Locomotive 2 van de Gelderse Smalspoor Stichting (GSS)
|Manufacturer||Motorenfabrik DEUTZ AG|
|Type||OMD 117f (spoorijzer)|
|Ready for service?||ja|
|Power||36 HP (26,5 kW)|
|Max. speed||15.5 km/h|
|Orig. owners||Terwindt & Arntz Kekerdom , Gemeente Nijmegen , T&A Kekerdom, Willem Peters Nijmegen, Weijers Beuningen|
This loco is the flagship of the GSS and is used on their logo. Because the decision to use this loco was taken in a short time the GSS had to repaint the enigine in 2 weeks.
Its quite harder than it looks, the paintjob exits of several groundcoatings and a few finishing coatings. Every layer has to be fully dry before the next layer is applied. This can only be done after removing the old layers of paint and removing rust.
Remarkable about this engine is the fact that only one axle is directly driven, and the other is driven by a coupling rod. For industrial narrow gauge locos a peculiar arrangement, but quite common on all older Deutz locos.
Most of the industrial narrow gauge engines are drive by chain or cardan joints.
|History of the loco|
|1939?||Terwindt & Arntz, Kekerdom|
|1975||Busser & Van Loosbroek, Nijmegen|
|1991||Gelderse Smalspoor-Stichting GSS, Wychen, later Erlecom|
|1991||Gelderse Smalspoor-Stichting GSS, Heteren|
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Rogier Bennebroek, email: rogier.bennebroek(a)nmld.nl
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