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Title: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 24, 2014, 09:02:39 am
lets blow our own trumpet a bit!!

a set of 10 of these!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/NGF%202/10Minitrixflatcars_zpsdb2fa91a.jpg)

just the thing for my Tank collection!

Good value (£220) from DM-Toys

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Tank on January 24, 2014, 09:15:33 am
Oh, very nice!!!  Will hold some lovely Leopard 2's on those no problem.   :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on January 24, 2014, 10:29:11 am
lets blow our own trumpet a bit!!

Nice initiative!  :claphappy:

I'll certainly add to it as soon as the Belgian coaches get released from Fleischmann - they were supposed to be new for 2013 but still haven't appeared yet - can't be long now.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: keerout on January 24, 2014, 01:37:27 pm
Colin (UM) send me a letter that D11 Lady of the lake was availible again; so:
Isn't she gorgeous?
Now, what should she be pulling?...
Gerard  :wave:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 24, 2014, 03:10:08 pm
Colin (UM) send me a letter that D11 Lady of the lake was availible again; so:
Isn't she gorgeous?
Now, what should she be pulling?...
Gerard  :wave:

For a D11/2 I suppose teaks or ex NBR coaches depending in part upon the period.

Alan
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: keerout on January 24, 2014, 03:21:02 pm
"For a D11/2 I suppose teaks or ex NBR coaches depending in part upon the period."
Hi Alan,Thanks, twenties I suppose;NBR coaches? That is an unknown for me, any pointers?
Gerard
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: EtchedPixels on January 24, 2014, 04:01:46 pm
"For a D11/2 I suppose teaks or ex NBR coaches depending in part upon the period."
Hi Alan,Thanks, twenties I suppose;NBR coaches? That is an unknown for me, any pointers?
Gerard

I don't know anyone who has ever produced North British Railway coaches in N scale. So think of it as an opportunity !

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: keerout on January 24, 2014, 04:21:33 pm
Challenges galore! another project in the offing... 'fraid it will have to wait some while.
Seen some beautiful old 6-wheelers on the web though, alas, much to big....
Gerard
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on January 26, 2014, 12:26:11 am
Hi,

Is it me or is this supposed to be a CONTINENTAL thread?

Maybe got it wrong again dad!

weave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: keerout on January 26, 2014, 12:35:05 am
Ooops!  :-[
Gerard.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Lawrence on January 26, 2014, 10:49:30 am
Hi,

Is it me or is this supposed to be a CONTINENTAL thread?

Maybe got it wrong again dad!

weave

But Gerard is from the Netherlands, so British is classed as continental for him  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 26, 2014, 04:26:24 pm
 Dense fog in Channel

Continent cut off from GB

NR
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on January 30, 2014, 08:58:33 pm
Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daveg on January 30, 2014, 09:54:51 pm
Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....

Yup!  :D

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on January 31, 2014, 08:16:58 am
Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....

Indeed!  :photospleasesign:

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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. £13 cheaper than in the UK  ;)




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daveg 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?

Dave G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on January 31, 2014, 03:55:07 pm
Getting them back out of the loft after decades.... Does that count?....


Indeed!  :photospleasesign:

 :thankyousign:


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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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave 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:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave 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  :)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk 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.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave 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
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk 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.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on February 02, 2014, 10:09:53 am
Thanks Gordon for info and offer.

PM sent re Wasteels coach.

Cheers weave.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain 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
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 05, 2014, 10:14:12 pm
Well I couldn't resist this beauty, especially now I'm going to focus mainly on era III

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/12330375003_639fc671f2_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/jMAoUt)Minitrix BR 65 by -Grumbeast-trains- (http://flic.kr/p/jMAoUt)

I'm finding german steam very appealing of late ack!

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 06, 2014, 08:58:33 am
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.

That looks very good indeed! Does the roof work? At that price it's hard to justify getting 6 or 8 but it would look rather awesome I guess.

I had a couple of hoppers with self unloading sides which I thought was pretty cool with a separate unloading station.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 06, 2014, 08:48:24 pm
HI Everyone, I have to say that the BR65 of minitrix is one of my best Loks I have had 2 of them for a long time and they still run like new.
I took delivery yesterday of an Arnold BLS 4/4 and have a Br23 FLmann coming tomorrow I will post pic's when the day light gets a little better Oh and the BLS 4/4 runs very nicely motor fairly quite there is also a decoder socket already wired in.
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 06, 2014, 10:57:59 pm
HI Everyone, I have to say that the BR65 of minitrix is one of my best Loks I have had 2 of them for a long time and they still run like new.
I took delivery yesterday of an Arnold BLS 4/4 and have a Br23 FLmann coming tomorrow I will post pic's when the day light gets a little better Oh and the BLS 4/4 runs very nicely motor fairly quite there is also a decoder socket already wired in.
Babs

Can't wait for the pic Babs, I'm going to see how the br65 runs hopefully tomorrow, and ironically my only other german steam locomotive up until now is a Fleischmann br23 that runs like a watch so I hope yours runs so well.

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 07, 2014, 12:37:16 am
HI Everyone, I have to say that the BR65 of minitrix is one of my best Loks
 the BLS 4/4 runs very nicely motor fairly quite
Babs

I'm going to see how the br65 runs hopefully tomorrow, a
Graham

It's not a Br65. The minitrix model is a Br85.

Piko (ancient DDR ere model) and Brawa did/do a DR (DDR) 65. Fleischmann do the DB Br65. The DB and DR 65s were the same wheel arrangement but different post WWII designs

Out of interest the Minitrix Br85 can be used to make a Turkish Railways 5701 class heavy banker
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 07, 2014, 08:57:39 am
Good morning Gordon and everyone My Minitrix box and paperwork say's BR65 I also have in another gauge a BR85 and they are very similar In my view only my humble opinion.
See the links below Yours Faithfully confused from Crawley

DB Class 65 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Class_65
External links[edit]. The BR 65; There is a relevant English-language forum at
Railways of Germany. Wikimedia Commons has media related to DB Class 65.

DRG Class 85 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRG_Class_85
The Class 85 was a German goods train tank engine and standard locomotive (
Einheitslok) with the Deutsche Reichsbahn.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on February 07, 2014, 09:04:09 am

I'm finding german steam very appealing of late ack!

Graham

I quite agree. That's the reason why I don't touch German steam. The black and red is rather smart and having one is inevitably going to lead to another and another.


That looks very good indeed! Does the roof work? At that price it's hard to justify getting 6 or 8 but it would look rather awesome I guess.


It does not. I suspect that is because the weight is located in there (or because they just did not want to bother with putting on a functioning hinge). Even if it did open it might be hard to actually put loads in there.

Price is a bit much to have a rake like that. Although at the end of the year a set of 3 Austrian ÖBBs is coming out which I might have a second look at.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 07, 2014, 09:16:11 am
[Off topic]

I have hopper unloader/loader 9482 operated via an electric point motor but it seems a bit awkward loading the hoppers as if you're a split second too late the hopper will overflow.

Is there any way of building a timer into the equation?

[Off topic/]
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 07, 2014, 04:43:21 pm
Good morning Gordon and everyone My Minitrix box and paperwork say's BR65 I also have in another gauge a BR85 and they are very similar In my view only my humble opinion.

I'm afraid Gordon is right Babs, I checked, it's a lovely BR85.  The br65 is a 2-8-4, the Br85 is a 2-10-2 (which is what I have). 

Going to give it a run in tonight, and I'm afraid I've also ordered a BR55 too :). No more spending for a while

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 07, 2014, 05:05:07 pm
Now I understand the Difference thank you for telling me my Ho Model is in boxes for storage so i could not check. Sorry Gordon I am only a beginner :sorrysign:
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 07, 2014, 05:28:45 pm
We're all learning Babz (except possibly Gordon who seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things continental!)

I have very little clue about german steam yet, I just know I like them :). Which is bad on my pocket money!

I think I have to start saving for some freight wagons now.. Must resist urge to buy Loks

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 08, 2014, 12:34:10 pm
Well here she is, my last acquisition for a while (used up all my birthday money and saved pocket money from the missus!)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2822/12383060005_25be0c0421_z.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/jSfqjz)BR55 by -Grumbeast-trains- (http://flic.kr/p/jSfqjz)

A BR55

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 08, 2014, 01:04:25 pm
Graham very nice Indeed It's a good runner my BR23 still has not arrived. Have lot's of fun.

Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: beestie on February 08, 2014, 04:59:47 pm
no pic yet , but i swapped a lima class 60 for a fleischmann P8 mit tub tender . runs perfectly .
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 10, 2014, 02:52:39 pm
The Ocean Blue / Beige stock has made it out of the loft today. Set a bit of track up on the dining room floor and they still look good after all those years…  :thumbsup:

Fleischmann ERA IV 7333 (wrong box) (Series 110) and 7381 (Series 151) with coaches 8189, 8190, 8191, 8192, 8193, 8194, 8196, 8196, 8199, 8199.

I'd like the Restaurant (Quick Picc) coach but I don't think the ever produced it as a close coupled coach (K)?

I need a layout……. :uneasy:

Some pictures.








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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 11, 2014, 12:21:46 am
and 7381 (Series 151) with coaches

the homogenous turkis/beige of all your stock looks fab. That said, the 151 really needs a a set of wagons to pull as the 151s are essentially freight locos. 151s are one of my favourite world locomotives, and IMO looked best in turkis/beige

... BR65 ... BR85 and they are very similar In my view

That's not a surprise as all the DRG-era steam locomotives had a similar appearance'

The German 'standard locomotive' (Einheitslokomotive) was the name given to standard classes of German steam locomotives (the Einheitsdampflokomotiven) built from 1925, following the creation of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft to replace the former state railways such as Prussian and Bavarian.

Under a laudable policy, they used common designs standards and were built with standard design features and generally produced in large batches, often by several different manufacturer

Post war DB perpetuated this policy with standardised electric locos sharing parts and design features such as the 110 and 140.




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 11, 2014, 08:06:22 am
Thanks Gordon,

Although a have seen a few pulling passenger coaches the majority was freight as you say. Most of the time they were class 141 and 110 and the odd 111 pulling the trains.

I can remember traveling on these and leaning out of the window in long bents trying to count the number of coaches….  ;D

I don't have any freight stock left as it all got lost some years ago. I will be buying some hoppers if the pop up at the right price. I need some track first to make a new layout….
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 09:36:09 am
Hi Gordon & Raymond, I am afraid i do not know all the fine Details of most of these Loks but I am learning slowly. 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 The Taxi Driver who picked us up everyday was a big fan of German Railways and when he found out I liked German trains he took me to a lot of the  Model shops in West Berlin, Also I lived In Wetter and the REME Mess was right opposite the train so i used to watch them from the Snooker room window. Those were the days
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 11, 2014, 09:54:38 am
Hi Babs,

We used to go on the overnight train on the way to our holiday destination in Yugoslavia. Probably done the trip about 30 times back then and  I remember that every station we stopped for more than 10 minutes on the way in both Germany and Austria had a display of either Minitrix or Fleischmann in the main hall.

The end station was Villach HBF (Austria) and we always had to wait 4 hours for the next train to take us to Jesenice (Yugoslavia). We used to go into town and there was this almighty big model shop that had about everything in!

Also remember getting off the train in Emmerich where they have to swap loco's from NS (Dutch) to DB (German), running to the front to watch them changeover. Then running like mad to not miss the train…  ;D

They also used to add/remove carriages during the trip which was rather awkward when you was going for a walk through the train and had to run back to your cabin..  :no:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 02:54:42 pm
HI Everyone, As promised a small video of my New purchases BR23 with freight Nuclear Wagons BLS4/4 with 2 coaches and i thought i would show you the Glacier Express with full rake going up and down with no  Effort at all. Babs


Link
[url=http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BR23BLS444GlabierExpress003_zps8b1fb020.mp4]http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BR23BLS444GlabierExpress003_zps8b1fb020.mp4 (http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BR23BLS444GlabierExpress003_zps8b1fb020.mp4)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 11, 2014, 04:04:40 pm
That is one cool looking layout  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 04:44:01 pm
Thank you everyone I cannot claim I did all of it and the reasons why was I was In Hospital for surgery on the other side of the world and had to stay 2 months and my nice friend who did the Electrics so it was ready when i came back as i could not get around for nearly 6 months after I came back. It will be moved to the room upstairs and I will be making some alterations to It Ie removing the uncouplers on the 4 loops and then i will put some signals and maybe a small amount of Automation. & then when it is in its permanent place i will do the scenics.
Food for thought Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: scotsoft on February 11, 2014, 04:58:01 pm
A very good looking layout you have there Babz, it will give you plenty of scope for scenics and I hope you keep us up to date with your automation  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 11, 2014, 05:38:04 pm
 Argh!  I'm unable to see the video, do you have a link by any chance Babz?

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 05:43:11 pm
Hi Graham i am sorry you cannot see my video I did it of photobucket and i clicked copy/paste and then pasted it can i ask what browser you are looking at the Forum through.
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Caz on February 11, 2014, 05:57:03 pm
Argh!  I'm unable to see the video, do you have a link by any chance Babz?

Graham


I've added a link to the original posting but here it is again
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BR23BLS444GlabierExpress003_zps8b1fb020.mp4 (http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BR23BLS444GlabierExpress003_zps8b1fb020.mp4)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 06:00:33 pm
HI Whiteswan How did you do that can you please tell me Thank you. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Caz on February 11, 2014, 06:13:26 pm
HI Whiteswan How did you do that can you please tell me Thank you. Babs

The power of being a moderator has its benefits.   :)

All I did was post the bit from the start of the "http through to ....mp4" bit as a direct link without any tags, just the whole text string and as it starts with http it automatically becomes a hyperlink.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 11, 2014, 06:20:28 pm
Great now I know  how to do it. Thank you. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Agrippa on February 11, 2014, 06:30:33 pm
Very nice layout, enjoyed the trains on the bridges and mountains. First time I've seen a video of the Glacier Express, looks pretty neat! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz 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
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast 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

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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 (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 (http://gwizz.piwigo.com/index?/category/102-germany_1989_1991)




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz 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.

Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz 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.
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz 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

Babs



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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 (http://www.morop.eu/fr/normes/nem806d_f.pdf)




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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 (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 (http://www.bahnbilder.de/1200/120-154--120-117-735378.jpg)


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond 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.


(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy195/Raymond1975UK/NGF/file_zps82fdd717.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/Raymond1975UK/media/NGF/file_zps82fdd717.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon 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.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mr magnolia on February 16, 2014, 07:55:53 am

and here are some of my older German photos:

[url]http://gwizz.piwigo.com/index?/category/102-germany_1989_1991[/url] ([url]http://gwizz.piwigo.com/index?/category/102-germany_1989_1991[/url])


slightly o/t, but with modelling in mind - Gordon, what's the story of the trains on the streets at Bad Doberan? that's quite an incredible sight.

Donald
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 16, 2014, 11:50:26 am

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.

I just noticed the date in the top left of the picture. 1987.

I was under the impression that the ICE came out in 1989?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 16, 2014, 11:17:50 pm

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



I just noticed the date in the top left of the picture. 1987.

I was under the impression that the ICE came out in 1989?
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a) there is an ICE with just four intermediate cars - a  pre-series set by the looks of it - in 'train set pack ' formation



Precisely my point. The ICE in the picture is the Experimental set, hence the short formation. The series units followed in 1989


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 17, 2014, 12:26:11 am
Gordon, what's the story of the trains on the streets at Bad Doberan? that's quite an incredible sight.
Donald

Like the Americas, and Switzerland (among others) Germany had plenty of in road and in street running on railways. Bad Doberan survives due to being located in the DDR (aka 'East Germany") for 35 years.

Various narrow gauge steam lines (famously) survived in the DDR under the communist regime due to low car ownership, expense of importing oil for diesels, low road traffic volumes etc.

Of these lines, almost all were in touristic areas, so have survived post reunification.



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on February 21, 2014, 12:02:11 pm
Minitrix 12265 Steam Locomotive Class RE 4/4 K.Bay.Sts.B

Something a little different for me is this Bavarian engine. Normally I am firmly in Ep. VI/Era 9 territory, but stream engines do have something so I am thinking of getting the odd Bavarian one to complete the generally Bavarian area trains I run. We will call it part of a 'museum' setup on the layout.

Really nice small engine, better in real life than the images posted by Minitrix. Few technical issues. It is probably worth doing a review at some point if I get some time.


Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 21, 2014, 02:08:49 pm
HI Marcus I also saw this for sale and I do Have some of that Era
Minitrix 12265 Steam Locomotive Class RE 4/4 K.Bay.Sts.B When I saw it on line It did not look right It might be me, What are the niggles you have on it ?? Your picture makes it a lot Better. Just my Thoughts.

Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 27, 2014, 01:43:22 pm
Todays post.

I was a bit sceptical about buying second hand as I'd like things to be perfect. I might buy a few more second hand items from now on....

Bought this of eBay in perfect boxed condition. A Nahverkers-Steuerwagen (Suburban Control Cab) Dubbed as Silberlinge (Silverfish) because of the fish scale look-a-like bodies. I have one of these in Regionalbahn livery already and they're very nice indeed!

10 British pounds  :laugh:




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3818_zps2l4ikmlw.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3818_zps2l4ikmlw.jpg.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3817_zpsrrfufmld.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3817_zpsrrfufmld.jpg.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3816_zpsdyb2dnt0.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3816_zpsdyb2dnt0.jpg.html)


Now close coupled with profi couplings:

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3822_zpsskfvcunw.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3822_zpsskfvcunw.jpg.html)



Blending in lovely with the crowd  :thumbsup:


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3819_zpscda9gmp6.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_3819_zpscda9gmp6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on February 27, 2014, 01:54:59 pm
Very nice Raymond,  I will post my new purchases next week.Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 27, 2014, 04:08:03 pm
Cheers Babs,

Looking forward to your pictures.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on March 03, 2014, 03:39:19 pm
HI Guy's here are my 4 new purchases.
Best Regards
Babz

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday012_zps605e66b3.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday012_zps605e66b3.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday013_zps60de3db5.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday013_zps60de3db5.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday011_zps4cd55cd5.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Newpurchasesarrivedtoday011_zps4cd55cd5.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 03, 2014, 05:27:25 pm
Very very nice Babs!!

The Neuffen station is beautiful  8) The Baden Baden too. That's why I bought it too… You'll be surprised hi big it is when build. I am adding another station on my layout which might be Neuffen too. We'll end up with all the same buildings  :hmmm:

What is the goods station you have on your layout?

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on March 03, 2014, 05:40:16 pm
I'm envious Babs!  Neuffen is top of my list for stations on my little layout, so I can't wait to see it assembled!

G
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on March 03, 2014, 06:21:38 pm
HI Guy's thanks for the replies, The 2 Stations were on offer at DM toys.de 39 Euro's each the Kato Railcar ET425 DB was on offer for 99Euro's. and it goes up my steep Inclines no problem. The other Railcar is SBB Seehaas was 199.99 euro's from Model Kramm. Glad you like them.
Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on March 05, 2014, 10:36:46 pm
HI Raymond, I am sorry I did not Answer your Question about the Goods Shed, If my memory serves me well it was Vollmer but I will hunt for the box to make sure.
Best Regards
Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 05, 2014, 11:22:23 pm
Thanks Babs, I think it has the number on the bottom of the kit but not sure tbh.

I've finished putting lights in the Baden station last night. It looks good!

Love to see some pictures when you've completed the Neuffen station.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on March 06, 2014, 09:44:32 am
Good Morning Raymond, The Kit Number is Vollmer 7540, I bet the lights in Baden Baden look great, I am afraid it will be Quite some while before I start Neuffen as i have a few that i have not finished yet. I had a bit of a bummer today one of my oldest Dampfs motor gave up the Ghost. Never mind just another day in paradise Have a great day.
Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 06, 2014, 09:27:48 pm
Cheers Babs. I'll have a look for that goods station. It looks good!

I'll try and get a picture of the baden station with lights soon.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on March 09, 2014, 09:05:01 pm
Here are my two latest purchases - 2 x Roco NMBS/SNCB class 59s:


I've been waiting an age for one of these to appear on ebay and then two appear in an as many weeks! I didn't even know that it was produced in two different liveries. The more green one (5924) being the older livery with the yellow and green (5916) being a more up to date livery.

My Belgian railway is slowly expanding.  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on March 10, 2014, 12:14:58 am
Nice one Brooksy.

Thought about a French/Belgian border layout when I first started (think everyone knows I like border layouts, yawn, yawn) but difficult to find the Belgian stuff so went south.

Had a class 59 in HO in my youth (darkside) days and spent many great hours trainspotting in Ostend in the early 80's.

Know LS models do coaches but not clued up on the locos.

Anyway, good luck, more pics, belgian beer, moules + frites.

 That's my poem of the week.  :)  Bout time I went to bed!

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on March 18, 2014, 09:48:15 pm
 :bounce: Yay - they are finally here!  :bounce:

Been waiting an age for these to arrive: the Fleischmann Eurofimas in NMBS/SNCB grey livery and here they are:


Much more pleasing on the eye than orange livery as can be seen behind. They come in a set of three with one first class and two second clase carriages. I only have one set at the moment because that is all my local model shop had left but they have more due in next week, when I'll get another set. I would like more but with a price tag of nearly €120 for the three, I'll have to wait a bit.

Here is a close-up of the first and second class carriages:



Now, all I need is some of the more modern coaches to be made and I'll be laughing!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: scotsoft on March 19, 2014, 10:24:14 am
They are good looking carriages but a hefty price tag  :o

When you do buy another set of three, do they run with two first class carriages?

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on March 19, 2014, 01:25:25 pm
They are good looking carriages but a hefty price tag  :o

Indeed - one of the drawbacks of continental N. On the plus side, when eyeing up the Dapol Mk3 coaches they seem a steel at £19!  :laugh3:

When you do buy another set of three, do they run with two first class carriages?

You mean prototypically? It's difficult to say because these coaches are quite old - built in the 70's - and most of the coaches I see about now are of a different sort. In general, Belgian loco-hauled trains seem to be quite long with typically at least 8 or 9 coaches - often more - so probably 3 or 4 1st class coaches.

All the sets contain one 1st class and two 2nd class carriages so always going to end up with the right ratio.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 28, 2014, 01:44:21 pm
Very nice looking carriages indeed!  8) Very pricey but nice!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 28, 2014, 01:55:10 pm
Todays delivery.. One Fleischmann single track crossing as new and a box of turntable extensions.

There will be no single track on my layout and I don't have a turntable so I'm not sure what to do with them as yet..

99p for the lot so couldn't resist…  :-[




Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 20, 2014, 10:49:52 am
Delivery arrived from DM Toys in Germany at the end of last week (today was the first chance I have had to take some pics - and they won't get test run until I get to the club on Tuesday!  :( )  These are my first Polish marked railways locos -

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/c48072e7-9717-43a4-b6b2-c83d5e5e3819_zpsa9389cb4.jpg)

First - a PKP tank loco - a TKp1 (the letters denote the type and wheel arrangement - 'T' for freight, 'K' for a tank loco and 'p' for an 0-8-0. The '1' denoted that it is a loco of ex-Prussian design.) Poland ended up with over 90 of these locos after the end of WW2 and, at that time, nothing went to waste, so they carried on using them.

Behind the loco is an truck for carrying acidic liquids - there were 12 ceramic pots fitted on to the truck.  Looks and sounds a little dangerous to me, but they seem to have been popular in Europe; Fleischmann make them in different liveries for different state railways!

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/e7504573-a5d3-4802-afd3-626b6fe637b7_zps6439e5d7.jpg)

This is a modern Polish heavy freight loco - a Soviet build ex-East German class BR232 (also known in the ex-Communist countries as the Ludmilla.) Although I was originally going to model Polish railways from the 1950's to the 1990's, I seem to have started branching out to include modern Polish railways - mainly because they are being seen on other countries now Poland is part of the EU and so the mainstream manufacturers are making models of them! Also, when I saw this loco I thought the colour scheme was really striking, and just had to get one!

I also have some freight trucks to put behind in on order - although the one I ordered from the UK the same day I ordered the above items from Germany has yet to arrive...  ??? Faster post from Germany than from the UK?

Finally, although not rolling stock, in the same parcel I received this -

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/P1020240_zps6609336d.jpg)

I was mainly after the church, as it is similar to some western Polish churches, but DM Toys had this boxed set for less than I could've paid for the church on its own (if I could've found someone selling the church on its own that is!) I am sure that I can find some use for the houses!

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on April 20, 2014, 10:49:15 pm
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Looks like a lovely rendition of the PKP cabside numbering and Eagle. I've enjoyed seeing said plates on active  steam locos on various trips to Poland from 1991.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: OwL on April 21, 2014, 11:38:09 pm
I really like the striking Orange and Blue Livery on the Ludmilla loco and that Polish 0-8-0 tank engine looks awesome too. Very good looking models....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 22, 2014, 09:58:22 pm
Thanks Gordon - yes, the eagle and numbering on the TKp1 is really well done -  :thumbsup: to Fleischmann for producing a very lovely little loco and a very nice little gods wagon too!

And yes OwL - when I first found that Brawa were producing that livery on a Ludmilla I knew I had to get it - even if it is outside of my time-scale! It does stand out and will look great pulling my rake of self-unloading coal trucks -

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/DSCF7952_zpsa5b06d11.jpg)

I test-ran both locos tonight at the club layout and both ran very well! The Fleischmann tank loco is geared very well, so it can't be run like an F1 car, but just plods round the layout at a beautiful scale speed. The BR232 is faster but I would expect that from an express freight loco that would also pull express passenger trains!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: OwL on April 22, 2014, 10:40:47 pm
Very interested in those coal hoppers. Are they Polish?
They look very neat.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on April 23, 2014, 12:13:22 am
Very interested in those coal hoppers. Are they Polish?


Yup

http://u1.ipernity.com/30/75/91/29927591.4908dbf3.240.jpg?r2 (http://u1.ipernity.com/30/75/91/29927591.4908dbf3.240.jpg?r2)




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 23, 2014, 06:32:48 pm
Thanks for the link Gordon - nice pic!

I did a bit of a search round and found this video on Youtube - although it isn't a BR232, it is a loco in PCC scheme, and has a right mottley collection of coal hoppers behind it!

181.133-0 PCC RAIL z towarem w kierunku Zawiercia. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a95Ggo3JCf0#ws)

I got my 12 car set after someone here posted a link to Kernow's sale items. That set was usually around £300, but they were getting rid of their last set for £150!  :o Didn't take me long to convince myself that I couldn't do without it! They do come up on E-bay singly occasionally - but at £25-£30 each!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mr magnolia on April 25, 2014, 08:10:25 pm
I picked up one of these DB brake vans (?) For £6 today from Harburn Hobbies..
Only realised that it has working lights when I got home and had a good look at it.
Track is up and power off for some wiring tidying so I'll have to wait to see if it works

http://www.modellbahn-spur-n.de/mgdetail.php?nr=23719 (http://www.modellbahn-spur-n.de/mgdetail.php?nr=23719)

Any info gratefully received - it doesn't really get me anywhere other than eBay when I Google it.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 30, 2014, 04:34:00 pm
OK, so this is the Dapol model of a UK sliding hood wagon, not a continental model exactly... but it's a VTG Ferrywagon which will be operating on a German themed layout, so I hope you'll forgive me posting it in this section:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/C3fiZzxToJTVVq3vbbwLwfJi5NvR0LVCuuL_BaEatng=w537-h186-p-no)

And it's intended to run with this somewhat older Roco model:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/BXsCQB0TvPrg65Z8KNWYBHtFMoLSBiPSzPyrtB7NecM=w595-h169-p-no)

The more modern (Dapol) wheel flanges are a lot smaller than the old Roco ones!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 01, 2014, 07:27:19 pm
Pat brought me a (very) nice BR 614 in Türkis / cream livery.

Very good condition but inside and running gear needed a good clean. All pretty much perfect now but I'm waiting for some new traction tyres and Profi couplings to come through.

It blends in very well with my current eighties fleet  :camera:




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4036_zpsgoeozcb5.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4036_zpsgoeozcb5.jpg.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4035_zps4le5wjsn.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4035_zps4le5wjsn.jpg.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4742_zps04286fa0.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4742_zps04286fa0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on May 01, 2014, 11:26:19 pm

[url]http://www.modellbahn-spur-n.de/mgdetail.php?nr=23719[/url] ([url]http://www.modellbahn-spur-n.de/mgdetail.php?nr=23719[/url])

Any info gratefully received - it doesn't really get me anywhere other than eBay when I Google it.


Doesn't strike me as a very common vehicle on DB. Can't recall ever seeing one. PLus the database link you showed states 1993 as a end date for their use, which seems a bit late to me. I don't recall 2-axle vehicles surviving into the 90s on DB



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on May 22, 2014, 11:58:52 am
Hi everyone,

this beauty just arrived:

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j368/mika21882/P1170745_zpsef735742.jpg)

It's a DB AG 112.1 in orient red. They were built in the early 90's as express locos and are based on the DR multi purpose 243s (DB AG 143s ). The class is the only one that was built for both state railways (DR and DB). With a top speed of 160 km/h they were not as fast as 103s or 120s and were often used for Interregio trains (which I still need :D). Today they run for DB Regio mainly with DoStos.
Although I usually don't like orient red, I think it really suits this loco.

Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on May 22, 2014, 01:45:44 pm
HI Guy's have not posted for a while just other life gets in the way of modeling ( Railways ) Here are my Latest purchases Enjoy

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014006_zps65e11174.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014006_zps65e11174.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014005_zpsbcfa2823.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014005_zpsbcfa2823.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014004_zps9081e11a.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014004_zps9081e11a.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014003_zps3f7a3513.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014003_zps3f7a3513.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014007_zps9de3c09c.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014007_zps9de3c09c.jpg.html)

Hope you like these Pic's
Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on May 22, 2014, 02:09:05 pm
Hi everyone,

this beauty just arrived:

([url]http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j368/mika21882/P1170745_zpsef735742.jpg[/url])

It's a DB AG 112.1 in orient red. They were built in the early 90's as express locos and are based on the DR multi purpose 243s (DB AG 143s ). The class is the only one that was built for both state railways (DR and DB). With a top speed of 160 km/h they were not as fast as 103s or 120s and were often used for Interregio trains (which I still need :D). Today they run for DB Regio mainly with DoStos.
Although I usually don't like orient red, I think it really suits this loco.

Cheers
Michael


Nice. I agree Michael with your sentiment. I very much prefer the current Verkehrsrot to the Orientrot, but some of those older (just) engines do pull it off well.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on May 22, 2014, 02:10:54 pm

Hope you like these Pic's
Babz

Yes very much. Always. Have been in the same boat recently. Lots of work and no time to unpack purchases.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 29, 2014, 07:55:28 pm
Couple of photos of the latest disappointment to arrive. I'm afraid that 4 out of the last 5 purchases have disappointed to a greater or lesser degree. Anyway, an Arnold hopper wagon, acquired at a good price and no complaints about the service.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QbEI3K2piNI/U4eA2lYpHRI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/gSUf1oK1fF4/w1044-h425-no/IMG_6367.JPG)

So why the disappointment? Well, at some stage, some bright spark at Arnold has decided to add an unloading device (older but otherwise identical models don't have this). This is a gross slug of transverse metal which is extremely ugly and horribly unprototypical in its placement. It appears very difficult to remove without damaging the wagon, and cannot easily be cut as it is solid metal. Moreover, it is completely and utterly useless - because there is no way this wagon could ever be used for loading/unloading as it comes with a dummy plastic load already installed!!!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P7z8EMV4tpA/U4eA3F4AmuI/AAAAAAAAEZ4/dsAyTTH_vuc/w1044-h483-no/IMG_6368.JPG)

It's about to meet some heavy duty metal cutters...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 29, 2014, 07:58:22 pm
That's better, the ugly metal protrusions have gone now. Permanently.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on May 29, 2014, 08:28:05 pm
Moreover, it is completely and utterly useless - because there is no way this wagon could ever be used for loading/unloading as it comes with a dummy plastic load already installed!!!

That seems odd...  :hmmm:

Glad you sorted it out in the end.

Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 29, 2014, 10:32:10 pm
HI Guy's have not posted for a while just other life gets in the way of modeling ( Railways ) Here are my Latest purchases Enjoy

([url]http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014007_zps9de3c09c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/NewEloksandCoalwagonsMay2014007_zps9de3c09c.jpg.html[/url])

Hope you like these Pic's
Babz


Drooool at the coal wagon rake  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 02, 2014, 01:04:15 pm
HI Guy's The SBB Bahn is very busy today a Guest Appearance of a Krokodile and other old Timers some New BRAWA old Timer Coaches x 2 Sets Trundling through the Mountains.Hope you like them
Babz

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/bf034426-1640-4d3e-82f1-c007f4ebf52e_zps36f3019b.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/bf034426-1640-4d3e-82f1-c007f4ebf52e_zps36f3019b.jpg.html)


(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/SBBBrawaOldTimer001_zps548516d9.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/SBBBrawaOldTimer001_zps548516d9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 05, 2014, 08:58:55 am
Hi Guy's, Just received my Orient Express Coaches Kato Yesterday and they in my  opinion they are fabulous, so I ordered a second set I ran the 8 car rake with my Brawa Orient Express Elok and it is really great well done Kato.

Babz :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Sprintex on June 05, 2014, 09:06:36 am
Great selection of stock you have Babz :thumbsup:

Oh, and we REALLY need to see more :camera: of this layout! Pleeeeeeease? ;)


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 05, 2014, 09:40:13 am
Hi Paul Yes i am very lucky to be able to afford my railway collection the Pic's of the Brawa coaches have not come out well, I am going to take some more today. and i will repost them I am mainly collecting swiss now as in my later years it really appeals to me as i spend quite a lot of time in Switzerland.  I do collect Ho as well and yesterday I received a Stoos In Ho and also the Orient Express elok plus a set at a very very good price a SBB 5/6 Steam Lok with wagons In HO  by Roco. My Partner and i are very keen Model and real railway fans and we have decided to get the loft made into a model room with the possibilities of a 16 X16 ft loft layout in HO round the sides of the loft.
We are probably going to use the guy's In Yorkshire who have been advertising in Model Rail Magazine but to remove the Truss loft rafters and replace it with steels.
Watch this space.
Best Regards
Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on June 06, 2014, 09:38:22 am
My Partner and i are very keen Model and real railway fans and we have decided to get the loft made into a model room with the possibilities of a 16 X16 ft loft layout in HO round the sides of the loft.


Great stuff. When the time comes it would be great to have a few pictures of that here too.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Les1952 on June 08, 2014, 08:13:40 pm
Two new purchases this month for Furtwangen Ost- after I'd said the layout didn't need any more stock!  Time to thin out the less-appropriate stuff I think....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/45/thumb_13046.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=13046)

Correct for the Bregtalbahn but as the line closed in the seventies and the livery is more recent, the Hobbytrain MAN railbuses fall into the "changed reality" of the layout.  Still, they are pretty things.  The white one is the power car.  Once I'm satisfied with the running I'll tone the roofs down, certainly before the layouts next outing at Quorn...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/45/thumb_13047.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=13047)

Harder to justify is this Arnold railcar- the SNCF versions are very comfortable to ride in....    This one is on demonstration in the hope the SWEG will place an order for Bregtalbahn service, at least that's my story.

I think my BEMO railcar can go, together with one of the vintage cars, but time and finance will tell.

All the very best
Les
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 08, 2014, 10:49:00 pm
I would have thought the DB 'suppository' railcar would be easier to justify, the line is employing a DB vehicle on short term loan or other circumstance. I rode on a private German line once when the stock was in private hands was in DB livery with just small stickers and posters to show private ownership, which woul be hardly visible at 160th of real size.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Les1952 on June 09, 2014, 08:38:21 pm
The Bregtalbahn (Furtwangen to Donaueschingen) closed for most of its length in the seventies, and was worked by the MAN 4-wheel railbuses to the end.  Last SWEG stocklist I havs shows a couple still in stock - but not on the short stub of the Bregtalbahn at the Donaueschingen end that still runs.  Makes them easy to justify on a "still open" basis.

I agree that DB railcars do end up on hire.  SWEG have their own low floor railcars of the type modelled by BEMO.  I have one of these but it can't be described as a reliable runner, hence the Arnold car.

All the very best
Les
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 15, 2014, 09:38:30 pm
A trip to Modellbahnshop Lippe Bremen and Model shop in Kiel

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/imagejpg1_zpsa8631e5f.jpg)
Heizewagen - DRG ( Hobbytrain)
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/NGF%202/imagejpg3_zps16349d5f.jpg)
a souvenir from The Baltic
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/NGF%202/imagejpg2_zpse5550f3a.jpg)
Fleischmann Rotekreuz wager
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/NGF%202/imagejpg1_zps5a4aeba3.jpg)
Some DRG Tankers

8 days left!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 20, 2014, 11:22:36 am
I've posted the photos over on the "Show your latest" thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6331.1800 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6331.1800), but thought a little more info might be of interest to modellers of the German railway scene. Just bought last year's variant of the Fleischmann BR23 from DM-Toys, who were advertising it at €129.99 rather than €199. I'd vaguely intended hanging on for the 2014 edition, but two things swayed me towards this version - the price (unsurprisingly) and the fact that this version has three headlights, whereas the 2014 version will have two. That places it earlier (late fifties at the latest) than the period I'm modelling, which is loosely around Epoch 3-4 transition (-ish!)... and so there was no reason to delay further! It is a beautiful model...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1X0u2d9AtKk/U6QIbpgjyNI/AAAAAAAAEa8/VC1FSuRYROI/w1044-h457-no/IMG_6375.JPG)

While on the DM-Toys website, and given that I would have to pay postage anyway, my finger slipped and I bought this as well...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T_JA1ceGN7M/U6QIah4kQ0I/AAAAAAAAEa0/lfo8vj_7uJY/w1044-h408-no/IMG_6377.JPG)

The other difference, btw, with the 2014 model is that (as I understand it) the new model will have a 6 pin decoder socket for those who use DCC - I don't, so it wasn't a consideration for me, and anyway DM-Toys will fit a decoder for you to the 2013 model (prices on website, usual disclaimer!).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Silver Line on June 21, 2014, 11:03:34 am
 I am not very impressed with the Kato 2017-C62 loco I just purchased new. When it arrived there was a small piece loose in the box as was one brass funnel. With help of a forum member I found where both fit and pushed them back in place. Yesterday for only the second time I carefully removed the loco from the protective box onto the palm of my hand. Placed the loco down but that same pesky bit from under the cab was left in my hand. It fits just under the cab and when I attempted to put if back on again the cab is loose so I had to put that back in place as well. As I put my fingers on top the loose funnel stuck to my finger. It fell off and I still have to find this tiny part. I am terrified to touch this loco now so have not even attempted to connect coaches to it. I am not looking forward to glue in the pieces on either because they are so very small. Are all N gauge Steam Locos this fragile with small parts that just have pins on the back of them that hold them in place.  :veryangry:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 21, 2014, 06:52:58 pm
 Use a cocktail stick and a small drop of tacky white glue

No marks and can be wiped off with a damp cotton bud

Nick R
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Silver Line on June 21, 2014, 07:29:17 pm
Thanks Nick
I will give this a try going to get a cradle to hold it first though I think.

Is it usual to purchase with parts that have fallen off in the box. I am not heavy handed and as I said pieces were loose when it arrived. What does one usually do in situations like this I felt that having opened the box I would be blamed for the issue so did not report it.

Alwyn
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on June 21, 2014, 07:57:11 pm
A multitude of small bits accompany most Kato locos and they are fragile, the price to pay for the fabulous level of details.

If it is consolation, the kit of parts to fit their H0 offerings is several times greater in number!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Silver Line on June 21, 2014, 08:15:44 pm
Thanks Claude Dreyfus I guess I am about to have my first lesson on how to fix an n gauge loco. I will have to get my magnifier out for the job  :)

Alwyn
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 22, 2014, 09:16:12 am
Get a short section of pipe insulation / picture framer edging ( look in locals bins!)

Hot glue to wood/ cardboard or a plastic food tray ( to catch most of the bits)

Instant loco cradle!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on September 14, 2014, 04:56:09 pm
Well, as my TINGS purchases are mainly continental, I thought I'd post them here.   Had a great show, the big continental layout was lovely, but seemed to be beset by running problems

Well here are the purchases

Loco of the day, a green BR151. Been looking for one in my price range for a while and hey presto! Here we are

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/15048092139_0fc911b581_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048092139/)
Br151 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048092139/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr



BR151 and the german freight cars I bought for my mixed freight!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/15048288747_3e03326501_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048288747/)
BR151 and short mixed freight (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048288747/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr


FS 2nd class coaches to go with my E444

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5586/15048300018_f519ccb279_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048300018/)
2 FS 2nd class coaches to go with my E 444 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048300018/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr

TEN coaches for trans europ trains

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/15048108489_1ed5f7736f_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048108489/)
Both TEN cars (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048108489/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr

CN heavyweight coach because hey!  CN

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/15048293567_8c7405a278_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048293567/)
CN heavyweight car (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/15048293567/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on September 14, 2014, 04:59:46 pm
Nice assortment. I too spent up at TINGS, will take some photos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 15, 2014, 10:39:12 pm
I assume these were the cheapies from Anorak's anonymous. Nearly went for the green 151 myself. I also got some cheap Swiss/FS stuff from the bargain bucket.

Nice tent!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on September 16, 2014, 09:13:44 am
Found a few items at TINGS... a while ago I knocked my Roco box van off the layout onto a hard floor. It didn't bounce well, so I was pleased to find a replacement at Anorak's Anonymous:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cHOCgw3rLSU/VBfu-bmTGCI/AAAAAAAAFJk/B__kIyP5kUU/w854-h345-no/IMG_6519%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

From the same stand, a pair of Minitrix car carriers, complete with cars. These were in a bit of a state, and I suspect one (at least) had been under something heavy - on closer inspection, the axleboxes were splayed out. But it runs well enough after a thorough clean. Both needed repairs to the handrails. Will probably add some Oxford VW Beetles - the more recent model cars are so much more detailed than the older ones - assuming they'll fit (does anyone know?!). I really should have tested this at TINGS, especially as on line the same cars are more expensive. Hey-ho.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R6NPBzk8WV4/VBfu-0CHZII/AAAAAAAAFJo/H8aR6Kx9SvE/w854-h218-no/IMG_6521%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

From N-gauged came this exquisite cement silo wagon, beautifully detailed and as new. Quite a lot of the mixed goods trains in Brian Stephenson's "The Last Steam Locomotives of Western Germany" (my bible - are there any other similarly good books on German railways in the 60s/70s out there?) seem to include one of these:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7QXBOyTxrGc/VBfu-YriPgI/AAAAAAAAFJ0/xlCLHW406gk/w854-h439-no/IMG_6518%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

Having built the Faller single road loco shed a while back, it was looking a little lonely, so a coaling stage seemed inevitable, even if I have cut the width down by a third:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3Y3_okRkxqU/VBfu-RPD6iI/AAAAAAAAFJs/mPZO3-r9Qqs/w765-h480-no/IMG_6520%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

And, finally, I seem to need some of these now!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PsLwqRh4Nns/VBfu_E4DcpI/AAAAAAAAFJw/AjgxCU96oTk/w694-h480-no/IMG_6522%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bluedepot on September 16, 2014, 10:21:55 am
nice haul!

I liked that anoraks anon stand! very crowded though! looking through random second hand stock is good fun.


