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My "railway depot" ! It's just the beginning ...

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Hello everyone ! :wave:

(The Froggy is back) :mrgreen:

Here we are : in this post, I'll show you my current TT scale rolling stock ! Future purchases will also appear.

Diesel locomotives T334 series: iconic in TT scale, I saw that Berliner TT Bahn began to produce it from the 70's!

About the real engine : some were still in use in Czech Republic a few years ago, especially for shunting. Maybe one or more have been preserved by an association for a tourist railway ! And the real one has 3 axles ... not 2 like the model :grin: Tillig sells separately the same loco, but more realistic, with the buffer platform painted black with yellow zebras, 3 real axes, and a number corresponding to the real model ... It's an idea for a future purchase!

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Short flat wagon, standard, without inscriptions: a classic in beginners starter sets !

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2-axles reefer wagon, with its platform at each end. Without any inscriptions. Looks a bit like an old Dapol "Interfrigo" reefer ...

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2-axles gondola wagon, typically German, without inscriptions.

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Flat wagon, longer than the starter set one, it's part of a 3-wagons "Bauzug" (rail works train).

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Covered wagon, DB, part of the "Bauzug". The real wagon was possibly used for carrying a generator, and heavy tools - as there are "Geräte" ("Machines") and "Shunt with care" inscriptions ...

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Specific passenger car for the railroad workers. Originally BCi passenger cars series, converted. Some of this type passenger cars were "war indemnities" for France, used on branch lines with steam or diesel locos, and a few were preserved by some touristic railways !

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Tank car "Marcel Millet", SGwf type, "Cocorico", the French lonesome wagon :mrgreen: :lol:
The real one used to carry petrol products and derivates, I'll say that he's carrying "moonshine" from "Groland" (a fictional country created by a humour TV show) to "Gnomdorf am Wald" :shh: Very atypical moonshine, named "Brindillette", distilled from old tractor tires :wtf: :sick:

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And finally, this adorable Hungarian wine barrel wagon. ("Drink responsibly") :whistle:

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"Et voilà" ! It's a nice beginning, don't you think ?

See you soon ! Greetings from France :ugeek: :thumbup:
- Antonin "GuiTTar_Case" :mrgreen:

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Hello to everyone ! :D

So, I wanted to present to you my latest acquisitions of rolling stock and track in TT scale.

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The freight train, on its track oval. There are actually two wagons in the original set, I bought the silo wagon in addition !

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First part from the inside of the box set. Everything is well set, well packed, protected from shocks and dust !

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The second part of the box set ...

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The top of the box, at the delivery :thumbup:

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Extra tracks and switches ! Always "Bettungsgleis".

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The German silo car...

That's it ! The product works perfectly. In both cabins of the locomotive, the driver's desk is suggested quite accurately, I think. The reversible front/rear lighting is impeccable. Moreover, the locomotive has a much more appreciable slow speed than that of the T334 locomotive in my first set ! And about the passing over the plastic cores of switches is concerned, it changes everything.

I had tested it on an oval of track, with a switch on the right side facing a bundle of sidings, but it turned out to be a little worrying : one of the two wagons, in push, derailed between two switches ... Yesterday, I made a new try, at the model railroading club: but this time, on a bundle of tracks in point-to-point. And there, no derailment ! I think (and so does the club president) that there was too much imbalance between the bogies of the locomotive and the two wagons, when the shunting train passes through the switches, because of the exit of the curve of the oval ... So I have reassurance.

Anyway : the next layout will also be point-to-point, only for freight and shunting activity with diesel locomotives.

For the baseboard of the future layout, well, a friend of mine told me he could find a violoncello or a contrabassoon case ... I'm fine, thank you ! :mrgreen: :whistle:

See you soon for new adventures, on imaginary Central European tracks this time ! All that remains is to find a name for the future freight station ... (I'm not going to learn Hungarian: D)

- Antonin :geek:
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Hmmm, how about a harp case? Lol


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ConducTTor wrote:Hmmm, how about a harp case? Lol
Nah, how about a TT Scale layout in a a Grand Piano!
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I have an old piano. The surface is perfect, polished brown..... you can remove the mechanizm. :-)
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Hey there ! :mrgreen:
Hmmm, how about a harp case? Lol
I have no idea how much a harp case costs ... but I don't think I could afford it 'til I'll win the French Lotto :lol:
I have an old piano. The surface is perfect, polished brown..... you can remove the mechanizm. :-)
Hello Krokodil :wave:

Thanks for the piano, but to carry it from Austria to French Brittany, I'll need an international moving company with a truck :shock:

See ya !

