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Hi.. I like to share construction an review of this beautiful kit by OcCre.

www.occre.com
www.occremania.com

Locomotive is G gauge and it's long 720mm



it is a metal castings, wood and brass kit that weight around 4kg








instruction manual is all photographic and easy to follow, in the kit is also added an italian (here in my country) text manual but really I did not need it.



this is the motor unit, sold separately.



I will make this kit dinamic with motor, lights, smoke unit and rc controlled motor unit.

sorry for my bad english, I try to answer about construction. as best I can
 

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First step is the boiler..





to bend brass plates I use a small diameter iron cylinder and then I get it enlarge on a bottle








I use Uhu plus 300+ to glue zamac castings



I inserted the wires inside the bracket, need to drill it

 

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Many Thanks.. price is around 400$ and 60$ for motor unit.
This OcCre kit is not difficult to build but requires precision and good adhesives to be assembled.








 

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First primer with polyurethane paint (catalyzed)



Then green everything with the same double component poliurethane matt varnish







Led lights





Chassis in black





 

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With the smoke unit I have wrong position, this because it came when I had already built the boiler. so I placed it in the tender as the first test








but the long distance penalized the generation of smoke
first test qith smoke unit inside the tender

https://vimeo.com/260969157

so I took courage and modified the boiler












Second smoke test was much better

https://vimeo.com/262168209
 

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Thanks!! now I'm doing the railway.








I have to change speed controller and battery.
Probably I have to add another motor unit under the tender, or add weight because 2wd are not enough.
Although it is all very smooth, the locomotive moves but the tender often slips
 

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Very impressive - you did a great job.

Are the wheels solid metal? Looked in one pic as if they had separate tires on a center?

And how is it powered - 2wd was your comment! Any pics of the motor/gears?
 

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Those kits are famous for having underpowered motors and gearing, not surprised you have to change them.

Is there a reason you did not use metal rails with chairs and spikes for the roadbed? Would seem easy enough to purchase, but perhaps you wanted to make that as well.

In any case a beautiful model.

Greg
 

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Very impressive - you did a great job.

Are the wheels solid metal? Looked in one pic as if they had separate tires on a center?

And how is it powered - 2wd was your comment! Any pics of the motor/gears?
Yes wheels can be separate, center is in plastic with a metal ring pressed on it.




now loco ruin with 2wd, in forward is perfect, in reverse it slipper.

speed is good, at max speed is fast enough,r eally the only one problem is have more grip in reverse run.

motor unit is this





I can change motor unit position, now motorized wheels are in the back of first group and is better respect first copule in front of tender.

another motor unit is the solution for sure, but maybe some weight can solve the reverse slipper problem
 

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Yes, there is not much gear reduction / torque multiplication. I'd definitely add the 2nd motor to reduce the strain on the drivetrain.

How much does the completed model weigh? Also I did not notice any ball bearings in any of the axles, so friction could be a factor.

Do you intend to pull cars with it, or is it more of a display model?


Again, please do not let any of these comments take away from the beautiful job you have done.

Greg - 36
 
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