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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#1 Posted : 01 June 2012 17:32:40(UTC)
Jeremy Palmer

Barbados   
Joined: 14/04/2005(UTC)
Posts: 2,452
Location: St. Michael, Barbados
Hi Guys,

Grateful for info/input on how Liliput AC models perform on C Track and/or M Track. I would like an SBB steamer
and find the Marklin offering (that I could find) boring in the extreme. I am aware there is Austrian and "post Austrian"
stock...................................but probably not much Austrian stock to be found??

Liliput first photo then Marklin.

Edited by user 01 June 2012 20:05:31(UTC)  | Reason: sppelling

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Jeremy.

1). If at first you don't succeed, bungee jumping mightn't be for you.
2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline 5HorizonsRR  
#2 Posted : 01 June 2012 17:40:04(UTC)
5HorizonsRR

United States   
Joined: 05/12/2004(UTC)
Posts: 2,102
Location: San Francisco, California

Hey Jeremy,

I have the Liliput A 3/5 Swiss Steamer. (the new re-tooled version) She runs like a gem on C track, I haven't had any problems at all with it. As for M track, I haven't tried but I would expect a much tougher time of it. It isn't nearly as robust as a Marklin or Hag Loco, and I suspect it might suffer just like any other Roco, Liliput etc.. would.

If you want a Swiss steamer, there aren't a lot of choices. I'd say would best bet is the Roco C 5/6, but the Liliput A 3/5 is a nice plan B. I'd be wary of either on M track though...

FS + SBB Era 2-5 and Vintage Marklin
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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#3 Posted : 01 June 2012 20:04:06(UTC)
Jeremy Palmer

Barbados   
Joined: 14/04/2005(UTC)
Posts: 2,452
Location: St. Michael, Barbados
Hi John,

Thanks for info., so they work fine but might not be as robust. Sure looks alot nicer though, in my eyes anyway.

J.

ps. When are you away?j.
Jeremy.

1). If at first you don't succeed, bungee jumping mightn't be for you.
2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline kimballthurlow  
#4 Posted : 01 June 2012 21:47:59(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 4,181
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hi Jeremy,

I have a Liliput steamer, it is the 2-8-2 tank engine, It is item 131410.

It is factory fitted with a Lockpilot decoder, and it runs very smoothly on C track. The body is made of metal.
However, it does cause a momentary short on the long points (24711/2), and I suspect that it is somethoing to do with the shape of the pick-up shoe, which seems longer than the Marklin ones. So I don't run it there.

Under my CS1 controller, it is very responsive, with good slow speeds, and does not hesitate when track is dirty. It also pulls a heavy load on the flat.

Overall, for a reasonable price, you can add some variety to your line-up if that is what you want.

regards
Kimball

Edited by user 02 June 2012 07:39:54(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

HO Scale - Märklin (ep III, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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Offline RayF  
#5 Posted : 01 June 2012 22:18:09(UTC)
RayF

Gibraltar   
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Posts: 11,631
Location: Gibraltar, Europe
Nice looking loco, Jeremy! Go for it!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline jvuye  
#6 Posted : 02 June 2012 04:40:11(UTC)
jvuye

Belgium   
Joined: 01/03/2008(UTC)
Posts: 1,740
Location: South Western France
Hi Jeremy,
I second what John said about the Liliput loco: good looking, runs nicely on C-track (not tested on K, but should not cause a problem either), pulls a half dozen coaches but requires careful handling as some of the little plastic detail pieces are "flimsy" at best.

Mine has a LoPi V4.0. No sweat.

Cheers
Jacques Vuye aka Dr.Eisenbahn
Once a vandal, learning to be better and had great success!
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Offline river6109  
#7 Posted : 02 June 2012 05:15:58(UTC)
river6109

Australia   
Joined: 22/01/2009(UTC)
Posts: 10,766
Location: On 1965 Märklin Boulevard just around from Roco Square
Jeremy

I have a Roco C 5/6 "Elephant" and I don't have any problems with it either on K or C - track. it hasn't got a steam generator which I'm a bit dissapointed with but I'm sure one day I will fit one if its possible.
With any Roco Steamloco however the pulling power is restricted especially going up hills (motor in tender and Liliput the same) and one day I might get another C5/6 to strenghten or increase the load behind it.

Austrian steamlocos seem to be available from different manufacturers with different class numbers but Roco had its share of them, so did Liliput, Rivarossi and Kleinbahn , I don't know about Lima.

Our Swiss members may can add some light to this topic and tell us if there are other Swiss manufacturers who deal with Swiss steam locos.

John
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