Scattergun Making an RTR model

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by simond, 8 September 2019.

  1. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    interesting find on YouTube - a Roco model development, with some nice shots of tooling manufacture, moulding, die-casting, spraying, tampo-printing, assembly & packaging.

    Gives a pretty good idea of why there might be a minimum volume...

  2. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon,

    I also saw it on YouTube and enjoyed it, the only disapointing thing was not seeing the model in motion, pity.


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  3. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Here is a video (in German) by Kiss Modellbahnen featuring their Gauge 1 RE 6/6 that was made at Primote in China. This loco was a sell out.
  4. John K

    John K Western Thunderer

    I love the badass soldering irons
    John K
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  5. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I have a manual one of similar proportions - a wooden file handle, a length of (what I assume to be) steel rod, topped with about half a kilo of copper. I believe the GPO linemen used them - you had to be careful to catch the wooden end...

  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    You can see why it was sold out - it would be great to have complete with the 16 metres of cable inside (09.44)!
  7. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Interesting that Simon serious investment there in the tooling.
  8. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    The RE 6/6 has some serious presence, for some reason more so in the green and red rather than the cargo livery I felt.

    Yes I spotted them too. Rather quashes the notion that you need a fancy pants soldering iron to do a quality job.

    Finally a question, does anyone speak German well enough to throw some light on the way they were fixing the glazing in? I wonder if there are techniques and materials that may benefit our own model making here.
  9. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer


    the report just tells that the glue is applied using a medical syringe, that it takes about 10 minutes to apply the corner windows and that the lady is absolutely concentrated on her work.
    No secrets revealed...

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  10. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Dankeschön Michael, much appreciated. I only managed one years study of German, at school, about forty five years ago.
  11. Richard Spoors

    Richard Spoors Western Thunderer

    An interesting motor/gearbox arrangement at 10.10. The motors are connected to a vertical plate with a toothed timing belt drive to each gearbox. I have come across this system in one or two of my German 0 gauge models, but never seen it promoted in the UK. I have attached a photograph for illustration purposes of how it is used in steam locomotives from a German forum hosted by Spur Null Magazine. The model is a scratch built Prussian class S10.1.


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