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Offline hennabm  
#1 Posted : 01 January 2023 14:09:58(UTC)
hennabm

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Hello

I attended a new year train fair just for the fun of it and not expecting to find anything Z related.
How wrong I was. I came away with the following;
8864
8611
8614
8714
and Noch 4766 and 4779 trucks.

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Happy new year ThumpUp

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 01 January 2023 14:31:05(UTC)
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Oh, wow, so that is your birthday present already then Laugh Laugh

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Offline Zme  
#3 Posted : 01 January 2023 15:43:07(UTC)
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Hello, hope all is well.

Sometimes when least expected you find something special.

Is that 8864 the first year release with the one year only box? It has a man and boy printed on the front if it is. What a treasure.

Happy New Year to all.

Take good care
Offline husafreak  
#4 Posted : 01 January 2023 18:30:01(UTC)
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Nice 8864! My Marklin Spur Z Collection book shows 3 variations of of this DB BR260 #260 417-1.
-1 1972-76 no chamfer on couplings
-2 1977-89 chamfered couplings
-3 1988-95 side rods infilled in red

Translated from the book:

“Diesel locomotive.

Axle sequence C. Black cast chassis, three driven axles, red spoke wheels, bright nickel-plated wheel tires. Red cast housing, black frame, white frame lettering, black attached metal stage railings, silver-colored plastic roof. Company no.: 260 417-1, beige inscriptions and DB emblems, circumferential beige decorative lines.”

The following image is a screenshot from the book.

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Offline hennabm  
#5 Posted : 01 January 2023 18:41:16(UTC)
hennabm

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Originally Posted by: Zme Go to Quoted Post
Hello, hope all is well.

Sometimes when least expected you find something special.

Is that 8864 the first year release with the one year only box? It has a man and boy printed on the front if it is. What a treasure.

Happy New Year to all.

Take good care


The box shows a man with a pipe and a BR89 on the pipe with a boy looking on.
The instructions leaflet is dated 1979.

Mike

1957 - 1985 era
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Offline husafreak  
#6 Posted : 01 January 2023 18:43:23(UTC)
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What color are the side rods? Hard to tell in picture.
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Offline husafreak  
#7 Posted : 01 January 2023 18:50:45(UTC)
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Of course there are a lot of these V260 over the years. My V260 and BR89 are from a commemorative set with two BR89’s, one of them being a solid casting, nice loco.

Edited by user 02 January 2023 07:12:11(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline hennabm  
#8 Posted : 01 January 2023 23:57:16(UTC)
hennabm

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Originally Posted by: husafreak Go to Quoted Post
What color are the side rods? Hard to tell in picture.


Hi
The side rods are all silver.

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
What's digital?
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Offline Zme  
#9 Posted : 02 January 2023 00:12:21(UTC)
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Hello

That would be a one year only box. The insert should have a 1972 date, so it might be a replacement.

Good find, a V60 has been in the lineup since the beginning. They’re fairly easy to get going again.

Take good care.
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Offline Toosmall  
#10 Posted : 02 January 2023 00:24:05(UTC)
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Good to get some vehicles.

Do the fuel tankers and transporter have plastic or metal wheels?
Offline husafreak  
#11 Posted : 02 January 2023 06:57:44(UTC)
husafreak

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Depends on when they were released. I’m not sure when Marklin switched I’ll see if my ebook says. In the very beginning I got some cars with plastic wheels for free, one was the car transporter pictured above. It took me a while to realize why they ran so poorly! It’s pretty obvious when the get going. Easy enough to swap for metal wheels though.
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Offline hennabm  
#12 Posted : 02 January 2023 10:08:21(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all

The wheels on all the cars appears to be metal.
Correction - the wheels are all plastic.

Mike

Edited by user 07 January 2023 17:55:52(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline husafreak  
#13 Posted : 07 January 2023 18:03:05(UTC)
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Replacing them with metal wheels is easy, just have to find them ;) They can run that way though! You may notice the cars wobble a bit, it is harder to keep track clean with plastic wheels, you may have issues with derailing but hopefully not. FWIW the American brand MTL cars come with plastic wheels still. Again most of us just swap them for steel. The steel wheels just run a bit truer and add a little weight to the cars down low where it does the most good. Also the appearance of shiny or blackened steel wheels is sometimes a noticeable improvement.
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Offline hennabm  
#14 Posted : 30 January 2023 16:51:18(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi all[

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Another good day yesterday at a local train fair.

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Offline IanC  
#15 Posted : 30 January 2023 17:12:11(UTC)
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Didn't he do well?
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#16 Posted : 30 January 2023 17:19:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi all
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...

Another good day yesterday at a local train fair.



My goodness, didn't he do well ... BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin Blushing

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Offline hennabm  
#17 Posted : 30 January 2023 18:21:46(UTC)
hennabm

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All run perfectly except the class 216.
Mind you, that was a bonus as neither the seller or I knew it was in the bottom of the box.

Although there is power getting to the lights, the motor was not turning.
I stripped it right down the the chassis and removed the motor. Even with power direct to the motor it would not turn in many cases and on some occasions it would turn but only after a nudge.

I have managed to find a replacement motor and now await delivery.

Mike
1957 - 1985 era
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Offline husafreak  
#18 Posted : 31 January 2023 23:50:06(UTC)
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It's nice to find Z scale sold anywhere but on the internet, nice collection you have started. How did the track cleaning car run? I got one of those and laugh anytime I put it on the track, what a racket! But they look great.
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Offline hennabm  
#19 Posted : 01 February 2023 09:43:08(UTC)
hennabm

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Originally Posted by: husafreak Go to Quoted Post
How did the track cleaning car run? I got one of those and laugh anytime I put it on the track, what a racket! But they look great.


Hi
I have only managed to run it on the bench but even then it was noisy. Are they any good at track cleaning?

Mike

1957 - 1985 era
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Offline husafreak  
#20 Posted : 01 February 2023 16:57:37(UTC)
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No, I don't think so. Maybe they are better at track grinding? Whoever thought that using fine pitch gears for wheels and hoping they would clean the track was either brilliant or dumb, but it doesn't make sense to me. Kind of like those wire brush wheel cleaners. Most of us think they are too abrasive for Z scale.
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