- Antonin "GuiTTar_Case" :geek:
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Hello everyone ! :wave:

I'm back, after a long absence. But I hadn't forgotten the Forum for so far, I've been rather busy outside the Internet ... Here are my new acquisitions, several freight cars, from different periods. Delivery took place last June. :silent:

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Chemical tank wagon GATX (Germany), Epoch VI.

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Hopper wagon ERMEWA (Cocorico, a French wagon !!), for sugar transport, Epoch VI.

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Covered freight wagon Gbs246, DB, Epoch V.

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Hopper wagon RYKO (Czech Republic), for sand, ballast or aggregates products, Epoch VI.

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Chemical tank wagon WASCOSA (Germany), Epoch VI.

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Eaos type hopper wagon "SGW", SNCF (Cocorico again !), aggregate or road salt transport.

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GySEV covered freight wagon, Hungary, Epoch III.

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Uahs type tank wagon, CSD (Czechoslovakia, Iron curtain ...), probably for petrochemical liquids transport, Epoch IV.

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"AVIA" tank car, SBB/CFF/FFS (Switzerland), for unleaded gas or diesel fuel transport.

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"Transgaz S.A." gas tank car, DB, for liquefied propane gas transport, Epoch VI.

"Et voilà !"

That's a lot of new wagons for more possibilities in shunting and low speed train action.

And, in October, there will be a new order, this time for two passenger cars and a sleeping car from Eastern Europe ! Just to make an evocation of a fictitious long distance passenger train, with a sleeping car (from Ukrainian, Belorussian or Russian Railways ...) and two classic passengers cars, coming from Athens / Zagreb and transiting via my fictive shunting layout, before entering the Soviet gauge railway network ...

I'd like to find a name for this train ... Something like "Metal", like "Czornaja Panna" ("The Black Lady", a legend from Belorussian folklore, also a song from metal band "Litvintroll") :mrgreen:

See ya ! Greetings from France !

- Antonin. :thumbup: :smile:
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Yes yes. Little models. I want another awesome layout! Don't come back until done! :wink:
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Thanks a lot ConducTTor !

Well, some changes happened. The future will tell me if I'll build another layout or keep going "playing on my kitchen's table".

Anyway, I keep in touch with the Forum !

See ya. Greetings from France !

- Antonin "the Froggy" :mrgreen:
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Hello everyone ! :wave:

Here are my last TT scale rolling stock buyings.

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First Class JZ (Yugoslavian Railways) passenger car, Epoch 5, German-built series (I bought two like these).

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WLABmz type UZ (Ukrainian Railways) sleeping car, with Y/B70 replaceable bogies (1435 mm European standard gauge and 1520 mm Russian gauge) !

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Diesel locomotive T478.1 "Bardotka", CSD (Epoch 4, with the red star), Kühn

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Diesel locomotive T478.1 "Bardotka", CD, renumbered in Series 479 (Epoch 5), Kühn

Tank wagon "Dansk Sojakagefabrik Kobenhavn AS", DSB (Danish Railways), Epoch 3, Tillig

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Sliding walls covered freight wagon, ZSSK (Slovakia), Epoch 5 / 6, PSK Modellbouw

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And the last one, SNCF type K covered wagon, Epoch 3, grey, the real wagon has maybe been taken in Germany as armistice repairs after 1945

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Results : Kühn locos are rather affordable (129 € each at Elriwa), run very well after running-in, very nice reproductions, nothing to complain about. The buffers, on the other hand, are a problem at the exit of tight curves with some cars (and this, apparently, only when I run my train on an oval of tracks, not on an Inglenook-style layout), but hey, I'll soon fix that.

Last playing session, in some pictures ...


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Here we go ! See ya ! 8-)

- Antonin :mrgreen:
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