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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 162805 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1200 on: July 23, 2019, 11:57:50 PM »
Do a search in the DCC section for Laisdcc

I had a couple, and replaced them with Zimo chips - better low speeds and smoother - £20 each for 6 pin and Next18 versions.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1201 on: July 24, 2019, 07:25:34 AM »
Do a search in the DCC section for Laisdcc

I had a couple, and replaced them with Zimo chips - better low speeds and smoother - £20 each for 6 pin and Next18 versions.

If all else fails....

I'm not displeased with the running qualities, just the light problem.  But as you say, if all else fails.....

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1202 on: July 24, 2019, 09:59:06 AM »
I've recently received this rather nice REE models/Mikado trains SNCF RGP1 autorail from Trains160.com.  It really is an impressive model.  Fitted with DCC by Trains160, it runs well, but the lights are operating incorrectly, it seems to show white at both ends or red ditto.  Some work is required to get the settings right on the two chips. 


any advice available from Trains160??

some discussions here may be helpful

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45341.0

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45451.msg570633#msg570633

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=26957.msg293362#msg293362

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=27565.0

LaisDCC manuals

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45888.msg579103#msg579103
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1203 on: July 27, 2019, 08:53:08 PM »
The man from DHL delivered the latest addition to my Vectron collection this morning. It is the Hobbytrain version of the HUPAC loco 193 492-6 in the  special “Night-Piercer” livery designed by the Railcolor design studio. It is basically a night time version of the standard livery they devised for SBB Cargo International and recognises the fact that much of the work these locos do is during the hours of darkness. HUPAC is a Swiss intermodal company and their small fleet of Vectron locos are available for hire as was the case with this particular loco. The special livery was short lived and it has now reverted back to plain blue as it is no longer on hire to SBBCI. In the last photos I saw it was being used in Germany on passenger services.
I opted for the DC version of this model and in keeping with my other Hobbytrain Vectrons it ran smoothly and quietly straight out of the box. Slow running is impeccable with a barely noticeable crawl possible on a setting of 10% on my Gaugemaster UD controller. I cannot fault the paintwork and printing but I do wish Hobbytrain would use grey plastic instead of red for the pantograph cradle insulators although this is easily rectified with a small brush and a steady hand.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1204 on: July 27, 2019, 09:01:04 PM »
The man from DHL delivered the latest addition
Not the man from Delmonte then? :D :D

A stunning livery for this loco. Pity it was a short-lived one! Nice addition to your loco stable John! :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1205 on: July 29, 2019, 08:16:40 PM »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1206 on: August 04, 2019, 04:32:20 PM »
Hi,
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Is that a stray GWR Intercity trying to get to Swansea via the LGV Nord??? :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1207 on: August 05, 2019, 02:07:03 AM »
Hi,
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Is that a stray GWR Intercity trying to get to Swansea via the LGV Nord??? :D

May be..may be, I don’t know...In a far future😁
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1208 on: August 05, 2019, 11:28:28 PM »
A new addition to the steam museum fleet, a Minitrix BR 52 with condensing tender (item 12616). Only just fits on the turntable  :D

Took me a while to make up my mind and go for this one on ebay as the current toy train budget is supposed to be reserved for getting my loco depot modules built, but eventually made an offer and saved around 20% on the asking price.

Lovely model, sold as used but seems pretty much mint.



.. and here posed in front of her HO big sister (old Gutzold model)  :)


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1209 on: August 05, 2019, 11:32:24 PM »
Very nice at a nice price!  :thumbsup:

How's a condensing tender work, then? :hmmm:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1211 on: August 06, 2019, 10:18:42 AM »
How's a condensing tender work, then? :hmmm:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condensing_steam_locomotive

the tenders were developed for use in Russia.  Around 200 of these were built with condensing tenders, to reduce the visible exhaust plume and so avoid air attacks on the Eastern Front of World War II.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1212 on: August 06, 2019, 11:37:40 AM »
Yep, I could have copied that text from wikipedia too but prefer to link rather than copy  ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1213 on: August 06, 2019, 12:11:52 PM »
All very interesting!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1214 on: August 06, 2019, 01:54:52 PM »
A cool looking beast! Reminds me that I wanted to look for a grey one.


The BR 52 Kondens version was indeed developed for Russia. But the reason was to increase the distance between water stops, to about 600 km (three to four times from a standard tender). These locos were planned for the vast distances behind Moscow … :doh:

Henschel had delivered a converted locomotive with condensing technology to the Soviet Union, and from this the Russians had copied the design for more condensing locomotives already before the war.

That the exhaust plume was reduced was just a side effect. But really, if you were a fighter pilot looking for a train, you’d simply fly along railway tracks and sooner or later you’d find one, exhaust smoke or not. ::)


Minitrix BR 52 with condensing tender (item 12616). Only just fits on the turntable  :D

Turning these long locomotives was a real problem. With the 5-axle Kondenstender they didn’t even fit on the 23-m turntable (and many depots still had older 20-m turntables at the time). Additionally, the condensing tenders filled the loading gauge, so track visibility was insufficient when running with the tender in front, and they had to be turned on a wye.

Therefore, a smaller 4-axle condensing tender was introduced later which fitted on 23-m turntables. So it is a bit doubtful that 5-axle condensing tenders were actually ever used by the DB as portraid by the model (but I can understand why Minixtrix chose to model the more impressive 5-axle tender).
The 4-axle versions were briefly, but the DB got rid of them soon as there was no need for such long-distance runs within Germany.


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.. and here posed in front of her HO big sister (old Gutzold model)  :)


The big sister is a little sister at the same time: As the tender has only five condenser elements, I guess this is a 4-axle tender. :)
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