Tim
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on September 16, 2014, 12:16:18 pm
And, finally, I seem to need some of these now!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PsLwqRh4Nns/VBfu_E4DcpI/AAAAAAAAFJw/AjgxCU96oTk/w694-h480-no/IMG_6522%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
[/quote]

some credit is due to JB's Model world for his excellent range of stock boxes - he's also sponsoring the forthcoming Beaconsfield show ( and hes cheaper at shows!)

http://www.beaconsfieldmrc.org/page21.html (http://www.beaconsfieldmrc.org/page21.html)

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/JBs-Model-World (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/JBs-Model-World)

Nick R ( very satisfied customer)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Sprintex on September 16, 2014, 12:24:02 pm
Was debating whether to buy ANOTHER two of his boxes on Sunday for my Blue Pullman and the growing rake of Pretendolino coaches ::) . Held off for now but have fourteen full of stock already :D

Nice bloke, always have a chat and a laugh at shows :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N - Goodies
Post by: Railwaygun on September 22, 2014, 08:12:08 pm
Goodies from DM-Toys

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/FullSizeRender-1_zps3f6f798c.jpg)
DRG Camouflage van + Prison coach (the frosted central window is is the cell)

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/railwaygun/FullSizeRender_zps49163f8a.jpg)
DRG E71 - DCC
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 23, 2014, 12:14:56 am
.

Haven't taken a picture yet but I have just received my example of the new tooling Fleischmann SBB CFF Re4/4II - Wow!

It has the most delicate part I think I have ever seen on an N gauge loco - namely the moving windscreen wipers...




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bob Tidbury on September 23, 2014, 08:23:12 am
I think that we need a video clip of the moving wipers ,do you mean they are moving as the loco moves or that you can move them to any position manually,I don't model foreign layouts but think the quality and detail is far superior to our british outline.
Bob
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 23, 2014, 11:17:58 pm
I meant that they can be moved to any position manually. I don't know if this is intentional (I might ask the Spur N Schweiz forum when I get time). The problem is that all four are currently sitting in different positions and they are so tiny that I suspect of I move them too many more time they will break.

I suspect I will attempt to hold them in place with a tiny blob of glue - although that carries the risk of ruining an expensive model.

Oh for old fashioned moulded on wipers!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bob Tidbury on September 24, 2014, 10:12:20 am
Thanks for letting us know, I thought that actual moving wipers was a bit to much to expect , though the way things are advancing so quickly you never know what comes next. If you compare my original Farish Panier bought for £3,7 shillings and 6 old pennies brand new in the 60s to some of the latest Locos I think the progress is amazing.But some Modelers still complain and want even more.
Bob
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: steam-driven boy on September 24, 2014, 11:22:05 am
Hi,
Just to prove how dangerous it can be to casually browse a blog in the 'other place' I frequent...
The blog related to something called HO  :hmmm: but it seduced me into spending money in an area I was trying ever-so-much to avoid  :doh:
Anyhoo, there would seem to be some Minitrix coaches in the offing which look suitable to my untrained eye  ???
so I may become a repeat offender  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: 60156 Great Central on September 24, 2014, 12:50:26 pm
Just arrived from ehattons:

(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy334/Lancaster622/WP_20140924_002.jpg) (http://s805.photobucket.com/user/Lancaster622/media/WP_20140924_002.jpg.html)

Liliput E44.5 Nr E44 103 DRG Epoch II
Not the most asthetically pleasing loco but it has a charm :) I wish it was bring your railway to work day - in fact I wish there was such a thing as bring your railway to work day  :laugh3:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on September 24, 2014, 02:02:38 pm
Just arrived from ehattons:

([url]http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy334/Lancaster622/WP_20140924_002.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s805.photobucket.com/user/Lancaster622/media/WP_20140924_002.jpg.html[/url])

Liliput E44.5 Nr E44 103 DRG Epoch II
Not the most asthetically pleasing loco but it has a charm :) I wish it was bring your railway to work day - in fact I wish there was such a thing as bring your railway to work day  :laugh3:


Lovely looking loco, better than that 'thing' above!  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 24, 2014, 07:05:37 pm

Anyhoo, there would seem to be some Minitrix coaches in the offing which look suitable to my untrained eye  ???
so I may become a repeat offender  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)

Alex liveried stock in N:

Fleischmann 881203

Arnold also did some. refs: HN4073, HN4118


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: steam-driven boy on September 24, 2014, 08:22:23 pm
Hi Gordon,

Anyhoo, there would seem to be some Minitrix coaches in the offing which look suitable to my untrained eye  ???
so I may become a repeat offender  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)

Alex liveried stock in N:

Fleischmann 881203

Arnold also did some. refs: HN4073, HN4118
Thanks for the 'heads up' on those  :thumbsup: the Fleischmann set looks to be sold out everywhere I've looked so far, and the Arnold pretty scarce. In any case the Minitrix will include the bi-level coach that seems to show up on all the YouTube vids I've seen so far.
I'm also not in any particular rush for these, a goodly number of my UK and US interests/pre-orders are threatening to show up soon, and the Steampunk livery was the trigger for this purchase - I'm sure I've started down a very slippery slope now re Continental stock but I hope to go down fighting for as long as possible  :worried:
As a complete numpty :doh: on Continental stock any advice is always going to be welcomed   :-[

Rather surprised comments about terribly overscale rivets and the splasher not central to the wheels haven't been to the fore...  :no:  :smiley-laughing:

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Les1952 on September 29, 2014, 07:38:30 am
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/thumb_16694.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=16694)

Arnold class 627 railcar for Furtwangen Ost.

Not quite the latest as I've started to collect elloks for the next layout.   I'm told this has the same basic mech as the new 5-BEL.  If so, the 5-BEL will be a real 5-belter!

Sorry about the pun (not)....

Les
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on September 29, 2014, 12:24:09 pm
^^ They are very nice indeed! Just Googled it and found they do them in my favourite livery too..
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on September 29, 2014, 12:28:37 pm
My weekend purchase. A lovely 218 to pull my not yet existent Silverfish rake of four…..






(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4757_zps2f55313b.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4757_zps2f55313b.jpg.html)




I think it's starting to feel at home….



(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4761_zps3c8dde30.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4761_zps3c8dde30.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on September 29, 2014, 09:26:07 pm
My weekend purchase. A lovely 218 to pull my not yet existent Silverfish rake of four…..


That's what one might call good planning and future proofing  ;)

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on September 29, 2014, 09:34:03 pm
The humblest of things arrived today, two Fleischmann 828326 Eaos 106 gondolas. Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices - these go for around €12 which is a very fair price and allows for long trains. In doing so they have completely undercut some of the new releases by Minitrix, Hobbytrain or Arnold.


I only got a couple to start off with, just really to see if the economies stretched to quality of the wagons. However, these seem to be perfectly decent with no obvious problems.


Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 29, 2014, 10:25:29 pm
Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices

Heartily agree. I've been benefitting from these new 'realistic' pricing policy.

I would say though that the Fleischmann Eaos have not been around for that many years, so they don't really come into the category of 'old staples'. This is unlike the basic 4 wheel E open which I have also been picking up for good prices. Even though I have a fleet of Fleischmann E Opens purchased here and there since about 1973 for as little as 50p - I have still been buying the more recent ones as they (a) have UIC markings and (b) have more up to date axle standards.

I think it is more that have made their return on the moulding and set up costs, and  - faced with the exotic models appearing these days they won't sell many of the 'bog standard' freight wagons if they don't put a realistic price on them.



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 29, 2014, 11:09:28 pm
The problem is that ... they are so tiny
Oh for old fashioned moulded on wipers!


Hooray - yes you've guessed it, already lost one of the wipers. Fell out during a running session on my layout. No sign of it on the shed floor ...

Here are the pix (the handling of the loco so that I could pose it for pix is partly why the wiper went missing - darn it!):


(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234244-f3815b04-me.jpg)

(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234343-6785419c-me.jpg)

(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234352-ee3c79e5-me.jpg)

(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234427-b38efa9f-me.jpg)

(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234430-f75ec9a4-me.jpg)





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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 30, 2014, 12:06:22 am
Also new in to my stock...

Fleischmann's 8th Ae6/6:

11421 Graubuenden/Grischun.

This is the best green version Fleischmann has done so far IMO.


(http://gwizz.piwigo.com/_datas/1/t/w/1twf9cska9/i/uploads/1/t/w/1twf9cska9//2014/09/29/20140929234250-0cad3cd1-me.jpg)



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on September 30, 2014, 08:29:14 am
Very nice additions, Gordon.
It's a shame about the wiper. For once I'm glad I have the older version...
Good luck finding the wiper. Perhaps a magnet attached to a wagon could help?

All the best
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on September 30, 2014, 10:00:47 am
The problem is that ... they are so tiny
Oh for old fashioned moulded on wipers!

Hooray - yes you've guessed it, already lost one of the wipers. Fell out during a running session on my layout. No sign of it on the shed floor ...


Hi Gordon,

You probably have done this but if not, email Fleischmann and see if you can obtain a spare wiper.

I have looked at the spares list for that loco but no parts are listed as yet.

Good luck finding it back / getting a replacement.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on September 30, 2014, 10:09:12 am
The humblest of things arrived today, two Fleischmann 828326 Eaos 106 gondolas. Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices - these go for around €12 which is a very fair price and allows for long trains.
Marcus

They're nice. I wouldn't mind having a few of them, especially at that price.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: steam-driven boy on October 01, 2014, 09:33:52 am
Hi,
So after a nights sleep and time to reflect my enthusiasm bested me -again  ::) :
Oops  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 01, 2014, 09:36:08 am
Hi,
So after a nights sleep and time to reflect my enthusiasm bested me -again  ::) :
Oops  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)

Oops indeed. Splendid stuff though.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on October 01, 2014, 09:59:00 am
Well, how did that happen? :D
Very nice rake. Now what you need is 18 201 and a double decker coach to recreate this train: click (http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dampfloks~br-18-201-02-0201-dr-umbau-schnellfahrlok/642231/18-201-am-alx-84110-muenchen-regensburg-hof.html)

Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: steam-driven boy on October 01, 2014, 11:26:58 am
Hi Michael,
Well, how did that happen? :D
Very nice rake. Now what you need is 18 201 and a double decker coach to recreate this train: click ([url]http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dampfloks~br-18-201-02-0201-dr-umbau-schnellfahrlok/642231/18-201-am-alx-84110-muenchen-regensburg-hof.html[/url])

From a quick interwebby perusal it looks like I may just have to do without on the loco - I was certain it was going to be a Continental 'kettle' that got to me - I was almost right  :o
The bi-level coach is part of the pre-ordered Minitrix 4-pack... - Oops, The Sequel :-[

Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 01, 2014, 11:39:39 am

Heartily agree. I've been benefitting from these new 'realistic' pricing policy.

I would say though that the Fleischmann Eaos have not been around for that many years, so they don't really come into the category of 'old staples'.

….
I think it is more that have made their return on the moulding and set up costs, and  - faced with the exotic models appearing these days they won't sell many of the 'bog standard' freight wagons if they don't put a realistic price on them.


Yes I was making a more general observation than specifically singling out the Eaos. Fleischmann is not averse to selling old models at higher prices, e.g. the car transporters this year. It is noticeable though that these starter lines just happen to be of trains or wagons that others are putting out as new models. Minitrix announces an Eaos set, Fleischmann puts these out earlier - the same goes for Hobbytrain's Eanos (which are slightly different, but basically the same). Minitrix announces the DB Touristik train and Fleischmann announces an update BR103 in Touristik livery.

Not complaining, its the bog standard freight wagons I am after which generally have been difficult to get hold of.

BTW the green Swiss Lok looks smashing.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 07, 2014, 06:39:14 pm
A couple of Fleischmann 828325 Eaos 106 in brown and a couple of Fleischmann Taschenwagen with trailers. The picture turned out a little dark unfortunately


The Eaos 106 are the same as the red ones, nothing to add there.


At around €40 each the Taschenwagen are not the cheapest of wagons, let alone when contemplating a longer train. They looked good though - in fact they look better in real life than the catalog pictures. The trailers are not the most detailed ones on the market, some of the American ones have a lot more. However, I am not too worried about details as details tend to get broken in N.


The body is made out of metal which gives it a nice weight. Excellent smooth running.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on October 07, 2014, 07:20:34 pm
Hi Redtrain,

I can't see your pictures - just an error message: "Sorry, you are not allowed to view this file. Make sure you are connected to the server." Maybe you need to set permissions or something?

Cheers,

Brooksy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 08, 2014, 01:52:56 pm
I can see them Brooksy and I am further south than you....

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on October 08, 2014, 02:02:36 pm
I can see them Brooksy and I am further south than you....

Maybe I'm in the bit in the middle with poor reception that no one cares about.  :'(

Actaully, seems to be working with me now too. Nice pics. Actual question: I've seen models of those wagons that take whole lorry trailers many times and think they look excellent but I've never seen one in real life. What sort of regions are they prevalent? Is the idea to get the lorries off the road and onto the rails and does it work?

Cheers,

Brooksy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 08, 2014, 05:03:33 pm
Brooksy,

no idea why you would not have seen the pictures initially. I did not do anything different and used the same album as before.

They are used quite a lot across Germany - mostly long distance transport (makes sense) and also over (or under the Alps), for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_WI0C7cB4&feature=youtu.be&t=52s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_WI0C7cB4&feature=youtu.be&t=52s)

Marcus

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Brooksy on October 08, 2014, 08:11:52 pm
Marcus,

That's funny - they've gone again - now back home - could see them at work. Haven't a clue why - I'll raise an issue on forum problems.

Indeed it does make sense so why aren't they used more wide spread? Get a load of lorries off UK (and other) roads. Imagine getting them through the tunnel - fill up a train in Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary or wherever all these lorries seem to come from and then unload them in London/the midlands.

Cheers,

Brooksy
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: 60156 Great Central on October 09, 2014, 09:19:25 am
Indeed it does make sense so why aren't they used more wide spread? Get a load of lorries off UK (and other) roads. Imagine getting them through the tunnel - fill up a train in Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary or wherever all these lorries seem to come from and then unload them in London/the midlands.

Cheers,

Brooksy

Can't do that it uses far too much common sense  ;) Great purchases everyone  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Les1952 on October 09, 2014, 06:55:39 pm
The second and third locos for Furtwangen 2

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/39/thumb_17077.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=17077)

Hobbytrain TEE Bugelfalte E10.12 bought secondhand on the e-site.  Posed on Furtwangen Ost. No DCC interface, so will probably have to go to Douglas for chipping once my class 139 comes back.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/39/thumb_17078.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=17078)

Piko class 118, also bought on eBay- again secondhand (wheels were well mucky but no other problems).  This one has a Plux12 interface- NEM658 rather than 651, but fortunately has a decoder already in it.  Posed on Hawthorn Dene where it has been on test.

All the very best
Les

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on October 09, 2014, 07:53:40 pm
Marcus,

That's funny - they've gone again - now back home - could see them at work. Haven't a clue why - I'll raise an issue on forum problems.

Indeed it does make sense so why aren't they used more wide spread? Get a load of lorries off UK (and other) roads. Imagine getting them through the tunnel - fill up a train in Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary or wherever all these lorries seem to come from and then unload them in London/the midlands.

Cheers,

Brooksy

Just on a real world note, Europorte have outlined some plans to do this and there was a trial via HS1 to Barking. The problem is that Lorry trailers keep getting bigger whilst the UK's small loading gauge is only growing a little bit near the top corners. I have been involved over the years with  4 or 5 different ideas to carry trailers in the UK, but everytime the structure gauge gets in the way and the economics favour container based solutions. Trailer Train, Road railer, Thrall spine wagons, and two other Piggyback proposals are the ones I
recall.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 10, 2014, 09:10:20 pm

Indeed it does make sense so why aren't they used more wide spread? Get a load of lorries off UK (and other) roads. Imagine getting them through the tunnel - fill up a train in Poland, Slovakia, or Hungary or wherever all these lorries seem to come from and then unload them in London/the midlands.

Cheers,

Brooksy

Leaving aside the UK specific issues I think ultimately its not all that economic for most. The advantages by being able to transport at night or on Sundays (for example in Germany) probably are offset by the diversions to loading/unloading facilities. Nor is it cheaper I suppose. Perhaps someone knows more.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bob Tidbury on October 10, 2014, 10:30:33 pm
Does anyone remember Airfix used to do a kit for a road railer I had a rake of them back in the early 60s on my OO Layout complete with a special rail section where you moved a tractor unit under the front of the wagon then moved the rail wheels up and the road wheels came down the train had an adapter wagon for the first wagon and all the other wagons hooked onto each other took a bit of weight in each wagon to get it to run but was great fun playing with them.
Bob
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: steam-driven boy on October 10, 2014, 11:42:12 pm
Hi Bob,
Does anyone remember Airfix used to do a kit for a road railer I had a rake of them back in the early 60s on my OO Layout complete with a special rail section where you moved a tractor unit under the front of the wagon then moved the rail wheels up and the road wheels came down the train had an adapter wagon for the first wagon and all the other wagons hooked onto each other took a bit of weight in each wagon to get it to run but was great fun playing with them.
Bob

There was a six page quite detailed illustrated article by Steve Knight of the Kitmaster Collectors Club in the 2009 BRM Annual http://www.magazineexchange.co.uk/british-railway-modelling-magazine-2009-annual.html (http://www.magazineexchange.co.uk/british-railway-modelling-magazine-2009-annual.html)
covering the '60s BR experiment, and the kits which were, according to the article, apparently by Scalecraft although possibly actually made by Airfix, and distributed by Peco!
It continues that Tri-ang produced a cruder r-t-r version for it's Minic Motorway system, and then Peco themselves were going to produce something similar for their own abortive road system that never got as far as production...
A quick 'Google' for Scalecraft Roadrailer will produce some images of the kits.

HTH, Regards, Gerry  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 11, 2014, 12:09:13 pm
Arguably neither continental nor rolling stock (although they do roll!), these arrived this morning (along with some other VW vans, more later when the vehicle that will be conveying them arrives).

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s3xVsQU_cK0/VDkOYS5k1GI/AAAAAAAAFWk/370tiAvIo74/w854-h279-no/IMG_6685%2B%282%29%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

At TINGS I picked up a pair of Minitrix car carriers Off 52 (see post 137), which come with some plastic cars typical of the age of the wagons... these look much better!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lizKDogEbyA/VDkOYT5D3II/AAAAAAAAFWs/Yt3KEz7xfpU/w854-h237-no/IMG_6686%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 11, 2014, 05:02:10 pm
Not a fantastic photo, but the car carriers in service...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0sr_j8VSZeY/VDlUNFX7UII/AAAAAAAAFXA/FEAkanHgs4E/w854-h434-no/IMG_6688%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: 60156 Great Central on October 11, 2014, 05:09:18 pm
Looking really good there :)  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 14, 2014, 10:11:17 pm
Was hoping to show the latest acquisitions, but there's a minor problem (or indeed two)... first off, the coupling spring on the Hobbytrain car carrier Offs 60 was wrapped around an axle instead of being attached to the coupling hook; sorted, with a bit of care/effort. Secondly, the new Minitrix hopper set had one wagon without the relevant end platform fitted; closer analysis reveals that this is what holds the bogie in place... meaning that it fell out on lifting the wagon out of the box. The bogie on the other end wasn't fixed either... and the sliver of sprung wire that keeps the couplings in place also fell out. The other 4 were fine... I've e-mailed DM Toys and await his reply. More to follow...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 16, 2014, 07:15:51 pm
So... here's the Hobbytrain Offs 60 car carrier. Nicely detailed, though I've added Oxford diecast VWs rather than those supplied with the model. Those supplied are 1:160, but the size difference is hardly noticeable, and are very plasticy in appearance compared to the Oxford 1:148 versions...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WBtNYpaY14Y/VEAKTtIEr5I/AAAAAAAAFXg/1WkxBOUj2Ps/w854-h216-no/IMG_6692%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

And one of the Minitrix coal cars; one is on its way back to Germany for replacement, though.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bKRzQdAN_JE/VEAKTm0QyvI/AAAAAAAAFXk/KACvxQ5RYz8/w854-h331-no/IMG_6694%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 17, 2014, 08:49:41 am
So... here's the Hobbytrain Offs 60 car carrier. Nicely detailed, though I've added Oxford diecast VWs rather than those supplied with the model. Those supplied are 1:160, but the size difference is hardly noticeable, and are very plasticy in appearance compared to the Oxford 1:148 versions...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WBtNYpaY14Y/VEAKTtIEr5I/AAAAAAAAFXg/1WkxBOUj2Ps/w854-h216-no/IMG_6692%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

And one of the Minitrix coal cars; one is on its way back to Germany for replacement, though.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bKRzQdAN_JE/VEAKTm0QyvI/AAAAAAAAFXk/KACvxQ5RYz8/w854-h331-no/IMG_6694%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

The Oxford cars and vans look good here. Just works.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 21, 2014, 10:51:29 am
This is actually a minor upgrade to a purchase. I have a couple of Arnold hopper wagons, but only one came with a coal load. Soon sorted with a rectangle of plasticard, a bit of ballast, a drop of dilute pva glue and some black paint... quietly pleased with the result...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Sxv4p00O6AI/VEYnjfXnhZI/AAAAAAAAFYc/yyT5waoTOr8/w854-h469-no/IMG_6695%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XI_7D8BlCns/VEYnkWw08uI/AAAAAAAAFYk/4YyYxwGV9JI/w854-h425-no/IMG_6696%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

Hadn't realised that it would be quite so straightforward - I'm more used to G Scale where that would require rather more work to achieve!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 21, 2014, 08:09:03 pm
That looks very good indeed!  8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 25, 2014, 07:20:12 pm
Last weeks purchase. A nice 103.

Lovely!




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/HPIM2550_zps72c491af.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/HPIM2550_zps72c491af.jpg.html)




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4847_zps74c6a1f5.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_4847_zps74c6a1f5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 25, 2014, 08:43:33 pm
Rather lovely, as you say. Do tell us more about it! These were the electric loco of the day when I was a student in Germany.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 26, 2014, 11:25:51 am
Hi Bruce,

The 103 was once classed the flagship of the Deutsche Bahn and held the record for strongest locomotive in the world. The one I have just bought is in the latest TEE livery.


The E03 (103.0) was the first one and there were only a few produced. Then for the new IC network they mass produced the 103 (103.1) The later ones had more power. Livery and design was changed a few times during it's existence. See below.

The E03 (103.0) had one row of air intakes and a silver roof:

(http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/dso/Stromabnehmer_103/b02-E03_002.jpg)


The 103 (103.1) had two rows of air intakes on the sides and the roof was painted the same colour as the body.

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/lok-baureihe-103-bw-frankfurt-12137.jpg)


They first one that was delivered was the 109.5 and had a special livery.

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/-103-109-stuttgart-hbf-572057.jpg)


The 103 (103.1) was redesigned and received longer cabs after a few accidents happened. It also came with the SBS65 (single arm) pantographs instead of the diamond shaped ones.

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/br-103-235-steht-am-109406.jpg)


They then changed the black/silver plated logo's on front and sides to red painted ones. They were the ones built in 1973 and 1974.

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/eine-db-br-103-steht-197538.jpg)


They then removed the skirts under the cabs and after that the livery changed again and included a full red lower body whereas before it had a black stripe along the bottom.

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/1200/br-103-113-7-am-25082013-716166.jpg)


Sadly the best looking livery (along with the ocean blue) was axed and it all went very red  :thumbs down:

(http://www.bahnalltag.de/BR103erLoks/picture-0169.jpg)


Even redder… :no:

(http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/br-103-12602.jpg)


For a short period some were livered as Lufthansa Airport Express

(http://www.cyberbeetle.de/modellbahn02/067_lufthansa_103_3.jpg)


The 103 220 came in Touristikzug livery. Not very nice at all.

(http://www.schmidt-wissen.de/out/pictures/master/product/1/605_781471.jpg)



The 103's successor is the 101. They've made it better, not prettier.

(http://www.activitysimulatorworld.net/les%20sons/BR101.jpg)


Gordon on here will be adding some more info I'm sure. He seems to be very clued up on German trains  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on October 26, 2014, 02:48:10 pm
Hi Raymond,

Thanks for pics and history. Why do they Large Chicken :) around with liveries like the tourist train? Can sort of understand the Lufthansa one.

 I only remember the TEE livery down the Rhine from Cologne and again at Basel. Lovely loco. Had an HO one (as a kid so don't linch me, think still in a box in the loft although I probably broke it!)

Model french and spanish but keep the German stuff coming as brings back good memories of travelling with my late father.

Cheers weave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 26, 2014, 04:13:51 pm
Thanks for the handy guide, Raymond. At the risk of a slight thread drift, a couple here from 1981...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--toAHKcKUY8/VE0cvAEGoaI/AAAAAAAAFck/E45dISW3Omg/w840-h563-no/1981%2BDB%2B10%2BIntercity%2BRhein%2BValley%2B103.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bLxFgm_MHfg/VE0cvduyS_I/AAAAAAAAFcY/yVm4SX5ZtGM/w832-h563-no/1981%2BDB%2B13%2BBonn%2B103.jpg)

Both, I assume, showing the "fleet" variant 103.1.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 26, 2014, 07:22:18 pm
Hi Weave,

The Touristik one does look pants not very nice… I don't mind the Lufthansa one but most of the time they were three coaches long and it seems that it's a bit overkill sticking a 103 in front but I guess they were getting surplus by then. They also did the 111 in LAE livery.

Bruce,

Those pictures look good! Bring back memories…

I'm trying to get six TEE livered coaches to accompany the new 103. It'll be a while as I still need some more Silverfish coaches and some of the hoppers you've just bought a few posts up. Oh, never mind needing track still to continue building the layout. Never ending…..
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on October 27, 2014, 03:33:28 pm
Great pics of the 103s :). I recieved a fleischmann one a few years ago from Mrs Grumbeast, apparently I talk in my sleep , it was a total and wonderful surprise!

Graham
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 27, 2014, 05:24:10 pm
They are lovely looking things Graham. Mine is a Fleischmann too. 7376. They've only done three different ones in N iirc. 7375 with the black lower part, 7376 with the full red lower part and 7377 the Orient red livery.

You must have some pictures of yours with carriages running on your layout to show off no?   :camera:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on October 27, 2014, 10:52:39 pm
Alas my layout is no more, but the new one is being built :). Without intending to hijack the thread, I do have 1 pic

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/7950251122_6197f17aab_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/7950251122/)
IMG_3957 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86663150@N07/7950251122/) by Grumbeast-trains (https://www.flickr.com/people/86663150@N07/), on Flickr :-X
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 28, 2014, 11:10:27 am
Very nice. I'm trying to resist anything that needs overhead wires... Anyway, back at post 183 I mentioned that I'd bought the Minitrix set of 5 hoppers (Falns 183), each with a coal load and different running numbers. One of them wasn't properly assembled and the bogies fell off when I took it out of the box. A quick e-mail to DM-Toys and they said to send back the defective wagon. Today the replacement arrived. Good service (usual disclaimer...). And since we all like pictures:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wDrdGyZYaPw/VE94ccl3bzI/AAAAAAAAFc0/Cd6gksKAxiA/w854-h334-no/IMG_6700%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 28, 2014, 01:22:30 pm
I like those hoppers. I only have two atm so have to save some more pennies to get some more...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 28, 2014, 02:33:39 pm
I'm curious as to how they compare to the €12.90 Fleischmann ones... doe anyone have any pictures of those?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 28, 2014, 02:49:53 pm
Do you have a link for them Bruce?

I'm paying more than that for second hand ones atm  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 28, 2014, 03:04:48 pm
Fleischmann 852320 and 852321, with a pair as a set (852416) to follow. Available from DM-Toys (http://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/search/hopper.html (http://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/search/hopper.html)) but also Osbornes (http://www.osbornsmodels.com/fleischmann-852321--entry-model---db-side-discharge-hopper-iv-29514-p.asp) and Scograil (http://www.scograil.co.uk/fleischmann-852320--n-gauge-db-side-discharge-hopper-4667-p.asp) in the UK at a fair price (i.e. not £/€). Other eras than era IV are available. They say "entry model" but so far as I can see they're the "normal" model, just an older one that Fleischmann have re-released to undercut the Minitrix and Arnold sets.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on October 29, 2014, 04:27:58 pm
Thanks for the links Bruce.

They are cheap!  :confused1:

The ones I'm collecting (at a snails pace) are these. Just bought one today for only £7 which is how I like it. Got 3 now, just another 13 to go  :worried:



(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy195/Raymond1975UK/NSF/IMG_4850_zps2dd298d2.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/Raymond1975UK/media/NSF/IMG_4850_zps2dd298d2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on October 31, 2014, 01:12:18 pm
I'm curious as to how they compare to the €12.90 Fleischmann ones... doe anyone have any pictures of those?

Pictures aren't that good as taken on a mobile, but you get the general idea.

Left to right Fleischmann new (Schenker), Fleischmann old (Cargo) and Minitrix.


There is little real difference between the Fleischmann ones. The red's are ever so slightly different, the old one has slightly crisper writing but then the newer one as some extra added colour parts. None of these things can really be seen once you get more than 30cms away.

The Minitrix ones are smaller as can be seen here.


Will be getting in some brown ones, next week probably.

Marcus

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 01, 2014, 12:35:32 am
Two new additions........ :)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0949.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0949.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0948.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0948.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0947.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0947.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 03, 2014, 02:05:11 am
Ok......SWMBO loves me....... :thankyousign:

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0952.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0952.jpg.html)

and these will look great behind my Haydn Taurus......  :D

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0953.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0953.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on November 03, 2014, 08:42:17 am
Great additions.
Is the 204 a Fleischmann or a Brawa model?

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 03, 2014, 10:19:22 am
All very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 04, 2014, 02:52:14 am
Great additions.
Is the 204 a Fleischmann or a Brawa model?

Michael

It's a newer Fleischmann....I had some problems with the posts at the top of the steps so temporarily pulled them out....need to put them back now but they were a real problem while I was trying to get the body off to chip it.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on November 05, 2014, 08:53:25 am
Great additions.
Is the 204 a Fleischmann or a Brawa model?

Michael

It's a newer Fleischmann....I had some problems with the posts at the top of the steps so temporarily pulled them out....need to put them back now but they were a real problem while I was trying to get the body off to chip it.

I like the basic model a lot. Runs okay to. But I had such trouble trying to get the chip into my 203.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on November 05, 2014, 10:39:44 pm
I couldn't resist...  :D

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/IMG_4422_zps5dca8104.jpg)

A Brawa Voith Gravita
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 05, 2014, 11:19:29 pm
Very nice......... :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on November 06, 2014, 08:53:00 am
Very nice indeed. I like the look of those locomotives but can't justify buying one... :-\
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 06, 2014, 09:28:00 am
Yup, agreed, looks very nice. Saw a full size one a couple of years ago at a roundhouse open day, DB engaging with the enthusiast community. Impressive looking machine. I can probably resist because I'm modelling epoch 3b/4, but more pictures always welcome!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 07, 2014, 11:49:04 am
Finger slipped on the DM-Toys (http://www.en.dm-toys.de/) website, again... anyway, these Fleischmann hoppers really are excellent value whether you get them from Germany at €12.90 each or from a UK retailer. Since ordering these, DM Toys have put together some offer bundles, so if you're tempted do have a look at those too (usual disclaimer - no connection, just had good service. Other offers may be available...). I ordered three items; single wagons items 852320 and 852321, plus the newly released pair, item 852416. This means that I have four wagons, each with a different running number. The detail is exquisite; I'd seen these described as "entry level", which I suspect is just Fleischmann's description of "low priced".

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/9TFiNZnOc6MROKGunW6JnUSoMHaSnWGuk3TXinFyAp8=w854-h343-no)

The Falns 183 design is larger than the Fads 167 modelled by Minitrix, as evidenced here:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-roICDFqcTZk/VFyvC2mY4VI/AAAAAAAAFfg/SV7DBF8JROs/w854-h214-no/IMG_6707%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

While I was ordering the wagons, mysteriously I seem to have added a DB bus to the order  :) :

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-imIP7NdnGbk/VFyvDFrGhvI/AAAAAAAAFfo/q3ODCxAv3zU/w854-h293-no/IMG_6711%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

The other thing that arrived this morning was my credit card bill...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 07, 2014, 09:56:29 pm
 :laughabovepost:

Ooops.....hate those finger slips...  :no:

but really hate those credit card bills.....  :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 10, 2014, 11:37:02 pm
So.....was having problems getting a decoder to fit the 101......so took it back and got a 218....chipped and good to go!!!

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0974.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0974.jpg.html)

and just because I was there......  :D

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0975.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0975.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 19, 2014, 01:21:44 am
Had a successful hunt at the local Model Railway show on the weekend.....not easy to find anything British or European here so was very pleased.....got the whole lot for about 60 dollars.....all Fleischmann and Trix....

 :claphappy:

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0981.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0981.jpg.html)

(http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/Croxy_GB/Model%20Trains/IMG_0980.jpg) (http://s871.photobucket.com/user/Croxy_GB/media/Model%20Trains/IMG_0980.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on November 19, 2014, 02:03:40 am
Like the beer wagons, and also the advert on the side of the bus!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 19, 2014, 03:36:50 am
From my recent European trip:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/36/thumb_18749.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=18749)

DB class 232 (ex DR-132) and some DR "Reko" coaches. All Brawa models, locomotive was 2nd hand. Slight era mismatch, alas. (I did also get a DR-liveried loco but it died on me already :( )
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Croxy on November 19, 2014, 03:46:49 am
Nice additions...that's a shame about the Loco...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 19, 2014, 04:08:51 am
If I can't work out what's wrong with it, I'll have to send it back I guess.

More stock to follow once I get it out...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on November 19, 2014, 05:02:25 am
Wots that one with MITROPA on the side?  :confused2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 19, 2014, 05:08:32 am
Wots that one with MITROPA on the side?  :confused2:


Restaurant car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitropa).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on November 19, 2014, 05:13:24 am
Cool! Thank heaven's for Wikipedia! Seriously, thanks. Learn stuff everyday on the NGF!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on November 19, 2014, 10:04:20 am
So.....was having problems getting a decoder to fit the 101......so took it back and got a 218....chipped and good to go!!!

Much nicer looking than a 101 as well...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 19, 2014, 03:28:20 pm
DB class 232 (ex DR-132) and some DR "Reko" coaches. All Brawa models, locomotive was 2nd hand. Slight era mismatch, alas. (I did also get a DR-liveried loco but it died on me already :( )
Nice selection. Been eyeing up a Brawa loco - a V160 in Epoch 3 livery, mainly because the Fleischmann version isn't available in Epoch 3 - do you (does anyone) have experience of Brarwa locos, are they good?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 19, 2014, 04:11:02 pm
HI GscaleBruce, I have many N Gauge BRAWA Loks and In my opinion they are very good  you should have no problems with them. If you buy them from a BRAWA premium partner shop you will get an Extended Warranty as well as a free service I think at the 2 year mark you will also from where you purchase it from will give you a Certificate with your model.
Babz :claphappy: :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on January 12, 2015, 07:58:30 pm
Bought these little beauties (nr.mint except for 1 broken buffer) on ebay this afternoon for £50.00 plus £8 p.& p..
A bargain in my opinion,well pleased.

ROCO N GAUGE ELECTRIC MOTOR & PASSENGER COACH
ROCO N GAUGE ELECTRIC MOTOR & PASSENGER COACH

Les. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on January 26, 2015, 10:56:40 am
HI GscaleBruce, I have many N Gauge BRAWA Loks and In my opinion they are very good  you should have no problems with them. If you buy them from a BRAWA premium partner shop you will get an Extended Warranty as well as a free service I think at the 2 year mark you will also from where you purchase it from will give you a Certificate with your model.
Babz :claphappy: :claphappy:
I have succumbed... photos when it arrives (along with a couple of other items that - err - may also have slipped into the box!).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on February 02, 2015, 05:40:07 pm
As promised, here it is. Really impressed with the level of detail:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kyqy9SYG4qQ/VM-1-ERG1iI/AAAAAAAAFyQ/8CTYIG69LOc/s854/IMG_6786%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iy5Aj99g-x4/VM-1-NvU0uI/AAAAAAAAFyU/WxdMzY_acbc/s854/IMG_6789%2520%2528Small%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on February 02, 2015, 07:34:36 pm
Well, it's not N gauge, but the Thalys PBA is about as European as you can get  :D

Although technically I suppose the PBKA sets are even more European...

JB

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/jivebunnystudios/IMG_2906_zps0b1b1fd8.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/jivebunnystudios/IMG_2897_zps50487fca.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on February 02, 2015, 09:04:13 pm
The Kato N gauge PBKA is a great model too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on February 02, 2015, 11:32:36 pm
The Kato N gauge PBKA is a great model too.


Mine isn't. I once made the mistake of leaving the box on a small coffee table, which the dog then managed to push up against the radiator trying to retrieve her ball... Apparently they don't like being left next to heat sources for prolonged periods of time.

JB

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/jivebunnystudios/63A515CA-D164-4D9C-9E05-19078DCFF07C_zpslehju2ij.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mr magnolia on February 03, 2015, 06:42:01 am
Strewth Bruce! That's a nice model. I've been trying not to look hard for an era 3 v160,and been content that they aren't available. Now you have caused some teeth gnashing...

And Mr bunny, what can I say? Zut, alors! That pooch of yours seriously owes you!!

Ciao

Donald
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on February 03, 2015, 08:37:31 am
Strewth Bruce! That's a nice model. I've been trying not to look hard for an era 3 v160,and been content that they aren't available. Now you have caused some teeth gnashing.
Donald
The Brawa model is beautifully painted and printed,  I'm impressed. Runs sweetly too, if anything better than my Fleischmann locos. If you want me to try putting you off buying one, well, V160 146 appears to have been delivered in 1967, right at the very end of epoch 3.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 03, 2015, 09:27:14 am
I've got a Brawa BR 232  (ex DR "Ludmilla" in DB livery) which I picked up 2nd hand in Germany, excellent little model (though I say "little", even at 1:160 scale it's taller than a similar-looking Class 47). A bit of a noisy runner, but then so's the prototype. There were some older Fleischmann versions as well, which IMHO had slightly better roof detailing but the guy in the shop recommended the Brawa one as more mechanically reliable.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mr magnolia on February 03, 2015, 03:06:38 pm
If you want me to try putting you off buying one, well, V160 146 appears to have been delivered in 1967, right at the very end of epoch 3.

well that might just do it! phew.










but then again...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on February 03, 2015, 08:06:31 pm
I've got a Brawa BR 232  (ex DR "Ludmilla" in DB livery) which I picked up 2nd hand in Germany, excellent little model (though I say "little", even at 1:160 scale it's taller than a similar-looking Class 47). A bit of a noisy runner, but then so's the prototype. There were some older Fleischmann versions as well, which IMHO had slightly better roof detailing but the guy in the shop recommended the Brawa one as more mechanically reliable.


I have a Brawa BR232 too - but in Polish PCC Rail scheme - http://www.brawa.de/produkte/n/lokomotiven/diesellokomotiven/61006-diesellok-br-232-pcc.html (http://www.brawa.de/produkte/n/lokomotiven/diesellokomotiven/61006-diesellok-br-232-pcc.html)

This too can be a bit on the noisy side, but is a brilliant runner, so it is good to hear that they are recommended as reliable! I also have a dummy BR232 in DB blue, and the two of them look great double heading a large coal train!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on February 03, 2015, 08:26:19 pm

And Mr bunny, what can I say? Zut, alors! That pooch of yours seriously owes you!!

Ciao

Donald

She certainly does! It's "only" the power car and first trailer (and the foam tray) which suffered damage but I've been searching for spares for over a year and they never, ever come up separately. I've just this evening found a new set to replace it and will no doubt split the old one up for sale as spare parts. I'm sure I'll find someone willing to buy a melted power car!

JB
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 06, 2015, 01:01:15 pm
Bought these little beauties (nr.mint except for 1 broken buffer) on ebay this afternoon for £50.00 plus £8 p.& p..
A bargain in my opinion,well pleased.

ROCO N GAUGE ELECTRIC MOTOR & PASSENGER COACH
ROCO N GAUGE ELECTRIC MOTOR & PASSENGER COACH


Well, I can't let RHEINGOLD have all the fun - I've been ogling these since the end of last year in my favourite Tokyo 2nd hand dealer of exotic foreign stock, and finally persuaded myself they'd be better off in a loving, caring home than on a shop shelf.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/32/thumb_21218.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=21218)

These too are missing a buffer, and one pantograph won't stay down by itself, but otherwise in excellent cosmetic condition. Bit of a noisy runner, and the trailer car is heavy and somewhat stiff and both could probably do with a bit of mechanical TLC, but not bad for something which was produced between 1979 and 1984 according to this German page (http://www.modellbau-wiki.de/wiki/ET_85).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on February 06, 2015, 05:01:40 pm
Isn't it just a beautiful little model in every way,there was absolutely no way I could resist it.
I have just bought a Roco EMU Treibwagen in Maroon(Battery accumulator powered I believe in real life) and am negotiating for the same in the red and cream livery.Another little gem(also available apparently in a green livery) and a centre car is/was available.
No real justification to be at PARIS Gare de L'Est apart from rule 1 except I suppose they could have been undergoing trials with the french railways!.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on February 07, 2015, 12:41:44 am
Well negotiations fell through with the different vendors of the EMU German railbuses in red and cream livery but I had a fallback position with another vendor and purchased their red and cream version fo 75% of the price the others were asking so I also bought from that vendor  2 minitrix CIWL Brown coaches with lighting with the balance saved and another 25 euros.I now have a 6 set of brown CIWL coaches,Minitrix as well as an 8 set of the Kato blue CIWL coaches.
Too bad I cannot afford the HENSCHEL WEGMAN SET nor the TEE diessel set but the  rest are coming along nicely..
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 07, 2015, 01:15:27 am
Isn't it just a beautiful little model in every way,there was absolutely no way I could resist it.

Yeah, the transparent plastic on the packaging was a bit grubby which made me hesistate for a few weeks, but when the guy in the shop got it out it definitely had that certain "ich weiss es nicht" and he was cooing over it too, asking me where it was from / when it was built etc.

Anyway it looks just fine on my Anglo-German-Japanese working museum railway  :claphappy:

Edited to add: Wikipedia has some more info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRG_Class_ET_85), apparently the cars whos vehicle numbers this set has are preserved. It seems they survived into the 1970s.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on February 07, 2015, 02:17:44 am
It looks more than fine,it's a little superstar as indeed I hope mine will be as well as my all maroon and also my red and cream accumulator railbuses.
There's just something about them that makes them so appealing and so special looking,yours looks superb in action,absolutely wonderful my only query is how did you manage to leave it sitting on a shopkeepers shelf for so long.perhaps you needed to go to specsavers!!! :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on February 07, 2015, 09:22:54 pm
Just bought the centre coach for the red and cream accunmulator battery railcar,for 19.5 euros.Result :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 08, 2015, 03:48:27 am
Cool. I wonder if there's a centre coach available in N for the ET85? There seems to be one for HO.

my only query is how did you manage to leave it sitting on a shopkeepers shelf for so long.perhaps you needed to go to specsavers!!! :claphappy:

Natural born prevarication, and also this little chap (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=25833.msg278074#msg278074) was distracting me.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RHEINGOLD on February 08, 2015, 05:55:49 pm
You could have offered him as a trade in!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on February 12, 2015, 08:31:30 pm
Along with the Brawa V160, this Arnold Rlmms wagon joined the fleet. In contrast to some of my older wagons, the detail on this is beautifully picked out, with a dash of white behind red painted levers. Seen in the loading dock, and slightly more square on.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sh7ngXIfVvE/VN0M6f82oNI/AAAAAAAAFzk/J1Xq-iBLf3Q/w854-h198-no/IMG_6796%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Us9-QfybXEA/VN0M6WUJobI/AAAAAAAAFzg/Lh4IDjM-mdE/w854-h232-no/IMG_6797%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 13, 2015, 03:07:00 pm
A Roco DB stores wagon. Will go well with some other early-ish DB era maintenance vehicles I have. The Roco packaging hasn't stood the test of time, but the wagon itself looks like it only recently rolled off a production line.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/31/thumb_21513.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=21513)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on March 07, 2015, 10:52:16 pm
More than a year after buying my Kato TGV-SE I've FINALLY found one of the rare second-edition four-car add-on sets. It arrived in the post this morning, thus giving me a complete rake.

