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2018 new releases

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:44 am
by TiTan downunder
Piko - always one of the first with their new year info - have announced a STEAM loco in TT. The BR55 0-8-0 :clap:
https://www.elriwa.de/blog/detail/sCate ... rticle/484
Now just need to find out the wheel base & diameter and work out what it can be converted into.

Ian

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:16 pm
by MacG
And some other locomotives, e.g. some of the Vectron family. Also the BR187/147 out of the 3rd TRAXX row.

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:10 pm
by AstroGoat760
Oooh, that is a dandy of a locomotive to use as a basis for a North American proto loco!

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm
by AstroGoat760
Here is a link to Piko's 2018 Catalog:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1960/ ... 1324398547

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:25 pm
by krokodil
TiTan downunder wrote:Piko - always one of the first with their new year info - have announced a STEAM loco in TT. The BR55 0-8-0 :clap:
https://www.elriwa.de/blog/detail/sCate ... rticle/484
Now just need to find out the wheel base & diameter and work out what it can be converted into.

Ian
Hi

happy new year to everybody.

Here is one of the drawings of the BR55.

https://goo.gl/images/CtasvX

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:00 pm
by AstroGoat760
krokodil wrote:
TiTan downunder wrote:Piko - always one of the first with their new year info - have announced a STEAM loco in TT. The BR55 0-8-0 :clap:
https://www.elriwa.de/blog/detail/sCate ... rticle/484
Now just need to find out the wheel base & diameter and work out what it can be converted into.

Ian
Hi

happy new year to everybody.

Here is one of the drawings of the BR55.

https://goo.gl/images/CtasvX
Thanks for the link to the drawing, it will be of help to conver a model of one to North American proto.

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 pm
by j p
krokodil wrote:
TiTan downunder wrote:Piko - always one of the first with their new year info - have announced a STEAM loco in TT. The BR55 0-8-0 :clap:
https://www.elriwa.de/blog/detail/sCate ... rticle/484
Now just need to find out the wheel base & diameter and work out what it can be converted into.

Ian
Hi

happy new year to everybody.

Here is one of the drawings of the BR55.

https://goo.gl/images/CtasvX
Are you sure?
I thought Piko's model was BR 55 / G7.1
BR55.jpg

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:51 pm
by krokodil
BR 55 was a very "flexible" class. When the German railways were nationalized many different locos with 0-8-0 wheel arrangement were classified under BR 55. The PIKO model is a closest one to the Prussian engines ( at least from the picuture) - and PIKO owned all documentation for this locomotive already in the GDR era. We will see, but I think they will bring out the same class in TT ( they had it before in H0 and also in N).
There are no significiant differences in wheelbase and in wheel diameters when downscaled in TT.

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:56 pm
by j p
krokodil wrote:BR 55 was a very "flexible" class. When the German railways were nationalized many different locos with 0-8-0 wheel arrangement were classified under BR 55. The PIKO model is a closest one to the Prussian engines ( at least from the picuture) - and PIKO owned all documentation for this locomotive already in the GDR era. We will see, but I think they will bring out the same class in TT ( they had it before in H0 and also in N).
There are no significiant differences in wheelbase and in wheel diameters when downscaled in TT.
Furthermore, additional BR 55's were added during or after WWII, originally from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Yugoslavia. They were quite different from German BR 55s, but the wheel arrangement was the same.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baureihe_55

If Piko's model has drive in the tender, it would open many more possibilities for conversions.

Re: 2018 new releases

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:35 am
by MacG
The HO model from Piko is a G7.1 (BR55). Picture of HO Rh 71 (G7.1) SNCB <- with the right color of the wheels :wink:

The drawing which JP has posted is closer to the model. And it is announced as G7.1 in TT. This loco has a wheel arrangement with asymmetric wheelbases.