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The Most Versatile Einheitslok (possibly): A technical portrait of the German class 140 electrics

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 07 December 2014 - * * * * * · 581 views
Germany, electric, locomotive and 4 more...
Morning all!

As I just let on in "To Mod a Modding," I was thinking that some restructuring of earlier content in this space would be due in order to reflect partings and new additions. I'd especially wanted to make my technical profile of the class 140 electric – which in many ways also addresses the line of Deutsche Bundesbahn's Einheits-Elektrolokomot...


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To Mod a Modding: Putting a 140 back on the workbench

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 07 December 2014 - - - - - - · 148 views

Morning all!

I was just meaning to write a few words on how I intend to put one of the DB Schenker 140s I presented in July back on the workbench. I had actually preferred turning one of the pair into one of those 140s outfitted with DSA 200 type single arm pantographs to begin with, but knew from my first attempt at this kind of rebuild that the DSA 2...


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The Red-and-Blue Bo'Bo': SBB Cargo Re 421 from Roco

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 14 November 2014 - - - - - - · 694 views
SBB, Switzerland, Germany and 4 more...
Afternoon all…

In today's posting, I should like to present a model which took a lot of time and patience to obtain as it has actually been out of production for an extended period of time. Consequently, I had been particularly happy when I had, in fact, been able to obtain an example of Roco's SBB Cargo class Re 421 at my favourite Swiss retailer, Wemob...


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Setting Trends: Deutsche Bahn class 120.1 electric from ACME

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 08 October 2014 - - - - - - · 840 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, electric and 6 more...
Morning all!

In today’s loco profile, you will learn a bit more about a locomotive which at the time of its roll-out could be said to have been the pride and joy of the German railway industry. Even though it was eventually built in 60 examples only, the class 120 electric definitely contributed much to the breakthrough of three-phase AC traction....


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The Queen of German Electrics: Re-tooled class 103 from Roco

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 19 September 2014 - - - - - - · 1,794 views
DB, Deutsche Bundesbah and 4 more...
Morning all!

Followers of the Continental modelling scene may have registered that a few months ago, Roco has begun releasing a series of re-tooled Deutsche Bundesbahn class 103 electrics, adding several much-wanted enhancements to this model which had first been offered in 1977. It might not be surprising that when I was able to obtain one as a real bar...


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Retro Dispolok: Originally liveried class 182.5/ES 64 U2 from Roco

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 18 September 2014 - * * * * * · 971 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens and 7 more...
And a good morning once again!

I admit that the decision for purchasing the model we’re going to look at today was, first and foremost, made on the basis of my having been strangely intrigued by an operational practice introduced by DB Regio on several RegionalBahn (stopping service) lines covering areas of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia over the...


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Voith has Gravitas: Class 265 (Voith Gravita 15L BB) diesel shunter from Brawa

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 11 September 2014 - - - - - - · 1,369 views
DB, DB Schenker, Germany, freight and 4 more...
Evening all!

I need to admit that for a long time, my locomotive inventory has had a total lack of shunters – though there has been one attractive option which I'd been eyeing for a while. So, tonight, let us have a look at the Voith Gravita diesel-hydraulic shunter as produced by Brawa.

The Voith company, headquartered in the town of Heidenheim in th...


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The East is Still Red: Roco class 232 diesel rebuilt into 132 158 of Leipziger Eisenbahn

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 22 August 2014 - - - - - - · 831 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn and 7 more...
Morning all!

Still trying to reduce the update backlog on this end, so for this time, how about having a look at one recent loco rebuild which I at least roughly finished? I say "roughly" because I have since become aware of some small kinks yet to iron out, but even so, I guess the result will be presentable...

During one of my photo rounds this spri...


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Einheitslok to the second: A new pair of DB Schenker class 140 electrics

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 26 July 2014 - * * * * * · 628 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker and 5 more...
Morning all!

In this morning's entry, I should like to present the result of a recent loco modding endeavour to which I treated a pair of Roco class 140 electrics in DB Schenker traffic red livery. As some of you might recall, I had done a similar rebuild last year, converting one of the two locos from that project to DSA 200 single arm pantographs.

I...


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Anachronistic Eurosprinter – DB Schenker class 152 with "Railion I" markings

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 28 June 2014 - - - - - - · 681 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker and 6 more...
Morning all!

As I'd like to reduce the backlog of updates a bit, I should now like to present you with one of the oddballs to have been part of the DB Schenker locomotive inventory – bringing variety even to highly standardised locomotives as the class 152 electrics. The model we're looking at here is one of the newest releases of the highly refined Roc...


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Toiling Trabbi – Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn's rendition of a popular LEW electric by Roco

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 25 October 2013 - - - - - - · 1,315 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, MEG, electric and 4 more...
Morning all!

As you will have noticed, this is the first new entry on this-here blog after my move to Leipzig, and fittingly, we'll be looking at a class 143 locomotive connoisseurs of the German railway scene will know to have originated in the former German Democratic Republic. Furthermore, the model we'll be looking at depicts a 143 owned by Mittelde...


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Eurosprinteristics – A general outline of contemporary Siemens electric locomotives

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 30 November 2012 - - - - - - · 1,405 views
Germany, Siemens, Europe and 5 more...
Evening all!

As I indicated a few months ago, I have been planning to restructure my blog postings about Siemens Eurosprinter type locomotives in a similar manner as those about Bombardier TRAXX type locos, with one general technical description to give an overview and reference about common and especially...


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Mega-Trabbi: Gützold's rendition of Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn's class 156 electric

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 08 November 2012 - * * * * * · 1,597 views
Germany, electric, Deutsche Bahn and 4 more...
And hello again!

The following article had been in preparation for a while, but it has only been this past October that I managed to track down the actual model I was intending to present. With Gützold currently being in liquidation but still looking for new ownership (last time I checked, anyway), their...


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The Basics of TRAXXology: A general technical overview of Bombardier's TRAXX locomotives

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 28 August 2012 - - - - - - · 1,487 views

Morning all!

Most recently, I was thinking whether it might, in fact, be more suitable to change my approach towards writing articles about locos belonging to a type family, as I already have more than one Bombardier TRAXX and Siemens Eurosprinter type loco each. My idea would be to provide something of a...


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The East is Red: Roco's DB Schenker class 155 in oriental red

Posted by NGT6 1315 , 28 June 2012 - - - - - - · 1,746 views
DB, Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker and 4 more...
Morning all.

Recent events had kept me from actually posting the following article, which I had, in fact, prepared a while ago - based on an earlier version of it, which I would think some of you may remember from Old RMweb. In this earlier article, I had presented a DB Schenker class 155 electric in the...





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Hello, and thanks for looking!

Long time, no updates, but at the very least I'd like to bring you up to date on my current state of thoughts.

This blog shall be the home for all rolling stock profiles and other ramblings on what might one day become a German-themed mainline scenario.

Stay tuned for several new locomotive profiles to appear on here in the next weeks and months!

Cheers!
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Prototype and model articles - illustrated introductions to motive power and rolling stock


Loco classics, standard stuff, units and train formations

Roco's DB Schenker 155 in oriental red

Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn class 156

Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn class 143

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