn2t