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    Very cool!
    If Kato or Tomix does it, I will be a buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi View Post
    Very cool!
    If Kato or Tomix does it, I will be a buyer.
    The whole time while I was watching I was thinking is this a Kato teaser????!!!!!

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    Yeah... me too!
    I hope it is, why would MTS make that ad?
    Maybe they know something. Let's hope.

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    The passenger cars share trucks - Jacobs bogies. If they need to add or remove a car from a set to respond to changes in demand, how do they do it?

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    Those shared trucks remind me of the TGV. It can't be easy to add or remove cars, but the French seem to be able to do it.

    So, 9 months of testing right south of me in Pueblo, Colorado. Wonder if I can sneak a peek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    The passenger cars share trucks - Jacobs bogies. If they need to add or remove a car from a set to respond to changes in demand, how do they do it?
    They don't. Expect MU'ing of sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    They don't. Expect MU'ing of sets.
    Future (or present...) of passenger rail. Good for the customer, boring to model

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    Some things never change, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamPower4ever View Post
    Some things never change, though

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6LrZBEv5QY
    We do that in N scale too don't we? Like first use our hands to fiddle with the coupler and then slam the two cars harder hoping it will couple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Future (or present...) of passenger rail. Good for the customer, boring to model

    Heiko


    Boredom is in the eye of the beholder, my friend. Building and maintaining catenary so that trains can run with pans raised, and laying track so trains can run at scale high speed is challenge enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Boredom is in the eye of the beholder, my friend. Building and maintaining catenary so that trains can run with pans raised, and laying track so trains can run at scale high speed is challenge enough for me.
    True, that part of modeling isn't any more boring than conventional passenger traffic And railfanning is also pretty cool with these sleek trains.

    I was thinking more about Operations, sorry for not making that more clear. Things like runarounds, pick up and drop off of head end equipment or through coaches - all the stuff that costs time and money on the prototype - all gone with these modern unit trains

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    No worries, Heiko. I'm not easily offended. Besides, my modern German - with ICE and TGV - layout always has a much larger crowd, staying longer, at train shows than the large, modular freight operations layouts. Perhaps because it is unusual, perhaps because of all the push buttons for spectators, or possibly because of the large military demographic we have here, so some youngster is always coming up and exclaiming, "Oh, wow! ICE trains!"



    But then, I built the layout specifically to take to train shows to entertain the kids and educate the adults on the possibilities of modern rail passenger service.

    The flip side of the coin is that, not having any experience at all with freight, I find the freight ops to be boring. And that is because I know nothing about it. All my train experience is with riding passenger trains, which is what fired my interest in the hobby.

    What I DO find interesting on nearly everyone's layout, is creating landscapes, towns, industries and a whole virtual world. And better yet, the camaraderie we all have here on nscale.net!

    Keep up the good work!
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