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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 162991 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2014, 09:44:32 AM »
Good Morning Raymond, The Kit Number is Vollmer 7540, I bet the lights in Baden Baden look great, I am afraid it will be Quite some while before I start Neuffen as i have a few that i have not finished yet. I had a bit of a bummer today one of my oldest Dampfs motor gave up the Ghost. Never mind just another day in paradise Have a great day.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2014, 09:27:48 PM »
Cheers Babs. I'll have a look for that goods station. It looks good!

I'll try and get a picture of the baden station with lights soon.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #92 on: March 09, 2014, 09:05:01 PM »
Here are my two latest purchases - 2 x Roco NMBS/SNCB class 59s:

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I've been waiting an age for one of these to appear on ebay and then two appear in an as many weeks! I didn't even know that it was produced in two different liveries. The more green one (5924) being the older livery with the yellow and green (5916) being a more up to date livery.

My Belgian railway is slowly expanding.  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #93 on: March 10, 2014, 12:14:58 AM »
Nice one Brooksy.

Thought about a French/Belgian border layout when I first started (think everyone knows I like border layouts, yawn, yawn) but difficult to find the Belgian stuff so went south.

Had a class 59 in HO in my youth (darkside) days and spent many great hours trainspotting in Ostend in the early 80's.

Know LS models do coaches but not clued up on the locos.

Anyway, good luck, more pics, belgian beer, moules + frites.

 That's my poem of the week.  :)  Bout time I went to bed!

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2014, 09:48:15 PM »
 :bounce: Yay - they are finally here!  :bounce:

Been waiting an age for these to arrive: the Fleischmann Eurofimas in NMBS/SNCB grey livery and here they are:

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Much more pleasing on the eye than orange livery as can be seen behind. They come in a set of three with one first class and two second clase carriages. I only have one set at the moment because that is all my local model shop had left but they have more due in next week, when I'll get another set. I would like more but with a price tag of nearly €120 for the three, I'll have to wait a bit.

Here is a close-up of the first and second class carriages:

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Now, all I need is some of the more modern coaches to be made and I'll be laughing!  :laugh:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2014, 10:24:14 AM »
They are good looking carriages but a hefty price tag  :o

When you do buy another set of three, do they run with two first class carriages?

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2014, 01:25:25 PM »
They are good looking carriages but a hefty price tag  :o

Indeed - one of the drawbacks of continental N. On the plus side, when eyeing up the Dapol Mk3 coaches they seem a steel at £19!  :laugh3:

When you do buy another set of three, do they run with two first class carriages?

You mean prototypically? It's difficult to say because these coaches are quite old - built in the 70's - and most of the coaches I see about now are of a different sort. In general, Belgian loco-hauled trains seem to be quite long with typically at least 8 or 9 coaches - often more - so probably 3 or 4 1st class coaches.

All the sets contain one 1st class and two 2nd class carriages so always going to end up with the right ratio.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2014, 01:44:21 PM »
Very nice looking carriages indeed!  8) Very pricey but nice!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2014, 01:55:10 PM »
Todays delivery.. One Fleischmann single track crossing as new and a box of turntable extensions.

There will be no single track on my layout and I don't have a turntable so I'm not sure what to do with them as yet..

99p for the lot so couldn't resist…  :-[




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #99 on: April 20, 2014, 10:49:52 AM »
Delivery arrived from DM Toys in Germany at the end of last week (today was the first chance I have had to take some pics - and they won't get test run until I get to the club on Tuesday!  :( )  These are my first Polish marked railways locos -



First - a PKP tank loco - a TKp1 (the letters denote the type and wheel arrangement - 'T' for freight, 'K' for a tank loco and 'p' for an 0-8-0. The '1' denoted that it is a loco of ex-Prussian design.) Poland ended up with over 90 of these locos after the end of WW2 and, at that time, nothing went to waste, so they carried on using them.

Behind the loco is an truck for carrying acidic liquids - there were 12 ceramic pots fitted on to the truck.  Looks and sounds a little dangerous to me, but they seem to have been popular in Europe; Fleischmann make them in different liveries for different state railways!



This is a modern Polish heavy freight loco - a Soviet build ex-East German class BR232 (also known in the ex-Communist countries as the Ludmilla.) Although I was originally going to model Polish railways from the 1950's to the 1990's, I seem to have started branching out to include modern Polish railways - mainly because they are being seen on other countries now Poland is part of the EU and so the mainstream manufacturers are making models of them! Also, when I saw this loco I thought the colour scheme was really striking, and just had to get one!

I also have some freight trucks to put behind in on order - although the one I ordered from the UK the same day I ordered the above items from Germany has yet to arrive...  ??? Faster post from Germany than from the UK?

Finally, although not rolling stock, in the same parcel I received this -



I was mainly after the church, as it is similar to some western Polish churches, but DM Toys had this boxed set for less than I could've paid for the church on its own (if I could've found someone selling the church on its own that is!) I am sure that I can find some use for the houses!

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #100 on: April 20, 2014, 10:49:15 PM »
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Looks like a lovely rendition of the PKP cabside numbering and Eagle. I've enjoyed seeing said plates on active  steam locos on various trips to Poland from 1991.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #101 on: April 21, 2014, 11:38:09 PM »
I really like the striking Orange and Blue Livery on the Ludmilla loco and that Polish 0-8-0 tank engine looks awesome too. Very good looking models....
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2014, 09:58:22 PM »
Thanks Gordon - yes, the eagle and numbering on the TKp1 is really well done -  :thumbsup: to Fleischmann for producing a very lovely little loco and a very nice little gods wagon too!

And yes OwL - when I first found that Brawa were producing that livery on a Ludmilla I knew I had to get it - even if it is outside of my time-scale! It does stand out and will look great pulling my rake of self-unloading coal trucks -



I test-ran both locos tonight at the club layout and both ran very well! The Fleischmann tank loco is geared very well, so it can't be run like an F1 car, but just plods round the layout at a beautiful scale speed. The BR232 is faster but I would expect that from an express freight loco that would also pull express passenger trains!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2014, 10:40:47 PM »
Very interested in those coal hoppers. Are they Polish?
They look very neat.


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