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Title: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 18, 2015, 07:11:58 PM
Hi could anyone in N Gauge forum help with ID of this Piko set ? I cannot upload pics for some reason to post but I have added them to my album. thanks in advance Rurod.

Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: Caz on October 18, 2015, 07:17:07 PM
Here you go Rurod, all you need do is not the SMG ID code in the square brackets shown below the picture in your album and add the brackets and code into you post where you want the picture, no tags or anything else needed, just the brackets and code.

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Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 18, 2015, 07:24:11 PM
Thanks very much for that I will attempt again in another post much appreciated  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 18, 2015, 08:24:07 PM
Here you go Rurod, all you need do is not the SMG ID code in the square brackets shown below the picture in your album and add the brackets and code into you post where you want the picture, no tags or anything else needed, just the brackets and code.

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I have been perusing the internet trying to find info and have comes across a "TT" scale used by Piko and as the controller in the pics has "TT" written on it I have now made myself even more confused .

So now I need to know is "TT" track different size to "N" gauge it gets deeper !!!!
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: railsquid on October 20, 2015, 03:55:47 AM
"TT" is (IIRC) 1:100 scale, so between N and HO/OO. It is quite popular in Germany and Piko did (probably still does) produce TT trains.

The set in question is definitely N, and certainly contains GDR-era products, generic electric loco (I think) and Russian coaches dressed up in Dutch Railways livery. The set packaging doesn't look very GDR-typical, either it was an export version or post-reunification/privatisation packaging.
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: woodbury22uk on October 20, 2015, 09:52:11 AM
The loco is an SNCF BB9200 which was also produced in true SNCF colours by Piko. The body itself was not too bad but sat on an over-high chassis with a rustic drive system. A large pinion driven by the motor and mounted in the body drove a small pinion on the inboard wheelset of the bogie. The mesh was so slack that the bogie could rotate without these two gears losing contact.

NS did not have this type of loco,,but did have a later manifestation of an SNCF BB7200 which was a 1600 class in the Netherlands.
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: railsquid on October 20, 2015, 10:43:01 AM
The loco is an SNCF BB9200 which was also produced in true SNCF colours by Piko. The body itself was not too bad but sat on an over-high chassis with a rustic drive system. A large pinion driven by the motor and mounted in the body drove a small pinion on the inboard wheelset of the bogie. The mesh was so slack that the bogie could rotate without these two gears losing contact.

NS did not have this type of loco,,but did have a later manifestation of an SNCF BB7200 which was a 1600 class in the Netherlands.
Ta, not very well up on French locos. The Piko drive mechanism seems common across much of the range and parts are easily interchangeable between locos of different types.
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 21, 2015, 02:30:16 PM
"TT" is (IIRC) 1:100 scale, so between N and HO/OO. It is quite popular in Germany and Piko did (probably still does) produce TT trains.

The set in question is definitely N, and certainly contains GDR-era products, generic electric loco (I think) and Russian coaches dressed up in Dutch Railways livery. The set packaging doesn't look very GDR-typical, either it was an export version or post-reunification/privatisation packaging.


Many thanks for the info it helps greatly stillat a loos as to the controller as it has TT written on the body, I have not tried running it yet as it came minus track but now it has been confirmed I will source some and give it a go many thanks again.  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: keithfre on October 21, 2015, 03:22:44 PM
stillat a loos as to the controller as it has TT written on the body
That will be the make or model of the controller.
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 22, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
stillat a loos as to the controller as it has TT written on the body
That will be the make or model of the controller.

Do you think the power supply in the pic would be suitable for the engine in the box or would I be better of sourcing another .
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: railsquid on October 22, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
stillat a loos as to the controller as it has TT written on the body

That will be the make or model of the controller.


Do you think the power supply in the pic would be suitable for the engine in the box or would I be better of sourcing another .


As it came with the set it should be fine. If this picture:
http://cdn04.trixum.de/upload2/Y/G/YGRhWAef0PTq137355969268P7620.jpg (http://cdn04.trixum.de/upload2/Y/G/YGRhWAef0PTq137355969268P7620.jpg)
shows the rear of the same model, it's rated up to 9V, which is very conservative.

The old Piko locos are very simple and robust with very basic electical circuits so not much to damage. I wouldn't want to use the controller with more modern traction however.
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 22, 2015, 03:15:41 PM
stillat a loos as to the controller as it has TT written on the body

That will be the make or model of the controller.


Do you think the power supply in the pic would be suitable for the engine in the box or would I be better of sourcing another .


As it came with the set it should be fine. If this picture:
[url]http://cdn04.trixum.de/upload2/Y/G/YGRhWAef0PTq137355969268P7620.jpg[/url] ([url]http://cdn04.trixum.de/upload2/Y/G/YGRhWAef0PTq137355969268P7620.jpg[/url])
shows the rear of the same model, it's rated up to 9V, which is very conservative.

The old Piko locos are very simple and robust with very basic electical circuits so not much to damage. I wouldn't want to use the controller with more modern traction however.



will check it out tonight after work Thanks for the picture  :thankyousign:  :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Help with ID of Set and approx year
Post by: rurod on October 24, 2015, 11:54:35 PM
Today I set about getting the engine unit running and removed the engine cover/body and cleaned the motor and worm drive . Applied power to the wheels from the controller and Walah engine runs. Now to source some track and accesories and off I go. thanks to all  :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule:
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