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Suica

Goodsmile Company will release a 1/150 scale Soyuz rocket complete with its train.

 

 

Not really my area of interest but it is an awesome looking thing. Now, if anyone would just make an ТЭМ2УМ.

 

 

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Kiha66

What an interesting model, I wonder if you can actually pull it around a layout.  It would make a cool diorama at least, if you can find the support cars and some locomotives for it.  I may consider getting one depending on what the price will be.

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cteno4

Sorry not nmra compliant!

 

nice!

 

some past chatter

jeff

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Alemino

dang

my budget just "burned up in space"

 

 

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Suica

It's up for preorder now. 

Not even that expensive but it seems to be an actual model kit that has to be painted and assembled.

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cteno4

It is very cool, but one too many projects for me.

 

jeff

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Kiha66

Wow, that price seems very reasonable, I may end up getting one.  And the inclusion of a rapido coupler seems to indicate that it is indeed mobile, although adding metal wheels would probably help.  

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keiichi77

I ordered one, its simply to cool to pass up, and a very reasonable price. It will probably sit in the box for years before I get to build it, but I would think these will go quick and be hard to find down the road.

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kvp

In N, you could get an M62, an old piko soviet passenger car and a boxcar as support cars. All of them have to be repainted though. Also this rig is only used on a straight dedicated track, so needs its own diorama.

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cteno4

Naw much more fun to run it around the layout at 120kph! Clearances smearances!

 

Jeff

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nah00
On 10/13/2017 at 11:10 PM, Suica said:

 

Not even that expensive but it seems to be an actual model kit that has to be painted and assembled.

 

It says it comes cast in eight different colors so I don't know how much actual painting would need to be done. I'm trying to convince myself I don't need this put Good Smile Company always put out quality products and this looks way too awesome to pass on. Just wish they'd included a locomotive with it that just happened to be sized to fit a motor unit. 

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cteno4

Groan, stop please... it's just too oddly cool!

 

jeff

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Krackel Hopper

GoodSmile Company is moving into 1/150th

 

Detail is a little chunky, and non-rolling wheels but with a $43 price tag it's hard to complain.

 

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10496466

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keiichi77
11 hours ago, cteno4 said:

Groan, stop please... it's just too oddly cool!

 

jeff

 

You know you want it, just hit that reserve button ;)

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cteno4

You are cruel keiichi, cruel...

 

jeff

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Alemino

i did reserve it..and the budget did survive re-entry phase ;)

 

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keiichi77

 

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HantuBlauLOL
On 10/1/2017 at 4:03 AM, Suica said:

Now, if anyone would just make an ТЭМ2УМ.

 

in 1/150.

 

there is a brass kit available in 1/160. i heard it's not really expensive, but chassis not included.

https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/vadimav/album/181837/

 

he is also a member of this forum

http://www.jnsforum.com/community/profile/176-vadimav/

 

 

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medusa

In Baikonur, they used definitely also other locos in the past for the purpose of pulling large rockets out to the launchpad...

 

http://www.starbase1.co.uk/vlcsnap7835325b.jpg

Link to website: http://www.starbase1.co.uk/pages/n1-launch-site.html

 

I've built a lot of spacecraft models during my youth, the Soyuz plus the transport car is definitely a must-have. Had a plastic kit (only the rocket) at that time. The current kit looks quite good to me. Adding some more detail and it is perfect.

 

Cannot be that hard to mod the bogeys by right ones. And in modern times ESA even launch it from Kourou. Thus, Roskosmos sells them if you can pay for.

So, - take a chance on one of these "what if's". I'm sure my DF200 can pull it as well. :D

 

 

Edit: just preordered mine. :toothy11:

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Pashina12

What a fantastic thing... and yeah, great price, too.

 

My one complaint would be that at 1/150 it'll be too narrow gauge... should've made it more like 1/170 and then at least it'd better approximate being on Russian broad gauge. That aside, it's pretty cool...

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medusa

Scale is never perfect... I think sometimes about when I see the (too broad) 9mm track in front of my EF65. I does not look perfect but I got used to. :/

 

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DanielMackay

I have this kit and am in the midst of the build - hope to complete by mid-December as a work colleague also has the kit under construction and we're letting staff judge our builds at our holiday party. Pre-colored plastic, snap fit. Some details (handrails among them) are a bit clunky. Lots of clean-up where parts are molded to sprues. 

 

BritModeler has this thread going on same: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039105-good-smile-1150-soyuz-railway-transporter/. And this thread seems to point to a Japanese modeling site where kit details are the focus of a modeler's comments.

 

 

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DanielMackay

Here's where you can order a 3D print FILE of the TEM2um engines that push/pull the transporter: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-diesel-loco-tem2um/636153

 

You are licensed to make 5 prints from the file. Where you print us up to you - home printer, maker space, or even Shapeways or similar service. 

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Onizukachan

Why not just use an Alco? That’s what that locomotive was originally. Or the Russian clone of one of the ones sent over during Lend Lease in WW2. 

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