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Folks,

I spent a small fortune on the internet today for my latest purchase (I may need to sell some older stuff on eBay, so if there are any takers for a Trix class 96 in Ep.I... sorry, back to topic.
)... I´m looking forward to seeing a yellow DHL truck pull up, with the driver getting out and ringing at my door - and when I have fun, everybody should.

The first forum member to guess what I have bought will be sent a yummy bar of German chocolate (I´m thinking Hachez 55% cocoa)
. By mail, from Yours Sincerely. (hope I can send it to everywere, if an Australian member guesses right)

Three hints:

- an engine

- Gödel will REALLY drool over this one

- not available in stores


So, what may it be?

 

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Nice engine, had been available in HO by Liliput Wien and as a limited edition for Dolischo/Austria by Bachmann-Liliput as well.

But it´s not the one.


"- not available in stores" -> this one is.
 

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If you figure ot where else but in online/brick and mortar stores I may have spent my money, you´re half there.

It is a bit unusual, though...


OK, another hint: I found out what an "Erlagsschein" is.
 

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(German football fan mode on)

Who´d want to buy the Netherlands version?
 

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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 21 Jun 2008, 20:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Goedel !

Where is the Turkish one??

Yes, I am alive and my heart proved that it can withstand all whats happening in Euro 2008.

Baykal

Baykal,

nice to hear from you. What´s your guess on Germany vs. Turkey? I know it´s a tough one, since Turkey will have to replace five players, and Germany´s efforts have been rather inconsistant. I think it´s a hard guess to make, but congrats from here to Turkey and its team for some really great games to watch, and a great deal of spirit. We´ll see about that next game, may the better team win.

I think the Turkish engine can easily be repainted from a regular Austrian version, as only the ÖBB logo would need to be removed, and some decals added- no repainting necessary.

Gödel, that vote against The Netherlands... add one from me. You know why. Personally, I´d vote for the Greek and the German version, number three would be Spain, and, being a German football fan, I wouldn´t touch the Dutch one with a bargepole.

I´d like the Swiss engine from HAG, or the Euromotion Taurus. Then again, they are pretty costly. Maybe if I sold some stuff on Ebay...?
 

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Baykal,

Turkey vs. Spain? No way!
It´ll be Germany vs. Italy; remember, we still have a bone to pick with the Italians.

Anyway, who´d have guessed beforehand how far Turkey and Russia have gotten (so far, maybe there even will be a Turkish team winning the Euro 2008), and how bad the usual suspects like Portugal, The Netherlands
, France, Croatia have fared. This is not a "usual" Euro tornament, 2008 is really very special. Ain´t that great?


Roco (or, to be more precise, the ÖBB, as they were the ones to commission the models) really should have made some more models. Of the Austria, Switzerland and Euromotion ones, 1.000 each were made. Now, unlike the 2006 World cup edition, these Taurus engines are really, really great, good looking, and they imho really represent "their" respective countries. I think a Turkey engine would have been a mega-seller (and cheap to make, as it is painted in one color only, like the Switzerland engine), Germany was so popular that now Piko made it, and personally, I like the France and the Sweden livery as well. 1.000 a piece would have been sold more easily that the Switzerland engine (which I think is a bit boring), and the Austria one, which had been nitpicked to death on an Austrian model railroad forum and appears to be a slow seller.

Maybe - hopefuly - a model of the match winner´s Taurus will be made. In that case, we both still have a 25% chance...
 

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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 22 Jun 2008, 10:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Germany is purely a tournament team. They know the rules from A..to..Z. But again......we are CRAZY and some sort of mystical force has been on our side. Voodoo magic I guess


As for my bet, we will play the final with Spain


Baykal,

great game, great fight - my respect goes to the Turkish football team. The were a class of their own.


Not a beautiful game imho, but a great one.
 

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QUOTE (ebaykal @ 26 Jun 2008, 08:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Congrats Tom,

Missed this time, but we all expected it, 9 major players out on the bench, playing with an aged old fossil of a goalkeeper...etc
But I think it would not be wrong to say that the Turkish football team was the highlight of Euro 2008 and will be remembered for a long time to come and my heart proved it self worthy of this old body of mine.
PS: It was a penalty that Sabri did to one of your players, shame to these ref's.

They certainly will be remembered, and that Team has a lot of potential for contests to come. They played a great game, despite the missing nine players, and the Turkish team never gave themselves up.

The referees... oh well. Until now, they were about the worst I´ve ever seen in an international competition, and I´m not only talking about the games in which Germany participated. Maybe there was a bit of a psychological moment involved, that the ref didn´t "want" to annoy the Turkish crowd by giving a penalty.

I´d be in for a Turkish Taurus, by the way!
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 27 Jun 2008, 09:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Pity - I quite fancied the Russians, still I know which team Brians' house guests will be rooting for


Regards

For some reason, I don´t think it´ll be Germany...
 
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