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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 94195 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2014, 10:33:06 am »
Not so much rolling stock or loco's but well worth buying!

This came through the post this morning from Holland. €66 for a box of 50. Ł13 cheaper than in the UK  ;)




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2014, 10:43:47 am »
Before and after shot. Apologies for the bad quality phone pictures. Battery is flat on my camera  :-[

Much better now the invisible people in the coaches will not fall in between the gap when moving from one to another carriage…..










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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2014, 12:21:11 pm »
A big improvement, Raymond.

How do the coaches manage the curves and what is the minimum radius you have?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2014, 12:56:40 pm »
Cheers Dave,

The couplings are not attached to the bogies on these so going into a curve they come out slightly and retract when getting back on straight.

They seem to sit fine on Radius 2 (R225.6) My layout will have two loops with that radius and one with radius 1 but that one will most likely be used as freight with short wagons.

Just need a layout now  ;D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2014, 03:55:07 pm »
Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....


Indeed!  :photospleasesign:

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Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....


Yup!  :D

Dave G



Well, first out of the loft is the 'RegionalBahn' ERA V (now close coupled)

I think it needs another 2nd Class coach to complete the look. The 212 will be pushing it along until I get a 141 in Traffic Red to do the job!

I have a 151 and a 110 in Ocean Blue/cream and matching EC/IC coaches which I concentrated on most and at some point there WILL be a 103 with matching coaches too.

Back in the 80's I used to travel on those several times a year from Utrecht (Netherlands) to Villach (Austria) although mostly in the Ocean Blue/cream ones as they were overnight trains. The 103 TEE was seen all over the place but seemed to be daytime runners.








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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2014, 05:31:20 pm »
Hi Raymond,

Thanks for pics. Have got a few fleischmann SNCF, RENFE and OBB coaches and plan to get some DB ones to go with my car transporters so might well be bending your ear about close couplings soon.

By the way, shouldn't you be packing for Fuerteventura you lucky person you? I'd take 20 degrees C over the crap I've been in this afternoon!

Have a great time.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2014, 06:37:00 pm »
I also had a couple of Fleischmann SNCF coaches but sold them on to make way for more DB stuff. They were the green/white ones with a green roof. They weren't K's though but can still be equipped with close couplers.

No rolling stock buying for me for a bit. I need some track which seemed to have tripled in price over the years  :o

€58 for a double slip???

Need five of those  :'(


Yeah, airport taxi picking us up at 6am tomorrow.  8)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2014, 01:09:40 am »
I also had a couple of Fleischmann SNCF coaches

A quick reminder that the Fleischmann SNCF coaches are a pup.

Incorrect fictitious relivery of a standard German 'UIC' coach built to UIC 'pattern' aka standards. French UIC pattern stock was built to different dimensions (notably 24500mm instead of 26400mm long, and was a different shape
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2014, 08:20:31 am »
I also had a couple of Fleischmann SNCF coaches

A quick reminder that the Fleischmann SNCF coaches are a pup.

Incorrect fictitious relivery of a standard German 'UIC' coach built to UIC 'pattern' aka standards. French UIC pattern stock was built to different dimensions (notably 24500mm instead of 26400mm long, and was a different shape

Hi Gordon,

Seem to remember that. Can't remember if you mentioned before or on here or somewhere else but stayed clear of them.

The fleischmann coaches I have are the corail ones, part of the 'mozart' set, which are probably not quite correct but when I first started in N they were the only ones I could find.

Was newbie to computers, ebay and N. The following year, Piko brought out their extensive range and as a newbie to a bank manager have only got a few of their lovely products.

Cheers weave.

PS Do you know if Artrain are going back into business? Want some Wasteels and UIC coaches. You've probably got so no gloating please  :)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014, 09:28:51 am »
 Weave

The Transmondia UIC coaches will be re-released soon, after repairs to the bogie mould.

Transmondia are also proposing a DEV restaurant car in the planned range but it is a special pre-order.

By the way, the Fleischmann coaches from the Mozart set are fine, but represent the A9u Eurofima of which there were 100 built. They are only whole series of Corail compartment coaches with sliding plug doors. There are six second class B11u VU83s which also had sliding plug doors, but were otherwise standard SNCF Vu outline coaches rather than Eurofima pattern.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2014, 03:27:44 pm »
Thanks Mike,

Just gone on the Transmondia website. Very excited although my wallet says NO. Some coaches seem to be available already but the wallet's now saying NON.

Can wait a bit and save. Have wanted Wasteels coaches for years. Are they an easy company to buy from as can speak a bit of french but have had problems buying from non Germany in the past?

Thanks again for the advice and any future info.

weave

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2014, 06:07:00 pm »
Weave

I normally speak French to the Transmondia people but I know that Marie-Claude and Serge both speak English, so you should have no problem. The shop is a treasure trove of worldwide N.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2014, 11:56:33 pm »
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Just to clarify, Artrain is a brand name used by Transmondia. Original stuff was branded Transmondia (such as their BB66000), Artrain was adopted later - when the UIC coaches were introduced AFAIR.

I might be willing to part with one of my Wasteels UICs subject to negotiation.

Like Mike I have been using Transmondia for years. The shop is amusingly situated not far from the 'ooh la la' part of Paris. If travelling with family they can go to see the Moulin Rouge or Sacre Coeur whilst you visit Transmondia.

Be aware that Rue de Douai is a real model shop enclave - there are 4 model shops almost next to other in the same street
If anyone in your party is into  music, further along the same street is an enclave of  music shops.

Ironically, last time I was in the area, I bought lots of N scale stuff from Les Cheminots which has good secondhand stocks, and nothing from Transmondia.

The risk with Transmondia's own manufactured products is that unless pre-arranged or preordered , there is a risk that they will have sold out of the specialist stuff. Also there is a long lead time for some of their announced items as they are only an artisanal operation so long announced items which you hope will be ready by the time of your visit sometimes aren't.

This is less of a problem nowadays since the most recent boom in French N provided most shops with plenty of stock of mainstream N French outline.

Nevertheless, they will speak English - like most shopkeepers in Paris as they realise it gets them business.




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014, 10:09:53 am »
Thanks Gordon for info and offer.

PM sent re Wasteels coach.

Cheers weave.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2014, 06:43:50 pm »
The latest bit of German rolling stock to hit my layout is Fleischmann 845403 - one of 4 different Schwenkdachwagen (literally  tilting roof wagon - you have got to like German designations) released during December 2013. This one is in Ep. 5 DB Cargo red.


At €32.90 not the cheapest of rolling stock and Fleischmann's new price policy  effectively meant that anyone who did not pre-order ended up paying more than these could be had for last year. As far  as I know these are not retooled and base on an older design.
Pros:
- overall impact on any modern layout is pretty good
- runs brilliantly and has a very good weight to it.

Cons:
- as with all Fleischmann DB red (Verkehrsrot) wagons close up the appearance can be toylike. If weathered-up it would look  excellent.
- for 2014 the level of detailing is modest. Particularly  if you look at what is done with American rolling stock  this is nothing to write home about.  E.g., the ladders. This is the result of this being an older design. Fleischmann is being a bit cheeky here. For my purposes it is fine though.

Marcus

 

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