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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2014, 06:33:40 pm »
Yes it's the beas knees.  I am very very pleased with all my Kato elok's. Babs

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2014, 06:38:56 pm »
Thanks for the video Babz, and thanks to whitesswan for making it work!

That's a lovely layout Babz and you've given me some food for thought with my layout grrr, I might have to rearrange  my track..(the joys of unitrack!). I also noticed the Vortrack controller. I have one too and love it to bits

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2014, 11:32:25 pm »
I used to live In many places in Germany In my Childhood & then In Berlin & Saarbrucken In my working life I was very lucky In Berlin


Here are some of my recent German pictures which includes Berlin area (I was photographing trains by 10am having left home in Surrey at about 4 hours earlier!:

http://gwizz.piwigo.com/index?/category/68-germany_april_2013

and here are some of my older German photos:

http://gwizz.piwigo.com/index?/category/102-germany_1989_1991




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2014, 08:32:29 am »
Good morning Everyone, Gordon Thank you for sharing your pic's they a re very nice, I had a 5 day Holiday on a tour of the Harz I love the big 2-10-2 they are so powerful.When the Berlin wall was up & the cold war was on the Go I used to fly over the Harz on a regular basis The East Germans used to try and make our life very Difficult by Jamming our Navigation Equipment oh they were fun days.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2014, 10:12:12 am »
Some really nice photographs there Gordon!

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful scenery in Switzerland  :thumbsup: Only been there a few times visiting my cousin that lives there.

Do you have some of the early 80's IC's/EC's?
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« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2014, 12:18:58 pm »
Right, the last bits have made it out of the loft today. (I don't have that much) Yet….

This I bought not too long back when I came past a model shop in Holland about 8 years ago. Test run and put back in the box for when I would start a layout again. €140+ well spend there  :hmmm: ;D

These came out in 1985 iirc and were classed as ERA IV but in later catalogues ERA V. Gordon?

I started buying coaches for it but it feels a little out of place in my opinion. i.e. too new compared to my other IC's

If someone wants to do a straight swap for a 103 (Fleischmann 7375 or 7376) you're more than welcome…..

I think Baden Baden could do with a dust down…..  :-[








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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2014, 12:56:03 pm »
Hi Raymond The pic's are great The Baden Baden Station is very grand, If only walls could talk.
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« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2014, 03:42:54 pm »
Cheers Babs,

The station needs a bit of a dust off as it had to live through all the dust of building and extension a few years back. I think this is one of the nicest big stations Vollmer has done (and Neuffen)

I'll get some pictures up soon when it's cleaned and some lights installed.

I'm just in the process of ordering some track so I can start making a layout soon!!  :thumbsup:  Need to get rid of my desks in the office first to make room...
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« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2014, 08:02:54 pm »
A little bit better picture of the station for you Babs. (Yes, my pictures are rubbish but I blame it on my phone camera)  ;D


You know you really want one of these on your fantastic Baden layout Babs!




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2014, 08:24:18 pm »
Good Evening Raymond, Your pic's are fine and the Baden Baden Station looks really great, I will get one maybe this year because what i do on my layout Generally  I will run a swiss day with Scenery Buildings and another day all German As all us modelers say It's my train set & i can run what I like lol.
Great Stuff. TTFN

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2014, 12:26:38 am »
These came out in 1985 iirc and were classed as ERA IV but in later catalogues ERA V. Gordon?


The locos were built in red and cream to match the then current Inter-City / TEE / Class 103 loco livery. They were delivered in Epoch IV. The model in your picture is in the Orientrot livery, which was the official DB loco livery from 1986-1996. This transcends the dates of Eras IV and V, so the catalogue is sort of correct whichever era it states!

The official NEM Epochs for Germany:

Epoch IV was 1965 - 1990
Epoch V was 1990 - 2006

http://www.morop.eu/fr/normes/nem806d_f.pdf




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2014, 12:34:29 pm »
Thanks Gordon.

Looks like I'm modelling late IV and early V then.

I did see the 120 in TEE livery in an old catalogue but it didn't look very appealing. Probably because the roof is red too.

When my track is up I'll have to save some pennies for a 103 in the TEE livery with matching coaches. It will go very well with the turkis/beige IC/EC's I have.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2014, 12:10:53 am »
Thanks Gordon.

Looks like I'm modelling late IV and early V then.

I did see the 120 in TEE livery in an old catalogue but it didn't look very appealing. Probably because the roof is red too.



I tend to agree. The 120s look slightly better in all red than red/cream which suited the 103s perfectly but not so much the 120s. The inverse is the case for the 103s which did not look so good in all red IMHO.

IF I'm not mistaken your loco has the running number 120 119, so I
 think you will be pleased to see this picture I found from a search:

http://www.railroadpictures.info/bilder/D--/D---DB/120/komprimiert/120-119-1.jpg

NOte that 119 was in Marklin special livery by 1999, and presumably after that went in to Verkehrsrot red, the official DB loco livery post 1997.

HOwever, other 120s retained Orientrot until quite recently. I found this pic from 2007:

http://www.bahnbilder.de/1200/120-154--120-117-735378.jpg


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2014, 12:52:12 pm »
You are absolutely right there Gordon. The 103 looks best in the red / cream livery.

The yellow/white lufthansa 103 doesn't look right either whereas it looks good on the 111 LAE.

The running number on mine is 120-103-7 but the pictures look good either way. I did find the right number though. It was when I was looking for a picture of the Regional Bahn I have. I think I'll be getting a little 141 in traffic red for the Regional Bahn and the 212 can do some shunt jobs then.


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« Reply #74 on: February 15, 2014, 11:22:12 pm »

The running number on mine is 120-103-7 but the pictures look good either way. I did find the right number though. It was when I was looking for a picture of the Regional Bahn I have.

What a great photo to find, the perfect 'prototype for everything' illustration. It looks to me like there was some sort of procession or event going on, with three trains all in ex-works paintwork AFAICS
 
It shows does several things of massive help to the modeller, namely:

a) there is an ICE with just four intermediate cars - a  pre-series set by the looks of it - in 'train set pack ' formation

b) a Regio set in ex works condition, coaches and loco

c) the 120 - also ex works paint job

d) at the same time there are some well weathered Transwaggon (the Arnold type) in the background.
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Modelling Swiss and German N gauge since 1971

 

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