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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Piko German Diesel   Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:56 pm

Not much time to run trains recently and not much inclination either with the damp and cold.
Yes....old age is creeping up fast. cyclops

However, my friend Laurent from the SNCF who came to RailExpo bought one of these huge Piko things...not my cup of tea but it did look good I must admit. And he insisted on trying it out on my circuit. He wife only found out yesterday about this purchase. I love you No

He bought the French liveried TSO version (Yes...it is French).
TSO = Travaux Sud Ouset.



And it just so happens that their main Parisien depot is in Chelles.

I am going to take some photos of the depot in the new year as this is on an interesting spindly branch running alongside a main road serving a canal port.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:43 pm

carl hibbs wrote:


His wife only found out yesterday about this purchase. I love you No


No wonder he's round at yours!

Has his wife let him back in the house yet?

Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:10 pm

They've actually got 2 residences.....

She's in one and he's.......in the la maison de chien. Neutral
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:42 pm

I think I saw a couple of those at the Expo - they are monsters !

Not my cup of tea either - certainly not worth sleeping in the doghouse for !

Now a Corpet Louvet ???
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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:44 pm

Over what period did TSO run that livery ?

I think I saw a couple of carriages at Roumazieres wearing those clothes??
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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:26 am

To be honest, I cant remember which came first the 218 or the Hymek. One is the version of the other equipment layout wise. And of course, being hydraulics, I love em both! The Maybach MD870 V16 engine fitted to the Hymeks is an aquired taste soundwise though.
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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:25 am

The PIKO model represents a Class 218, all grilles and windows correctly placed ..... the PIKO TSO model is supposed to represent an ex-Class 215 ... not really a problem if you count rivets except that one of the bodyside windows on the 218 is actually a grille on the 215, both sub classes being the same basic bodyshell (216's were the first of the V160 family and were 400mm shorter than all other variants). TSO do have some 216's but the PIKO model wouldn't really lend itself.
TSO also have a couple of UK Class 58's .... 049 and 050 apparently. I thought 050 was supposed to be earmarked for preservation, being the prototype testbed for the Seepex slow speed system.

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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Here are some comparison pics of the same side of the real Class 215 locomotive and the PIKO-37503 Class 218 model. Livery compares very well. Circled on the PIKO 218 model is the window that is a grille on the real 215. Easily rectified if you count rivets but the roof detail is different on each class as well, so best not to bother too much. The 218's were ETH only whereas the 215's also had a steam heat boiler (hence the grille) but otherwise were identical.

TSO stands for Travaux du Sud Ouest (South-West Works), the company specialises in track maintenance and the building of high speed lines in the South-West of France.

PIKO's model is a bit dumpy, the body being stretched and squeezed to G scale proportions on a Gauge 1 chassis. The latest colour variation (PIKO-37504) has just been released, this being the original DB Magenta & Grey livery .... I could be interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:13 pm

Here is an alternative TSO livery on the shorter 216 type .... note different logo style.

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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:19 pm

Here's the latest version .... (PIKO 37504) in the earlier "purpurrot" (magenta-red) colour scheme. It has the later computerised number system though, so depicts post 1985.

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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:29 pm

Hello everyone,

I am Laurent the owner of the beast Very Happy

Someone did a nice video with it :

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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:40 pm

Welcome Laurence ou bienvenu.

You don't have to post in English and you are quite welcome to correct our French.

It's very strange (and pleasant) having another forum member who lives in the next town.....It's starting to get like England.....he, he. Wink

There are also some pictures on here somewhere of your LGB crane conversion loco.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:45 pm

Bonjouur Laurent

Bienvenu

C'est fantastique !

Merci

Brian
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PostSubject: Re: Piko German Diesel   Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:32 am

Damn fine show matey
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