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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2011, 08:43:02 am »
Those models are stunning! Is your CC72000 loco numbered as 72073? If so, I have the same model ;).
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2011, 12:07:13 pm »
 Awesome stuff!

I'm going to have to get myself some more SNCF stuff!  Mrs grumbeast has a job interview when we arrive in the uk and if she gets it, she's promised me a train, I think I may have to hope for a sybic :)

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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2011, 06:08:06 pm »
Those models are stunning! Is your CC72000 loco numbered as 72073? If so, I have the same model ;).


My CC 72000 is a CC 72073, the same model than yours.
This model is from a set solds in 2006, a nice model.
I put Digitrax DZ125 decodeur on it.
I have an other CC 72000 a 1722060 "En Voyage" laugh by Minitrix in 2010 (the last model)
You could upgrade your CC 72000 by a third light:
 


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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2011, 06:47:49 pm »
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!



In Forum, a lot of posts are write very quickly with some mistakes of spelling or popular words . In French i could understand but in English it is, from time to time, too difficult.
My English is too poor.
But French modelers like English models see:
http://le-forum-du-n.forumotions.com/t7910-international-n-gauge-show-11-et-12-septembre-2010

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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2012, 06:05:14 pm »
Some excellent pictures there and great links all round. Many hours of information ( which I have book marked) to get through. Is there any French based companies that produce modern or otherwise RtR N Scale SNCF locos?


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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 08:13:48 pm »
 OwL729 write:
Is there any French based companies that produce modern or otherwise RtR N Scale SNCF locos?

What is a RtR loco (my English is poor!)?

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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 10:22:43 pm »
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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2012, 11:48:24 pm »
OwL729 write:
Is there any French based companies that produce modern or otherwise RtR N Scale SNCF locos?

What is a RtR loco (my English is poor!)?

Sorry! Ready to run means that these models are already made, and painted. Not a kit build.

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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2012, 09:39:53 am »
Thank you for the RTR mean.
Theres is no real French based companie but there is a craftmen (small companie), see:
http://www.mikadotrain.fr/
The chassis-motor for Mikado's DMU are Tomix (Japan)
A lot of companies solds French  RTR loco: Kato, Hobbytrain, Piko, Minitrix, Arnold, Startrain, Mabar, Train160, Artrain, Transmondia...but nothing is 100% made in France ( often 0%)
All the French N product:
http://www.referencement-n.com/index.htm
 
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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2012, 10:04:50 am »
Some excellent information here regarding SNCF models. Many thanks for sharing this information. I hope that you post some pictures of your French models soon. :thumbsup:


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« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2012, 10:25:08 pm »
The French for RTR is Pret a Rouler. The French artisans often sell their products as 'kit' (unmade) or Monte-peint (built and painted) or 'Pret a Rouler' (ready to run)
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2012, 02:55:59 am »
Added another French loco to my fleet...this time in the livery of the Ille de France.  The locomotive is from Piko and (like much of their recent french releases) is pretty fantastic!  I would say the paint detail is not quite at the same level as Minitrix/Fleischmann, but certainly well within acceptable limits for N Scale (considering the lower costs of Piko, some sacrifice should be expected!):


I probably wouldn't have considered purchasing this loco in this livery if not for the release of some VB2N coaches from Italian craftsman "Eurotrain SL".   

The coaches are acceptable quality.  I do notice that the couplers will require rather wide radius curves however - and since the couple pockets look impossible to adjust, could be a real hassle if you have some sharp curves on your layout (there are some lines on my layout where these cars won't go!).
I'm still waiting for the 'cab car' or 'power car' for the opposite end as well as the 'trainsition' car with will couple to the loco.  The two coaches I have now are standard 1st and 2nd class versions.

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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2012, 02:58:42 am »
I forgot! This was a birthday gift from my wife (I gave her a few 'hints' of course!  ::) )

An Arnold X73950 diesel railcar.  Detail is nice, lights installed inside, and all the other nice extras we come to expect.  Its quite slow however, but some folks on the French N Scale forum say this is actually okay as the prototypes are fairly slow as well.



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Re: Any SNCF modellers?
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2012, 06:44:05 am »
Looks a lovely model - jealous!  :envy:
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2012, 11:40:45 pm »
I forgot! This was a birthday gift from my wife (I gave her a few 'hints' of course!  ::) )




I have two Arnold 'Suppositoires' (one of the many nicknames for these railcars - some quite rude). But I also previously shelled out for the Mikadotrain version, which looks like this:


It looked great on its own prior to the Arnold, but it is wider (to fit the Kato bullet train chassis) and the Arnold measures up as the more accurate, although they have omitted the bogie skirts which are included on the Mikadotrain version
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