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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #930 on: February 18, 2018, 06:46:23 pm »
So why can’t we find similar models in UK??


I see examples of these two models quite frequently on 2nd hand stalls in Britain.

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Yep, not too difficult to find and often turn up on ebay.
[edit] In fact there is one of each on ebay right now:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARNOLD-RAPIDO-N-GUAGE-LOCOMOTIVE-No-0231/292454825851?hash=item4417aa7f7b:g:0ZIAAOSwhiZaiekp

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROCO-N-GUAGE-LOCOMOTIVE-No-2154/292454851237?hash=item4417aae2a5:g:88oAAOSwZR9aie~G
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I find my old Arnold 194 a bit current hungry.  Bought an unboxed example of the re-tooled Hornby/Arnold 194 on a 2nd hand stand last October. It needed a new panto but only cost me £20 and easy enough to source a replacement part.  To be honest it may be a modern design chassis but doesn't seem simple and robust/indestructible like the old Arnold models.

I've had a couple of Roco 144.5s since the 80s and they were 2nd hand then. They used to be the mainstay of my previous layout. They have the older style Roco chassis and not as well engineered as say a Fleischmann or Minitrix loco of the same age, but perfectly usable.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #931 on: February 19, 2018, 12:02:32 am »
I've had a couple of Roco 144.5s since the 80s and they were 2nd hand then. They used to be the mainstay of my previous layout. They have the older style Roco chassis and not as well engineered as say a Fleischmann or Minitrix loco of the same age, but perfectly usable.

FWIW the Roco one pictured is a 2007 (re)release, though presumably using existing tooling. Just found the original receipt in the box from 2008, doesn't look like it's had much use at all since then.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #932 on: February 19, 2018, 08:52:52 am »
FWIW the Roco one pictured is a 2007 (re)release, though presumably using existing tooling.
I'd be interested to see a shot of the innards - see if the mech been re-tooled?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #933 on: February 19, 2018, 01:27:41 pm »
FWIW the Roco one pictured is a 2007 (re)release, though presumably using existing tooling.

I'd be interested to see a shot of the innards - see if the mech been re-tooled?


It is in fine working order and I have a backlog of more defective locos etc. to open up, but the parts sheet (with photos) is available here: http://www.roco.cc/de/product/23573-0-0-1-4-00-501-002002/products.html (tab "Downloads").
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #934 on: February 25, 2018, 01:24:59 pm »
My latest acquisition...




and t'other side





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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #935 on: February 25, 2018, 01:37:33 pm »
The Kaiser Chiefs  :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #936 on: February 25, 2018, 02:09:44 pm »
I thought that was coffee advertising at first...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #937 on: March 13, 2018, 11:21:12 pm »
one of my newest editions to my vt98 collection i do like these little dmu's


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #938 on: March 15, 2018, 11:38:51 pm »
Another oldie but goodie arrived safely today: Minitrix BR85 2-10-2T, hardly used. £40 all-in. Boxed with all docs.




Even has the sales receipt for 29 March 1980. 115 Deutsche Marks. Not bad at all for 38 years old.

I wish I knew how to decode Trix quality control slips as that would pinpoint the manufacturing date.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #939 on: March 16, 2018, 01:12:51 am »
I wish I knew how to decode Trix quality control slips as that would pinpoint the manufacturing date.


Picture?

Both these sites indicate the model was introduced in 1978:

http://www.mobadaten.info/wiki/TRX_2053_DB_III_85_Tenderlokomotive
http://www.spurweite-n.de/ncontent/ndb/ndb-artdetails.asp?ID=3064
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #940 on: March 16, 2018, 07:47:28 am »
I wish I knew how to decode Trix quality control slips as that would pinpoint the manufacturing date.

Picture?


Yeah I use spurweite-n all the time.     I'd like to understand what the control slip actually records?  I can see the model number 2053, but what else - year, month, day, inspector number??? 


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #941 on: March 16, 2018, 08:21:14 am »
I wish I knew how to decode Trix quality control slips as that would pinpoint the manufacturing date.

Picture?


Yeah I use spurweite-n all the time.     I'd like to understand what the control slip actually records?  I can see the model number 2053, but what else - year, month, day, inspector number??? 




Some interpretation attempts here:

http://www.ig-trix-bilder.de/forum/diskussionen-f8/kontrollzettel-t1600.html
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #942 on: March 16, 2018, 09:05:09 am »

Some interpretation attempts here:

http://www.ig-trix-bilder.de/forum/diskussionen-f8/kontrollzettel-t1600.html


Yep, seen that thread before. Unfortunately it's mainly about old Trix Express models and as it says in one of the early posts, the format of the control number changed from time to time.   

I'm not sure whether the mark at the far right is a badly printed digit or just a mark - need to find some other examples to compare when I get home. I've seen other similar slips which seem to have a slash before the last 2 digits, as if separating year and month.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #943 on: March 20, 2018, 01:15:30 pm »
After a long time away from the forum, i have a couple of new references to my collection to introduce, but i will start with the latest:





A small shunter was one of the last items on my "most wanted" list. I was searching for a Köf or a v60, but as the Köf was a "no match" to the insulfrog peco points (i want reliable operations), i moved on to the v60.

The 12621 is one of the first V60 with the new tooling as i saw in 1zu160 (new as mid 90s) with NEM socket for a decoder, and the color scheme and logo is perfect for a fresh painted 1994/5 unit, the year of my layout.


This unit seems to be brand new, or at least did not saw any significant action. Just before i start to play with it, what should i do?
The next step is to insert a decoder and possibly to add some lube oil (?).



Just a small remark, as the V60 arrived yesterday, on my first ever fathers day.  :claphappy: Not a bad gift to start, as in a few years i will receive from my son whatever he makes in its classroom.  ;D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #944 on: March 20, 2018, 01:53:55 pm »
@ricardo 62   I cannot advise regarding fitting a decoder, but I will say the re-tooled V60 with flywheel is sooo much better than the old model for slow running over pointwork. 

We have two of these available for duties on Königshafen, the are very dependable shunting locos.



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