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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N  (Read 202083 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1335 on: November 24, 2019, 10:01:30 PM »
Thanks Matt.
I will start saving up. :D
This is the best I can do for now with my old Arnold  RBe4/4.
John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1336 on: November 24, 2019, 10:05:36 PM »
This is the best I can do for now with my old Arnold  RBe4/4.

Totally love it John!!! :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1337 on: November 25, 2019, 09:44:32 AM »
It's amazing what shows up on photos...…….those track pins that have evaded the "pliers from the sky" for over a decade have now been removed. :-[ :D
John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1338 on: December 02, 2019, 01:04:18 PM »
John I do like that, very impressive.

Well continuing with the Cisalpino I picked up a couple of items.

Teaser  ;)
https://flic.kr/p/2hTRANp

And contents
https://flic.kr/p/2hTVeXh
In case you can’t see it properly it’s a baggage car, restaurant car, 1x 1st Class and 2x 2nd Class.

Really must look at getting the layout started, ok New Years resolution.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1339 on: December 02, 2019, 08:18:18 PM »
John I do like that, very impressive.

Well continuing with the Cisalpino I picked up a couple of items.

Teaser  ;)
https://flic.kr/p/2hTRANp

And contents
https://flic.kr/p/2hTVeXh
In case you can’t see it properly it’s a baggage car, restaurant car, 1x 1st Class and 2x 2nd Class.

Really must look at getting the layout started, ok New Years resolution.
Some nice buys there Luciano. :thumbsup:
I assume someone has been splitting Arnold sets. :D
« Last Edit: December 02, 2019, 08:20:21 PM by swisstrains »
John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1340 on: December 02, 2019, 09:26:33 PM »
John I do like that, very impressive.

Well continuing with the Cisalpino I picked up a couple of items.

Teaser  ;)
https://flic.kr/p/2hTRANp

And contents
https://flic.kr/p/2hTVeXh
In case you can’t see it properly it’s a baggage car, restaurant car, 1x 1st Class and 2x 2nd Class.

Really must look at getting the layout started, ok New Years resolution.

Cool! Arnold coaches usually ride nice and low.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1341 on: December 02, 2019, 10:02:02 PM »
John I do like that, very impressive.

Well continuing with the Cisalpino I picked up a couple of items.

Teaser  ;)
https://flic.kr/p/2hTRANp

And contents
https://flic.kr/p/2hTVeXh
In case you can’t see it properly it’s a baggage car, restaurant car, 1x 1st Class and 2x 2nd Class.

Really must look at getting the layout started, ok New Years resolution.
Some nice buys there Luciano. :thumbsup:
I assume someone has been splitting Arnold sets. :D

It looks that way, the three coaches were in there but no loco which is not an issue as I all ready have a Cisalpino loco to suit plus I have a photo with a SBB Cargo liveried loco pulling a set of these coaches so that gives me another option.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1342 on: December 03, 2019, 08:25:38 AM »
John I do like that, very impressive.

Well continuing with the Cisalpino I picked up a couple of items.

Teaser  ;)
https://flic.kr/p/2hTRANp

And contents
https://flic.kr/p/2hTVeXh
In case you can’t see it properly it’s a baggage car, restaurant car, 1x 1st Class and 2x 2nd Class.

Really must look at getting the layout started, ok New Years resolution.

Cool! Arnold coaches usually ride nice and low.  :thumbsup:

Although in the case of the Cisalpino coaches the Arnold ones are slightly higher than the Minitrix ones. Which is surprising. :hmmm:
John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1343 on: December 03, 2019, 08:38:09 AM »
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It looks that way, the three coaches were in there but no loco which is not an issue as I all ready have a Cisalpino loco to suit plus I have a photo with a SBB Cargo liveried loco pulling a set of these coaches so that gives me another option.

