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Tomytec to produce German trams
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:45:09 am »
Delighted to see Tomytec will be launching a pair of German trams this year, the Berlin GT6N and the Munich equivalent:



Also mentioned in the German model railway press: http://imgur.com/AhUZxdj
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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 06:25:18 am »
Look forward to adding these to my fleet of 27 German. Japanese and North American trams.

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 09:40:26 am »
Interesting. I am sure these will be popular, particularly the articulated power chassis.

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 05:02:27 pm »
great news!   will they be dcc ready?

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 06:21:26 pm »
Given none of the current Tomytec chassis are DCC ready, or even 'friendly', I strongly suspect they won't be.

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 06:42:39 pm »

Hello all,

Interesting - thanks for posting.  I don't read Japanese but the graphic seems to suggest the models will be to 1/150 scale - which is actually closer to British than Continental scale.

Does anyone know if trams like these are similar to those in operation in the UK?

Cheers

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 07:03:49 pm »
Yes, these will be 1/150.

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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 12:12:56 am »

Hello all,

Interesting - thanks for posting.  I don't read Japanese but the graphic seems to suggest the models will be to 1/150 scale - which is actually closer to British than Continental scale.

Does anyone know if trams like these are similar to those in operation in the UK?

Cheers

Ben A.

Hi Ben,

No, none of the UK trams is similar to this type.

This is another manifestation of the tendency towards co-operation between Japanese and German manufacturers. This is a continuation of the link between Tomytec and Faller whereby the Tomytec bus system has been extended to German buses (another JP - DE tie up is Kato with Noch on the Glacier Express stuff)



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Re: Tomytec to produce German trams
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 12:18:47 am »
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The Faller RRP for a Munchen tram startset (ie tram with Tomytec tram track set) is showing as Euro 230, so pricey...
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