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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 162407 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #150 on: September 24, 2014, 08:22:23 PM »
Hi Gordon,

Anyhoo, there would seem to be some Minitrix coaches in the offing which look suitable to my untrained eye  ???
so I may become a repeat offender  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)

Alex liveried stock in N:

Fleischmann 881203

Arnold also did some. refs: HN4073, HN4118
Thanks for the 'heads up' on those  :thumbsup: the Fleischmann set looks to be sold out everywhere I've looked so far, and the Arnold pretty scarce. In any case the Minitrix will include the bi-level coach that seems to show up on all the YouTube vids I've seen so far.
I'm also not in any particular rush for these, a goodly number of my UK and US interests/pre-orders are threatening to show up soon, and the Steampunk livery was the trigger for this purchase - I'm sure I've started down a very slippery slope now re Continental stock but I hope to go down fighting for as long as possible  :worried:
As a complete numpty :doh: on Continental stock any advice is always going to be welcomed   :-[

Rather surprised comments about terribly overscale rivets and the splasher not central to the wheels haven't been to the fore...  :no:  :smiley-laughing:

Regards, Gerry  8)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #151 on: September 29, 2014, 07:38:30 AM »


Arnold class 627 railcar for Furtwangen Ost.

Not quite the latest as I've started to collect elloks for the next layout.   I'm told this has the same basic mech as the new 5-BEL.  If so, the 5-BEL will be a real 5-belter!

Sorry about the pun (not)....

Les

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #152 on: September 29, 2014, 12:24:09 PM »
^^ They are very nice indeed! Just Googled it and found they do them in my favourite livery too..
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #153 on: September 29, 2014, 12:28:37 PM »
My weekend purchase. A lovely 218 to pull my not yet existent Silverfish rake of four…..











I think it's starting to feel at home….



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #154 on: September 29, 2014, 09:26:07 PM »
My weekend purchase. A lovely 218 to pull my not yet existent Silverfish rake of four…..


That's what one might call good planning and future proofing  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #155 on: September 29, 2014, 09:34:03 PM »
The humblest of things arrived today, two Fleischmann 828326 Eaos 106 gondolas. Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices - these go for around €12 which is a very fair price and allows for long trains. In doing so they have completely undercut some of the new releases by Minitrix, Hobbytrain or Arnold.

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I only got a couple to start off with, just really to see if the economies stretched to quality of the wagons. However, these seem to be perfectly decent with no obvious problems.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #156 on: September 29, 2014, 10:25:29 PM »
Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices

Heartily agree. I've been benefitting from these new 'realistic' pricing policy.

I would say though that the Fleischmann Eaos have not been around for that many years, so they don't really come into the category of 'old staples'. This is unlike the basic 4 wheel E open which I have also been picking up for good prices. Even though I have a fleet of Fleischmann E Opens purchased here and there since about 1973 for as little as 50p - I have still been buying the more recent ones as they (a) have UIC markings and (b) have more up to date axle standards.

I think it is more that have made their return on the moulding and set up costs, and  - faced with the exotic models appearing these days they won't sell many of the 'bog standard' freight wagons if they don't put a realistic price on them.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #157 on: September 29, 2014, 11:09:28 PM »
The problem is that ... they are so tiny
Oh for old fashioned moulded on wipers!


Hooray - yes you've guessed it, already lost one of the wipers. Fell out during a running session on my layout. No sign of it on the shed floor ...

Here are the pix (the handling of the loco so that I could pose it for pix is partly why the wiper went missing - darn it!):
















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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #158 on: September 30, 2014, 12:06:22 AM »
Also new in to my stock...

Fleischmann's 8th Ae6/6:

11421 Graubuenden/Grischun.

This is the best green version Fleischmann has done so far IMO.






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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #159 on: September 30, 2014, 08:29:14 AM »
Very nice additions, Gordon.
It's a shame about the wiper. For once I'm glad I have the older version...
Good luck finding the wiper. Perhaps a magnet attached to a wagon could help?

All the best
Michael
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #160 on: September 30, 2014, 10:00:47 AM »
The problem is that ... they are so tiny
Oh for old fashioned moulded on wipers!

Hooray - yes you've guessed it, already lost one of the wipers. Fell out during a running session on my layout. No sign of it on the shed floor ...


Hi Gordon,

You probably have done this but if not, email Fleischmann and see if you can obtain a spare wiper.

I have looked at the spares list for that loco but no parts are listed as yet.

Good luck finding it back / getting a replacement.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #161 on: September 30, 2014, 10:09:12 AM »
The humblest of things arrived today, two Fleischmann 828326 Eaos 106 gondolas. Fleischmann has been very smart this years rereleasing some of the old staples (and old forms) at budget prices - these go for around €12 which is a very fair price and allows for long trains.
Marcus

They're nice. I wouldn't mind having a few of them, especially at that price.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #162 on: October 01, 2014, 09:33:52 AM »
Hi,
So after a nights sleep and time to reflect my enthusiasm bested me -again  ::) :
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Oops  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #163 on: October 01, 2014, 09:36:08 AM »
Hi,
So after a nights sleep and time to reflect my enthusiasm bested me -again  ::) :
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Oops  ;)

Regards, Gerry  8)

Oops indeed. Splendid stuff though.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #164 on: October 01, 2014, 09:59:00 AM »
Well, how did that happen? :D
Very nice rake. Now what you need is 18 201 and a double decker coach to recreate this train: click

Cheers
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