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Hi all,
I've had this on reservation for some time. arrived today. Fleischmann 404673 DCC sound.



T.10 of the K.P.E.V.









Nicely detailed tank loco with very nice sound. Another addition to my Prussian fleet

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Hi Pantograf,
I don't believe either of the prototype companies have any (yet) but in the future, who knows?
The current list of models that Piko will do later this year is: G6 varieties
I've liked them ever since I first saw one!

Sorry it's so dark, night time shot at Hamburg Harburg in September 2013! The only one so far that I've seen but had to have a model. So far, I believe only private industrial users have bought them. Wiki
If you run modern era VI stuff then certainly you can add it!
Cheers,
John.
 

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QUOTE (alanoes @ 5 Jan 2017, 21:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all,
I've had this on reservation for some time. arrived today. Fleischmann 404673 DCC sound.



T.10 of the K.P.E.V.

Nicely detailed tank loco with very nice sound. Another addition to my Prussian fleet

Regards
Alan
Hi Alan,
That is simply gorgeous! That really makes me envious! I have the older non sound version as number 7402 Mainz, I can't really justify such a loco on my little branch but, . . . . it would be nice!
Dribble!
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Hello, haven't been on this thread for a few weeks but that doesn't mean I've been sitting around idly, not spending my hard-earned rhino....My laptop is in the hands of the manufacturer having suffered a 'catastrophic motherboard failure' and I'm finding it irksome posting photos from the IPad so here's a list to bore you with: I've been carrying on my love affair with the Era III F-Zuge and I was lucky enough to have the funds to snap up some great stuff from E-bay(thank you trusty Mondeo for sailing through the MOT) Here go's;
Trix 23347 'Domspatz' set - 3 lovely tinplate coaches, I really like the glossier sheen of the finish, makes a nice contrast to all the other matt paint finishes. The only slight disappointment is the close coupling isn't, er, very close....
Trix 21261 and Marklin 43219 'Loreley Express' set - 4 Trix and 2 Marklin skirted coaches make a beautiful rake. They couple closer than kissin' cousins, the silver roofs have a light overspray which I assume is meant to represent smoke/dirt deposits from the hauling dampfloks??
Front-end power:
Trix 22950 BR03 03 244 - engine drive, great sound, slightly flaky pick-up at low speeds over one of my curved points, so run it at 120 kph as intended....
Roco 72208 BR03.10 03 1021 - speechless on this one, I'm a lucky boy. Think I'll treat the Mondeo to a wash and wax...
Now spending some happy interweb time tracking down the coach numbers which is starting to become a bit of an obsession in itself.
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QUOTE (Allegheny1600 @ 6 Jan 2017, 04:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Pantograf,
I don't believe either of the prototype companies have any (yet) but in the future, who knows?
The current list of models that Piko will do later this year is: G6 varieties
I've liked them ever since I first saw one!

Sorry it's so dark, night time shot at Hamburg Harburg in September 2013! The only one so far that I've seen but had to have a model. So far, I believe only private industrial users have bought them. Wiki
If you run modern era VI stuff then certainly you can add it!
Cheers,
John.
Great, thanks for the info and pics John. Seeing that there will be a Captrain version later this year sealed the deal. My next Vectron will be the Captrain one from Piko so this will be a good companion.
 

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QUOTE (Pantograf @ 6 Jan 2017, 15:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great, thanks for the info and pics John. Seeing that there will be a Captrain version later this year sealed the deal. My next Vectron will be the Captrain one from Piko so this will be a good companion.
Just glad to be of service mate!

Tonkatoy,
Sounds like a really good haul! I bought a re-boilered Trix 03 a couple of years ago and boy is it brilliant! I see in your (sidebar?) you are waiting for a H0 scale Flying Scotsman? Do you mean the expensive brass one done for the Australian market a while back? Ouch!
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QUOTE (tonkatoy @ 6 Jan 2017, 12:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello,

Roco 72208 BR03.10 03 1021 - speechless on this one, I'm a lucky boy.
Now spending some happy interweb time tracking down the coach numbers which is starting to become a bit of an obsession in itself.
Cheers

Lovely loco! I have the same sentiment as you, if I can be of help in anyway, please let me know, Fzug are one of my passions too. Piko are offering some more classic coaches this year


Here is a film featuring a DB BR 38 days work on Youtube.

