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RailRoad Modeling

Building the BR52 Locomotive and Tender

Building the BR52 Locomotive and Tender By Leslie G Rogers [Lesrogers] There was a great need for locomotives during the Second World War in Germany. The construction of classes 44, 50, and 86 were simplified and orders for other types of locos was cancelled. The need for a simpler type loco saw the creation of the BR52 Class in 1941.

These machines came with an axle load of 15 tonnes and a maximum speed of 80kph (44mph) forwards or backwards. Significant quantities of materials and manpower were able to be reduced further reducing their cost. This version was built in 1943:

Weight was 149 tonnes
Length was 75 feet 4 inches (22,975mm)
Boiler Pressure 240 psi
Driving Wheel diameter 1400mm
Coal capacity 10 tonnes
Water 5715 gallons

The overall length of the Trumpeter model is 886mm (34 inches) with a height of 134.2mm (6 inches). Les enhanced his Baureihe 52 with a cabin photoetch set from Eduard. There are over 700 parts to the construction plus photoetch.

Using techniques perfected building model ships, Les created an exceptional simulated metallic finish.
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About Leslie G Rogers (lesrogers)
FROM: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

Started marine company called Jolly Roger Marine. Importers of all hardware for pleasure boats. Had Boat yard and slips servicing all boating needs. Retired now have built many period wooden sailing ships and the odd plastic model. Live in a habour town on the Pacific Coast which is sub tropical. Ha...