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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 132375 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1005 on: October 10, 2018, 01:05:45 PM »
The HVLE looks particularly cool, will look good with freight traffic! :thumbsup:

Yeah, and suitable for the non-electrified lines on parts of my layout. One of my pet hates is overhead electric locos running without at least a representation of catenary.  I can accept running without the actual wires as in real life they are very fine (I do have them on my line), but having no masts just looks wrong  :D   In the above photo I assume the ET485 was pushed there by a shunter! 
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1006 on: October 10, 2018, 01:41:12 PM »
The HVLE looks particularly cool, will look good with freight traffic! :thumbsup:

Yeah, and suitable for the non-electrified lines on parts of my layout. One of my pet hates is overhead electric locos running without at least a representation of catenary.  I can accept running without the actual wires as in real life they are very fine (I do have them on my line), but having no masts just looks wrong  :D   In the above photo I assume the ET485 was pushed there by a shunter!

Totally agree with your views on catenary. I won't be able to afford the fancy stuff for my layout but I will do the best I possibly can with scratchbuilding. I actually got really excited when they started putting catenary on the GWR - I thought "wow it looks like it does in other European countries now"!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1007 on: October 14, 2018, 10:23:41 AM »
The latest addition to my diesel fleet is the Vossloh G1700BB Am843 in SBB "Infra" livery. It's not a particularly powerful model but it has no problem hauling six Minitrix bogie tank wagons on the curved 2.77% gradients of my layout so is perfectly adequate for my needs. It's a very quiet and smooth running loco with some nice detail. The handrails could be a little finer but they are reasonably strong and flexible which isn't a bad thing. One small complaint is that Hobbytrain never pick out the access step handrails in yellow as is standard on Swiss versions of the Vossloh but that is easily corrected with a small brush and a steady hand.
A few photos of the loco at work on my layout. I think the drinkers at the Gasthof Bären are more interested in the waitress than the Am843. :o





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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1008 on: October 14, 2018, 11:06:10 AM »
Great photos as usual John.  :thumbsup: I really like this Hobbytrain model. I have the SBB version, Hobbytrain H2943 Vossloh G 1700 / Am843 of SBB Cargo.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1009 on: October 14, 2018, 04:41:45 PM »
Very nice loco!

Also reminds me i really must finish off the Kibri crane kit I bought when they first came out!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1010 on: October 14, 2018, 06:43:27 PM »
………………..Also reminds me i really must finish off the Kibri crane kit I bought when they first came out!


I can't remember where I bought my Kibri crane but I know it was a fraction of the price that was originally being asked. The Kibri vehicle and rolling-stock kits always seem to be very expensive.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1011 on: October 14, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
Great photos as usual John.  :thumbsup: I really like this Hobbytrain model. I have the SBB version, Hobbytrain H2943 Vossloh G 1700 / Am843 of SBB Cargo.


I think the SBB Cargo version is still my favourite Mike. :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1012 on: October 14, 2018, 07:35:40 PM »
The latest addition to my diesel fleet is the Vossloh G1700BB Am843 in SBB "Infra" livery. It's not a particularly powerful model but it has no problem hauling six Minitrix bogie tank wagons on the curved 2.77% gradients of my layout so is perfectly adequate for my needs.

Great photos. I love your SBB loco, it's got a great functional look to it, brilliant hauling the crane!

Good purchase. :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1013 on: October 27, 2018, 12:17:31 AM »
I'm surprised to hear the red Am843 is not all that powerful. My SBB Cargo version seems to haul a long rake of wagons without problems
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1014 on: October 27, 2018, 10:31:41 AM »
I'm surprised to hear the red Am843 is not all that powerful. My SBB Cargo version seems to haul a long rake of wagons without problems
And so does the red Am843 but it is not as powerful as many other 4 axle models. e.g. A Fleischmann Re4/4 can haul 10 Minitrix/Brawa bogie tank wagons around a 12" radius curve on a 1 in 36 gradient with no problems but the Am843 slips to a halt. This is the case with all 3 variants of the Am843 that I have. This is not a complaint but simply an observation. I think the Hobbytrain Am843 is a great model and powerful enough for most layouts.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1015 on: October 27, 2018, 03:31:45 PM »
Whilst on the subject of the SBB Am843 I should point out that the actual loco (843 041-5) that Hobbytrain have chosen for the "Infra" variant is actually one of the ones allocated to the Passenger Division so I suppose it shouldn't really be towing a crane around my layout. :-[
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1016 on: October 27, 2018, 03:35:14 PM »
Whilst on the subject of the SBB Am843 I should point out that the actual loco (843 041-5) that Hobbytrain have chosen for the "Infra" variant is actually one of the ones allocated to the Passenger Division so I suppose it shouldn't really be towing a crane around my layout. :-[

Thank heavens you haven’t broken Rule #1.  :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1017 on: October 27, 2018, 09:01:44 PM »
Whilst on the subject of the SBB Am843 I should point out that the actual loco (843 041-5) that Hobbytrain have chosen for the "Infra" variant is actually one of the ones allocated to the Passenger Division so I suppose it shouldn't really be towing a crane around my layout. :-[

Thank heavens you haven’t broken Rule #1.  :D
Yes Mike. What would I do without it?  :D :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1018 on: November 02, 2018, 03:12:26 AM »
Minitrix Talgo sleeper train:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1019 on: November 29, 2018, 05:51:34 PM »
Hullo,

I'm fairly new to continental N gauge and this forum, and I just couldn't resist the Kato RhB models, so I've been collecting various stock for a proposed Swiss layout....



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