Don't worry, the hammer in the photo is for my 1:1 workbench :D

JB

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTk4WDk2MA==/z/LY4AAOSwEeFU8Glb/$_57.JPG)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/jivebunnystudios/C21FF0F7-B7ED-459C-A983-E5BB16ED2CAA_zpsemvjwm6i.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on March 08, 2015, 09:38:23 am
Nice one. Looks like you might need a larger table to run it on, though!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on March 08, 2015, 10:15:43 am
Nah, I'm sure just one more Kato straight section and an auto-shuttle unit will provide enough interest  :smiley-laughing: :sleep:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on March 20, 2015, 06:29:14 pm
A few bits and bobs have arrived to embellish the station platform. Chris (in Prague) recently let me have some luggage/mail trolleys (thanks Chris) but I needed more details as well. I've got a long(ish) - six coaches - platform along the front of the layout. The seats etc that come with the kit are for a double sided platform, whereas I'm using it as a single platform without a canopy (anyone want some canopies?!). Anyway, Noch have just released some nice looking subway entrances; a little expensive for what they are but much better looking imho than the Metcalfe one. Some Faller railings, a set of Noch platform seats and we may be onto something. Watch this space (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23998.30)!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y1jNXOjo3Uo/VQxlCqWNTZI/AAAAAAAAF4Y/68lY67-7unk/w854-h448-no/IMG_6804%2B%282%29%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XbBcTeRXwBA/VQxk-cbD6qI/AAAAAAAAF4I/VTaULNtqUwU/w768-h480-no/IMG_6805%2B%282%29%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on March 28, 2015, 11:18:48 pm
I've had this for a while - built for me by my friend, Brendan Gash

http://tinyurl.com/plys9fj (http://tinyurl.com/plys9fj)

FS Shunter (unpowered)

IMG 0089
IMG 0089

from Linea Models http://www.lineamodel.com/ (http://www.lineamodel.com/)



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 01, 2015, 10:26:12 pm
Just arrived, the Fleischmann DB V100 in epoch 3b "altrot" livery... my (23 year old) Arnold version just doesn't run smoothly whatever I do, new motor, umpteen cleans/fettles... so I bit the bullet and purchased this...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4axnrPM9V8c/VRxhogxlxaI/AAAAAAAAF6E/QcyCUBXjTAQ/w531-h480-no/IMG_6811%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f5dCWvWTtQY/VRxholuzUkI/AAAAAAAAF6I/YTOxis9VBEo/w854-h441-no/IMG_6812%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

Seems a tad noisy, but smoooooooth...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 03, 2015, 03:22:46 pm
I've got the DR equivalent (which looks suspiciously similar), also a nice runner (once I replaced the original motor which had a "dead spot").

Meanwhile, ooh lala, railsquid is turning French:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/27/thumb_23598.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=23598)

Hard to resist for 35 quid. Marked as a "poor runner" but I suspect that may have something to do with the vast amounts of crud on the wheels of the power car. Methinks some TLC will give it more joie de vivre.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 03, 2015, 04:22:17 pm
I've got the DR equivalent (which looks suspiciously similar), also a nice runner (once I replaced the original motor which had a "dead spot").
Glad you got it running. My DB V100 is getting quieter as it runs in, especially after a dab of lubrication - it was absolutely dry. Hope you can work some magic on the TGV!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 03, 2015, 04:53:13 pm
I've got the DR equivalent (which looks suspiciously similar), also a nice runner (once I replaced the original motor which had a "dead spot").
Glad you got it running. My DB V100 is getting quieter as it runs in, especially after a dab of lubrication - it was absolutely dry. Hope you can work some magic on the TGV!
After cleaning the wheels a bit the TGV is already putting my new Dapol HST to shame... I'll probably need to strip it down and give it a really good clean and maybe some teensy dabs of oil as it sounds a bit "dry" (but I'll hold off until I've seen what it's like inside).

The Fleischman DR V100 came with the worm gears liberally slathered in grease, which was oozing out onto the bogies. Not sure if that was intentional, but I removed most of it anyway with no apparent ill effects.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on April 03, 2015, 09:03:00 pm

Hard to resist for 35 quid. Marked as a "poor runner" but I suspect that may have something to do with the vast amounts of crud on the wheels of the power car. Methinks some TLC will give it more joie de vivre.

Blimey, those 1983 sets often sell for a bit less than the ones produced in the early 90s but £35 is an absolute bargain, particularly as it's the same model IIRC just in a different box. Going on that sort of pricing you should be able to find an add-on set for about a fiver  :D

It's Kato, a quick clean and it'll be good as new (but I'm sure you already know that!)

JB
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on April 04, 2015, 03:28:17 am
Well done, Sqiddy! An excellent result! I actually ran a set on my Beal & Castle Eden layout back in the 90s (not mine)... very impressive. All coaches lit, if I recall?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 04, 2015, 03:56:35 am
Nope, no lighting though being Kato it should be possible to install some and the passenger car bogies don't have power pickups and limited interior space. And I can't see an obvious way of getting those or the power cars apart (the bodies appear to wrap all the way round, no gap to slide a fingernail into). Apart from cleaning up I'd like to install LED lighting units on the power cars as Ye Olde Filament Bulbs don't really light up unless running at speed).

Anyway a project for a rainy day methinks. I also have a pair of ICE1 power cars on the way, which pretty much completes my collection of Iconic First Generation High Speed Trains (not that I was planning it really, but when you see offers like this it's rude to leave them on the shelf).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on April 04, 2015, 04:12:53 am
Yes indeed. I thought it was the TGV that was lit, but it might have been the Eurostar?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 04, 2015, 04:37:03 am
Yes indeed. I thought it was the TGV that was lit, but it might have been the Eurostar?
Probably the much more recent Eurostar. This is a very old model by the looks of the packaging - haven't found an exact date but this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCO1GAtZWU0) suggests around 1980, and I'm pretty sure I saw a similar version on the "museum display wall" at the Kato HQ shop (maybe their first overseas model?). For a model of that age it's very well made and can hold its own against much more recent ones. Anyway I'll toddle along there some day soon and make some enquires, as I need to get some other spare parts.

Interestingly I see the original TGV trainsets appear to still be in active service.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on April 04, 2015, 06:34:03 am
Hi,

Love the TGV. Everyone seemed to love the one my local model shop had as a display model which thinking back was about 1980. It was for sale then but at some ridiculous price even now I recall.

Anyway thought this would whet the appetite if you have not seen....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvKf8NvSNpU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvKf8NvSNpU)

Every year we are moving house and then not but last week we put an offer in and was accepted in principle. It has a third bedroom which I can have as a railway room (in principle) so might be able to join the HST crew.

Cheers weave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 04, 2015, 09:43:18 am
 :thankyousign:

Thanks for the video! Hope the railway room works out.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: jivebunny on April 09, 2015, 11:12:33 pm
Yes indeed. I thought it was the TGV that was lit, but it might have been the Eurostar?
Probably the much more recent Eurostar.
Nope, the Eurostar doesn't have light-fitted coaches either, and neither does the even more recent Thalys. Can't say whether the POS and Duplex models do.

Quote
Interestingly I see the original TGV trainsets appear to still be in active service.

Not for long! 50-odd TGV-SE sets have been scrapped over the past couple of years and components from two of them (two power cars and two trailers IIRC) have been preserved and are being restored to their original configurations and liveries to be displayed at the Cité du Train.

They've even gone to the length of restoring the original coupler covers with the embossed SNCF logo, which were all removed over the years in favour of the smooth covers as found on the TGV-A.

JB

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8Cm5rhCEAAb-QF.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 10, 2015, 02:06:00 pm
I always told myself that, when I start to build my Polish layout, I would not want overheads on it, as it makes the track difficult to clean, and re-railing or re-coupling stock more awkward too - even though there are some nice electric Polish locos out....

Unfortunately, I received an e-mail just before Easter from Modelbahn-Kramm, who I have bought from before, about some special offers they had - and I am afraid that I could not resist this - (http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Corporal_Bang/media/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg.html)

I do like the Siemens Taurus locos and, with the PKP Husarz loco being reduced from 130 Euros to 60 Euros (about £44!) I am afraid that I could not resist it!  :-[

I have thought of a plan that would mean that I would not need to install a catenary system - I have a dummy BR232 diesel loco (presently in DB colours, but on my respray list) so I could run that in front of the Husarz to make it look like the electric loco had broken down and was receiving a pull from the diesel - when the opposite is true, with the electric pushing the dummy diesel!  :)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 10, 2015, 06:01:25 pm
Nice one. Like you, I'm resisting buying anything that needs an overhead, but am often tempted! So far I'm holding out... but I do like your solution... My ability to resist DB V100s has reached a new low, however, with the arrival of this little beauty...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3ZgYOrPXoNM/VSf8-FQXSqI/AAAAAAAAF7k/gPyHkQO7I6I/w854-h353-no/IMG_6827%2B%28Small%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 10, 2015, 06:09:41 pm
Yes indeed. I thought it was the TGV that was lit, but it might have been the Eurostar?
Probably the much more recent Eurostar.
Nope, the Eurostar doesn't have light-fitted coaches either, and neither does the even more recent Thalys. Can't say whether the POS and Duplex models do.
I'd imagine they'd be much easier to fit lighting strips to.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: DJM Dave on April 10, 2015, 07:17:41 pm
I always told myself that, when I start to build my Polish layout, I would not want overheads on it, as it makes the track difficult to clean, and re-railing or re-coupling stock more awkward too - even though there are some nice electric Polish locos out....

Unfortunately, I received an e-mail just before Easter from Modelbahn-Kramm, who I have bought from before, about some special offers they had - and I am afraid that I could not resist this - ([url]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Corporal_Bang/media/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg.html[/url])

I do like the Siemens Taurus locos and, with the PKP Husarz loco being reduced from 130 Euros to 60 Euros (about £44!) I am afraid that I could not resist it!  :-[

I have thought of a plan that would mean that I would not need to install a catenary system - I have a dummy BR232 diesel loco (presently in DB colours, but on my respray list) so I could run that in front of the Husarz to make it look like the electric loco had broken down and was receiving a pull from the diesel - when the opposite is true, with the electric pushing the dummy diesel!  :)


Hi Paul,
I love the Taurus loco's too and collect ( or try to) all the liveries produced, but it's a tough ask as there are 3 main manufacturers and the choice is huge.

Still, when I get a glass cabinet to put them in ( one day) then then might look good as opposed to being stuck in cardboard boxes :-(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on April 11, 2015, 07:57:32 am
I always told myself that, when I start to build my Polish layout, I would not want overheads on it, as it makes the track difficult to clean, and re-railing or re-coupling stock more awkward too - even though there are some nice electric Polish locos out....

Unfortunately, I received an e-mail just before Easter from Modelbahn-Kramm, who I have bought from before, about some special offers they had - and I am afraid that I could not resist this - ([url]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Corporal_Bang/media/dccce2a7-529a-4c46-a655-64d5361b3b0f_zps2xpr4xru.jpg.html[/url])

I do like the Siemens Taurus locos and, with the PKP Husarz loco being reduced from 130 Euros to 60 Euros (about £44!) I am afraid that I could not resist it!  :-[

I have thought of a plan that would mean that I would not need to install a catenary system - I have a dummy BR232 diesel loco (presently in DB colours, but on my respray list) so I could run that in front of the Husarz to make it look like the electric loco had broken down and was receiving a pull from the diesel - when the opposite is true, with the electric pushing the dummy diesel!  :)


Hi,

Nice loco. I have the Hobbytain CP (portuguese) 4701 which I bought on a whim. Model french and spanish but have some portuguese through coaches and couldn't resist. More than blimmin' £44 mind, oh lucky one! Not sure if the 4701 is the same but found this while googling...

http://www.4rail.net/reference_locoseur_electric_taurus.php#unitpics (http://www.4rail.net/reference_locoseur_electric_taurus.php#unitpics)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 13, 2015, 09:55:55 pm
I don't know if this is a silly question - but everyone says that there are no such things as silly questions, so here goes...  :hmmm:

Having has my Hobbytrain PKP Taurus for a few days now, of course I have been looking at it and examining it...

...and I cannot see any 'obvious' way of getting the pantographs to go into their raised position!  ???  Now, knowing me it is probably  SOOO obvious I have totally missed it - but, with the pantographs looking rather delicate, I don't want to damage them before the loco even goes on to the track! I have had a look at the instruction sheet that comes with it, but this is all in German, and the diagrams also do not appear to show a way.

Does anyone who already owns one of these lovely locos know how to get the pantographs raised please??  ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Caz on April 15, 2015, 06:52:14 pm
It is not a silly question at all, in fact a most sensible one.   :thumbsup:    I would guess you haven't received replies as no one else on here has the same loco so can't answer, hopefully someone will come along soon with an answer.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 16, 2015, 08:50:54 am
There she is!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=24076)

Renfe class 340 from Roco, I buyed it in flea Bay from Sheffield Rails. In spite of terrible mobile photo quality you can grasp her hauling a venerable Renfe 8000 coaches rack that is an Ibertren original from 1978, the most adequate consist that can be formed to be honest.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 16, 2015, 08:34:50 pm
I don't know if this is a silly question - but everyone says that there are no such things as silly questions, so here goes...  :hmmm:

Having has my Hobbytrain PKP Taurus for a few days now, of course I have been looking at it and examining it...

...and I cannot see any 'obvious' way of getting the pantographs to go into their raised position!  ???  Now, knowing me it is probably  SOOO obvious I have totally missed it - but, with the pantographs looking rather delicate, I don't want to damage them before the loco even goes on to the track! I have had a look at the instruction sheet that comes with it, but this is all in German, and the diagrams also do not appear to show a way.

Does anyone who already owns one of these lovely locos know how to get the pantographs raised please??  ???

Not a silly question at all. I didn't pitch in sooner, because I've managed to resist overhead electrics so far and so cannot directly answer the question. But I do speak a little German, so (all else failing) if you wanted to scan the instructions and pm them to me, I'll see if it sheds any further light on the matter?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 24, 2015, 09:51:50 am
Here it is, the previously shown Renfe 340 pulling two brand new Fleischmann coaches: Renfe "Al Andalus" luxury express coach plus Renfe restaurant coach

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=24334)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: swisstrains on April 24, 2015, 10:43:56 am
................Does anyone who already owns one of these lovely locos know how to get the pantographs raised please??  ???

I don't have the exact same loco as you but I do have a number of similar Hobbytrain locos.
If you look closely at the pantographs you will see that the central metal bar of the pantograph head is hooked under part of the plastic supporting base (in your photo this plastic base looks like it is grey coloured) There is a small tab on this plastic base just in front of each pantograph.........get a pair of tweezers or a small screwdriver and gently press this tab down slightly and the plastc will flex enough to release the pantograph allowing it to spring up. The pantograph can be "lowered" by holding the head between your fingers and gently easing it back and under the plastic hook.
Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 25, 2015, 03:26:49 pm
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/a97140b6-db20-4aab-a6d7-e678c0449402_zpsqa5v3gi4.jpg)

Perfect!  :thumbsup:  :claphappy: Thanks ever so for that John!

I have to admit that I was looking at those bits when I was first trying to raise the pantograph - but, with it being brand new, I was frightened about breaking it!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on May 24, 2015, 01:44:01 am
Via Ebay, a four-coach Piko double-decker rake (catalogue number 5/4136/01):
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/24/thumb_25171.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25171)

First post-war build of (East) German double-deckers; still around in the early 1990s. Given its age and manufacturer, actually a very nice model with that undefinable "something". No interior detailing, though it's hard to see inside anyway; wheels/flanges are a bit on the large size and I've seen reports of people replacing them with something more modern, but they work fine on my track.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/24/thumb_25172.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25172)


I'm not sure if the attached BR243 is entirely prototypical, but seems plausible, if not I have a DR V100 I can attach like this:
http://youtu.be/ue5-IyoCnM8 (http://youtu.be/ue5-IyoCnM8)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on May 24, 2015, 07:45:03 am
Look great,

Was lucky enough to travel on a British military train to Berlin in 1982 (as a guest).

Although I've said 'look great', I'm still not sure if I like them, more fascinated by them. Brings back memories of strange, new shaped trains and Russian soldiers in big coats with guns.

Found this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8XIW4bwWzc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8XIW4bwWzc)

Not real and not sure what it is but must have come from some reality.

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on May 24, 2015, 08:33:27 am
Ta. Having lived in (mainly eastern) Berlin from 1991, including a few happy years overlooking the approach to the Ostbahnhof, and experienced the end of the Deutsche Reichsbahn era I have a soft spot for GDR trains. What's harder to recapture is the interior smell - a very intense chemical almost plasticky odour which I presume came from whatever cleaning agent they used.

The other train on that video is also on my to-collect list, one of the originals was still laid up in a siding last year, and the model is available from Kato, of all places.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on May 24, 2015, 11:10:28 am
Via Ebay, a four-coach Piko double-decker rake (catalogue number 5/4136/01):
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/24/thumb_25171.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25171[/url])

First post-war build of (East) German double-deckers; still around in the early 1990s. Given its age and manufacturer, actually a very nice model with that undefinable "something". No interior detailing, though it's hard to see inside anyway; wheels/flanges are a bit on the large size and I've seen reports of people replacing them with something more modern, but they work fine on my track.


Nice coaches! I have a four car set and a two car set, both Piko from Ebay. At some time I intend to respray them both in PKP green. The 4 car set had the car linkage pins broken, but I replaced them with dress-making pins, heated up and pushed through the plastic!  :o I have seen that Minitrix are making these sets now, but they are a lot more expensive than the old Piko ones!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on May 24, 2015, 03:37:17 pm
i have a 4 car set gathering dust if anyone is interested? PM me.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 24, 2015, 09:38:13 pm
Nice one. Like you, I'm resisting buying anything that needs an overhead, but am often tempted! So far I'm holding out... but I do like your solution... My ability to resist DB V100s has reached a new low, however, with the arrival of this little beauty...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3ZgYOrPXoNM/VSf8-FQXSqI/AAAAAAAAF7k/gPyHkQO7I6I/w854-h353-no/IMG_6827%2B%28Small%29.JPG)

Lovely!  Just bought myself one of those as well.  :thumbsup:

Very difficult installing a decoder in these though. No room at all!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 24, 2015, 09:56:48 pm
A new addition to the blue/cream family got delivered yesterday :drool:

This lovely 111 is going to pull 7 coaches in the same livery.





(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5318_zpsntfzso0e.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5318_zpsntfzso0e.jpg.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5316_zpsnekqhhgf.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5316_zpsnekqhhgf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 24, 2015, 10:27:57 pm
Think it's feeling at home...





(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5302_zpsdfmimmll.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5302_zpsdfmimmll.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 25, 2015, 10:41:41 am
Very nice. I like the ocean blue/beige livery, although looking on a German forum it doesn't seem too popular. Anyway, isn't it about time we saw some more photos of your layout, please? :photospleasesign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 25, 2015, 11:00:39 am
It's not a 'layout' as such Bruce. Just four ovals on a 3x1m board. Still laid on the floor so I can flip it up easy to solder wires etc.

I'm thinking of getting rid of my home office and building an L-shaped layout with a shadow station underneath as it's getting a bit full already. I'll get some pictures up when I'm back at a computer later.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 27, 2015, 07:41:49 pm
Bruce,  This was/is the plan for now and underneath a picture of what's laid out so far.

Not sure if this will be finished, it all depends on if I can justify letting the home office go…  :hmmm:





(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-27%20at%2019.31.46_zpshgq8dzhc.png) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-27%20at%2019.31.46_zpshgq8dzhc.png.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-27%20at%2019.31.25_zpsvrgagglg.png) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-27%20at%2019.31.25_zpsvrgagglg.png.html)


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5328_zpsyctjqvkn.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5328_zpsyctjqvkn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on May 29, 2015, 12:48:50 pm
HI Everyone have not been on for a while . I managed to get this Kato Set today for my collection. Babs


(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/SBB%20Rae11%20Gottardo%20Kato_zpsovo0kfkk.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/SBB%20Rae11%20Gottardo%20Kato_zpsovo0kfkk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 29, 2015, 02:26:03 pm
Bruce,  This was/is the plan for now and underneath a picture of what's laid out so far.

Not sure if this will be finished, it all depends on if I can justify letting the home office go…  :hmmm:
Lots of potential for running trains - for me, one of the joys in n gauge is to see trains moving!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 29, 2015, 02:27:08 pm
HI Everyone have not been on for a while . I managed to get this Kato Set today for my collection. Babs
Nice - does it run as well as it looks? I've no experience of Kato models.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on May 29, 2015, 02:37:31 pm
Hi I have not run it yet but judging with all the other Kato models they seem to outstrip most of my German/ Swiss  stock from the usual companies. I will let you know. Babs

Ps I want to fit lights into it first
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: scotsoft on May 29, 2015, 02:55:45 pm
Hi I have not run it yet but judging with all the other Kato models they seem to outstrip most of my German/ Swiss  stock from the usual companies. I will let you know. Babs

Ps I want to fit lights into it first

I don't know how you cannot run it before fitting lights  :o  I would want to see it going round in all its splendour and probably spend ages just sitting looking at it.  Everytime I buy a new Kato set/ loco I do admire their smooth slow running speeds plus they can go like a rocket if you want them to  :-[  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on May 29, 2015, 03:03:45 pm
John Hi Yes I do agree with you unfortunately my Layout is indisposed at the moment but i can run it up and down on my 1.6mtr Test track which i will do and i will also hard wire a Esu Loksound decoder while i am at it. Best Regards Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 01, 2015, 11:34:37 pm
A friend of mine recently also beat me to the purchase of one of these. It runs very nicely
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 03, 2015, 12:30:00 pm
Good Morning Everyone Just received these yesterday I think that the Mabar SBB Die Post wagons are superb. Enjoy Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/download_zpsrr4eytrv.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/download_zpsrr4eytrv.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%201_zpscyd2nsqf.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%201_zpscyd2nsqf.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%202_zpsvvosykqr.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%202_zpsvvosykqr.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%203_zpsbfqwqqk3.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/download.jpg%20SBB%20Post%20set%203_zpsbfqwqqk3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 04, 2015, 11:27:16 pm

I also have the Mabar post vans and fully agree - superb. I now have a very creditable collection of Swiss postal vehicles:

old Lima Gs van with PTT markings (mount the body on a Roco chassis and you will rectify the old Lima 'too high on its haunches' problem
Fleischmann long wheelbase sliding wall PTT van
Mabar vans green
Mabar vans yellow
Creanorm post container wagons
Arnold bogie full baggage
SNCF 26400mm dome postal (run as SBB)
bogie container flat with post containers


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 14, 2015, 04:12:57 am
Oooh, what's this? Blood'n'custard? Mustard'n'ketchup might be closer.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_25910.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25910)
The "classic" Berlin S-Bahn train(ET 165 (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_ET_165)), built in the late 20s/early 30s, survived in original form until 1997 and rebuilt versions as late as 2000. As I started living in Berlin from 1991, these have a special place in my memories. I suspect rivet counters will be able to find the odd discrepancy but to me it looks pretty damn good. Mechanically it's a generation behind the times; this model from Rivarossi was apparently made from 1999-2002. It seems to have brass gearing; runs OK but reminds me of GraFar Poole-era stock. The unpowered car is a bit on the light side and is slightly prone to derailing (I might add a bit of weight to it if there's room inside). The power car has forward directional lighting. However this isn't one I plan on running frequently, more of a collector's item.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on June 14, 2015, 04:23:05 am
Nice one.  :thumbsup: Oozes with character.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 14, 2015, 05:25:47 am
Nice one.  :thumbsup: Oozes with character.


Not the most comfortable of trains but for their time pretty advanced, not just the trains themselves but the whole S-Bahn system. Ironically the modern standard replacement, meant to replace the odd assortment of designs accumulated over 70 years of operation, a period spanning war and division of the system into two parts, turned out to be a bit of a flop with some particularly nasty design flaws involving the wheels, IIRC. Laid the whole system low for quite a long time. Horrible plasticky things anyway.

Meanwhile, some older Arnold coaching stock I acquired mainly as it was dirt cheap and brought average posting prices down ;). Just a bit of fun for when I'm in a continental mood  :D
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_25912.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25912)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on June 14, 2015, 06:00:42 am
Cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 14, 2015, 08:39:13 am
Hi Good morning  I lived In Berlin on and off between 1961 and 1992 and remember them and I am very glad that they have made models of them. Berlin for me was a great place to be before the wall came down. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 15, 2015, 03:51:30 pm
Unfortunately I never experienced Berlin pre-1990. I guess everyone has their preferred period; for me it was great to be there in the 90s, seeing it transform from a divided city into a national capital. However having gone back there last year after a break of 5 years, I was surprised how much it had changed again, much more slick and commercial and not really "my" Berlin any more.

Anyway, we leave Berlin for Wessiland, where I've found a 3-axle intermediate coach (Mittelwagen) to go with the Roco DB 485 EMU I purchased a while back:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_25958.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25958)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_25959.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25959)

Stupidly I omitted to check the couplings and it came with some olde-style Roco ones I'd never seen before and which were a minor PITA to swap (they're held in place by a metal plate with brackets anchored inside the coach body). Standard Kato Arnold couplings combined with shortened Tomix contact springs have done the trick for now.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 24, 2015, 02:02:30 pm
From the department of random filler E-bay purchases (seller had something I wanted, and also some other things which appealed to me and were dirt cheap) , some 3-axle DB Umbau-Wagen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbau-Wagen):
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26304.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26304)

Even better, it turned out I had the right vehicles to top and tail the rake to make a fairly prototypical train like this:

(http://img4.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/212240kornwes63pynhseu4.jpg)

Unfortunately I now have more DB-era rakes of coaches than locos that could legitimately pull them...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on June 24, 2015, 08:05:23 pm
That's not a bad thing really. Just another reason to buy more loco's... ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 24, 2015, 08:19:19 pm
Very nice set - looks good and four coaches together would be typical.  As you probably know, the 6 wheeler Umbauwagen ran in pairs.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 25, 2015, 05:25:47 am
Very nice set - looks good and four coaches together would be typical.  As you probably know, the 6 wheeler Umbauwagen ran in pairs.
I didn't know that until I was researching them last night. My knowledge of early-era DB is based largely on an excursion train I went on in 2003, which consisted of various old-style coaches (with and without bogies). I'll have to look up the photos and see if I can work out what kinds were involved.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 25, 2015, 12:37:32 pm
Stupidly I omitted to check the couplings and it came with some olde-style Roco ones I'd never seen before and which were a minor PITA to swap (they're held in place by a metal plate with brackets anchored inside the coach body). Standard Kato Arnold couplings combined with shortened Tomix contact springs have done the trick for now.
The Roco ones might be the close couplers they sold in the 1980s. I have some spare if you wanted to use them on the other emu vehicles. I used to have them on my 6 wheelers, and always felt they looked good, but they held them just too close for Peco R2s so I have had to revert to standard Rapidos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 25, 2015, 12:52:51 pm
Stupidly I omitted to check the couplings and it came with some olde-style Roco ones I'd never seen before and which were a minor PITA to swap (they're held in place by a metal plate with brackets anchored inside the coach body). Standard Kato Arnold couplings combined with shortened Tomix contact springs have done the trick for now.
The Roco ones might be the close couplers they sold in the 1980s. I have some spare if you wanted to use them on the other emu vehicles. I used to have them on my 6 wheelers, and always felt they looked good, but they held them just too close for Peco R2s so I have had to revert to standard Rapidos.
Yup, when I looked them up they appeared to be of that era. A couple more Roco coaches in the same order have them, but seem to have some kind of custom mount which makes it difficult to mount Rapidos. I'll have to think about it; thanks for the offer, I might get back to you... however my tightest curves are 243mm (even tighter than Peco R2) so maybe not a good idea. The green six-wheelers all came with Rapidos, which couple closely enough for me and cope with the curves just fine.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on June 25, 2015, 03:32:26 pm
Fresh in from DMToys is this Kato SNCF Benelux Class 66. I won this on Ebay at a very good price. After running in for a couple of hours I am impressed by its haulage capacity, having no problem with 20 bogie grain wagons on a 2% (1 in 50) rising gradient and an R1 curve. It will even do this at a crawl, as well as a more normal line speed.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26333.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26333)

The UK gauge of the Class 66 contrasts with the much larger UIC gauge of the neighbouring grain wagon.

This is my first Kato Class 66 and I have to admit to being a bit nervous in making the purchase because I had read criticism of the haulage capacity of the original releases from some posters on the French "Forum du N". With this one under my belt I am now tempted by the Kato ECR Class 77 with its incongruous air conditioning pod over the cab roof.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 25, 2015, 11:20:07 pm
Fresh in from DMToys is this Kato SNCF Benelux Class 66. I won this on Ebay at a very good price. After running in for a couple of hours I am impressed by its haulage capacity, having no problem with 20 bogie grain wagons on a 2% (1 in 50) rising gradient and an R1 curve. It will even do this at a crawl, as well as a more normal line speed.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26333.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26333[/url])

The UK gauge of the Class 66 contrasts with the much larger UIC gauge of the neighbouring grain wagon.

This is my first Kato Class 66 and I have to admit to being a bit nervous in making the purchase because I had read criticism of the haulage capacity of the original releases from some posters on the French "Forum du N". With this one under my belt I am now tempted by the Kato ECR Class 77 with its incongruous air conditioning pod over the cab roof.


I bought a Captrain  livery 66 a while ago as I spotted it on a non-specialist s/h retailer - I can't say I noted any lack of haulage capacity
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 26, 2015, 12:15:16 am
Minitrix Blue 'Arzens' livery 67400.

Plus:

nice shape
shade of blue just about spot on
white lines better than Minitrix 67300
Stupid error of the 67300 windscreen not repeated!

Minus:
Useless choice of livery variation/running number. Representing a version with a raised bodyside arrow but with the latest  logo. Originally erroneously quoted by Minitrix as Epoch IV (still printed on box), although Trix  website has modified this to Epoch VI (Frecnh complaints?) .
Bogies too narrow (presumably compromise to cater for smaller radius curves)

I have worked out that the livery lasted about 1 year on the real loco (In Feb 2006 it still had 1980s livery  and by 2008 it was in En Voyage livery



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26347.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26347)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26348.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26348)



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on June 27, 2015, 06:31:56 am
Hi Gordon,

Nice pics. You don't really say if you're happy with it.

Mine arrived yesterday but we are moving house this weekend and next week so can't/won't open the box for a while  :(

Will be doing a small northern French port, as well as my 'big plan' France/Spain' layout, now I finally have a train room  :claphappy: so hopefully will fit in. Have got the Mabar A1A A1A so probably Rule 1 will apply to eras. No matter, which ferry logo is the main time frame headache and do I go Brittany or North East, can't decide (have got a Belgian loco that doesn't fit in with the other kids)

Anyway, a pic to leave...blimmin' hoodlums.....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=252680 (http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=252680)

Cheers weave.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on June 27, 2015, 03:09:05 pm
Although these aren't my 'latest' purchases, I have been moving things around the flat and lost the use of my PC for a while so couldn't post any pics. Also, the Swindon model railway club have been moving premises, and this is the first chance I have had to get these two test-run on the club's layout (I don't have my own layout - yet!) and this is the best place to take pics too!

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/20150623_204408-1_zpsedmqr0vf.jpg)

The big steam loco is an Austrian/German class BR50 - a wartime built heavy freight loco. The Polish State Railways (PKP) used a large number of these and designated them as class Ty5. This is a Fleischmann loco and I bought it at the Weston model railway show in January. I mainly got it as it comes with transfers for numerous European railways who used the BR 50 - including the PKP! As you can see I have yet to put these over the OBB markings.

The electric loco is a BR 189 - the Siemens Eurosprinter. The Poles classify this as the EU44 and have nicknamed it 'Husarz' or Hussar. This model is by Hobbytrain. The overhead pickups are down as the club layout doesn't have overheads and I didn't want them catching on anything on the layout. I got this as a bargain from Modellbahn Kramm - 59.99 Euros; including postage it was about £50!

Both loco's are great runners, both smooth and quiet, and I look forward to testing them with something behind them soon!

I have also just received another Polish loco - a Brawa BR 232 of East-West Railways from DM Toys (also a bargain at 69.99 Euros!). However, this only arrived on Thursday, and I won't be at the club for a few weeks, as SWMBO and I are going on a cruise to Norway - we sail from Southampton on Wednesday! We do have a trip on the Flam railway booked - will post pics on the forum when we get back!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on July 07, 2015, 11:33:14 am


([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/23/thumb_26333.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26333[/url])

With this one under my belt I am now tempted by the Kato ECR Class 77 with its incongruous air conditioning pod over the cab roof.


So I succumbed and now have a Kato ECR Class 77 with all the good characteristics of the SNCF Benelux Class 66. As a bonus this was another great value Ebay auction purchase from DMToys.

The air conditioning pods over the cabs do little to conceal how much smaller the Class 77 is than the UIC gauge grain hopper it is coupled to.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/22/thumb_26854.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=26854)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 13, 2015, 05:04:10 pm
It seems the first class stock from the IC Südwind is now running a TEE service... which has unaccountably been diverted off the wires through Steinheim.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kG6lBj7sB0Y/VaPfYY9A65I/AAAAAAAAGPg/sB9-w5VO21M/s854-Ic42/IMG_6962%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1eAxETIIwaY/VaPfYQLIv_I/AAAAAAAAGPc/-9O2WNHXf_U/s671-Ic42/IMG_6960%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

Two Avmz 111 compartment vehicles, one Apmz 121 open coach, a WRm restaurant car and an Amv 207 Eurofima coach... oh, and while I was about it, a few non rolling stock items. Well, it was a shame not to fill the box...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 13, 2015, 06:11:28 pm
The detail is rather nice... and the close coupling mechanism means the vehicles are this close together on the straight while managing Peco R2s faultlessly. Well, mostly faultlessly.  :goggleeyes:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E_w8VsMERaM/VaPwbf_hhrI/AAAAAAAAGP0/ccqjsZmge0Q/s854-Ic42/IMG_6964%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

Seen running into Steinheim (must be empty stock...)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JfR074WSCqw/VaPwbW5cz6I/AAAAAAAAGP4/u1M12E12wKo/s854-Ic42/IMG_6968%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on July 13, 2015, 08:11:52 pm
That look superb Bruce. I thought my Fleischmann close couplings were good but this brings it to a whole new level.

Needs a nice 103 or 2£18 in matching livery....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 13, 2015, 08:35:24 pm
I was very tempted by a 103 - DM Toys have a Sudwind set with a 103 on offer currently - but my line doesn't have catenary. A red & cream 218 would be nice, though... for now, my 216 will have to suffice!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on July 22, 2015, 03:09:10 pm
A bit modern for my liking:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/21/thumb_27390.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=27390)

but as it only cost about 23 quid at current exchange rates, hard to resist. Downside: it has some kind of issue with the gearing, either split gears or damaged cardan shaft or something, hence the price, but should be repairable (apparently Brawa has a good reputation for repairability, and they certainly include a nice detailed parts diagram).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on July 22, 2015, 05:04:26 pm
Nice Model You got there for a Bargain, Brawa are very good with spares I order mine through modelbahnn -Lippie and they come much Quicker. Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on July 23, 2015, 12:10:12 am
Nice Model You got there for a Bargain, Brawa are very good with spares I order mine through modelbahnn -Lippie and they come much Quicker. Babz
Thanks, I'll try them.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on July 29, 2015, 08:03:52 pm
Couldn't resist buying this lovely 141 in my favourite livery.

Waiting for a decoder from DM which should be here when I get back of holiday.

I can see this being a complete nightmare to fit as it's the newer type with the print/board fitted at the bottom rather than on top of the chassis.

Not sure what it is going to pull yet though. Likely a very short rake of 3-4 coaches in the same livery or 3 coaches in turquoise with a push pull control cab. Undecided but at least I finally found a 141 in ocean blue/cream.




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/9721C0BE-C226-4968-9221-42370AC984F8_zpsmiah8vme.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/9721C0BE-C226-4968-9221-42370AC984F8_zpsmiah8vme.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on July 30, 2015, 11:15:23 am
Vossloh G1206 Colas Rail from PiIKO....the only one euro built locomotive (except Eurostar) authorized to run on UK rails...
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/image.jpg1_zpsalzgudqk.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/image.jpg1_zpsalzgudqk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on July 30, 2015, 01:21:29 pm

([url]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/9721C0BE-C226-4968-9221-42370AC984F8_zpsmiah8vme.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/9721C0BE-C226-4968-9221-42370AC984F8_zpsmiah8vme.jpg.html[/url])


Great Raymond, like the hoppers in the background.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on July 30, 2015, 02:21:52 pm

Great Raymond, like the hoppers in the background.

Marcus

Thanks Marcus,

The hopper collection is a slow progress. Another 6 to collect to complete the 18 wagon rake I want. These will be pulled along by a BR151 in the same livery as the new BR141
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: redtrain on July 30, 2015, 03:27:05 pm
I know what you mean. I am waiting on some Fleischmann brown DB & VTG liveried ones to break up the current red rake. It is not as bad to collect them now that Fleischmann does them in the budget range.

Marcus
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on July 30, 2015, 03:51:26 pm
I've seen them yes, about £12 each. I'm collection the older ones and most of the time I pay the same but then second hand.

I have one of those loading/unloading stations that I want to use with them in the future.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on July 30, 2015, 05:31:44 pm
I see that Fleischmann has released the green Sea-Rail hopper at about 15 euros RRP. ref 852324. Should break up the colour nicely.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on July 30, 2015, 11:19:34 pm
Couldn't resist buying this lovely 141 in my favourite livery.

Not sure what it is going to pull yet though.


A short rake of silver fish stock with or without a driving trailer would be the correct stock for a turquoise/beige 141


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on July 31, 2015, 10:20:38 am
Cheers Gordon.

I have a rake of three silverfish inc driving cab behind a 218 and a rake of two inc driving cab behind a 212 at the moment.

Thinking of replacing the 212 with the 141.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on July 31, 2015, 03:43:55 pm
Just got home from a week long training course to find that my large order from DM Toys had arrived - will post some pics when I get round to it! (After unpacking my bags and having a rest...  :sleep:)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on July 31, 2015, 10:40:09 pm
Cheers Gordon.

I have a rake of three silverfish inc driving cab behind a 218 and a rake of two inc driving cab behind a 212 at the moment.

Thinking of replacing the 212 with the 141.


Based on my experience of DB in the 70s and 80s a 212 with 2 silverfish is good, as seen on some branch lines into the 1980s,  but a 141 with silverfish would be more likely on a busier service on a mainer line, so 2 coaches would be a bit short IMHO.




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 01, 2015, 10:20:30 am
I used to have 4 silverfish coaches inc control cab behind the 218 which looked good but was left with another control cab so decided to have a setup with two and three. Could really do with finding another two silverfish coaches to make it a three and four setup.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 10, 2015, 11:42:25 am
HI Everyone Just had a few mad moments a week ago and bought these. Hope you like my Mainly Swiss Collection. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Fleischmann%20822403%20Die%20Post%20SBB_zpszhjdrass.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Fleischmann%20822403%20Die%20Post%20SBB_zpszhjdrass.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Trix%2015433%20Dortmunder%20Beer_zpswewbhlcd.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Trix%2015433%20Dortmunder%20Beer_zpswewbhlcd.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/download_zpsj2ueqbgi.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/download_zpsj2ueqbgi.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Minitrix%2015522%20SBB_zpsetlgsrib.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Minitrix%2015522%20SBB_zpsetlgsrib.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 10, 2015, 11:46:31 am
And There Is More Lets face it the Pound is really at its best. Make Hay while the sun Shines Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Kat%2010-1273%202_zpsyoq7cndt.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Kat%2010-1273%202_zpsyoq7cndt.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Fleischmann%20837801_zpshr7sznvf.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Fleischmann%20837801_zpshr7sznvf.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Arnold%20BLS%20Coach%20sets_zpsxv3j0kuh.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Arnold%20BLS%20Coach%20sets_zpsxv3j0kuh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 10, 2015, 05:20:51 pm
Some very nice purchases again there Babs  :thumbsup:

What make are the Dortmunder Bier wagons?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 10, 2015, 05:39:35 pm
Returned from holiday having the decoder delivered from DM so I thought it was rude to not get it fitted straight away! It's now pulling three silverfish coaches of which one is a driving cab.

The other two silverfish coaches are now being pulled by a ocean blue/cream 218.




 (http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5727_zpsaw9uui4c.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5727_zpsaw9uui4c.jpg.html)


Blending in well with the rest of the 80's….  8)




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5729_zpstuwmuew4.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5729_zpstuwmuew4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 10, 2015, 07:36:54 pm
HI Raymond, I like your silver fishes very nice indeed The Dortmunder Beer Wagons are Minitrix at 17.99 Euros at DM Toys.de Article Number 15433.

I bought 10 of each Freight wagons and some were 12 as they came in sets of 3 so i bought more.

Best Regards
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 10, 2015, 08:02:33 pm
Cheers Babs.

Looking forward to the pictures when all is settled on your beautiful layout!

Some amazing deals going on at DM ATM.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 10, 2015, 08:16:26 pm
Raymond you might like to know that DM-Toys have opened a new shop in Dortmund, I used to live there and will be visiting again very soon. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on August 10, 2015, 11:05:24 pm
Picked up two as new never run F'Mann DB loks at Tinker's Park on August 2. The verkehrsrot 212, the turkis/beige 218 with red loco (a nice transitional livery for the 1990s period). Forty quid each. Slightly less of a bargain was a new turkis 212 at £59 but that is the current official Fleischmann 'bargain' series, so whilst still good, not as good as £40




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 11, 2015, 08:39:31 pm
Any pictures of the new additions Gordon? The 218 in particular.

The 212s are nice but a bugger to get a decoder installed
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 11, 2015, 09:30:01 pm
Some nice acquisitions there (more pictures, please!). I was reading on a German forum that the ocean blue/beige livery isn't liked in Germany, but I must say that although I'm trying to focus on the slightly earlier purple red period, I am fond of the ocean blue/beige colour scheme. Might have something to do with living in Bonn in 1981...

A new Minitrix Class 217 has arrived. Must say I'm very impressed indeed. Photos when I get time, I promise...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: carlmt on August 11, 2015, 10:37:16 pm
A nice little KofII arrived in the post today - second hand, but absolutely mint condition and runs like a dream.

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/WP_20150811_18_55_01_Pro_zpsarcd8vnf.jpg)

Set up a little test oval on my bench in the workshop - just couldn't resist!!!!! :)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/WP_20150811_18_55_24_Pro_zps4pzvjsb5.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/WP_20150811_18_55_35_Pro_zpsawhbpwgr.jpg)

Even dragged out my old station building from when I was a kid along with a couple of loco's from the collection.

