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QUOTE (Rail-Rider @ 14 Mar 2007, 16:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>DB, have you any more information on "Geoline"?
This is a new name to me and it has my ears all pricked up!
The (Roco) in brackets sounds as though you may have some insight on what is going on there
Come on - spill some more beans!

Geoline is made by Roco & is supplied in their starter sets - I am pretty certain that it is code 100 - we have some starter sets on order & will check & let you know when it turns up. The range is fairly limited at the moment.

The Rocoline with trackbed is the range that used to have the rubbery trackbed - the patent of this trackbed was owned by one of the directors of the now defunt company so I doubt if we will see it again. The Rocoline now available is exactly the same except it does not have the roadbed.

Have a look at the Roco website

There we go - more spilt beans !

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QUOTE There is also the argument about using scale-correct RP25 wheels. I have no problem with modellers using RP25 wheels - it is their own personal choice which they are entitled to. I have however noticed that rolling stock with RP25 wheels derail more frequently than those fitted with the standard continental type wheels, especially over points and through double slips. And to be quite honest, at a normal viewing distance one can hardly if at all tell the difference between a RP25 wheel and a standard continental type wheel.

I have found this too. I honestly think RP25 wheels are a big mistake as regards using them as standard. I have these on a lot of my models but only because the model came with them. As Johan points out you cannot see any difference and they enable trains to derail readily. Another example of river counters ruining the hobby.

There should be an option to put these kind of wheels on later if that is your choice but there is no way that they should be standard. We need to remember that the majority of people who run trains have train sets and just want to see them go round without derailing.
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