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The post delivered a DX loco body kit that'll go on a kato SD40-2 chassis that I have for my New Zealand transalpine train. Will take a while to get it looking close.

 

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Suica

I went to Piko's factory open day in Sonneberg yesterday.

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And I picked up my first Dutch train at the factory sale.

 

NS Mat' 54 Hondekop

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Pretty cool model. Comes with interior lights and power couplers.

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Densha

Cool! I also really like the Hondekop EMUs, although I was too young when they were still running to actually remember them in service. I have fond memories of the Hondekop-lookalikes Mat '64 though, which were retired last year by the way.

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serotta1972

I went to Piko's factory open day in Sonneberg yesterday.

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And I picked up my first Dutch train at the factory sale.

 

NS Mat' 54 Hondekop

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Pretty cool model. Comes with interior lights and power couplers.

 

Did you pay wholesale prices? It's always neat seeing how things are made.  And cool looking model!

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Wonderbolt

Nice I like the Dutch stuff xD. Wasn't aware Piko still manufactured in Germany, great to see.

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Kabutoni

Lovely looking Mat'54! I do remember them vividly from my childhood and also vividly remember ignoring them in favour of riding one of the new double decker trains on a beach bound service on my birthday. However, I remember riding them often on the South-Westernmost NS line from Rotterdam to Goes to my grandma. This train is also on my wish-list, but only one of the yellow versions (either local or express livery). If only they weren't so ridiculously expensive...

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Suica

Did you pay wholesale prices?

They had a big sale of old and B-stock. This one is the former and I got it for about 50% of the MSRP.

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serotta1972

Got me some Kato E8/9 Southern Pacific Daylight and Union Pacific along with the Union Pacific Excursion Set.  I love these colorful trains.  

 

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Wonderbolt

I love the excursion set, really temped by one haha

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railsquid

If I were a rather crafty Japanese company, I'd come up with an appropriate replacement part for Graham Farish gears that, oh I dunno, don't split gears.  That issue is just beyond a joke and I'm thoroughly amazed GF are still in business.

 

Here's hoping...

 

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Class 42 Warship D832 Onslaught by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

It was on sale at a price that would be rude to ignore, plus a couple of random coaches which will go towards more prototypical rakes.

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Azumanga Davo

 

Here's hoping...

 

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Class 42 Warship D832 Onslaught by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

It was on sale at a price that would be rude to ignore, plus a couple of random coaches which will go towards more prototypical rakes.

Sad to think that this needs to be watched like an overly curious baby until the inevitable breakage.  :(

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velotrain

NWSL (a competent - if not crafty, American company) has made replacement gears for Bachmann's equally well-known failures for many years, so you might approach them.

 

http://www.nwsl.com/

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railsquid

Interesting that Bachmann has that problem too, maybe that's what inspired them to acquire Farish ;)

 

Touch wood, the newer designs (since around 2011, including the 42) or so seem OK, so far...

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beakaboy

Interesting that Bachmann has that problem too, maybe that's what inspired them to acquire Farish ;)

 

Touch wood, the newer designs (since around 2011, including the 42) or so seem OK, so far...

Seemed to be a problem with the type of plastic used for gears causing the splitting. I blame them using our milk bottles for recycled plastic material!

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velotrain

I was just thinking that NWSL might already produce an appropriate replacement for the GF.

 

The easiest way to find out is for someone to mail them a broken one.

 

They're known for high quality customer service.

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Suica

From the estate of a family friend I got two Fröwis HO gauge brass models.

A BVG (West-Berlin) type T33U and a type T24/49 shunting tram.

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The shunting tram has seen better days, but I might give it to Mr. Fröwis for restoration.

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Kamome

Currently in the process of moving to Japan in a weeks time. I have had to reign in my purchases for a while but once I'm there, I'll need to make up for lost time and will take full advantage of the incredibly reasonable prices compared with British rolling stock.

 

I had to order a few things before I left Blighty behind, though.

 

Dapol 57xx Pannier Tank in London Transport Livery. My Grandfather had a Hornby set for us grand kids when we were younger. This had a London Transport pannier with a mixed rake of goods wagons. This is a little nod to him and well impressed that this is 6 pin decoder DCC ready should I make the leap. I think the original loco is still running on my fathers layout now in BR black.

 

Dapol A1x "Thames" Stroudly Improved Green, which is actually ochre. This is my second Terrier purchase. They don't run as smoothly as the Kato steamies but its just such a stunning model. I first wanted this colour scheme but found the Southern Olive at a great price. Planning on running these together.

 

Graham Farish Autotrailer in Maroon. This was an impulse as I just loved the model. Even the brake handle is modelled and there's a tone of accessory bits to add. Probably run this with the Pannier imagining there's an accentric Japanese collector who shipped these over.

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Ken Ford

No pics, but a pair of used 4mm Newspapers branded Bachmann BGs arrived from Hattons. I have a couple Heljan Class 128s that I would like to use as the centerpiece of a small parcels terminal, and the BGs will be tail traffic.

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railsquid

Currently in the process of moving to Japan in a weeks time. I have had to reign in my purchases for a while but once I'm there, I'll need to make up for lost time and will take full advantage of the incredibly reasonable prices compared with British rolling stock.

 

Whereabouts in Japan?

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Kamome

Hey Squid

 

Back to Fukuoka which is where Mrs. Kamome is from.

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bill937ca

Another Bachmann N scale Peter Witt.  This time its Chicago Surface Lines 6319. Now I have three of these streetcars to run on my bulletin board layout.

 

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serotta1972

I scored some brand new Marklin trains on Ebay from 2001/2002.  Marklin 39573 E 03, Marklin 42990 and 42991.

 

I have Suica to blame for getting this as he highly endorsed it, it's a beautiful set.  :)

 

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Suica

Congratulations to purchasing a model of Germany's most iconic and most beautiful electric loco. :thumbsup: 

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Gryphr

Even the original version with one cooler row, nice find! :)

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medusa

You may not be surprised I gave never away my old E 03 from childhood days. The cars lost their paint long time ago and went to the dumpster. But the E 03... restored it 2 years ago, it's still running. About 40 years old. :)

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