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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 188832 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #225 on: November 19, 2014, 03:28:20 PM »
DB class 232 (ex DR-132) and some DR "Reko" coaches. All Brawa models, locomotive was 2nd hand. Slight era mismatch, alas. (I did also get a DR-liveried loco but it died on me already :( )
Nice selection. Been eyeing up a Brawa loco - a V160 in Epoch 3 livery, mainly because the Fleischmann version isn't available in Epoch 3 - do you (does anyone) have experience of Brarwa locos, are they good?
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #226 on: November 19, 2014, 04:11:02 PM »
HI GscaleBruce, I have many N Gauge BRAWA Loks and In my opinion they are very good  you should have no problems with them. If you buy them from a BRAWA premium partner shop you will get an Extended Warranty as well as a free service I think at the 2 year mark you will also from where you purchase it from will give you a Certificate with your model.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #227 on: January 12, 2015, 07:58:30 PM »
Bought these little beauties (nr.mint except for 1 broken buffer) on ebay this afternoon for 50.00 plus 8 p.& p..
A bargain in my opinion,well pleased.

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 08:00:00 PM by RHEINGOLD, Reason: add smiley »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #228 on: January 26, 2015, 10:56:40 AM »
HI GscaleBruce, I have many N Gauge BRAWA Loks and In my opinion they are very good  you should have no problems with them. If you buy them from a BRAWA premium partner shop you will get an Extended Warranty as well as a free service I think at the 2 year mark you will also from where you purchase it from will give you a Certificate with your model.
Babz :claphappy: :claphappy:
I have succumbed... photos when it arrives (along with a couple of other items that - err - may also have slipped into the box!).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #229 on: February 02, 2015, 05:40:07 PM »
As promised, here it is. Really impressed with the level of detail:



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #230 on: February 02, 2015, 07:34:36 PM »
Well, it's not N gauge, but the Thalys PBA is about as European as you can get  :D

Although technically I suppose the PBKA sets are even more European...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #231 on: February 02, 2015, 09:04:13 PM »
The Kato N gauge PBKA is a great model too.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #232 on: February 02, 2015, 11:32:36 PM »
The Kato N gauge PBKA is a great model too.


Mine isn't. I once made the mistake of leaving the box on a small coffee table, which the dog then managed to push up against the radiator trying to retrieve her ball... Apparently they don't like being left next to heat sources for prolonged periods of time.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #233 on: February 03, 2015, 06:42:01 AM »
Strewth Bruce! That's a nice model. I've been trying not to look hard for an era 3 v160,and been content that they aren't available. Now you have caused some teeth gnashing...

And Mr bunny, what can I say? Zut, alors! That pooch of yours seriously owes you!!

Ciao

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #234 on: February 03, 2015, 08:37:31 AM »
Strewth Bruce! That's a nice model. I've been trying not to look hard for an era 3 v160,and been content that they aren't available. Now you have caused some teeth gnashing.
Donald
The Brawa model is beautifully painted and printed,  I'm impressed. Runs sweetly too, if anything better than my Fleischmann locos. If you want me to try putting you off buying one, well, V160 146 appears to have been delivered in 1967, right at the very end of epoch 3.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #235 on: February 03, 2015, 09:27:14 AM »
I've got a Brawa BR 232  (ex DR "Ludmilla" in DB livery) which I picked up 2nd hand in Germany, excellent little model (though I say "little", even at 1:160 scale it's taller than a similar-looking Class 47). A bit of a noisy runner, but then so's the prototype. There were some older Fleischmann versions as well, which IMHO had slightly better roof detailing but the guy in the shop recommended the Brawa one as more mechanically reliable.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #236 on: February 03, 2015, 03:06:38 PM »
If you want me to try putting you off buying one, well, V160 146 appears to have been delivered in 1967, right at the very end of epoch 3.

well that might just do it! phew.










but then again...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #237 on: February 03, 2015, 08:06:31 PM »
I've got a Brawa BR 232  (ex DR "Ludmilla" in DB livery) which I picked up 2nd hand in Germany, excellent little model (though I say "little", even at 1:160 scale it's taller than a similar-looking Class 47). A bit of a noisy runner, but then so's the prototype. There were some older Fleischmann versions as well, which IMHO had slightly better roof detailing but the guy in the shop recommended the Brawa one as more mechanically reliable.


I have a Brawa BR232 too - but in Polish PCC Rail scheme - http://www.brawa.de/produkte/n/lokomotiven/diesellokomotiven/61006-diesellok-br-232-pcc.html

This too can be a bit on the noisy side, but is a brilliant runner, so it is good to hear that they are recommended as reliable! I also have a dummy BR232 in DB blue, and the two of them look great double heading a large coal train!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #238 on: February 03, 2015, 08:26:19 PM »

And Mr bunny, what can I say? Zut, alors! That pooch of yours seriously owes you!!

Ciao

Donald

She certainly does! It's "only" the power car and first trailer (and the foam tray) which suffered damage but I've been searching for spares for over a year and they never, ever come up separately. I've just this evening found a new set to replace it and will no doubt split the old one up for sale as spare parts. I'm sure I'll find someone willing to buy a melted power car!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #239 on: February 06, 2015, 01:01:15 PM »
Bought these little beauties (nr.mint except for 1 broken buffer) on ebay this afternoon for 50.00 plus 8 p.& p..
A bargain in my opinion,well pleased.

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Well, I can't let RHEINGOLD have all the fun - I've been ogling these since the end of last year in my favourite Tokyo 2nd hand dealer of exotic foreign stock, and finally persuaded myself they'd be better off in a loving, caring home than on a shop shelf.



These too are missing a buffer, and one pantograph won't stay down by itself, but otherwise in excellent cosmetic condition. Bit of a noisy runner, and the trailer car is heavy and somewhat stiff and both could probably do with a bit of mechanical TLC, but not bad for something which was produced between 1979 and 1984 according to this German page.
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