As a bonus a DB BR 03.10 is seen passing with an Express train at 7:12.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI7YcKRzxmE

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Thanks chaps, such a shame I can't get some photos up at the moment.
Reddo, ongoing with the motherboard and the manufacturer, fingers crossed for a cashless resolution....the Lorelei set is a beaut, I really would like the Trix Merkur set but that's going for high prices at the moment.
John, I think I saw the HO Flying Scotsman at Warley many years ago. I believe it was a Korean brass job with two tenders, so dinky in size that I thought it was TT gauge! A few years ago there was a plan touted for Mallard to visit Germany to celebrate some form of railway anniversary and I was convinced Fleischmann et al would knock out an HO Mallard to take advantage - after all, it's a relatively simple moulding with none of that infernal external pipe work that graces Continental locos and the valve gear hidden under the streamlining - but the plan was canned, probably due to the economic recession(2008/9?)
David, thanks for the video link, your excellent postings on MRF and other forums is one of the main reasons I'm so fascinated by this era! I have been using the DBTrains website to gain initial info on coach serial numbers, but of course I'm hampered by my lack of German in doing more thorough investigation.

Both the locos and the coach sets are running around my train set as I type this and it's a wonderful sight - I should be in bed but I can't resist it - time to crack open the 'Blauer Enzian'!
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QUOTE (reddo @ 22 Dec 2016, 02:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ah well, that did it. I noted that Scograil had this on special last night, so with the excellent pictures and the info from 6991 re the Munich connection, order is in.
Hi Reddo, did you get yours yet? Mine just arrived (took a while, I think they shipped it by a boat) but it's stunner, way better than expected.
 

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I've always fancied an all singing, all dancing model and with the advent of the ESU Engineering Edition range it became a question of which one would most blend with the eclectic mix I have now. I settled on the BR 265 in Voith livery because:
* It has digital controlled couplings at each end.
* The prototype is an uprated version of the BR 261 suitable for trip working on the main line.
* As it belongs to the manufacturer it gets rented out and so it is reasonable for it to appear in any region - in Germany at any rate.

The models arrived in the stores in mid December and after Christmas I found that I could afford one. So here it is:



The figure on the front is a "mini me" but hopefully it is blurred and badly painted enough for no-one to be able to recognise me
. It's OO scale which gives you an idea of just how big the prototype must be.

I haven't tried the smoke function as you don't get any distillate in the box and I didn't think to order any. It's also possible it cannot be shipped internationally.

It's a heavy loco and it can haul my CMX machine up the gradients on my layout which is what I've bought it for.

The auto uncoupling works well and the wheel squeal on tight radius curves detects kinks in my track laying
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The light setting in the photo is "Shunting mode" - hence the orange highlights at the corner steps.

The manual is German only so I've spent some time with Google translate, particularly with the warning section. Most of that is related to the smoke distillate.

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Hi David,
That is wonderful! What a good choice too, that's exactly the reasoning I used with my Voith Maxima!
I am currently doing some ebaying of my own as I want one of these, possibly a Northrail one as my 'modern image' stuff is based around the Hamburg area.
A good friend of mine has several of these wonderful ESU models and says that unless your loco is definitely going to spend it's life on your layout, never being picked up, moved to run on a friends layout or at exhibition - only then should you use the smoke facility!
You don't want to run the risk of the smoke oil running out of the reservoir which will damage the circuit board as this would mean a trip back to the factory! He has learnt this the hard way! By the way, his Ludmilla weighs an absolute ton and is so incredibly loud, the sound is turned waaay down and is still loud!
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Looks great - I am thinking along similar lines to buy a shunter with digital couplings - need to do some research

Panto - not yet - now I am back in the UK for a while, I need to make the payment today so they can ship it. In the interim, I added a few more items to the pile (oops)

On the way to Munich airport yesterday, I spotted the aviation tanker wagons consist loco had changed from the normal HGK lease unit to a Rhein Valley loco which I have seen somewhere (maybe Piko) so need to check that out. They should all be here by the weekend

Cheers

Update - just found it here http://www.roco.cc/en/product/233928-0-0-1...2/products.html and same supplier has it on special - must be fate
 

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QUOTE unless your loco is definitely going to spend it's life on your layout, never being picked up, moved to run on a friends layout or at exhibition - only then should you use the smoke facility!

That's very useful to know, thanks
It's just so nice the temptation to share it with others is very strong.

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I think That the ESU Shunters are Great, And for me the Advent of Electronic Couplers/Uncouplers are a Fantastic Edition to Any Layout. All My Shunters have now Got them as Loksound and Zimo Decoders can be fitted very Easily. I have used mostly Fleischmann Couplings.

When BRAWA Did the type of Shunters that DWB has just Bought MSl stopped doing them for a while as Brawa would not honour the Warranty on the Couplings I did not receive 4 orders at that time. I am sure ESU have got it sorted.
The Zimo Set up for me is the Best as when you uncouple the Lok Moves Backwards so you do not get coupled up again. Babs
 

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Good Morning Everyone Just Taken one of my reservations of the Year Trix 22959 Very Nice Indeed It looks as though it comes Weathered Cant wait to Get my Hands on It, Can anybody Part with the wealth of there Knowledge is it a Freight only Dampf. Babs


 
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