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Offline LooVille

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Trans Europ Express
« on: November 15, 2016, 01:32:34 AM »
Hi All,


After seeing this set running on Wolfgang's layout I wanted one in N Scale.
So I started my search..... But they are really scarce and then if you find one it is quite expensive. Start at about R3000 without shipping.  :(

Then Ed mailed me about a guy that is selling some stuff for extremely good prices.
Wow !!!!!!! I found a TEE in N Scale. From the pictures it looks OK, but the end loco was damaged and it is unboxed, but at least the papers is there.
And the guy also had 3 car the extension  :biggrin:

So I bought the Loco set for R950 and the 3 car add on set for R550.
Oh, and all the passenger cars have lights fitted....

I will take them all apart and clean service and fix what I can.

So here is some pictures.....
Loco is cleaned and serviced and oiled, and I have to say, run quite well for the state it was in.

Pic 01 - 03 is the pix from bid or buy
The rest is me taking apart and cleaning.

Cheers,
Evert

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 01:35:19 AM »
And the cleaning of the coaches.....
Ai wish I knew how people manage to get the stuff so dirty  >:(
Stickey and just gross......

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 01:37:07 AM »
And the Loco all cleaned and running nicely.....  :thumb:
Next I have to put all the coached back together....

Cheers.

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 07:39:57 AM »
Well done on getting one.  :thumb:
I've had a VT11.5 on my bucket list since I can remember.

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 03:29:13 PM »
Good Afternoon all.....

And all 5 coaches is clean and working well also  :thumb:
Wow, was they dirty.....
The original owner mush have smoked or something..... They were sticky and yellow gunk. The water I cleaned them with was brown  >:(
It is sad to see that people do not look after this.

But now they are good as new, wheels also perfect again so pickup for the lights is not a problem.
I might think of changing the lights. Maybe add a CAP as they are extremely finicky and I do not like the flicker.

But I'm happy now, as I have a awesome set that is quite rare which is in fairly good condition.

Pic 01 is the before and after of the wheel cleaning....

Cheers,
Evert

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 04:42:09 PM »
Nice Evert!  :thumb: A little TLC and you have an awesome TEE.  ;D

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Re: Trans Europ Express
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 09:58:27 AM »
It's always dangerous to ask me to find you something - I will! I just love to hand out someone else's money :biggrin:

Those guys are looking really spiff! Well done! :thumb:

It's time we run them again on my layout... :innocent:
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