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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 174220 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #120 on: June 05, 2014, 09:06:36 AM »
Great selection of stock you have Babz :thumbsup:

Oh, and we REALLY need to see more :camera: of this layout! Pleeeeeeease? ;)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #121 on: June 05, 2014, 09:40:13 AM »
Hi Paul Yes i am very lucky to be able to afford my railway collection the Pic's of the Brawa coaches have not come out well, I am going to take some more today. and i will repost them I am mainly collecting swiss now as in my later years it really appeals to me as i spend quite a lot of time in Switzerland.  I do collect Ho as well and yesterday I received a Stoos In Ho and also the Orient Express elok plus a set at a very very good price a SBB 5/6 Steam Lok with wagons In HO  by Roco. My Partner and i are very keen Model and real railway fans and we have decided to get the loft made into a model room with the possibilities of a 16 X16 ft loft layout in HO round the sides of the loft.
We are probably going to use the guy's In Yorkshire who have been advertising in Model Rail Magazine but to remove the Truss loft rafters and replace it with steels.
Watch this space.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #122 on: June 06, 2014, 09:38:22 AM »
My Partner and i are very keen Model and real railway fans and we have decided to get the loft made into a model room with the possibilities of a 16 X16 ft loft layout in HO round the sides of the loft.


Great stuff. When the time comes it would be great to have a few pictures of that here too.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #123 on: June 08, 2014, 08:13:40 PM »
Two new purchases this month for Furtwangen Ost- after I'd said the layout didn't need any more stock!  Time to thin out the less-appropriate stuff I think....



Correct for the Bregtalbahn but as the line closed in the seventies and the livery is more recent, the Hobbytrain MAN railbuses fall into the "changed reality" of the layout.  Still, they are pretty things.  The white one is the power car.  Once I'm satisfied with the running I'll tone the roofs down, certainly before the layouts next outing at Quorn...



Harder to justify is this Arnold railcar- the SNCF versions are very comfortable to ride in....    This one is on demonstration in the hope the SWEG will place an order for Bregtalbahn service, at least that's my story.

I think my BEMO railcar can go, together with one of the vintage cars, but time and finance will tell.

All the very best
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #124 on: June 08, 2014, 10:49:00 PM »
I would have thought the DB 'suppository' railcar would be easier to justify, the line is employing a DB vehicle on short term loan or other circumstance. I rode on a private German line once when the stock was in private hands was in DB livery with just small stickers and posters to show private ownership, which woul be hardly visible at 160th of real size.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #125 on: June 09, 2014, 08:38:21 PM »
The Bregtalbahn (Furtwangen to Donaueschingen) closed for most of its length in the seventies, and was worked by the MAN 4-wheel railbuses to the end.  Last SWEG stocklist I havs shows a couple still in stock - but not on the short stub of the Bregtalbahn at the Donaueschingen end that still runs.  Makes them easy to justify on a "still open" basis.

I agree that DB railcars do end up on hire.  SWEG have their own low floor railcars of the type modelled by BEMO.  I have one of these but it can't be described as a reliable runner, hence the Arnold car.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #126 on: June 15, 2014, 09:38:30 PM »
A trip to Modellbahnshop Lippe Bremen and Model shop in Kiel


Heizewagen - DRG ( Hobbytrain)

a souvenir from The Baltic

Fleischmann Rotekreuz wager

Some DRG Tankers

8 days left!!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2014, 11:22:36 AM »
I've posted the photos over on the "Show your latest" thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6331.1800, but thought a little more info might be of interest to modellers of the German railway scene. Just bought last year's variant of the Fleischmann BR23 from DM-Toys, who were advertising it at 129.99 rather than 199. I'd vaguely intended hanging on for the 2014 edition, but two things swayed me towards this version - the price (unsurprisingly) and the fact that this version has three headlights, whereas the 2014 version will have two. That places it earlier (late fifties at the latest) than the period I'm modelling, which is loosely around Epoch 3-4 transition (-ish!)... and so there was no reason to delay further! It is a beautiful model...



While on the DM-Toys website, and given that I would have to pay postage anyway, my finger slipped and I bought this as well...



The other difference, btw, with the 2014 model is that (as I understand it) the new model will have a 6 pin decoder socket for those who use DCC - I don't, so it wasn't a consideration for me, and anyway DM-Toys will fit a decoder for you to the 2013 model (prices on website, usual disclaimer!).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #128 on: June 21, 2014, 11:03:34 AM »
 I am not very impressed with the Kato 2017-C62 loco I just purchased new. When it arrived there was a small piece loose in the box as was one brass funnel. With help of a forum member I found where both fit and pushed them back in place. Yesterday for only the second time I carefully removed the loco from the protective box onto the palm of my hand. Placed the loco down but that same pesky bit from under the cab was left in my hand. It fits just under the cab and when I attempted to put if back on again the cab is loose so I had to put that back in place as well. As I put my fingers on top the loose funnel stuck to my finger. It fell off and I still have to find this tiny part. I am terrified to touch this loco now so have not even attempted to connect coaches to it. I am not looking forward to glue in the pieces on either because they are so very small. Are all N gauge Steam Locos this fragile with small parts that just have pins on the back of them that hold them in place.  :veryangry:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #129 on: June 21, 2014, 06:52:58 PM »
 Use a cocktail stick and a small drop of tacky white glue

No marks and can be wiped off with a damp cotton bud

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #130 on: June 21, 2014, 07:29:17 PM »
Thanks Nick
I will give this a try going to get a cradle to hold it first though I think.

Is it usual to purchase with parts that have fallen off in the box. I am not heavy handed and as I said pieces were loose when it arrived. What does one usually do in situations like this I felt that having opened the box I would be blamed for the issue so did not report it.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #131 on: June 21, 2014, 07:57:11 PM »
A multitude of small bits accompany most Kato locos and they are fragile, the price to pay for the fabulous level of details.

If it is consolation, the kit of parts to fit their H0 offerings is several times greater in number!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #132 on: June 21, 2014, 08:15:44 PM »
Thanks Claude Dreyfus I guess I am about to have my first lesson on how to fix an n gauge loco. I will have to get my magnifier out for the job  :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #133 on: June 22, 2014, 09:16:12 AM »
Get a short section of pipe insulation / picture framer edging ( look in locals bins!)

Hot glue to wood/ cardboard or a plastic food tray ( to catch most of the bits)

Instant loco cradle!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2014, 04:56:09 PM »
Well, as my TINGS purchases are mainly continental, I thought I'd post them here.   Had a great show, the big continental layout was lovely, but seemed to be beset by running problems

Well here are the purchases

Loco of the day, a green BR151. Been looking for one in my price range for a while and hey presto! Here we are


Br151 by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr



BR151 and the german freight cars I bought for my mixed freight!


BR151 and short mixed freight by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr


FS 2nd class coaches to go with my E444


2 FS 2nd class coaches to go with my E 444 by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr

TEN coaches for trans europ trains


Both TEN cars by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr

CN heavyweight coach because hey!  CN


CN heavyweight car by Grumbeast-trains, on Flickr



 

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