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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 123792 times)

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Offline RicardoFig

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #885 on: December 09, 2017, 10:41:45 pm »
Not another purchase, but i just want to pull this quote:


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:


Since i just found this photo of an S-Bahn 111 in Holland and want to share it:

http://www.loco-photos.net/picture?/38964/category/271-1982_04_holland_germany


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...hopefully i will have something new for this topic soon.  :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #886 on: December 09, 2017, 11:55:04 pm »
Not another purchase, but i just want to pull this quote:


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:


Since i just found this photo of an S-Bahn 111 in Holland and want to share it:

http://www.loco-photos.net/picture?/38964/category/271-1982_04_holland_germany


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

...hopefully i will have something new for this topic soon.  :D

Slightly OT but that loco on the right looks suspiciously like an ex-BR Class 77 (NS Class 1500).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #887 on: December 10, 2017, 01:06:59 am »

Slightly OT but that loco on the right looks suspiciously like an ex-BR Class 77

Indeed it is.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #888 on: December 11, 2017, 11:42:47 pm »
And the next photo is a great example between UK and Continental loading gauges, as the coach is somewhat wider:

http://www.loco-photos.net/picture?/38968/category/271-1982_04_holland_germany

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #889 on: December 14, 2017, 04:46:59 pm »
It's been a while since I posted any pics of my new stock, not that I've been quiet on the buying front mind you :no:, so here is what arrived today.

These are stock images cos my iPad is playing up - or I'm a lousy photographer.

All are SBB (Swiss Federal Railways).

First, a single Trix flat-wagon with three Innofreight containers. Lovely model from 2012/13 with each container locating well on the metal chassis.




And 4 of these, Fleischmann flat-wagons with a rail load. They were sold in a set of two from 2014. The rails have mainly come unstuck in their grouping in transit, though perhaps age-related degeneration has a lot to do with it. (I know how it feels! ;) ) 14 metal rails per wagon glued, originally, to little wooden cross supports, so I'll have fun reattaching them. Note that the Fleischmann stock photo shows the rails stacked 5 abreast, but the ones I have are two layers, 7 abreast with three wood spacers under each layer.




Each of the stake uprights folds down. I may keep two of the loads for trackside scenics and use the flats for timber loads, or whatever takes my fancy. SWMBO has suggested our Christmas train could do with a flatwagon loaded with a tree and stack of pressies or something, so who knows which of these models I'll use.

Another delivery from Germany tomorrow, with luck.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #890 on: December 15, 2017, 01:44:04 am »
Love both, but those flat wagons are just beautiful.  :thumbsup:


Speaking of Trix, the latest entry on my stock list:

Trix 15256 by Ricardo Figueiredo, on Flickr


Second hand via local shop, but not very found of those bars to fix the containers.  :hmmm:
The wagon is capable of holding a semi-trailer, so i guess those DHL containers will go away....

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #891 on: December 16, 2017, 09:54:57 pm »
I have always had a liking for the Brawa Voith Gravita but found it very difficult to justify running one on my Swiss layout. The only examples in regular use in Switzerland belong to Stahl Gerlafingen and Panlog and operate in and around steelworks.
As you can see from the photos I have finally convinced myself that there could be a steelworks (an outpost of Stahl Gerlafingen) somewhere in the vicinity of my layout and that it would be perfectly OK for one of these locos to make regular trip workings onto the layout in order to collect and deliver wagons containing scrap and finished steel.
My Brawa Gravita is a DCC/Sound example and I am very pleased with the way it performs. I personally think the sound is very convincing and whilst not being as loud as my Hobbytrain and Fleischmann locos it is perfectly fine for a layout of my size. It is much more powerful than the similar Vossloh G1700 from Hobbytrain and can easily haul 12 Eaos wagons up the 1 in 36 gradients on my layout.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #892 on: December 16, 2017, 10:02:18 pm »
Cracking model. :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #893 on: December 16, 2017, 10:23:04 pm »
Thanks for those photos. I remember seeing a then-new DB Gravita at an open day event. No justification for one on my Epoch IIIb - IV layout, but nice evening to see anyway!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #894 on: December 16, 2017, 10:35:39 pm »
It looks good John. :thumbsup:

I almost convinced myself to get one, but there are so many many temptations I decided to pass - for now. :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #895 on: December 16, 2017, 10:36:26 pm »

I have to agree, very nice locos.   I have the MRCE version (basic DC).   A german friend got me a pair of RK900 shunting couplings as brass castings, from ModellbahnManufaktur Crottendorf (MMC) that look great on this loco



RK900 couplings here:
http://moba-shop24.de/Spur-N/Bausaetze/RK-900-fuer-V60-V100-Koe-usw-DB-AG-1-Paar::987.html
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #896 on: December 16, 2017, 11:06:11 pm »
Lovely locomotive, but that layout looks stunning.  :heart2: :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #897 on: December 19, 2017, 12:55:50 am »
This month second hand purchase was as classic as it can get, at least when you are with DB: A train set consisting of a V100 with 3 Siberling coaches (Fleischmann, not Arnold): 2º class, 1º/2º class, and driving trailer.



The siberling set is my second, the coaches are almost the exact same references, but it was on purpose, since in the real world its very common to have the very same consists in regional trains crossing with each other.

This set is also going to be the test dummy for weathering and for installing carriage lighting kits.




The BR212 arrived as a factory-fitted DCC locomotive from Fleischmann and it is the second diesel loco for my layout.



As the blue scheme is my favorite, i can't understand the white painted light where the tail light should be. It is very easy to fix, but...   :thumbsdown:




The locomotive is DCC marked on bottom, but it was impossible to get a good response.
I will open a help thread on the DCC sub-forum tomorrow.  :hmmm: :uneasy:

As always, a image of the real life locomotive:


[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/42309484@N03/6256254563/in/album-72157627276067400/]https://www.flickr.com/photos/42309484@N03/6256254563/in/album-72157627276067400/



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #898 on: December 19, 2017, 02:10:48 pm »
A knew locomotive hauling the Christmas train today, from MSL via DHL last Friday. (It seems DHL, in their efforts to help Santa, made an early Christmas delivery, for which they should be severely admonished.  :no:)

Vectron Re 475 no. 404, multi-system loco owned and operated by BLS Cargo.



As usual my iPad takes lousy pictures, so here's the real McCoy from t'interweb. And yes, the blue sky on the model is a little too turquoise, but it still looks good, and runs very well straight out of the box, as I have come to expect from a Hobbytrain model, with excellent slow running on my DC track.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #899 on: December 19, 2017, 07:27:49 pm »
Love those Xmas wagons. Where are they from? I’m a sucker for unusual liveries.

C:)

 

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