The 216 is a very early Arnold model - my very first N scale model - and is over 45 years old, but runs well if a little noisy:

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/WP_20150811_18_59_42_Pro_zpssghr4sgv.jpg)

And here is my Minitrix railcar set - again, like the 216 (and all my other locos) this hasn't run in over 35 years but it didn't let me down (other than the traction tyre being perished and falling off!!!!):

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/WP_20150811_20_58_26_Pro_zps8o9defsn.jpg)

I also dug out my bargain Roco 218 that I bought from Howes of Oxford a number of years ago - brand new when Roco stopped making N scale models. Cost? £29.50.

And finally, I noticed today that Arnold have released a set of OBB Schlieren coaches in both Jaffa and Tannenbaum Green........... I WANT!!!!!  :heart2:  :heart2:

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/235793_b_zps9ovvp9rd.jpg)

They will bring back wonderful childhood memories of hours spent at Salzburg Hbf in the 1970's.................
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 12, 2015, 06:04:39 pm
Minitrix's new BR 217 in altrot... really does run like a dream. I thought the Brawa BR 216 was smooth, but this is exceptional. Detail is superb.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vNezsQXZT-E/Vct7rohhYyI/AAAAAAAAGUw/HktZUyWoemI/s854-Ic42/IMG_6984%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZifAxI7PCno/Vct7q2TZ4YI/AAAAAAAAGU4/gZZx2Mzr71o/s854-Ic42/IMG_6980%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7xRj5oDj3x0/Vct7rW9wkgI/AAAAAAAAGUs/gx_4RZcKAdI/s854-Ic42/IMG_6983%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 12, 2015, 06:18:41 pm
And finally, I noticed today that Arnold have released a set of OBB Schlieren coaches in both Jaffa and Tannenbaum Green........... I WANT!!!!!  :heart2:  :heart2:

([url]http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/235793_b_zps9ovvp9rd.jpg[/url])

They will bring back wonderful childhood memories of hours spent at Salzburg Hbf in the 1970's.................

If they're as good as the recent Sudwind coaches they'll be a joy to behold...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 13, 2015, 11:43:00 am
Good Morning Everyone Just recieved 2 of these this Morning from ModelTrain Plus Great Service This is to pull my orient Express Kato Coach sets Love it. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/kato%2020063d51_zpspxgiiu8a.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/kato%2020063d51_zpspxgiiu8a.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/Kato%2020063_zpsxqkrrvtl.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/Kato%2020063_zpsxqkrrvtl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 14, 2015, 12:25:23 pm
You'll need a bigger layout soon Babs....
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 14, 2015, 04:56:08 pm
Minitrix's new BR 217 in altrot... really does run like a dream. I thought the Brawa BR 216 was smooth, but this is exceptional. Detail is superb.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vNezsQXZT-E/Vct7rohhYyI/AAAAAAAAGUw/HktZUyWoemI/s854-Ic42/IMG_6984%252520%252528Small%252529.JPG)


That's nice Bruce.

The same is still on my wish list but then a Fleischmann along with a red/cream 218.

Already have a 218 in blue/cream and that ran fantastic too. Even smoother now it's digital.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 12:41:54 pm
This Is my Last Purchase till I arrive in Dortmund at the Beginning of August, Incidently the BLS Coaches that is in my previous Post is Arnold and they are really good. Babs :NGaugersRule:

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/Fleischmann%20BLS%20822703_zpsqhf8nzgd.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/Fleischmann%20BLS%20822703_zpsqhf8nzgd.jpg.html)

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 02:47:59 pm
I like them.

Must be hopper day today…..

Received these through the post today






(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5744_zps1aidanxn.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5744_zps1aidanxn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 03:28:34 pm
Raymond they are good wagons I hope you got them for a good price Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on August 15, 2015, 04:39:59 pm
([url]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5744_zps1aidanxn.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5744_zps1aidanxn.jpg.html[/url])


did you see my note in Bargains re the 7 in Wheels of Steel?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 05:10:02 pm
Is it the Fleischmann 12 quid hoppers?

I'm collecting the old type with moving doors as I use them with an automatic unloader/loader.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 07:45:20 pm
16 hoppers behind the 151. I think I need some more  :thumbsup:





(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5767_zpsjtjopkdz.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_5767_zpsjtjopkdz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 07:54:32 pm
Nice one Raymond you got to have a minimum of 20 surely nice layout what size is the baseboard and if you don'T mind me asking is that Fleischmann  track. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 08:16:02 pm
Nice one Raymond you got to have a minimum of 20 surely nice layout what size is the baseboard and if you don'T mind me asking is that Fleischmann  track. Babs


Arghh… best get some more eh…  ;)

Yeah, all is Fleischmann. Track, locs, wagons and signs.

I will reuse the Fleischmann track again for the shadow station on the new layout whenever that starts and make a start with Peco on the visible part.

Current layout is 3M X 1M. Definitely not big enough….  :worried:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 09:01:08 pm
Raymond I am  planning  a 12ft x 5ft similar to my other layout my friend keeps on at me to use Peco code 55. But I would like to use kato track. In my view they both have pluses and minuses.  I am torn at the moment as I have a lot of  fleischmann track and I have a Fleischmann turntable all be it secondhand. I have enough rolling stock to fill a shop and buildings bought over many years. I cannot believe the prices in Germany  of course it's helped. by the strong pound. I am so lucky to be able to afford such luxury. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 09:15:58 pm
Raymond they are good wagons I hope you got them for a good price Babs

I think they were at £40.00 posted for the four. Usually pay from £9-12 each + post
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 09:23:25 pm
I think Babs, with Kato track you're as limited as Fleischmann, minitrix etc as with peco you just create your own curves which is nice. Also the points are not as sharp if that makes sense?
Not sure on the size of your new layout. I can't work in feet and inches without a tape measure (I'm Dutch) and I don't have a tape measure with me sat in my tub. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 09:29:13 pm
If my Maths serve me well it would be 3.70mtrs x  1. 54 mtrs but I have had a few wines. I used to operate in my job into Schipol very often and I used to love the controllers accent very smooth and cool. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 09:36:35 pm
Haha Babs. Not so smooth and cool here I'm afraid. Been here about 16 years and 'apparently' I speak as broad Yorkshire as these round here.

Layout size sounds good!

Aren't you in Germany still?  If so please snap some pretty pictures. I've not been for years. I do love Germany
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 09:41:02 pm
No I live in Sussex but I am going back to where I lived In Wetter near Dortmund I went to Dortmund when I went to Intermodellbau  earlier this year but wetter is about 20 minutes away and I have not been there since 1965 and so we are going there in 2 weeks time. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 15, 2015, 10:04:54 pm
Just came back from East Sussex last week. (Rye, Hastings). Lovely down there! Back in Sheffieldshire now.

Do take some lovely snaps when you're out and about next month.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 15, 2015, 10:11:53 pm
 You should have popped  in for Tea any one from uup North Who is into German trains is always welcome. I will take some pic'S and post them to you. We will be visiting wuppertal  with the overhead railway I am glad it is still going. The town of Wetter apparently  has changed quite a bit.  But where we lived is still standing. Despite my attempts to  destroy it as a kid. LoL  Babs  TTFN
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on August 16, 2015, 08:40:34 am
Is it the Fleischmann 12 quid hoppers?

I'm collecting the old type with moving doors as I use them with an automatic unloader/loader.
They were £12 ( non K), £14 (K). Whether they unloaded, I don't know.

As to Kato track - there are several extensive threads in the Track section - I have 350' of Kato and would never go back to code 55. If you want to lay it and run, it's bulletproof- if you want a scenic eversion, then it is pre ballasted.

Points have invisible motors, and all the wiring and accessories are plug'n play. So for me it's a no- brainier ( ie suitable for users with no brain!)

Nick R
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 16, 2015, 02:40:27 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone, Railwaygun I do Agree I love the Kato Double crossover which is straight as well complete with point Motor Do you think it possible by some Mod or 2 that i could Adapt the Fleischmann Turntable to run with Kato Track. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Kato%20Crossover%20Track_zpsnoje8uky.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Kato%20Crossover%20Track_zpsnoje8uky.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Caz on August 16, 2015, 07:19:35 pm
I'm using a Fleischmann turntable with Peco code 55 track and I thought Kato do some sort of conversion track to connect to other makes so you should be able to achieve what you want.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 16, 2015, 07:22:58 pm
CazThank you for your reply I will look into it more when I return from Germany. Thanks Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on August 16, 2015, 07:55:59 pm
I'm using a Fleischmann turntable with Peco code 55 track and I thought Kato do some sort of conversion track to connect to other makes so you should be able to achieve what you want.

Hi,

Kato 20-045 to save you finding the number. Think it works for Peco, Minitrix etc but might need a bit of tweaking for fleischmann.

It's just a question of ballast height, I've connected Kato track once directly onto Peco track that was on foam ballast (with another Peco fishplate) and it worked.

Hope helps.

weave
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 16, 2015, 07:57:50 pm
Weave Thank you for that. Cheers Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Zwilnik on August 16, 2015, 08:43:41 pm
You don't actually need the kato conversion track to use it with Peco rails. Just match the height of them by balasting up the Peco track. The conversion track Kato do is actually to adapt it to the Tomix track I think.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 16, 2015, 08:54:18 pm
To Everybody who replied with Help Kato 20-045 Will do the Trick I found some help on the web to connect to Fleischmann Turntable Thank you all once again. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 17, 2015, 01:04:21 pm
Must... stop... buying... trains.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/19/thumb_28242.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28242)
Some classic German diesel-electric multiple unit traction from Kato for 35 quid or so 8). Judging by the box, which has the address for Lemke, it must be from around 1993 or earlier, as the German address has the old pre-summer 1993 4-digit postcode. Nevertheless excellent condition, might need a dab of oil but runs fine, as one would expect from Kato.

Edited to add: researching this train (am vaguely familiar with them but kind of before my time ;) ) this model represents the prototype of the series as it would have been around 1949.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 17, 2015, 01:06:49 pm
Very nice indeed. Love it Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 17, 2015, 02:56:14 pm
Must... stop... buying... trains.
You have our permission to continue (fwiw!), just as long as you also post plenty of photographs!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on August 20, 2015, 12:11:28 pm

Last arrive with "leasing (or sharing) formula" for shunting manouvres in Narnia's freight yard and docks...
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/image.jpg1_zpsidkqgi5y.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/image.jpg1_zpsidkqgi5y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 27, 2015, 03:41:41 pm
Must... stop... buying... trains.

You have our permission to continue (fwiw!), just as long as you also post plenty of photographs!


Why thank you! So here I am again, just chilling with my ICE...
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/19/thumb_28504.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28504)
I've had the power cars for a while, just needed some matching coaches, which I found earlier for quite a good price. However eagle-eyed observers will notice a subtle difference in livery - the power cars have the original ICE livery with two-tone stripes and the old Deutsche Bundesbahn logo, the centre cars the later red-only stripes and newer Deutsche Bahn logo. Silly me. Still, doesn't stand out too much and I can always make up some Rule 1 backstory. The closest protoype I've found is this test train (http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~ice--93-80-~br-5-4101-ice-s/46225/an-meinem-geburtstag-wollte-ich-nicht.html). Anyway the whole ensemble didn't cost much north of 60 quid so methinks I can live with it  :D

http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~ice--93-80-~br-5-4101-ice-s/46225/an-meinem-geburtstag-wollte-ich-nicht.html (http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~ice--93-80-~br-5-4101-ice-s/46225/an-meinem-geburtstag-wollte-ich-nicht.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on August 27, 2015, 08:19:41 pm
Isn't that 'livery mistake' just an excuse to buy an ICE2 ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: carlmt on August 28, 2015, 12:06:58 am
It is far too easy to get addicted to some bargains on the bay of fleas....................

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/MODEL%20RAILWAY/br191_zps9loaos2i.jpg)

Was incorrectly listed.... :uneasy:  but runs like a dream  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 28, 2015, 08:59:28 am
Looks nice - can you tell us more?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 28, 2015, 09:36:08 am
Isn't that 'livery mistake' just an excuse to buy an ICE2 ;)

Something along those lines did occur to me... but dammit when does this addiction stop...
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/19/thumb_28511.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28511)
One from my time in Berlin in the early 90's... must have done quite a few kms behind these.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on August 28, 2015, 09:36:45 pm
Bargains at modellbahnnshop-Lippie got these on order.149.00Euros for a set of six. Have a great weekend. Babs


(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Fleischmann%20837410_zpsf0sronye.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Fleischmann%20837410_zpsf0sronye.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 04, 2015, 01:58:51 pm
And joining us from the former GDR via some unlikely route leading it to a basement in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district (full of model railway shops among other things), this Piko TSch S4 (http://www.modellbahn-spur-n.de/mgdetail.php?nr=6838) of the Soviet State Railways, acquired for dirt cheap.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/18/thumb_28696.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=28696)
It even has working directional lighting. Though tragically missing some important parts like the motor and some gears, but for the latter I have a little baggie of Piko parts acquired with some other Piko locos, so one day I might get it running.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on September 04, 2015, 02:34:14 pm
Though tragically missing some important parts like the motor and some gears, but for the latter I have a little baggie of Piko parts acquired with some other Piko locos, so one day I might get it running.
If it's sufficiently free running, you could run it behind a powered pilot locomotive?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 05, 2015, 07:18:01 am
Though tragically missing some important parts like the motor and some gears, but for the latter I have a little baggie of Piko parts acquired with some other Piko locos, so one day I might get it running.
If it's sufficiently free running, you could run it behind a powered pilot locomotive?
Possibly, but one of the bogies isn't sitting properly. I think I might nick the missing parts from the poorer of the two BR118's I've got; luckily the parts are pretty standard and interchangeable. Not that I plan to run these much anyway, more for my historical N gauge "collection".
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on September 12, 2015, 12:48:11 pm
Good Morning Everyone Bought this In DM-Toys New Shop In Dortmund last week when i was on Holiday. Nice shop good staff and very Helpful. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/images_zps8bw0delr.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/images_zps8bw0delr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 01, 2015, 03:34:19 pm
Further proof, if any were needed, that I am Not Quite Right in the Head, has arrived in the form of this GDR-era Piko DMU for my Historical N Gauge Collection:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_29905.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29905)

I originally thought these represented some kind of Russian train, but further investigation revealed they were DR prototype units (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_VT_4.12) which never made it into production. Incredibly still in existence. Not bad for a Piko model, apart from the usual Piko mechanics, and I like the somewhat unusual design (which looks like it should be forming the 08:21 Magnitogorsk to Vladivostok all-stations stopping service). It does have working headlights though. Anyway, I like them  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on October 01, 2015, 06:14:31 pm
Anyway, I like them  :D

So do I. Reminds me that I should dig them out and see whether I can get it to run again. I quite like your PIKO collection. Have a lot of them myself... You were saying something about being quite right in the head? :dunce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on October 01, 2015, 11:22:29 pm
Further proof, if any were needed, that I am Not Quite Right in the Head, has arrived in the form of this GDR-era Piko DMU for my Historical N Gauge Collection:
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_29905.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29905[/url])

I originally thought these represented some kind of Russian train, but further investigation revealed they were DR prototype units ([url]https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_VT_4.12[/url]) which never made it into production. Incredibly still in existence. Not bad for a Piko model, apart from the usual Piko mechanics, and I like the somewhat unusual design (which looks like it should be forming the 08:21 Magnitogorsk to Vladivostok all-stations stopping service). It does have working headlights though. Anyway, I like them  :D


I had one of these for donkeys years, but once a decent model of a pig taxi became available I scrapped it because it represents a one-off vehicle.




.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 01, 2015, 11:29:14 pm
Anyway, I like them  :D

So do I. Reminds me that I should dig them out and see whether I can get it to run again. I quite like your PIKO collection. Have a lot of them myself... You were saying something about being quite right in the head? :dunce:

Well I did live in Berlin for many years in an apartment overlooking the east end of the Stadtbahn ;) Talking of which there should be a related arrival very soon  :claphappy:

I had one of these for donkeys years, but once a decent model of a pig taxi became available I scrapped it because it represents a one-off vehicle.

My layout is a refuge for oddities, protoypes and other weird stuff ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 02, 2015, 08:21:15 am
Well I did live in Berlin for many years in an apartment overlooking the east end of the Stadtbahn ;) Talking of which there should be a related arrival very soon  :claphappy:


And here we go:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_29937.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29937)

Part of a job lot I found on Yahoo Auctions (Japan's Ebay), which means I am also now the proud owner of a bundle of junky North American coaching stock  :worried:. In excellent condition with all the bits, but not motorized alas, which means I'll need to find the other half some day.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 03, 2015, 02:18:46 am
And another one ticked off the "want" list - a Roco V200:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_29979.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=29979)

Why yes, that is a prototypical formation (http://bahn.startbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dieselloks~br-220-221-west-v200/140567/v200-033-mit-sonderzug-nach-cochem.html)  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on October 04, 2015, 09:37:57 pm

Why yes, that is a prototypical formation ([url]http://bahn.startbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dieselloks~br-220-221-west-v200/140567/v200-033-mit-sonderzug-nach-cochem.html[/url])  :D


I agree the formation is prototypical, but only as a special train. Such a lash up would have been rare if when the V200s were in active service.



.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 04, 2015, 10:59:20 pm

Why yes, that is a prototypical formation ([url]http://bahn.startbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dieselloks~br-220-221-west-v200/140567/v200-033-mit-sonderzug-nach-cochem.html[/url])  :D


I agree the formation is prototypical, but only as a special train. Such a lash up would have been rare if when the V200s were in active service.



Hence the :D

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 06, 2015, 08:00:44 pm
Latest acquisition is a Hobbytrain model of the BR 515/815 accumulator railcar - in this case in epoch III livery as an ETA/ESA 150 pair. Bought from Plazajapan, on arrival it looked ok from the side that was visible through the box - but both vehicles were in a very bad condition with the non visible side pushed high up into the body shell. This cannot have happened in transit - the rigid plastic boxes were in perfect condition along within the card wrapper. All I can assume is that the model had not been inspected and that this must have occurred at some point before despatch. This is old stock, so I can only speculate. Fortunately, careful leverage with a screwdriver, re-bending pickups and re-attaching the cardan drive of the (completely dislodged) power bogie proved successful.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2cMCwuOyrJ4/VhQX19LHAvI/AAAAAAAAGoA/_9O5lS1h5VY/s912-Ic42/IMG_7027%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

This is a model that I've wanted for a bit. It was announced as a new model in 2012, but not produced, and appeared on the Hobbytrain/Kato 2015 announcement, only to be removed as not being produced after all. This is, I think, a 2008 model.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vJK2hqEfX_Q/VhQX13aYiBI/AAAAAAAAGn8/oFYSc_RA_hg/s912-Ic42/IMG_7028%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

To say that I'm relieved that I managed to fix it is an understatement.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 06, 2015, 11:01:39 pm
This is a model that I've wanted for a bit. It was announced as a new model in 2012, but not produced, and appeared on the Hobbytrain/Kato 2015 announcement, only to be removed as not being produced after all. This is, I think, a 2008 model.
There seem to be a few of these floating around various second-hand shops in Tokyo, usually for around 50-60 quid, though for some reason I've never felt tempted.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on October 07, 2015, 09:49:39 pm
This is a model that I've wanted for a bit. It was announced as a new model in 2012, but not produced, and appeared on the Hobbytrain/Kato 2015 announcement, only to be removed as not being produced after all. This is, I think, a 2008 model.
There seem to be a few of these floating around various second-hand shops in Tokyo, usually for around 50-60 quid, though for some reason I've never felt tempted.
I can understand that; my interest stems from having travelled in them, so they're part of my formative experience. That price sounds about right, except that postage, import duty and Parcel Farce charges doubled it...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 07, 2015, 11:17:27 pm
This is a model that I've wanted for a bit. It was announced as a new model in 2012, but not produced, and appeared on the Hobbytrain/Kato 2015 announcement, only to be removed as not being produced after all. This is, I think, a 2008 model.

There seem to be a few of these floating around various second-hand shops in Tokyo, usually for around 50-60 quid, though for some reason I've never felt tempted.

I can understand that; my interest stems from having travelled in them, so they're part of my formative experience. That price sounds about right, except that postage, import duty and Parcel Farce charges doubled it...

My "formative experience" is late DR/DB to early DB AG in Berlin, which complicates things somewhat... Still kicking myself for missing out on a bunch of DR-liveried coaches with DB logo... On the plus side I've discovered that Yahoo Auctions Japan is an excellent source of older German stuff in very good condition like this S-Bahn liveried BR141 complete with driving trailer:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_30164.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=30164)
Bit out-of-area for me but nice and colourful ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Delfin on October 18, 2015, 11:49:47 am
Some purchases I made at the Sedan exhibition, where I spent too much money.  They are posed on an American module of mine. 

The X2800 railcar is also outside the period I model.  :-[  I'm not sure what sort of decoder it takes as the instructions are vague and I haven't opened it yet, probably a six pin at a guess.


However it was too nice to miss out on.  Hopefully Mikadotrain will bring out a version in the earlier Red/Cream livery.

Also purchased was a Startrain CC65000 locomotive, from a quick test run it seems to be a powerful hauler.  It comes with one coupler fitted which swings around and is difficult to couple to.  At the other end you can fit the other coupler or detailed fittings which come separately.  It takes a six pin decoder which I will be fitting soon.  The droopy speedometer cable needs fixing by the look of it.


I was also much taken with the Kato/Lemke box set of the Blue Train.  A beautiful thing, but can it be justified on a layout set in the Massif Central?  NO is the answer, but I bought it anyway.  It is very free-moving, don't leave it standing on a gradient, it will disappear.



The exhibition itself was very good, well worth the effort to get there.  Not that I put much effort in, we were passing that way in our motorhome.

Delfin



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Delfin on October 21, 2015, 08:24:23 pm
As a post-script to my words above about the X2800 etc., I have now fitted DCC chips to the X2800 and the CC65500. 

The X2800 uses as standard six pin NEM651 chip.  It was no trouble to open it up and insert the chip.  After programming in the new number I gave it a run.  It makes less noise than under DC, in fact it is very smooth.  I'm very pleased with it.

The CC65500 was a different matter.  It also takes the standard six pin chip and you need to take the body shell off to install it.  The act of taking the body off proved to be very difficult, you have to hold the body sides proud whilst trying to withdraw the chassis.  :veryangry:  It took me about an hour, during which time I damaged one of the bogies.  After fitting the chip and programming in the number, it took me two hours to repair the pickups on the bogie which had become bent and twisted.  Whilst test running the chassis I must have pressed on something I shouldn't have because the white lights at one end have stopped working, I probably caused a short somewhere.  After getting it running well, I put the bodyshell back on and found it wouldn't run properly.  It took me another half hour to take the bodyshell back off.  Eventually it all went back together and it runs fine now.

I would strongly advise anybody thing of getting one of these locos to buy one with a DCC chip already fitted.  :hmmm:  It still looks nice though.

Delfin
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 23, 2015, 02:18:18 pm
This might look a bit fishy but I fell for it hook, line and sinker:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/15/thumb_30711.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=30711)
How it ended up in Tokyo is a mystery, but the more I search the more European stuff I find... Brings back memories of life in Germany anyway  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on October 23, 2015, 02:54:39 pm
Hi Railsquid, I love Eating In Nordsee Places my Favourite, There Is a nice on In Zurich Station as well. Love the Wagon I will have to keep a Lookout for some on My Layout. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 23, 2015, 03:08:05 pm
Hi Railsquid, I love Eating In Nordsee Places my Favourite, There Is a nice on In Zurich Station as well. Love the Wagon I will have to keep a Lookout for some on My Layout. Babs
I used to frequent this branch in Berlin (https://goo.gl/maps/FLZzUjTbUCm), nice place to watch the world go by, though I believe the statues of Marx and Engels are no longer visible from it.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on October 23, 2015, 03:13:03 pm
Ah Yes I remember it Well I lived in the Europa Hotel for about 4 1/2 Years which is near the Europa Centre Great City before the wall came Down Virtually No Crime Not like to today
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 24, 2015, 02:13:45 pm
Just as policemen get younger all the time, arguably for each generation Berlin used to be better. I lived there from 1991 to 2008, and going back last year for the first time since then (must write up that part of the trip), it was no longer the place I knew.

Meanwhile, in the alternative universe in which my nominally Japanese layout resides, all railways use the same gauge, so the locals are not surprised to see these Piko Soviet-era coaches roll across the local level crossing, having travelled via the Sakhalin-Hokkaido tunnel with the annual excursion of the Vladivostok North Worker's and Peasant Agricultural Cooperative to meet up with the local branch of JA (Japan Agriculture, the organisation responsible for redistributing taxpayer money to the countryside and keeping food prices nice and high).
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/15/thumb_30756.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=30756)
Fiver each, boxed in mint condition.  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Arrachogaidh on October 24, 2015, 11:00:51 pm
Just as policemen get younger all the time, arguably for each generation Berlin used to be better. I lived there from 1991 to 2008, and going back last year for the first time since then (must write up that part of the trip), it was no longer the place I knew.


I know what you mean! Berlin used to be a village, now it is a modern cosmopolitan CITY.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 04, 2015, 03:56:31 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone Just Purchased two of these from MSL Complete with Sound Decoders , They used to come to the Little Town I lived in Germany called Wetter. Hope you Like them. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Piko%20DB%20Railcar_zpspqfe6mt9.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Piko%20DB%20Railcar_zpspqfe6mt9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on November 05, 2015, 11:18:09 am
This is my latest Continental coach:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/14/thumb_31325.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31325)

Renfe 10000 1st class in Estrella livery, as it was seen up to mid 90s
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on November 05, 2015, 12:52:45 pm
This is my latest Continental coach:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/14/thumb_31325.JPG[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31325[/url])

Renfe 10000 1st class in Estrella livery, as it was seen up to mid 90s


Hi,

Looks good. Is it Ibertren?

Have got a few but all my Spanish stuff is still in inaccessible boxes while I try to get my beautiful wife's stuff out of my train room after a move.

Not bitter at all  :no:

Haven't really got to look at them properly and know Fleischmann do their version of Estrella. Also have the white Arnold RENFE eurofima coaches.

Need to get them out to see if they mix and match. I think they might look slightly wrong together but can build up rakes of either.

Thanks again for Spanish pics.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on November 05, 2015, 12:56:04 pm
This new one is Fleischmann, I have other two Ibertren Estrella. You can see old grey  Ibertren 8000 coaches next to the new one.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 05, 2015, 03:56:49 pm
One of my favourite retailers of 2nd-hand "junk" here in Tokyo had a drawer full of Brawa stuff in decent condition at decent prices - one more DR loco crossed off my list  :D (attached genuine Piko coaches were a previous Ebay acquisition). See here (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_V_180#/media/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-F0609-0301-003,_Halle,_Neustadt,_Bahnhof,_Zug.jpg) for prototype piccie.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31415.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31415)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on November 05, 2015, 04:37:18 pm
Nice one, squiddy.
I have the Co-Co version as they were much more common in Thuringia than the Bo-Bos.
How does your Piko-DoSto run? I changed the axles for Fleischmann ones and it's really smooth now.

All the best
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 05, 2015, 08:23:04 pm
Very Nice Railsquid I like those Double Steckers, The Piko ones look much better than i thought i have not seen them in the Flesh before. Please can you put a Picture of just the Coaches on the Forum, I would like to get some some time. Thank you once again. Babs :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 05, 2015, 10:31:22 pm

Nice one, squiddy.
I have the Co-Co version as they were much more common in Thuringia than the Bo-Bos.


I have to admit the main reason for getting one is after seeing a Bo-Bo versio in Berlin last year (this one (https://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dieselloks--92-80-~br-1-228-dr-v-180-dr-118/271228/fotografenglueck-die-118-075-0-spaeter-118.html)). I'm sure I must have seen some in operation in 1991 or 1992 but it's such a long time ago...

How does your Piko-DoSto run? I changed the axles for Fleischmann ones and it's really smooth now.


At the moment it runs pretty well, despite the original wheels. Do you have a part number for the Fleischmann ones?

Very Nice Railsquid I like those Double Steckers, The Piko ones look much better than i thought i have not seen them in the Flesh before. Please can you put a Picture of just the Coaches on the Forum, I would like to get some some time. Thank you once again. Babs :greatpicturessign:


They are surprisingly good for Piko stock; they lack any interior detailing but the windows are pretty small anyway, and they stand up pretty well even placed next to the much more modern DB AG-era ones from Minitrix on the other platform. These are the pictures I originally posted when I first got them:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/24/thumb_25171.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25171)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/24/thumb_25172.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=25172)

I'll try and post a more detailed shot.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 05, 2015, 11:57:23 pm
I jealously guard my two sets of these coaches, as despite the age of the models they are pretty accurate and were probably the best product to come out of the DDR era Piko production line. They were bought donkeys years ago for 2 or 3 pounds each. The articulation connectors of both sets are suffering from fatigue and don't stay together now, so I am in the process of modifying them. Apart from that the original wheelsets are still in place and they run well enough.


Here are my pics of the coaches and a Class 118 loco in action around Saalfeld in November 1980

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 06, 2015, 12:02:04 am
I have the Co-Co version as they were much more common in Thuringia than the Bo-Bos.

Not sure I understand what you mean by 'the Co-Co' version. All BR118s were Bo-Bo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 06, 2015, 07:21:46 am
I have the Co-Co version as they were much more common in Thuringia than the Bo-Bos.

Not sure I understand what you mean by 'the Co-Co' version. All BR118s were Bo-Bo
Apart from the ones which were Co-Co, of course :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on November 06, 2015, 07:55:09 am
I have the Co-Co version as they were much more common in Thuringia than the Bo-Bos.


Not sure I understand what you mean by 'the Co-Co' version. All BR118s were Bo-Bo

Apart from the ones which were Co-Co, of course :)


The V180 (later BR 118) were first built as B'B's (sorry, I was wrong about the Bo-Bos). Later batches had had six axles and could thus be used on branch lines.
This (http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/deutschland~dieselloks--92-80-~br-1-228-dr-v-180-dr-118/899738/im-oktober-2014-konnte-das-eisenbahnmuseum.html) is a C'C' example.

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 06, 2015, 08:51:03 am
Railsquid Good Morning Thank you for the Extra Pic,s I will keep a look out for a couple of sets of these. Thank you Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 06, 2015, 06:24:22 pm
Apart from the ones which were Co-Co, of course :)

Of course, I had forgotten that Brawa had done the C-C version recently  :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 06, 2015, 06:38:43 pm
Another 118  approaching Saalfeld in Nov 1980


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 09, 2015, 01:41:16 pm
And talking of C'C' (I have in the meantime refreshed my memory on UIC classification), this Bundesbahn chap (Roco 23271 (http://www.spurweite-n.de/ncontent/ndb/ndb-artdetails.asp?ID=1640)) turned up earlier:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31662.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31662)
Somewhat naively I didn't take in all the details and thought I was bidding on a BR 218 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Class_218), but turned out to be a V320 (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB-Baureihe_V_320) (aka BR 232) and a teensy bit longer. Turns out this was a one-off dual-engined prototype not too dissimilar in concept to the Brush Falcon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_53) but survived much longer in service, most recently hauling permanent way trains for a private company, and was only taken out of service in August 2015, and will be preserved as a static loco. Anyway as it's an interesting odd-ball loco I'll keep it around :D.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 10, 2015, 03:13:30 pm
HI Everyone Picked these up on Ebay Last week Arnold DB Beer Wagons Set 0158. Very nice indeed. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Arnold%20DB%20Beer%20wagons_zpsryeoo1ts.jpeg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Arnold%20DB%20Beer%20wagons_zpsryeoo1ts.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on November 10, 2015, 03:57:32 pm
And talking of C'C' (I have in the meantime refreshed my memory on UIC classification), this Bundesbahn chap (Roco 23271 ([url]http://www.spurweite-n.de/ncontent/ndb/ndb-artdetails.asp?ID=1640[/url])) turned up earlier:
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31662.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31662[/url])
Somewhat naively I didn't take in all the details and thought I was bidding on a BR 218 ([url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Class_218[/url]), but turned out to be a V320 ([url]https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB-Baureihe_V_320[/url]) (aka BR 232) and a teensy bit longer. Turns out this was a one-off dual-engined prototype not too dissimilar in concept to the Brush Falcon ([url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_53[/url]) but survived much longer in service, most recently hauling permanent way trains for a private company, and was only taken out of service in August 2015, and will be preserved as a static loco. Anyway as it's an interesting odd-ball loco I'll keep it around :D.


The man on the platform almost looks like he is wondering where that loco came from!  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 11, 2015, 02:18:47 pm
Happens quite a lot on that nominally Japanese station.

Meanwhile back in the GDR, my existing rake of Rekowagen needed another coach, and what better than this nice example in what is apparently a one-off experimental livery?
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31726.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31726)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 11, 2015, 02:35:09 pm
"Von der Sowjetunion lernen, heisst Siegen lernen" - a DR Baureihe 132 (DB 232) made in the USSR (the original) from Brawa (the model). In the mid/late 90's I lived in an apartment overlooking Berlin's Warschauer Strasse station, next to which is a carriage works which at the time maintained the DB Talgo sleeper trains which ran from Zoo Station to points west. About 4pm every day one of these would turn up and idle away for a while before hooking up to the Talgo to take it via some circuitous route to the Zoo. Happy but poor times, just wish I had a decent camera and the dosh to afford film/development back then, because I had a great view of the railway.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31727.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31727)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on November 11, 2015, 06:50:57 pm
Meanwhile back in the GDR, my existing rake of Rekowagen needed another coach, and what better than this nice example in what is apparently a one-off experimental livery?
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31726.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31726[/url])


Nice one. I'd love to have a rake of them but I find them to be too expensive...

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on November 12, 2015, 12:23:00 am
Meanwhile back in the GDR, my existing rake of Rekowagen needed another coach, and what better than this nice example in what is apparently a one-off experimental livery?
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/13/thumb_31726.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=31726[/url])


Nice one. I'd love to have a rake of them but I find them to be too expensive...

This is why I stick to short rakes :D. This one was 2nd hand at least, still not exactly cheap though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 13, 2015, 12:05:28 pm
HI Everyone Just received these 2 little beautiful Krokodiles I did not have any Arnold ones but managed to secure these for a great price And they are both different. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile2467_zpsn5bv9zfw.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile2467_zpsn5bv9zfw.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile%202469_zps3jg5ryyr.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile%202469_zps3jg5ryyr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: N-Gauge-US on November 13, 2015, 01:37:59 pm
Lovely "new" Minitrix 0-6-0T arrived yesterday. A big thank you to @Zwilnik (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=8) who found it for me on eBay!

Clock and N Scale together :)
Clock and N Scale together :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/MGalleryItem.php?id=31773)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: NeMo on November 13, 2015, 05:53:10 pm
Absolutely love these. A friend of mine got one of the LGB versions for his garden railway, and I've been envious ever since. Definitely want to get an N-gauge version one at some point! For the prices the Arnold and Fleischmann ones go for though I may have to settle for the Del Prado static model!

Cheers, NeMo

([url]http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile%202469_zps3jg5ryyr.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Arnold%20SBB%20Krokodile%202469_zps3jg5ryyr.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 14, 2015, 12:08:09 am
HI Everyone Just received these 2 little beautiful Krokodiles I did not have any Arnold ones but managed to secure these for a great price And they are both different. Babs

Hi

I trust you know that the one with the single pantograph represents the class in their last guise as shunters, hence the shunters protective platform on the ends. This is mainly how i saw them running in the late 70s/early 80s
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 20, 2015, 12:03:08 pm
So, continuing to do my bit for the German economy:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cL6S7aTTYPw/Vk8JBsFcwxI/AAAAAAAAG0w/tBfP4hcn7j0/s912-Ic42/IMG_7054%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

This model of a Taes887 swing roof wagon was on offer at DM Toys (less than half price), so it would have been rude not to. And yes, the roof does open.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--Xd5UipKJ-M/Vk8JBsiFlxI/AAAAAAAAG0s/BciIut1kzl4/s912-Ic42/IMG_7056%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

Any modern-ish image layout really ought to have an Eaos106 or similar bogie open wagon...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eRRLuSsA_hk/Vk8JBsBreQI/AAAAAAAAG0o/TNgYspOFS3k/s912-Ic42/IMG_7058%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

I'm a bit worried about the number of rail replacement buses appearing on the layout. This is a very cherry red livery, for the DB operated Rhein-Mosel services.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 27, 2015, 11:18:53 am
Good Morning Everyone This is my Latest Purchase From MSL x 10 Noch Ein Beer Bitter. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BRAWA%2067301%20Beer%20Wagons_zpswu8xr4oo.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BRAWA%2067301%20Beer%20Wagons_zpswu8xr4oo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on November 27, 2015, 07:04:23 pm
You're getting quite a beer train going there, Babz
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 27, 2015, 09:44:07 pm
Yes i have Quite a few Beer Wagons now from swiss to German, But mainly Dortmunder Union as i lived in Dortmund. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on November 28, 2015, 10:57:05 pm
i looked on MSL (ModellBahnshop Lippe) for these Noch (?) waggons but no luck. :(

do you have a link?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 28, 2015, 11:06:42 pm
) for these Noch (?) waggons

Noch in the post did not mean Noch the manufacturer.

'Noch ein bier bitte' is German for 'another beer please'.


AFAIK, wagon is Brawa ref 67301


.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on November 29, 2015, 12:52:55 am
Ich habe bissen deutsche
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on November 29, 2015, 10:40:39 am
Good Morning Railwaygun, The Dortmunder Union Wagons Are a Brawa Model Article Number 67301  I had a look on the MSL website for you and They are in Stock.They are very nice wagons

Regarding the Langauge Noch Ein Beer Bitter doe mean Another Beer Please.

With Very Best Regards
Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 02, 2015, 12:07:06 am
My first purchase for the downsizing of my love for the Rhb.....
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k561/swordfishfairey/Swiss%20N%20gauge/allegra_zpszuxtciw9.jpg) (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/swordfishfairey/media/Swiss%20N%20gauge/allegra_zpszuxtciw9.jpg.html)

Ordered from Japan, via Amazon, came within 10 days and the dealer offered to pay any import duty if needed and it only cost £78.55 with free P+P......Equinox are the dealers.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/shops/A2KRMBOL9V6IPM/ref=aag_m_ss (http://www.amazon.co.uk/shops/A2KRMBOL9V6IPM/ref=aag_m_ss)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on December 02, 2015, 04:39:35 pm
Good Evening I think the Supplier was being a bit cheeky there as when i have ordered from Japan i have only had to pay VAT and no Import Duty as such as that is Different. Please correct me if i am wrong. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 02, 2015, 05:56:56 pm
Hi Babs, as I understand it, you are liable for Excise duty on goods from outside the E.U.as well as VAT. :thumbsdown:....I think the starting point is £135 but I could be wrong. :-\......As it was less than that it would not have applied, but if I had bought over the £135 it may have been a saving, so maybe not so cheeky after all.......I thought it was good as a lot of retailers are all to keen to remind you that it is your responsibility to pay all customs charges :hmmm:...............Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on December 02, 2015, 06:35:43 pm
Ah. It appears I've just won one of these on e-bay:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lA9dLs2Izyg/Vl85BDULy2I/AAAAAAAAG6c/BBBcF4TxThA/s640-Ic42/%252524_57.jpg)

I've been hankering after one for a while. Original RRP €279.90, shop price now reduced to €169.99. E-bay price €106... what I hadn't realised is that on the DM-Toys e-bay pages some items are genuinely auctioned - it's not just (as I had assumed) an e-bay shop.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on December 02, 2015, 07:01:23 pm
As this An EU purchase (?) there is no VAT / import to pay .

https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty (https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty)


2. Tax and duty
You’ll be contacted by Royal Mail, Parcelforce or the courier company explaining how to pay any VAT, duty and fees for dealing with customs.

You must pay before you collect your goods. If you don’t, they’ll be sent back within 3 weeks.

VAT
You pay VAT on goods sent from non-European Union (EU) countries and EU special territories (eg the Canary Islands) if they’re:

gifts worth more than £36
other goods worth more than £15
alcohol, tobacco products and fragrances (eg perfume, eau de toilette and cologne) - of any value
You have to pay VAT on all goods sent by mail order from the Channel Islands no matter what their value.

You’ll be charged at the VAT rate that applies to your goods. VAT is charged on the total value, including:

the price paid for the goods
postage, packaging and insurance
any duty you owe
Customs Duty
You’ll be charged Customs Duty on gifts and other goods sent from outside the EU if they’re above a certain value, unless the duty comes to less than £9.

The value includes:

the price paid for the goods
postage, packaging and insurance
Type and value of goods   Customs Duty
Anything under £135   No charge
Gifts worth £135-£630   2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods - call the helpline

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on December 02, 2015, 08:23:41 pm
My recent purchase from Japan didn't attract customs or excise duty, and was comparable in cost to the Allegra. It did, however, attract VAT (£13.38) as it was worth more than £15, and a thumping handling charge from Parcel Farce (£13.50).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 03, 2015, 12:36:00 am
A matter of luck or finally the way round parcel force charges on stuff from Japan?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on December 03, 2015, 01:21:30 pm
My recent purchase from Japan didn't attract customs or excise duty, and was comparable in cost to the Allegra. It did, however, attract VAT (£13.38) as it was worth more than £15, and a thumping handling charge from Parcel Farce (£13.50).

GscaleBruce I have to Agree that the ParcelFarce charge Is Exstortion to say the Least, I personaly have no problem paying VAT. I think ParcelFarce charge could be more reasonable

A matter of luck or finally the way round parcel force charges on stuff from Japan?

Gordon I fail to understand your comment ????. There is no way round the ParcelFarce as they are the Designated Firm to Collect Taxes for HMRC. And if you use DPD UPS or FEDEX Or any other company you will be asked to pay Taxes before Delivery. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on December 03, 2015, 07:36:12 pm
Good Morning Railwaygun, The Dortmunder Union Wagons Are a Brawa Model Article Number 67301  I had a look on the MSL website for you and They are in Stock.They are very nice wagons

Regarding the Langauge Noch Ein Beer Bitter doe mean Another Beer Please.

With Very Best Regards
Babs


Pilsener fans might like these

http://www.modellbahn-kramm.com/E/artikel2.cfm?nav=0&fid=813&artnr=1406 (http://www.modellbahn-kramm.com/E/artikel2.cfm?nav=0&fid=813&artnr=1406)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 03, 2015, 11:30:58 pm
A matter of luck or finally the way round parcel force charges on stuff from Japan?

Gordon I fail to understand your comment ????. There is no way round the ParcelFarce as they are the Designated Firm to Collect Taxes for HMRC. And if you use DPD UPS or FEDEX Or any other company you will be asked to pay Taxes before Delivery. Babs

I was referring to Outtenbach apparently stating that they had not paid any extra fees on an item emanating from Japan.



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 04, 2015, 12:38:24 pm
The Postman knocked this morning and he left this with me.............
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k561/swordfishfairey/Swiss%20N%20gauge/glacier_zpserc45vb7.jpg) (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/swordfishfairey/media/Swiss%20N%20gauge/glacier_zpserc45vb7.jpg.html)

Again from Equinox in Japan and no extra charges to me.........The cost was $158 free P&P = £104.41 on my credit card...........

