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Offline Gordon

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Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:31:43 pm »
Kato RhB N gauge Allegra just received - wow!

Dare 'em to do a working RhB Crocodile



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 09:33:30 am »
Good Morning Gordon, Have you had a chance to run it yet, I am sure it wont disappoint I wish that they did a krokodile as there is not much on the Market at the moment. Let us know how it runs. Thank you Babs :thankyousign:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 11:58:55 pm »
I have already run it. I got it on Tuesday and on Wednesday pm ran it round a Unitrack circuit which I temporarily set upalmost every club night at my MRC.

I looks superb and runs well.

It was a tad noisier than I was expecting, but I like that with electric models as it is 'DCC sound' but for free!

During the club evening I immediately swapped the dummy coupling for the provided replacement put it to work hauling my Glacier Express set. I then replicated a train I photted at Bergun, by adding a Ge4/4III to the consist!

Got the first one from Japan but another one has arrived today courtesy Train Trax

Photos to follow






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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 12:49:27 am »
Hi, :hellosign:
Many of N Italian gaugers on Nparty forum (and association) have bought it and tested.....they said it is a great model and runners...

Good night frm Italy
Marco Neri
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 05:10:01 pm »
Hi Gordon I meant to ask does the railcar go up gradients okay. Thank you Babs

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2015, 07:51:05 am »
Nice pix !
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 08:50:33 am »
Very nice indeed what Wonderful layout you have. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2015, 08:52:48 pm »
Looking good and I also like your layout -  vaguely reminiscent of Stalden.

It was the GE that finally pushed me off the fence to actively start something Swiss and N gauge - even if the Kato is an odd scale. I sincerely hope that Kato continue with this scheme and produce something for the Zentrallbahn (Interlaken to Luzern).
Paul

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 12:04:10 am »
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Thanks for the complements. I will post more photos of the layout on a separate post.

I should point out that the first and last pictures are actually on the club French layout where the backscene represents the Cote D'Or escarpment south of Dijon.

By the way Babz, I have not tried it on gradients. My layouts tend to have level track with scenery above and below to give depth.

However at the club on Wednesday I had the Allegra hauling a double GEx set (12 coaches of coures!) round Kato 315 radius.

I have also part replicated a train I photted at Bergun, which had an Allegra (on delivery/test) leading Ge4/4III 651 Glacier on Tour, a 6-car GEx set and a standard Chur - St Moritz coach set.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2015, 12:26:51 am »
Here's a scratch/bash standard mark 1 coach (I've done three)


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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2015, 09:35:27 am »
Gordon,
           as a newbie, I was very excited by your last photo of the GEX with a 'standard' Rhb coach - as I didn't know that these were available in N. You imply its from a Chur-St Moritz set.

Can I ask who produces these and what the correct coach designation is ? 
(hopefully its not one of the expensive AB Model ones ?) are other variations of this coach style also available ?

Paul
 

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2015, 06:05:03 am »
Nice pictures of good looking models.

Have you tried the Allegra or Glacier express on really sharp curves. These vehicles could be the answer for my new layout where I may be limited by insufficient width for even 9 inch radius curves.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015, 12:09:39 am »
Nice pictures of good looking models.

Have you tried the Allegra or Glacier express on really sharp curves. These vehicles could be the answer for my new layout where I may be limited by insufficient width for even 9 inch radius curves.

Dodger


Both will do Kato's sharper radius curves, down to about the 183 radius. The marketing paperwork for the sets quote the official minimum radius.



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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2015, 08:43:25 pm »
Hi Gordon,
               apologies - I managed to view your picture and hide the section saying the coach was scratch built - DOH !
In fairness, I thought it was commercially produced - greater praise etc.
Very professional job. Whast donor vehicles did you use ?
Paul

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2015, 12:05:44 am »
Hi Gordon superb pictures, all looking really excellent.
regards Derek

 

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