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Offline Deutsche Reichsbahn

PIKO New Items 2014
« on: December 30, 2013, 09:52:19 AM »
Here they are: http://www.gscalenews.com/new-items/2014/piko-g

- V 36 diesel
- "Reko Wagen"
- lots of US stuff
- and more

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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 12:45:20 PM »
This should make continental European modelers happy and maybe those modeling the olde time USA.

Nothing yet for me as PIKO still seem to favour 1:32 scale which seems small compared to my preferred 1:29.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 04:11:55 PM »
The camelback looks really good.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 07:44:15 PM »
Ditto on the camel-back.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 05:49:29 PM »
Piko is beginning to steal LGBs thunder, at least here in the US. :o
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 07:12:05 PM »
Piko is beginning to steal LGBs thunder, at least here in the US. :o

The new stuff is looking good Vic.  I bought the Rio Grande caboose and it arrived with a broken side frame on one of the bogies, repaired it but not the strongest in the world.  The camelback is long overdue and will be looking at that closely.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 07:20:42 PM »
Don't want to appear miserable but are any of the US steam locos based on locos that actually existed? I suspect they are not. Also those US coaches look horrendously short.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 09:00:55 PM »
The 2.6.0 and camelback look very close to photos I've seen of smaller locos but I suspect they are based on rather than absolute scale. The camelback looks very close to some photos I've seen in MR and Trains.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 07:54:48 AM »
I think that the V36 has great possibilities for a Bash. Of the US Steam Locomotives the only one that looks anything like a proper Locomotive to me is the Camelback. Not sure why, just one of those aesthetics things I guess. I also wonder if any of the SG Wagons will be any good on Rollblocks in terms of size.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 08:04:22 AM »
Must confess that I incorrectly thought the camel backs were larger locos. Thanks Paul for prompting me to do a bit of research. Having had a look round the web I agree that the Piko model is a reasonable likeness of a Reading 0-6-0 camelback. Certainly good enough for use on my garden railway. 
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 08:48:08 AM »
I agree with JonD.
I don't particularly like Camel backs but that model is the only USA type that looks even remotely like a scale model.
Seems to me PIKO have the LGB idea down pat and simplified even further.
Are their German prototypes really 1:32nd scale? 
Or are they creative in their scaling (like LGB were) so that they "fit" in with other models PIKO make?
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 04:56:39 PM »
I agree with JonD.
I don't particularly like Camel backs but that model is the only USA type that looks even remotely like a scale model.
Seems to me PIKO have the LGB idea down pat and simplified even further.
Are their German prototypes really 1:32nd scale? 
Or are they creative in their scaling (like LGB were) so that they "fit" in with other models PIKO make?
Hi Tony the German prototypes are larger than Gauge one 1:32 scale they are more like the LGB 1:26 scale they just look to big even when there stood along side USAT 1:29 stock which should look larger . The Piko US stock are 1:32 scale used from the old MDC moulds with ladders etc moulded onto the body , for the money I would still buy USAT stock as they are very well detailed and have metal wheels . I do like the look of the new Camel back but the other loco's just look too toy like for me . I also do like the German Croc in the Red and Green but just wouldn't look right on my line so I have to say that there's nothing for me from Piko.
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 09:09:38 PM »
A detailed reply Richie: you confirm my comments of USA freight stock scale and locos are not on my shopping list; in fact little is at present. However I will buy 1:29 models when something is produced, that is in my era, not expensive and are a model type I do not already have.   
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Re: PIKO New Items 2014
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 07:25:30 AM »
I think that Richie's reply has answered my Question re Rollblocks. Piko Euro Stock appears to be 1:26. Near enough for my LGB Harz Locomotives and just right with the Kamel too of course.I already have two LGB Wagons for my Train. So maybe one of the older Timber Piko ones will be obtained at some stage. In the meantime I have 3 Rollblocks to make, I wonder if I could sneak the one out of Mr Hiltons Garden? I would of course need him to re-letter it to DR for me before I didi!
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