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The third model from the second series is the R.T.M. M1652 'Puttershoek'.
When expanding the garden railway, it turned out to be necessary to have a good shunting locomotive.
The R.T.M. M 1652 'Puttershoek' was built in the autumn of 2020.
While the first shunting operations were carried out with a modified Gmeinder (L.G.B. 3005), this can now be done with the M 1652.
Because a steam locomotive from the Zillertalbahn was included when purchasing the garden railway and I do not (yet) drive with steam in principle, this steam locomotive was scrapped, but its drive has been adapted for the M 1652 by removing the center axle. as well as all connecting rods and other unnecessary items.
This drive has a small delay, which gives this locomotive very quiet driving characteristics.
The doors of the driver's house of this model can be opened and the locomotive can be equipped

with a smoke generator (this is prepared).
The locomotive is in service.

Construction report from R.T.M. M 1652 'Puttershoek'

Gmeinder locomotive 5 was purchased from Germany in 2019 for the shunting services on the garden railway.

This small 2-axle machine with coupled axles performed well and was even completely repainted from standard L.G.B. in its last months of service from yellow to olive green.

However, locomotive 5 was replaced by R.T.M. in the autumn of 2020. M 1652 'Puttershoek', after which locomotive 5 went out of service and was stored without a drive unit.

Since July 2023 M.B.S. Locomotive 5 has been renumbered to M.B.S. 49, taken out of the mothballed fleet and put into service.


Locomotive 49 (ex-loc 5) in the olive green version, shortly before it was taken out of service on 25-01-2020

The first purchase of rail and equipment included an Austrian Reihe-U (Unzmarkt) locomotive.

Because there was no employment for this steam locomotive on the garden railway, it was removed and ultimately demolished.

The drive has a nice slight deceleration on the driven axles, ideal for shunting.

The middle axle of this old 3-axis drive has been removed and all unnecessary items have been removed also and made suitable for the M 1652.


The old 3-axis drive during conversion as a drive for the M 1652, May 20, 2020


The manufacture of the frame of the M 1652 with the recess for the adapted drive.

This frame plate is 2 mm thick and made of hardened brass for a sturdy frame, May 20, 2020


Frame and drivetrain assembled, May 20, 2020


The structure of the M 1652 is made of 0.5 mm brass plate, with the recesses for the windows being made in advance.
The frame has now received the shin plates and buffer plates, with the leaf springs, sand spreaders and air tank already mounted.

The recesses for the steps and buffers have also been installed, August 15, 2020


One of the old weight blocks from the steam locomotive was used for the grille, its shape matched the grille without significant adjustments and also serves for extra pressure on the wheels, August 17, 2020


The headlights use 5mm LED reflectors and cover caps from Wedico type 24262 (12mm).


The front headlights have been mounted, another 2.5 mm will be cut off to achieve the correct size.
The motor hood has now also been installed, August 22, 2020


Connecting the front lights, August 22, 2020


Installing the various railings, handles, sliding doors, etc.
The shortened free-standing front lights are clearly visible, August 29, 2020


The M 1652 in dismantled condition, shortly before the locomotive went to the spray booth, August 29, 2020


The frame after painting, August 30, 2020

RTM 1652 Handelsterrein Rotterdam 1960 (

The real R.T.M. M 1652 'Putterhoek' on the Handelsterrein in Rotterdam in 1960 (photo Ruitenbeek)

This locomotive served as an example for the model.

R.T.M. M 1652 Puttershoek site.JPG

The model of the R.T.M. M 1652 'Puttershoek' on December 29, 2020, as it serves on the garden railway.

The number plates, factory plates and nameplates are specially manufactured in Great Britain.

These etched plates are really the cherries on the cake...!

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