Sneak preview of PIKO's Br50 2-10-0 locomotive...

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I doubt the scale of the loco is 1:22.5 given that it is a standard gauge loco. I suspect those words at the beginning of the youtube clip are just part of the PIKO gscale logo. The length of the prototype is 22.94m (1) which would make it 1.02m long at 1:22.5 whereas it says later in the video the model is 865mm long which is about 1:26.5. This is in line with other PIKO standard gauge gscale models, somewhere between true scale 1:32 and LGB 1:22.5.
(1) ref DRB Class 50 - Wikipedia
 
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That loco is a beast by any standards. You have to go to Fn3 to get anything that size to run on 45 mm gauge track. I sometimes wonder what the purpose is when I see the likes of Piko/USAT/Aristo' doing the upping of the physical scale of its product in relation to established Gauge/Scale norms. Never Mind LGB and its infamous rubber ruler. Ok, neat marketing - you feel you are getting a bigger bang for your buck. It cannot escape anybody's attention that car manufacturers up the size of cars in their respective market sectors with each successive generation, perhaps to give you that feeling you are still doing socially/economically fine though you still can't afford the next model up.

I must declare my hand now - I drive a SMART and I became a fan of Fn3 scale when I realised they are the biggest f-off models you can run on 45 mm gauge track. I'm so, so shallow. Max
 
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I doubt the scale of the loco is 1:22.5 given that it is a standard gauge loco. I suspect those words at the beginning of the youtube clip are just part of the PIKO gscale logo. The length of the prototype is 22.94m (1) which would make it 1.02m long at 1:22.5 whereas it says later in the video the model is 865mm long which is about 1:26.5. This is in line with other PIKO standard gauge gscale models, somewhere between true scale 1:32 and LGB 1:22.5.
(1) ref DRB Class 50 - Wikipedia
Dave, if we point out this discrepancy do you think they might shave a bit off the price as we're actually getting a bit less loco for our money?
 
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I doubt the scale of the loco is 1:22.5 given that it is a standard gauge loco. I suspect those words at the beginning of the youtube clip are just part of the PIKO gscale logo. The length of the prototype is 22.94m (1) which would make it 1.02m long at 1:22.5 whereas it says later in the video the model is 865mm long which is about 1:26.5. This is in line with other PIKO standard gauge gscale models, somewhere between true scale 1:32 and LGB 1:22.5.
(1) ref DRB Class 50 - Wikipedia
I believe that if you go back a week or so to the original post in which this locomotive was mentioned, you'll discover that I have pre-empted your comment. The model is around 1/27.5 or thereabouts, as you noted above, a close match for LGB's Mikado, Genesis and FA locos.
 
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OK, so Piko lied :punch::punch::punch::punch:


I had expected better - but maybe I'm naive :emo::emo::emo::emo:
 
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I believe that if you go back a week or so to the original post in which this locomotive was mentioned, you'll discover that I have pre-empted your comment. The model is around 1/27.5 or thereabouts, as you noted above, a close match for LGB's Mikado, Genesis and FA locos.
......and also pretty much the same as Piko's other "standard-gauge" offerings like the BR64 and BR24.
I bet there will still be a little (overscale) plastic figure of Herr Doktor Wilfer sitting in the cab! :D

Jon.
 
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I might get one just to have it to run.....looks like great value for money, providing that there will be a lot of free-standing pipework and wiggly bits.
 
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I imagine the sight of that beast going around an R1 curve, it’s stated minimum radius, would be quite something.....
 
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It's crazy enought watching the Aster/LGB White Pass Mikado #73 going around an R1 curve, let alone THAT loco...
 
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It's crazy enought watching the Aster/LGB White Pass Mikado #73 going around an R1 curve, let alone THAT loco...
It will be very interesting to see how Piko have decided to articulate the chassis on this - will they follow LGB's newer method used on the recent Saxon VIk 0-10-0, which greatly reduces the ludicrous back-end swing-out compared with the Harzbulle 2-10-2?

Jon.
 
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Personally, while I have no issue with R1s, and fully understand why there are invaluable in certain instances, I think there comes a point where you have to say that certain locos are too big for certain curves.

They don't look that great when they're running, and the coach overhang is also a bit much :tmi::tmi:
 
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I expect the chassis is the same, or very similar to, the class 95 they released last year.
 
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I expect the chassis is the same, or very similar to, the class 95 they released last year.
It which will make it a nice Loco to Batterificate, plenty of room in the Tender for the Batteries! Have to say my Batterizized 95 runs rather nicely but there are some R1’s that it does not like but not all. Is decidedly unhappy on the Right Hand R1 curve leading directly to a Train Line R2 Left Handed Crossover.
 
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Is decidedly unhappy on the Right Hand R1 curve leading directly to a Train Line R2 Left Handed Crossover.
That sound's very much like the ubiquitous reverse-curve scenario to me.. :think::nerd::think::nod:
 
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I broached the idea of acquiring one of these when they are released with SWMBO this afternoon. After a very short discussion including a guess at potential cost I received the response "over my dead body". I can just see a Sunday tabloid headline later this year...…………….
 
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Glad that I don't have to worry about a SWMBO, has its advantages at times ;)
 
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I broached the idea of acquiring one of these when they are released with SWMBO this afternoon. After a very short discussion including a guess at potential cost I received the response "over my dead body". I can just see a Sunday tabloid headline later this year...…………….
I'm confused here. It never occurred to me that somebody with your profligacy in giving over money in return for trains at the rate that you seem to do had to ask ANYBODY! There is no need for uncertainty about cost - the price in Europe has already been settled in the write-up. Figure on around £1400 - a sum that seems to me to be roughly your average weekly outlay on trains.
 
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I'm confused here. It never occurred to me that somebody with your profligacy in giving over money in return for trains at the rate that you seem to do had to ask ANYBODY! There is no need for uncertainty about cost - the price in Europe has already been settled in the write-up. Figure on around £1400 - a sum that seems to me to be roughly your average weekly outlay on trains.
Ah, gwan, every two weeks :D:D:D:D:D