I'm not complaining...............Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Malc on December 04, 2015, 02:14:25 pm
image
image
Snap (almost) took advantage of Train Trax special offer. Arrived today.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 04, 2015, 05:47:17 pm
That's nice Malc, I always think the GE 4/4s look better in just the red than all those fancy coloured ones.......Great stuff........Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on December 04, 2015, 07:04:38 pm
I have succumbed to the lure of DM-Toys (again!)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32584.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32584)
I have a lenz Silver awaiting this ( and its all-metal)

I've discovered I need a Chip with an L- bend! Any suggestions ( I have broken a wire off on previous attempts!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32583.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32583)
DCC fitted so all i need is some rack-track now!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on December 05, 2015, 01:54:14 pm
Railwaygun It Is really terrible that we end up buying trains I dont know how the Suppliers can live with themselves. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on December 07, 2015, 10:21:42 am
Been doing my bit for the German economy... again. This is a Brawa model, factory weathered limited edition, of an eight wheel tanker - the model is actually bogie mounted behind the axleboxes which represent the fixed wheelbase design of the original.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zK5iqbgzd2w/VmVauohg-oI/AAAAAAAAG8M/Zen4lbQTFhA/s912-Ic42/IMG_7067%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

The Finance Director of Steinheim am Main is very content with the train purchases (I'm pleased to report), but a little concerned at the number of DB buses appearing...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yaAfY_78TtM/VmVdcbIqCgI/AAAAAAAAG8k/E7kuNrbTOCQ/s600-Ic42/DB%252520former%252520Post%252520bus.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on December 19, 2015, 12:43:44 pm
Well call me psychic... A while ago I picked up a Fleischmann S-Bahn orange BR141 and matching Minitrix Steuerwagen for a song, especially as the locomotive is in as-new condition, but it looked a bit silly with just the one coach. Anyway I had the vague conviction that I'd find some more in that well-known retailer of N gauge S-Bahn stock, Hereford Model Centre, which for logistical reasons is the only shop I made it to on a recent UK trip... lo-and-behold they had half-a-dozen 2nd hand, including a couple in very good nick.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/10/thumb_33030.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=33030)
(I presume I must have  noticed them on my first visit last year and unconsciously filed the information away, even though I only had a quick look at the display case).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 26, 2015, 10:14:06 am
My Wife presented me with this yesterday morning..............
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k561/swordfishfairey/Swiss%20N%20gauge/91anO4IDkeL._SL1500__zpsofxwik5z.jpg) (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/swordfishfairey/media/Swiss%20N%20gauge/91anO4IDkeL._SL1500__zpsofxwik5z.jpg.html)

And my daughter with the other half in the afternoon...................
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k561/swordfishfairey/Swiss%20N%20gauge/91zBwLJYkgL._SL1500__zpsihemwjyi.jpg) (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/swordfishfairey/media/Swiss%20N%20gauge/91zBwLJYkgL._SL1500__zpsihemwjyi.jpg.html)

Gotta love my Women. :-* :-* :heart2: :heart2:...............

Merry Xmas everyone.. :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on December 27, 2015, 12:00:11 am
They are nice little sets and runners, did you get the other couplings.Babs :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 27, 2015, 12:04:23 am
Good point about the short couplings Babz. The stock still goes round really tight curves with the short couplings fitted.

Also not to forget that with a stock of spare couplings, you can have fun, such as fitting the Allegra to haul GEX coaches.




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 27, 2015, 04:04:31 pm
They are nice little sets and runners, did you get the other couplings.Babs :thankyousign:


Not for this set Babs, but I did for the 1st set after your suggestion, not fitted them yet though............

Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Malc on December 27, 2015, 06:21:13 pm
I too got the Glacier Express starter set. Will be getting the extension set for my birthday next month. What are these other couplings @Babz (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1844) ?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on December 28, 2015, 04:45:11 pm
Have a look here Malc..........
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjijravgP_JAhWGlh4KHXeTDUoQFgggMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaugemaster.com%2Freducethatgap.html&usg=AFQjCNF_GryoOJ9tLr-uqVwzGeosPWKn1w&sig2=G6goCnZ7zvWzNCHLbbhZvA (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjijravgP_JAhWGlh4KHXeTDUoQFgggMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaugemaster.com%2Freducethatgap.html&usg=AFQjCNF_GryoOJ9tLr-uqVwzGeosPWKn1w&sig2=G6goCnZ7zvWzNCHLbbhZvA)

Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on December 28, 2015, 10:24:40 pm

Here have'em

http://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/produkt/KATO/36-2-0-205094-001005004-0-0-0-0-0-0-grp-it-p-0/ein_produkt.html (http://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/produkt/KATO/36-2-0-205094-001005004-0-0-0-0-0-0-grp-it-p-0/ein_produkt.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 31, 2015, 12:51:48 am
Recommended for all things Kato:

http://www.traintrax.co.uk/kato-europe-gauge-c-36.html (http://www.traintrax.co.uk/kato-europe-gauge-c-36.html)

I recommend buying complete sets that are available now (with loco 'Glacier on Tour' or 'Unesco'), as the all-red Ge4/4III livery is rare in real life.

Also the Unesco loco set has revised (better colours) coach interiors




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TylerB on December 31, 2015, 01:14:33 am
My stock of Arnold trams seems to be increasing... mix of old and new stock, so some DCC ready and some not
DSC 0033 sml
DSC 0033 sml
DSC 0035 sml
DSC 0035 sml

Now all they need is a layout to run on...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on January 04, 2016, 07:39:02 pm
A few recent arrivals - apologies for the quality of the pics but they were taken on my phone!  :sorrysign:

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20151215_202850_zpsrel75jk2.jpg)

I got this one from a well known shop's e-bay site - originally I bought a cheaper example of this loco that had all of the markings worn away. However, despite it being marked as 'test run' I couldn't get it to go properly. I got in touch with the shop - they were most apologetic, and agreed that I could have this one instead for an extra £10. I was happy as this runs perfectly! It is a Fleischmann DB class 91. These were used by the Polish State Railways (PKP) and renumbered as the TKi3. Luckily I have found a manufacturer of transfers in Poland who makes a set of transfers to change a class 91 to a TKi3, so this will be re-marked some time!

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160104_175106_zpshx7odd3m.jpg)

This will teach me to trawl through You Tube, looking at Polish trains! I remembered seeing a video of this loco, a German BR275, pulling tankers somewhere in Poland. A little while later, I got an e-mail from Modellbahn Kramm saying that they had this very loco on special offer at €90 - about £65! As I have a set of 9 GATX tankers, I felt that this would be ideal for pulling them, as LOTOS is a Polish petrochemical company.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160104_175426_zpslfx5wnub.jpg)

At the same time as buying the LOTOS diesel, I saw that Modellbahn Kramm were showing that they had the new Kuehn-model double decker coaches, in PKP colours, so I ordered a set. These turned out to be not actually in stock but awaited from the manufacturers - so I waited from the end of September to the end of December to receive them! At least they were worth the wait!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on January 07, 2016, 01:10:53 pm
Well - after the discussion on this thread - http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=31032.msg353808#msg353808 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=31032.msg353808#msg353808) guess what arrived yesterday?  :claphappy: (Luckily I was off work with viral laryngitis...  :( )

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160106_094826_zpsr0ovkhij.jpg)

(The TV remote is just to give an idea of the HUGE box Hornby had used!)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160106_095205_zps3xrkqccu.jpg)

The set removed and put on top of the box.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160106_095714_zpsalaxjzf9.jpg)

And the set removed from the box!

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/Polish%20trains/20160106_101052_zpsi9jwnhae.jpg)

The loco and trucks on a piece of Arnold track. I have to admit that I do quite like the track; it is ready blackened on the sides, and just left clean on the top. The set comes with an oval of track with one point.

The loco is a very nice runner, and, after an initial prod to get it going, was soon running quite happily round the little oval! The oval in the video below isn't the maximum it could be - that was what I could fit on to the table top!

https://youtu.be/_G45GKyvVro (https://youtu.be/_G45GKyvVro)

All in all a very nice little set - and a bargain for £49.99! (Just as an aside, I got an e-mail from E-bay letting me know that a set of two brand new Arnold trucks, of the type included with the set, had just been reduced by a big shop to £35 for the two...  :o)

...and, I popped on th the Hornby website this morning - the set is back up to £99.99, so my timing was perfect! And a big thanks to G_N_E_R for telling the forum about this set!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on January 07, 2016, 09:53:57 pm
Hi,
Good choice.....loco is  german Henschel DHG 700 of italian private owner Raccordi Ferroviari (trasl. Railway links) Porto Marghera (chemical industries near Venice)and freight cars the very classics euro Eanos..

Cheers.

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on January 07, 2016, 10:19:16 pm
Hi,
Good choice.....loco is  german Henschel DHG 700 of italian private owner Raccordi Ferroviari (trasl. Railway links) Porto Marghera (chemical industries near Venice)and freight cars the very classics euro Eanos..

Thanks for the information Marco!

Luckily the loco looks 'similar' enough to the Polish SM32 diesel loco, which was produced under licence by Fablok Chrzanów from Henschel in the 1970's. Although there are a few differences, I am hoping that painting it in a typical PKP colour scheme will make it look enough like an SM 32!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 07, 2016, 10:33:08 pm
Rule 1 is your friend
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on January 07, 2016, 10:35:20 pm
The real ....in Porto Marghera
http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-03-normal.jpg (http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-03-normal.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on January 07, 2016, 10:38:07 pm

Other pics during busy days
http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-02-normal.jpg (http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-02-normal.jpg)

http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-04-normal.jpg (http://www.erf-spa.it/images/mezzi/locomotore-04-normal.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on January 08, 2016, 12:22:28 pm
And, for comparison, a Polish SM32 -

http://hamman.pl/kolej/img-401da-0335-(sm32)-544.htm (http://hamman.pl/kolej/img-401da-0335-(sm32)-544.htm)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TylerB on January 18, 2016, 11:27:16 am
More new trams arrived today!

Lemke/Hobbytrain Duwag M6, 2 versions. The Nuremberg version has two pantographs. There's various little detailing bits in the box but I haven't fitted them yet

They do have transparent windows despite the appearance in the pictures, but they are heavily tinted to obscure the mechanism.

Looking forward to giving them a test run  :bounce:

p.s cheap camera makes them appear pink but they are actually more maroon/ red in colour

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34412.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34412)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34414.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34414)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34413.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34413)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34417.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34417)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on January 20, 2016, 12:16:02 pm

However it was too nice to miss out on.  Hopefully Mikadotrain will bring out a version in the earlier Red/Cream livery.

Delfin


Delfin,

I have that one, but I know I am going to have to spend some more money in late spring Mikado Train have granted your wish!

http://www.mikadotrain.fr/2015/12/x2800-serie-3-disponible-au-printemps.html (http://www.mikadotrain.fr/2015/12/x2800-serie-3-disponible-au-printemps.html)

Notroh

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 20, 2016, 05:33:24 pm
More new trams arrived today!

Lemke/Hobbytrain Duwag M6, 2 versions. The Nuremberg version has two pantographs. There's various little detailing bits in the box but I haven't fitted them yet

They do have transparent windows despite the appearance in the pictures, but they are heavily tinted to obscure the mechanism.

Looking forward to giving them a test run  :bounce:

p.s cheap camera makes them appear pink but they are actually more maroon/ red in colour

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34412.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34412[/url])
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34414.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34414[/url])
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34413.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34413[/url])
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34417.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34417[/url])

 
 :hellosign: very nice thanks for sharing.
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on January 20, 2016, 06:03:50 pm

However it was too nice to miss out on.  Hopefully Mikadotrain will bring out a version in the earlier Red/Cream livery.

Delfin


Delfin,

I have that one, but I know I am going to have to spend some more money in late spring Mikado Train have granted your wish!

[url]http://www.mikadotrain.fr/2015/12/x2800-serie-3-disponible-au-printemps.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mikadotrain.fr/2015/12/x2800-serie-3-disponible-au-printemps.html[/url])

Notroh


Thank you (sort of),

Am saving for the new Arnold CC72000 and possibly the Minitrix 150Z steam loco and now you've thrown this into the mix.

Oh well more money. Looks very nice.

Cheers weave.
 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 21, 2016, 12:16:59 am
Am saving for the new Arnold CC72000 and possibly the Minitrix 150Z steam loco and now you've thrown this into the mix.

Oh well more money. Looks very nice


Not after any of these then?...
http://www.trains160.com/fr/31-modeles-de-prestige (http://www.trains160.com/fr/31-modeles-de-prestige)


On the subject of red X2800s, the preproduction bodies were on show at Rail Expo in late November


On the subject of 72000, I still have about 6 Minitrix versions. In this instance I do not consider it worthwhile getting a new model, as the Minitrix one was pretty accurate. There is too much other good stuff coming out nowadays (e.g. the Hobby 66 BB8100s)

Incidentally now that there is so much variety I don't need all my Minitrix 72000s (I collected them all because they were for many years the best SNCF diesel so it was the best way to populate a layout realistically.)

So if anyone does still want an economical model 72000 I would be willing to part with one or two



.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on January 22, 2016, 02:34:29 am
Am saving for the new Arnold CC72000 and possibly the Minitrix 150Z steam loco and now you've thrown this into the mix.

Oh well more money. Looks very nice


Not after any of these then?...
[url]http://www.trains160.com/fr/31-modeles-de-prestige[/url] ([url]http://www.trains160.com/fr/31-modeles-de-prestige[/url])


On the subject of red X2800s, the preproduction bodies were on show at Rail Expo in late November


On the subject of 72000, I still have about 6 Minitrix versions. In this instance I do not consider it worthwhile getting a new model, as the Minitrix one was pretty accurate. There is too much other good stuff coming out nowadays (e.g. the Hobby 66 BB8100s)

Incidentally now that there is so much variety I don't need all my Minitrix 72000s (I collected them all because they were for many years the best SNCF diesel so it was the best way to populate a layout realistically.)

So if anyone does still want an economical model 72000 I would be willing to part with one or two



.


Hi Gordon,

I can just see the wife's face as she accidentally finds the Trains160 receipt. I think even I (to quote Alec Guinness in Bridge on the river Kwai) would be saying 'what have I done' .

With regard to the Minitrix CC 72000 I might be interested. I'll see how the funds go. Also, as an aside, I've mentioned it before but would you be willing to part with one of your Artrain Wasteels coaches, which you did suggest could possibly happen many moons ago?

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on January 22, 2016, 06:27:00 am
Talking of Wasteels coaches I made some of my own from a job lot of Dynam coaches I picked up in a secondhand train shop near Père-Lachaise in Paris. I printed up the blue parts of the lower bodysides from hand drawn and Letraset artwork using a Canon photocopier. This was 28 years ago! I think that I managed three different logo sizes and positions based on couchettes I had photographed at Austerlitz.

This link might not work. If not I'll post a working one at the weekend.

(http://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/12/12/53/02/wastee10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/12125302/48)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 25, 2016, 12:06:15 am
I've mentioned it before but would you be willing to part with one of your Artrain Wasteels coaches, which you did suggest could possibly happen many moons ago?

Cheers weave.

yes offer still stands. Will look it out
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 27, 2016, 03:36:33 pm
Here is my Del Prado Picasso body on a GF GWR railcard chassis

I had to remove the side window strips, and use glue'n glaze for new Windows, , and it was a drop on fit.

I have another with a micro-trains Tomytec chassis  cut in half - again a drop in fit. ( no windows needed)

image
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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on January 27, 2016, 03:50:12 pm
Railwaygun

I did much the same, but with a tomytec dm17 motorised chassis, just like you, popped out the windows, reglazed with some acrylic and the chassis dropped in - quick and easy as anything - and a really reliable runner - I use it to test most new track :)

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 27, 2016, 07:46:04 pm
The Tomix TM08 is a drop in chassis which is pretty close dimensionally, and of course you can avoid having outside framed bogies which is what is required for most SNCF railcars.

I actually sold a 'rare' pukka  Transmondia Picasso to raise a bit of cash on the basis that the Del Prado version is not too bad.

A top tip to improve the Del Prado version is to shave down the  beading especially the roofline


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on January 29, 2016, 07:44:35 am
I've mentioned it before but would you be willing to part with one of your Artrain Wasteels coaches, which you did suggest could possibly happen many moons ago?

Cheers weave.

yes offer still stands. Will look it out

Hi Gordon,

Sorry no reply but yes please. Will PM you.

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on February 12, 2016, 11:48:12 am
Completed my collection of Kato Rhatische Bahn by bidding for and winning the "Glacier on Tour set on the Bay of E..............Bought off a very nice Gentleman and for a good price too...............
(http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k561/swordfishfairey/_12a_zpswmvybtii.jpg) (http://s1116.photobucket.com/user/swordfishfairey/media/_12a_zpswmvybtii.jpg.html)

Just have to wait for the Bernina sets to arrive.............

Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: MrDobilina on February 12, 2016, 01:20:36 pm
I'm guessing this thread doesn't include British trains then?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on February 12, 2016, 01:33:38 pm
I'm guessing this thread doesn't include British trains then?

I think the thread's title might be a giveaway?
:)

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: MrDobilina on February 12, 2016, 01:42:39 pm
I'm guessing this thread doesn't include British trains then?

I think the thread's title might be a giveaway?
:)

Peter
hehe true, not feeling great today - my brain is lagging by about 5-10 mins :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 12, 2016, 01:47:34 pm
Oh go on, here's a British train for you:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35359.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35359)

 :angel:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on February 18, 2016, 01:29:37 pm
My latest beauty. StarTrain CC65500
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35556.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35556)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on February 18, 2016, 01:38:43 pm
Grumbeast

Take it from me, you wont be disappointed, I have had one since they were first released, a trouble free, beautiful runner and looks fantastic too...

IMG 1740
IMG 1740

:)

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on February 19, 2016, 06:47:18 pm
Not sure "beauty" was the first word that sprang to my mind, but certainly nice to see some SNCF diesels. I'm tempted by a CC72000 because I used to watch them at Poitiers many moons ago. I sold my French n gauge stuff a long time ago, but looking at some of the SNCF stuff on here brings a tinge of regret.

In other news, a "light goods" parcels van pairing (Leig-Einheit Stückgut Schnellverkehr) has arrived. There seems to be another on order as well  :-[; and Fleischmann are re-issuing their version later this year. When first introduced, these trains were limited to a maximum of 10 axles, it being permitted to add a stake wagon for large but urgent freight. Seems a strange limit as almost all the purpose built (well, converted) stock consisted of four axle wagon pairs...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-88DPF3HNj0Q/VsdghZVsJRI/AAAAAAAAHUQ/OJ3WiuSwRkU/s720-Ic42/IMG_7121%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 20, 2016, 12:06:14 am
Not sure "beauty" was the first word that sprang to my mind, but certainly nice to see some SNCF diesels. I'm tempted by a CC72000 because I used to watch them at Poitiers many moons ago. I sold my French n gauge stuff a long time ago, but looking at some of the SNCF stuff on here brings a tinge of regret.


I'm not surprised at your tinge of regret seeing as the coverage of most main types of SNCF stock is now pretty comprehensive. For latest comments on 72000 see 'any SNCF modellers' thread


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: DJM Dave on February 20, 2016, 09:11:24 am
DM toys had a sale stock list go round on Tuesday of this last week.

I succumbed and bought 2 jeagendorfer Austrian 2043 diesel Hydraulic locos.
At the price they were at, who could blame me.

They came in the post yesterday and are lovely locos, but........cripes are they light. No wonder both wheels on 1 axle have tyres on. I'm surprised they don't float away.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 21, 2016, 11:57:51 pm

They came in the post yesterday and are lovely locos, but........cripes are they light.

Lucky then that a good proportion of trains hauled by these locos over the years have been short, lightweight trains 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 23, 2016, 11:34:08 am
I'd forgotten the DR was reliverying stock into DB livery even before the "merger". Brings back memories.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35736.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35736)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35735.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35735)
3 Arnold Halberstaedter carriages in as-new condition for a surprisingly reasonably price from Yahoo Japan auctions.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on February 23, 2016, 07:28:59 pm
The second "Leig-Einheit" arrived today. Just need Fleischmann to release their new model...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fzcSQzdCxf0/VsyycoFsYSI/AAAAAAAAHVM/TN1E1mBMnbI/s800-Ic42/IMG_7125%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)

Fast light goods passing through Steinheim...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nxnv21VyBRY/Vsyyc52Ul4I/AAAAAAAAHVQ/dFosXNLnBtw/s912-Ic42/IMG_7126%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on February 23, 2016, 10:06:21 pm
I've got the DCC controlled version of this wagon set - fun to operate!

Will try and do a video of them in action ( opening doors in synchrony)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 23, 2016, 11:21:56 pm
I'd forgotten the DR was reliverying stock into DB livery even before the "merger". Brings back memories.
3 Arnold Halberstaedter carriages in as-new condition for a surprisingly reasonably price from Yahoo Japan auctions.

A few even got into red livery
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 24, 2016, 12:55:36 am
I'd forgotten the DR was reliverying stock into DB livery even before the "merger". Brings back memories.
3 Arnold Halberstaedter carriages in as-new condition for a surprisingly reasonably price from Yahoo Japan auctions.

A few even got into red livery
Are you sure? I thought Verkehrsrot was a couple of years into the Deutsche Bahn era.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on February 25, 2016, 09:49:35 am
The coaches made it into the verkehrsrot era. I think, the last ones in service were withdrawn only last December (on the Eisenach-Halle(S) line).
Verkehrsrot was introduced in 1996; two years after the DR ceased to exist.

HTH
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on February 25, 2016, 11:10:32 am
Ah, I thought Gordon was saying they made it into red pre-1994. I didn't actually care much about the details at the time (damn, wish I had a camera back then but I was a poor student), but I do remember the transition to Verkehrsrot and seeing those coaches in that livery.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on March 13, 2016, 09:13:13 am
I found these lurking at the Basingstoke show yesterday

A snip at £25.

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image

The loads are actually coiled steel strips!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on March 13, 2016, 05:20:38 pm
A snip at £25.
It would have been rude not to buy them!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on March 14, 2016, 12:47:53 pm
Hi Guy's Just recieved my 4 sets of the Kato Rhb Coaches to compliment my Eloks The Great thing is they come with the VeryClose Couplers already. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/BARBARA/Kato10-1319%20Rhb%20Coach%20set_zpssng5yrpm.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/BARBARA/Kato10-1319%20Rhb%20Coach%20set_zpssng5yrpm.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Kato%2074037%20Bernina%20express_zps21bjznl4.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Kato%2074037%20Bernina%20express_zps21bjznl4.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Kato%2074038%20Lazzarini%20Rhb_zpsno7atent.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Kato%2074038%20Lazzarini%20Rhb_zpsno7atent.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Outtenbach on March 15, 2016, 01:08:20 pm
Well done Babz, :claphappy: :claphappy: they're making my mouth water. :drool:....................Tony
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on March 15, 2016, 06:16:55 pm
I seem to have acquired a platform tester. No, not a gronk, but the DB equivalent, I guess. The cylinders are a bit wide and have already clouted one platform  :worried:  Nice loco, though - the Fleischmann BR 94.5.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_Y6Qa6Ju9fY/VuhQ3mbpEfI/AAAAAAAAHdk/RJ04Lklf5VUasvjbA4LRDH7aQ438bqsAACCo/s800-Ic42/IMAG0487%2B%2528Medium%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2016, 11:20:18 pm
.

More than a gronk really. They were heavy goods tank locos, but also used for all traffic on steeply graded lines in the hilly parts of Germany. Most famously they survived until 1974 on the Dillenburg - Biedenkopf route, with a section graded at 1in17:

They survived long enough to be pictured by UK enthusiasts and published in various English language  'last of...' books, but the only online link I can find is to an excellent German page:

http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/page.php?id=Dillenburg (http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/page.php?id=Dillenburg)



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 02, 2016, 09:01:05 pm
I really must stay away from DM Toys...

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/Corporal_Bang/P1040666%202_zpsefwnvhuj.jpg)

This is a Fleischmann Class M62 heavy freight loco, as used by the German WAB company - the PKP used these extensively and they were usually reclassified as the ST44 -

(http://www.eu06.pl/spalinowe/st44/ST44-089.jpg)

Another one to add to the 'repaint some time' pile!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on April 05, 2016, 04:48:16 pm
A trip to Slough toy fair,, and I found this:

image
image

A bit dusty but only £20 and it's a good runner!Beat that @railsquid (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3832) !

Also Daniel from DM-Toys sent me another fix..

DRG E69 DCC
DRG E69 DCC

DCC/ Lights but no operating pantograph. A very smooth little loco. Currently transporting Herr Goering'S staff car

Car #16 of the Kato Paris-Hong Kong CIWL train
Car #16 of the Kato Paris-Hong Kong CIWL train

I had to fill the hole in the case!
 
A bit more than £20!

A tip - always buy from the DMT website - NOT their Ebay store - much more expensive)

Nick R
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 05, 2016, 09:38:20 pm
A tip - always buy from the DMT website - NOT their Ebay store - much more expensive)

Nick R
True enough, but do look out for his auction items - they can work out a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Paul B on April 06, 2016, 08:23:01 pm
A tip - always buy from the DMT website - NOT their Ebay store - much more expensive)

Nick R
True enough, but do look out for his auction items - they can work out a lot cheaper.

Agreed - my M62 was 120 Euros on the DM Toys website, but I got it for just over 100 Euros on an auction!  :) (And 140 Euros on E-bay Buy it Now!)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on April 06, 2016, 10:31:45 pm
As alWays - Caveat Emptor - it's always worth comparing the 2 sites to egret the best deal!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 19, 2016, 01:36:13 pm
Renfe class 307 from Roco... a little delight!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/3/thumb_38205.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=38205)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on April 19, 2016, 01:52:09 pm
deibid,

What a lovely loco, I have an old Roco SNCF version, still runs sweet as a nut :)

Modelling RENFE, you must have quite a lot of Mabar models?

I have to say I really like their stuff, I am an SNCF modeller and their Autorails and Diesels are just fantastic, I envy you being able to have the option of so many more of their products...

Peter












Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 19, 2016, 01:57:01 pm
deibid,

What a lovely loco, I have an old Roco SNCF version, still runs sweet as a nut :)

Modelling RENFE, you must have quite a lot of Mabar models?

I have to say I really like their stuff, I am an SNCF modeller and their Autorails and Diesels are just fantastic, I envy you being able to have the option of so many more of their products...

Peter

It runs sweet indeed! MY Renfe collection is still quite small... it's only two Ibertren 321 ALCOs, Roco 340 and Roco 307,and two motorized "Del Prados" (319 and  Talgo 352)
I have my eye on Mabar anyway.. the TER is a must have for me... someday  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 20, 2016, 12:59:29 pm
I've been after one of these for a while:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/3/thumb_38443.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=38443)
Yahoo Japan Auctions be blessed for its bounteous provenance.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on April 20, 2016, 07:06:08 pm
Nice. DM-Toys have various of the DB long distance coaches (Aüm, Düm, ABüm, etc) on offer at the moment (I suspect Fleischmann's retail prices were a little OTT), though I doubt they compare favourably with Yahoo Japan!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on May 16, 2016, 01:40:14 pm
Hi Everyone here are my Latest Purchases to compliment My Swiss Cargo Side of my collection. Hope you like them. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Hobbytrain%20SBB%202972.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Hobbytrain%20SBB%202972.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Hobbytrain%20BLS%20Cargo2975.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Hobbytrain%20BLS%20Cargo2975.jpg.html)
(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/Minitrix%20BLS%20Cargo16871.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/Minitrix%20BLS%20Cargo16871.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on May 16, 2016, 10:46:21 pm
Already have a 485/485 combo (plenty of models of then by all three of the 'German' N gauge manufacturers.

About to order a BLS Vectron - this will be one of the few models ever to be delivered at almost exactly the same time as the real equivalent!




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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 01, 2016, 02:51:08 pm
I've been hankering after one of these for ages:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/Trains_and_stock/Dir_3/main_40328.jpg)
seems it fell in the basket while ordering some other stuff from DM Toys.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on June 01, 2016, 02:59:58 pm

seems it fell in the basket while ordering some other stuff from DM Toys.


Tricky things these baskets...

 :laugh:

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 02, 2016, 12:52:13 pm
A bus, somewhat off its advertised route.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7410/27380723236_1248895849_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HHxn67)
bvg-doppeldecker (https://flic.kr/p/HHxn67) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 02, 2016, 01:04:14 pm
Nice one, albeit rather off route, as you say. Strangely tempting these bus models... another basket malfunction?  :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 02, 2016, 01:15:09 pm
Indeed :D Helpfully in the bargains section, having lived in Berlin for many years it was a very easy slip of the mouse. Oooh, and another one:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7418/26798899483_9b5eeac650_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GQ8na6)
bvg-bus (https://flic.kr/p/GQ8na6) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 02, 2016, 05:32:20 pm
Not exactly the latest acquisition, but I only just got round to replacing the Fleischmann couplings. It might be almost 2 decades old, but a solid little runner.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7426/26810426944_9200f24da4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GR9rSq)
fleischmann-br-218 (https://flic.kr/p/GR9rSq) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 02, 2016, 08:23:45 pm
Nice one, albeit rather off route, as you say. Strangely tempting these bus models... another basket malfunction?  :)

Not necessarily 'off route' The one thing about buses, especially 'famous' types like routemasters and Berlin double deckers, is that they find their way all around the world in private ownership or preservation. I've got a nice shot of a London bus next to a Helsinki tram and there is famously a Glasgow bus parked next to the entrance to Geneva station



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on June 02, 2016, 11:45:37 pm
Nice one, albeit rather off route, as you say. Strangely tempting these bus models... another basket malfunction?  :)


Not necessarily 'off route' The one thing about buses, especially 'famous' types like routemasters and Berlin double deckers, is that they find their way all around the world in private ownership or preservation. I've got a nice shot of a London bus next to a Helsinki tram and there is famously a Glasgow bus parked next to the entrance to Geneva station

There's at least one Routemaster  (or similar, not too au fait with buses) in Tokyo. Never heard of a Berlin double decker outside Berlin (though my knowledge is not perfect), there are certainly some preserved ones (http://www.traditionsbus.de/Fahrzeuge/aktueller_fahrzeugbestand.htm).

At some point these buses, and all these trains with DB/DR logos, will have a slighly more protoypical location to pose in.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on June 03, 2016, 10:44:14 am
Not necessarily 'off route' The one thing about buses, especially 'famous' types like routemasters and Berlin double deckers, is that they find their way all around the world in private ownership or preservation. I've got a nice shot of a London bus next to a Helsinki tram and there is famously a Glasgow bus parked next to the entrance to Geneva station

There's at least one Routemaster  (or similar, not too au fait with buses) in Tokyo. Never heard of a Berlin double decker outside Berlin (though my knowledge is not perfect), there are certainly some preserved ones (http://www.traditionsbus.de/Fahrzeuge/aktueller_fahrzeugbestand.htm).

At some point these buses, and all these trains with DB/DR logos, will have a slighly more protoypical location to pose in.
[/quote]

Ex Berlin double deckers provide some of the open top sightseeing tours in Budapest. Well they did about two weeks ago. Need to keep your head down under the trolleybus and tram wires. Made my hair stand on end. Well at least one of them.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 03, 2016, 02:22:35 pm
I came across a German Post Office with red telephone box and a Red GPO post box outside!

Pic to follow if it can find them
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 08, 2016, 08:15:06 pm
DM- Toys have me in their power...

I had to have this!

Electric locomotive series BR 103 245-7, DB AG, Fleischmann DCC sound

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/941-080616200750.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40777)

http://youtu.be/1vYfQ2dsDCQ (http://youtu.be/1vYfQ2dsDCQ)

https://youtu.be/1vYfQ2dsDCQ (https://youtu.be/1vYfQ2dsDCQ)

Can't seem to get the YouTube video to appear on the post.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on June 15, 2016, 12:25:49 am
To celebrate the new YouTube button in the Reply gallery!

DM- Toys have me in their power...

I had to have this!

Electric locomotive series BR 103 245-7, DB AG, Fleischmann DCC sound

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/941-080616200750.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40777)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 16, 2016, 12:27:04 pm
Good Afternoon Everyone This is my Latest Addition to my Swiss Rolling Stock Minitrix Very Nice Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/adceb485-fa09-41d2-a0ec-46f1f5e637e5.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/adceb485-fa09-41d2-a0ec-46f1f5e637e5.jpg.html)

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/download%207.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/download%207.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on June 16, 2016, 02:18:48 pm
Very nice!
Have them myself but never understood why the 4-coach-set contains 2 observation coaches. I have never seen a regular train with two of them :confused2:

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 16, 2016, 02:42:32 pm
Mika Thank you, When i have stayed In Luzern I have on many occasions seen two  of the Observation coaches together ,Normal when Escorted Tour's have booked on the train I love riding in them. Babs
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on June 16, 2016, 02:45:15 pm
 :thankyousign: for that.
I finally have an excuse to run both of them :claphappy:

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 17, 2016, 06:29:56 pm
Last year, to substantial acclaim, Minitrix released a set of 10 covered hoppers of type Tdgs-z 932. There are a few detail differences between them - a few have square buffers, some have a handbrake wheel, and one has tail plates. Anyway, they sold out in quick sticks. DM-Toys (usual disclaimer) suddenly had them back on their website recently... resistance was (as so often) futile...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b_iIIajHRWk/V2Qydgc92TI/AAAAAAAAIxU/dbfBznjwT0kkjmbN21hMXpf1CfzlqwDQwCCo/s640/IMG_7471%2B%2528Medium%2529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vo2qNsLzISQ/V2QydZkeR1I/AAAAAAAAIxg/LQ99YiNoVLAVhvX1FWlPXTLMfkY4Z7p8ACCo/s640/IMG_7472%2B%2528Medium%2529.JPG)

Yes, there were 10 in the box, it's just that I'd already put three on the track before I took the photo!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on June 17, 2016, 08:54:39 pm
WOW!!!

What a set 😊

Just has to be run reeeealy slooowly

Can you post a video? It would be lovely to see

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 19, 2016, 11:09:14 am
Just has to be run reeeealy slooowly

Can you post a video? It would be lovely to see

Peter

Not great resolution but hopefully gives you an idea, here the hoppers are behind a Brawa V160:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on June 21, 2016, 11:04:33 pm
Normal service trains have had one per coach rake in recent years so that is maybe what Mika recalls. I agree I haven't seen more than one marshalled together on many trips to CH.






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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Babz on June 29, 2016, 10:36:38 am
Good Morning Everyone, Just Purchased 2 of These Fleischmann of Course Despite the Pound at 1.21Euro's they Worked out at £90.90 P Plus Postage of 10 Euro's Still a very good Price. Babs

(http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r675/babz38/download%204.jpg) (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/babz38/media/download%204.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on June 30, 2016, 05:57:42 pm
The new Fleischmann Leig-Einheit has arrived...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RLZ7lK9K16g/V3VOCEmSJJI/AAAAAAAAI3o/1sadr3xncyceeByXXGSYTtJkHIyH1ouzQCCo/s912/IMG_7481.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dickrowland on July 01, 2016, 07:51:17 am
As far as the Minitrix  Tdgs-z 932 hoppers are concerned, check this topic:

 http://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128118 (http://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128118)

for possible wheel set problems.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 01, 2016, 12:14:54 pm
As far as the Minitrix  Tdgs-z 932 hoppers are concerned, check this topic:

 [url]http://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128118[/url] ([url]http://www.stummiforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128118[/url])

for possible wheel set problems.

Interesting, I need to read that carefully! I've already observed some "wobble" which isn't consistent and they seem to have a drag on locos. Still like the look of them, though!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on July 05, 2016, 06:03:55 am
As-new bargain off Yahoo Japan Auctions :D

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7733/28062953646_027bb0418c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JKPYqo)
kato-br175 (https://flic.kr/p/JKPYqo) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on July 05, 2016, 09:39:44 am
Wonderful train, Squiddy. Hope you're as happay with yours as I'm with mine.

Struggling to find a photo of mine, ATM :'( Will add that later...

Have you seen the one rotting standing at Lichtenberg during your time in Berlin?

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on July 05, 2016, 09:57:29 am
It's a very nice model, no complaints :D

I have seen the one at Lichtenberg many many times, most recently in 2014 when I was surprised to see it was still there:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7598/28100486195_698f668e06_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JP9kxi)
br175-lichtenberg-1 (https://flic.kr/p/JP9kxi) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27997915432_d882617551_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JE5CPS)
br175-lichtenberg-2 (https://flic.kr/p/JE5CPS) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on July 05, 2016, 10:22:48 am
Looking back through the photos from around then, this was not long after I discovered N-gauge, and a couple of weeks after the above shots I visited the Kato HQ store for the first time, and was astounded to find it in model form, in Japan:
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7315/27485976513_4bd27aa30d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HSQPdM)
br175-kato-shop (https://flic.kr/p/HSQPdM) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on July 05, 2016, 10:27:07 am
and was astounded to find it in model form, in Japan:

 :hmmm: I can't imagine why  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dickrowland on July 15, 2016, 10:13:47 am
Concerning the Minitrix  Tdgs-z 932, I believe that Parkside Dundas do brass bushes. How easy they are to fit, I've no idea!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 23, 2016, 02:52:27 pm
Couple of new items have arrived... first up, a class V90 (Epoch IIIb) heavy diesel primarily for shunting but also trip workings. This is a Minitrix model, which comes with what some of the German forums are calling a "Zwangsdecoder" or an "enforced decoder" - many newer Minitrix models are only supplied with an on-board, factory fitted decoder. However, they are capable of running on analogue as well. The V90 is available with a decoder, or with a sound decoder; a plain analogue version has not, yet, been offered (or announced).

It runs well, although the starting speed is a little faster than my analogue Minitrix BR 217. Top speed is surprisingly slow, but then again this is a heavy shunting loco and it isn't a problem. I assume that the decoder is regulating or causing this in some way. The German 1zu160 forum has reported some users having difficulties operating recent Minitrix decoder fitted locomotives on analogue, particularly, it would seem, with Heisswolf controllers. One user in particular reported adequate performance on analogue but superb control on digital.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5sO4TskmZ30/V5NyOY09UwI/AAAAAAAAI9o/2iqeiQuLSY4LWOLKjJX8SAv3RaGK_5jvQCCo/s912/IMG_7529%2B%2528Medium%2529.JPG)

The major criticism has been of the lamp housing; this is quite a feature of this loco, and many modellers have described it as too heavy and "lego brick" in style, particularly when compared with the Roco V90 (no longer available). The body colour has been the subject of debate as well, as the red does seem a little light.

The other new item to arrive on Steinheim is the Ommi 51 tipper wagon. These were quite a common sight, and this model is a re-issue by Fleischmann, now equipped with a close coupler mechanism and with two wagons in the box.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Tt3DucVT0G0/V5NyN7A_T6I/AAAAAAAAI9o/Hhuo9KTzB8cGf6dLWBzATg-DlmBXKUQ6QCCo/s912/IMG_7525%2B%2528Medium%2529.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L87dumStSZw/V5NyN81bAoI/AAAAAAAAI9o/LuH4AFCGlxok7OMshrtwUGEROHyVTHlLQCCo/s912/IMG_7528%2B%2528Medium%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on July 23, 2016, 07:16:18 pm
The V90 is available with a decoder, or with a sound decoder; a plain analogue version has not, yet, been offered (or announced).

It runs well, although the starting speed is a little faster than my analogue Minitrix BR 217. Top speed is surprisingly slow, but then again this is a heavy shunting loco and it isn't a problem. I assume that the decoder is regulating or causing this in some way.

A DCC chip expects 16-18v input to get a 12v output. Hence a DC controller ( 12-14v) will ensure a slower top speed because the chip will deliver <7v to the motor.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on July 25, 2016, 11:33:52 pm

The major criticism has been of the lamp housing; this is quite a feature of this loco, and many modellers have described it as too heavy and "lego brick" in style, particularly when compared with the Roco V90 (no longer available). The body colour has been the subject of debate as well, as the red does seem a little light.

Colour seems OK to me. As with any red, weathering and fading changes appearances over time. Light cluster also seems OK, certainly far better than the Roco Brissoneau & Lotz (SNCF 63500).

Incidentally I picked up a Roco 290  s/h a short time ago and it runs as new. (I've wanted one for nigh on 30 years but never got round to it!)





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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on August 20, 2016, 07:52:51 pm
I know this is probably common as muck and uninteresting to most but it represents my final commitment to German N.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/Dave_4468/14100441_10153691393671389_4125304199813992428_n.jpg) (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/Dave_4468/media/14100441_10153691393671389_4125304199813992428_n.jpg.html)
Fleischmann BR112 and Dosto trailer.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 20, 2016, 08:48:14 pm
I know this is probably common as muck and uninteresting to most but it represents my final commitment to German N.

Not as common as muck and always interesting to see what others are up to. No Dostos on Steinheim, so pleased to see one. Is the loco an ex DR class 143?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on August 20, 2016, 08:58:47 pm
Its a 112.1 which I think, based on my current admittedly limited knowledge means it was one of the class ordered specifically as 112s just before/after unification.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on August 20, 2016, 09:33:09 pm
Correct.
The 112.1s were still ordered by the DB and the DR. They are based on the 243/143 design but with a higher max speed of 160 km/h instead of 120.
You can distinguish them by the different headlight arrangement.

HTH
Michael
(based 40 miles from were the locos were built) :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 22, 2016, 09:50:20 am
A rather nice set of three weathered Fads 175 hoppers have joined the fleet. These are an Arnold set; original RRP €89.90, since reduced by some retailers, and then DM-Toys posted a load for auction (rather than buy-it-now) on their e-bay shop. It would have been rude not to at least try...  :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/3603-220816093921-43081258.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/3603-220816093919-4306991.jpeg)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on August 22, 2016, 01:26:45 pm
It would have been rude not to at least try...  :)

And no doubt it was only accidental when you attempt succeeded :D!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on August 24, 2016, 05:01:57 pm
So a second visit to Scograil in Ipswich resulted in a nice little find that the internet hasn't shown. Last time I was the gent who knew his continental stuff was on holiday, today he was not. Asked about DB red Dostos. After some internet consultation confirming the Fleischmann Steuerwagen was out of production and a Minitrix one was unreleased he began rummaging in cabinets and under his desk...

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/Dave_4468/dostos%20set.jpg) (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/Dave_4468/media/dostos%20set.jpg.html)

(Apologies for the low quality phone pic)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 24, 2016, 06:03:32 pm
Very nice, well done on getting a Steuerwagen to match.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 25, 2016, 05:03:30 pm
Yes indeed. I thought it was the TGV that was lit, but it might have been the Eurostar?
Probably the much more recent Eurostar. This is a very old model by the looks of the packaging - haven't found an exact date but this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCO1GAtZWU0) suggests around 1980, and I'm pretty sure I saw a similar version on the "museum display wall" at the Kato HQ shop (maybe their first overseas model?). For a model of that age it's very well made and can hold its own against much more recent ones. Anyway I'll toddle along there some day soon and make some enquires, as I need to get some other spare parts.

Interestingly I see the original TGV trainsets appear to still be in active service.

18 months on... Having finally set up a decent loop of track, I dug this model out, still no idea exactly how old it is but certainly at least 20 years old (the box has a pre-1997 Japanese postcode and looks very 80's style), but a fantastic runner which looks amazing, if I can update the end car lighting to LEDs it would look like a contemporary model (though I still haven't fixed the pantograph).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on September 11, 2016, 02:46:57 pm
Every model railway needs Das Boot!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/941-110916125239.jpeg)
Das Seehund

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/941-110916125434.jpeg)
the 2 Fleischmann museum sets - 8809001/2

Blue box by JB Models
Souvenirs from TNGS
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on September 11, 2016, 04:55:26 pm
Went to TINGS and those lederhosen at DM-Toys were just too much and I was overwhelmed...

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14233106_10153746190526389_9072343230058635308_n.jpg?oh=3b5d89edea9a2d4dd94e6c10eebc87ec&oe=583F0D34)
PIKO Talent 2 Moseltalbahn

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14316971_10153746192161389_4930243001481740017_n.jpg?oh=3ae48126587c7faf28961d4b4aca9bf5&oe=588113C0)
Arnold InterCity coach pack
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on September 12, 2016, 10:12:02 am
The Talent 2 is a wonderful model. I have the 2-car version. Quite heavy because it has a motor in both cars. I also like the interior lighting.

Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on September 12, 2016, 04:03:31 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14249992_10153749469811389_1853510567911520219_o.jpg)

So I went to buy some DCC kit and I accidentally bought a Fleischmann BR101 and the NachtZug set...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: DJM Dave on September 12, 2016, 04:20:08 pm
Now that's a l0vely set.

I had the same problem at Perth (Scotland) show a couple of months back.
Went in for a look around, hands firmly buried deep in my pockets and walked out with a Coca Cola liveried N haute Taurus loco!

Funny how that can happen isn't it? ;-)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: eotw on September 13, 2016, 09:23:17 pm
Hello

First ever post in this thread, definitely not first ever purchase of N gauge continental. This is my Arnold Düwag tram which I have had for several months but never had anything to run it on.  Today some Tomix Tram track arrived from Japan. I couldn't resist trying it out. So here is a photo

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/43/1257-130916211914.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=43602)

Also did a video which demonstrates the tight Tomix curve - minimum radius 103mm, excuse the poor quality and untimely appearance of all 5 of my thumbs


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 16, 2016, 06:40:24 pm
OK, not exactly my latest purchase - this Fleischmann Baureihe 210 was an auction purchase which has been languishing remorsefully for a while as it was missing traction tyres and was a very stuttery runner.
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8179/29430789490_f64b9fcf01_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LQGun1)
Fleischmann DB BR210 (https://flic.kr/p/LQGun1) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Anyway I found some Kato traction tyres which are a reasonable fit and after a few false starts it now runs pretty well for something of its age - as far as I can tell it was in production between 1972 and 1983-ish (sources vary) - and is now suitable for general use. Interestingly it has got some pretty good rankings and comments on the Spur-N-Datenbank (http://www.spurweite-n.de/ncontent/ndb/ndb-artdetails.asp?ID=1907) site.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 26, 2016, 11:59:37 am
Another blast from the West German past, this Minitrix BR111 in orange/grey S-Bahn livery:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8409/29312151624_c320751849_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LEdrsy)
minitrix-br111 (https://flic.kr/p/LEdrsy) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Sold as a non-runner, which it was until I pushed the switch on the underside from "overhead" to "track" pickup :D

A nice solid loco, if a little noisy (brass gears). The grey section of the livery does have a bit of a faded green/blue tinge to it, which shows up when compared to other vehicles in the same livery which are a much brighter near-white. However a bit of research dug up some pictures of these locos when they weren't fresh from the paint shop and had weathered/faded a bit.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on September 27, 2016, 09:33:37 am
Well, were I live this (http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/Deutschland~S-Bahnen+und+Regionalstadtbahnen~S-Bahn+Berlin/961817/s5-nach-strausberg-nord-in-berlin.html) is what an S-Bahn looks like. :D
Also, we don't get so many 111s here, more 143s and loads of EMUs

But a very good find and an easy fix. :thumbsup:

Cheers from Potsdam
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 27, 2016, 10:11:30 am
Well, were I live this ([url]http://www.bahnbilder.de/bild/Deutschland~S-Bahnen+und+Regionalstadtbahnen~S-Bahn+Berlin/961817/s5-nach-strausberg-nord-in-berlin.html[/url]) is what an S-Bahn looks like. :D
Also, we don't get so many 111s here, more 143s and loads of EMUs


So more like this :D  8)
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8208/29333193364_e406ef548d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LG5hrb)
s-bahn-et-165 (https://flic.kr/p/LG5hrb) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8221/29926293376_2be2643a25_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MAu5ps)
s-bahn-et-165-all (https://flic.kr/p/MAu5ps) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5797/29333667873_67070a2eaf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LG7Hun)
bombardier-dostos (https://flic.kr/p/LG7Hun) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Spot the mistake in the last picture...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on September 27, 2016, 10:19:57 am
So more like this :D  8)

Exactly :thumbsup:
I have the Stadtbahner in the DR Hauptstadt livery. Haven't run it for a while though...

Spot the mistake in the last picture...

Well, the RE1 goes from Frankfurt(Oder) to Magdeburg via Berlin and Potsdam :D, so nowhere near Schönefeld. It also consists of 5 bi-level carriages, which all have the low entry.
Do I get a prize? :smiley-laughing:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 27, 2016, 04:38:04 pm

Spot the mistake in the last picture...

Well, the RE1 goes from Frankfurt(Oder) to Magdeburg via Berlin and Potsdam :D, so nowhere near Schönefeld. It also consists of 5 bi-level carriages, which all have the low entry.
Do I get a prize? :smiley-laughing:

Bingo... Well I have to live with what I can pick up on the cheap here in Japan. Still, at least it's not claiming to go all the way to BER, haha. No prize, alas.

BTW, I used to live in the apartment shown with the arrow here (1995 ~ 2000, somewhat later than the scene in the photo).

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5551/29932131386_449d8b7496_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MAZZQN)
warschauer-strasse-wohnung (https://flic.kr/p/MAZZQN) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Unfortunately I was too poor to afford to take many photos, wish I had now.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on September 28, 2016, 01:07:38 pm
That's certainly a room with a view.
And that oil-fired 03 is a great locomotive, presumably for an express to Stralsund.

Cheers
Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on October 12, 2016, 02:15:26 pm
Hi peeps

Now for something a bit more French.

(https://s5.postimg.org/heza1nmxz/IMG_3711.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ouyjngan7/)free image upload (https://postimage.org/)

(https://s5.postimg.org/766svtyw7/IMG_3720.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzgcwhhwj/)pic host (https://postimage.org/)

The SNCF era 3 Y50103 Locotracteur by Hobbytrain, I nearly bought this in the summer when it came out, but held off, wish I hadn't with the current exchange rate!

Still I have it now :)

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on October 13, 2016, 12:02:35 am
Hi peeps

Now for something a bit more French.


Well, German actually...



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on October 13, 2016, 08:07:15 am
Hi peeps

Now for something a bit more French.


Well, German actually...



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Ah more spoils of war :) Like most of the 150 class steam loco's then.

Didn't know that, thanks Gordon.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 13, 2016, 02:46:55 pm
Some solid bargain-basement Made in Germany Fleischmann 2nd-hand goodness:
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8549/29669469564_837a7374b8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/McMMCG)
Fleischmann BR 151 (https://flic.kr/p/McMMCG) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Not sure when this was made, the model with that catalogue and running number appears to have been in production 1975 ~ 1995, from the packaging I'd hazard 1990-1995.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on October 13, 2016, 06:56:19 pm
I bet that makes a satisfying heavy loco noise going over a rail joint.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 14, 2016, 07:04:17 am
I bet that makes a satisfying heavy loco noise going over a rail joint.
It does have a certain gravitas. Not the heaviest N gauge loco I own by any means though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on October 18, 2016, 12:04:04 am
OK, not exactly my latest purchase - this Fleischmann Baureihe 210 was an auction purchase which has been languishing remorsefully for a while as it was missing traction tyres and was a very stuttery runner.

Anyway I found some Kato traction tyres which are a reasonable fit and after a few false starts it now runs pretty well for something of its age - as far as I can tell it was in production between 1972 and 1983-ish (sources vary) - and is now suitable for general use.

I had one in the 'early days' , must have bought it around 1977. Problem is that I never liked fact that Fleischmann chose to do it as a 210 not a 215, 216 or 218; the class 210s were non standard (with gas turbine) and lasted only ten years in a very restricted area, so don't realistically fit into many layout situations.



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 18, 2016, 01:09:00 am
OK, not exactly my latest purchase - this Fleischmann Baureihe 210 was an auction purchase which has been languishing remorsefully for a while as it was missing traction tyres and was a very stuttery runner.

Anyway I found some Kato traction tyres which are a reasonable fit and after a few false starts it now runs pretty well for something of its age - as far as I can tell it was in production between 1972 and 1983-ish (sources vary) - and is now suitable for general use.

I had one in the 'early days' , must have bought it around 1977. Problem is that I never liked fact that Fleischmann chose to do it as a 210 not a 215, 216 or 218; the class 210s were non standard (with gas turbine) and lasted only ten years in a very restricted area, so don't realistically fit into many layout situations.
Interesting, I must read up on that. Anyway as you can see from the background in the photo, it's not exactly a realistic layout situation anyway ;).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dickrowland on October 18, 2016, 06:55:10 am
My 210, bought in 1973, is in bits at the moment. It has never been a good runner. I bought it while on a rail tour in Germany, in between cab rides on a Br01 and a Br23.
I should have sent it back to Fleischmann but for some reason, which I cannot remember, this never happened.
I've always suspected the power pickups but never really sorted it out. At the moment the gearing in one of the bogies 'clicks' as I rotate the wheels by hand.
The motor is good, proved by applying power direct to brush housings. The power collection problem is somewhere between the board on the top of the loco and the track!
A 218 however, bought only recently, is excellent.
I could buy a new 218 complete chassis, swap the bogie sideframes and solve the problem that way. However, these day that is an expensive option and still would not be perfect as some of the inscriptions on the body have degraded.
I agree, Fleischmann should have done a 215.
Simply renumbering to a 215 is not really an option. The ventilators are different for one thing.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on October 18, 2016, 09:36:53 am
Come to think of it I have a "recent" 218 too (1990s?), very smooth runner:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7426/26810426944_9200f24da4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GR9rSq)
fleischmann-br-218 (https://flic.kr/p/GR9rSq) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

Both bought very cheaply on Yahoo Auctions Japan.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Ian_S on December 07, 2016, 09:29:22 am
I have an Allegra........ Just this minute arrived - Can't afford it in G Scale - so got it in N!  :claphappy:

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/Ian_Sharples/20161207_091152_zpszjunt8tg.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/Ian_Sharples/media/20161207_091152_zpszjunt8tg.jpg.html)

Will be used on the mountain line I'm building

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/Ian_Sharples/20161128_164020_zpsotn51eg4.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/Ian_Sharples/media/20161128_164020_zpsotn51eg4.jpg.html)

Now need to find out how to chip it for DCC....

Purchased from Model Train Plus - Great service / price - very pleased  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on December 07, 2016, 08:33:00 pm
Look what turned up today http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/Smileys/NGF/claphappy.gif (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/Smileys/NGF/claphappy.gif)

(https://s5.postimg.org/kibmpy6w7/IMG_3936.jpg) (https://postimage.org)20mb image hosting (https://postimage.org/)

(https://s5.postimg.org/i29tc3otj/IMG_3944.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a9j5k4iub/)print screen (https://postimage.org/app.php)

Yet another Autorail - a nice bit of France for a  change http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/Smileys/NGF/smiley.gif (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/Smileys/NGF/smiley.gif)

Happy days

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on December 07, 2016, 08:49:02 pm
Hi Notroh,

Lovely stuff. I am just getting into Autorails so am very ignorant. What is it and is it Mabar? Looks great, I want one for Christmas.

Must do more research  :) Thanks for posting.

Sante, weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dickrowland on December 08, 2016, 06:20:40 am
Good to see French stock in N!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Webbo on December 08, 2016, 07:28:04 am
That's a pretty cool looking railcar or whatever it is. Long and slender, unlike me.

Webbo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on December 08, 2016, 11:08:47 am
Thanks Guys

Weave - Its an X2802 from REE Modeles - not cheap! The best price I have seen is €179.00 from DM Toys or Trains160 (who still have some Mabar ABJ1's in stock at €134.00)

Your cheapest way to get going with Autorails is to get yourself a Del Prado Picasso X3800 off fleabay and motorise it with the Tomytec chassis below.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomytec-TM-17-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-20-meter-B2-N-scale-/361840447385?hash=item543f5f0f99:g:aJgAAOSwYHxWNtpc (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomytec-TM-17-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-20-meter-B2-N-scale-/361840447385?hash=item543f5f0f99:g:aJgAAOSwYHxWNtpc)

I have done it more than once, it is really simple. You just remove the chassis from the model, remove the glazing, replace the glazing with acetate (it's thinner), cut away one of the buffer beams, insert the motorised chassis, which now sits at exactly the right height and glue back the buffer beam which will hold everything in place.

Honestly if it takes you more that 20 minutes I would be amazed, and all for £50 ish.

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 08, 2016, 11:27:10 am

What is it and is it Mabar? Looks great, I want one for Christmas.


It's the Mikadotrain / REE SNCF X2800, 'toit crème' (cream roof).

This is one of the 'Série 3' and 'Série 4' batches of the X2800 models just released.

The REE 'Serie 1 and 'Serie 2' first batches issued last year were blue liveried 'modernised' X2800s

http://www.ree-modeles.com/catalogue/catalogue-n/autorails (http://www.ree-modeles.com/catalogue/catalogue-n/autorails)


Designated as 'Era III' in publicity, the cream roof X2800s ran until the early 1970s, so technically just also into Era IVa.

SNCF changed its livery policy for Autorails around 1970, and all units (except Picassos for some reason) received a red roof. This livery is commonly known in France as 'toit rouge' livery. 'Toit crème' continues to be the designation for the original Autorail livery even though the whole upper part of the Autorail is cream, not just the roof.

I recommend  Lionel at Trains 160 as he is a fervent supporter and promoter of French N.

http://www.trains160.com/en/11-railcars-tgv?orderby=date_add&orderway=desc (http://www.trains160.com/en/11-railcars-tgv?orderby=date_add&orderway=desc)



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on December 08, 2016, 11:41:47 am
Gordon

I too am a strong supporter of Lionel, in fact I purchased the autorail above from him even though he was €10 more expensive than DM Toys. Why? Because that support allows him to design and supply some of the best (and almost the only) detailing accessories from French N anywhere.

Long may that continue.

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 08, 2016, 11:51:40 am

Your cheapest way to get going with Autorails is to get yourself a Del Prado Picasso X3800  and motorise it with the Tomytec chassis below.

Honestly if it takes you more that 20 minutes I would be amazed, and all for £50 ish.
Peter

If you happen across the other Japanese 20metre chassis they will work too. TM 08 and TM09 used to be the 'official' ones to use but they have 14mm bogie wheelbase, so  the newer TM17 is better as the bogie wheelbase is 16mm, which is dead on scale for the Picasso bogie wheelbase (2600mm).

I'm pleased to say that a couple of my Del Prado/Tomytec Picassos worked out at much less than £50. I got one Del P for just a fiver and at the time I already possessed a few TM08 chassis purchased when the price of Tomytec chassis was much lower than it is now (around £20).   

This might sound a stupid idea, but I actually sold my 'pukka' Transmondia / Artrain Picasso when the Del Prado one appeared as I knew I would be able to amass a fleet of Del Prado ones that would all look the same, whereas the Transmondia Picasso is so rare and expensive that having two or three wasn't possible. 
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on December 08, 2016, 03:56:25 pm
Thanks Guys

Weave - Its an X2802 from REE Modeles - not cheap! The best price I have seen is €179.00 from DM Toys or Trains160 (who still have some Mabar ABJ1's in stock at €134.00)

Your cheapest way to get going with Autorails is to get yourself a Del Prado Picasso X3800 off fleabay and motorise it with the Tomytec chassis below.

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomytec-TM-17-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-20-meter-B2-N-scale-/361840447385?hash=item543f5f0f99:g:aJgAAOSwYHxWNtpc[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tomytec-TM-17-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-20-meter-B2-N-scale-/361840447385?hash=item543f5f0f99:g:aJgAAOSwYHxWNtpc[/url])

I have done it more than once, it is really simple. You just remove the chassis from the model, remove the glazing, replace the glazing with acetate (it's thinner), cut away one of the buffer beams, insert the motorised chassis, which now sits at exactly the right height and glue back the buffer beam which will hold everything in place.

Honestly if it takes you more that 20 minutes I would be amazed, and all for £50 ish.

Peter


you can also use the chassis from the Farish GWR railcar as a direct fit ( modern version). you may need to remove the window strips and replace them with Glue'n glaze.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 08, 2016, 11:59:03 pm

you can also use the chassis from the Farish GWR railcar as a direct fit ( modern version). you may need to remove the window strips and replace them with Glue'n glaze.

IMHO the Japanese chassis are better as they have no bogie sideframes which is realistic for French 'Unifiée' Autorails which have a bogie with a sort of inside frame which means the wheels show and are not hidden by axleboxes.

The problem of visible wheels has been a perennial problem for those of us trying to replicate French Autorails (and even some locos)  realistically in N for the past 40 years (which is why the appearance of the Japanese chassis in recent years was a boon to the various artisans and kitbashers making resin SNCF Autorail bodies.

Another possibility recently appeared is a Japanese chassis with a motor at one extremity. I haven't needed to try it out but if it fitted, it would be ideal for a Picasso which was famous for having the motor in the main body space at one end under the elevated cab, leaving the rest of the body free for seating and passengers. This would be a great way of being able to replicate the famous 'observation' and of a Picasso.

   
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 09, 2016, 12:43:02 am

Incidentally there is a fairly easy way of improving the appearance of the Del Prado Picasso.

That is to sand down the raised beading lines along the roof join which are overscale (although they are visible on the real thing and quite prominent (especially when the upper body is dirty.

This mod seems to help (not sure how...) make the inaccurate side window shape less obvious.

If you look at pictures of the real Picasso (I have about 200 taken over the years...) the sliding baggage area door rims are much heavier than the roof ribbing although on the Del Prado the are roughly the same

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on December 24, 2016, 02:20:44 am
So I went shopping in Tokyo's swanky Ginza district and came back 30 quid poorer in the company of this Roco BR143:
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/330/31717174151_c6c76dfcc9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QjJNSc)
Roco BR143 (23276) (https://flic.kr/p/QjJNSc) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
which was sold basically as an unboxed poor/non-runner but after a wheel clean and a couple of laps on the layout at home restored itself to full working order.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on December 26, 2016, 02:32:45 am

which was sold basically as an unboxed poor/non-runner but after a wheel clean and a couple of laps on the layout at home restored itself to full working order.

Isn't it amazing how many retailers short-change themselves. I had a similar experience donkeys years ago buying a Fleischmann V100 in about 1976. The shop even had a test circuit and they could have had the thing running round prior to me even visiting the shop and thus would not have had to sell it to me as a poor runner!



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on January 02, 2017, 04:22:10 pm
So, a class 218 has arrived. This is the Minitrix model with a 5 pole skew wound motor and twin flywheels, similar to the chassis under my 217, which is the smoothest running loco I have. I'd have to say the new 218 isn't as quiet as the 217, but not bad. Certainly smoother than the three pole motors Fleischmann still fit to their older models even when they're re-issued.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/3603-020117161807-46804895.jpeg)

It's in Epoch IV livery with the roof mounted exhausts. I don't really want these, as they weren't fitted until 1985, but they seem to be pretty well glued in, unfortunately. Any tips on removing them without ruining the roof - a pretty fundamental consideration given that we tend to view our models from above! So that's a class 216 (Brawa), 217 and 218 (Minitrix) in the fleet... just need a 215 for freight services now...  :worried:

Oh... and a few coaches found their way into the parcel as well...  :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/3603-020117161807-46799938.jpeg)

An Epoch IIIb D-Zug set to run behind my V160 (class 216) or, in due course, an 03 light pacific...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 03, 2017, 12:40:21 am

It's in Epoch IV livery with the roof mounted exhausts. I don't really want these, as they weren't fitted until 1985, but they seem to be pretty well glued in, unfortunately. Any tips on removing them without ruining the roof - a pretty fundamental consideration given that we tend to view our models from above!


That's ironic.

I have a couple of  Fleischmann 218s that are 'without' the rabbit exhausts and I would prefer them to be 'with' exhausts.  AFAIK Fleischmann exhausts pull out fairly easily . Trouble is - if you remove yours will it leave an 'inaccurate' hole in the roof?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on January 03, 2017, 09:36:33 am

It's in Epoch IV livery with the roof mounted exhausts. I don't really want these, as they weren't fitted until 1985, but they seem to be pretty well glued in, unfortunately. Any tips on removing them without ruining the roof - a pretty fundamental consideration given that we tend to view our models from above!


That's ironic.

I have a couple of  Fleischmann 218s that are 'without' the rabbit exhausts and I would prefer them to be 'with' exhausts.  AFAIK Fleischmann exhausts pull out fairly easily . Trouble is - if you remove yours will it leave an 'inaccurate' hole in the roof?

They appear to be stuck onto the standard exhaust "hole", with a small peg (which is the size of that hole) that protrudes underneath through the exhaust. In order to fit the exhaust moulding, the "peg" is a slightly different shape (smaller) to the rectangular section of the rabbit ear exhaust. I've tried pulling, and had a look at pushing from below. If they were to come out cleanly, I think the right size moulding exists underneath, and you could gladly have them... but they don't want to move and I suspect that any more force will damage either the roof or the exhausts, or more likely both :(. I think it can see some glue residue around them, suggesting they aren't intended to come off easily.

Somewhere I've seen spares for those who want to add them, but at the moment I can't find where (I thought it might be Eichhorn Modellbau, but he doesn't appear to have them).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 04, 2017, 01:52:47 am


Somewhere I've seen spares for those who want to add them, but at the moment I can't find where (I thought it might be Eichhorn Modellbau, but he doesn't appear to have them).

Minitrix and Fleischmann web sites both have spares shops, if you know the part number you need.

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on January 18, 2017, 02:58:07 pm
Bless Yahoo Auctions Japan for providing me with this very reasonably-priced rake of Minitrix DR "Y-Wagen".
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/282/32386156225_797f4b2f59_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RkRvVT)
Mintrix DR Schnellzugwagen (https://flic.kr/p/RkRvVT) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

(click on the link for the proper picture, the forum software has squished it up)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 19, 2017, 01:01:24 am
Bless Yahoo Auctions Japan for providing me with this very reasonably-priced rake of Minitrix DR "Y-Wagen".


Minitrix has done a great job on the DR coaches recently. I've got a couple.

Which manufacturer's Ludmilla have you got?



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on January 19, 2017, 01:41:47 am
Bless Yahoo Auctions Japan for providing me with this very reasonably-priced rake of Minitrix DR "Y-Wagen".



Minitrix has done a great job on the DR coaches recently. I've got a couple.

Which manufacturer's Ludmilla have you got?


This is evidently a 3 coach rake 3 teiliges Set "Interzonenzug I", Sonderserie Märklin-Händler-Initiative, "Y-Wagen" (http://www.spur-n-datenbank.de/cb_detail.php?nr=4433) (15766 K) from 2006, unboxed alas but in excellent condition.

The Ludmilla is from Brawa, another local auction find (like most of my German stuff).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Skizz on January 20, 2017, 03:24:06 pm
This arrived from Germany recently:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5895-200117121436.jpeg)

Whilst it's a start set I'm not new to N gauge modelling, I'm coming back to it after a couple of decades. The stuff I have dates from the 1980s and somewhat shows its age. A trip to Switzerland recently rekindled the interest I had in Swiss and continental outline, so I decided to start replacing my (mainly British outline) locos with DCC models.

The start set seemed an ideal way to do this - it contains a green Ae 6/6, four wagons and a z21 start unit with a MultiMaus (the Roco upgrade that contains a router arrived today). I didn't want the Ae 6/6 to be lonely so I also bought an Re 4/4:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5895-200117121733.jpeg)

Initial impressions are that the Re 4/4 is the better model - I love the inertia as it slows down - I'm new to DCC so these things still impress me.

Space constraints will mean the layout will be a shelf type; terminus with fiddle yard, at least initially. I plan to run a selection of Swiss and German stock with an emphasis on earlier electric locos (especially a Crocodile!). Hopelessly unprototypical, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ChrisWV10 on January 20, 2017, 06:53:43 pm
Welcome skizz. That's a nice set.  I've recently rediscovered a liking for German  stock. We lived in Germany in the late 70s/early 80s so have a soft spot for that era. (Ep iv) all those locos I could only dream of I can now splash out on! I s'pose I should put some pics up  :-[

C. :)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 20, 2017, 07:08:02 pm
Nice set Skizz, and welcome to the forum. :wave:

And how are things in the county of my birth? :)

I love the Re 4/4 by Fleischmann. I've just received the DC version in the dark green livery, 734008, from DM-Toys. :thumbsup:  I'll post photos of all my recent SBB purchases some time.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 20, 2017, 08:52:47 pm
There is a z21 hints/ resources thread here:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24531.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24531.0)

It has one or two quirks ( Ie even the router pacjkage is separate!) - so not exactly a beginners kit! The gratification is delayed till the router arrives!

Also no separate programming track - but you will,have fun!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on January 20, 2017, 09:30:23 pm
Nowt wrong with a shelf layout!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Skizz on January 21, 2017, 05:34:47 pm
Thanks for all your responses.

@Railwaygun (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) - I had found those z21 links previously, but I appreciate the reminder as I'll need to refer to them.

@daffy (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5634) - Northamptonshire's fine - we're looking after it - remembering to wipe our feet before we come in, that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 23, 2017, 11:24:54 am
It has been a busy time for the Bank Manager lately and I have finally recorded the new purchases, though I'm struggling after loading to My Gallery to get them posted here.

Well, here goes, with the first SBB loco I have ever bought, an Re 460 in the 'Lovely' livery it carried between 04.10.1995 - 26.03.1997:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117104752.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 23, 2017, 11:28:29 am
Hot on the heels of 'Lovely' came this neat Re 4/4 II:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117104607.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 23, 2017, 11:31:11 am
Then to ensure good running, a Tomix Track Cleaning car I picked up from Dapol:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117105358.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 23, 2017, 11:38:28 am
And I then managed to finally find a loco I had been looking for for a long time, another Re 460 that I had travelled behind on visits to Switzerland with my wife on a never to be forgotten holiday (one of many). This livery was carried between 29.10.2010 - 10.02.2014:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117104919.jpeg)

In my opinion it is the best advertising livery carried by the type.



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 24, 2017, 12:40:52 am
And I then managed to finally find a loco I had been looking for for a long time, another Re 460 that I had travelled behind on visits to Switzerland with my wife on a never to be forgotten holiday (one of many). This livery was carried between 29.10.2010 - 10.02.2014:
In my opinion it is the best advertising livery carried by the type.

No that has to be the Migros green one (tongue in cheek). I like everything Migros because I have been shopping there for 56 years!

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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 26, 2017, 12:24:58 pm
The latest acquisition for the Schienenberg network of the SEB arrrived last week, a 5 car passenger car set, including Driving Trailer.  :)
These cars are each 165mm in length requiring some careful thoughts in layout planning.
Nice purchase from Neil at Scograil and at a very nice price too. Recommended seller. :thumbsup:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117105310.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/47/5634-230117105044.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 27, 2017, 12:20:48 am
I assume these are Fleischmann (ex Roco) EWIV coaches plus the Fleischmann Bt driving trailer? (can't quite blow the pictures up far enough to be absolutely certain

Was the choice of five (4+1) random? If so you have done well as in the current timetable there are a few (about 5 or 6) 5 coach rakes booked in passenger service (all class 460 hauled) . In fact there is also the odd one or two fill in turns booked for 4 (3+1) sets. All booked to have one 1st and the rest 2nd class.

The shortest 'standard' booked rake is seven (6+1) coaches - there are over 100 trains a day of these.

In practice quite few of these sets are actually a mixture of EWIV and the Eurofima type (Apm/Bpm). SBB has deliberately worked on making all the coaches look uniform hence it is increasingly hard to tell at a glance (real or model!)

Apart from that there are a few 4 coach sets without the driving trailer booked for passenger trains, mostly booked Re4/4II


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 27, 2017, 09:43:37 am
Yes, they are the Fleischmann models.

Photo shows Fleischmann 890184 - 2nd class driving trailer for commuter trains EW IV, SBB + 4 passenger cars, 890204 & 5, 890307 & 8. I also have a another EW IV carriage.

I did do some research and some of this led to my decision to buy the Re4/4 II as well as the 460's. But my research did not go as far as the excellent service details you have included in your post, so many thanks for those.

I shall go into the details of my thinking behind quantities of carriages in the next 'News from the SEB' on my Schienenberg thread in Layout Planning,  but essentially it comes down to the train length to layout size ratio, together with a study of a good few photos that showed the shorter length rakes you refer to are in fact used by the SBB.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 28, 2017, 01:09:16 am
Fleischmann 890184 - 2nd class driving trailer for commuter trains EW IV,

If possible I'd like us to avoid perpetuating Messrs Fleischmann's misinterpretation! (I choked on my cereal when I first saw this reference in their printed catalogue)

Some (badly researched...) on line translations /dictionaries translate Pendelzug as 'commuter train'. Of course Pendelzug actually means a push pull train, which as we know can be anything up to and including high speed intercity trains.

Pendelzug is actually more a Swiss term. The German word being 'Wendezug'
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 28, 2017, 11:42:32 am
I see Google Translate renders 'Pendelzug' simply as 'shuttle', a term I would associate with short length, short route push-pull trains, while 'Wendezug' is given as either 'changeover' or 'turning train'. Very confusing!

So presumably, if I read you right, my Re460's hauling either the EW rake and driving trailer, or the yet to be released IC2000 rake and trailer, would be termed a Pendelzug at any length?  (I prefer that to the German term as I will be modelling Swiss.)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on January 28, 2017, 12:29:25 pm
I see Google Translate renders 'Pendelzug' simply as 'shuttle', a term I would associate with short length, short route push-pull trains, while 'Wendezug' is given as either 'changeover' or 'turning train'. Very confusing!
In Germany (at least Berlin) "Pendelzug" refers to a shuttle train in operation during construction work where only one track is available; the train shuttles back and forth along the affected section.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 28, 2017, 01:13:05 pm
I see Google Translate renders 'Pendelzug' simply as 'shuttle', a term I would associate with short length, short route push-pull trains, while 'Wendezug' is given as either 'changeover' or 'turning train'. Very confusing!
In Germany (at least Berlin) "Pendelzug" refers to a shuttle train in operation during construction work where only one track is available; the train shuttles back and forth along the affected section.

Yes, I had noted this usage when reading an article about building the new Albula Tunnel on the RhB network. Looking online this morning it is certainly a widely used term for practically any push-pull trains, as Gordon commented. Including I note, being applied by some to the Kato Allegra three car sets I bought.

The two elements of the word translate as 'pendulum' and 'train', but together they get given numerous renditions online as each translation dictionary seems to differ from the next, though in the Swiss usage at least it does appear more commonly as 'push-pull train'.

I can well understand Gordon's irritation with the way these words get treated in translation.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on January 28, 2017, 01:54:29 pm
I see Google Translate renders 'Pendelzug' simply as 'shuttle', a term I would associate with short length, short route push-pull trains, while 'Wendezug' is given as either 'changeover' or 'turning train'. Very confusing!
In Germany (at least Berlin) "Pendelzug" refers to a shuttle train in operation during construction work where only one track is available; the train shuttles back and forth along the affected section.

Yes, I had noted this usage when reading an article about building the new Albula Tunnel on the RhB network. Looking online this morning it is certainly a widely used term for practically any push-pull trains, as Gordon commented. Including I note, being applied by some to the Kato Allegra three car sets I bought.

To clarify, the usage I refer to doesn't imply a particular type of train, in Berlin's case it will be usually be multiple units (U or S-Bahn).

The two elements of the word translate as 'pendulum' and 'train', but together they get given numerous renditions online as each translation dictionary seems to differ from the next, though in the Swiss usage at least it does appear more commonly as 'push-pull train'.

To confuse things further, "pendeln" means "to commute" and (in German German at least) a "Pendlerzug" is a commuter train.

As with most languages, there are big regional variations in usage (Switzerland is a foreign country to me and they speak different there ;) ). Dictionaries can confuse more than they help, as you see; one thing that can help is looking up a subject in Wikipedia then looking up the German version, which might give useful clues, e.g. "Push-pull train (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push%E2%80%93pull_train) gets you to Wendezug (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendezug), which helpfully startes with: "Als Wendezug (Schweiz: Pendelzug)".
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 28, 2017, 02:49:29 pm
Thanks for all that RS :thumbsup:

The use of Wikipedia in it's German language form has certainly helped me with many things in the past, and I had not thought of going the route you suggest. Thanks.

Daft thing is I have to seek translations when I do use .de sites, and use Google for that usually, and that means .......  :doh:  Yep, back where we started from! :D

And as for Schweitzer Deutsche, that's a thing the German phrase books don't prepare you for and has had me confussed in Switzerland.  :confused1:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on January 28, 2017, 03:45:59 pm
Thanks for all that RS :thumbsup:

The use of Wikipedia in it's German language form has certainly helped me with many things in the past, and I had not thought of going the route you suggest. Thanks.

Daft thing is I have to seek translations when I do use .de sites, and use Google for that usually, and that means .......  :doh:  Yep, back where we started from! :D

And as for Schweitzer Deutsche, that's a thing the German phrase books don't prepare you for and has had me confussed in Switzerland.  :confused1:
If it's any consolation, German TV sometimes shows Swiss German speakers with subtitles...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on January 28, 2017, 06:03:33 pm
Nothing to spectacular but something new after ages...

Two nice Fleischmann Silberlinge, one 2nd class and one 1st/2nd.





(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1506_zpsdsbpuiun.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1506_zpsdsbpuiun.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on January 29, 2017, 12:52:26 am
So presumably, if I read you right, my Re460's hauling either the EW rake and driving trailer, or the yet to be released IC2000 rake and trailer, would be termed a Pendelzug at any length?

Precisely!

As I understand it the Swiss first used Pendelzug widely for long distance in around 1950 when the Swiss 'Backbone' route Zurich - Genève received a driving trailer (aka control trailer, aka cab car, aka...) to add to the sets of lightweight coaches (running since 1937) and Re4/4I.

A 'Pendelgross' was a long distance train formed of many coaches and a 'pendelklein' was the shorter version for more 'regional' services.


In fact Fleischmann do describe the coach itself correctly, with Steuerwagen in the German version of the catalogue, and 'English' English Driving Trailer in the English (yippee!). It is just the translation of Pendelzüge that trips them up.

thus, the coach type in question is a Steuerwagen, and most translations I can find correctly translate that into English 'control car' (more US than UK but perfectly acceptable). One on line source excellently  offers all three possibilities: control car, control trailer  or driving trailer.


Incidentally why do you describe the IC2000 as "yet to be released". I have had the Hobbytrain set since they first came out in 2009. There are some on sale on ebay right now!


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 29, 2017, 10:39:38 am
Again my thanks to you Gordon for this wealth of detail.

I have also seen Steuerwagen given another name, Control Cab, and I must confess until now I never knew quite what to call it other than the German original.

-------------------------------

Yes, I was aware there are some IC2000 units about, but I had been unable to find a complete set currently on sale from the usual outlets. I noted one of the main German online shops had just one of the Fleischmann cars.
I also found a set in America (by set I mean 5 assorted cars and a Driving Trailer, BTW), not Fleischmann, but from Hobbytrain. I then discovered that Hobbytrain had issued two previous sets in earlier years (different part numbers for each release), but searches for full sets of these nearer - and cheaper - than the US proved fruitless, as all had sold out as far as I could tell, other than some very over-priced items from eBay.

Then I discovered a full set was again due for release from Hobbytrain in 2016, though that has not yet happened. However, I was able to put them on 'Reservation' on my account with MBL. Hopefully they will notify me before Christmas :o that they are available.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on January 31, 2017, 09:44:28 pm
A visit to A&H Models, Brackley

some stock (liliput & Trix)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/941-310117215554.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=48162)

Liliput E44
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/941-310117213503.jpeg)

Piko E18
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/941-310117213402.jpeg)

Lenz Next18 fitting to E44
PCB with blanking plug removed and next to plug
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/941-310117213635.jpeg)

Next 18 fitted
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/941-310117215145.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=48161)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on January 31, 2017, 09:59:21 pm
Very nice RG :thumbsup:

Took me a moment to realise you hadn't gone all oriental with the Oiko. ;) :D
And I see you have now amended that.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Delfin on February 03, 2017, 08:36:54 pm
Have just spent about three hours running my latest acquisition and I'm very pleased with its running qualities and looks.  Not just that, but it was bought for me by my long-suffering wife, how good is that?

The locomotive in question is a Mabar 68503 purchased from Trains160.  I haven't put a chip in yet, but the DC running is great, well worth the money.  There is an article on the prototype in a copy of Ferrovisme which I have somewhere so I will have a look at how well the model measures up, but my impression is that the model captures the prototype very well.

Picture below if I can get it to work.

Delfin


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/48/2466-030217203558.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=48234)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on February 04, 2017, 12:32:17 am
so I will have a look at how well the model measures up, but my impression is that the model captures the prototype very well.

No real need to do that. The Mabar 68000 is widely acknowledged in France as almost certainly the best ever N gauge model of an SNCF locomotive.

I think you'll find that all the dimensions are virtually spot on.

.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Delfin on February 04, 2017, 07:01:22 am


No real need to do that. The Mabar 68000 is widely acknowledged in France as almost certainly the best ever N gauge model of an SNCF locomotive.

I think you'll find that all the dimensions are virtually spot on.

.

Thank you for that advice, I can get on with running it now.  Time to start saving for another X2800.  ;)

Delfin
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 25, 2017, 04:09:43 pm
The new Silverfish coaches now have LED lighting inside like the others. Another 25 coaches to go…..  :worried:




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1539_zpsknbyih50.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1539_zpsknbyih50.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on February 25, 2017, 04:29:59 pm
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16836021_10154207547531389_7518904426422792540_o.jpg?oh=c85472ee591499ac69f1f7642c73a61e&oe=59384020)

Second hand via N'porium, a tidy little BR111  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on February 26, 2017, 01:19:40 pm
They are nice indeed. I have one in blue beige livery.

Very tricky to get a decoder to fit mind. I had to cut out a bit of the print to get it in.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Westgate on February 27, 2017, 10:12:13 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/686-270217220607.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49109)

Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on February 27, 2017, 10:36:09 pm

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/686-270217220607.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49109[/url])

Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.


Hi Westgate,

Lovely stuff. Do you model Spain or is it a one off?

Sorry if asked before, I lose track of who models where, when and what.

Salud weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Webbo on February 27, 2017, 10:56:49 pm
I agree. A nice looking model of a handsome locomotive. Interesting looking mineral wagons in tow as well.

Webbo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on February 27, 2017, 11:38:45 pm

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/686-270217220607.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49109[/url])

Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.


ive just looked at the price on DM-Models - €170!! Ouch. i blame B++++t.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on February 28, 2017, 12:57:34 am
.. the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas ...

Agreed, a lovely looking loco. :heart2: And if made in England, one mightn't need to resort to Rule #1 to model a delivery train on a '50s British outline layout. :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Westgate on February 28, 2017, 08:32:48 pm
Thanks all for comments

In response, yes Spanish railways are my thing - I have been collecting for some while but only recently started an actual layout!  They are pricey but so seems everything n gauge these days.  That said you can buy them a bit cheaper elsewhere - I use El Taller del Modelista (no connection) generally which I find to be excellent.  The wagons in tow are made by the Spanish firm Mabar; also exquisite models but perhaps even more pricey for what you get!  And finally yes all were British built - by Vulcan Foundry - but of course back in the 50s when we did that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Westgate on February 28, 2017, 08:34:50 pm
Oops meant to post picture of the wagons too!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/686-280217203429.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49147)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: BlythPower on February 28, 2017, 09:29:08 pm
I treated myself to a Fleischmann Br 212 for Christmas:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/5877-280217212352.jpeg)

It has survived the giant cat!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/5877-280217212425.jpeg)

 :oopssign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on February 28, 2017, 10:48:47 pm
Oops meant to post picture of the wagons too!
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/686-280217203429.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49147[/url])


I've just bought some great Mabar wagons: Swiss Post duo. Very nice quality, and compared to some European manufacturers not overly expensive, though dearer than Fleischmann.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on March 01, 2017, 09:33:16 am
Well here comes a long list then to start was this minitirx ex kbay s3/6 sound brought from ebay France for €65 with a statement saying faulty has a buzzing sound stuck it on track changes speaker and turned railcom off and it worded fine
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/4436-010317164254.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49172)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 01, 2017, 11:10:25 am
I treated myself to a Fleischmann Br 212 for Christmas:
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/5877-280217212352.jpeg[/url])


 :oopssign:


They are nice indeed.

Still on my list to get to go with some silverfish coaches.

I do have one of these but in red.  :(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 01, 2017, 11:23:37 am
I've got a couple of those.  To be honest I find the Minitrix version more reliable, the Fleischmann one has a slightly slimmer version of their standard motor and seems to suffer from loss of magnetism after a few years of running, ending up running slow and hot.  I have friends in Germany who've noticed the same with theirs.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on March 01, 2017, 12:45:39 pm
I have an ancient red Fleischmann from I guess the 1970s or 1980s, takes a lap or two to warm up but is otherwise very solid and reliable, even over pointwork. One of my favourite locos overall. Just for a laugh I do have the Lima version too...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on March 01, 2017, 04:47:55 pm
Next loco for this week is a flieschmann br01 streamlined version picked up for £50
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/4436-010317164748.png) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49173)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 01, 2017, 05:02:15 pm
Nice!   

must admit I've been acquiring a few steamies over the last few months despite being mostly modern diesel & electrics on my layout.   

My excuse is I'm building a loco depot which will have a steam museum roundhouse nearby  (and also to be honest I've already got examples of most modern locos so got to find other ways of satisfying my Loco Acquisition Syndrome!)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on March 02, 2017, 01:08:49 am
I've got a couple of those.  To be honest I find the Minitrix version more reliable, the Fleischmann one has a slightly slimmer version of their standard motor and seems to suffer from loss of magnetism after a few years of running, ending up running slow and hot.  I have friends in Germany who've noticed the same with theirs.

I often find Fleischmann loco are a bit fickle, perhaps almost 'too well' engineered. Minitrix and Arnold always seems more 'robust' but often it depends on the individual model.



.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on March 02, 2017, 01:12:13 am

Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.

Nice...

I'll try and find time to post my pictures of 77s in action in the 1980s

Another - 'don't you just hate it' moment.

Note to self - write out 50 times: I must not diversify into Spanish N as well...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on March 02, 2017, 07:42:55 am
Well here comes a long list then to start was this minitirx ex kbay s3/6 sound brought from ebay France for €65 with a statement saying faulty has a buzzing sound stuck it on track changes speaker and turned railcom off and it worded fine
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/4436-010317164254.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49172[/url])



Nice collection of 'red' in the background Mark!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on March 02, 2017, 10:15:59 am
That's not all of them there are quite a few in a box under the layout as im extending my layout also got a br101 dcc up or sale to fund some fleischmann points for the extension
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on March 02, 2017, 10:17:35 am

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/4436-020317101729.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=49195)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on March 03, 2017, 12:08:34 pm
Hi,
Another red "beast" ,just few minutes ago arrived, for my red UK/Euro park..
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_0854_zps2hwehmri.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_0854_zps2hwehmri.jpg.html)

Cheers
Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Malc on March 03, 2017, 12:26:33 pm
My Glacier Express running on DaveG's layout.
https://youtu.be/rU8NyAANR6U
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on March 03, 2017, 12:53:07 pm
My Glacier Express running on DaveG's layout.

