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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 132650 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #630 on: January 28, 2017, 02:49:29 PM »
Thanks for all that RS :thumbsup:

The use of Wikipedia in it's German language form has certainly helped me with many things in the past, and I had not thought of going the route you suggest. Thanks.

Daft thing is I have to seek translations when I do use .de sites, and use Google for that usually, and that means .......  :doh:  Yep, back where we started from! :D

And as for Schweitzer Deutsche, that's a thing the German phrase books don't prepare you for and has had me confussed in Switzerland.  :confused1:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #631 on: January 28, 2017, 03:45:59 PM »
Thanks for all that RS :thumbsup:

The use of Wikipedia in it's German language form has certainly helped me with many things in the past, and I had not thought of going the route you suggest. Thanks.

Daft thing is I have to seek translations when I do use .de sites, and use Google for that usually, and that means .......  :doh:  Yep, back where we started from! :D

And as for Schweitzer Deutsche, that's a thing the German phrase books don't prepare you for and has had me confussed in Switzerland.  :confused1:
If it's any consolation, German TV sometimes shows Swiss German speakers with subtitles...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #632 on: January 28, 2017, 06:03:33 PM »
Nothing to spectacular but something new after ages...

Two nice Fleischmann Silberlinge, one 2nd class and one 1st/2nd.





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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #633 on: January 29, 2017, 12:52:26 AM »
So presumably, if I read you right, my Re460's hauling either the EW rake and driving trailer, or the yet to be released IC2000 rake and trailer, would be termed a Pendelzug at any length?

Precisely!

As I understand it the Swiss first used Pendelzug widely for long distance in around 1950 when the Swiss 'Backbone' route Zurich - Genève received a driving trailer (aka control trailer, aka cab car, aka...) to add to the sets of lightweight coaches (running since 1937) and Re4/4I.

A 'Pendelgross' was a long distance train formed of many coaches and a 'pendelklein' was the shorter version for more 'regional' services.


In fact Fleischmann do describe the coach itself correctly, with Steuerwagen in the German version of the catalogue, and 'English' English Driving Trailer in the English (yippee!). It is just the translation of Pendelzüge that trips them up.

thus, the coach type in question is a Steuerwagen, and most translations I can find correctly translate that into English 'control car' (more US than UK but perfectly acceptable). One on line source excellently  offers all three possibilities: control car, control trailer  or driving trailer.


Incidentally why do you describe the IC2000 as "yet to be released". I have had the Hobbytrain set since they first came out in 2009. There are some on sale on ebay right now!


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #634 on: January 29, 2017, 10:39:38 AM »
Again my thanks to you Gordon for this wealth of detail.

I have also seen Steuerwagen given another name, Control Cab, and I must confess until now I never knew quite what to call it other than the German original.

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Yes, I was aware there are some IC2000 units about, but I had been unable to find a complete set currently on sale from the usual outlets. I noted one of the main German online shops had just one of the Fleischmann cars.
I also found a set in America (by set I mean 5 assorted cars and a Driving Trailer, BTW), not Fleischmann, but from Hobbytrain. I then discovered that Hobbytrain had issued two previous sets in earlier years (different part numbers for each release), but searches for full sets of these nearer - and cheaper - than the US proved fruitless, as all had sold out as far as I could tell, other than some very over-priced items from eBay.

Then I discovered a full set was again due for release from Hobbytrain in 2016, though that has not yet happened. However, I was able to put them on 'Reservation' on my account with MBL. Hopefully they will notify me before Christmas :o that they are available.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #635 on: January 31, 2017, 09:44:28 PM »
A visit to A&H Models, Brackley

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Liliput E44


Piko E18


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #636 on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:21 PM »
Very nice RG :thumbsup:

Took me a moment to realise you hadn't gone all oriental with the Oiko. ;) :D
And I see you have now amended that.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #637 on: February 03, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
Have just spent about three hours running my latest acquisition and I'm very pleased with its running qualities and looks.  Not just that, but it was bought for me by my long-suffering wife, how good is that?

The locomotive in question is a Mabar 68503 purchased from Trains160.  I haven't put a chip in yet, but the DC running is great, well worth the money.  There is an article on the prototype in a copy of Ferrovisme which I have somewhere so I will have a look at how well the model measures up, but my impression is that the model captures the prototype very well.

Picture below if I can get it to work.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #638 on: February 04, 2017, 12:32:17 AM »
so I will have a look at how well the model measures up, but my impression is that the model captures the prototype very well.

No real need to do that. The Mabar 68000 is widely acknowledged in France as almost certainly the best ever N gauge model of an SNCF locomotive.

I think you'll find that all the dimensions are virtually spot on.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #639 on: February 04, 2017, 07:01:22 AM »


No real need to do that. The Mabar 68000 is widely acknowledged in France as almost certainly the best ever N gauge model of an SNCF locomotive.

I think you'll find that all the dimensions are virtually spot on.

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Thank you for that advice, I can get on with running it now.  Time to start saving for another X2800.  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #640 on: February 25, 2017, 04:09:43 PM »
The new Silverfish coaches now have LED lighting inside like the others. Another 25 coaches to go…..  :worried:




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #641 on: February 25, 2017, 04:29:59 PM »


Second hand via N'porium, a tidy little BR111  :D

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #642 on: February 26, 2017, 01:19:40 PM »
They are nice indeed. I have one in blue beige livery.

Very tricky to get a decoder to fit mind. I had to cut out a bit of the print to get it in.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #643 on: February 27, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »



Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #644 on: February 27, 2017, 10:36:09 PM »



Latest Spanish offering from Arnold is the class 277.  Built by English Electric in the 50s and nicknamed Inglesas - amazing model although my picture does not do it justice.


Hi Westgate,

Lovely stuff. Do you model Spain or is it a one off?

Sorry if asked before, I lose track of who models where, when and what.

Salud weave  :beers:

 

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