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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 131043 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #975 on: May 26, 2018, 08:40:08 pm »
Great model Mike.
I love the Vectrons.
I hope Hobbytrain do one in the latest SBB Cargo International livery.


My wish has been granted :claphappy:
A few photos of the new Hobbytrain SBB Cargo International Vectron at work on my layout.
A very smooth running loco with a few small mods from previous versions. The cabside windows are "mirrored" to hide the solid interior at that point and the cab roof gutter has been extended to better represent the original.






« Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 08:48:35 pm by swisstrains »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #976 on: May 26, 2018, 08:48:51 pm »
Looks like they have wire thieves in Switzerland too  :D  :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #977 on: May 26, 2018, 09:01:43 pm »
Looks like they have wire thieves in Switzerland too  :D  :D
Yes Nick :D
I love the finescale steelwork but I DO miss seeing the wires. Even if I plucked up the courage to add wires to the very delicate N-Train catenary I would still not be able to create that great sight of pantographs gliding along the wires.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #978 on: May 26, 2018, 11:57:26 pm »
  Kuehn-Modell I thought I'd treat myself to one of these as it's not a model (nor indeed a brand) I've had before. 

Likewise I have recently obtained a Kuehn model for the first time. Contikits had some 2nd hand Kuehn DR double deck coaches. They look very nice but the running quality is not quite right, so they run well being pushed which is a pity as the driving trailer leading is the most interesting way to run these sets.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #979 on: May 26, 2018, 11:59:33 pm »

A few photos of the new Hobbytrain SBB Cargo International Vectron at work on my layout.


Quite keen to get one of these. I suspect I will see the real thing in action next month when I arrive in Basel...

Pity it's a model of the loco badge 'Duisburg' rather than one badged for a Swiss place
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #980 on: May 27, 2018, 09:22:45 am »

A few photos of the new Hobbytrain SBB Cargo International Vectron at work on my layout.


Quite keen to get one of these. I suspect I will see the real thing in action next month when I arrive in Basel...

Pity it's a model of the loco badge 'Duisburg' rather than one badged for a Swiss place

The Swiss edition badged for "Olten" will probably be available when you visit next month. Assuming that you don't mind paying Swiss prices. :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #981 on: May 28, 2018, 12:46:47 am »
I doubt I will pay Swiss prices for a Swiss version.

I will be concentrating on the 12 in to 1 foot versions rather than visiting model shops, though I may have time to visit one of the Geneva shops
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #982 on: May 28, 2018, 12:05:42 pm »

Hi,
Have you seen the Swiss-Italian version “Gallarate”?
Is just available by Pi.ra.ta models...is an exclusive model.

Cheers.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #983 on: June 02, 2018, 02:43:19 pm »
Something a bit different to my usual modern image stuff!

Der Adler - a Minitrix set from 1985 representing the Stephenson-built loco of 1835 generally considered the first successful commercially operated steam loco in Germany.   This is the basic set not the "posh" wooden boxed set (which comes with an extra coach). 





I've been fancying one of these for my "Bahnmuseum", and this one came up on german eBay at a decent price. It's in great condition, though a couple of the coach steps suffered in transit and I've had to repair those.  I think caused by some painted metal figures that were literally "thrown in" loose in the box (they were not part of the standard set as far as I know). The seller has since given me a token partial refund.  It runs smoothly if rather noisy as it is geared down for slow speed (I have other low-geared Minitrix locos with the same problem).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #984 on: June 02, 2018, 08:58:31 pm »
That's a beautiful little model Nick. Will it be venturing out onto the mainline?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #985 on: June 02, 2018, 09:15:29 pm »
That's a beautiful little model Nick. Will it be venturing out onto the mainline?

It might do, if it can dare risk it in between the ICEs!! 
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #986 on: August 09, 2018, 03:43:55 pm »
For some reason I've always wanted one of these, and Hattons had one going for 36 quid or so, so worth a punt:





For a Lima model dating from 1983/1984 it's not at all bad, motor is a bit noisy of course (might benefit from some attention), and the Lima typical pickups on one bogie only make it slightly more hesitant than it could be (some initial cleaning has helped), but otherwise I'm quite satisfied with it  :beers:

I see Hobbytrain announced a new version a few years back but it never seems to have made it into production.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #987 on: August 09, 2018, 03:55:26 pm »
So are we now getting an airport on the layout?  ???
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #988 on: August 09, 2018, 04:29:34 pm »
So are we now getting an airport on the layout?  ???

Err no, but helpfully the prototypes were being restored not far from Berlin with the aim of returning one set to service (can't find any more recent info than 2016 though), so adding a dash of Rule 1 I'll pretend this set was done up in this livery sponsored by Lufthansa as a premium shuttle service between the centre of Berlin and the shiny new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport, which is scheduled to open some time before the heat death of the universe.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #989 on: August 09, 2018, 05:41:30 pm »
I'll pretend this set was done up in this livery sponsored by Lufthansa as a premium shuttle service between the centre of Berlin and the shiny new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport, which is scheduled to open some time before the heat death of the universe.

Given that these services were treated as flights I tend not to let mine stop at Königshafen, it just sails past!
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

 

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