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Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:49 pm

I thought I start a topic where members can post special engines (I should better say engines that are special for the owner, or which are special models)...
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:05 pm

So I'll begin with some of my favourite ones:

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(Swiss SBB "Crocodile Ce 6/8 III" and German "BR 44 Photolook") models: both Maerklin

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(Swiss BLS "Ce 6/8") model: Roxy

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(Bavarian "Mallet Gtl 2-4/4" and Bavarian S 3/6 Photolook World Exhibition) model: Maerklin

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(German "BR 101 'Starlight Express' " and German "BR 120 'Christmas Loco' ") models: both Maerklin

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(Austrian "BR 1020" - ex German "BR 194") model: Roco

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(German "E 44" and "E91", DRG) models: both Roco
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:32 pm

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From top to bottom:

Swedish "Wooden" train - model: Maerklin
S-Bahn Berlin - model: Primex
German E 71 with "Donnerbuechsen" - models: Roco
German ET 85 with EB and ES 85 - models: Roco
T 18 (later BR 78) with early Berlin City train - models: Maerklin
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby Mark » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:42 pm

Nice collection, and very nicely displayed. Are the overhead pickups functional, or do they pick up by the wheels like conventional locos
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby SkyFire » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:57 am

I have that Bavarian Mallet Gtl 2-4/4, only mine is in need of a new motor core. The old one went poof when I tried to run it after it having stood still for several months, The one I have is made by Trix. I did get a replacement at one time, only the core the model shop put in was too big for the space and would only run properly in reverse. :(
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:00 am

Mark wrote:Nice collection, and very nicely displayed. Are the overhead pickups functional, or do they pick up by the wheels like conventional locos


The overhead pickups are functional. I built the overhead line back in 1981/1982, and from that time I used it for all electric locos. There are only two models from "ROCO" which are converted from DC to AC because ROCO didn't sell them in AC (it's an Italian "E 626" and the German "E 44"), and these two can only pick up from wheels.
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:21 am

SkyFire wrote:I have that Bavarian Mallet Gtl 2-4/4, only mine is in need of a new motor core. The old one went poof when I tried to run it after it having stood still for several months, The one I have is made by Trix. I did get a replacement at one time, only the core the model shop put in was too big for the space and would only run properly in reverse. :(


I think this "Trix" loco is similar to the Maerklin one in AC.

I have problems with many Maerklin locos if they stood still for a longer time.
The man who helps me with difficult repairings explained that often the motor armature magnet is "discharged", but if you are able to move it a few rounds the loco begins to "live" again.

You can try the following:

Press the loco (careful) on the rails and try to roll the loco, first without electricity, after that with a bit. Most times it works and the locos begin to move.

If this doesn't work:
Remove the loco's cage, and try to move the gears with a small screwdriver (be careful not to damage a gear!) or, better, in older locos, try to move the motor armature, at least 10 rounds.
After that try to move it with electricity, also with helping the loco by pressing it on the rails and pushing it forward.

Of course, you always have to be careful not to damage a gear or the inductor of the engine.
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby SkyFire » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:56 am

Bit late with that as it's already gone poof, it was smoking well on the run it had. :(

So I need a new motor core. :(
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:32 am

SkyFire wrote:Bit late with that as it's already gone poof, it was smoking well on the run it had. :(

So I need a new motor core. :(


Ouch! :(
Paul should have invited me much earlier, then, to this forum... ;)
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby SkyFire » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:09 pm

I blew it last year I think it was, or was it the year before. I can use the information for some of my other fleet though.
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby Paul » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:58 pm

70'sdreamer wrote:
SkyFire wrote:Bit late with that as it's already gone poof, it was smoking well on the run it had. :(

So I need a new motor core. :(


Ouch! :(
Paul should have invited me much earlier, then, to this forum... ;)

:oops: - Sorry Stefan, but the railway part of the forum has only just recently been put up & I just remembered that you'd put some really good pics up in the past
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:25 pm

Paul wrote:
70'sdreamer wrote:
SkyFire wrote:Bit late with that as it's already gone poof, it was smoking well on the run it had. :(

So I need a new motor core. :(


Ouch! :(
Paul should have invited me much earlier, then, to this forum... ;)

:oops: - Sorry Stefan, but the railway part of the forum has only just recently been put up & I just remembered that you'd put some really good pics up in the past


...so let's grow the railway topics...
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:28 pm

...btw, all my pics are taken with an analogue camera and scanned our taken with a small digital one, but I will take new pics with the new better digital camera that I gave to my wife as her birthday present, soon...
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby Paul » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:32 pm

70'sdreamer wrote:...btw, all my pics are taken with an analogue camera and scanned our taken with a small digital one, but I will take new pics with the new better digital camera that I gave to my wife as her birthday present, soon...

Hi Stefan,
Please don't tell Julian, as he always tells me off for my out of focus photos (from a mobile phone) ! :lol:
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Postby 70'sdreamer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:46 pm

Sorry, I forgot to write which model firms the locos are from beneeth the pictures - edited that now! ;)
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Re: Locos/Engines

Postby Paul » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:52 pm

70'sdreamer wrote:Sorry, I forgot to write which model firms the locos are from beneeth the pictures - edited that now! ;)

So how many of these are yours Stefan? :)
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Postby 70'sdreamer » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 am

Paul wrote:
70'sdreamer wrote:Sorry, I forgot to write which model firms the locos are from beneeth the pictures - edited that now! ;)

So how many of these are yours Stefan? :)


All together there are
- 63 steam engines (mostly Germans, a few French, Belgium, Swiss)
- 18 Diesel locos (Germans, one Danish)
- 6 Diesel railcars (mostly Germans, one Swiss/Netherlands)
- 62 Electric locos (Germans, Swiss, Austrian, Italian, Swedish)
- 4 Electric railcars (all Germans)
Many locos were bought by my dad (first one in 1967), up from 1982/1983 I bought most of the locos together with my brother. So today I can say "They are all 50 % mine".
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Postby Julian » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:25 am

Very nice collection
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Postby Paul » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:50 am

Heck Stefan,
That's a large collection ! :D
Have you put up a single pic to show the overall size of your track etc?
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Postby 70'sdreamer » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 pm

Paul wrote:Heck Stefan,
That's a large collection ! :D
Have you put up a single pic to show the overall size of your track etc?


No, sorry, in the topic "Old German railway" you'll only find pics with parts of it. I didn't have the chance to take a picture of the whole model railway with the old camera, but with the new one I'm able to do this, I think. I'll try that.
I also want to take new pics of all the locos, and the train sets, digitally (if I'll find the time...)
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