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Hello Babs,
That is lovely! I was going to post a picture I took of one of these still working in 2014 but seeing your location, I'm sure I don't need to!
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John.
 

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QUOTE (Babz @ 20 May 2016, 13:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>John Can you post the Pic you were thinking of It would be nice to see where it was, Thank you. Babs

Hi Babs,
Of course!

This was taken on 06/09/2014 between Nördlingen and Treuchtlingen, Bavaria.

David,
I don't blame you for not putting the extra details on your new cars! When I've done mine, I find the details are so fragile, if I transport them to run on my friends layout, I have to redo them every time. They're still gorgeous as they are!

Adrian,
Those Busch (& Ricko) cars are simply gorgeous, I love them!
Cheers,
John.
 

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Hi all,
Babs, that is gorgeous! I have shied away from Swiss stuff (D & A being plenty for me!) but, Hmmm! That is sweet!
Here is another of my ebay sale funded locos on it's way over from Germany as we speak!
https://flic.kr/p/HG4tqb A fully sound fitted BR211 by Trix.
An AWFUL lot cheaper than the recent Brawa BR212! Hopefully, the running quality will be more than adequate and as long as the sound is fair, I shall be happy. (this leads me to a new topic!).
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John.
 

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Hi Babs,
Oh, very good indeed! I do love a nice V100!
My only sound fitted DDR V100 is the Roco one which sounds excellent. TBH, I prefer the east German one, it's more butch imho! That sounds poor English but "it's butcher" might be misleading.
Cheers,
John.
 

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Pretty!
I can see it's a 231 of some kind but not knowledgeable enough to tell which one! SNCF, PLM, quelle?
What make, please?
A friend has recently told me about a French collegue of his, who has another French loco that can do a digitally controlled wheelspin before accelerating but he can't remember the make! I'm fascinated by this!

If anyone ever produced the 240P - that's it! I'd have to go back to at least some French outline!
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John.
 

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QUOTE (Adrian Ross @ 1 Jul 2016, 11:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>DJH. That would be YOU doing the production.
Hi Adrian,
Oh, thanks for that! I didn't know one had ever been produced in any form!
With my commitment to German and Prussian outline, I doubt I could ever afford the time required to build one, sadly.
May one day when I'm retired?
Cheers,
John.

PS my two new Trix locos have arrived (BR221 and Pruss P10) - very impressive indeed!
 

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Hi Alan,
What a beautiful loco that is, thanks for sharing.
I think that was originally a Roco Platinum model, the best of the best!
Must put one on my shopping list one day.
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John
 

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Aargh!
That P6 is lovely! My local model shop had a sound fitted one in for ages, as I was slowly starting to take an interest in Prussian outline.
By the time I realised it would be worth having, it had gone!!!
So! I'm another one hoping to come across one, sorry! At least I can console myself with my Brawa G5.4 instead, as that's quite similar really.
I do enjoy seeing all these models, thanks.
John.
 

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Hi Mario & Bice,
It's nice to see some American in/on here, after all it is "Latest purchase in H0 and International"! I've never seen a "Western Pacific" loco in Armour yellow (also know as 'yellow peril'!), I guess this was just after the UP takeover? I have seen "Missouri Pacific" locos painted this way before though.

Hi Babz,
Phwoaar!!! That BR65 is gorgeous! How does she sound, please? I have an older Brawa version but mine needs some attention as I recall.
I have a Trix BR96 with sound in K. Bay livery but I actually found this one to be a bit 'so-so' in the sound department. Also, the headlights on mine are quite pathetic!
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John.
 

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Hi All,
That sounds like a great trip 6991, I'm envious! Your dad is doing really well too!
Back at the end of July, I took Mrs E and myself on a quick trip to Germany, ending up seeing Sting in concert in Wiesbaden (her birthday treat!).
I actually planned a little too much for us to do, changing hotels every night for almost a week was not fun and it was hot and humid!
We flew to Dusseldorf (it's rather nice!), then to Koln for sightseeing then we did a nice run down the Rhine stopping overnight at Rudeshiem which was reminiscent of my first spotting trip several years ago now.
We did take a couple of days out in Wiesbaden, it's a really nice place with a lovely terminus station, onto Frankfurt and then (with a rather expensive ticket!) by ICE back to Dusseldorf. That was impressive and Mrs E. certainly enjoyed that, although not as much as the concert, of course!
At least she said, "Next time, we'll stay in just the one place" so hopefully, we will get to go again.
Also, I will research the model shops better next time - I didn't find one while we were there, shock horror! What was really horrifying was while walking in Dusseldorf, we almost passed Menzels, aargh!

