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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 90559 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #645 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.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #646 on: February 27, 2017, 11:38:45 pm »



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.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #647 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:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #648 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.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #649 on: February 28, 2017, 08:34:50 pm »
Oops meant to post picture of the wagons too!


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #650 on: February 28, 2017, 09:29:08 pm »
I treated myself to a Fleischmann Br 212 for Christmas:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #651 on: February 28, 2017, 10:48:47 pm »
Oops meant to post picture of the wagons too!



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.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #652 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

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #653 on: March 01, 2017, 11:10:25 am »
I treated myself to a Fleischmann Br 212 for Christmas:



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They are nice indeed.

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I do have one of these but in red.  :(
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #654 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.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #655 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...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #656 on: March 01, 2017, 04:47:55 pm »
Next loco for this week is a flieschmann br01 streamlined version picked up for £50


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #657 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!)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #658 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.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #659 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...

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