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My secret's finally out. I've been working on this loco for many months and a friend of mine is having a one built for him that has a modern paint scheme (black/red) and I needed to get mine done first without him knowing I was even building it. I got it done in the nick of time to run it this week at Diamondhead.

When the Saxonian IVK (say 4K) first came out as Regner's Annual model for 2006 is saw it and I felt like I really NEEDED one. It was a little beyond my price range and I could not figure anyway to drum up enough funds. I became very bummed out. I'm not sure what happened over in Germany, high demand or low demand but in 2008 Regner decided to manufacture the "Länderbahn" version of the IVK. Well, I REALLY NEEDED one now. Scrimping and saving, do a few weeks of overtime here and there and suddenly it was within my budget. Time to give Ken Johnson a call. A few weeks later, I got a stack of Regner boxes from Ken. Wow! There was a LOT of parts in those boxes all neatly wrapped in paper, bubble wrap or mini zip lock bags. Building was rather straight forward and I chose to do the translation of the instructions myself. My High school German was not quite up to the task, but I would translate some, then build some. I won't get into the details as this is not a review, simply a celebration of completion. This is my third Regner kit and it was fairly challenging.

Here are a few pics I took along the way:
Setting up the piping for compound / simplex operation.




Mounting the footplate.




Installing the boiler.




Plumbing and details.



Fitting the bodywork.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK5.JPG




Finished product, all detailing complete.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK6.JPG



Rear angle.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK7.JPG




The cab is fairly crowded.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK8.JPG




Front angle.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK9.JPG




Maiden voyage @ Wayne’s house. It ran perfectly in simple and compound, although yet a tad stiff. Runs great on low pressure (1.3 bar)


http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/seadawg/IVK/IVK10.JPG
 

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Very nice, looks like a great project, I always liked those regners!
Will be in diamondhead wednesday to see it!
 

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Great job Dave! Leave it to someone with the license plate that says "STEAMUP" to win out over instructions in German.

Have fun at Diamondhead. I'll be at Cabin Fever so won't be able to see it.

Best regards,

Alan
 

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Hey Dawg That looks great! I have a couple of pair of Regner cylinder kits. The isometric drawings speak 1K of German. Me? Nein Sprekin Dusche..I think.
Have fun at DH you lucky guy. Want to see some videos of this baby running.
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That looks awesome. Well done and sounds like it is a challenge to not only build the loco but do the translations while you go. One day I will make the plunge and dive into live steam.

How about posting a video of that fine loco of yours in action.

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I was just over there riding the little narrow gauge lines around Dresden. I have always liked those engines. Look forward to seeing it. I do have a question....where and how did you order it? Is there a dealer in the US? Also, where did you get the coach? Thanks.

 

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Thanks for all the props guys. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Now I'm ready for some track time down south. John, what a lucky guy riding those narrow rails in Saxony! Is that the Radebeul line? I got mine from the Regner dealer here in the US, Ken Johnson. Here's his web site: http://www.traindept.com/ He's planning on going to Diamondhead. (I know this because I'm riding down with him.) He'll have a table with all kinds of things in stock, but he usually doesn't stock Regner's Annual model unless someone orders it. Regner's im lager (in stock) page seems to be off line, so I am unsure if they still have any left (They might). If you click on the "sehen sie hier " at the bottom of the second line of the following web page, it is supposed to bring up the things that are in stock and ready to ship.

http://www.regner-dampftechnik.de/echtdampf/produktliste.php

Anyhow, see you down in Diamondhead, I'm leaving early in the A.M. and should get there before it turns back to A.M. again.


Oops I forgot, the coach is an LGB, although it is the K. Sächs. Sts. E. B. which seems to be rare in the U.S., even on ebay (actually I got stiffed on ebay trying to pick one up, but I got my money back), so I bought it from a web store in Holland http://wwwbigtrainworld.com
 

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Thanks for the info Dave. Yes that was on the Radebeul line. We had one of the class 99's on our train. They were using that one on the short turn to Moritzburg Castle. I am leaving in the morning also. Hope to see you there. Here are a couple of videos of the engine on our train, one of the big 2-10-2's. The green one was stuffed into the shed before I could get a video of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOn9WggO2Gw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYOZ6J2Se90
 
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