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RAILNSCALE - Ford Ka
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:05:08 PM »
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Hi!

New: Ford Ka!

The Ford Ka was introduced in 1996. The Ka was the first Ford with a striking New Edge design. Technically the car borrowed a lot of the Fiesta and was powered with an old fashioned engine. The Ka is known for its strong handling characteristics. The car remained in production for 12 years.
https://youtu.be/nCSxmdz6F7Q

Various kits are available:

N2378 - Ford Ka (Left hand drive - N 1:160)
U2378 - Ford Ka (Right hand drive - British N 1:148)








N2878 - SET 2x Ford Ka (Left hand drive - N 1:160)
U2878 - SET 2x Ford Ka (Right hand drive - British N 1:148)





Models are delivered unpainted. More about the Ka: https://railnscale.com/2021/04/29/ford-ka/

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Maurice
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Re: RAILNSCALE - Ford Ka
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 09:49:45 PM »
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Is that Ford's answer to US region-specific models?  It's starting with the Ka, for New England?
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Re: RAILNSCALE - Ford Ka
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 03:36:58 AM »
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It's starting with the Ka, for New England?

LOL!
I actually saw these in 1:1 scale back in 1997, when I was visiting London.  Cute little cars.
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Re: RAILNSCALE - Ford Ka
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 03:59:23 PM »
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Hi,

To the American eye, the Ford Ka may look quite odd. In Europe it was quite a big hit: cheap, relatively roomy, slow but with a good road holding that allowing you to make corners without losing too much speed. And yes: in Europe streets can be windy and narrow.

The Ka is probably not your cup of tea, and it would probably not make it through the US crash test regulations. If you remove the rear bumper parts, basically a lot of plastics, you would see the rear tires. And the Ford Ka likes to rust a bit. Yet, these cars are still a common site. At least in the Netherlands.

Regards,
Maurice

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Re: RAILNSCALE - Ford Ka
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 04:00:16 PM »
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I always thought these things were neat.