I think 6 of the SBB Cargo Re 484's were given Cisalpino livery but if they weren't available an Re 484 in Cargo livery was sometimes substituted as you have seen in your photo.
If they had been around at the time of the Cisalpino loco-hauled services your SBB Cargo International Vectron would have been a suitable choice for cross-border operation..
John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1344 on: December 12, 2019, 12:33:59 PM »
Latest addition to Steinheim, the new Piko BR 221 diesel.

Bruce
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1345 on: December 12, 2019, 12:40:42 PM »
@GScaleBruce Looks great but I am quite surprised that Piko feel the N market can accommodate yet another model of a V200 type, given every major continental maker has produced one over the decades.   Ok the Arnold model is old and the Roco model wasn't as good, but I've found the Fleischmann and Minitrix models are solid performers.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1346 on: December 12, 2019, 01:51:18 PM »
@GScaleBruce Looks great but I am quite surprised that Piko feel the N market can accommodate yet another model of a V200 type, given every major continental maker has produced one over the decades.   Ok the Arnold model is old and the Roco model wasn't as good, but I've found the Fleischmann and Minitrix models are solid performers.

Yes, there's been a bit of discussion about it over on 1zu160. The new Piko loco is a good model, very much to latest standards, and has been reviewed very positively. The general view seems to be that the Piko model is slightly better and the finish is finer, although the Fleischmann model still stands well against it; if one has the Fleischmann model, they didn't see any reason to replace it with the Piko one. I think the Fleischmann model still has the 3 pole motor, whereas the Piko one I think has a coreless motor and is silky smooth. The Piko model is also less expensive than the re-released Fleischmann one. Buy both and you have two running numbers...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1347 on: December 12, 2019, 01:54:14 PM »

Yes, there's been a bit of discussion about it over on 1zu160. The new Piko loco is a good model, very much to latest standards, and has been reviewed very positively. The general view seems to be that the Piko model is slightly better and the finish is finer, although the Fleischmann model still stands well against it; if one has the Fleischmann model, they didn't see any reason to replace it with the Piko one. I think the Fleischmann model still has the 3 pole motor, whereas the Piko one I think has a coreless motor and is silky smooth. The Piko model is also less expensive than the re-released Fleischmann one. Buy both and you have two running numbers...

Whichever way, it's a fab model - the prototype is up there with the best looking locos ever. Enjoy playing! :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1348 on: December 23, 2019, 08:45:36 PM »
To coincide with the real ICE4 starting regular services to Switzerland last week my better half has allowed me to have my Christmas present early so that I can do the same on my layout. ;D
Although the Kato ICE4 is available as a full 12-coach train my layout can only accommodate the 7-coach basic set but even in its shortened form I am more than happy with the way it looks. Kato have provided a varied selection of vehicles in the set which includes a 1st Class driving coach, Ist Class coach, 1st/2nd Class Bordrestaurant, 2nd Class coach with pantographs, 2nd Class coach and a 2nd Class driving coach. The motor is contained in the 2nd Class coach. Performance, as you would expect from Kato, is smooth and quiet and the powered coach is more than adequate for the 7 coach train even on my 1 in 36 gradients.
Although the bogie centreline measurements are the same as most modern German coaches the ICE4 coach bodies are considerably longer. This results in a noticeable overhang at the coach ends and is one of the reasons why the model is limited to a minimum radius of 282 mm and Kato have incorporated the couplers into the inter-coach gangways. This arrangement works quite well and keeps the coaches close-coupled but it does look a little strange on curves approaching the 282 mm minimum when the open ends of the coaches start to become exposed and the gangways are floating in mid air. :o I would think that this is more of a problem when lights are fitted to the coaches because the illumination will be visible through the open ends. Like most other Kato electric multiple units the dummy pantographs are plastic and could probably be improved with a little paint but I do like the way they can be positioned at different heights.





Now that the Kato ICE4 has arrived my old Fleischmann ICE1 can be retired. :(





John

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1349 on: December 23, 2019, 08:48:44 PM »
That is one nice looking set.  :thumbsup:
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