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  1. I ended up with them many years ago when a friend died, but I've had difficulty selling the things
  2. The spares service is to all intents and purposes unified - some of the parts for Fleischmann HO are interchangeable with Roco HO - best example I can think of is the ex-Bavarian S3/6 I have sixty HAG Re460s and other HAG Swiss stock that needs offloading - they are the equivalent of Wrenn/HD, being die-cast, with motor bogie technology that hasn't changed in about 20+ years. HAG price tags were eye-watering back then.
  3. Looks like we'll all be opening up again in 2022!
  4. Bought a set this morning ...whilst on the, er, Tube......
  5. I'm looking at 2022/2023 before everyone - especially those supposedly governing us - calms down
  6. After the divided Germany gradually rebuilt post-war, there was a decreasing need for the condensing 52s. Their great length also counted against them. As for the engines taken to America, it looks like they were primarily war trophies, and thus wasted on the Yanks as very little of the technology was used by American railroads. As far as I understand it, they had all been scrapped by about 1952.
  7. I'm looking forward to Level 5 myself.
  8. Yes, these were the German Br.52 Kriegsloks equipped with condensing tenders and equipment for service on the Eastern Front, as Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. Some survived after the war, being used as stationary steam engines, especially in the now former East Germany. One 52.Kon was taken by the US Army back to the US with a few other Reichsbahn engines (including the unique streamliner 19.1001) for further study and display, before being cut up for scrap when there was no further use for them.
  9. It is what it is. .....although I wonder if Paddy Power might open a book on us living long enough to take delivery? Loads of bad things can happen to us all in the next 8 months....
  10. Ultrascale can supply Irish standard axles on a quicker turnaround time than 9 months, BTW.
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