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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #825 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)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #826 on: September 12, 2017, 01:15:12 pm »
Still regarding the Dapol catenary masts:

A lousy photo upon arrival at Lisbon:



A couple of images of the real masts around here:

Areia, Lousal, 2009.05.19 by Nuno Morão, on Flickr


IC por Grândola by Guillermo B.W, on Flickr

Not the exact same layout, but very similar, at least looks more portuguese than german.  :doh: :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #827 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!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #828 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

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #829 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
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #830 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)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #831 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.



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.



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.



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.



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. :) )



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #832 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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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #833 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!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #834 on: October 01, 2017, 12:32:44 pm »
Arnold HN2160 Class 152 041-0 DB 'PORSCHE' livery, new from TKT CS GmbH.


Rule #1 addition to the fleet. Porsches can be a devil through the curves, but this one corners like it's on rails. :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #835 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!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #836 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.



Rule #1 addition to the fleet, because I think it looks pretty nice. :heart2:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #837 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.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #838 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.

I like the BB 7200 and CC 72000 versions....


http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/09/01/03/16/e130410.jpg

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Railway.jpg

Cheers weave  :beers:


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