Narrow Gauge Industrial Diesel Locomotive GLS 30
About a very popular and useful narrow gauge industrial diesel locomotive designated GLS 30.
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Produced in many variations for years, the GLS-30 series diesel locomotives finally went into serial production in 1961. They were, and continue to be, very popular industrial, narrow gauge engines.
Today they are generally found in brickyards.
The first two images below show variations of GLS30 that are found in the Narrow Gauge Train Museum, Sochaczew, Poland.
The cab is arranged such that the driver sits sideways.
It is equiped with a 3 speed gear box. The engine is water cooled.
The last 4 images in the table below show a model that you can build.
Below the pictures is text information that includes the details about the model plan book.
Here are a couple links to discussions about GLS30 models that people have built.
What follows is information about the model plans and a link to where you may purchase that model.
Plans To Build GLS 30
You get plans to model this Polish narrow gauge diesel yard engine GLS30
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.
GLS30 Plan Book Detail
Plan book title – Polska Waskotorowy Przemyslowa Lokomotywa Spalinowa z 1957 Roku + 2 Wagony – Koleby
Page size 29.7 cm (inches 11.7 ) by 21 cm (inches 8.27 ).
Pages with parts to cut out – 7
Pages with instruction drawings – 3
Pages of text instructions – 1
Pages of Pictures of the Model -2
Author – Jan Kolodziej