Blue Raphael: still blue, more or less Puppies
By D.G. (Madame Contiì)
and Design by Bear
(some technical details by P.G.)
When I enter the rooms of the house reserved for my husband, I feel surrounded by locomotives.
More than forty years living with them, sometimes I feel a little jealous
for the time that my partner is dedicating them, though they have become part of my daily life and I understand (almost always …) the passion that is dedicated to them.
I really like the Shay locomotive, which was dedicated an article on this site, I appreciate the elegance of the forms of many other locos, but especially my female eye is struck by the locos that are characterized by the unusual color.
Of these the “blue” are to be considered and I believe that, since recently were accepted on this website blue locomotives that can hardly be called “puppies”, other requests for admission can be accepted …
The first, which could also fall into the category of Puppies, it is the cute railcar steam No. 10 of the Ruhr-Lippe Kleinbahn built in 1965 by Egger-Bahn to the gauge HOe, in the original colors white and blue ….
but not blue, her little sister No. 11 yellow / red ….
Of these small tractors I appreciate the bright colors that dissolve their Teutonic forms a little squared. Do not think that the men in their cabins seem to take very seriously their work?
The following candidate is this diesel railcar 556-301 Breda GT in the colors of the network … Arezzo LFI
… .In the showcase of German tin toy trains I chosed this rare pair of diesel locomotives “Santa Fe” of the 50s by Groetsch …. (Yeah, not everyone is called Bianchi, Rossi or Schmidt). ….
… Groetsch also produced this strange and 110 three-axis, in tin too, which I find so ugly as to be almost seem … nice.
To refer on so-called “Kaufhausbahnen” German, which means all attacked “Treninieconomicidagrandemagazzino”, is another Bavarian manufacturer, Wimmer (HWN) Nuremberg, this electric locomotive freelance two axes with plastic case and frame and metal pantographs of the late 50s …… that my husband should decide to fix the glasses
…… sorry, I allude to the central upright windshield … ..
Among the contenders are not lacking the trams, as this motive two axes GOGTRAM that, when working on the tracks,
“sculetta” like a duck … blue duck …
… Or this elegant model in white and blue carriages “Duewag Grossraumtriebwagen” T 127 of Hamo, all-metal 1957 … ..
… ..but they are blue and very beautiful …. Mario, this time we can admit them ?, …because shoes are one of my passions ..
Certainly Danielle, as you can see , I also am going outside of the topic .
Going back to the trains, Heinzl (a name that seems more appropriate to a detergent
than a locomotive) is the manufacturer of this rare electromotive really working to rack Zugspitzbahn 1964 …
At today ‘s world which invaded Europe from “Made in China” so it seems right to support the candidacy of this “Made in France”
intended instead to China, the CC 6Y213 of Alsthom for railways with almond eyes, produced in only 60 specimens from French GERARD TAB in 1962 …
… Finally it could not miss another suitor Italian that I recently dusted the box, the “Blue Train” by … Favero.
I find that its elegant cars blue should inspire those who decide the not always successful liveries of today’s Italian trains !!
By the way, remembered that the box of this train has been restored at the time, like others, from my husband, who then he can hardly be called “Cable Guy” … !! ….
(though sometimes ……)
…… and you Thomas, as you see this article is also dedicated to you in the role of an athlete ………… the red jacket you wore as a child , should be now, a bit tight. … how about a blue shirt
or a more intense blue ? Italy or Scotland
It is up to you !!
(October 4, 2015)