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Italian Railways (FS) - a beginners guide to modelling


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7 hours ago, Ardglen said:

Apologies if this is not in the right area, can anyone advise me if Le Models are still in production and/or where I can purchase their models.

The website & Facebook page don't appear to have been updated for some time.

Thanks in advance.

 

Deleted. Misread brand name in OP.

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Whilst the LE Models website is still functioning, the consensus in Italy is that they are in a form of administration.  Therefore, no new models can be expected for sometime, if ever.

 

The LE Models E636, E646 and ETR EMUs are still available in Italy as is Gr851.191.  The E626 have been sold out for some time.

 

From my own experience I have purchased from the following Italian websites and there have been no problems in receiving purchases in the UK.  Postage is typically in the region of 20 Euros.

 

However, the Tecnomodel-treni website states that they are offering 10% off with free postage for purchases over 149 Euro until 30 September.

 

http://www.tecnomodel-treni.it/

 

https://www.trenietreni.it/cc4/locomotive

 

https://bonsaglionline.it/

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6 hours ago, brushman47544 said:

 

Very much so. C&M models in Carlisle sell them. Don't rely on their website for a full listing though. Best to phone if you're after something in particular.

 

Andrew, we stock LS Models which are a Belgian company, and they rarely cover anything Italian. LE Models are a different company

 

However, we are also one of the few companies who deal with the Italian company of ACME, who for a while did work hand-in-hand in LSM.

 

We are also able to obtain Rivarossi and Roco who cover Italian prototypes with their ranges

 

As Andrew says, we are pleased to discuss any requirements from LSM, ACME, Hornby International and Roco.

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29 minutes ago, 87029 said:

 

Andrew, we stock LS Models which are a Belgian company, and they rarely cover anything Italian. LE Models are a different company

 

However, we are also one of the few companies who deal with the Italian company of ACME, who for a while did work hand-in-hand in LSM.

 

We are also able to obtain Rivarossi and Roco who cover Italian prototypes with their ranges

 

As Andrew says, we are pleased to discuss any requirements from LSM, ACME, Hornby International and Roco.

 

Sorry about that. I’m familiar with both, but misread the OP as LS not LE. I think of them as LEVEL rather than LE Models.

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Hello.

 

Having retired from work I now find myself with a “New Line manager”. A number of months ago I decided to try a bit of Italian modelling in HO. 2 baseboards were constructed and a bit of stock purchased.

 

Only now my line manager has taken it upon herself to start tidying our garage which she hasn’t visited in a number of years!!! The upshot of all this is and joking aside I need to sale a few bits that I have imported from Italy. So if you guys know of anyone who may be interested in an LE Models 0-6-0 steam loco ep111 851 004 and/or a ViTrains 2 car dmu ALN 668 1449 1456, powered car and trailer ask them to contact me.

 

Many thanks and I hope posting this is OK?

 

James

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If anybody is still seeking the ACME 40154 (Ep4a grigio ardesia  - grey) model of

DM 98 / 99 - Bagagliai per treni merci  (Goods Brake Van) discussed some months ago,

I have discovered that it is available at the time of this posting at Pierre Dominique in France - priced at 38 Euro + 15 Euro shipping to UK:

 

https://www.pierredominique.com/art-70179-wagon-fret-type.html

 

N.B. When the item is sold out, the link will result in a blank page

 

 

 

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Hi all, 

I am building a layout in HO set between Arbia and Asciano on the Siena-Chiusi line, and I was wondering how to get hold of a set of Rivarossi ALn 663s in XMPR (art.HR2426) and ALn 668.3000s in XMPR (also from Rivarossi).

 

Sorry to hijack the thread!

 

Stan

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4 hours ago, Stan68 said:

Hi all, 

I am building a layout in HO set between Arbia and Asciano on the Siena-Chiusi line, and I was wondering how to get hold of a set of Rivarossi ALn 663s in XMPR (art.HR2426) and ALn 668.3000s in XMPR (also from Rivarossi).

 

Sorry to hijack the thread!

 

Stan

There's this on eBay at present. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rivarossi-HR-2024-ALN-668-3301-and-ALN-668-3306-trainset-FS-LIKE-NEW-OVP-/363314368188?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

 

Assuming the seller is willing to post to the UK at the moment, and you might have to pay extra in fees to actually receive it. 

 

Aln 663 seems to be more difficult! 

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Hi all,

 

I'm new to the Forum so am slowly reading through some of the threads. I model French and Spanish N but am venturing into Italian HO so just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the links. All very useful. I'm taking it slowly due to limited funds and experience but hope to have a layout up and running to an extent by the Summer so will be asking (possibly silly) questions soon.

 

Cheers, Chris (weave)

 

 

 

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On 06/03/2021 at 14:56, brushman47544 said:

I buy Italian outline HO stuff from Treni e Treni in Viareggio. A search for “Aln” reveals several models but not Aln 663s. New RivarossiAln 668s appear to be on their way soon as they can be pre-ordered.

https://www.trenietreni.it/ricerca.aspx

 

 

Hornby are saying May for the 668s.  I have my pre-order in but I'm not holding my breath - their estimates are often wildly inaccurate. 

 

I would normally order from Italy rather than Margate and actually save a few pounds too, but with all the double VAT and extra delivery charges going on at the moment I've gone direct with Hornby this time.

 

Mal

 

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Hello.
I found this thread and I would like to add some info/link for whom want to see something more on the Italian railways.

http://www.photorail.it biggest Italian site on F.S. with old and actual pictures

http://www.stagniweb.it another site with pictures and lot of info (also in english)

https://www.archiviofondazionefs.it/Gli_Orari_Ufficiali timetables, pictures, drawings directly from F.S. archives

http://gamos81.altervista.org all the Italian models from the main producers. (only in Italian but I think it is quite easy to understand)

Cheers
Antonio

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