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This train roster presents all trains (engines, railcars and cars) that have been either reviewed or mentioned in the blog.
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The mother of German high speed – part 2

The mother of German high speed – part 2

It's time to finish a digital conversion of a train that had been pending since...2012. Yes, the Lufthansa Airport Express BR403 "Donald Duck" is now fully digitized, with bells and whistles! A long time awaiting The first article I posted was in 2012, just after I...

Unboxing: Arnold BR 02 0201-0 (HN2428)

Unboxing: Arnold BR 02 0201-0 (HN2428)

Quick unboxing of this nice steam engine, not having access to one's layout is no excuse to not buy trains is it? I didn't have many oil-tender steam engines, it was time to change that. While visiting my favorite store in Paris, I stumbled accross this newer model...

Unboxing: SNCF BB75000 Prima Infra (Rocky Rail N scale)

Unboxing: SNCF BB75000 Prima Infra (Rocky Rail N scale)

Quick unboxing of an odd-colored French SNCF diesel engine: the BB75000 Prima Infra from Rocky Rail. Original This engine is part of the common BB75000 SNCF diesel engine, with a livery of the former SNCF Infra. SNCF Infra was an SNCF subsidiary in charge of network...

Hobbytrain BR 363 Cottbus DCC converted with extras

Hobbytrain BR 363 Cottbus DCC converted with extras

The Hobbytrain BR 363 Cottbus, converted to DCC with cab driver light and capacitors. Original This little shunting locomotive is part of the DB V60 family, this one belongs to the 363 series of the DBAG. There are many of those small (yet aging) Diesel locomotives...

Old Arnold ES88 railcar DCC conversion

Old Arnold ES88 railcar DCC conversion

A very old Arnold N model that used to be on the frontpage of some '90s catalog deserves a small update... The original The ET88 was an old EMU produced in the 1920's for the Deutsche Reichsbahn and retired after WWII. More details (Wikipedia in German) here. Model...

Kato Thalys PBKA with sound (quick video)

Kato Thalys PBKA with sound (quick video)

A quick video of a classic Kato Thalys PBKA, with added sound. I currently don't have much time for my trains, and my layout still hasn't moved. So here is a quick video of a Thalys PBKA EMU. I added a Doehler & Haass SD18A sound decoder (with Next18 interface) in...

Arnold Henschel-Wegmann: DCC sound conversion

Arnold Henschel-Wegmann: DCC sound conversion

Arnold released the wonderful Henschel-Wegmann train recently. I had fun with the DIYing... The model The locomotive is equipped with a standard NEM651 DCC plug. The motor is actually quite noisy, but behaves well at low speeds. The small wheels at the front and back...

Old Arnold VT 08 US Army Medical Service: DCC converted

Old Arnold VT 08 US Army Medical Service: DCC converted

The Arnold 2954 US Army Medical Service was a 1999 limited edition! Sound DCC conversion ahead... Original The VT 08 (more exactly the SVT 137.149 "Hamburg") was a a German DMU built first in 1952. It had numerous uses, and among them, a very original one: the US Army...

Fleischmann Arriva “Alex” BR223, added sound

Fleischmann Arriva “Alex” BR223, added sound

I haven't had much time to post on the blog, so here is a quick video about a sound DCC conversion. DCC Conversion The Arriva "Alex" BR223 (Fleischmann N 726007) is a diesel Engine running in Bavaria and towards the Czech republic. The 4-car set (Fleischmann N 814701)...

Arnold N Lufthansa Airport Express (added sound)

Arnold N Lufthansa Airport Express (added sound)

An old but nice model: the Lufthansa Airport Express with BR111 converted to DCC with sound. Original The Lufthansa Airport Express service is long gone (see Wikipedia article here). But as someone who travels a lot, I have a bit of a thing for airport trains. I have...

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