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Live steam model on 7¼" gauge of the Württembergische T3 no 924

Welcome to this blog. It will inform you about the progress of designing and building miniature live steam, coal fired locomotives for passenger hauling. Currently I'm working on a 7¼" gauge, scale 1:8, German T3 steam locomotive.

In 2006 I started this new project. This is a small 0-6-0 branch line locomotive of German (Königlich Württembergischen Staatseisenbahnen) origin with outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear. The loco is about 1.10 metre long and will weigh approx. 100 kg.

On the left you'll find the index where you can browse through the different articles and on the right you'll find all the extra's. On the top tabs you'll find a brief description of my other locos.

Enjoy this site. Erik-Jan Stroetinga. The Netherlands. Europe.

Locomotives in steam



At the end of September 2017 the first steaming of the new locomotive at the wonderful track of the Model Engineering Society of  Le Petit Train a Vapeur de Forest in Brussels.  Their last weekend of the season is always a very  nice happening. A warm welcome and a very interesting track layout, with different loops, crossings and some steep gradients. The different routes are set numerous points and signals.
We had a great weekend and the locomotive performed very well. 


International model engineering live steam meeting at Leek (Groningen NL) 2014.
Pictures to be seen here.

International model engineering live steam meeting at Leek (Groningen NL) 2015.
Pictures to be seen here.

International model engineering live steam meeting at Leek (Groningen NL) 2016.
Pictures to be seen here.







A short impression of the live steam hobby.