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tokenbrit

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Euro N-Scale (Minitrix) - Any Experience, good or bad?
« on: April 04, 2007, 03:34:15 PM »
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Apart from the coarse wheels & crapidos - what's up with that by the way - does anyone here have any experience &/or views on recent Minitrix offerings ... particularly steam?

I know they're relatively expensive, especially with the weak $, but what's the diecast quality like & how do they run?

ljudice

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Re: Euro N-Scale (Minitrix) - Any Experience, good or bad?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 04:36:53 PM »
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Not steam, but I've had a few of their rolling stock, er... wagons...

Very high quality - I would say as good as Atlas or MTL - except with the larger flanges and
dopey couplers...  Also ludicrously expensive, at least here in the US.

Printing and paint - also as good as the best from MTL or Atlas.


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Re: Euro N-Scale (Minitrix) - Any Experience, good or bad?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007, 11:20:46 AM »
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I bought steam engines in the 80s and early 90 and they were great for the time. After almost 15 years I bought a Ce 6/8" and must say it is a great looking engine and runs flawless. It has a lot of brass add on pieces factory installed.
The best of all, all European manufacturers use NEM DCC plugs (even Kato's European models).



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Re: Euro N-Scale (Minitrix) - Any Experience, good or bad?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007, 12:59:28 PM »
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"The best of all, all European manufacturers use NEM DCC plugs (even Kato's European models)."

Is it true that the models of American trains sold in Europe have the plugs?