It has been almost a year since the last time I wrote something on this site. And why not start the first post in a new year, with a new site. The new site is about the Scandinavia trains of TXL. Later on I will extend the site with TXL-trains in small scale, but for now the Intro is online. Keep watching.
Finally a T2000 in H0 become available. A few days ago I recieve one of the announce T2000 from Roco. It is model of a Sdggmrs from AAE loaded with two semitrailers from Lauritzen. It is fine wagon in the usually known quality from Roco. The details are nice, the text readable and no problems about the running.
On the real wagons flaps are attached on the sides, and can be turned up for loading containers and swapbodies. On the model these flaps, the yellow ones in the picture, has to be changed for either ones turning up or down and that can be a bit tricky. There is another option for loading containers. Roco has made some beams very alike those from the Roco T1. When loading containers the fifth-wheel has to be moved, and that´s not easy. In the future my T2000 will only be used for semitrailers.
The T2000 from Roco with two semitrailer from Lauritzen.
A closer look on one half of the T2000.
The T2000 loaded with a semitrailer and a container. The container is put on the beams.
Some “rumours” about the Roco News for 2015 can be found at this page –> http://www.mostviertler-modellbahnhof.at/info.htm#aktuelles
Some of them are already known, and of course some are not. What I found interesting is 5 more doublepocketwagon Sdggmrs. I have added these 5 wagons to list in Roco Sdggmrs(s) Double Pocket Wagon. It is worth noteable, that most of these wagons fits very well with Rocky Rails Sdggmrs, if you want to make whole trains like the LKW Walter.
Another section has been added to this blog. This time it´s about one of HUPAC´s train: The Norfolkline.
At this time a description of the wagons in this train is still missing. The HUPAC Norfolkline consist of so many different wagons, that I could write a new section alone about this topic.
Anyway, the section is now open, and also open for updates. Enjoy.
If you logging into the Roco homepaige at the moment, you will learn that the Sdggmrs-wagons has suffered a slighly delayed, almost 2 years!!! Now they are announced in the shops second quarter 2016. And what does that mean?
For me, I have a couple of trains, I can´t finished the way I planned including mine Hector Rail Van Dieren train. Now I have to considered other wagons, which will not be the correct ones, or I simply have to wait.
Kombimodell has also announced the same wagons several years ago. Now they actually have a chance to be the first with these wagons. Maybe they are here tomorrow??
Since Roco announced the first double pocketwagon, my hands had be hanging in the air. At the moment Roco had already revieled massive 17 different versions to come. If you want the complete overview, you will have to dig through 3 catalogs/ prospects. I find that a bit annoying, so I have collected all 17 versions here.
Roco 67385 AAE / DSB Gods with trailers for Coop Roco 67386 AAE / DSB Gods with trailers for Freja Roco 67387 AAE / DSB Gods with Lauritzen trailers Roco 67388 Wascosa Sdggmrs25 with Bring trailers Roco 67389 Angel Trains Sdggmrs(s) with Nor Cargo trailers Roco 67390 AAE / CargoNet with Blue Water trailers Roco 67391 AAE / CargoNet with DSV trailers Roco 67392 AAE with trailers for Winner Spedition Roco 67393 Kombiverkehr Sdggmrs(s) with SAE trailers Roco 67394 AAE with Paneuropa trailers Roco 67395 Kombiverkehr Sdggmrs25 with Paneuropa trailers Roco 67396 Kombiverkehr with Terratrans swapbodies Roco 67397 AAE / DB Cargo with Hangartner swapbodies Roco 67398, AAE with LKW Walter trailers
4 wagons, 67394, 67395, 67396 and 67406 are worth noteable. They are all running in the Terratrans – Paneuropa trains. If you add Roco 67359 you can form a very nice train very easy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fZJjlO7liU
Roco 67385 Coop is annouced running for DSB Gods, but this should be Green Cargo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxrV1eJTAQo
Also Roco 67387 AAE / DSB Gods should be changed into a Wascosa or RBS hired by TXL. Let us hope Roco will do some correction before production start. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_mg36hXi0
Note added 15-04-3014: The Roco website has been updated, and reveal a few changes in the above mention wagons. The 67387 is now with Carlsberg trailers, the 67389 is loaded with Coop trailers and the 67390 is loaded with Bring trailers. Also the 67409 Transped is now changed into a Gruber Logistics with one swap body!
I think we can expect other changes until the wagons can be found in the stores.
This site is updated 09-01-2015.
About this time, I was actually thinking I would be near finish with my Hector Rail Van Dieren train, but now it seems that the first T2000 from Roco will arrive in the last half of this year. And it´s the T2000 I´m missing to complete this train.
Hector Rail with Van Dieren so far. A couple of T2000 is still missing.