8605Re: Project Flexliners
- Jan 31, 2002Hi Randy,
The crane is from a small company located here in Switzerland called
MZZ. They produce all sorts of metal casts for Z-scale and other
I noticed that 'td25scorpio' posted a message on Sat Oct 27 with a
link to page where some of their models are shown.
--- In z_scale@y..., Randy Smidt <RSmidt@m...> wrote:
> The Flexiliners look great. They looked sort of familiar to me
> the US), so I went looking through my train magazines and found a
> picture in the Jan 2002 issue of Trains that shows the Adtranz IC3
> was doing test runs between LA and Los Vegas back in 1996.
> Also of interest to me is the crane on the bridge in the Contessa
> pictures. What is that model?
> Randy Smidt
> claes_m2001 wrote:
> > Hi Gang,
> > I'd like to share with you the result of a project I have been
> > working on for a few months
> > I've added a few pics in the 'Photos' Section in the album 'Claes'
> > I've been scratchbuilding some Z-scale units of the Flexliner
> > (Rubbernose) family from ABB. Pantographs are from Marklin, trucks
> > are from MT.
> > So far I've build the following:
> > Danish State Railways IC3 DMU (picture posted)
> > Swedish Rail IC3 DMU 'Kustpilen' (picture posted)
> > Israel Railways IC3 DMU
> > Amtrak Flexliner DMU (toured the US a few years back)
> > Private Danish Railways 'Lollandsbanen' IC2 DMU
> > Danish State Railways IR4 EMU
> > Swedish Rail/Danish State Railways Contessa EMU 'Oeresundstog'
> > (picture posted)
> > The Contessa is not really a pure Flexliner, but is a cross
> > Flexliner 'Rubbernose' and the Swedish high-speed train X2000.
> > Enjoy the pics!
> > Best regards,
> > Claes
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