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Hello all,
thoroughly enjoying this thread and would like to contribute if/when I can work out how to post photos again....Anyway, think I've sussed it again, so not a recent purchase but slightly unusual, the Trix Adler Anniversary set with a decoder built into the loco. Looks great next to the Big Boy.....
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Ian

 

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Hi all, trying out my new-found prowess at posting photos hopefully for your enjoyment...

First, the Trix Swiss Crocodile:



Next the recent Roco Re 4/4 in a wonderful paint scheme





Both lovely runners and they look great double-heading my Swiss heritage train.

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Ian
 

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Hi Babz,
I shall have a look at the Piko Hobby range as I've never considered them before. My picture posting stilll needs refining(those earlier ones were a bit tiny), so here's
another go with my only French electric loco, the mighty 6500 series from Roco bought earlier this year.

 

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Hello all,
I thought I'd beat the Christmas rush so here's my 2015 present just arrived... the Trix Norwegian Railwys EL12 articulated iron ore hauler, running on the Narvik-Kiruna line up to the early 1980s.
I travelled this line in 1982 so I trip down memory lane for me. Unbelieveably I can't find any photos of the railway in my albums, I was a penniless student at the time and think I ran out of film
at the end of the trip and could'nt afford a week's wages for a roll of Norwegian Kodachrome.
There's a motor in each body, DCC controlled, it's fascinating to watch the conrods on each unit move slowly in and out of synch as it goes along. Great sound, the lights are a bit weedy, more like
sidelights than headlights in their intensity, not what I expected in this LED age.
I've managed to get some Roco 3 axle iron ore hoppers to run with it. A bit of research shows a prototypical train consisted of 68 of these hoppers and I actually fancy having a go at that -a long term project...
Season's greetings to you all and have fun!
Ian
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Thanks Adrian,
I think NMJ and Roco have co-operated in knocking out variations of these hoppers. I think NMJ market the Era 1 versions and Roco the Era 3 ( which I have and go with the EL 12). I seem to have cleaned MSL out of the Roco hoppers so will have to look elsewhere. Kramm have the Trix versions available in 6 packs but the unit price is higher than I paid for the Roco ones so I'm trying to be sensible in my considerations...
PS: I looked at the Electrotren locos, you're right; that green thing is a beast.
 

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John, in mitigation for the video disappointment what about a not-so-recently-purchased Roco DR 01? Unfortunately this one runs like a three-legged dog even after the ministrations of various experts, due to corrosion of the pick-ups and backs of the wheels.

 

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Well there you go, I did have a fiddle about on YouTube so I'm not quite sure what resulted in it working.
The 01 is a superb looking engine, such a shame I can't get it to run.
PS - the Big Boy in the background of the video was obviously the next stage of the top-secret trials...
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Hi all;

David, a belated thank you for sorting out the video-

Redo, yes it is the Trix G4 which, I think became the class 96 in DRG guise. Only the rear set of drivers is powered in
the Trix model but with traction tyres it can still move an adequate load. The track is Trix C track, easy to use and which
I hope to use outdoors someday for that ultimate train set that we are all planning for!
 

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There's been some great information contained in various threads recently. Some of the interweb links have been fascinating, and the net result has
been my investment in the Trix 23373 Blauer Enzian carriage set. It arrived a couple of days ago and I'm not disappointed! It's broken my pounds per
carriage record but the built-in LED lighting compensates for that. I did some reading on German forums and it was touted that this was a rehash of the
old Lima/Rivarossi mouldings, but the one person who seems to have seen both sets together notes significant differences(that's what I worked out using
Google translate, anyway)
Looks mighty fine running behind my FLM Br01 Era III, in fact looks mighty fine behind anything...

 

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Hi all:
John, agreed it would have been surprising for Matrix to use the old Limarossi mouldings but I suppose railway modellers love a conspiracy theory as much as anyone else. A point of trivia: had the coaches upside down for oiling prior to running, four had the Trix logo embossed on them, one had Marklin - at least it had the right dc wheels on it. Thanks for the wiki link as well.
6991, thanks again for the loco info. Your mention of the Liliput set reminded me that in a cardboard box at the back of the attic there is a - five car Liliput set purchased many years ago. Could it be the Gegenzug set? I finally found it and alas it's not. It was set 350001, another F-Zug formation and the reason it's in the
attic is because it wobbles along like a set of jellies, a problem I've had with other Liliput coaches so I steer clear of them now.
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Hello, just arrived, Trix 23352, German Parliament 50th Anniversary carriage set, including the (in)famous 10 205 saloon. The set is mint and includes a delightful
Mercedes-Benz 300 limousine and various figures including a film crew. Sorry about the dust evident in the bright sunshine in the picture! There's a nice booklet in the set giving the history of 10 205, only in German. I have looked on the interweb for more info about the train in English but to no avail so far.

 

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After seven years of kicking myself for not having bought this when it first came out and years of searching, I've finally obtained the magnificent Roco Nord Pacific.
I've spent a few hours putting back all the detail parts pulled off by Roco's ludicrous open foam packaging insert,(why don't they use the the Fleischmann plastic
wraparound cassette system??) and put a decoder in it. It's running was a bit hesitant so I cleaned the wheels - and I was amazed how much gunk had accumulated on them for a model that looks as good as new. I don't buy many second-hand locos so that was an eye-opener as to how dirty the wheels can get.


Pictured here in front of the Rivarossi Fleche d'Or carriage set.
 

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Hi Babs,
unfortunately it is not sound, which is a shame as the sound chip for these Roco French Pacifics is amazing and very different to any other steam loco that I have, as I have mentioned in another post. The Rivarossi coaches are lovely aren't they, I'm now looking forward(and saving) for the Jouef SNCF 241 to arrive.
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Ian
 
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