!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Kato Glacier Express start set  (Read 576 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MalW

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 19
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Kato Glacier Express start set
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2020, 02:54:57 PM »
 One last thought - would anyone know if the track clearance is better on the kato ge4/4 mk ll than the mk lll - seems a completely different type of bogie

Offline bigdawgks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15
  • Country: us
    • Awards
Re: Kato Glacier Express start set
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 03:31:48 AM »
Here's a comparison photo. The snowplow on  4/4 II is a little narrower and sits slightly higher above the railhead, but the bogie springs seem like they come down just as low as the 4/4 III's snowplow.


Offline MalW

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 19
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Kato Glacier Express start set
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 09:55:59 AM »
Thanks for that - looks like the mkll is narrower too,so I wonder if that could be part of the problem.
Unfortunately the only way to prove it would be to buy a mkll abd try it!
Cheers :doh:

Offline Gordon

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1104
  • Country: 00
    • Awards
Re: Kato Glacier Express start set
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2020, 01:07:04 AM »
Sorry - been off the forum for a while hence the late entry!

It's the snowploughs.

I was one of the first modellers in the UK to start Kato RhB and have got 10 or so Ge4/4III. The chassis has, as has now been said, very little ground clearance. The snowplough will hit any small item proud of the track - a stray bit of ballast, a raised track joint etc. All my Ge4/4III have quite severly filed down (up in this case to give more clearance...) bottoms-of-snowploughs!


.
Sometime Publicity Officer, N Gauge Society

Swiss Railways Consultant
French Railways Consultant
European railway expert

First British N loco (in 1972): Farish GER Holden tank!
Modelling French N gauge since 1975
Modelling Swiss and German N gauge since 1971

Offline MalW

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 19
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: Kato Glacier Express start set
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2020, 09:14:58 AM »
Thank you! I did start to do that, I'll take a bit more off and do some more test running!. Many thanks.

 

Please Support Us!
September Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Sep 30
Total Receipts: £71.00
Above Goal: £11.00
Site Currency: GBP
118% 
September Donations

anything
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal