Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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Re: Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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Thanks for the prompt reply and the Blue and the Tiger are clearly evident on the prototype photos shown.

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Re: Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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Blue Tiger? What location would a layout appropriate for this loco represent? and what kind of rolling stock would be correct for it to pull? .....DaveB

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Re: Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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You can use the Blue Tiger on any German layout (they are approved for Germany only) and with nearly any type of freight train, but not with regular passenger trains. The loco doesn't have heating and automatic door control.

The hvle used their locomotive mostly on the Rübelandbahn (a steep line in the Harz mountains) to pull cars loaded with limestone. In the meantime electric TRAXX locomotives took over, and the Blue Tiger is more a backup at the moment.

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Re: Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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Dibbedabb wrote:The hvle is the only operator who doesn't have a tiger anywhere on the body...
You forget MKB's one...
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...and TXL...
...and ITL...

Finally, the blue Tiger was only applied to those two units which you provided photos of. OHE's units have red tigers. And all others lack it.
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Re: Mehano Bombardier Blue Tiger model 55534 T 509 HVLE

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Are you sure about MKB? Take a deep look onto the MKB loco. :wink:

TXL and ITL ok.
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