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Author Topic: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series  (Read 17204 times)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #90 on: November 09, 2016, 11:42:21 am »
Using a local Google site doesn't limit results to being from that country (unless you actively select that), it just means it prioritises them. Just as you get some European results when you search Google.co.uk.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2016, 02:38:13 pm »
close couplers available here

http://www.modeltrainplus.net/products/kato-28-186-close-coupler-set-for-glacier-express

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=34824.msg405548#msg405548

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2017, 01:16:04 pm »
« Last Edit: February 01, 2017, 01:17:12 pm by njee20 »

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2017, 03:14:22 pm »
Thanks njee,  :thumbsup:looks like something to look forward to in the second half of 2017 for the Einheitswagen (EW 1) carriages and the Ge 4/4 III in the livery of '100 Jahre Albula und Ruinaulta', and Spring 2018 for the Ge 4/4 II in what looks like either red or green livery. Looking forward to the EW I's and the 4/4 II especially.

Details are on pages  34 and 35 of the PDF of Nochs new stuff for 2017 that the link takes you to.
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2017, 03:59:00 pm »
Am I correct in thinking the  EW 1 coaches are the same as used on the Berner Oberland Bahn ?

Anyone have any hint that they might be produced in BoB livery or is that unrealistic ?

Thank
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2017, 04:01:50 pm »
Very unrealistic I imagine. The Kato RhB range was designed for the Japanese Tourist market, and has been expanded after proving an unlikely success. Don't expect this to mean Kato are doing some weird Nm hybrid of all narrow gauge railways now.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #96 on: February 01, 2017, 04:59:27 pm »
Details in English re the Kato/Noch new Ge4/4 III:

KATO - 100 Years ALBULA and RUINAULTA

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Ge 4/4 III Rhätische Bahn® Locomotive

For 100 years the RhB is operating the line from Reichenau to Ilan. The 19 km (12 mile) long line through the deep, narrow Upper Rhine valley (Ruinaulta) crosses 14 bridges and drives straight through 3 tunnels. Today, it remains one of the masterpieces of railway engineering. 2003 the Albula line, with its remarkable helical tunnels (to gain altitude) and vertiginous bridges, including the famous Landwasser Viaduct, also celebrated its 100th founding year. To celebrate these anniversaries, Ge 4/4 III No. 642 was repainted and lettered with a stylized rendering of the Albula line which gave this loco the nickname »Spaghetti Loco«. It's a special loco, deserving a special place on your layout.

Expected release: Second half year 2017

Model Features:
Minimum accessible radius: R150
Maximum gradient: 5 %
Digitization with Digitrax-Decoder Ref. 70DN63K4A (not included)
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2017, 05:05:13 pm »
Now found an English version of the Noch new items release notes

http://www.noch.com/en/catalogue/2017/new-items/files/mobile/index.html#34

I'm finding it a bit flakey when loaded. :(

Try this indirect link:

http://www.noch.com/
 Then click on the 'New Items Leaflet' link at the left hand side of the page, not the 1/02/2017 ' Noch News item 2017' link.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2017, 05:15:58 pm by daffy »
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #98 on: February 02, 2017, 12:40:25 am »
I've been out at my model railway club this evening so missed this!

The irony is that I have been working on my Kato RhB stuff as my layout is now booked to be on show at Eurotrack Southampton at the end of February (and in Continental Modeller soon).

On it (grrrr) I have a batch of EWI and EWII coaches built from Shapeways kits...

To sum up:

The EWI coaches are planned for second half of 2017.
The Ge4/4III in another livery as number 642 when it carried the 100 jahre Albula... livery) (I believe the technical aspects to be no different from the foregoing), also for second half of 2017.
Ge4/4 II spring 2018 (another grrrr, Ive just finished knocking together my Shapeways version)

Note that 642 carried the Albula livery from 2003 - 2008, so can correctly be matched with the Glacier Express coaches (though only representing a time span of 2 years). Since 2008, 642 has carried the 'RhB Team' livery
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2017, 12:47:57 am »
Am I correct in thinking the  EW 1 coaches are the same as used on the Berner Oberland Bahn ?
Anyone have any hint that they might be produced in BoB livery or is that unrealistic ?
Paul

Unrealistic.
The BOB coaches were a different variant of the narrow gauge EWI. The RhB (and some other lines) EW stock has the doors at the very ends of the vehicle. The type of EW used on the BOB (and other lines notably Brünig) is the version that is a straight replica of the 'full size' SBB standard gauge version, with the toilet cubicle and a small luggage space between the door vestibule and the coach end.
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2017, 08:58:11 am »
Hi Gordon,

Slightly off topic but can't make it to Alton this year but googled the Southampton Eurotrack show you mentioned.

Looks interesting. I know your exhibiting but would you recommend it. It's not too far for me but still a bit of a trek.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2017, 11:25:32 am »
Hi,
For those are interested in RHB , there are some new freight stake wagons by Pirata models (Italy) that can be seen on New 2017 catalogue, as shown in Nurnberg fair 2017.

http://www.piratamodels.it/it/content/8-download

Greetings.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2017, 12:08:04 pm »
BoB................... darn, you are of course absolutely correct Gordon.

However its a compromise I might be prepared to live with, as this is not my prime hobby.
I like to have things correct but realistically life is starting to look a bit too short.

Is there anyone you can suggest who would produce a repaint or decals to re-brand the Rhb coaches ??

Many thanks
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #103 on: February 02, 2017, 12:50:39 pm »
Hi,
For those are interested in RHB , there are some new freight stake wagons by Pirata models (Italy) that can be seen on New 2017 catalogue, as shown in Nurnberg fair 2017.

http://www.piratamodels.it/it/content/8-download

Greetings.

Marco


Many thanks Marco. :thumbsup:

Good to see the RhB stuff including the ABe 4/4 III , but also happy to see Art.2130 and its mate Art.2131 -
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SBB TM IV diesel locomotive - Red blue livery - SBB Cargo logo. Finely detailed model body is made of resin with photo etched detail

  :)

Catalogue saved and website bookmarked. :beers:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 12:55:52 pm by daffy »
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #104 on: February 02, 2017, 10:20:31 pm »
Hi,
For those are interested in RHB , there are some new freight stake wagons by Pirata models (Italy) that can be seen on New 2017 catalogue, as shown in Nurnberg fair 2017.

http://www.piratamodels.it/it/content/8-download


It's right Daffy.. :beers:

Greetings.

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Many thanks Marco. :thumbsup:

Good to see the RhB stuff including the ABe 4/4 III , but also happy to see Art.2130 and its mate Art.2131 -
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SBB TM IV diesel locomotive - Red blue livery - SBB Cargo logo. Finely detailed model body is made of resin with photo etched detail

  :)

Catalogue saved and website bookmarked. :beers:
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