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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 93918 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #855 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!


 Still looking for the Stuttgart football club coach in white!
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 11:31:41 pm by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #856 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:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #857 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:


from 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.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #858 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):



With a InterCity/Regio (?) train:


... and with a colorful consist: Someone was bored at the yard for sure.  :D



All photos by:
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!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #859 on: November 24, 2017, 12:47:35 am »
Not rolling stock but I have just received new 2017 item Faller 222211, concrete mixing plant. Will look very accurate in a Swiss setting IMO. Only just opened the box but very promising, with three packets of different stone supplied!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #860 on: November 24, 2017, 09:15:04 pm »
You know how it is, you go online to buy one small priced item, and then think "while I'm here might as well see what else I can add to justify the postage costs...".    So I ended up with a pack of traction tyres plus this little beastie which was on offer at half-price from The Hobby Shop in Faversham.



This is the first Brekina model to join my collection. Seems nice, very slightly noisy but hasn't been run in yet.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #861 on: November 25, 2017, 12:39:54 am »
More about scenic items.

I have been sourcing for French and Swiss in recent weeks.

One thing I need is a standard gauge Swiss station.

It has become a bit of a joke in European circles that that nearly all N gauge stations with a style suitable for Swiss railways have been models of narrow gauge stations, usually those in Alpine areas which typically make more use of timber than typical 'lowland' Swiss standard gauge stations.

For many years a standard Faller product for 'standard gauge' was in fact the model of St Niklaus station on the Zermatt line. Recent Faller items have followed the same trend, with an RhB Arosa line station and an RhB 'stammnetz' station - both new this year. Kibri makes the same 'mistake' by producing yet another metre gauge station (Schönried MOB)

However, at last there is good news. Faller has produced a station called 'Hochdorf'. Although it is not modelled on the Swiss Hochdorf (a station on the Seetalbahn) it does look Swiss (as opposed to German).

 
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #863 on: November 27, 2017, 12:18:18 am »
there is a KAto station - Narrow gauge??

Correct.
This station falls into the category I already cited of all models being of narrow gauge prototypes. It is an accurate representation of Filisur RhB (complete with signal warning 'dong' bells). Filisur is possibly the best known  station in Switzerland.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #864 on: November 27, 2017, 10:59:09 am »
There is always the old Pola Reichenbach station - if you can find one.
Standard gauge swiss and quite accurate too!! I was there last Christmas and took quite a few photos of the real thing, but it is looking somewhat shabby compared to the model.  I have a built one that used to be on my layout in the 1970's when I was a kid.









My original layout from the 1970's:


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #865 on: November 27, 2017, 11:13:31 am »
hmm... not seeing any of the above photobucket shots here in the office - could be blocked by our firewall or  could be the known photobucket 3rd party link problem?  Can others see the photos?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #866 on: November 27, 2017, 11:17:39 am »
I think it must be your Firewall as I have a commercial account with photobucket....
Something to look forward to when you get home?  :beers:

PS - Just checked...and now I cant see them either.  Definitely firewall as I have a hell of a job to access PB whilst at work.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #867 on: November 27, 2017, 11:18:16 am »
I can see them.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #868 on: November 27, 2017, 11:28:38 am »
Me too and thank you.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #869 on: November 27, 2017, 10:09:02 pm »
The Fides kit of Blausee-Mittholz is still available at an unbelievable price of 119 CHF :goggleeyes:
It certainly wasn't that expensive when I bought mine.
John

 

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