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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 195780 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #180 on: October 11, 2014, 05:02:10 PM »
Not a fantastic photo, but the car carriers in service...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #181 on: October 11, 2014, 05:09:18 PM »
Looking really good there :)  :beers:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #182 on: October 14, 2014, 10:11:17 PM »
Was hoping to show the latest acquisitions, but there's a minor problem (or indeed two)... first off, the coupling spring on the Hobbytrain car carrier Offs 60 was wrapped around an axle instead of being attached to the coupling hook; sorted, with a bit of care/effort. Secondly, the new Minitrix hopper set had one wagon without the relevant end platform fitted; closer analysis reveals that this is what holds the bogie in place... meaning that it fell out on lifting the wagon out of the box. The bogie on the other end wasn't fixed either... and the sliver of sprung wire that keeps the couplings in place also fell out. The other 4 were fine... I've e-mailed DM Toys and await his reply. More to follow...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #183 on: October 16, 2014, 07:15:51 PM »
So... here's the Hobbytrain Offs 60 car carrier. Nicely detailed, though I've added Oxford diecast VWs rather than those supplied with the model. Those supplied are 1:160, but the size difference is hardly noticeable, and are very plasticy in appearance compared to the Oxford 1:148 versions...



And one of the Minitrix coal cars; one is on its way back to Germany for replacement, though.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #184 on: October 17, 2014, 08:49:41 AM »
So... here's the Hobbytrain Offs 60 car carrier. Nicely detailed, though I've added Oxford diecast VWs rather than those supplied with the model. Those supplied are 1:160, but the size difference is hardly noticeable, and are very plasticy in appearance compared to the Oxford 1:148 versions...



And one of the Minitrix coal cars; one is on its way back to Germany for replacement, though.



The Oxford cars and vans look good here. Just works.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #185 on: October 21, 2014, 10:51:29 AM »
This is actually a minor upgrade to a purchase. I have a couple of Arnold hopper wagons, but only one came with a coal load. Soon sorted with a rectangle of plasticard, a bit of ballast, a drop of dilute pva glue and some black paint... quietly pleased with the result...





Hadn't realised that it would be quite so straightforward - I'm more used to G Scale where that would require rather more work to achieve!
Bruce
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #186 on: October 21, 2014, 08:09:03 PM »
That looks very good indeed!  8)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #187 on: October 25, 2014, 07:20:12 PM »
Last weeks purchase. A nice 103.

Lovely!









« Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 11:32:58 AM by Raymond »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #188 on: October 25, 2014, 08:43:33 PM »
Rather lovely, as you say. Do tell us more about it! These were the electric loco of the day when I was a student in Germany.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #189 on: October 26, 2014, 11:25:51 AM »
Hi Bruce,

The 103 was once classed the flagship of the Deutsche Bahn and held the record for strongest locomotive in the world. The one I have just bought is in the latest TEE livery.


The E03 (103.0) was the first one and there were only a few produced. Then for the new IC network they mass produced the 103 (103.1) The later ones had more power. Livery and design was changed a few times during it's existence. See below.

The E03 (103.0) had one row of air intakes and a silver roof:




The 103 (103.1) had two rows of air intakes on the sides and the roof was painted the same colour as the body.




They first one that was delivered was the 109.5 and had a special livery.




The 103 (103.1) was redesigned and received longer cabs after a few accidents happened. It also came with the SBS65 (single arm) pantographs instead of the diamond shaped ones.




They then changed the black/silver plated logo's on front and sides to red painted ones. They were the ones built in 1973 and 1974.




They then removed the skirts under the cabs and after that the livery changed again and included a full red lower body whereas before it had a black stripe along the bottom.




Sadly the best looking livery (along with the ocean blue) was axed and it all went very red  :thumbs down:




Even redder… :no:




For a short period some were livered as Lufthansa Airport Express




The 103 220 came in Touristikzug livery. Not very nice at all.





The 103's successor is the 101. They've made it better, not prettier.




Gordon on here will be adding some more info I'm sure. He seems to be very clued up on German trains  :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #190 on: October 26, 2014, 02:48:10 PM »
Hi Raymond,

Thanks for pics and history. Why do they Large Chicken :) around with liveries like the tourist train? Can sort of understand the Lufthansa one.

 I only remember the TEE livery down the Rhine from Cologne and again at Basel. Lovely loco. Had an HO one (as a kid so don't linch me, think still in a box in the loft although I probably broke it!)

Model french and spanish but keep the German stuff coming as brings back good memories of travelling with my late father.

Cheers weave

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #191 on: October 26, 2014, 04:13:51 PM »
Thanks for the handy guide, Raymond. At the risk of a slight thread drift, a couple here from 1981...





Both, I assume, showing the "fleet" variant 103.1.
Bruce
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #192 on: October 26, 2014, 07:22:18 PM »
Hi Weave,

The Touristik one does look pants not very nice… I don't mind the Lufthansa one but most of the time they were three coaches long and it seems that it's a bit overkill sticking a 103 in front but I guess they were getting surplus by then. They also did the 111 in LAE livery.

Bruce,

Those pictures look good! Bring back memories…

I'm trying to get six TEE livered coaches to accompany the new 103. It'll be a while as I still need some more Silverfish coaches and some of the hoppers you've just bought a few posts up. Oh, never mind needing track still to continue building the layout. Never ending…..
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #193 on: October 27, 2014, 03:33:28 PM »
Great pics of the 103s :). I recieved a fleischmann one a few years ago from Mrs Grumbeast, apparently I talk in my sleep , it was a total and wonderful surprise!

Graham

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #194 on: October 27, 2014, 05:24:10 PM »
They are lovely looking things Graham. Mine is a Fleischmann too. 7376. They've only done three different ones in N iirc. 7375 with the black lower part, 7376 with the full red lower part and 7377 the Orient red livery.

You must have some pictures of yours with carriages running on your layout to show off no?   :camera:
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