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Author Topic: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series  (Read 33715 times)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #210 on: December 12, 2017, 12:16:11 pm »
My understanding is that it's too early.
Rumors I read seem to say that it should be for end 2018. With a Ge 6/6 I.
Let's cross fingers and toes.


Never too early for one of these

http://www.bahnbilder.de/1200/rhb-gepaeckwagen-d-4214-rhb-depot-725363.jpg

or these

http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/rhb-gepaeckwagen-ds-4220-455781.jpg

to go together with the EW Is.

Or a nice Steuerwagen / control car.

http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/rhb-bdt-1721-am-110508.jpg

Well, a Ge 6/6 I would be nice, but together with the Salon Wagen. And a Ge 6/6 II for the freight cars.   

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #211 on: December 14, 2017, 03:17:44 am »

Never too early for one of these
http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/rhb-gepaeckwagen-ds-4220-455781.jpg


Available from Shapeways. Mine has already run a full 2 day show in France as part of a Kato EWI consist


Or a nice Steuerwagen / control car.


Two versions available from Shapeways


And a Ge 6/6 II for the freight cars.   


Available from Shapeways...



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« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 03:20:24 am by Gordon »
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #212 on: December 14, 2017, 03:32:07 am »
Available from Shapeways...

I know but I don't like the shapeways quality, not even FUX. I rather wait for proper injection molded models.

Your DS looks good  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #213 on: December 16, 2017, 05:05:20 pm »
These are new to me:

Advertised as complimentary to the Kato range, models from MDS Modell of no less than FIVE different models of the RhB Ge 4/4 II, and each in either DC, DCC, or DCC with sound.

Also two different sliding wall wagons in sets of two, and three different Schiebewandwagen, all with advertising liveries.

Prices seem in line with most main European manufacturers and Kato.

Details sent via email to me from Menzels Lokshuppen.de. Here's a link to their pre-order page.

https://www.menzels-lokschuppen.de/Nach-Hersteller/MDS-Modell/

Still trying to find fuller details of the manufacturer and anticipated issue dates, but have household things to do right now. :(


Anybody have any personal knowledge of the brand - MDS Modell?
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #214 on: December 16, 2017, 05:12:05 pm »
Here's a translation copy of the email blurb about these from Menzels (edited):


This week we can present you ......... new in our range - railway models of MDS model for the N gauge. MDS model specializes in vehicles of the Rhaetian Railway in N gauge and as a range extension to the Swiss models of Kato delivers the electric locomotive Ge 4/4 II and a four-axle sliding wall wagon in attractive livery variants.

And also a translation of the manufacturers 'about us' page:

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about us

MDS model and its products


The enterprise

MDS model was founded in 2010 by Gunnar Müller in Auenwald, Baden-Württemberg.

The company name was initially MDS-Müller and stood for model service service.

Müller built for friends and acquaintances digital decoder, speakers and steam generators in locomotives of all sizes. The quality of this work quickly spread. Because of the growing demand, a trade was registered under the name MDS-Müller. As an accessory for garden railways small series kits around the topic Rhaetian Railway were developed and produced. In collaboration with Peter Langula, the ingenious S-KuPLix short coupling for LGB models was created.

With the goal of developing their own railway models and working with a partner, the one-man company was renamed the MDS model in 2017. In the spring of 2018, a designer will be added who, like Gunnar Müller, has been working in the model railway industry for some 20 years. Both have developed models for IIm, 0, H0, TT and N for various model railway manufacturers in senior positions.

MDS model will start at the end of 2017 with the first own models for the N gauge (Japanese scale 1: 150). The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) offers a broad field of activity here.

The models of MDS model are highly detailed, timely designed and technically fine, but do not shy from the daily operation on the system. With this claim originated as the first models the Ge 4/4 II and the sliding wallcar Haik-v of the Rhaetian Railway.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 05:33:48 pm by daffy »
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #215 on: December 16, 2017, 05:17:13 pm »
Sorry, forgot to post the link to the manufacturers website:

https://mds-modell.eu/
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #216 on: December 16, 2017, 05:23:36 pm »
Just looked at individual items on the MDS Modell site and each has the words
"Lieferzeit ca. 30 Tage", that is, delivery in about 30 days.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #217 on: December 16, 2017, 07:08:43 pm »
Just looked at individual items on the MDS Modell site and each has the words
"Lieferzeit ca. 30 Tage", that is, delivery in about 30 days.

Seems to be built to order.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #218 on: December 16, 2017, 07:50:24 pm »
Thanks Steve, that's the impression I was getting.
 :beers:

I notice RMWeb has a thread on these with comment that the models are 'superb'., though the locos high priced to Kato if latter bought direct from Japan.

I shall email the company re delivery/availability outside Germany

N.B. The email address quoted on RMWeb for MDS is not valid. mDS website has a contact form, which is what I have used.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 08:35:27 pm by daffy, Reason: email contact error highlighted »
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #219 on: December 21, 2017, 01:06:17 am »

Seems to be built to order.


No I got the feeling it was just that they have only just been launched. The firm previously did large scale RhB but have presumably noticed the healthy interest in Swiss N 1:150 and have decided to jump on...


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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #220 on: December 21, 2017, 01:07:56 am »
I know but I don't like the shapeways quality,

Your DS looks good  :thumbsup:

I've not had too many issues with the quality on the 1:150 Shapeways stuff

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #221 on: December 21, 2017, 09:37:08 am »
Depends on so many factors, most notably the material. FUD/FXD are pretty good IMO. WSF isn’t good for n gauge.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #222 on: December 21, 2017, 10:01:29 am »
Depends on so many factors, most notably the material. FUD/FXD are pretty good IMO. WSF isn’t good for n gauge.

Nah, I'm probably too picky but FUD and FXD doesn't do it for me. Good for detail parts and parts that need to look like concrete but not for models. The new stuff, the High Definition Acrylate is not bad an on the right way, just the resolution needs to be a bit higher to reduce the "moire". And the designer actually need to offer their models in this product.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #223 on: December 21, 2017, 10:24:39 am »
Fair enough, I didn’t think HDA looked that good from what I’ve seen. You certainly need to take your time preparing FUD for painting, and as always it depends on the skill of the person doing the finish. But we digress.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #224 on: December 22, 2017, 12:19:52 am »
Recent pics:



longest freight so far mustered (and negotiated the layout without incident.



Formation
Ge6/6II (Shapeways)
tank wagon (conversion from standard N gauge 1:160 wagon)
container well wagon (Shapeways)
Valser van (Roco SBB Hbis conversion)
tank wagon (Roco 1:160 conversion)
bogie flat with pipes load (Fleischmann 1:160 conversion)
Co-op 4w van (kitbash)
bogie flat with logs load (Minitrix 1:160 conversion)




Ge6/6II




station building end on. Since the layout's appearance in Continental Modeller, I have replaced the old 'St Niklaus' station building and Kestrel platforms with a Kato Filisur station and 'Glacier Express platform/LRT platform kits. I then re-roofed the Kato Filisur station to make it look more like the 'lowland' type (with less roof overhang as less snow expected). My layout is set in the Domleschg, so I take Rodels-Realta as a guide.






Shapeways EWII with Kato EWI





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« Last Edit: January 23, 2018, 11:35:42 am by Gordon »
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