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Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:54:55 pm »
 I'm a railway modelling novice and have just got my 3rd train, a Fleischmann 741102 N Gauge DB BR491 001-4 Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar.  My other 2 are both from Kato, as is my track and DC set up.  Running 3 tracks from 3 controllers.
I'm very impressed with this model. It is very nicely detailed, very sturdy and in my view, a real looker.
The only minor let down is the lighting.  Both exterior and interior lights are quite dim and only come good, when the power is turned up and the railcar is whizzing around the track.
Both the Kato trains have superb lighting.
Shame, as otherwise I really like this model and feel it's a keeper.

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 06:11:15 pm »
Ah yes, the Glass Train!   I've got an old one of those somewhere in the collection, it doesn't come out much nowadays as it was more suited to the layout I had in the late 80s/early 90s.

I tend to disconnect interior lighting, it never looks quite right to me.

Which Kato locos - also German?
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 06:20:47 pm »
Ah yes, the Glass Train!   I've got an old one of those somewhere in the collection, it doesn't come out much nowadays as it was more suited to the layout I had in the late 80s/early 90s.

I tend to disconnect interior lighting, it never looks quite right to me.

Which Kato locos - also German?

No.
I have a Glacier Express and a Japanese Hibari.
I know it's not the done thing but I really like Japanese and North European trains and for now, intend to just have trains I like.
Perhaps one day I'll do a second layout and be more correct, in my approach.
BTW, I'm using the Railcar as a  tram substitute.
More blasphemy.  Oh well

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 06:26:49 pm »
It's your railway, run whatever you like!   Nothing wrong with that.
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 07:22:07 pm »
It's your railway, run whatever you like!   Nothing wrong with that.

Cheers, I appreciate the sentiment.
This is my 1st foray into model railways, since being a lad.
Always thought I'd go for British steam but I love these more modern, Japanese and continental locos.

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 09:20:26 am »
You will usually find this on dc models as it draws straight through the power with the motor yet when putting it to dcc the power is divided better


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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 09:22:23 am »
I have the problem with my minitrix et87 at the back but the interior lights are too bright


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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 01:43:43 pm »
Interesting, thanks.

Nice looking trains.
Kind of remind me of the Kato Allegra.

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Re: Fleischmann Glaserner Zug Electric Railcar
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2017, 03:34:20 pm »
I've got one of those in a box too lol

 

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