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> Rivarossi CIWL Venice Simplon Orient Express Dining car & CIWL Pullman Express service coach, Review
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post 20 Feb 2012, 12:41
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Here is something interesting. I know there are a few fans of these coaches on the forum. Here is a little photo review of the Rivarossi CIWL Venice Simplon Orient Express Dining car & CIWL Pullman Express service coach.

Click here for the review.


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post 20 Feb 2012, 13:21
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Makes my Hornby "Premier" VSOE set look a bit cheap and nasty lol

Time to save the pennies I think


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post 20 Feb 2012, 13:24
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Thanks Doug

I got given set HR4089 about a week ago but you have saved me the trouble of writing the review!
they are the same as the above but all blue!

They really are spectacular coaches.

I also got given a set of 3 LS models Night Ferry coaches. its amazing to see the difference in loading gauge when the models are the same scale!

By the way those are some truly spectacular flanges on that loco!!


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post 20 Feb 2012, 13:50
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Peter, please take some photos and add them here. It would be nice to see them too.

The loco is one of the old Jouef tender driven locos. Big flanges were the order of the day to get around the sharp bends and short points of the Jouef track. The loco and some of those old coaches rattle around my code 83 track. Some of them don't make it, derailing on bits of ballast that the more modern locos miss.

Now I wouldn't mind getting a Roco 231 (62300), below, to pull these coaches.



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post 20 Feb 2012, 14:45
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Thanks for the review Doug,

Here is mine from LS Models;





Full review;

https://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...showtopic=16048

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QUOTE (Doug @ 20 Feb 2012, 13:50) *
Now I wouldn't mind getting a Roco 231 (62300), below, to pull these coaches.


drool....drool.... rolleyes.gif a Chapelon 231 rebuild ("with everything but the kitchen stove hung all over it") really does make a 141R look tame.

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post 20 Feb 2012, 15:02
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QUOTE (Doug)

I thought pornography was banned on our forum!?

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post 20 Feb 2012, 15:23
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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 21 Feb 2012, 01:02) *
I thought pornography was banned on our forum!?

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Don't worry it's just train porn.
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post 20 Feb 2012, 15:58
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Had occasion to travel on the Simplon Orient Express from Venice to Vienna in January 2007 (it carried on from Vienna via Prague/Frankfurt/Paris to London). The coaches were fabulous (a few grades up from the old colonial Rhodesia Railways coaches I travelled to and from boarding school in the 1960's) with an attendant in each coach to fire up the boiler at the end of the coach to provide hot water and to make up the beds. The dress code for dinner in the dining car was tuxedos for males and long dresses for the females - a real pain when you are on holiday. However, we were pulled by an OBB electric loco class 1216 - a great dissappointment. I was told the environmental laws in many of the towns we passed through required it and I don't know how true that was or not. They sold Rivarossi replica coaches of which I have attached a photograph - apologies for the poor photography. The Rivarossi examples posted by Doug are a better example of the livery we travelled in. However, the coaches are reasonable but not good quality. The Rivarossi packaging is marked Hornby Italia and made (where else) in China.

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post 20 Feb 2012, 19:24
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Nice review Doug - we have a set of these running on St.laurent - they are excellent coaches & with the close couplings are simply superb.

Looks like time to take some pictures & produce a review !
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post 20 Feb 2012, 20:25
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Click this link - https://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/uploa...07_27_55104.jpg for a reasonably large photo of Nord at the Cite du Train in Mulhouse. It's a might beast!

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post 20 Feb 2012, 20:30
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Here are mine from the same place:

3.1192 NORD 231 E SNCF

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Lovely coaches Doug. Thanks for the review. I'll have to get a set too.

Cheers

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I have to agree with Brian, the HR Wagons lits are superb and always get very appreciative comments when running on SL:

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