On the 'new' front, I haven't actually had much cash lately so spending is severely reduced, however I have fallen in love with US outline again and plumped for this little beauty!;


It's an Atlas H0 scale (of course!) Alco HH660 in Elgin, Joliet and Eastern paint scheme. I've taken quite a shine to this road, it's a fallen flag now, sadly but in it's day it was really fascinating.
Cheers,
John.
 

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Another new 'Yank';



It's a Baldwin, possibly an S-12 - I'm not sure as there was no box but for £23, who cares? (via Anoraks!).
It is a Stewart model, Chinese made and runs really well.
Happy to run it as "Erie" but eventually it may well get an all over orangy-brown scheme for the EJ&E!
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John.
 

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QUOTE (Adrian Ross @ 5 Nov 2016, 19:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>check out the REE 231 Ks. They're not cheap either...
Ooh!
I don't know about the 231K (probably awesome!) but last Christmas, I got a REE models 0-3-0TU (S100) (Dock Tank!) in H0 scale of course, and it is really lovely indeed. It may end up as either a Greek loco or as a British one, still not made up my mind.
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John.
 

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Phew!!
That is some collection Babs! How long have you been at this though!?!
I'm into German outline for some ten years now and have barely half your numbers! Prior to that, I was into American for about twenty years and still had less, plus it cost much less, an awful lot of which a few years ago to help finance the German.
Chapeau!
It's a nice, happy raving though, eh?
Cheers,
John.
 

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Hi Babs,
Oh my! Yes! I like that, rather a lot!
What a smashing little loco. I have to admit, I don't know much about Swiss railways but I do like the BLS, especially their wonderful old electric locos. I thought they had lost a lot of their character lately, with buying standard European designs.
I've never seen this one before, must pop over to RailfanEurope and read up on them.
Cheers,
John.
 

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Ooh, the German language!
I am a very poor and hesitant speaker, I do try but often find that I freeze up over simple words.
6991 is quite right about reading the magazines and even, forums! I watch the EK and others videos/DVDs and I must admit, I do pick up more than I used to but it has taken me some ten years to get this far. In some ways, the power of the internet has slowed me down, "Google translate" does the work now and that makes me lazy plus, so many Germans are always so happy to practice their English!
It's weird, I can pick up the most basic phrases in many different languages but to go more complex takes quite a lot of effort however, when a local is impressed by your command of anything even basic stuff, the thrill is just brilliant.
John, currently studying Greek, German, Italian and a bit of Russian!
 

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Jealous much, I am!!!
Seriously, that is a really lovely set and what a nice sound too.
I noticed on my Trix P10, the sound was very good too - I'm getting more impressed with Trix sound lately.
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John.
 

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Hi Babs,
They look a fine pair to me!
I have a similar 218 (218 252-8) by Roco and it really is a superb model. My mate who knows about these things, says it is every bit as good as the ESU version - praise indeed! I like sound but I don't like smoke so, yeah! Stick with Roco!
Wasn't the 210, the gas turbine version?
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John.
 

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Fascinating stuff chaps, thank you!
Pardon my ignorance but here goes!
I can understand why a loco with a Swiss pantograph cannot run in Germany as the pan may fall off the catenary but can a loco with a German pan, run in Switzerland?
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QUOTE (Greyvoices @ 23 Dec 2016, 02:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The simple answer is "Loading Gauge"; the Swiss adhering to the original Berne Gauge which is referred to as G1, the German standard being G2.
Thank you so much John!
I honestly never realised there are different loading gauges in Europe, I really thought the Berne Gauge was the European loading gauge, excepting Iberia and the former Soviet block/union, and that was it! How wrong can you be?
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John.
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Hi All,
Here is my belated Christmas present!


This is a Piko Vossloh G6 which is a modern diesel hydraulic shunter in H0 scale, from Lippe. With 1€ postage and some £30 cheaper than in the UK, how could I resist?
But, you say, I model KPEV! Well, true but my next most powerful 'draw' is bang up to date stuff - as seen in Germany today.
It really is a beautiful runner on analogue DC, smooth and powerful, it's surprisingly heavy for such a small loco. It seems to have quite a large capacitor fitted, I don't know if that is some sort of "stay alive"? It also has two phosphor-bronze pick ups per wheel which I thought impressive.
Apparently there are lots of digital functions to control lights, cab, shunting etc not to mention a ready installed speaker for those who like sound.
However, mine is currently on it's way back to Germany* as I could not get inside it to fit the decoder of my choice, hopefully it will get sorted in a month or two.
Cheers,
John.
* at Lippe's expense, can't fault their service, excellent response.
 
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