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Offline stockerta  
#1 Posted : 25 September 2020 11:20:43(UTC)
stockerta

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I commute to work in a GYSEV class 435 (Stadler FLIRT 3) every day and I found them boring.
Boring to look at in rl or in model form. I miss the loco from the front. I know the practical implications of EMU-s vs a train pulled/pushed by a train. But those are infinitely more interesting, have some occasionally variety.
I know this is a bit like the Old man rants at clouds joke from the Simpsons. I just wanted to get it off my chest.
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Offline morsing  
#2 Posted : 25 September 2020 11:36:08(UTC)
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I find real-life MUs boring, but I'm ok with my model ones and I've actually ordered a second one. They add realistic life and traffic and they are ones I travelled in as a child.

It helps if they a really well made though so they don't feel like a toy.

But I agree, real trains are locomitive pulled.

Henrik
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Marklin C-track + CS3+
12m2 layout to be controlled by RocRail
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#3 Posted : 25 September 2020 16:18:21(UTC)
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... but no, feel no guilt stockerta, I have a secret ( Blushing not anymore) admiration of mixed freight, and mixed class passenger - mit speisewagen! - or perhaps we shall just be guilty together, Kindred Spirits? LOL LOL LOL ...although a unit train of Warsteiner?....perhaps I will make an exception!

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Analogue; M-track; KLVM; Sarrasani Zirkuswelt
There is a Prototype For Everything
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 26 September 2020 13:48:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post

Kindred Spirits? LOL LOL LOL ...although a unit train of Warsteiner?....perhaps I will make an exception!

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Well, that is one way to get supplies through for a Covid party ... Drool
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Offline mike c  
#5 Posted : 28 September 2020 19:47:35(UTC)
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I guess that you are using MU to designate Motorized Unit. I have always used MU to indicate Multiple Units, for example two locomotives at the lead or two trainsets coupled to each other to yield the required length for that route/run.

I have no issues with trainsets, other than the entire trainset has to be withdrawn in the event of a defect. with a classic consist, it would have been possible to remove just the defective unit and substitute it with minimal delay. The classic consist also enabled the addition of extra coaches as needed. It is interesting to note that SOB Switzerland has attached reserve coaches at the tail of some of it's trainsets for heavy travel periods or if there was a group reservation.

Regards

Mike C
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Offline stockerta  
#6 Posted : 28 September 2020 20:50:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mike c Go to Quoted Post
I guess that you are using MU to designate Motorized Unit. I have always used MU to indicate Multiple Units, for example two locomotives at the lead or two trainsets coupled to each other to yield the required length for that route/run.



Yes, I meant trainstsets. Sometimes I have problems with the exact english name for these things :)

GySEV Flirt 3
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Offline dominator  
#7 Posted : 29 September 2020 10:59:54(UTC)
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This is what I grew up with.

https://static2.stuff.co...pjpg&optimize=medium

We just called them "Units".
Northland. NZ REMEMBER 0228 for ä
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Offline PJMärklin  
#8 Posted : 29 September 2020 11:59:09(UTC)
PJMärklin

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Originally Posted by: dominator Go to Quoted Post
This is what I grew up with.

https://static2.stuff.co...pjpg&optimize=medium

We just called them "Units".



"me too" Laugh :

except there has been no passenger rail service in Tasmania since 1978 !! OhMyGod :


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but a proposal of "light rail" for Hobart keeps popping up :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverline_(Hobart)
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#9 Posted : 29 September 2020 14:24:54(UTC)
Bogenschütze

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Whilst we're on the subject, here's what I grew up with. I never saw a loco-hauled train until I was in my late teens. Took this photo at London Clapham Junction station on an Exacta Varex IIb about 1982.

CJ 4SUB #4626.jpg

Edited by user 10 May 2021 22:01:07(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
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Offline PJMärklin  
#10 Posted : 29 September 2020 14:48:11(UTC)
PJMärklin

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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post


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Brings new meaning to “on the wagon” BigGrin Laugh
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Offline parakiet  
#11 Posted : 29 September 2020 20:43:26(UTC)
parakiet

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yes they are!

on a pull/push you never know exact what model of loc will show up. There's always that chance to see something 'special'

Also the sheer power when those locs pull in, that's just breath taking :)
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#12 Posted : 01 October 2020 15:54:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dominator Go to Quoted Post
This is what I grew up with.

https://static2.stuff.co...pjpg&optimize=medium

We just called them "Units".


Me too. That looks like Petone.

I grew up in Ngaio, on the Johnsonville line. I used ot take these trains to college (secondary school).
Offline Dave Banks  
#13 Posted : 03 October 2020 23:45:59(UTC)
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I grew up with these in South Africa. They did a lot of swaying from side to side due to the narrow gauge. I can remember when I was a child my dad took me on my first train ride while on holiday on the south coast of Natal & we went from Scottburgh to Winkelspruit & back. It was a rainy day but I was so consumed with excitement I did not care. Traveled on something like this:

[img]UserPostedImage[/img]
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