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Postby jmass » Sun May 02, 2010 10:00 am

nice looking rokal f unit set on sale on ebay. whats the word on rokal? how good was their stuff back in the day , and how hard would it be to switch out those couplers?
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby ConducTTor » Sun May 02, 2010 4:28 pm

Hmmm, I'm not very familiar with Rokal at all. Can you provide a link to the auction?
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby Marquette » Sun May 02, 2010 4:45 pm

One thing with Rokal is that it isn't 1:120, it's somewhat bigger
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun May 02, 2010 5:20 pm

I have a few Rokal engines, including most of a V200, of which I also have a Zeuke version of. There is less detail in most Rokal engines, and the flanges on all Rokal items are thicker than everything else in TT scale.

From what I have and what I have read, Rokal items are still 1:120 scale.
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby Marquette » Sun May 02, 2010 6:51 pm

Hmm. I seem to recall reading at the German board that at least some of the Rokal models weren't 1:120. I know Wesa was bigger - 13mm track...
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun May 02, 2010 7:11 pm

Marquette wrote:Hmm. I seem to recall reading at the German board that at least some of the Rokal models weren't 1:120. I know Wesa was bigger - 13mm track...


Wesa was 1:110 for part of it's life, that is why it is bigger.

There might have been some alterations of some Rokal models to fit the motors and drive train in (part of why Tri-Ang TT is 1:100), but that has also been done in the early years of HO, OO, and N as well.

Here is my Zeuke V200 and a (Partial) Rokal V200 for comparison.
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Both are about the same size, the Zeuke has more detail than the Rokal.
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby Arseny » Mon May 03, 2010 3:11 am

An article about Rokal (in Russian) on 12mm.ru :

http://12mm.ru/viewcard.php?id=62!61!73 ... 4!30!31!2f
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby richardedmonds » Mon May 03, 2010 9:54 am

I have a few Rokal units if anybody would like me to take some measurments
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Re: santa fe f unit set

Postby richardedmonds » Mon May 03, 2010 9:56 am

sorry I also meant to say that apparently they are badged as F units but are more accurately an E unit
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