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QUOTE (6991 @ 1 Mar 2017, 03:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello gang,
The Touropa coaches are indeed very nice, may consider getting them myself - Alanoes, I can't quite make out the dates under the door on the close-up, could you confirm them for me please ?

Hi 6991



Hope this answers your question

It would also be good, Alanoes, if you could apply the detailing bits to the coaches, e.g. the grab rails at the doors, so we don't have to look at the holes !!

Blimey, give me a bloody chance


Brilliant set of wagons.
6991

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Got these for £7 each today. Don't know what they should really go behind, but as I only have a V200, that's what they'll go behind. Made by Rowa, who I believe went bust in about 1896. Any information about them (real or model) gratefully received. Second picture to follow as I haven't worked out how to get two on the same post from my tablet. Old numpty
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Hi Mark,
I'll have a go!
From another website: "Röwa, a company founded by Willy Ade together with his partner Röchling began in 1959, to work on behalf of Trix.
In 1968, after termination of the cooperation with Trix, Röwa finally began to market its products under its own name itself.
In 1975, the company went into bankruptcy.
Yes, they had build very good detailed models, but the higher price has been not to enforce on the market." (Franz Keck 24.10.14)
AFAIK Röwa were bought out by Roco, presumably sometime after 1975?
I rather think Willy Ade then went on to produce his own line of coaches that were well thought of and there are some modern diesels on ebay made by Ade so I guess the company is still going although Willy must be getting on a bit now.

Your first coach is in the "Pops" livery that was tried by DB prior to them adopting the Blue & Beige colour scheme of the mid to late seventies. You can certainly tell this is an era IV coach by the numbers under the logo. My knowledge on the "pops" livery is limited but I think they had a different coloured window band for every class or purpose of coach.
The second coach is from the 1962 "Rheingold" train. Just google that train!* You will be pleased to see pictures of the V200 hauling this train!
Cheers,
John.

*I just checked, it would seem there was an American beer called "Rheingold" that used attractive young ladies from about 1940 to 1964, to promote their products - I wouldn't want to draw your attention away from the serious business of model railways!!
 

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Good afternoon everyone The Rowa Although Quite old sound very Nice. What Couplings do they have and as they are old I guess they are Not Interchangable Am i correct. Babs
 

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Thank you John. As always interesting information and blimey, I've " lucked" into something historically accurate. As you may be aware my intention is to just run interesting looking trains in the garden. Only two months of purchases to go before I start building. Love reading your posts, always astounded at your depth of knowledge. Ok, you may have a big library but you've still got to know where to look.
Babz and couplings. Although the carriages are very old, they have never before been removed from their boxes! Stickers and seals still in place, something that astounds me. Although they are quite nice and were in clear cases I could never imagine staring dreamily at them admiring their "curves". Mrs Campbell might be concerned about my mental well being. They come with two sets of couplings of a very narrow " swallow tail" and two sizes of a square hole with a couple of swept back arms. I realised last week when somebody gave me a small 6x4 layout that I will use as a test track that I need to learn more about couplings.
Programmed my V200 on it and was running it round (boy that could soon become tedious) and for fun thought that I would attach some of the "Thomas" wagons that came with the layout to the loco. As I now know, Roco couplings (which to me resemble a Christmas tree sawn in half vertically) are not going to attach to a Hornby one.
I am going to the east Anglian model railway exhibition this weekend and will hopefully find someone to "compatiblise" my small fleet. I have previously seen kadee fittings and liked the look of them on YouTube but now confused as to sizes etc re my other stuff. Currently searching the web for idiot guide to couplings
 

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Mark,
Here's a link to a guide for European H0 couplings, It's a pretty good overview.
H0 couplings
Cheers
6991
PS Many people use the Fleischmann 'Profi' coupling, article 6515, you can put them on the stock from any manufacturer. I have stock from Fleischmann, Roco, Liliput, Brawa, Piko, Trix, Tillig and Maerklin (fitted - with DC wheelsets) and in the main they all go together very well. However, your stock does need to have the interchangeable coupling pocket NEM 632 or whatever the number is. Most manufacturers have provided stock with these pockets as standard for some 20y, however, they all fit the pocket with their own coupling ! You need a pair of tweezers to slip these out and replace with the whatever your preferred solution is.
 

