Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by ConducTTor » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:01 pm

I'm sure they will. Within a few years there will probably be 10 different paint schemes for this model.
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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by LVG1 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 pm

The version with "tiger stripes" is / was extremely rare. So it's rather improbable that it will be produced.
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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by Rich B » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:21 am

I've just got one of these, and as it's my first loco that I've put a PluX decoder into I thought I would be able to turn the red "tail" lights off when coupled to a train- as it is, they seem to be off f0 (outputs A & B) so are on whenever the head/marker lights are lit. I have f1 set up as a directional function (outputs C & D) but that makes no difference.

Another curiosity to me is just how like a smilar Roco H0 loco the design is, from the assembly method to the way the bogies are mounted!

Anyway, lovely little loco. :thumbup:

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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by Dibbedabb » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:47 am

Hi Rich,

Yes, unfortunately Piko doesn't use any of the additional outputs of the PluX12 compared to a standard 6pin decoder. I think they use this interface in any future locomotive and save a lot of money, plus want to sell their overpriced PluX decoder.

I don't have the possibility to compare, but it might be. Wouldn't be the first time they get caught copying. Years ago Märklin went to court complaining, Piko copied their ICE3. As far as I remember, Piko wasn't found guilty, but the court said something like: Yes, it's a copy, but since all model trains are more or less similarly constructed, it also could be an accident. :wink:

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Post by ConducTTor » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:59 pm

Smart court :whistle:
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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by Rich B » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:12 pm

Happens! Dapol's N scale class 73 was so obviously a shrunk version of Lima's 00 model it was funny, right down to the horns being the wrong way round.

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Re: Piko V90 Railion DB Logistics "294 826" (47261)

Post by ConducTTor » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:29 pm

Only way to solve that is with a decoder or bigger flywheels.
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