Fleischmann with Nor-Cargo and Bring on Norwegian freight wagons

 
 
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FLEISCHMANN FL845332 | NOR-CARGO | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT CAR | Foto: 0rvik

NSB FREIGHT WAGON WITH A NOR-CARGO TRAILER

 
Photo: 0rvik
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FLEISCHMANN FL845332 | BRING | GODSVOGN | GÜTERWAGEN | FREIGHT CAR | Foto: 0rvik

NSB FREIGHT WAGON WITH A BRING TRAILER

 
Photo: 0rvik
 

Finally some Norwegian models in N scale! There are few of those, but it appears that there will be a change. Fleischmann has launched two NSB-wagons for transporting semi-trailers, including the trailers, respectively from Nor-Cargo and Norwegian Post cargo department, Bring. There are descriptions everywhere that the wagons belonging to the NSB, but they are marked with SJ. I reckon it’s still true, and that they are made based on correct original models. The cars are in different design, but both have reasonably great details. The wagons can be ordered from GLM.

Nevertheless, I must point out a few things. The models are not as good made, as promotion photos to Fleischmann would suggest. The different colors of plastic parts, details of the vehicle and trailer, as well as print on the semi-trailer is not equivalent as notified in advance. Do also note that the part of the trailer carts are molded so the wheels do not go around (except the front pillars which can be detached). But, by all means – they are great models to be in N scale! Just a little paint on a few details so they become super!
 

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Class 701 Catenary maintenance car from Minitrix

 
 
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MINITRIX 12465 | DEUTSCHE BAHN | BR 701 TRIEBWAGEN | CLASS 701 RAILROAD SERVICE TRAIN | TYPE 701 VERDLIKEHOLDSTOG | Foto: 0rvik

RAILWAY SERVICE TRAIN

 
Photo: 0rvik
 

Here’s a great model from Trix Minitrix! A maintenance lokomoitv from Deutsche Bahn in N-scale. Beautiful details, almost as if it was in H0 scale. The locomotive comes with a digital decoder installed. There is light functions, and it goes well on the rails despite it only has two axles. Of course I wish it came with a sound decoder, but at present it’s not available. One can bet on it coming in the near future. Looks like the Märklin focuses on Trix Minitrix series. So I cross my fingers!

The model has a fine design, and the ability to pull out and rotate platform on the roof, and bend the railing. There included a ladder to hang on the side of the crane. Pantograph is of course possible to fold out. There included some small parts which are not mounted on the images. It is also available in a yellow version of 1:160. Norway has had such locomotives in use, at NSB train goes under the name Revision wagon LM1 and is used among other things to the electricity audit and diagnosis.

 

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MINITRIX 12465 | DEUTSCHE BAHN | BR 701 DIESELTRIEBWAGEN | CLASS 701 RAILWAY MAINTENANCE TRAIN | TYPE 701 VERDLIKEHOLDSLOK | Foto: 0rvik

A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SAME AS NORWEGIAN NSB LM 1

 
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Don’t need to bring your own model railway on your vacation anymore

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HOTELLROM | HOTEL ROOM | HOTELZIMMER | WASHINGTON HOTEL AKIHABARA | TOKYO | Foto: Washington Hotels

WASHINGTON HOTEL IN AKIHABARA, TOKYO, JAPAN

 
Photo: Washington Hotels
 
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HOTELLROM | HOTEL ROOM | HOTELZIMMER | WASHINGTON HOTEL AKIHABARA | TOKYO | Foto: Washington Hotels

A HOTEL ROOM WITH ITS OWN MODEL RAILWAY INSTALLATION

 
Photo: Washington Hotels
 
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HOTELLROM | HOTEL ROOM | HOTELZIMMER | WASHINGTON HOTEL AKIHABARA | TOKYO | Foto: Washington Hotels

JUST SIT DOWN BY THE CONTROLS

 
Photo: Washington Hotels
 

Are you one of those who are struggling to take with you all the 30 bags of model railroad equipment when going on holiday – then the solution is finally here! In Japan, some hotels figured out that they will offer special hotel rooms for their guests who are model railway enthusiasts. Washington Hotel in Akihabara, Tokyo, was the first, and can offer a room with a nearly 6 square meters large model railway. The track is made as an urban Japanese city environment in n-scale and offers space for two train drivers.

The hotel room has a double bed, costing about 280 US$ a day, and you have a view to the Shinkansen (the legendary Japanese speed train). It has pictures of trains on the walls, as well as a good selection of railway-related DVDs. There is, moreover, not only in Tokyo you can find hotel rooms with model railways. Hotel Metropolitan Nagano offers a suite with a 12 square meter large railroad. Here you can find speed trains, natural scenery, and two cities. 1065 US$ you must pay for a night, or 42 $ for an hour.

Sorry for the bad picture quality, but it’s the only photos I manage to find online.

 
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Minitrix 3-piece rail bus, with light and sound

 
 
 
 
 
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MINITRIX 12467 | SKINNEBUSS | RAIL BUS | 3-TEILIG SCHIENENBUS | Foto: 0rvik
 
 
 

VT98 3-PIECE RAIL BUS

 
Foto: 0rvik
 

Sometimes you will find goodies you did not know existed, by chance, and sometimes if you are lucky to find those at a great price. I had contacted several shops in Germany and other online stores, and asked if there were rail buses with light and sound, and everyone said there were no such thing on the market yet. But suddenly I found a minitrix set, originally with sound decoder installed, ready to use. And the price was half of the original price, so I just had to have it. It remained in Berlin until disposal.

After almost a year so I got down and got the train set collected, as well as the other items that I had laying on hold. And it was pleasantly surprised of the rail buses from Trix in N-scale. Lovely details, runs well on rails and has many great audio features. Lovely to see it on the small 1:160 rails. A purchase can in no way regret, on the contrary, this model train is recommended! Do note that not all the little extra part is mounted on the pictured train set. I plan to post a video of the locomotive sometime soon!

 
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