John23 posted:
Strummer posted:
Krieglok posted:
Paul Kallus posted:

 

 

 

 

Lionel briefly did a line of hand built 2 rail brass locos and cars, sold as their Smithsonian collection.  As I recall, there was a complete 20th Century Limited pulled by a Dreyfus Hudson; and the German type 52 2-10-0.  Very few were built.  I remember reading that there were only 25 Kriegsloks built in each (2?) paint variation.  All beautifully made.  I'm surprised that one came up on Ebay.

Lionel made the Baureihe 50 and not the Baureihe 52. Both are 2-10-0. The Baureihe 52 is also called Kriegslok.

Regards

Fred

Paul Kallus posted:

The Lionel model is a beautiful version...albeit 2-rail O-scale and out of price reach.

Do you guys think there is enough demand for MTH to make it in 3-rail O-scale? I think its one of the neater looking European steamers.

MTH did make a 3 rail German Decapod, and not too long ago.  I forgot which version that they did.  

John23 posted:
Paul Kallus posted:

The Lionel model is a beautiful version...albeit 2-rail O-scale and out of price reach.

Do you guys think there is enough demand for MTH to make it in 3-rail O-scale? I think its one of the neater looking European steamers.

MTH did make a 3 rail German Decapod, and not too long ago.  I forgot which version that they did.  

They did the BR44 in DB and SNCF colors. They also did a scale wheel version of each. They are very hard to find, even on the secondary market.

I have a scale wheel DB version and a SNCF highrail version. Both operate in either two or three rail modes...

 

Tom

New to O scale....

Krieglok posted:
John23 posted:
Paul Kallus posted:

The Lionel model is a beautiful version...albeit 2-rail O-scale and out of price reach.

Do you guys think there is enough demand for MTH to make it in 3-rail O-scale? I think its one of the neater looking European steamers.

MTH did make a 3 rail German Decapod, and not too long ago.  I forgot which version that they did.  

They did the BR44 in DB and SNCF colors. They also did a scale wheel version of each. They are very hard to find, even on the secondary market.

I have a scale wheel DB version and a SNCF highrail version. Both operate in either two or three rail modes...

 

Tom

...pictures...? 

Mark in Oregon

Since I've already posted some photos of European trains in scales other than O, I guess it's ok to post one more:

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This is a Rivarossi (#1347) "2811 Prussian P10". Picked it up on eBay for about 50 bucks, I think.

Unlike my Roco-built steamers, this has the motor in the engine proper; yet like those Rocos, this also has fixed tender trucks...I wonder why.

Typical Rivarossi: 3-pole motor, so it's not a "great" runner, but once its moving, it's fine. Really nice die work (again, typical of the brand), and in this lovely paint scheme, those details really stand out.

Mark in Oregon

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Strummer posted:
Krieglok posted:
John23 posted:
Paul Kallus posted:

The Lionel model is a beautiful version...albeit 2-rail O-scale and out of price reach.

Do you guys think there is enough demand for MTH to make it in 3-rail O-scale? I think its one of the neater looking European steamers.

MTH did make a 3 rail German Decapod, and not too long ago.  I forgot which version that they did.  

They did the BR44 in DB and SNCF colors. They also did a scale wheel version of each. They are very hard to find, even on the secondary market.

I have a scale wheel DB version and a SNCF highrail version. Both operate in either two or three rail modes...

 

Tom

...pictures...? 

Mark in Oregon

On the previous page, near the bottom. All my DB and SNCF power except my SNCF BR44....

BTW, Mark, Rivarossi makes great looking European trains. Nice engine there!

Tom

New to O scale....

Thanks Tom

Here is a car I picked up a while back; I have no idea what it is, except that it's quite nice...and in O (1:45) scale this time!

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As you can see, it has a "proper" coupling...

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Perhaps one of you can tell us a little more about this brand...

Mark in Oregon

PS: here's one more picture:

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Strummer posted:

 

Perhaps one of you can tell us a little more about this brand...

Mark in Oregon

 

 

0 Scale Models was a German brand manufactured in China. They made a tank car and a 4-wheel gondola in a large number of liveries in the eighties/nineties. These were nicely detailed all plastic models. I do not know why but production ended after these two products.

Regards

Fred

Strummer posted:

Really nice die work (again, typical of the brand), and in this lovely paint scheme, those details really stand out.

Mark in Oregon

RivaRossi also did some nice European 0 gauge models like this Baureihe 80 in black and in grey:

There French Pacific is also very nice, about the best detailing you can get:

Regards

Fred

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Lenz of Germany has produced an excellent example of the BR50 in DB versions with various tender options in two rail. It will set you back about 1500 euros, but well worth it. I love mine and it operates very well. Can't wait until the 38 and 55 come out. I am interested to see how the 38 will compare to my Gebauer all metal 38s.

Mike

There was a show (I believe in the UK) for 'modern image 0 gauge' modelers a couple of days ago:

Actual show footage begins at 1:48 in the above video. There are a couple of other videos from this show, in which Dapol introduced their new British Class 66.

In other news, I picked up an ETS diesel switcher at York. I promise it's not a trend

---PCJ

I recently added this model — a 1:43.5-scale British Railways Class 08 diesel shunter made by Dapol — to my mix of O gauge interests. It’s a 2-rail DC model with decisively scale wheel treads and flanges, so I may have to experiment with certain 3-rail track that has isolated outer rails such as Gargraves and Atlas to see how this British switcher runs.image

Jim R. 

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I have that same engine in BR black...but it is OO scale. I didn’t know Dapol made O scale equipment. Nice!

I suppose it would track okay on three rail if you have Gargraves, Atlas or one of the other square head rail makers...

Tom

New to O scale....

Krieglok posted:

 ...snip...  I didn’t know Dapol made O scale equipment.  ...snip... Tom

They just announced a two-rail DC O scale Class 66 a few days ago. Something that I had hoped that MTH would have offered in their two-rail European product line. One of my OO Bachmann Branchline 66s on a friend's HO layout:

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Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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I've always loved the unique way that European passenger cars and engines look.  I love the wide variety of different looking engines.  I want to get a crocodile engine one of these days. 

I also really like how the steam locos have the red trim on the driving wheels.   Gives them a unique look that is distinctly Europeeing. 

I did recently purchase a really cool boxed seventies HO Roco trainset.  The trainset has the DB engine and 3 passenger coaches in the top layer of the Styrofoam.   There are 4 small freight cars in the lower layer of Styrofoam that are typical European cars, they are small and have 2 wheel trucks on the front and back of the cars.     The box and owner's manual are all in German.  Appears to be a set sold new in Germany that somehow ended up here.   I was happy, paid 25 for the set complete in the box.   

I also like how a lot of the European modern high speed trains look, just look so sleek and nifty. 

 

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