I thought the Glacier Express was known as one of the slowest expresses in the world - that one's belting round a bit fast  :D

They are lovely models but my head just can't get past the scale/gauge inconsistency. I've seen some converted to Nm, they look much better for it.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on March 03, 2017, 01:17:50 pm
Spedizione consegnata:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/5427-030317122938.jpeg)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/49/5427-030317123104.jpeg)

Fleischmann 860710 Carrozza Letti Treno Notte T2S FS OVP in Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane livery. The same prototype is used by Trenitalia Thello, on the Paris-Milan-Verona-Venice sleeper train.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: TheEdge on March 12, 2017, 05:38:01 pm
So while on holiday I stumbled onto the model shop that is on the platform at Munich Hbf. Frankly it would have been rude not to!  :D

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17211949_10154235174881389_852367318464226407_o.jpg?oh=c4a1b2217ddf05f86b74098bc5291471&oe=5972B21F)

Minitrix DB 182, almost flawless with a DCC socket for €75, not too shabby.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on April 04, 2017, 04:47:02 pm
Purchased a nice new 218 in Orient red.  :thumbsup:




(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1742_zpsxoivzw39.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1742_zpsxoivzw39.jpg.html)


And next to it's Orient red bigger brother


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1650_zpspj2nq0fb.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1650_zpspj2nq0fb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 04, 2017, 05:43:57 pm
Purchased a nice new 218 in Orient red.

Fleischmann I assume, given it's got the rabbit-ears fitted?   Nice, I like 218s and their relatives   :thumbsup:

I also like 120s  :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: DJM Dave on April 04, 2017, 07:35:00 pm
So while on holiday I stumbled onto the model shop that is on the platform at Munich Hbf. Frankly it would have been rude not to!  :D

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17211949_10154235174881389_852367318464226407_o.jpg?oh=c4a1b2217ddf05f86b74098bc5291471&oe=5972B21F)

Minitrix DB 182, almost flawless with a DCC socket for €75, not too shabby.

This is the very loco that got me back into continental after being many years away from it, and now I collect the different liveries produced from all the Taurus suppliers.

A lovely locomotive at a great price. Well done mate.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on April 06, 2017, 08:37:16 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417203654.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50699)
Some of my latest editions
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on April 06, 2017, 08:50:17 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417205010.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50701)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on April 06, 2017, 08:51:18 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417205108.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50702)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on April 06, 2017, 08:51:58 pm

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417205152.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50703)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on April 07, 2017, 01:08:20 pm
Purchased a nice new 218 in Orient red.

Fleischmann I assume, given it's got the rabbit-ears fitted?   Nice, I like 218s and their relatives   :thumbsup:

I also like 120s  :D

It is indeed  ;)

I'd like another 120 but in TEE livery. Problem is, I can only have 5 trains running at one time on my layout but there's too many locs I want…  :'(
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Notroh on April 07, 2017, 01:34:25 pm
Purchased a nice new 218 in Orient red.

Fleischmann I assume, given it's got the rabbit-ears fitted?   Nice, I like 218s and their relatives   :thumbsup:

I also like 120s  :D

It is indeed  ;)

I'd like another 120 but in TEE livery. Problem is, I can only have 5 trains running at one time on my layout but there's too many locs I want…  :'(

I can only run two and I have 34!!!   

Peter
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 07, 2017, 01:57:18 pm
I expect many of us have a similar (delightful) problem!   

I can run 3 trains (3 controllers), the layout has fiddleyard capacity for about 26 trains.  To be honest I've lost count of the number of locos and multiple-units, although they're all inventoried.  To frightened to tott them all up, I think the missus would not be pleased  :worried:

I think for a typical exibition about 1/3 of the collection comes along.  Sometimes more than half the locos running at a show don't actually belong to me, it depends who's on the operating team.  It is handy to be able to ring the changes and swap out an entire case of locos for a different set at the next show.  Everything gets a turn and nothing is thrashed.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on April 07, 2017, 08:20:51 pm
Only have 10 at the moment...  :-X

The next layout really ought to have shadow station underneath  ::)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on April 08, 2017, 08:56:18 pm
Purchased a nice new 218 in Orient red.  :thumbsup:

([url]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1650_zpspj2nq0fb.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1650_zpspj2nq0fb.jpg.html[/url])


Never thought that I would ever see the words "nice" and "Orient red" in the same sentence. ;)
But to be honest, now that 30 years have passed, that livery with the stupid bib is slowly growing on me. :confused1:
And no matter what paint, the 120 always looks great. :thumbsup:  (But the TEE livery is much better still!)





([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417205152.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50703[/url])

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4436-060417205108.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50702[/url])



These are very nice prussian sets - Fleischmann 7883 and 7884, some of the earliest prussian sets. Just be careful when removing the timber wagon to not damage the chain on top of the stakes as the cars are not in the correct position. The stakes should rest in the cutout spaces.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on April 08, 2017, 10:13:48 pm
Just released last week, two new Epoch I versions of the badische IVh (later Reichsbahn BR 18.3) from Hobbytrain. These are made by Ajin in Korea (better known for brass models made for Overland and others). Only 250 each were produced of the two new colours.

(https://s6.postimg.org/al1cvir41/ivh_5.jpg)

(https://s6.postimg.org/54ip14xq9/ivh_1.jpg)

H4009 is an engine clad in "Glanzblech" (gloss tin sheet - not sure if there is a special word for it in English). That was specially treated stainless steel which was gloss grey in colour and didn't need to be painted. On sunny days under a blue sky it had a bluish appearance which was recreated here. Doesn't look too bad although there are a few problems with this livery.
1. there are no records of a IVh ever receiving Glanzblech sheathing (although their predecessor IVf did), and
2. Glanzblech was only used for boiler and cylinders; driver's cabin and tender had the standard paint which at the time (they were delivered 1918-20) was black. Still, it looks very nice in blue-grey.

(https://s6.postimg.org/g7xpsztmp/ivh_4.jpg)

(https://s6.postimg.org/4hjsbm0u9/ivh_3.jpg)

H4010 is green with green wheels which makes the IVh look very similar to the Bavarian S3/6. (Both the S3/6 and the IVh were built by the same company, Maffei.) Again, like H4009 it is a nice looking model although the green colour is not correct for the time. Baden locomotives had an all-green livery until 1895, since then they were painted all black with brown-red wheels. Ironically, a model in this correct livery was announced a few years back (H4003) but cancelled after receiving not enough orders. :doh:

In 2007 the first variant of the Hobbytrain IVh was released, H4000 in a non-prototypical (but very nice looking... - I can see a pattern here!) dark blue, followed in 2008 by H4002 in grey photo paint - this correctly reproduces a factory photo of IVh 95 (same number as the blue-grey one). So, of four Epoch I models only one has a prototypical livery ... Uh, well, they do look nice, and I guess they will find 250 fools who'll buy them anyway ... :-[
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on April 10, 2017, 12:32:25 am
Only €290 for handmade brass - not too bad at all.

http://www.lemkecollection.de/de/Uebersicht/Spur-N/Badische-IVh-stahlblau-Ep.I-digital (http://www.lemkecollection.de/de/Uebersicht/Spur-N/Badische-IVh-stahlblau-Ep.I-digital)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dickrowland on April 10, 2017, 07:57:57 am
'Handmade brass' would be optimistic: these are tarted up versions of the Lemke/Hobbytrain IVh which has been around in various forms for a few years now.
I have the DB computer numbered 018 323 which I'm very pleased with. The only problem with this model is that, for the DB period, the steps in the slide bar area are incorrect.
They need to be much longer, one day I will make up a set. There should also be a third marker light on the smokebox door for the DB version.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on April 10, 2017, 08:52:40 am
Sorry if my post was confusing. dickrowland is correct, the IVh is not handmade brass, it's diecast zinc alloy and plastic. Ajin was producing brass models for Overland (and probably others) but it seems that they have invested heavily in diecasting machines and for the last ten years or so produce lower-priced locos in diecast metal and plastic. I am not sure if they even produce brass models still, now that plastic tends to approach or surpass brass in detailing and even more obscure prototypes (like a Baldwin Centipede) are no longer necessary to be handbuilt in brass.

€289 is the price for the DCC versions, DC is €249 (MSRP; it can be bought for 10-20% less). It seems that there were 250 DC and 250 DCC made; that would double the edition to 500 pieces of each colour.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on April 10, 2017, 10:36:59 pm

Quote

Never thought that I would ever see the words "nice" and "Orient red" in the same sentence. ;)
But to be honest, now that 30 years have passed, that livery with the stupid bib is slowly growing on me. :confused1:
And no matter what paint, the 120 always looks great. :thumbsup:  (But the TEE livery is much better still!)

You're absolutely right. Most is still 80's blue/cream and red/cream on my layout.... much better  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 11, 2017, 11:06:18 pm

Rather pleased with this one as an eBay purchase, slightly dusty but otherwise excellent condition by the look of it, and for half the price of the cheapest new one I can find online.   

The usual Fleischmann crisp detail and flawless running.  967385 was a special edition for 2006 I believe.


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/5885-110417225739.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=50820)

Here's the actual loco  (photo credit www.bus-und-bahn.com (http://www.bus-und-bahn.com))
(http://www.bus-und-bahn.com/bahn0607/br185-052gross.jpg)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 13, 2017, 11:38:08 am
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/50/4433-110417115127-507901673.jpeg)

There she is, DB 211 from Arnold, 15 quid and I would say it is unused! directly from bargain basement  :bounce:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 13, 2017, 01:26:29 pm
There she is, DB 211 from Arnold, 15 quid and I would say it is unused! directly from bargain basement 

Always satisfying when you score a real bargain.    Simplex couplings?  A handful of my Arnolds have, but tbh I find the clicking sound of the Simplex mechanism annoying and normally remove the little spring-wires.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: deibid on April 13, 2017, 02:36:52 pm
Nope, standard rapido couplings
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ohlavache on April 19, 2017, 10:06:33 pm
I've just received this beauty.
A soviet locomotive that used to run in Czechoslovakia.  :heart2:
(http://www.herbavache.free.fr/current/DSC_0096.JPG)

Note the yellow star...

PS: not tested yet
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on April 19, 2017, 10:26:16 pm
Very striking looking loco, it looks like a Class 754 diesel electric by the Czech manufacturer CKD, but who is the model maker ohlavache?

I found some details of the real 754 here: http://www.msvelektronika.cz/en/references/dieselelectric-locos/ (http://www.msvelektronika.cz/en/references/dieselelectric-locos/)

But I may be wrong about the exact loco type depicted as the 750, 753, 754 and 755 are very similar, being variants of the 750 class. Happy to be corrected.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 19, 2017, 10:45:53 pm
I've just received this beauty.
A soviet locomotive that used to run in Czechoslovakia.

Ah....  "goggles" I think?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 19, 2017, 11:19:15 pm
Does it come with a little snorkel in the detailing pack? ;)

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 19, 2017, 11:20:26 pm
I've just received this beauty.
A soviet locomotive that used to run in Czechoslovakia.

Ah....  "goggles" I think?
"Taucherbrille (https://www.google.de/search?q=taucherbrille+csd)"   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on April 20, 2017, 01:31:32 am
I've just received this beauty.
A soviet locomotive that used to run in Czechoslovakia.  :heart2:
Note the yellow star...

Not Soviet built. Most Czech locos were home built (Skoda electrics and CKD/ZOS diesels) as they had a vibrant existing railway manufacturing industry - so the Warsaw pact agreed to let them build stuff, when other pact countries received Soviet built diesels

Various builds as class T478, later classes 75x

Models are new 2016 items from Minitrix



.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on April 20, 2017, 08:05:30 am
I've just received this beauty.
A soviet locomotive that used to run in Czechoslovakia.  :heart2:
([url]http://www.herbavache.free.fr/current/DSC_0096.JPG[/url])

Note the yellow star...

PS: not tested yet


This is the Minions loco!

Which make is it?  There are at least 3 ( this is not the Minitrix version . MTB?
There is an NGF thread here

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=32846.msg378236#msg378236 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=32846.msg378236#msg378236)

http://m.ebay.at/itm/MTB-Diesellok-Rh-750-D-Taucherbrille-Spur-N-Neu-/282423501506?nav=SEARCH (http://m.ebay.at/itm/MTB-Diesellok-Rh-750-D-Taucherbrille-Spur-N-Neu-/282423501506?nav=SEARCH)

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/gclid/Cj0KEQjwuOHHBRDmvsHs8PukyIQBEiQAlEMW0P-mEv-tuDFNChoRoULkvyWK2TIg2Jv4nDBJSly2LzoaArNi8P8HAQ/bahngesellschaft/csd/kategorie_en/rollmaterial_en/tags_en/diesellok_en.html (https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/gclid/Cj0KEQjwuOHHBRDmvsHs8PukyIQBEiQAlEMW0P-mEv-tuDFNChoRoULkvyWK2TIg2Jv4nDBJSly2LzoaArNi8P8HAQ/bahngesellschaft/csd/kategorie_en/rollmaterial_en/tags_en/diesellok_en.html)


NickR
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on April 20, 2017, 08:13:12 am
Lovely model, though, regardless of origin.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ohlavache on April 20, 2017, 10:27:16 am
Yes, it really has a funny face.
And it's very different from what we can see in Western Europe.

So here are the references of the model:
I bought it from Menzels Lokschuppen.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 20, 2017, 12:30:46 pm
99p plus a little postage - would have been rude to ignore it!


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5885-200417123028.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51077)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 21, 2017, 12:40:54 pm
Latest arrival today:


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5885-210417123710.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51109)


Following on from my previous loco purchase, I can now do this:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5885-210417123809.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51110)

... which is inspired by this:
(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6922/3283/1600/4672_prot.jpg)

... and I can even do this!!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5885-210417124023.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51111)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on April 21, 2017, 01:08:41 pm
Now that's just showing off. :envy:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 21, 2017, 02:52:07 pm
The detail on these T gauge models gets better and better  :angel:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on April 21, 2017, 03:14:47 pm
Good job the '64 has a yellow front cos you wouldn't be able to tell them apart. :D

Nice buys. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on April 21, 2017, 10:02:34 pm

The 66 Kato is in 1/160 perfect scale...I have the French version..

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on April 21, 2017, 10:45:54 pm
 ???
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on April 22, 2017, 02:02:19 am

Yes, I have few of these grey Lima SBB. Although a little bit 'over chunky' the Lima version still sits OK in a rake of other Eaos. Having said that I have taken advantage of the 'hobby' price that Fleischmann has adopted for many of its recent Eaos releases as they are comparitively cheap and run extremely freely and smoothly compared to older models.

The Eaos must be one of the European N gauge models with the most variants, three main manufacturers Roco, Lima (and therefore Minitrain/Minibahn then Arnold/Hornby Arnold) and Fleischmann.

At a quick rough count spurweite N lists about 110 variants, (DB, SBB, SNCF, OBB, NS etc)


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on April 22, 2017, 08:16:52 pm
Hi,

My latest purchase was some Tolstoi carriages Helsinki - Saint-Petersburg from Maxim Dementiev in Russia in N-scale.

(http://i5.aijaa.com/b/00009/14363363.jpg)

I have also purchased from Maxim a hand made SR1 electric loco number 3001 in H0 scale. That loco was the very first production electric loco delivered to Finland from Soviet Novocherkassk factory in 1973.

(http://i11.aijaa.com/b/00221/14363364.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 22, 2017, 08:57:43 pm
Love that loco!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on April 23, 2017, 01:13:41 am
Saw a pair of those (or very similar ones) at Helsinki Station last year:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5585/30770868806_5e4aaa2c45_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NT7KfN)
P1070193-small (https://flic.kr/p/NT7KfN) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on April 23, 2017, 04:17:33 am
That is the SR1 loco that you saw at Helsinki station. Finland purchased totally 109 SR1 locos from Russia during the 1970-90´s and still 106 are in everyday use. These locos have been very reliable mainly due to their very robust building and lack of smarter electronics!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ohlavache on April 23, 2017, 11:36:27 am
My latest purchase was some Tolstoi carriages Helsinki - Saint-Petersburg from Maxim Dementiev in Russia in N-scale.

Nice coaches.
Could you please share with us the web site of this Russian shop ?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on April 23, 2017, 04:24:14 pm
Yes, please more info - what material are the coaches made of and are they current or older? I have never heard of Maxim Dementiev models, so please tell us more.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on April 23, 2017, 06:19:43 pm
Sorry, Maxim Dementyev has no website or other shop. He is manufacturing model railways carriages and locos by order in Russia with his companion Ivan Popov. They has often a little stand in greater hobby exhibitions in Finland, where he shows his models and take new orders and deliver to customers their orders. The carriages are plastic and locos some metal alloy.

Next time I think they will be in Suuri Snadi model railway show in Finland/Espoo 14-15.10.2017.
http://www.suurisnadi.fi/ (http://www.suurisnadi.fi/)

Maxim D. has a blog in the social network VKontakte: https://vk.com/hrukach (https://vk.com/hrukach)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: mika on April 25, 2017, 10:50:43 am
The coaches look a lot like the old (GDR) Piko offering (https://modellbahn-shop.online/WebRoot/Store22/Shops/49b51cb1-4eb8-40e3-aeb1-d198fdf6a1c5/57DF/B3D3/9AA8/5051/9FA7/0A48/355E/9D8E/IMG_5649.JPG). I have a few of them myself.

Michael
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on April 25, 2017, 01:22:07 pm
The coaches look a lot like the old (GDR) Piko offering.
Yeah I thought the same, not surprising if they're representing russian type (broad gauge?) stock.  These others seem better quality than Piko though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on April 25, 2017, 02:16:06 pm
Could be that they are repainted and lettered Piko coaches. The paint looks much better than the old blue-white coach from Piko. The Pikos were shortened slightly (144 mm instead of 153 mm), so checking the length should reveal if these are from a new mould or based on Pikos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on April 25, 2017, 04:28:25 pm
Maxim D. told that he has used as a base Piko Ammendorf coaches. The SR1 loco is almost completely by him build because there is no suitable loco to use as a base.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on April 28, 2017, 01:00:39 pm
High time I posted some new purchases, and these arrived this week. Stock photos cos I'm feeling lazy today, but they are exactly what I bought? Well, not exactly cos one of the wagons I received will have to be replaced by the supplier cos it's broken.

A nice Hobbytrain loco:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5634-280417125744.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51462)

Four wagons from a Fleischmann StartSet that were being sold separately:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/51/5634-280417125947.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=51464)

Someday I'll get around to the other stuff I've been acquiring this year.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on April 28, 2017, 03:26:01 pm
Hi,

I also bought recently two Minitrix BR120 (Taigatommel) locos that I will paint in the colours of the Soviet M62. I also bought a Minitrix BR132, in DDR called Ludmilla:

(http://i2.aijaa.com/m/00914/14375523.jpg)

The Soviet Taiga Trommel:

(http://tep10.narod.ru/photo37.jpg)




Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Raymond on May 01, 2017, 09:55:06 pm
Just a couple of 'old' 80's this week…


(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f131/Rays-Emmer/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1823_zpsfsjd7xx0.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/Rays-Emmer/media/NGF%20NSF/IMG_1823_zpsfsjd7xx0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on May 14, 2017, 01:25:45 am
TEE time!

München Hauptbahnhof, summer 1983. The last two TEE trains in Germany both terminate at Munich Hbf. From the south the 'Mediolanum' had linked Milan with Munich since the beginning of the TEE system in 1957 but would run only one more year as a TEE. From the north the Amsterdam-Basel 'Rheingold' had gained a new branch train to Munich along with upgraded coaches and a new club car and continued as the last German TEE until 1987.

The 4-car set of the 1983 Rheingold is a new release by Arnold (Hornby), HNS4221, produced exclusively for DM-Toys.

The Italian coaches FS tipo TEE 1969 were produced in 2013 by Pirata, a 4-car set 6110 and a 2-car add-on 6111. A few months later 250 sets were also produced for Lemke Collection with different car numbers as LC7110 and LC7111. The 4-car set 6110 I had for some time but I wasn't able to find a 2-car set until recently. I have just found a retailer who still has the LC7111 (www.haertle.de (http://www.haertle.de)), a dealer I didn't know before but with €99 and free international shipping I ordered it (half expecting a message that it was out of stock already) and promptly received the LC7111. :thumbsup:

(https://s6.postimg.org/enf5jtn0h/TEE1.jpg)



The 1983 Rheingold received upgraded coaches with a full-length orange stripe to distinguish the Rheingold cars from the lesser 1st-class Intercity coaches. As the new signature cars (the iconic dome cars were already removed in 1976), the club cars were marked with Rheingold Club logos. The different colours of the DB and FS cars are authentic as they used different standards for their TEE equipment.

(https://s6.postimg.org/uo7qwskw1/TEE3.jpg)


Both trains are really well suited for railway layouts as they are very short. The Mediolanum ran with five to six coaches, and the Rheingold branch train only had three (!) cars in 1983, one compartment and one open first and the club car. The cars in the set are therefore correctly lettered differently: The club car and one compartment car for TEE 16/6 from Munich to the German-Dutch border station Emmerich, the open first Munich - Amsterdam CS and the other compartment car in the set for TEE 6 as a through car Bern - Basel SBB - Amsterdam CS (on the classic Rheingold route along the Rhine, not the Munich branch train). The branch train TEE 16 went via Stuttgart to Mannheim where it was combined with TEE 6 Rheingold from Basel and continued north to Amsterdam.

(https://s6.postimg.org/3p3w1myf5/TEE2.jpg)

From right to left and front to rear:
DB: open 1st (TEE 16/6 Munich - Amsterdam), Rheingold Club car (TEE 16/6 Munich - Emmerich),
compartment 1st (TEE 16/6 Munich - Emmerich), compartment 1st (TEE 6 Bern - Amsterdam);
FS: open 1st, dining car, compartment 1st,
baggage/transformer car, 2x compartment 1st (add-on set LC7111, the cars from the two LC sets have 'TEE Mediolanum' on the destination boards, the original Pirata sets only have smoker/non-smoker pictograms). Actually, the cars should have the older FS 'TV logo' as the newer logo was only applied to the TEE cars after international service had ended.

Engines for the Mediolanum in its final years would be FS E.444 (ancient Rivarossi) or E.656 in Italy, and Austrian ÖBB 1044 (Roco) from the Italian-Austrian border through to Munich.

The Rheingold branch train was hauled by DB BR 111 from Munich to Stuttgart and 112 from Stuttgart to Mannheim, and the Rheingold from Basel to Emmerich with the 103.

Funny thing is that for more than 30 years no one was offering the final Rheingold livery, yet now Arnold/DM-Toys have released the branch train (and will also offer a second 4-car set for the main Rheingold from Basel), just before Minitrix will release two sets of the same train later this year. These will be two 3-car sets with locomotive (so will be much more expensive than the Arnold sets), set 11627 with a 112 (TEE 17) and 11628 with a 103 (TEE 7), plus a single add-on car for a combined (rather short) 7-car southbound Rheingold. I am not a fan of Trix's policy to include locos in the sets (and the Minitrix 112 and 103 are not the greatest models), so I am quite glad that DM-Toys and Hornby have cooperated to release the Arnold sets. Plans for these already started in 2014, long before Trix announced their sets in 2016, but with the reworking of the moulds (sliding plug doors instead of hinged folding doors and the new club car) it took more than two years to release.



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: dannyboy on May 14, 2017, 01:55:37 am
Not my cup of tea ( :doh: sorry!). They are nice looking carriages though and you have certainly done your homework - plenty of information there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Webbo on May 14, 2017, 02:06:38 am
These very nice looking coaches Hiawatha.

And, the coupling separations look to be as close together as the real thing after scaling down. What are the lengths of these coaches and what sorts of curves can the model coaches negotiate?

Webbo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on May 14, 2017, 08:14:33 am
(https://s6.postimg.org/uo7qwskw1/TEE3.jpg)

Close-coupling as it should be :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on May 14, 2017, 06:06:28 pm
Not my cup of tea ( :doh: sorry!). They are nice looking carriages though and you have certainly done your homework - plenty of information there.  :thumbsup:
No problem with me. Not everybody has to like the same things. ;)
I hope I haven't bored too many but I found the closing chapters of these trains quite interesting and wanted to include the history here.


All coaches are of the standard UIC length 26.4 m = 165 mm in N.

The Arnold cars seem to negotiate the smallest radius without problems (otherwise I would have read about it on the 1zu160 forum) with the standard couplers or Fleischmann couplers but the NEM pocket seem to be to a bit too recessed for the Fleischmann coupler. I have read that they can be coupled and uncoupled manually but need some fiddling, and automatic uncoupling is not possible with the Fleischmann couplers. But as the standard couplers seem to work well I see no need to change to Fleischmann couplers anyway.

The Pirata cars do have problems with radii smaller than 300 mm. Their coupler kinematic does not move sideways enough, so the buffers touch and the cars tip over. The hole for the kinematic can be cut or filed larger if one has tighter curves but with cars that cost €50 to €60 apiece that really shouldn't be necessary.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 14, 2017, 06:20:21 pm
Very nice sets. I have the Arnold Sudwind first class cars and the close coupling is superb, so I imagine the DM Toys/Arnold ones will be similar.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on May 14, 2017, 06:32:04 pm
About five months ago I bought an SBB Re 4/4 in TEE livery, with the intention to find some suitable carriages. Sadly it had faults and had to be returned and since then I've changed my plans, sticking to a later era. But I am fascinated by the history of the Trans European Express and found your detail most interesting and absorbing.
I still think the TEE livery is a classic, and close coupled like that it looks even better.

Thanks Hiawatha :thumbsup:.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on May 15, 2017, 01:28:35 am
I recall the TEE era (I was born 3 years after they were introduced and visited Europe every year throughout their existence). One regret from that era is that as a poor young student I could not afford to use the Rheingold, even though it ran on the route I wanted to travel from 'London' (ie Hoek van Holland) to Genève. Several times I had to  watch it leave Hoek harbour station then board a slower two-class train and take several hours more to reach Genève!

I've been constantly tempted by the Italian TEE cars, but they are not my top priority so the price has stopped me.
However they suit my area of interest (western Switzerland) having been used on the Lemano to Genève.

The comment about TEE being eminently suitable for modelling is spot on.

The Lemano was usually only 4 or 5 coaches.

 and I remember the Genève portion of the Rheingold - 4 or 5 coaches with a SBB Re4/4I

In fact a great memory of my youth is the early evening at Genève when the Catalan Talgo arrived from Barcelona about 19.30, with the Rheingold having arrived around 18.45 from The North Sea coast!


.



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on May 15, 2017, 02:44:35 am
Lovely looking rakes. The close coupling is great.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on May 15, 2017, 08:57:52 am
Lovely looking rakes. The close coupling is great.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Shows just how good a correctly designed kinematic coupler can be. I find it frustrating that some makers design a kinematic coupler and then install couplers which mean only Olympic longjumpers can cross between coaches.

I have some 20 year old Arnold SNCF Corail coaches where a cigarette paper will only just slip between the gangways, but the mechanism opens up enough to go round even Continental R1 at 192mm radius.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on May 15, 2017, 09:07:01 am
Yes, excellent engineering. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 15, 2017, 11:03:08 am
Hi,
This is my little tribute to the Golden Era of TEE.....is a Fleischmann DCC....now I need cheapest coaches to run it on our club  layout ( Nparty)..my modelling interest is about British Railways, but I love that stunning livery :)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_1015_zpsv1gxaxce.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_1015_zpsv1gxaxce.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on May 15, 2017, 11:08:20 am
These are beautiful coaches, right up my street.. Thanks for sharing.

I picked up a copy of "Das große TEE-Buch. 50 Jahre Trans-Europ-Express" in Köln a few years ago and fell in love with the TEE service, even though I dont read German (I can get by enough to have a clue about the captioning)

https://www.amazon.de/Das-gro%C3%9Fe-TEE-Buch-Jahre-Trans-Europ-Express/dp/3898803058 (https://www.amazon.de/Das-gro%C3%9Fe-TEE-Buch-Jahre-Trans-Europ-Express/dp/3898803058)

My own contribution

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8340/8183333012_d93b2888e8_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8175/7950251122_6197f17aab_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on May 15, 2017, 11:08:41 am
Wonderful photo!  :thumbsup:

Very reminiscent of BR blood and custard, too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 15, 2017, 11:17:11 am
 :hellosign:
..for who interested there are on this blog (in italian :)) many pics about TEE coaches, compositions and how were made inside
https://scalaenne.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/gran-comfort-e-grand-confort/

Greetings from Narnia
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on May 16, 2017, 08:22:59 pm
Thank you for the many replies and the nice photos! :)

Marco, thank you for that link - I have spent some time there and found another TEE train I would be happy to add:
https://scalaenne.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/aln-442-448-460-le60-il-binato-breda/ (https://scalaenne.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/aln-442-448-460-le60-il-binato-breda/)
I didn't know that there were ALn 442-448 models other than the very expensive (and sold out) from Lemaco Lematec. The one from LoCo - Lorenzo Colli looks interesting - actually quite "cheap" :-\ for a handbuilt model (€ 390) although I am not sure about build quality.

Gordon, great memories! Geneva must have been one of the best places to watch TEE trains, I guess there were also Mistral coaches coming from France and maybe also RAm and RAe TEE's.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on May 17, 2017, 09:32:51 am
That article on the  Binato-Breda was fascinating as was the lovely video on the page.  Maybe we should set up a thread on continental modelling just to collate / discuss the TEE service.

I'm too young to have taken the TEE but did follow the route of the Adriatico in 2010 on my way to Lecce and Tricase

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: magnuken on May 17, 2017, 04:18:18 pm
I finally got my three Repin train coaches from Maxim Dementiev in Russia (earlier i told that the coaches was for Tolstoi train but that was wrong). I have also ordered from him one dining and one baggage car to the Repin train.

Here you can see the three passenger coaches that I today got from Russia behind two Piko made 4C4-092 Soviet locos. Normally Repin train used as loco between Vainikkala (border station) and Moscow a Skoda CHS6 loco but sometimes also two 4C4-092 locos. From Vainikkala to Helsinki the loco where changed to a Finnisch (also Soviet made) loco SR1. Maxim also make models of this loco, but only in H0 scale.

I am still searching for a suitable loco in N scale that could be reasonable easy converted to CHS6.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/1191/WfSEK5.jpg)



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 17, 2017, 10:15:53 pm
Hi,
Going back to the TEE thread, you can see a painted Binato-Breda on one side and TEE Mediolanum coaches on the other by the new Fleischmann Taurus 1116 celebrating 150th anniversary of Brenner railway.

http://www.nparty.it/media/kunena/attachments/454/brenner.jpg (http://www.nparty.it/media/kunena/attachments/454/brenner.jpg)
Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on May 18, 2017, 08:17:19 pm
I finally got my three Repin train coaches from Maxim Dementiev in Russia (earlier i told that the coaches was for Tolstoi train but that was wrong). I have also ordered from him one dining and one baggage car to the Repin train.

Sorry, I can't help you with your quest for the CHS6 loco. May I ask how much the Dementiev cars cost?


That article on the  Binato-Breda was fascinating as was the lovely video on the page.  Maybe we should set up a thread on continental modelling just to collate / discuss the TEE service.

A great idea! With an avatar picture like that who could be more qualified to start such a thread than you?  ;)
I had considered showing a Roco TEE or two but didn't want to go off-topic on this "latest purchase thread".  :no:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on May 18, 2017, 09:45:01 pm
Hi all. I agree that we need a TEE thread anyway but also to unblock the Latest Purchases.

There's a lot of them.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_Europ_Express.

It would be a good reference for pics, travel experiences and more importantly train formations and what N is available to make up what trains.

I've got a couple of the trains covered but not got the manufacturer's ref numbers to hand right now but will try and make a start later if have time or over weekend if no one else jumps in.

Also my knowledge is a bit sketchy so the thread would be good for corrections and further info.

Everyone back to recent purchases now.

Cheers weave  :beers:







Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on May 19, 2017, 08:50:21 am
Some of my new stock being tested ready for dcc conversion I picked up the 3 full sets for £150 Now just need some cheap profi couplings
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/4436-190517084904.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=52056)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 19, 2017, 06:09:30 pm
 :hellosign:
To Railgooner,
Loco is here (by Menzels Lokschuppen bargain at € 69,90)....another piece to add to my little DDR collection.

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_1024_zpste5wpmlk.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_1024_zpste5wpmlk.jpg.html)

Cheers
Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 19, 2017, 06:12:12 pm

Another pic about

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_1023_zpsdbjo9s5h.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_1023_zpsdbjo9s5h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on May 19, 2017, 06:56:35 pm
Almost at the point where I can't resist one of those lovely DR 251s, even though I don't really collect DR  :heart2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on May 19, 2017, 07:45:04 pm
Thanks for the pics Marco. And thanks for helping to make my mind up - I'm definitely having one. It'll be stretching Rule #1 to the max, but how can anyone refuse such a cute face(!)? :heart2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 19, 2017, 08:23:22 pm
 :photospleasesign:
Thanks for the pics Marco. And thanks for helping to make my mind up - I'm definitely having one. It'll be stretching Rule #1 to the max, but how can anyone refuse such a cute face(!)? :heart2:


 :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on May 19, 2017, 09:43:04 pm
:photospleasesign:
Thanks for the pics Marco. And thanks for helping to make my mind up - I'm definitely having one. It'll be stretching Rule #1 to the max, but how can anyone refuse such a cute face(!)? :heart2:


 :beers:

Hang on, I'd better leave shopping till tomorrow - had a few :beers: after work. :D But hopefully by, say, Wednesday, I'll have pics. :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 20, 2017, 10:52:29 am

Hi,
A little video about it (flashing lights are because it is on DCC, I chipped as soon as arrived :D)
https://youtu.be/PJazIgcKqQs

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on May 20, 2017, 10:57:24 am
Cool!  :thumbsup:

Lovely loco, love the flashing lights!

Rule one obviously applies, looking at it's train?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 20, 2017, 10:59:53 am
Cool!  :thumbsup:

Lovely loco, love the flashing lights!

Rule one obviously applies, looking at it's train?

Yeah,
Rule#1 forever and ever...
 :NGaugersRule:

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on May 20, 2017, 11:10:30 am
Not fair - I love that 251!     I was so close - had one in my basket at Modellbahn Kramm, but then my head ruled my heart.     :-\   :confused2:  :'(     I need to fund my current layout project first!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on May 20, 2017, 05:51:57 pm
([url]http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_1023_zpsdbjo9s5h.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_1023_zpsdbjo9s5h.jpg.html[/url])


That's a great looking loco and for a great price too! (It looks almost like an Austrian 1010 in red with white stripe but precedes the Austrian blood orange colour scheme by a few years.)

I didn't know anything about the class E251 and thought it should either be E51 or 251 as the 2 was the DR's designation for electrics (unlike the DB where it was 1). But E251 is correct: the 2 here designated an AC loco for the 25,000 Volt 50 Hertz system (and not the usual German AC of 15,000 V 16.7 Hz). With the computer numbering in 1970 it kept its class number 251.

This was a special livery for the Leipzig spring fair 1965 (why do the fair liveries always look much better than the standard DR paint?). I could only find this photo:

(https://s6.postimg.org/erp3nnxvl/E251002.JPG.jpg)
(Photo from: https://www.hexe-harzbahn.de/die-harzbahn-fr%C3%BCher/ (https://www.hexe-harzbahn.de/die-harzbahn-fr%C3%BCher/))

Arnold also made a nice blue version, another Leipzig fair livery on E251 006, as an exclusive model for spielemax.de (http://spielemax.de) - although in the meantime it is also available from other sources (seems it didn't sell too well at spielemax alone). They have reduced the price now but it is still much more than the red fair livery.

(https://s6.postimg.org/esz1h2zpd/HN2199.JPG.jpg)
(Photo from: dm-toys.de (http://dm-toys.de))

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 20, 2017, 06:00:39 pm
 :hellosign:
Very interesting informations about it.
Thank you.

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on May 20, 2017, 07:12:38 pm
Thanks for that info Hiawatha. :thumbsup: And E251 006 is almost nicer than 002. Almost, but probably not thrice as nice...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E251-006-blue-Exhibition-varnish-DR-EP-III-ARNOLD-HN2199-NEW-1-160-OVP-/381527938111 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E251-006-blue-Exhibition-varnish-DR-EP-III-ARNOLD-HN2199-NEW-1-160-OVP-/381527938111)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on May 20, 2017, 07:26:12 pm
Cheaper at DM Toys and others....

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/HN2199.html (https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/HN2199.html)

so not too much dearer than 002.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 21, 2017, 11:45:37 pm
 :hellosign:
My DR fleet
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag324/Marco_Neri/IMG_1026_zps0f777xvs.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Marco_Neri/media/IMG_1026_zps0f777xvs.jpg.html)

Marco
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Bealman on May 22, 2017, 12:15:26 am
Nice collection of locomotives,  you have there, Marco.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on May 22, 2017, 12:31:30 am
A question does anyone have any profi couplings spring plate not required need about 4 or 6
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/4436-220517003058.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=52144)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on May 22, 2017, 07:56:20 am
A question does anyone have any profi couplings spring plate not required need about 4 or 6


Noticed these yesterday. Not the same shank though?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLEISCHMANN-N-GAUGE-9570-X-4-COUPLING-HEADS-NEW-/122507581394?hash=item1c860557d2:g:G3UAAOSwZ1lWeWRy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLEISCHMANN-N-GAUGE-9570-X-4-COUPLING-HEADS-NEW-/122507581394?hash=item1c860557d2:g:G3UAAOSwZ1lWeWRy)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on May 22, 2017, 08:34:00 am
Thanks Nick was looking for the specific shank shops a bit of a rip off with them £25 + post for 10
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grumbeast on May 22, 2017, 02:47:32 pm
Rule 1 Heaven Marco .. a man after my own heart
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: marco neri on May 22, 2017, 08:04:19 pm
 quote author=grumbeast link=topic=19028.msg448153#msg448153 date=1495460852]
Rule 1 Heaven Marco .. a man after my own heart
[/quote]

Absolutely :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on May 27, 2017, 11:23:59 am
Arnold 2287 Class 251 002 DR era III livery (performance red), new from Modellbahn-Kramm.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/5427-270517110030.jpeg)

Fresh from unboxing at work, for better pics see Marco's excellent shots earlier in this thread.

I'm really glad I invoked Rule #1 here, because this is such a pretty loco. The painting/printing is crisp and the roof detailing is exquisitely fine. For the money this really is a bargain. And bonus - I'd forgotten about the free sweets that Modellbahn-Kramm put in every parcel! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on May 27, 2017, 11:31:17 am
Stop it!  Just when I'd convinced myself I can't have one, I'm wavering again!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on May 27, 2017, 11:51:55 am
Stop it!  Just when I'd convinced myself I can't have one, I'm wavering again!

I don't think you'd regret it Nick. And who can resist free sweets(!)? :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on May 27, 2017, 10:49:39 pm
There is a discount if you buy 4 different versions!!

http://www.modellbahn-kramm.com/d/artikel2.cfm?nav=0&fid=001&artnr=2287.SET (http://www.modellbahn-kramm.com/d/artikel2.cfm?nav=0&fid=001&artnr=2287.SET)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on May 28, 2017, 01:07:58 am
Stop it!  Just when I'd convinced myself I can't have one, I'm wavering again!

Nick, repeat after me:

It's 25kV I must resist it, It's 25kV I must resist it...
 ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on May 29, 2017, 11:57:24 pm
Stop it!  Just when I'd convinced myself I can't have one, I'm wavering again!

Nick, repeat after me:

It's 25kV I must resist it, It's 25kV I must resist it...
 ;D

Joking apart, Nick, with your modelling skills a model of the RübelandBahn would no doubt be rather good.
When I passed by a few years ago I was amazed by the modernised stock being used to service the still very active Hornberg lime quarries and works , but also that there were still quirks to the operation of various sidings and loading areas. With careful arrangement you could probably pull off a 'multi-era sequence ' depiction of the area, from DR maroon era through to today.


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on June 29, 2017, 07:24:58 pm
Took delivery last week of this little beauty, an Re 460 from Trix. This is an image off the www, but mine, an 'as new' used item  :hmmm: from 2002, looks just the same and I'm feeling lazy. :)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/5634-290617192143.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53029)

Runs a treat and in fine condition.

I'll maybe post an image of it later with my other 460's in the frame too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on June 29, 2017, 08:50:38 pm
OK, so I know I started a separate thread on these bargain beasties, but here they are: my pair of OBB 1046 locos brand new from Amazon, for which I paid £29 for one and £39 for the one I actually got on ebay via an Amazon reseller (and without whom I wouldn't have realised Amazon were knocking them out for a few days at such a stupidly low price   :D )  Current amazon price now £142.  :laugh:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/5885-290617204520.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53030)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on June 29, 2017, 09:23:39 pm
Two for the price of half of one! Now why can't I buy 460's at that price?

Great buy Nick. :thumbsup:

I must look at eBay more - but keep my wits about me. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 07, 2017, 06:37:37 pm
A couple of new arrivals. First up, a pair of Fleischmann Omm 51 side tipping Muldenkippwagen in Epoch 3b livery. In the photo, the one on the right is the new Epoch 3b one, compared to the Epoch 4 ones released last year. I do like the black frames; but of marginally more interest is that the Epoch 3 wagon differs slightly from the Epoch 4 version as the latter has a veranda at one end whereas in Epoch 3 the poor old shunter presumably had to stand on the buffers to reach the hand wheel.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/3603-070717182604-531631835.jpeg)

Secondly, a Minitrix Lbgjs 598 container carrying wagon. This is one of a number of such models that Minitrix are releasing this year, although two will come as a pair (I think for club members, but they seem to be on general sale as well).

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/3603-070717182606-531981209.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Webbo on July 08, 2017, 08:21:31 am
Very interesting and intricate looking wagons, Bruce. I take it the second wagon is carrying beer barrels?

Webbo
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on July 08, 2017, 05:12:16 pm
Very interesting and intricate looking wagons, Bruce. I take it the second wagon is carrying beer barrels?

The second wagon is indeed carrying beer containers. From what I can see, there were/are at least three different kinds of container; a rectangular box, under the "Von Haus zu Haus" (from house to house) brand, which enabled less than wagon load quantities to be carried modelled by Fleischmann (se picture below), liquid containers such as these and dry powder containers, which are the subject of a forthcoming model by Minitrix on the same wagon chassis. I particularly like wagons that are a bit different to what we'd typically see on UK railways.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/3603-080717170941-53203227.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: joe cassidy on July 08, 2017, 09:15:47 pm
For those in the Birmingham area, that reminds me of the Davenports brewery TV adverts in the 70s :

"Beer at home means Davenports, why collect, we'll deliver"

Yours (hic),


Joe
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on July 29, 2017, 03:42:05 pm
And one of my latest no dcc sound and out on the new extension to the layout video link to my you tube channel below with my other sound conversions

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/4436-290717154152.png) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53829)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on July 29, 2017, 03:56:10 pm
Rear to front:
Kato: series 485 HIBARI (normally 7 car)
Kato: Alpine Glacier Express
Fleischmann: Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar

Sorry, 1st one's Japanese.

