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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1155 on: May 26, 2019, 08:22:18 PM »
Off on holiday to the Lake District next week, but thought I’d get an order in for a newly released SBB Re460 from Kato/Lemke that I’ve long admired. Should be winging its way to me as I slog my way over the Old Man of Coniston and arriving on my doorstep when I return home:



This is the real one of course, a pic gleaned from the www. I shall post a pic of the model when it arrives as a comparison.


Hi Mike. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Lakes.
Any photos of your latest acquisition yet?
I’m interested in seeing how Kato have portrayed the newer 460 pantographs.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1156 on: May 26, 2019, 10:05:47 PM »
Ah! Hi John. Yes, the holiday went very well thanks, and the loco has arrived, but I’ve been busy with decorating and keeping an eye on a couple of roofers who are just about finished with recovering the flat roof of what is destined to be ‘the train room’. :thumbsup:

Not had time to inspect or test the beast yet but here is a poor light shot of the new panto. I’d be interested in your opinion of it.

Better pics will follow come daylight.


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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1157 on: May 26, 2019, 10:16:51 PM »
Is that engine always on time?  :)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1158 on: May 26, 2019, 10:28:36 PM »
Of course. And the driver is never worried about delays. After all, his engine has time on its side.  :D

Just make sure you remember to allow for European time or you’ll miss it.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2019, 07:56:28 AM by daffy »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1159 on: May 27, 2019, 09:24:36 AM »
Ah! Hi John. Yes, the holiday went very well thanks, and the loco has arrived, but I’ve been busy with decorating and keeping an eye on a couple of roofers who are just about finished with recovering the flat roof of what is destined to be ‘the train room’. :thumbsup:

Not had time to inspect or test the beast yet but here is a poor light shot of the new panto. I’d be interested in your opinion of it.

Better pics will follow come daylight.




Looks good to me Mike. :thumbsup: The overall design is still correct but Kato appear to have slightly simplified it which will hopefully make it more durable than the Fleischmann offering. It's a lovely looking loco and I'm sure it will run just as well as it looks.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1160 on: May 27, 2019, 02:12:47 PM »
There are several items describes as Kato Lemke, are these made by Kato and
branded as Lemke or vice versa  ?  Hope it runs like  clockwork.. ;D
« Last Edit: May 27, 2019, 02:15:16 PM by broadsword »

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1161 on: May 27, 2019, 02:34:44 PM »
There are several items describes as Kato Lemke, are these made by Kato and
branded as Lemke or vice versa?
Made by Kato, as were the original Hobbytrain items.

More recently there have been a few Lemke / Hobbytrain models seemingly not made by Kato (eg. the tamper?)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1162 on: May 27, 2019, 02:45:09 PM »
There are several items describes as Kato Lemke, are these made by Kato and
branded as Lemke or vice versa?
Made by Kato, as were the original Hobbytrain items.

More recently there have been a few Lemke / Hobbytrain models seemingly not made by Kato (eg. the tamper?)

The Hobbytrain DB BR110 is made in South Korea (no idea who the manufacturer is).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1163 on: May 27, 2019, 07:22:55 PM »
Quote from: railsquid
The Hobbytrain DB BR110 is made in South Korea (no idea who the manufacturer is).

Ajin Precision Manufacturing, Inc.


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There are several items describes as Kato Lemke, are these made by Kato and
branded as Lemke or vice versa?

That’s because Kato has two distributors in Germany – Lemke and Noch – who also independently commission models from Kato, and these models can only be obtained via one distributor.

Noch’s most popular Kato commission was the East German DMU SVT 175.
Lemke has recently initiated the ICE 4 and before that the SVT type Hamburg or ET 25.

So, Kato Lemke models are genuine Kato but current Hobbytrain Lemke are from other manufacturers (usually Ajin for the locomotives but also special coaches from LS Models or Pirata).
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1164 on: May 27, 2019, 11:11:48 PM »
As far as I can ascertain there is only one difference between the otherwise identical (bar advertising “wraps”) Swiss RhB locos I have bought under the Kato brand and those of the Kato/Noch brand: the latter were significantly dearer! :(
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1165 on: May 28, 2019, 02:49:02 AM »
As far as I can ascertain there is only one difference between the otherwise identical (bar advertising “wraps”) Swiss RhB locos I have bought under the Kato brand and those of the Kato/Noch brand: the latter were significantly dearer! :(

Yup, exactly the same with the Kato RhB (1/150) models.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1166 on: June 08, 2019, 12:59:32 AM »

Not had time to inspect or test the beast yet but here is a poor light shot of the new panto. I’d be interested in your opinion of it.



Looks good to me Mike. :thumbsup: The overall design is still correct but Kato appear to have slightly simplified it which will hopefully make it more durable than the Fleischmann offering. It's a lovely looking loco and I'm sure it will run just as well as it looks.

If they are plastic I hope they don't fall apart like the RhB loco and TGV Kato pantographs do

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1167 on: June 08, 2019, 01:06:32 AM »

And certainly a dedicated 460 fan. I wonder what the eventual replacement will be like, as all good things eventually come to an end!? By comparison, how long have those little RE4/4 IIs been in service - something like 50 or so years? So maybe we'll have to wait another 20 years to see. I hope it is bespoke like the 460.

There won't be any - all plastic unit stuff from now on (luckily some of the latter  is 5 years late and still doesn't work...)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1168 on: June 10, 2019, 10:23:30 PM »
The Hobbytrain DB BR110 is made in South Korea (no idea who the manufacturer is).

I'm having a total nightmare with these Hobbytrain BR110 locos at the moment (as mentioned in my other thread)! They're terrible. At least, the three which have passed through my hands are.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase - Continental N
« Reply #1169 on: June 10, 2019, 10:26:44 PM »
Better pics will follow come daylight.



Glad she arrived ok - it was high time! Bet you can't wait to get her up and running. Suitable sound track to play might be 'Time After time' by Cyndi Lauper? Good looking loco.

 

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