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Author Topic: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series  (Read 39599 times)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #180 on: August 26, 2017, 04:35:15 am »
Working on the decals. Not 100% happy with the G, looks a bit fatter than the other letters. Found the right fonts, or very close, online for the other lettering, Pill Gothic 300mg.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #181 on: August 28, 2017, 02:42:14 am »
RhB Ge 4/4 I, the last four survivor. Anyone modeled one in 1:150 yet ?

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/628315/

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #182 on: August 28, 2017, 12:20:58 pm »
Not happy with the number font. I'm using Futura XBlk BT, need to find a narrower version of the same font.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #183 on: August 29, 2017, 12:07:53 am »
Yeah, excitement, I got my first Allegra this morning from Plaza Japan ! What a great looking little model. Unfortunately the excitement got immediately muddied down when I did a test run - how bloody noise are these models, especially at very low speed ? They must have a little bistro in it and constantly grind some fresh coffee !   :doh:
They seem all that loud (at least that is the impression I get from reading comments online), don't know why, Kato normally produces very smooth and silently running gear. Weird.
What are your experiences with Kato's Allegra ? 

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #184 on: August 29, 2017, 07:19:25 am »
Yeah, excitement, I got my first Allegra this morning from Plaza Japan ! What a great looking little model. Unfortunately the excitement got immediately muddied down when I did a test run - how bloody noise are these models, especially at very low speed ? They must have a little bistro in it and constantly grind some fresh coffee !   :doh:
They seem all that loud (at least that is the impression I get from reading comments online), don't know why, Kato normally produces very smooth and silently running gear. Weird.
What are your experiences with Kato's Allegra ? 

cheers
steve

I've had the same problem, they are a bit noisy. AB Modell do a replacement motor kit using a Maxon motor which is ultra smooth. When time a nd funds permit, I will upgrade both of my Allegras

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #185 on: August 29, 2017, 02:18:32 pm »
RhB Ge 4/4 I, the last four survivor. Anyone modeled one in 1:150 yet ?

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/628315/

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steve

Got one just waiting final paint cleanup  and then decals.  The TTtrams body on shapeways is somewhat lacking on roof detail, but I can always add that later.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #186 on: August 30, 2017, 12:34:25 am »
Regarding decals, do be aware that technically one requires permission from RhB
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #187 on: August 30, 2017, 12:37:21 am »

Good idea, didn't think of that one, or Amtrak red, comes close as well.


For the red I use Humbrol spray bright red or plastikote red from Wilkos!

The huge advantage of RhB stock being so clean and shiny is that one can use gloss paints with impunity.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #188 on: August 30, 2017, 12:39:58 am »


Forgot to mention, I found 4 shells today on ebay, all red 644, no widows, no roof, just the bare shell, good for some more paint jobs and then buy the whole model and just exchange the shells. A bargain, £6 each including shipping. Let the fun begin.

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Ge4/4 III shells are also available in Shapeways

I was thinking of doing the A&M AG but it has proved short lived so I have abandoned the idea.


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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #189 on: August 30, 2017, 12:43:20 am »
Regarding decals, do be aware that technically one requires permission from RhB

Yup, I've asked for permission, got a contract in pdf form, signed it and sent it back to the RhB.
No worries  ;)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #190 on: August 30, 2017, 12:46:40 am »
I was in RhB land all last week.

Three Ge4/4I doing stalwart work on the new Albula tunnel.

Sadly with only three loco diagrams on the Albula, RhB's policy of keeping loks on the same turns for long periods meant that from our holiday let (at Berguen) , we only saw Glacier on Tour, Unesco and RhB Team.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #191 on: August 30, 2017, 12:52:00 am »
Ge4/4 III shells are also available in Shapeways

I was thinking of doing the A&M AG but it has proved short lived so I have abandoned the idea.

Not convinced yet about using shapeways shells to build locomotive models. Freight cars are ok. I do not like the balsa wood like surface of the prints. The black high res acrylic stuff is more to my like, not many model RR designers are offering their products in that medium yet.

I just like the simplicity of the design and the green stands nicely out amongst the red ones   ;)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #192 on: August 30, 2017, 12:53:30 am »
Ge4/4 III shells are also available in Shapeways

I was thinking of doing the A&M AG but it has proved short lived so I have abandoned the idea.

I saw the loco in its new blue and white livery but only from a distance whilst hiking Filisur - Wiesen.

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Not convinced yet about using shapeways shells to build locomotive models. Freight cars are ok. I do not like the balsa wood like surface of the prints. The black high res acrylic stuff is more to my like, not many model RR designers are offering their products in that medium yet.

I just like the simplicity of the design and the green stands nicely out amongst the red ones   ;)

cheers
steve
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #193 on: August 30, 2017, 07:55:20 pm »
For information, RhB EW I coaches from Kato (in 1:150 over 9mm gauge tracks) are now available !
I've ordered mine from Hobby Search (1999.co.jp).


These locos and wagons are looking for a new home! (updated on 23 August 2018 - new items!)

Wanted items (only in their original box):
- Union Mills, 0-6-0 3F steam locomotive in LMS crimson (N gauge)
- Graham Farish 374-132, Mk1 GUV in BR blue ‘express parcels’ (N gauge)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2017, 12:55:10 am »
My preordered Hobby Search EWIs have been shipped


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