Ah, you've fallen foul of the photobucket account changes then!   Might as well just upload your photos to the forum.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grayn on July 30, 2017, 08:41:56 am
Try again.
(http://i.imgur.com/duXcMjD.jpg)
Front to rear.
Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
Kato Alpine Glacier Express
Kato SERIES 485 HIBARI
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: swisstrains on August 01, 2017, 08:52:16 pm
I thought that it was about time that I got involved with this thread instead of lurking in the background admiring other people’s goodies.
On hearing that Rocky Rail were pulling out of the N Scale market and having been a fan of their intermodal wagons for many years I decided that I should give one of their Alston Prima locomotives a try. My decision was made even easier by the fact that many of the German shops that I normally deal with are selling off their stocks of Rocky Rail locos at discounted prices.
I chose loco 437051 because it is one of the ones that visits Switzerland and because I like the SNCF Fret livery that it carries.
I was particularly impressed with the way it ran straight out of the box. Very quiet, smooth and with excellent slow speed control.  Detail is good with such things as separate handrails and a reasonable representation of the three different types of pantograph although they are a little on the heavy side. Separate cab mirrors are provided for self-fitting together with alternative platforms/cab steps should you have the luxury of curves greater than 380mm on your layout.
I am very pleased with my purchase and I think Rocky Rail will be sadly missed.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/193-010817160946.jpeg)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/193-010817183734.jpeg)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/193-010817184056.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ohlavache on August 02, 2017, 10:00:29 am
Don't be that sad about Rocky Rail.
REE Modèles is taking over their N scale range (at least the locomotives). They have even announced a new batch of BB 75000 for the end of this year.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on August 02, 2017, 10:13:54 am
Latest loco on its way would have had 2 of them this and a black version but an u suspecting bidder appeared when I got the price lowered hopefully he realises it has an mtc14 dcc socket but a bargain for £50
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/4436-020817101338.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53958)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grayn on August 02, 2017, 01:44:55 pm
That's a handsome beast.
Congrats on a good score.
Really admire your layout, too.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on August 03, 2017, 02:01:39 am

Pirata limited edition SBB TmIV


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/704-030817020135.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53976)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on August 03, 2017, 01:48:46 pm

Pirata limited edition SBB TmIV


([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/704-030817020135.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53976[/url])



http://www.piratamodels.it/en/locomotives-n/2461-sbb-tm-iv-livrea-rosso-ma.html (http://www.piratamodels.it/en/locomotives-n/2461-sbb-tm-iv-livrea-rosso-ma.html)

OOS!!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on August 03, 2017, 09:03:36 pm
My latest continental rolling stock purchase has a British accent:


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/6220-030817205936.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53998)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/6220-030817205957.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=53999)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/53/6220-030817210204.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54000)


4 Fleischmann intercity coaches with a driving cab, pre-owned from Hattons, uk.

The last image is already on my layout, forgive the poor lighting but i am working on it, since it is on a basement with no daylight.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 04, 2017, 12:13:44 am
Ah, so that's where the Steuerwagen went, I was fully intending to grab that one...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on August 04, 2017, 12:44:11 am

I am sorry!  :worried:

A modern intercity train was one of the last 3 consists on my short list, so when i saw these 4 cars on Hattons i did not think twice. Now i am missing a talgo train set and a small railbus with a trailer.


All the other continental cars from Hattons (DB regio, SBB and OBB) also went away very quickly.  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on August 04, 2017, 12:57:33 am

[url]http://www.piratamodels.it/en/locomotives-n/2461-sbb-tm-iv-livrea-rosso-ma.html[/url] ([url]http://www.piratamodels.it/en/locomotives-n/2461-sbb-tm-iv-livrea-rosso-ma.html[/url])

OOS!!


Be careful, this is not the same model.

I managed with a stroke of luck to spot the limited edition version on ebay. It appears to be a special for a Swiss group. It is in the old SBB maroon red. AFAIK it has never been publicly announced by Pirata.

Your link is to the version Pirata did announce in their main catalogue, namely on in the later bright red with SBB CFF FFS logo.

They also publicly announced the Cargo livery version.


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 04, 2017, 02:03:26 am

I am sorry!  :worried:

A modern intercity train was one of the last 3 consists on my short list, so when i saw these 4 cars on Hattons i did not think twice. Now i am missing a talgo train set and a small railbus with a trailer.


All the other continental cars from Hattons (DB regio, SBB and OBB) also went away very quickly.  :hmmm:
No worries, I grabbed some of the ÖBB and a couple of DB ones anyway  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: grayn on August 05, 2017, 06:17:14 pm
Kato ABe8/12 Allegra 3-car set
(http://i.imgur.com/jrTVBTo.jpg)
Got this lovely train, today.
Looks great on track.
Well made and detailed, as ever, from Kato.
I found the couplers a bit fiddly and re-railing trickier than on the Glacier express.
But a fine addition, I'm well pleased with.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 06, 2017, 04:17:26 pm

I am sorry!  :worried:

A modern intercity train was one of the last 3 consists on my short list, so when i saw these 4 cars on Hattons i did not think twice. Now i am missing a talgo train set and a small railbus with a trailer.


All the other continental cars from Hattons (DB regio, SBB and OBB) also went away very quickly.  :hmmm:
No worries, I grabbed some of the ÖBB and a couple of DB ones anyway  :beers:

Here are the ÖBB ones, seen here pretending to be a mid-90s Vindobona service running through Berlin (well a very Far East Berlin, though keen observers will notice the pencil on the bottom right is a genuine Made in GDR model, EVP 0.31).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/35597724753_b1b665b653_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WeDDn4)

Interestingly both were sold as Roco and came in classic "Made in Austria" Roco boxes, but on further examination the one in the foreground proved to be a 2015 Fleischmann model, though they're so much alike I suspect it must be original Roco tooling
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on August 08, 2017, 08:45:00 am
Went to the toy fair yesterday and got this nice little vt98 set for £40 bargain
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/4436-080817084440.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54127)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on August 08, 2017, 08:56:18 am
Went to the toy fair yesterday and got this nice little vt98 set for £40 bargain
They look in cood condition. Wheels can be a bit pizza-cutter but we kind of expect that on older Arnold. Mine still runs fine on Peco 55 though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on August 08, 2017, 11:04:36 am

Interestingly both were sold as Roco and came in classic "Made in Austria" Roco boxes, but on further examination the one in the foreground proved to be a 2015 Fleischmann model, though they're so much alike I suspect it must be original Roco tooling

 The first generation of Roco Eurofima coaches came with couplers fitted to the bogies. The bottom parts of the doors were part of the bogies which really spoiled the look when the bottom swung out on curves. Not so long after they converted to the current moulds with close couplers. I have had hundreds of these through my hands and I cannot recall a single one where the close coupler mechanism did not work perfectly. Just when Roco and Fleischmann became one I purchased 20 brand new Swiss couchette cars for 5 euros each on Ebay, as conversion fodder for a wide range of SNCF Vu compartment coaches.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 08, 2017, 02:37:55 pm

Interestingly both were sold as Roco and came in classic "Made in Austria" Roco boxes, but on further examination the one in the foreground proved to be a 2015 Fleischmann model, though they're so much alike I suspect it must be original Roco tooling

 The first generation of Roco Eurofima coaches came with couplers fitted to the bogies. The bottom parts of the doors were part of the bogies which really spoiled the look when the bottom swung out on curves. Not so long after they converted to the current moulds with close couplers. I have had hundreds of these through my hands and I cannot recall a single one where the close coupler mechanism did not work perfectly.

It's certainly a very good mechanism, runs fine on my 280mm curves without binding.

I've got some Roco "Hechtwagen" where the door steps are part of the bogie, unfortunately a couple of them have the old-style "Kurzkupplung" which is compatible with nothing else on this planet, and it's not possible to swap the bogies with the ones with Arnold couplers... All I've come up with is some radical surgery to fix Dapol NEM pockets when I get round tuits.

Meanwhile two arrivals from another manufacturer in a German-speaking country, albeit on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4386/35592986904_206a52b947_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WeemY1)
GDR-era Piko Soviet coaches (https://flic.kr/p/WeemY1) by Rail Squid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129145651@N06/), on Flickr

A little bit battered but a bit of work with a pin vise and they accepted Farish coach wheels and go quite nicely with the other pair I have, all sourced within Japan.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on August 08, 2017, 03:12:41 pm
Ah yes, the Piko ruskies.  I have a couple of those. As you say, re-wheel them and they're ok.

I have some of the old Piko / Schicht  coaches too, they're actually quite nice apart from some have the underframe lettering applied upside down!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on August 08, 2017, 03:22:59 pm
It always seemed a pity that the old GDR Piko did not quite get to its best. Those Russian coaches wandered far and wide across the whole of Europe.

These are two sleeping cars I snapped at Paris, Gare du Nord back in the early 1980s. They are scans from poor original prints. The Russian sleepers still reach Paris today I understand.


(https://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/12/12/53/02/wr_szd10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/12125302/73)

(https://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/12/12/53/02/vl_szd10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/12125302/74)

Did a Google search for images of SZD Paris, and found my own photos in the search result from a post somewhere in the distant past.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: bmwm4rkym4rk on August 08, 2017, 03:31:20 pm
Went to the toy fair yesterday and got this nice little vt98 set for £40 bargain
They look in cood condition. Wheels can be a bit pizza-cutter but we kind of expect that on older Arnold. Mine still runs fine on Peco 55 though.
Luckily I run code 80 it was strippedwithin an hour and ready now for the sound decoder
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 08, 2017, 03:37:53 pm
It always seemed a pity that the old GDR Piko did not quite get to its best. Those Russian coaches wandered far and wide across the whole of Europe.

These are two sleeping cars I snapped at Paris, Gare du Nord back in the early 1980s. They are scans from poor original prints. The Russian sleepers still reach Paris today I understand.

Entirely possible, I remember seeing them in Berlin in the 1990s and probably early 2000s, though it never occurred to me to take photos.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on August 08, 2017, 06:48:20 pm
I always thought the Piko corrugated side coaches were Russian broad gauge?

These are my Piko/Schicht CSD coaches, more reminiscent of @woodbury22uk (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1599) 's photos?  The highly curved roof shape has always intrigued me.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/5885-080817184513.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54135)

... and the upside down printing on the underframe!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/5885-080817184612.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54136)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: woodbury22uk on August 08, 2017, 07:56:55 pm
Well, Julian,  they are Russian sleeper coaches in Paris so the corrugated sided coaches must have had interchangeable axles/bogies. The Piko roof is as on the day coaches with corrugated sides. Did Piko do them with the higher pitched sleeping car roof?

The through Moscow cars were 1st/2nd class and conveyed on Train 241 18.20 Paris Nord - Moscow (arr. 15.03 on day 3) routed via Cologne, Berlin, and Warsaw. There were also sleeping cars for Kiev, 2nd class only. They returned on train 240 19.19 Moscow- Paris Nord (arrive 14.42). The train carried Paris- Warsaw - Paris 2nd class couchettes which were SNCF UIC Type Y B9c9x. The day coaches in the train were mainly DB, with SNCF cars as strengtheners.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 09, 2017, 12:22:52 am
I always thought the Piko corrugated side coaches were Russian broad gauge?

These are my Piko/Schicht CSD coaches, more reminiscent of @woodbury22uk ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1599[/url]) 's photos?  The highly curved roof shape has always intrigued me.
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/5885-080817184513.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54135[/url])

... and the upside down printing on the underframe!
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/5885-080817184612.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54136[/url])


Those are Y-Wagen (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UIC-Y-Wagen_%28DR%29), built in the GDR and sold to other countries in eastern Europe.

IIRC the Soviet ones running on the European standard gauge network had their bogies exchanged at Brest-Litovisk, I'm only aware of the green ones (mainly sleepers) as in woodbury22uk's pictures, but no expert.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on August 09, 2017, 12:27:03 am
1) I always thought the Piko corrugated side coaches were Russian broad gauge?
2) The highly curved roof shape has always intrigued me.


I agree Nick. Although I had some way back, it is only because they were 20p each! I never really ran them with prototypical trains.

I'm confident that Piko did two types:
1) the square roof coaches which match the internal large loading gauge SZD standard coach (and therefore also the clones that became the standard Chinese coach due to the relationships of the 1950s between the USSR and China (which later faltered)

2) the smaller loading dome roof GDR 'Warsaw pact' coaches, built in the DDR from 1962 -  like the type here:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UIC-Y-Wagen_(DR)#/media/File:U21b_Bf_Banja_Luka,_AB_ex_DR_-_Zuschnitt.jpg (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UIC-Y-Wagen_(DR)#/media/File:U21b_Bf_Banja_Luka,_AB_ex_DR_-_Zuschnitt.jpg)

What they didn't model AFAIK was SZD's RIC-fitted coaches intended for use on smaller loading gauge railways outside the Soviet Union. These are the type that Mike's photos show (and that I too have seen around Europe)

Here is a picture that shows the difference between the RIC and internal Soviet versions in real life.
http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix_frameset.html (http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix_frameset.html)

In terms of prototype use there was a 'glorious era' in the early 1980s when the traditional 'network' of Soviet sleeping cars (serving eg Oostende, Hook of Holland, Paris, Bern) was expanded (it stopped during the Gorbachev era)  so that through SZD RIC sleepers ran to a number of far flung destinations, the most outlandish being Madrid. Their purpose was essentially to get Soviet diplomatic staff to and from Moscow.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 11, 2017, 01:16:24 pm
Nothing exciting, but a nice solid little runner in need of a little cleanup from a local auction site.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4420/35664748194_8f995acce8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wkza6C)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on August 11, 2017, 01:20:31 pm
Nothing exciting, but a nice solid little runner in need of a little cleanup from a local auction site.
Ah yes, good old Minitrix E44 - or is that an Arnold?.  I've got a couple of the Minitrix versions in the old green/yellow cardboard boxes from the 70s. Still smooth as silk and pretty much bullet-proof.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 11, 2017, 01:30:48 pm
Nothing exciting, but a nice solid little runner in need of a little cleanup from a local auction site.
Ah yes, good old Minitrix E44 - or is that an Arnold?.  I've got a couple of the Minitrix versions in the old green/yellow cardboard boxes from the 70s. Still smooth as silk and pretty much bullet-proof.

Yup, Minitrix, cimplete with green/yellow box lid and polystyrene box. :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on August 12, 2017, 12:18:58 am
For me there is little wrong with the Minitrix 144. An old fashioned model portraying and old fashioned loco still works IMHO, why pay the high price of todays' new models when the Minitrix 144s are quite easy to come by.

Enjoyed chasing, photting and riding behind the real thing back in the early 1980s in Bavaria here is a shot of mine circe 1984 at Nürnberg - albeit this is a 145:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/704-120817001743.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54181)



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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 12, 2017, 12:39:49 am
For me there is little wrong with the Minitrix 144. An old fashioned model portraying and old fashioned loco still works IMHO, why pay the high price of todays' new models when the Minitrix 144s are quite easy to come by.

Enjoyed chasing, photting and riding behind the real thing back in the early 1980s in Bavaria here is a shot of mine circe 1984 at Nürnberg - albeit this is a 145:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/704-120817001743.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54181[/url])



Come to think of it I've actually been hauled by one in 2003, I suspect E44-044 (http://www.eisenbahn-museumsfahrzeuge.com/index.php/deutschland/staatsbahnfahrzeuge/elektrolokomotiven/baureihe-e-44/e-44-044), I should have some photos somewhere.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 12, 2017, 06:15:32 am
For me there is little wrong with the Minitrix 144. An old fashioned model portraying and old fashioned loco still works IMHO, why pay the high price of todays' new models when the Minitrix 144s are quite easy to come by.

Enjoyed chasing, photting and riding behind the real thing back in the early 1980s in Bavaria here is a shot of mine circe 1984 at Nürnberg - albeit this is a 145:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/704-120817001743.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54181[/url])



Come to think of it I've actually been hauled by one in 2003, I suspect E44-044 ([url]http://www.eisenbahn-museumsfahrzeuge.com/index.php/deutschland/staatsbahnfahrzeuge/elektrolokomotiven/baureihe-e-44/e-44-044[/url]), I should have some photos somewhere.


Hmm, maybe not, unless they're on an old hard disk.

However it was definitely E44-044, this is the train:
http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=308&was=bv (http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=308&was=bv)
http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=303&was=bv (http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=303&was=bv)

I've a funny feeling the chap on the right-hand platform in the second picture might even be myself  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on August 12, 2017, 06:31:24 am
For me there is little wrong with the Minitrix 144. An old fashioned model portraying and old fashioned loco still works IMHO, why pay the high price of todays' new models when the Minitrix 144s are quite easy to come by.

Enjoyed chasing, photting and riding behind the real thing back in the early 1980s in Bavaria here is a shot of mine circe 1984 at Nürnberg - albeit this is a 145:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/54/704-120817001743.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=54181[/url])



Come to think of it I've actually been hauled by one in 2003, I suspect E44-044 ([url]http://www.eisenbahn-museumsfahrzeuge.com/index.php/deutschland/staatsbahnfahrzeuge/elektrolokomotiven/baureihe-e-44/e-44-044[/url]), I should have some photos somewhere.


Hmm, maybe not, unless they're on an old hard disk.

However it was definitely E44-044, this is the train:
[url]http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=308&was=bv[/url] ([url]http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=308&was=bv[/url])
[url]http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=303&was=bv[/url] ([url]http://hobby-eisenbahnfotografie.de/php/ba.php?id=303&was=bv[/url])

I've a funny feeling the chap on the right-hand platform in the second picture might even be myself  :goggleeyes:


Probably not, at least if it was I wasn't taking any photos (edit: definitely wasn't, found a picture of myself that day wearing different clothes).

Found a couple though, not the best quality but this was 2003 and my camera wasn't the best.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4376/35705545863_646b7014db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpbfPH)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4347/35705547423_16a7bef880_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpbghB)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on August 17, 2017, 05:56:58 pm
Not a rolling stock purchase, but I couldn't think of anywhere else more appropriate to mention that, ahem, Steinheim am Main features the September issue of Continental Modeller. The graphics team have done a good job with the photos (with special thanks to @Yet_Another (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4156) ).
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Yet_Another on August 19, 2017, 09:01:41 am
I rushed out yesterday and bought a copy. They have done rather a good job with the photos, haven't they? There's a definite thrill on seeing one's name in print. I guess I'd better read the article, rather than just looking at the photos... ;D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: gentfam on August 21, 2017, 04:47:13 pm
It always seemed a pity that the old GDR Piko did not quite get to its best. Those Russian coaches wandered far and wide across the whole of Europe.

Thanks for all this info. I actually travelled on these coaches in 1974 from Oostende to Minsk and back from Moscow as a student studying Russian at the time. They were actually quite comfortable to ride in; compartments with 3 bunks and a blank wall on the other side. A huge amount of luggage space above the side corridor. The only problem was feeding yourself for 2.5 days; there was a restaurant car for parts of the journey, but their prices were out of my range in those days! Biggest treat for us train fans was the short stretch from Berlin Ost to Frankfurt an der Oder, when the train was steam hauled! I have some of these Piko carriages too, but DR (East German) stock. I tried to obtain useable bogies for them, but wasn't very successful. I had taken the bogies off one of them, so it now functions as a meeting room of the local model railway club. The others tend to languish in the carriage sidings...

Sorry, I don't really understand how to separate the quote from my comments.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on September 10, 2017, 10:47:53 pm
The latest entry in rolling stock has already a month inside a box, but today was the day:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36337973853_638bfa4925_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Xn4BCz)Zug 106 &amp; 9001 (https://flic.kr/p/Xn4BCz) by Ricardo Figueiredo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59039484@N03/), on Flickr

InterCityNight Talgo trainset, via eBay, DM Toys auction.  :beers:

Together with the Talgo came a few catenary items from DAPOL for testing: Very good price (1€ / unit vs 5€ / unit by Viessmann), but i dont like the dimensions, as they look very small and short.  :hmmm: :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on September 11, 2017, 10:33:52 am
Together with the Talgo came a few catenary items from DAPOL for testing: Very good price (1€ / unit vs 5€ / unit by Viessmann), but i dont like the dimensions, as they look very small and short.

Lovely Talgo set. A friend has one but we don't run it very often.

I don't think the Dapol catenary masts look very german, and you're correct they do look too short so you'd need to raise them up at least 5mm+ ?
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on September 11, 2017, 10:57:17 am
Agree the Talgo looks lovely although I sort of wish you hadn't showed it as having been given a blue/white Spanish Talgo locomotive for my birthday I now want the blue/white RENFE Talgo Pendular version (no funds  :()

Darker blue I think but similar. Have got the old era III RENFE version in red/silver so will have to make do 'til next year. Anyway, looks great.

Haven't started any fake catenary yet but think I'll have to go the Dapol route, purely for finance, even if temporary. I've got Kato track so some sort of plinths would have to be made to raise them anyway. Will have to look at more pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on September 11, 2017, 01:52:00 pm

I don't think the Dapol catenary masts look very german, and you're correct they do look too short so you'd need to raise them up at least 5mm+ ?

I fully agree, i like the looks (they are very close for the Portuguese) but they feel out of place.

I was ok with the non-german looks as a compromise for the low purchase price, if the dimensions were ok. That is not the case as the first one is already raised by 2/3 mm. I will see if i can raise a few more mm with some sort of concrete base..  :doh:


Quote
Agree the Talgo looks lovely although I sort of wish you hadn't showed it as having been given a blue/white Spanish Talgo locomotive for my birthday I now want the blue/white RENFE Talgo Pendular version (no funds  :()

The Talgo was on my "desire list" and back in January i saw it "with my hands" on a local shop in Hamburg, but... 199€, way too much for me.  :thumbsdown:

DM-Toys put them on sale last month for 129€, still a little over... but the eBay units did went for even less, so i could not miss it.

I guess the spanish from Electrotren (?) is way more difficult to get and rare.  :hmmm:


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Haven't started any fake catenary yet but think I'll have to go the Dapol route, purely for finance, even if temporary.

That was the reason to order the Dapol masts, unfortunately there is diference between UK and continental loading gauges.

I will try to raise and keep them, as the fake catenary is easy to replace later on. If i need 30 masts, it will be 30€ with Dapol or 150€ for Viessmann.  :hmmm: My layout is a blank space right now, so i prefer to invest on other areas.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on September 11, 2017, 02:28:44 pm
a souvenir from TINGS ( & DM_Toys)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/941-110917142630.jpeg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on September 11, 2017, 04:49:18 pm
I guess the Spanish [Talgo] from Electrotren (?) is way more difficult to get and rare.  :hmmm:


The Electrotren Talgo models seem to be not too hard to find on ebay.

I have an old Ibertren set, for which I still need to find a matching loco in good condition (the loco in the picture is the DelPrado static model)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/5885-110917164752.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=55578)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on September 11, 2017, 06:17:29 pm
have you considered fitting a bo-bo chassis to the Del Prado model? a japanese Tomytec mini chassis might do, or a Shorty chassis.

i squeezed a GF GWR railcar chassis into the Picasso model!

give us some dimensions and an expert will be along RSN!

Tomytec dimensions here:

http://trainweb.org/tomix/chassis_dim.htm (http://trainweb.org/tomix/chassis_dim.htm)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on September 11, 2017, 06:26:53 pm
have you considered fitting a bo-bo chassis to the Del Prado model? a japanese Tomytec mini chassis might do, or
Yeah, I've wondered about that and looked through Tomytec, GreenMax, Kato and others. Unfortunately Jap bogie chassis tend to have quite short wheelbase bogies, nothing really suits.

I'd quite like to get a genuine Ibertren 2N loco, they do surface from time to time on ebay. I know they're a bit basic but they appeal to the collector in me. I might even consider the 3-rail version as I have a 3N set and a couple of other locos.

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on September 11, 2017, 07:07:46 pm
Hi guys,

RicardoFig, Interesting about the masts looking close to Portuguese ones because that'll do me. Will research further.

ntpntpntp, I also am looking for an Ibertren 352 for my Arnold era III Talgo set (the blue/white one being a 353) so if I see one I will let you know. If funds come in and one comes up I might just fancy it but no point in us bidding against each other so you go first. We can PM. Good luck.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on September 11, 2017, 10:44:01 pm
have you considered fitting a bo-bo chassis to the Del Prado model? a japanese Tomytec mini chassis might do, or
Yeah, I've wondered about that and looked through Tomytec, GreenMax, Kato and others. Unfortunately Jap bogie chassis tend to have quite short wheelbase bogies, nothing really suits.

I'd quite like to get a genuine Ibertren 2N loco, they do surface from time to time on ebay. I know they're a bit basic but they appeal to the collector in me. I might even consider the 3-rail version as I have a 3N set and a couple of other locos.



You can cut'n  shut the chassis and lengthen the drive shafts to fit - my other PIcasso was done like that. They need extra weights though.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: railsquid on September 12, 2017, 02:23:01 am
The latest entry in rolling stock has already a month inside a box, but today was the day:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36337973853_638bfa4925_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Xn4BCz)Zug 106 &amp; 9001 (https://flic.kr/p/Xn4BCz) by Ricardo Figueiredo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59039484@N03/), on Flickr

InterCityNight Talgo trainset, via eBay, DM Toys auction.  :beers:
Nice, I used to live right next to Warschauer Strasse station in Berlin, where there was (is) a servicing facility, every afternoon a Ludmilla would turn up to take one out for its trip. Wish I'd had a digital camera back then...
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on September 12, 2017, 07:49:40 am
You can cut'n  shut the chassis and lengthen the drive shafts to fit - my other PIcasso was done like that. They need extra weights though.
Yeah, but it's the bogie wheelbase which is too short (not the bogie centres)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on September 12, 2017, 01:15:12 pm
Still regarding the Dapol catenary masts:

A lousy photo upon arrival at Lisbon:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/6220-120917001254.jpeg)

A couple of images of the real masts around here:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3414/3600465832_5cac0a54c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6uak47)Areia, Lousal, 2009.05.19 (https://flic.kr/p/6uak47) by Nuno Morão (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nmorao/), on Flickr


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/16760915720_1bc4575970_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rx75iw)IC por Grândola (https://flic.kr/p/rx75iw) by Guillermo B.W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bwguille3600/), on Flickr

Not the exact same layout, but very similar, at least looks more portuguese than german.  :doh: :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on September 12, 2017, 08:58:26 pm
Obrigado Senhor.

Nice pics. Looks like definitely Dapol masts for my French/Spanish layout.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. It's in a fictional principality so let's say they bought them from CP!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 15, 2017, 11:49:10 pm
Still regarding the Dapol catenary masts:

Not the exact same layout, but very similar, at least looks more portuguese than german.  :doh: :D

The Dapol masts are good for up to date representation of ac overhead in France, Switzerland and Portugal. I remove the vertical bar at the outside end of the arms  to make them look more realistic

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on September 16, 2017, 01:01:02 pm
Nice to know I can use the Dapol masts for my SBB tracking. :thumbsup:

I was getting £atigued looking at the prices from ntrain and others! :o
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 17, 2017, 12:37:04 am

I have an old Ibertren set, for which I still need to find a matching loco in good condition (the loco in the picture is the DelPrado static model)


I have one of the Ibertren locos which I dismantled but I may be able to put it back together again for you.

I also have two of the Ibertren Talgo sets so I can make up a correct Catalan-Talgo (which of course I was very familiar with as it served Geneva)


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on September 17, 2017, 08:23:25 pm
I am not much into French railways but this is a locomotive I have admired decades ago in the Mulhouse railway museum, and also the model I wanted to add for many years: the 232 U 1.

(https://s6.postimg.org/iqxw3vf0h/232_U1.jpg)

The Fulgurex model was released in the year 2000 as a numbered edition of 250 pieces. Original price was 1,350 Swiss Francs, about €1,200 (without taking into account 17 years of inflation). I got it for much less (there's another on ebay for €2,299 :o ) but for a fair price – without my bid it would have gone far too cheap. The model seems brand-new, not even displayed, let alone run.

(https://s6.postimg.org/uu37rfq2p/232_U2.jpg)

The 232 U 1 was completed in May 1949 and was used for express trains from Paris north to Lille on the Belgian border, together with the seven engines of the closely related classes 232 R and S. Those were delivered in 1940–41, three 232 R 3-cylinders and four 232 S four-cylinder compounds. The 232 R 4 remained incomplete because of the German annexation of Alsace. After the liberation the plans were changed to a steam-turbine locomotive with the designation 232 T, before it was decided to complete it as a conventional steam locomotive, a four-cylinder compound, and the only engine of class 232 U.

(Interpreted by me from Google-translated French sources, so may contain alternative facts – I am sure Gordon will come to the rescue. ;) )

"The Divine", as the 232 U 1 was called, later served as the inspiration for the design of the East German 18 201 when that was rebuilt from the streamlined 4-6-6 tank loco 61 002 in 1960–61. The 18 201 was completed twelve years after the 232 U 1, only four months before the French loco was retired along with the seven 232 R & S, after the Paris–Lille route had been electrified.

(https://s6.postimg.org/e7qpfh3gh/232_U3.jpg)

In direct comparison the driving wheels of the 232 U look a bit tiny but in reality they were 2 metres high, not even 2 mm difference in N scale to the 18 201's mighty 2.3m drivers.

(https://s6.postimg.org/khgx5cwjl/232_U4.jpg)

My favourite view, so one doesn't get disturbed by the tender with its high-water ground clearance. ;)
(Something I already found ugly on Rivarossi's Chapelon Pacific as a small child. The French really should have looked at the British and Germans how to build some nice looking tenders. :) )



Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on September 23, 2017, 12:28:41 am
I couldn't think of anywhere else more appropriate to mention that, ahem, Steinheim am Main features the September issue of Continental Modeller.

I read you article and enjoyed it.

You comment on wanting other steam stock, for example a Br86.

My recommendation would be to look for a Fleischmann Br65, for the following reasons:
1) it would make a nice change from the 'standard' Br64 and Br86 that appear on many models as the 'branch line traction'.
2) the real DB 65s were few in number but, crucially the area they are most associated with is that around where your layout is set, as they were shedded at Aschaffenburg


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: GScaleBruce on September 23, 2017, 12:35:53 pm
Thank you, Gordon. I'll certainly consider a BR65, especially if they were based in Aschaffenburg. They do seem to show up second hand occasionally too. Slightly depends on what Fleischmann decide to re-run next!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on October 01, 2017, 12:32:44 pm
Arnold HN2160 Class 152 041-0 DB 'PORSCHE' livery, new from TKT CS GmbH.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/5427-011017122043.jpeg)

Rule #1 addition to the fleet. Porsches can be a devil through the curves, but this one corners like it's on rails. :D
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on October 01, 2017, 01:26:33 pm
Arnold HN2160 Class 152 041-0 DB 'PORSCHE' livery, new from TKT CS GmbH.
Nice!   Always been a fan of the Arnold 152, I have one of the first ones they did. Massive flywheels that really have some effect, almost up to Kato and CJM levels of overrun!
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on November 07, 2017, 10:32:24 am
TRIX 16611 Class CC6500 6528 SNCF 'TEE Capitole' flanked by TRIX 15691 Car Set 'TEE Capitole' (left) and TRIX 15692 Car Set 'TEE Capitole' (right), new from Modellbahn-Kramm.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/5427-071117102145.jpeg)

Rule #1 addition to the fleet, because I think it looks pretty nice. :heart2:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on November 07, 2017, 12:38:15 pm
Nice!   

I noticed the electric loco on last night's episode of Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways in Morocco was obviously of french origin with the same inward sloping windscreen etc.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on November 07, 2017, 03:50:29 pm
Hi Railgooner,

Very nice and I'm very jealous. Have got an older CC6500 loco and 4 older coaches. Thought about upgrading but funds won't allow. Having travelled on L'Aquitaine but with Le Capitole alongside at Paris Gare d'Austerlitz in the early '80s I will get the newer version one day.

Hope you enjoy it and looking forward to 'out of box', layout pics.

Hi ntpntpntp,

Forgot about Chris Tarrant's new series and that's after hearing him on Talksport yesterday afternoon talking about it  :doh:. Am sure I'll find it on catch up TV.

I've never been to Morocco and probably a good thing too because I've seen many of their trains (of French and others origin) and did think about modelling somewhere of that country. If I went there, I know what I'm like, it would be a must (I went to Ghent once, came back and bought a tram, never been out of the box) but would cost a fortune as I'd have to have all the rolling stock specially painted as that is way, way out of my league.

Was this it?....

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8812/16625456184_91c8060cb4_b.jpg. (https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8812/16625456184_91c8060cb4_b.jpg.)

I like the BB 7200 and CC 72000 versions....


http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg (http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg)

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Railway.jpg (https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Railway.jpg)

Cheers weave  :beers:


Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on November 07, 2017, 07:05:42 pm
Was this it?....

 [url]https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8812/16625456184_91c8060cb4_b.jpg.[/url] ([url]https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8812/16625456184_91c8060cb4_b.jpg.[/url])

I like the BB 7200 and CC 72000 versions....


[url]http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg[/url] ([url]http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg[/url])

[url]https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Railway.jpg[/url] ([url]https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Railway.jpg[/url])



The middle one I think.
(http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 08, 2017, 12:20:50 am
I've never been to Morocco and probably a good thing too because I've seen many of their trains (of French and others origin) and did think about modelling somewhere of that country. If I went there, I know what I'm like, it would be a must

Indeed ONCF is and always has been eminently modellable, even in N gauge, in the same way as Turkey as it is one of those non-western-European railways that was/is supplied from familiar western European sources.

in the 1970s ONCF ran lots of French clone electrics (CC7100 clones, BB8100 clones, and still had Midi BB clones, plus other familiar material from Belgium.

In the 1980s they turned towards Poland and Japan for locos, but the current ONCF is again extremely modellable, with

E1100, E1200, E1250 (all Hitachi)
E1300, E 1350 (French nez cassés)
E1400 (Alsthom Prima II)

Diesels
DF (CC72000 clones) increasingly rare due to electrification and newer GM locos
DH (GM American styling)

Coaches:
Corail type and Eurofima aka VSE Inter city coaches (some purpose-built for ONCF, some ex-SNCF)

...and the astute among you will have spotted the T2 Wagon Lits sleeper (ex SNCF) on the Desert train


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 08, 2017, 12:25:18 am
I noticed the electric loco on last night's episode of Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways in Morocco was obviously of french origin with the same inward sloping windscreen etc.
The middle one I think.

The ONCF nez cassés locos currently in service are SNCF BB7200 derivatives, not the CC6500 derivatives (which were classified E900 and only lasted 1970 - 1995). There is a passenger batch (E1300 class) and a freight batch (E1350)
 
He cab rode E1354, which is one of the freight geared locos, on the phosphates train, but I think he was also hauled by one of the Primas (his itinerary would have put him on the trains now hauled by those, and they appeared in the film.


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on November 10, 2017, 12:23:22 am
Latest continental purchase, one more time from the UK.  :D


Minitrix 12567 - BR 111 in S-Bahn orange livery:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4536/37584806964_e9c9646922_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZgeXFb)

Second hand from ebay, seller warned about a broken pantograph (it was only a loose arm, fixed with no tools at all), and front lights only in one direction: the lights are ok in both ways.  :thumbsup:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/26521185289_e05ac3b8c8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GpA1pk)

It may not look like, but this Minitrix reference was released in 2007. I guess that the body has received no changes at all regarding the older versions of this loco, and even the print its not brilliant at all, as this loco looks much older. No red tail light, but this reference was released with a built in Sx/DCC decoder on the board, and it runs very, very smoothly .  :heart2: :thumbsup:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4543/26521185779_b32be48c0c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GpA1xM)

The plastic case arrived with a £55 price tag on it. It was sold on eBay for less, so i could not say "no" to this digital locomotive, and now i have to add a few "S-Bahn" services on my layout.  :veryangry: :D

An excelent photo of this very same locomotive could be seen here:
(http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/dso/Stromabnehmer_111/b09-111_111.jpg)
https://www.ttnut.com/germany-db-ag-and-private-railways-t871-70.html (https://www.ttnut.com/germany-db-ag-and-private-railways-t871-70.html)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on November 10, 2017, 07:22:27 am
 :thankyousign:  to all for the details about Tarrants Morocco trip.

And thanks to Ricardo for pics of an excellent bargain purchase.

Seems the normal 'Thanks' button has gone walkabout. :hmmm:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on November 10, 2017, 07:46:44 am
I echo all that Mike said, including his observation that the 'Thank You' button is AWOL.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: weave on November 10, 2017, 08:20:08 am
More echos from me,

Was going to button 'thank you' Gordon and Ricardo but couldn't, so  :thankyousign:. It only seems to be on here. Maybe it's a Brexit thing?

How do we tell the Croydon Government?  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on November 10, 2017, 08:50:58 am
@RicardoFig (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6220) lovely 111.   I run a couple of those with the matching coaches and driving trailer, always reliable models.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RailGooner on November 10, 2017, 09:46:45 am
More echos from me,

Was going to button 'thank you' Gordon and Ricardo but couldn't, so  :thankyousign:. It only seems to be on here. Maybe it's a Brexit thing?

How do we tell the Croydon Government?  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:

 :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Railwaygun on November 10, 2017, 11:41:18 am
Normal @Thank yous” now restored

The “close thank you “ button is next to reply
Fat fingers do the rest!
NickR
Robomod
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on November 10, 2017, 11:34:28 pm
@RicardoFig ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6220[/url]) lovely 111.   I run a couple of those with the matching coaches and driving trailer, always reliable models.


The problem with bargains is that almost every one is not on the plans, so now i am missing the "X-wagen" coaches, but not for long.  ;D



With the first new locomotive already on tracks, today the 2º delivery for this month has arrived at my address:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4547/38287209452_abdb4e870d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21kiXsU)


Minitrix 12760, a epoch IV BR 110 in dark blue, model from 2001 but already converted for DCC with the decoder in place.

Bought second hand in Germany, the seller stated that the locomotive was ok, no visible damage at all (there is some roof detail missing, nothing serious), except some "rusty" buffers as he said:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4552/37603337414_85eb83300f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZhSW8G)


One more time, another electric locomotive that was not in my plans, but .... it is ep. IV so it fits my layout, it goes very well with my old Fleischman Silberling coaches, i am getting some good running on Minitrix locomotives, it has already a digital decoder and.... the price.  :-\

39€ + shipping  :doh: A single ESU decoder alone goes by 34€ at my local store... it was a shame to pass.
It is not as good runner as the 111, there is a huge delay to start to move (i must check that..) but after it starts,  its quite a "solid" runner even on points.

It was delivered in original box, the manuals and a store receipt from 2007 with some 10€ of Trix spare parts, and 35€ for a Uhlenbrock decoder.  :D


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4544/38263874476_65e3f18650.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21ifmMJ)

This is probably my last 2017 locomotive, since now its time to focus on my layout, but i will be back shorty to this topic.  :beers:



Photo of the real locomotive can be found here:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2886/11725860994_b727840d6f.jpg)



 (https://flic.kr/p/iSb6X9)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on November 11, 2017, 06:14:26 pm
Two new arrivals this week from ebay, both old models but in good condition and running nicely.  Each was less than £40 including postage.

Roco BR 215 in TEE livery. I have several of this general style of loco (215/216/218) by Fleischmann, Minitrix and Arnold but this is the first Roco example in my fleet.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/5885-111117175849.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58007)


Minitrix BR 52. This is an early model in the original cardboard green/yellow box, so probably dates from the 70s. Still has its instructions and control number slip, I wish I could find out if the production date is encoded on these slips? It's hardly been run by the look of it. 
I think someone was asking recently on another thread about prices and availability for these, but I confess I kept quiet about this one as I already had a bid sitting on it (sorry!)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/5885-111117180411.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58008)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: daffy on November 11, 2017, 07:07:01 pm
Nice buys, Nick, and good to be reminded that it's not all 'eBay madness' of the over-priced kind. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 17, 2017, 12:10:50 am
Nice buys, Nick, and good to be reminded that it's not all 'eBay madness' of the over-priced kind. :thumbsup:

Indeed not. I've just won a Fleischmann BB20011 body only for around £25. Ideal as I was keen to get one of these.  Obtaining a body only is ideal as I have about 15 Fleischmann SNCF B-B chassis built up over the years which I have mixed and matched under BB15000, BB7200, BB22200 and kit built BB67400 bodies.

I was privileged to see the real BB20011 close up in the roundhouse at Thionville on a shed visit in 1987 (in the days when you could turn up and ask nicely and get into a depot full of SNCF locos (very interesting in the case of Thionville the flat irons, baldwins etc) .


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Gordon on November 17, 2017, 12:15:27 am

Roco BR 215 in TEE livery. I have several of this general style of loco (215/216/218) by Fleischmann, Minitrix and Arnold but this is the first Roco example in my fleet.

My first German diesel was a altrot Roco 215 circa 1977. I got rid of it because I was never really happy with the shape and I always felt it was somewhat under scale in appearance (though may not actually be). The other problem was that I controlled it with an early example of 'speed control' controller, but the motor got so used to being controlled that way that it henceforth always started up gradually even if you didn't want it to!


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Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on November 18, 2017, 11:08:50 pm
Latest and last for this month: Minitrix X-Wagen, in orange S-Bahn colors

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38475963132_ce5f4b07c1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21BZnmG)


The S-Bahn 111 could only be complete with a set of "X-Wagen" coaches with driving trailer, so i went for eBay for it!
I dont know the Minitrix reference, the one printed in the box is from the same coaches with "Minitrix" advert, but they are somewhat old.

The price was not bad at all (£36 + postage) but the coaches need a good cleaning, and the driving trailer has some ink missing (seller did not said the damage, i did not ask), so i could only call the price "fair".

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4523/37792540394_7f6cb3d7dc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZzADA3)

I just find this coaches with the "full skirt" just gorgeous  :heart2:, but cant say that for the small moving orange area ahead of the bogie.  :-\


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4535/38475963292_3f68a0c288_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21BZnps)

Too much space between the cars, is there anything i could do to improve this?  ???


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4520/38475963782_1560290d10_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21BZnxU)

They look good but they don't run near as good, specially when the driving car is in the front and the 111 is pulling. I will try to remove the wheel contacts for the lights, lets see if it improves.



 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: ntpntpntp on November 18, 2017, 11:24:12 pm
Latest and last for this month: Minitrix X-Wagen, in orange S-Bahn colors
... the coaches need a good cleaning, and the driving trailer has some ink missing


I like the X-Wagen too.  It's funny how so many 2nd hand examples are dirty!

Some time ago I picked up a "Knorr Spaghetteria" set with loco.  I've also got some of the fantasy livery coaches for german football clubs, and also the "Kellogs Frosties" in white - the kids always spot this one!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/58/5885-181117232149.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=58308)

 Still looking for the Stuttgart football club coach in white!
(http://www.spurweite-n.de/NDBPics/Minitrix/13397K.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on November 18, 2017, 11:39:06 pm
The all red Knorr are a big eye catcher in any layout, but my favorite is that last version in white with the yellow stripe!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: Hiawatha on November 19, 2017, 10:38:03 am
The S-Bahn 111 could only be complete with a set of "X-Wagen" coaches with driving trailer
Only today noticed the number of your S-Bahn loco: 111 111-1 :laugh:

But you do know that these locos weren't restricted to just S-Bahn service? Here's one pulling a (still all-first-class) "IC Hessen-Kurier" in 1979:

(https://s6.postimg.org/wc4lbjg8h/Hessen_Kurier1979.jpg)
from https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,6777179 (https://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?017,6777179)

I like this paint scheme – much better than ocean blue/ivory. A pity that the 111 (and 181.2) never received TEE/IC paint, would have looked great on the 111 pulling the TEE Mediolanum. And with a top speed of 160 km/h red/ivory would not have been out of place.
Title: Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
Post by: RicardoFig on November 19, 2017, 02:42:39 pm

But you do know that these locos weren't restricted to just S-Bahn service? Here's one pulling a (still all-first-class) "IC Hessen-Kurier" in 1979:


I liked the X-Wagen so much that i never tried to search for anything else.  :-[  :D

The very same 111 111-1 (Someone at Trix should be having a great time.. ;D), with a express train (cannot id. the service):

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5051/5496776430_67918b912c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9nJq8q)

With a InterCity/Regio (?) train:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5017/5580754947_a0b638e6ca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9v9Q1T)

... and with a colorful consist: Someone was bored at the yard for sure.  :D

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5049/5319005751_84390b1ba2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/972i6H)

All photos by:
https://www.flickr.com/people/42309484@N03/ (https://www.flickr.com/people/42309484@N03/)



I never saw the wide range of services with this livery for thew 111s, but that is the beauty of modelling to me: discover a little bit more every day.  :thumbsup:
Thank you!