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railsquid
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19 hours ago, Kamome said:

Wow, I never thought these things would materialise. And a lot more for a 4 car set than we enjoy with Japanese trains.

 

Fortunately it was at the "early bird" price with the massive post-Brexit referendum sterling discount, so apart from the half-decade delay, not too bad price-wise.

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beakaboy
On 5/18/2022 at 1:04 AM, railsquid said:

Here's something I ordered in (checks notes) August 2016, which arrived yesterday:

 

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Revolution Class 321 (321 401) by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

Came with surprise interior lighting, at least I don't recall it being advertised has having such when I ordered it (mind you the model has undergone multiple revisions and a change of manufacturer since then). Interestingly very similar in construction principle to Japanese multiple units, including chassis-mounted central motor driving both bogies, and pinpoint pickups on all wheels (from underneath it looks amost like a MicroAce unit). Different is the provision of DCC and power couplings, but give pretty good close coupling.


One of the bogies was somewhat tight with no vertical play, which meant it derailed very easily; easy enough to fix as they are screwed in.

 

Not a big fan of the couplings, which are clunky and fiddly to fit together, but not very solid, already had one pop out of the chassis accidentally. A pair of tweezers is supplied to push the couplings together, but that means turning the cars upside down, and is a PITA to do with a 4-car set. They also restrict the movement of the attached bogies, so susceptible to derailments on less-than-perfect curves (though that can be improved with better track laying...).

 

Overall very nice looking model, but I suspect it is only going to come out on special occasions.

lovely looking units. Very smart livery. 

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ED75-775

Having been trying not to buy much lately (student loan and saving up for all my upcoming model train purchases plus a Japan holiday next year), I couldn't resist an offer from a fleaBay seller in France offering some more Märklin stock that I had been tempted by, and which had the temerity to arrive almost a whole month early:

 

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The 46034 wagon set from 1998 and the 28456 Berlin Suburban set from 2003; both fit with my plans as the '34 set will expand my Era 3 coal train to ten wagons while the Berlin set ticks several boxes - cute provincial loco (one of the other guys in our local club got me hooked on Prussian loks), and I've personally been to Berlin in 2013.  The seller said he would pack everything well and he more than did so! Apart from the boxes being wrapped in foam and tied shut, the actual box inners were also glad-wrapped to keep things from moving.

 

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Not quite Rail Gallery Rokko level, but the seller also put strips of cardboard down under the loco wheels and the outer wheelsets on the coaches to stop any movement in transit. The center wheelsets need no such protection, they're spring-loaded so would push on the polystyrene insert without needing packing. They also sit in a sliding sub-frame within the chassis, perfect for negotiating curves in your layout without fear of falling off. I once had a Roco DB version (yes, I once ran non-Märklin stuff on a Märklin layout, the heresy!) that had been converted into a four-wheeler for that very reason. Not that you knew, the footboards do a good job of hiding the missing wheels until you get up close and personal.

 

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No such level of extra packing on the '34 set, not sure if the plastic pouches were factory-original protection or added later. I'll post some pictures in the What did you run today (Worldwide models) thread once I have get everything running (read: stops procrastinating and just runs some trains). The T13 spent a bit of time on the rails for photography with its coaches, I then took the locomotive off thinking I would have to set the decoder address. Turns out the decoder is a special multi-protocol version of the basic Delta decoder with a pre-set address so the shell didn't need to come off.

 

Alastair

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disturbman

They are nice models. Just be careful with the pantographs, they are very sensitive.

 

Now you need some gondolas to go behind it.

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ED75-775
On 5/25/2022 at 3:50 AM, disturbman said:

They are nice models. Just be careful with the pantographs, they are very sensitive.

 

Now you need some gondolas to go behind it.

Mmph, beauty in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Personally I like my ED75 un-mixed, thank you very much.

 

Since the heritage rail conference I am on happens to be in the same city as my favourite (read: only New Zealand stockist of Märklin) train store, I decided to pay Geoff a visit and pay for a coach set I'd had on order from the year before. Of course, I couldn't help myself when there was other stuff to be had... long story short, now my wallet hates me. Oh well, it's a one off thing, I won't be getting back down here in a hurry, may as well make the most of it!

 

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The 41327 coach set was the one on preorder, by the way, the rest was spontaneously purchased. The seemingly empty box houses a bogie container car, my secret weakness, while the blank box at top left contains a set of current-conducting couplings so I can finish converting the third of my Austrian Eurofima coaches. The other two got done years ago, but a damaged part meant the third never got done at that time. It will now!

 

Alastair

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railsquid

From a different source to the above, further evidence of my ongoing project to acquire all the N-scale Berlin S-Bahn units in Japan:

 

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Arnold Berliner S-Bahn by Rail Squid, on Flickr

 

I've been stalking this one for several years, the seller had it listed for a long time at a rather steep price for an unpowered set, but relisted it recently at something more palatable.

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gavino200

I just got this little cutie. I love these color-split cars. Despite the ludicrous prices I just can't stop collecting German trains.

 

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