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QUOTE (Mark Campbell @ 8 Mar 2017, 20:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thank you John. As always interesting information and blimey, I've " lucked" into something historically accurate. As you may be aware my intention is to just run interesting looking trains in the garden. Only two months of purchases to go before I start building. Love reading your posts, always astounded at your depth of knowledge. Ok, you may have a big library but you've still got to know where to look.
I am going to the east Anglian model railway exhibition this weekend and will hopefully find someone to "compatiblise" my small fleet. I have previously seen kadee fittings and liked the look of them on YouTube but now confused as to sizes etc re my other stuff. Currently searching the web for idiot guide to couplings

Thank you, Kind Sir!
Merely the result of being a lifelong model railroader who has followed many different forms of the hobby for some 40 years or so!
Enjoy the show and with Kadee's, just get a pack of each: 17 (shortest), 18 (longer), 19 (longer still) & 20 (longest). These are the only ones with the "swallow tail" or NEM 362 compatible end, all the other maze of Kadee's are really designed for the American outline market. However, if you did want to standardise on Kadee's and a vehicle has no 362 socket, there are ways around this.

QUOTE (kedumba @ 9 Mar 2017, 05:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>After reading all of the good posts regarding the touropa set I have gone and ordered one.Also ordered
the new BR85 to go with them.After seeing the video of this lok I think they will sell out very quickly.
Excellent!
Good for you, I hope you can share it with us when it arrives. When I was a kid, travelling throughout Europe in the seventies, we had friends from Toowoomba, how's the place doing?
Cheers,
John.
 

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I have never posted in this part of the forum before and was looking around today and remembered that I had purchased a HO loco some time back so thought I would post it here as I think it is stunning and the photo does not really do it any justice ..

 

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QUOTE (Allegheny1600 @ 9 Mar 2017, 21:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thank you, Kind Sir!
Merely the result of being a lifelong model railroader who has followed many different forms of the hobby for some 40 years or so!
Enjoy the show and with Kadee's, just get a pack of each: 17 (shortest), 18 (longer), 19 (longer still) & 20 (longest). These are the only ones with the "swallow tail" or NEM 362 compatible end, all the other maze of Kadee's are really designed for the American outline market. However, if you did want to standardise on Kadee's and a vehicle has no 362 socket, there are ways around this.

Excellent!
Good for you, I hope you can share it with us when it arrives. When I was a kid, travelling throughout Europe in the seventies, we had friends from Toowoomba, how's the place doing?
Cheers,
John.
Hello John I have been here for just over 12 mths and love it.I think the population is approx. 180,000 now and still going.
They have a very good train club that I only discovered a couple of weeks ago.The club has a show coming up in May so i'll
be going to that.By the way what part of town are your friends from?
 

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QUOTE (Anthony566 @ 10 Mar 2017, 00:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have never posted in this part of the forum before and was looking around today and remembered that I had purchased a HO loco some time back so thought I would post it here as I think it is stunning and the photo does not really do it any justice ..


Wow what a nice looking set.Certainly would stand out on any layout.What brand is it
 

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QUOTE (Anthony566 @ 9 Mar 2017, 14:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have never posted in this part of the forum before and was looking around today and remembered that I had purchased a HO loco some time back so thought I would post it here as I think it is stunning and the photo does not really do it any justice ..


Hi Anthony,
Nice to see you in this part of the world! That really is a smashing model, thanks for showing it off.
It would be nice in the future to see more European trains running in and out of St. Pancras so we can legitimately run them on our (British outline!) layouts! Ooh! I could get carried away here!
Cheers,
John.
 

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QUOTE (kedumba @ 10 Mar 2017, 00:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello John I have been here for just over 12 mths and love it.I think the population is approx. 180,000 now and still going.
They have a very good train club that I only discovered a couple of weeks ago.The club has a show coming up in May so i'll
be going to that.By the way what part of town are your friends from?
Hi Buddy,
Glad you like it! I hope you enjoy the show and maybe join the club!?!
Sadly, we lost contact with friends Kieron & Penny, many years ago. I guess they would be in their early 70's now. I was only a kid but always remember them and their town name for some reason!
Cheers,
John.
 
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