Micro Cars Limited in Sri Lanka has made efforts to develop Rail Mass Transport Systems in Sri Lanka using Light Weight Rail Car Concepts in order to design and manufacture in Sri Lanka
Diesel engine powered Rail Cars under the “LANKA ECONO RAIL” Project.
Dr. F. Wingler designed a Rail Car based on the technology of the Swizz Rail Car Manufacturer Stadler with conventional “Diesel Power Packs” in a middle Traction Unit. For Crash worthiness Dr.
F. Wingler suggested to use for the Driver`s Cabins the Stadler Concepts fulfilling European Crash Norms.
Two 1 in 87 scale train-set models have been displayed in October 2014 at a Technical Railway Exhibition held at the Richmond Collage, Galle, Sri Lanka.
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Lanka Econo Rail Project for Light Weight Rail-Cars
February 2010 the Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute at Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Dr. F. Wingler had been invited to exhibit his Model Railway Layout with Spanish Talgo-Trains for Higher-Speed, European High-Speed Trains, US Steam- and Diesel Locomotives, US Freight Trains, Models of Sri Lankan Rolling Stocks with the Legend M1, M2 No. 626, 627 and 591 – caught at 26th December 2014 by the Tsunami – , M4, M5, M8, M9, the Steam Locomotives 340 and 251 “Sir Thomas Maitland”, newest developments of German Diesel-hydraulic and Diesel-electric Locomotives and with models of advisable Locomotives for Sri Lanka, especially for the Upcountry-Service with its Gradients on tight Curvatures. The Brochure and the Picture Gallery, which can be downloaded, inform about the history and the technical features of the exhibited rolling stocks.
Modelling of Railway Rolling Stocks
Picture Gallery of Modelling Railway Rolling Stocks