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Offline mike c  
#1 Posted : 07 July 2019 02:09:39(UTC)
mike c

Canada   
Joined: 28/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,276
Location: Montreal, QC
Hupac ordered 8 Vectron locomotives, 4 of which were to go to BLS Cargo and the other 4 to SBB Cargo, of which the most well known is the 193 492, which received a nighttime version of the livery applied to the Class 193 Vectrons leased through LokRoll. The Hupac Lok received the name "Rhein" and the nickname 'Nightpiercer".
https://www.railcolor.ne...tion=image&position=
The locomotive seemed to capture imaginations, because it was announced as a model rather quickly by Piko and Roco (HO).
For reasons that I don't know, SBB Cargo determined that it would not accept these locomotives. This meant that the locomotive was to lose it's livery after only a few runs for SBB Cargo.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128387323@N06/33668633358

Today, I saw the first photo of the locomotive back in it's original blue colours, without the SBBCI livery:
https://www.railcolor.ne...2364_63&action=image

I know that the Roco model will look nice in my collection, even if the real lok did not retain the look for long.
I have a Ferrymasters container train made up of models from Roco, Kombimodell, Rocky Rail and others, which seems to be a fitting consist for this lok.
https://img.ricardostati...x1350/pl/1073117718/0/1/

Regards

Mike C
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Offline mmervine  
#2 Posted : 07 July 2019 13:36:47(UTC)
mmervine

United States   
Joined: 30/01/2006(UTC)
Posts: 1,758
Location: Keene, NH
I received my Piko version a couple of weeks ago. It will live on 1/87th size for years to come!
Märklin C-track, Digital, ECoS, multi-era French & Swiss
http://www.ete-ene.org/m...mervines-layout-gallery/
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