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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 08:42:10 pm »
 On the subject of SNCF and French railways, I have an old SNCF cc71000 by roco (I think that's the class) that I bought many years ago ( the 331kmh record holder).  I really want to get some coaches for it in N but don't know wherecto start.  Could someone give me some advice?

I also love those 72000s. Definitely on my list!, I've just discovered that my via rail preference points can be used on SNCF so when I'm working again after the move to the uk I think a rail fan trip is in order :)

Graham


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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 09:36:44 pm »
The CC7100 has been product between 1952-55 by Alsthom (with an h...).
Roco has done a model in 1979-89, Startrain (Spain) an other model in 2009, a very nice model and modern with NEM socket (2009 loco of the Year award)
According the long life of this CC7100 (more 40 years) a lot of coaches are possible.
As I have seen your personal picture. Kato products an Orient Express Kit, it could be a good and nice start..
More details:
www.rmb.asso.fr/RMB%20composition%201957_1964%20G_LIGNES.pdf
Excuse my bad English...
Dominique

PS: my personal picture is, too, a Kato.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 12:32:33 pm by Dodesir »

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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2011, 05:51:48 am »
Dodesir - is that your model of the TGV La Poste? Do you have any photos? Those trains look incredible in those colors!

Also..thanks for the link to the compositions...I was able to find more information on various compositions which was quite helpful!  I'm always surprised at how varied the passenger cars can be!

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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011, 09:44:27 am »
Hello "la Poste" / Dodesir!  I spent quite a bit of time on the le-forum-du-n myself...I'd like to think its helping me to learn French, but Google Translate is too convenient...so I cheat! Unfortunately, this means I'm only a lurker and don't post, but I get to enjoy the conversation a lot! It certainly seems like a very good time for N Scale in France!


Hello quinntopia
See:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGV_postal
You could seen a lot of pictures in the web.
The postal TGV run every night still more than twentyfive years ( there are 3,5 TGV La Poste, 6 travels nightly)
My TGV is from a Kato frame modified by Francis Muller (a swiss craftman), see:
http://www.fmrprod.net/FMRProductions/category/modele/tgv/
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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2011, 11:50:19 am »
The CC7100 has been product between 1952-55 by Alsthom (with an h...).
Roco has done a model in 1979-89, Startrain (Spain) an other model in 2009, a very nice model and modern with NEM socket (2009 loco of the Year award)
According the long life of this CC7100 (more 40 years) a lot of coaches are possible.
As I have seen your personal picture. Kato products an Orient Express Kit, it could be a good and nice start..
More details:
www.rmb.asso.fr/RMB%20composition%201957_1964%20G_LIGNES.pdf
Excuse my bad English...
Dominique

PS: my personal picture is, too, a Kato.

Thanks for the information Dominique!  I have the Roco one, but am tempted to get a more modern one.    I'll take a look at the Orient Express and start saving (I need to make a list of all of the trains I *must* have! .. I'm going to be saving for the rest of my life! )

Graham

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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2011, 03:16:48 pm »
On the subject of the CC72000 models. I would love to own a couple of those from Gerard TAB, I know they are in HO gauge and not N scale, but they are very nice models with a ton of detail on them. Here is a few pics on this site http://homepage1.nifty.com/en/collectionTABCC72000.htm that shows just how good the models are. I wonder if anyone knows the best place to buy these models? Also does France have its own specialist auctions like Japan does? As Japan has Yahoo! Auctions which sells loads of Japanese trains not availible outside Japan. So I was wondering if France has a similar sort of auctions?

Sorry if I appear to be Hijacking your topic Quinntopia, but if you are after some CC72000's in N scale. There is a Minitrix SNCF "Fret" liveried one going on eBay for 159 from a seller in Germany. Also there is a couple of them in "En Voyage" livery too ;).
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2011, 07:56:56 pm »
Sorry if I appear to be Hijacking your topic Quinntopia, but if you are after some CC72000's in N scale. There is a Minitrix SNCF "Fret" liveried one going on eBay for 159 from a seller in Germany. Also there is a couple of them in "En Voyage" livery too ;).

The CC 72000 is very popular in France (Still in use).
In N gauge, Minitrix products it during 20 years (more than 10 different liveries).
Last one (in the begining of 2011) is the "En Voyage" livery.
I have 2 CC 72000, one "En Voyage"
159 for a CC 72000  is a little expensive. It's with a decoder? It's depend of P&P fee
You could buy an "En Voyage" for 140 Euros ( 125)
For the second hand: be carreful the model has been updated in 2000  (after 2000 there is a NEM socket, brass flywheel and 5 p motor)

Dominique
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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2011, 08:39:27 pm »
salut dodesir,

can you get X2400 railcars in n gauge? what other old railcars and dmus can you get?


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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2011, 08:56:17 pm »
salut dodesir,

can you get X2400 railcars in n gauge? what other old railcars and dmus can you get?


tim





Hello bluedepot,
I was out of my home...so I answer late.
I don't know a commercial product for X2400.
Vapeur70 (an artisan) has  produced a resin body, but Vapeur70 has  stopped his activity 
See:http://www.referencement-n.com/index.htm
This web site is the "bible" for french modeler in N gauge.
You could find a second hand body but it is rare.
Concerning the other old railcars, at present you find ABJ3 and ABJ4 (from Mabar, a Spanish company).
The X3800 (the "Picasso") is more popular than X2400. Transmondia (see the above web site) has produced one and it says that it will produced an other soon.
For the X3800 you can buy a Del Prado body and put a Tomix motorised chassis.
I do this and my X3800 is not so bad...
Some artisans products old railcars brass body

Dominique


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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2011, 06:31:54 pm »

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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2011, 05:45:49 am »
I like the A1A 68000 a lot...I'm not sure whether to go with the traditional blue version, or the interesting Fret version.  I normally probably wouldn't give the Fret version much consideration, but I saw a photo of one of their production models and it looked awesome.

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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2011, 12:04:15 pm »
I do have a Del Prado SNCF BB9300 which sits nicely onto a Tomytec TM-012(?) chassis, but the problem is that the chassis is a bit too light so you will need to add some weights in it to improve stability and also place some electrical isolating tape over the two long pick up contact strips of metal to prevent any shortouts if you use metal blocks as weights ;).
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2011, 10:21:13 am »
salut dodesir,

can you get X2400 railcars in n gauge? what other old railcars and dmus can you get?


tim






Tim, look at... it is rare:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/CAISSE-AUTORAIL-X2440-SNCF-ECHELLE-N-1-160-/330562229583?pt=FR_YO_JeuxJouetd_TrainsElectriques&hash=item4cf70b554f

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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2011, 05:54:09 pm »
thanks for the link.

i'm not actually collecting sncf trains... yet. when i have the money i may one day start though!

just seen a few sncf trains around lille europe / calais today, as well as some that work into luxembourg this past week. i bought the latest copy of 'passion de train' magazine as well.

best wishes



tim


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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 07:25:58 am »
Here's a photo of the lineup of a few of my recent SNCF lok's....From Left to Right: Minitrix BB67000, Mabar A1A 68000, CC72000 and the Kato Sud-Est TGV.

Four from SNCF by quinntopia, on Flickr

A Piko BB 26000

Sybic passing hoppers by quinntopia, on Flickr

A StarTrain CC71000

The former high speed record holder by quinntopia, on Flickr

 

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