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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 155426 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1230 on: August 18, 2019, 01:25:44 PM »
The latest addition to the Swiss military train that I have been assembling is this set of two wagons with Leopard 2(Pz87) tank loads from Piko.


Nice John, they go very well with the green AE 6/6!  :thumbsup:

Any plans to add one of the numerous disguised cold-war bunkers which litter the Swiss landscape to your layout?

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1231 on: August 18, 2019, 01:36:23 PM »
The latest addition to the Swiss military train that I have been assembling is this set of two wagons with Leopard 2(Pz87) tank loads from Piko.


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Any plans to add one of the numerous disguised cold-war bunkers which litter the Swiss landscape to your layout?

Yes, I've got one Matt...…….but it's disguised. :D
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1232 on: August 18, 2019, 01:48:33 PM »

Yes, I've got one Matt...…….but it's disguised. :D

Ah, I thought that chalet was sitting too casually on the meadowside, minding its own business! Your secret is safe with me!  :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1233 on: August 29, 2019, 06:11:00 PM »
A few new items have arrived on Steinheim am Main. I bid on a few of the Modellbahn Union ferry wagons that DM-Toys put up one Friday; most got away, but I won two. Slightly unfortunately, I won two identical wagons, which wasn't really the plan. They are Epoch IV liveried  Icfrs 400 refrigerated vans, lettered for cross channel traffic, and rather exquisite. The duplicate is for sale if anyone's interested.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1234 on: August 29, 2019, 06:22:48 PM »
... Slightly unfortunately, I won two identical wagons, which wasn't really the plan.

Multiples always look better in my view.  Just renumber one of them (though you can't usually see the wagon numbers anyway from normal viewing distances  :D )
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1235 on: August 31, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
I mentioned that a few new items had arrived on Steinheim am Main, and I've now got some half decent photos of the others. Fleischmann have just re-released their freight guards van in Epoch III livery (and indeed in Epoch II); over on the German 1zu160 forum there's been some discussion about quality control because some seem to have been supplied with incorrect coupling mounts, resulting in the coupling sitting far too low. I'm pleased to say that this problem hasn't affected my van.



Secondly, a couple of Brawa Uerdingen ZZ bogie tank wagons. One in Epoch III Aral livery and one in Epoch IV VTG livery:





One of the other items in the package was a kit for a little dilapidated building to add to my "farm" scene - more on that when I've built it!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1236 on: August 31, 2019, 09:07:48 PM »
I love the guards van Bruce. :thumbsup: Strange that some of them have dodgy couplings. :confused2:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1237 on: September 01, 2019, 09:09:06 AM »
Strange that some of them have dodgy couplings. :confused2:
Apparently, the plastic insert that attaches to the underframe and then holds the actual coupling below the buffer beam comes in several sizes. It would seem that some incorrect items have made their way into the parts bin. The net result is a coupling or two that sit way too low - not just drooping.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1238 on: September 01, 2019, 09:19:24 AM »
Strange that some of them have dodgy couplings. :confused2:
Apparently, the plastic insert that attaches to the underframe and then holds the actual coupling below the buffer beam comes in several sizes. It would seem that some incorrect items have made their way into the parts bin. The net result is a coupling or two that sit way too low - not just drooping.
Ahh that explains it. I thought it strange that the moulding could differ between individual models. I assume that, with the correct parts, the fault can be corrected.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1239 on: September 05, 2019, 12:37:53 AM »
Latest entry is a duplicate: Another 120 from a Minitrix start set.


PSX_20190904_003252

Advertised as a damaged unit and "sometimes malfunctioning", there are some details and a coupler missing, but it comes with a decoder instaled so lets see if it is usable for another locomotive.

The pantographs are reserved for a small scratch build project, and the body is going to be my test bed for weathering to use in my first 120: If anything goes wrong, i still have a original body.

For 25€ @ eBay i could not ask for more.  :thumbsup:

New stock arriving in days, but then again, for spare parts.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1240 on: September 05, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
Not exactly a new purchase, but it was part of a job lot acquired a couple of years ago which has been languishing in a box of miscelleanous German stuff ever since.


Minitrix G 4/5 H (5502) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

Totally out of period/location for my tastes and I really should sell it on, on the other hand it is a very nice little loco...  :hmmm:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1241 on: September 05, 2019, 03:54:56 PM »
Now look here you Mr Squiddy - it's is partially your fault that I have some Japanese trains. Do not start bringing other countries trains into this!  :)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1242 on: September 05, 2019, 04:13:26 PM »
Glad to be of assistance  :angel:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1243 on: September 05, 2019, 06:00:09 PM »
@railsquid  is it loco or tender drive? Good haulage? I see them come up from time to time, but I've been so put off the poor haulage of the old Minitrix BR24 2-6-0 I've resisted getting of those 2-8-0s.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1244 on: September 06, 2019, 01:24:30 AM »
@railsquid  is it loco or tender drive? Good haulage? I see them come up from time to time, but I've been so put off the poor haulage of the old Minitrix BR24 2-6-0 I've resisted getting of those 2-8-0s.

It's a tender drive. It runs acceptably well with an ad-hoc 4 coach rake around the flat part of the layout. It does wheelslip slightly when going over a Tomix curved point, but overall it seems very usable and responds well to the controller, no random stalling or anything. The roddy-valvey-motiony stuff on the loco itself is however a little stiff and locks up at low speeds, but I suspect a little careful lubrication will help (I haven't done any maintenance at all on this). I do suspect it might not be the best loco for going up inclines.
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