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"Pig's Nose"
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- Updated Oct 18th 2003 -


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"Pig's Nose"
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Because of its motor front this tiny railcar got the nickname
"Schweineschnaeuzchen", which is best described as pig's snout or "pig's nose".
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Because I was always fond of these "Pig's Noses" I decided to buy a kit from Henke.
The body was pre-painted which saved a lot of work ( all these lines ! ).
The rest was completed in one weekend.

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Trailer N° 1
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After an accident on the Leer-Aurich-Wittmund line, the railway decided to rebuild the railcar in to a trailer.
(Source: "Die Museums-Eisenbahn 3/2000")
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I followed their example and converted a similar trailer from a Henke body. The chassis is from a Fleischmann "Magic Train" wagon.
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To couple the trailer with the sidecar I made a special coupling rod which has an altered Kadee coupling on one side. Fitting the trailer with Kadee couplings allows it to be used as a carriage on regular trains.
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Trailer N° 2: The Luggage Van
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Waggonfabrik Wismar (where "Pig's Nose" comes from) proposed luggage vans with one and two axles.
(Source: "Die Museums-Eisenbahn 3/2000")
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Regardless of a prototype never being built, I adapted the design of a one-axle trailer to use some Fleischmann Magic Train parts.
Completed with a pole and some additional parts I finally got a really cute luggage van.
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The above mentioned trailer got altered Kadee couplings to enable additional coupling with the luggage van.
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I hate the word "cute" when associated with trains, but that is the only name to describe this trailer.

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"Father and Son"
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Many years ago Henke proposed a standard gauge version of this railcar. But concentrating on narrow gauge Henke withdrew this nice model.
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However - Henke produced some test bodies and chassis and through a friend who works for Henke I was fortunate in obtaining one of these models.
Joerg Bauschke built this excellent model and gave it to me as a birthday present!
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Striking features
The outstanding roof with the delicate railing

On sundays the railcar is frequently used by day trippers.

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A last view on father and son.

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