The Building and Design of a New Model Train Locomotive (Roco)

 
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
This video popped up on the Reynaulds Euro Imports YouTube Channel earlier this week. And it gives some insight into what it takes to get a Ready To Run Model to the customer.



https://youtu.be/gOL2aHJbBAM

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  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
Yeh, but I ordered the very complex model last month and I've waited way too long already! Those greedy model producers just want to hold onto my money! I want it now!!!!!!
And why can't they modify details for something that me and 5 other people want? It can't cost that much?

Thanks for sharing. A great peek into just what goes on behind the scenes - and imagine having to translate all those fine detail requests from English to Chinese and vice versa.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

A great peek into just what goes on behind the scenes - and imagine having to translate all those fine detail requests from English to Chinese and vice versa.
Just The Tip
Roco (and its sister company Fleischmann) doesn't have to worry about translating English to Chinese Smile It's HQ and most advanced technical capabilities are in Austria, with major production performed in Slovakia and Romania. For the last 3 years a small amount of low-end manufacturing has been performed in Vietnam.  The decision to keep manufacturing activities in Europe is the reason why both Roco and Fleischmann have been bankrupt for over ten years, only being able to continue operating thanks to the government subsidising their ongoing losses.
  M636C Minister for Railways

An interesting prototype, the OeBB class 1046.

When I visited Austria years ago, these were class 4061, since they were regarded as power baggage cars.
The sliding door to the baggage room can be seen on the body side.
They were able to move the metal numbers around for the new class....

Some of these were rebuilt with new power equipment as well, without the baggage door, so there is a good range of models.

Peter

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