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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 535203 times)

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Offline Yet_Another

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4275 on: January 04, 2018, 11:31:57 pm »
These beauties, along with a further green one, complete my 'needs' as far as locos go. From now on, I'm on 'wants'  ;)



I've just spent a pleasant evening running in the sound version, and I'm impressed with it, except for the sound, which, let's be honest, doesn't really sound anything like a monster diesel loco.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4276 on: January 05, 2018, 07:14:30 pm »
Ta-da!   I now have one to go with the other 31.  Slightly playworn and not boxed, but running ok.  I've yet to find any photographic evidence of this loco in this livery style though? Lima fantasy?


I thought would take longer to track one of these down. I also notice another of the "small logo" can-motor 31s appeared on ebay a day or so ago.  Just like buses; you wait for ages and then 3 come along at (almost) the same time  :D

Never say never, But I don't remember any blue 31s with large logo and certainly not with giant numbers. A Flickr search only brings up 31s in Railfreight Grey with large logo - except for one 31101 https://flic.kr/p/r7CbUM which looks more like a later celebrity 'repaint'

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4277 on: January 05, 2018, 08:34:18 pm »
Never say never, But I don't remember any blue 31s with large logo and certainly not with giant numbers. A Flickr search only brings up 31s in Railfreight Grey with large logo - except for one 31101 https://flic.kr/p/r7CbUM which looks more like a later celebrity 'repaint'

Yes seen "preserved" 31101 with large logo


... and quite large numbers on this one


.. but not the two styles together.  Those on the Lima are massive!  Perhaps they used the tampo prints from the OO model.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4278 on: January 11, 2018, 04:17:13 am »
A Minitrix Evening Star basks in the midday sunshine:



Obviously not up to to the latest visual standards but runs perfectly out of the box (which it just bounced around around the world in as the box wasn't original and it wasn't properly padded) and is a nice solid little (well big) "layout locomotive"
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4279 on: January 11, 2018, 06:23:15 am »
That Minitrix 9F looks really nice, @railsquid.

Might not be a perfect scale model of an actual 9F, but as a nicely made, and clearly effective, model train, it's a real gem. I keep thinking about buying one. I've got two Dapol 9Fs and they're splendid to look at, but they're noisy and delicate, so I tend to leave them in their boxes. Perhaps a Minitrix 9F is what I need when I just want to 'play trains'!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4280 on: January 11, 2018, 06:44:15 am »
I'll agree completely with that, NeMo. I have one which I am very fond of, and also a black one converted to a Crosti boilered model by a friend.

In my opinion, the thing that lets them down is the small drivers, but we have to remember that this 9F is basically mounted on a chassis designed for a German locomotive.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4281 on: January 11, 2018, 07:21:53 am »
That Minitrix 9F looks really nice, @railsquid.

Might not be a perfect scale model of an actual 9F, but as a nicely made, and clearly effective, model train, it's a real gem. I keep thinking about buying one. I've got two Dapol 9Fs and they're splendid to look at, but they're noisy and delicate, so I tend to leave them in their boxes. Perhaps a Minitrix 9F is what I need when I just want to 'play trains'!


Definitely one to watch going round and round for fun and without worrying about it. This example is a little on the noisy side and might just need to make the acquaintance of a teensy amount of lubricating material, but it runs straight with no wobble and handles the trackworkjust  fine, including the curved Tomix points which can be somewhat challenging for certain kettles.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4282 on: January 12, 2018, 11:45:23 am »



My own Christmas present...sent from Germany the 18th december....today arrived ....a little bit late :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4283 on: January 12, 2018, 11:49:23 am »
Nice loco. :thumbsup:

It's a British loco - they routinely arrive late. ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4284 on: January 12, 2018, 11:58:50 am »
Nice loco. :thumbsup:

It's a British loco - they routinely arrive late. ;)

 ;D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4285 on: January 12, 2018, 02:13:42 pm »
Nice loco. :thumbsup:

It's a British loco - they routinely arrive late. ;)
It's a long walk over the from Germany.  :)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4286 on: January 12, 2018, 03:05:02 pm »
I dont have it to show yet, but I just scored an EMT powered class 156 with DCC fitted for 45 quid, pics forthcoming when it arrives
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4287 on: January 14, 2018, 11:08:52 am »
I finally managed to track down a LSWR loco for my matching vans, it's only taken about 3 years, but it was worth the wait, only £15 for a body, swapped onto an existing BR M7 I already had.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4288 on: January 14, 2018, 11:22:14 am »
Nice, everything comes to those who wait and you've done your share.  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4289 on: January 14, 2018, 11:33:28 am »
I rather like the M7 in that livery.
Looks good
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