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Lemke has released a video of their new product presentation (and due to some recording error is now a "hear what you will see on the screen in about 60 seconds video") which shows the ICE 4 close up (at around 23:11). They say that this prototype already has a working engine and that the only thing remaining is getting the livery correct. Unfortunately they don't show more, such as couplers or whatever, in this video.

 

 

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Suica

For anyone who's interested in the Minitrix 15887 set, it seems like the sets are being shipped out. DM-Toys posted first actual model photos yesterday and OOPS! From those photos it seems like MTX made a huge mistake and put a round Bundesbahn roof on the ex-DR Bimz 256.

 

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Minitrix_15887.html 

vs. prototype photo on MTX website:

https://www.trix.de/de/produkte/details/article/15887/

 

If this really is the case, it's very annoying to me as I was looking forward to this set and even had it pre-ordered.

 

 

 

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Yavianice
23 minutes ago, Suica said:

If this really is the case, it's very annoying to me as I was looking forward to this set and even had it pre-ordered.

Just as annoying as the incorrect NS1800 from Minitrix? Or the Hobbytrain CD Railjet loco with incorrect logo's? Let's face it, we are spoiled by japanese manufacturers that organize a recall or ship a replacement item when the car numbers are incorrectly placed....

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Misha_K
On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 11:19 AM, Suica said:

For anyone who's interested in the Minitrix 15887 set, it seems like the sets are being shipped out. DM-Toys posted first actual model photos yesterday and OOPS! From those photos it seems like MTX made a huge mistake and put a round Bundesbahn roof on the ex-DR Bimz 256.

 

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Minitrix_15887.html 

vs. prototype photo on MTX website:

https://www.trix.de/de/produkte/details/article/15887/

 

If this really is the case, it's very annoying to me as I was looking forward to this set and even had it pre-ordered. 

 

 

 

 

As per this thread on 1zu160, Trix is aware of the problem and has stopped deliveries of this set and will fix the roof, according to info from DM-Toys. Owners of sets that have already been delivered can exchanged them but Trix says they don't know yet when the correct roof will be available. The wrong roof appears to not only be a simple generic Bundesbahn roof, but specifically appears to be the roof from Minitrix' BordBistro coach.

https://www.1zu160.net/scripte/forum/forum_show.php?id=1093967&sb1=15887

 

The bigger issue for me would be that the WRmz 135 in that set is Minitrix' older version which is too short, which definitely won't be fixed.

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jappomania
On 1/29/2019 at 3:30 PM, Yavianice said:

More ICE news:

  • Arnold pushed back their release of the ICE-3, ICE-3M, Renfe Velaro from March 2019 to July 2019.

 

 

but for the Velaro version is better to wait the release, from catalog photos I see a "reNfritos" train again ....  (money saved for something other)

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57 minutes ago, jappomania said:

 

but for the Velaro version is better to wait the release, from catalog photos I see a "reNfritos" train again ....  (money saved for something other)

 

As in, it is incorrect? I hope the Arnold catalogue pictures are just placeholders, since the Dutch version has incorrect doors.

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The old Arnold Renfe Velaro was a fake, was simply the german version repainted, a commercial operation like the fake Kato 500 EVA or E3-700 (I bought them just because I collect all the Shinkansen but spanish trains aren't my focus), the new one appear the same.

The real one have different and biggest air cooler units on the rooftop over the doors (much bigger and whit different fan/air intake), has been changed during the trial run because the ICE3 original was too small for the climatic condition in Spain, and also the pantograph shield (the hump) is different and not limited to the pantograph car, continue whit similar cover to the near car (search on youtube velaro renfe, you can find some views of the complete rooftop during departure from train station)

ops.. don't forget the windows on the bar coach, different arrangement of the interior=different windows size/dispositions

(some other minor difference, but are just painted and not molded on the model, simple to correct)

I hope only the new one don't present also the same engine defect like the previous release (well the shitty plastic gears on the axle are normal but is not so hard to change whit brass spare parts, do it on a brand new train paid whit good euros isn't the best for my healt...)

I'm curios to the real see it when released... (too much photoshop on web)

 

 

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Yavianice
1 hour ago, jappomania said:

The old Arnold Renfe Velaro was a fake, was simply the german version repainted, a commercial operation like the fake Kato 500 EVA or E3-700 (I bought them just because I collect all the Shinkansen but spanish trains aren't my focus), the new one appear the same.

 

Don't expect this one to be different. I think it will be exactly the same as the previous release.

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