My garden railway, somewhere between the Harz and the Severn Valley.

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Dont worry too much about having that 99 201 on your line, I have one as well my justification being that the real Harz had a couple in NWE days No’s 31 and 32. Ordered in 1909 and in service 1910. In 1920 one got involved in an accident and both were withdrawn being sold to Bolivia possibly being in service up to 1970 with 4 others that were bought new.
That’s good to know and very interesting, thank you! I wonder if any photos exist of them in NWE service?
 

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That’s good to know and very interesting, thank you! I wonder if any photos exist of them in NWE service?
Not having had such a long life they appeared to be a bit camera shy. In Dirk Endisch book “Mallet-Locomotiven des Harzes” there are just 4 pictures, one looks to be a works picture, 1 in Wernigeroed pretty much as delivered and very shiny, on this and the drawing in the book the two side lamps sit just at the bottom front of the side tanks. The final 2 pics are the aftermath of the crunch that 32 was involved with. Bit of a mess but most damage was to the cab. Probably need to look through my other books and bookzines to see if there are more anywhere.
 

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Well had a search through pretty well all that I have and just this one picture out on the line has emerged. A bit wooley actually as it was taken at Drängentel Crossing which I am not quite sure where it is but think it could be near Steinerne Renne, neither can the actual loco be identidied but it is certainly one of the two due to Lamp Locations.
BF9D91D3-B36B-4CE9-9A34-413560C73624.jpeg This pic has been taken from a book but as it was published in the old East German republic era I am not that worried about copyright……..waits looking behind my back for a tap on the shoulder from a Stasi person!
 
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Excellent pics, Tom! Interesting to hear the saga of your 99-222, I find it amazing to think that the previous owner had treated such an expensive (and limited-edition) model that badly... :(
Still, glad you were able to get it fixed and it looks great now. :)
I had an excellent trip to the HSB back in 2017 with a couple of friends, including a "Traditionszug" run up the Brocken with the rake of old-livery green coaches behind the green Mallet 5902 - a scene that I can replicate exactly in model form having got the TL45 5902 and their set of four restored coaches. I must admit to quite liking TrainLine's products - I know they are not quite as robust or well engineered as LGB, but I was sufficiently impressed with the Pfiffi to also pick up the 6102 Fiffi as well - glad I got it when I did, as it seems to be difficult to obtain now.

A couple of old threads on my 6101 Pfiffi, coaling her up and adding her crew....



....and the review I originally did when my Pfiffi first arrived (Ye Gods, is it really five years ago now...?):




My Pfiffi and Traditionszug rake running at a friend's (RhB-themed) line during a GSS open day....

Pfiffi at Chris's.JPG

And finally on the HSB theme, while I've not yet managed to get my hands on a KISS 5906 Mallet (yes JonD, I know you've got one now... ;)) I do have a "sort of" 5906 in the shape of this rather interesting homebuilt version acquired from evilBay...



Jon.
 

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Well had a search through pretty well all that I have and just this one picture out on the line has emerged. A bit wooley actually as it was taken at Drängentel Crossing which I am not quite sure where it is but think it could be near Steinerne Renne, neither can the actual loco be identidied but it is certainly one of the two due to Lamp Locations.
View attachment 291102 This pic has been taken from a book but as it was published in the old East German republic era I am not that worried about copyright……..waits looking behind my back for a tap on the shoulder from a Stasi person!
Wow, that’s excellent, thank you for finding it!!
Drängentel is the passing loop about midway between Stierne Renne and Drei Annen Hohne, the loop is still there but the signal box is long gone. I’ve saved the photo and have added the Mallet book you have previously mentioned to my Christmas list, I may then be on the lookout for an old LGB Honomag Mallet that I can butcher.
Thanks again,

Tom
 

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Wow, that’s excellent, thank you for finding it!!
Drängentel is the passing loop about midway between Stierne Renne and Drei Annen Hohne, the loop is still there but the signal box is long gone. I’ve saved the photo and have added the Mallet book you have previously mentioned to my Christmas list, I may then be on the lookout for an old LGB Honomag Mallet that I can butcher.
Thanks again,

Tom
Aha found it now about a km uphill from the tunnel, marked but not named on my Quail track diagram of the Harz lines. Another item for your xmas list!
 

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Excellent pics, Tom! Interesting to hear the saga of your 99-222, I find it amazing to think that the previous owner had treated such an expensive (and limited-edition) model that badly... :(
Still, glad you were able to get it fixed and it looks great now. :)
I had an excellent trip to the HSB back in 2017 with a couple of friends, including a "Traditionszug" run up the Brocken with the rake of old-livery green coaches behind the green Mallet 5902 - a scene that I can replicate exactly in model form having got the TL45 5902 and their set of four restored coaches. I must admit to quite liking TrainLine's products - I know they are not quite as robust or well engineered as LGB, but I was sufficiently impressed with the Pfiffi to also pick up the 6102 Fiffi as well - glad I got it when I did, as it seems to be difficult to obtain now.

A couple of old threads on my 6101 Pfiffi, coaling her up and adding her crew....



....and the review I originally did when my Pfiffi first arrived (Ye Gods, is it really five years ago now...?):




My Pfiffi and Traditionszug rake running at a friend's (RhB-themed) line during a GSS open day....

View attachment 291111

And finally on the HSB theme, while I've not yet managed to get my hands on a KISS 5906 Mallet (yes JonD, I know you've got one now... ;)) I do have a "sort of" 5906 in the shape of this rather interesting homebuilt version acquired from evilBay...



Jon.
Hi Jon, thank you for your comments and pictures and threads, something to trawl through on my breaks at work. I am envious of your Harz collection, especially the Mallets and “Traditional train“ coaches, I’m currently on the lookout for a TL Mallet, but they seem very rare this side of the English Channel.

I would be exceptionally interested in a Harz-based get together at some point, seems to be plenty of interest, which I’m astonished by.
Cheers
Tom
 

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Just a little update today, I‘ve been busy with a roll of “trimline” lining tape on the Swiss G 3/4, the real No.14 has red edge to its cab, tanks and bunker so I’ve done ,y best to replicate that on this model. It’s had a quick hand applied coat of varnish to seal them in. It’ll soon get a run down and spray varnish to smooth things out. Once I’ve replaced the numbers on the tanks, cab and chimney. 0D1F1E20-7FA7-407D-9715-1C78155B571C.jpeg
 
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No..... No idea why anyone in the UK would be interested in the Harz railway! ;)
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