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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Locos for the Bimmelbahn

The K.Bay.Sts.B DVI  They were light, twin-coupled, saturated steam, tank engines. Maffei supplied the first 30 locomotives from 1880 to 1883, and Krauss delivered a further 23 up to 1894.The Class D VI locomotives were procured for branch lines in flat terrain and had a maximum permitted axle load of 12 tons.The first 44 locomotives had no side tanks. Water was stored in a well tank, and coal in the driver's cab. The last nine locomotives, on the other hand, had short tanks on either side, in front of the driver's cab. That increased water capacity from 1.8 to 2.3 m2 and coal capacity from 0.5 to 0.8 t. 
The model is by Fleischmann.

Class DXI of the K.Bay.Sts.B 139 examples were procured between 1895 and 1912; it was the most numerous Bavarian branch line locomotive. Both Krauss and Maffei supplied three prototypes each and both were later involved in the production batches.
Eight locomotives of the same type were supplied by Krauss in 1900 to the Lokalbahn AG (Lokalbahn Aktien-Gesellschaft or LAG), which later sold them to the Bavarian state railway, where they were given the numbers 2507 to 2512. A further three locomotives were supplied by Krauss to the South German Electric Branch Lines (AG Süddeutsche elektrische Lokalbahnen) that was taken over in 1904 by the LAG; again these locomotives were sold to the state railway. They were given the numbers 2762–2764. These machines were designated as Class PtL 3/4 under the new classification scheme, but did not differ significantly from the newer Class D XI engines. Another five PtL 3/4 were procured by the state railway in 1914 and given the numbers 2783–2787.
The model is by Trix.


  1. Tim,

    Thanks for the introduction. I have ordered one of these kits today. Will be god to see how they service me in Australia.

    Any further tips on the weathering?

    Regards, Bruce

  2. Welcome back to the wonderful world of H0, Tim!


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