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Roco have announced some very interesting models for 2008 and here is a summary of what I've seen so far.



There is a model of the DB's Maglev train. This will be interesting to see how they do this as it doesn't run on rails.



There is a BR52 with digital sound and smoke generator pre-installed.



There are a couple of SBB re460's with interesting designs.


An Austrian croc 1189.02.



There is also the new premium starter set which includes a loco with digitally raising and lowering pantographs. It includes three coaches which have digitally operated opening and closing of doors accompanied by the appropriate sounds.



A Spanish Diesel 333 of RENFE with sound.


A popular release will be the BR221 with digital sound. Same design as model number 62840, but with integrated digital sound. Running noise synchronized with the speed noise, starting sound and horn can be sounded separately; sound not possible in analogue control mode.


For Dutch rail fans there is a 4-unit electric rail car train, Blokkendoos, NS


The new Swiss tilt train the ICN electric railcar, SBB

The Swiss National Railway started operating the 7-unit electric railcars for InterCity traffic in Switzerland in 1999. On curved stretches, the integrated tilting technology allows trains to travel 10 to 20% faster than trains hauled by locomotives.


There is also a very nice BR03.10 with digital sound coming in at 500 euros. Hmm!


A lovely little K.Bay BB II is also available. Between 1899 and 1903, the Maffei company from Munich delivered a total of 29 locomotives to the Royal Bavarian State Railway. Due to its low top speed and the low axle loads, these locomotives were mainly used on secondary lines for pulling both passenger trains and freight trains.


Suitable traction locomotive for set 64000.

The details of the new MultiMaus Pro have been made available elsewhere on the forum. This looks to be a good entry into computer control for those so inclined.

This and much more can be seen on the Roco website at http://www.roco.co.at
 

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Neil,

Very ambitious projects for 2008.

Hope they can achive it all.

Remember, the Br 24 Steam was supposed to be a 2007 fall delivery ! now its a 2008 Q4 along with the BR 52.

I have my doubts but still keeping my fingers crossed.

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Thanks for the review Neil.

I've just got to have the BB II & the coaches that go with it. I'm tempted with the NS EMU too.

We have some pre-orders for some of the items already so it looks like some wise choices by Roco.
 

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So is that K.Bay BB II articulated? Looks like it.

Not something that I know much about, but I like the look of it and it fits into my category of things to get. I'll have to build a Bavarian plank.
 

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Darn, nothing of interest for me...


Not even that tilt train since I don't see it coming as far north as the Benelux!
 

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Quite fancy the Mallet and matching coaches, the 52 is a lovely brute (can we have it in the correct Belgian green please) oh and a BR221 then I can annoy a certain other member of the forum!

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 15 Jan 2008, 05:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Oh I like the Dutch 4 unit electric.


So do I

I have the previous issue set and wonder what improvements have been made.
It is a very attractive model.
I'd like the Kbay loco too.
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I suspect the ICN will get house room here.

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QUOTE (Doug @ 15 Jan 2008, 19:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>So is that K.Bay BB II articulated? Looks like it.

Not something that I know much about, but I like the look of it and it fits into my category of things to get. I'll have to build a Bavarian plank.
I think it would have to be, there would be no other reason for two sets of running gear on such a short loco. I'll certainly be after one of these too along with the coaches.

Roco have made a pretty good come back and seem to be back in the position they were in before the trouble. They now have a pretty good DCC system along with an extensive range and that DCC starter set with the Eelectric loco has the most advanced DCC features on the market. I am very pleased to see such a major manufacturer fully back in the game.
 

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It looks liike an interesting line up. i defy anyone to look at those and say continental loco's are all the same!

It will be interesting to see how they do the maglev. i have an old revel one sitting in a cupboard. its a static model but i have often wondered if anything could be done with it.

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 16 Jan 2008, 19:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It looks liike an interesting line up. i defy anyone to look at those and say continental loco's are all the same!

It will be interesting to see how they do the maglev. i have an old revel one sitting in a cupboard. its a static model but i have often wondered if anything could be done with it.

Peter
I have wondered about that as it doesn't run on rails. It would have to run on rails as a model though as some form of current collection will be neccessary. My guess is they will hide them underneath.
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 16 Jan 2008, 22:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have wondered about that as it doesn't run on rails. It would have to run on rails as a model though as some form of current collection will be neccessary. My guess is they will hide them underneath.

Ideally, of course, it would use magnets in the train and a set of coils in the 'track' to provide both levitation and propulsion... just like the real thing! Might be a bit expensive to realise, though.....
 

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Now that the Nurnberg Toy Fair is in the brink, I wonder would all be on display on Roco's stand. Well if not all at least some.


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QUOTE (Dogmatix @ 17 Jan 2008, 08:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ideally, of course, it would use magnets in the train and a set of coils in the 'track' to provide both levitation and propulsion... just like the real thing! Might be a bit expensive to realise, though.....
Yes, it would say on the box, "liquid helium not included"!
 
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