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Offline biela49

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Talgo trains.
« on: October 22, 2017, 12:00:37 am »
The most representaive Spanish train is with no doubt the Talgo. It is a full Spanish developpement, even though that the first manufacturesd units, and its tests, were in  the USA. The first commercial Talgo (Talgo II) began to run between Madrid and Hendaya (French border) on 14th July 1950. Since that date many improvements has been made by Talgo till today, when the Talgo company compete in the field of HST, and you can find Talgos running in not a few countries, as USA, Germany, Russia, . And soon between Medina and La Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as a HST, able to overcome the 300 Km/h.

Many models has been reproduced in N gauge, by Ibertren (Talgo IIIRD TEE, and Talgo IV), Electrotren, and recently Arnold and Startrain.

I got to collect 14 different Talgos, two of them class 102 HST. It is a model that for me is asking loudly to be populated and lighted, so I Heard the voice and now I already got almost half of them with passengers inside and inner lighting digitally controlled.

Let me be a little proud to introduce to you to some of them runnig on my unfinished layout. I invite toy to have a beer and relax for a short while watching them.








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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 12:28:58 am »
Thanks @biela49 for the great videos and the interesting pocket history on the Talgo. :thumbsup: :beers:

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 01:00:01 am »
Likewise. :beers:

I have a few Mabar freight wagons - SBB 'Post' - but know next to nothing about Spanish railways or models. Many thanks for these videos and other posts about your country and its rail transport. :thumbsup:
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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 08:37:12 am »
Thank you for posting. I have an Ibertren Talgo and an Arnold Talgo which I have not run for years. Time to get them out again. I think the steady lighting is excellent.
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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 08:45:43 am »
Hola Jose,

Thank you for the videos. Really good. I love the coach lighting and want to do it but time and mainly money (I have too much else to do on the layout) means it won't be for a few years  :(.

I have an Arnold Talgo era III but have never been on one. Although I traveled in France a lot I have only been on one Spanish train. The last video reminded me of it as it was from Irun to Madrid Chamartin via Aranda de Duero pulled by a class 333 diesel (in green though).

 It was 1985 and the 470 km (292 miles) journey took 12 hours (and that was timetabled). I think we were passed by a donkey at one point  :D. We had lots of beers though and made friends with lots of back packers, it was great fun.

I must get a class 333 but they seem hard to find.

Thanks again,

Salud Chris (weave)  :beers:
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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 09:42:04 am »
great videos and lovely modelling. Thank you for sharing these. Bill.

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 09:48:59 am »
Total agreement here.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 12:03:29 pm »
nice videos!

talgo want to open a factory in the uk apparently.

given that we have high platforms and don't need low floor trains or gauge changing ones I'm not sure what they will make for the uk market but they must have something aimed at high speed 2 up their sleave!

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 06:47:53 pm »
Great lighting work.  :claphappy:


The interior lighting is on my "to do list" for my DB Talgo, but then again... only after the layout "basics" are on place.  :(

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 09:35:05 pm »
Go on, model a working version of the gauge changing ones  :D

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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 11:39:20 pm »
The most representaive Spanish train is with no doubt the Talgo. It is a full Spanish developpement, even though that the first manufacturesd units, and its tests, were in  the USA. The first commercial Talgo (Talgo II) began to run between Madrid and Hendaya (French border) on 14th July 1950. Since that date many improvements has been made by Talgo till today, when the Talgo company compete in the field of HST, and you can find Talgos running in not a few countries, as USA, Germany, Russia, . And soon between Medina and La Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as a HST, able to overcome the 300 Km/h.

Many models has been reproduced in N gauge, by Ibertren (Talgo IIIRD TEE, and Talgo IV), Electrotren, and recently Arnold and Startrain.

I got to collect 14 different Talgos, two of them class 102 HST. It is a model that for me is asking loudly to be populated and lighted, so I Heard the voice and now I already got almost half of them with passengers inside and inner lighting digitally controlled.

Let me be a little proud to introduce to you to some of them runnig on my unfinished layout. I invite toy to have a beer and relax for a short while watching them.









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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 12:58:34 am »
The original Talgo was 'standard gauge' (ie 1435mm) and ran in Spain on the standard gauge Langreo Railway until the 1980s.



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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 11:44:42 am »
Thanks for the great videos!

Here are some good Talgo II photos from LIFE magazine, and also both ends of the Talgo I prototype (which looks like it could come straight out of an Ed Wood sci-fi movie)  :)
http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blogs/sunday-streamline-18-talgo

Some interesting early photos also here (the pictures shown as broken thumbnails open correct)
http://www.railway-history.de/talgos.htm

and on the German Talgo site
http://www.talgo.de/historie.htm






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Re: Talgo trains.
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 04:24:27 pm »
DM Toys has a sale on Minitrix DB Talgo 6 & 3 car sets

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/newsletter.211/items/newslettere432.html
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