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Very nice set of coaches John, hope you find the buffet car soon.

Spiele Max seem to do quite a few exclusives for the DR but so annoying that they won't ship outside of Germany or Austria, I think the message about working on overseas postage has been there for ages,
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Alan, I've had a couple of occasions when the MSL website doesn't list a new item so you can reserve it but if you message them through the website, they'll add it for you and then you can reserve it.

The DR BR 02 201 looks stunning
 

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The BR 232 is indeed in the old DR colour scheme. One interesting thing about this one is that cream band on the side is narrower than at the front and back. This was done as a cost saving simplified colour scheme as previously the band was the same width as the front and back. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s these loco’s were cascaded down to being used with two coach local trains on many occasions,
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The parcels that I've had form Germany since the new year, started off in Germany with DHL but were delivered in the UK by Parcel Force. There still seems to be quite a lot of confusion around the new arrangements and the additional charges following Brexit.
 

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Hi Guys, Here is my latest Purchase which has been on order since last year .The Engine is G Scale and it is the 65th year of the Harz railway which is in the Old East Germany. Which i give a big fat recommendation to Visit if you love a fully function Steam railway. I hope you like the pic .Babs View attachment 20158
The Harz railway is indeed great
 

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Hi Alan Like your latest Purchase of Trix i do like the very Big German Tank Dampf's there isjust something to me that say's They have Great Power. I would really like a set of Silberlinge coaches. Trix does not seem to do a Baggage car or driving Trailer I was thinking along the lines of the Brawa version And having my V200/220's Hauling them, complete with lighting of course. Enjoy. Babs
I think the Brawa version is the best available but they tend to sell out quite quickly as they are much in demand. I opted for the Piko version, the roof ribs are a bit heavy and the hand rails moulded on but I got them for a good price. The Trix two coach set is a special set designed to represent one of the short cross border workings between East and West Germany, I think these services were introduced on a number of routes following an improvement in cold war relations in the 70's, possibly after the signing of the Helsinki accord. The Trix Silberlinge is I believe under scale length. I have the Trix BR95 and it's a fine beast of a loco
 

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Hi Alan Thank you When i lived in Germany i used to travel in Green Coaches just like them IIRC. They were not very comfortable.Love the Br78 with sound and smoke.
Yes, I'd agree that they aren't too comfortable on a long journey, when first introduced, the Silberlinge were used on some long routes too, including the interzonal trains. One route was Chemnitz to Cologne!
 

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Did they expect people to ride for the whole length of the route?

The reason I ask is because we have a very long tram route near us in Melbourne (about 23 km), but it was never intended or expected that people would ride the whole length of the route, but rather, they would only do local trips along shorter sections of the route. Out of curiosity, my wife and I have ridden the whole length, and after more than an hour and a half on fairly hard, uncomfortable seats, it is not something I would recommend. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
That's a good question, it was certainly intended as a long distance train, D1450. Doubt many people would have done the entire route but would likely have involved some lengthy stretches. They were also used on the Hamburg to Berlin interzonal trains too
 

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The Silberlinge coaches should indeed look great behind your V200/220.

Just to clarify, the Trix 02 is a different locomotive to the Roco 02. The Roco one is 02 0201-0, which was formerly 18 201 before the renumbering. The Trix one is 02 0314-1, formerly 18 314 and a different beast altogether, although it was also a VEM-M Halle test locomotive. The model looks superb, as does the Roco 02 too
 

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I was also tempted to buy this:

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This is Roco 70813 DR Epoch IV which as modelled, in the 1980's was based at Falkenberg. 37 of the Class V100.4 reclassified as Class 111 between 1981 - 83 for use by DR service departments; theoretically heavy shunting. (not in the general passenger or freight pools). I already have one of these numbered as a Class 293 post 1993 DR/DB merger and I have to renumber that back to Epoch IV, otherwise the livery seen above survived right up to 2000 with some rebuilt as Class 298.3 and turned out in DB-AG red. The DR V100 classes and deriviatives suffered rapid withdrawal post mauerfall. Many were sent to Stendhal works where some were re-engined to become DB-AG Class 298. I will have to pursue this topic elsewhere. The variations and renumbering of the DR V100.4 are labyrinthine.

Back to the model - the small sponge protection that is placed to protect the nose of the loco in the box has pulled of a horizontal handrail that is placed just below the front numberplate. Inevitable but care must be taken with the details that are already installed.

The model requires a PLUX 22 chip and I've not dealt with one of those before. I wonder what benefits that will bring over the 8 or 21 pin that I have been used to. Apart from adding a chip I have a lot of details to add which are supplied in the usual plastic bags.

Best regards .......... Greyvoices (alias John)
Very nice model John, this site is very useful for details of the V100 family, apparently 111 107-9 was only numbered as such in 1990, v100-online.de
 
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