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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:45 pm

Nice! I assume the truck "towers" are resin?
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Alex I know nothing of plastics but these appear more like styrene than resin. Not Delrin harder than that, seem to remember the type of plastic used in the old Revell airplane kits was similar. I am probably totally wrong though and hopefully Carsten will put me right
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:18 pm

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It is only a test track.
More realistic trackwork can be used for the layouts. Someone mentioned here EW1 turnouts from Tillig - well, I'd suggest forget the EW1 and use EW3 instead (or at least EW2 if you don't have space for EW3) and don't forget to paint the sides of the rails rusty brown, it helps a lot.
Better (and more expensive) trackwork can be found at http://www.ttfiligran.de/ Unfortunately only in German, but try to click through their www page.
They make the best trackwork I have ever seen in TT. They use Code60 rails (height 1.5 mm). Check their turnout EW 1855-1:8
Layout http://www.ttfiligran.de/anlagenbau.asp[/quote]

JP that is seriously good track, now that RS3 would look superb running on that
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby Carsten » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:40 pm

Richard, you're right. It's some kind of plastic, definitely no resin.
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby scaro » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:17 pm

Are the trucks designed for a number of different axle spacings?
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:24 pm

Carsten wrote:Richard, you're right. It's some kind of plastic, definitely no resin.


Thanks Carsten, it is good to see this RS3 on this forum. In the absence of further information on it I would like to say what a superbly thought out kit this is. It is very well engineered but not over complicated to deal with and is yet another credit to the work you chaps in Germany are doing. Do you know if there will be any more kits available in the future I am so pleased with this one and would love another to go with it.
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:29 pm

scaro wrote:Are the trucks designed for a number of different axle spacings?


Certainly looks like it Ben, I know nothing of the various German trucks and drive mechanisms but there does seem to be an idea of a multi space arrangement there. I didn't try building anything yet so can't be sure as to what is what. You will be the first to know when I do
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:59 pm

It's obvious that it's built for variable axle spacing. The question is ones? It would be easy to measure what's there and extrapolate what models it will work with. Richard I assume the insides of the trucks have multiple holes for gear axles to accommodate different axle spacings?
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:44 pm

Will check tomorrow Alex and post another piccy of the truck inside
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Re: RS-3 Pictures

Postby scaro » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:36 am

ConducTTor wrote:It's obvious that it's built for variable axle spacing.


in that case i say hats off to the german chaps for a great innovation. i don't know that even RTR model manufacturers build in that functionality.
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