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 Posted: Sun Dec 27th, 2009 01:48 am
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Herb Kephart
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On Page 108 of NARROW GAUGE TO NO MANS LAND at the bottom, there is a picture of a gas-mechanical(?) locomotive in the center of the picture, with a large (5'?) flywheel.

Can anyone shed any more light on this?



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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2010 04:20 pm
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Hi Herb,

New boy Francis here, I do not have the book but it sounds like a picture of a german loco captured by the allies, and sitting on a waggon.  If this is the one it is a DEUTZ, a german production.   Several opperated in the UK.

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Francis

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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2010 08:02 pm
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Herb,

something like this?
http://www.feldbahn-ffm.de/Seiten/Loks/Benzol/Datenblatt_B3_2006_11_01.pdf

It's a Deutz-Oberursel, this pattern was already in use in the 1st world war 1914-18.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 02:03 pm
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Francis--welcome to FreeRails!! Glad to have you join the group! Let us know what your interests are, and send some pictures of what you are working on.
Thanks guys--that's it! :glad: :glad:

I'll have to translate the information under the picture.

Either of you know of a source for more info/pictures?

I have a Deutz air-cooled 5 cylinder in a truck--good engine.




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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 08:35 pm
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Herb,

only four of them survived... But there are some sources:

- you give me a pm with your email adress, and I send you two sketches of similar locos built a little bit later :bg:

-you can contact the Feldbahnmuseum Frankfurt and ask for drawings. There are friendly guys, maybe they can help you.  http://www.feldbahn-ffm.de/

- Berthold Matthäus from Germany wrote a book "Die Mercksche Kleinbahn". It's  about a 500 mm gauge railway in a pharmaceutical factory in Darmstadt, which uses 5 of them. Many Photos included.

-The Deutz/Oberursel locos were also in use in New Zealand. One of them is in the MOTAT collection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOTAT_collections
Maybe some guys from "down under" know something about it.

Btw: AFAIK the engine of the loco isn't air cooled, but vaporizes the cooling water. Used as fuel was at first Benzol/benzene (with a carburator), some years later diesel.

Michael

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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2010 12:48 am
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here we go a rely from "DownUnder".

I am a volunteer at the MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) rail section here in Auckland NZ.

We have a similar loco which was ordered from Motorenfabrick
Oberursel in 1912 but due to a shipping strike in Europe it didn't
arrive in NZ until mid 1913. It went to a drainage Board on the
Hauraki Plains and a picture exists of it operating at Ngatea in 1922.
The loco and ten hopper wagons were sold to Mr. Miller of Mercury
Mines in 1940. It was in use there for about five years until mining
stopped.
It was presented to MOTAT in 1968.

Of note it is the only exisiting Oberusel with its original engine.
The loco was restored and operating at MOTAT some years ago and
currently is undergoing a non priority overhaul and
restoration with a view to it again operating. There is talk of focusing on this loco so that it will be running again for its centenary.

 

I have a couple of pictures that I will attempt to post

 

Cheers

 

Pete

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