Pieter Bruegel The Elder
(Written by P.G.)
Steam puppies in HOe
After the arrival of David and Goliath, a small number of locomotives similar to David asked hospitality at this site, which, given that it shares the same name, accepts with joy these cute puppies in HOe scale.
These are small locomotives for military use, in mining, for quarries, furnaces, maintenance railways , sugar refineries, industrial plants, which in Germanic language are called “Feldbahnloks” …
On some of these gauge tracks of 600 or 750 mm was made sometimes a passenger service, also by means of small-propelled steam, mainly for the transportation of personnel, more rarely open to the public as in France, network for the collection of beet around pithivier ….
Very often, having to move along roads and construction sites, they are equipped with safety guards open sheet for wheels and connecting rods, but unloved by the staff as causing overheating bearings.
Here we do not take in consideration the many interesting gauge railways of 750 mm built as real railways with passenger and freight transport, no longer exist in Italy, but still in regular service just at the north of the Alps,
such as the Austrian Zillertal, on which it served also the Feldbahnlok # 6, used for special trains and drivers education ….
The puppies shown below are all unique pieces, patiently built by hand, often to the lens … mostly brass with parts in steel, plastic and wood. The motors are Anchoridge, Arnold, Trix or Egger-Bahn, the wheels are built on a lathe, or Egger-Bahn or Trix.
… But let them introduce themselves, ……
Railcar steam system Serpollet # 311 of BBK, built in 1903
Built by Hoenzoller in Dusseldorf in 1881
Locomotive “Donaustauf” type called “Brigade” in France or DFB in Germany built by Fives-Lille in 1919 as a maintenance locomotive ,
is then sold to a brick factory (Ziegelei Donaustauf)
sold to a mine factory in 1935
sold to a quarry in the 20s
real live puppies
in function you can visit the Feldbahnen
still in service especially in Germany,
France and Great Britain ….
(@June 21, 2015)