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AZL Challenger Video
« on: April 21, 2010, 07:08:35 AM »
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This is reposted from a link on Trainboard by David L.

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 08:29:37 AM »
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Pass.

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 09:32:03 AM »
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Really?  I think it is pretty great model and looks like it runs smooth.  I don't have the cash for it, and I probably wouldn't buy it if I did, but still!

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 09:56:45 AM »
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I think it's a great piece of engineering, and I hope AZL sells as many of them as they can make. But for me, they took a few too many shortcuts in the design of certain things, which stick out like a sore thumb. Example: the drive rod and piston are not articulated; they're one piece, just like all of Märklin's. Yet the $100 Tenshodo is articulated. I realize that articulating it properly would have kicked the price up even higher, but if you're going to go to the trouble of making a high-end brass steam locomotive in the first place, why cut corners like that? Again, it's not a put-down of AZL or the model; it's just me. If I had the cash for one, and if I wanted a Challenger (and I don't have the cash or want a Challenger), I don't think I'd buy one.

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 10:02:20 AM »
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I can understand David's point, especially since it looks like AZL is not known for cutting corners - at least based on their other models.  Still it is a big articulated steamer, and it does look good going around most of the curves.
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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 05:55:33 PM »
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The rear engine is the only one powered the front is just along for the ride, just like their cab forward.

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 12:35:18 AM »
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Z scale is getting bigger and better .

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Re: AZL Challenger Video
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 04:25:05 PM »
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hehe, I bet we see a N&W Class A in Z before N gets one!