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Offline danmarklinman  
#1 Posted : 15 March 2020 12:01:41(UTC)
danmarklinman

United Kingdom   
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Hi I’m looking at getting something from the B-models range. I want to know anybody’s opinion on them. I really like the look of there multiple units.
Plus some of the wagons.
https://www.trainsdepot....odels_novelties_2020_pdf
Marklin SNCF/SNCB , Marklin wagons
Wiking model car Fan
Faller fan including car system
Instagram: marklin1978
Wiking fan
Offline pederbc  
#2 Posted : 15 March 2020 13:52:40(UTC)
pederbc

Sweden   
Joined: 11/06/2007(UTC)
Posts: 83
Location: Eslöv, Sweden
Hi,

I only have 1 B-Model engine, the G2000 in HectorRail painting. It runs good, looks good and sounds good. At least one opinion 😎

Br, Peder
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Offline danmarklinman  
#3 Posted : 15 March 2020 15:05:09(UTC)
danmarklinman

United Kingdom   
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Originally Posted by: pederbc Go to Quoted Post
Hi,

I only have 1 B-Model engine, the G2000 in HectorRail painting. It runs good, looks good and sounds good. At least one opinion 😎

Br, Peder


On K track?
Marklin SNCF/SNCB , Marklin wagons
Wiking model car Fan
Faller fan including car system
Instagram: marklin1978
Wiking fan
Offline pederbc  
#4 Posted : 15 March 2020 15:29:49(UTC)
pederbc

Sweden   
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Posts: 83
Location: Eslöv, Sweden
Sorry, C-track...
Offline Unholz  
#5 Posted : 15 March 2020 18:07:08(UTC)
Unholz

Switzerland   
Joined: 29/07/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,192
Location: Switzerland
Originally Posted by: pederbc Go to Quoted Post

I only have 1 B-Model engine, the G2000 in HectorRail painting. It runs good, looks good and sounds good. At least one opinion 😎

I have the same locomotive painted in the colors of the Swiss track building and maintenance company Scheuchzer. I like it so much that I have just ordered a second unit. ThumpUp
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Offline mike c  
#6 Posted : 15 March 2020 19:35:36(UTC)
mike c

Canada   
Joined: 28/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,618
Location: Montreal, QC
I recently ordered a single B-Models container car to evaluate it as I was considering buying a few for a container consist.
The model is pretty nice, but did not live up to my expectations. The container fixations are not as universal as I was hoping and may not lend themselves to other manufacturer's containers.
I have also noted that the buffer height does not correspond to some other manufacturers.

I have decided that the Maerklin cars are the best, followed by the Rocky Rail Twin and Piko T-3000. This determination was guided by the quality of the model, interchangeability of loads and compatibility of the cars. For the Maerklin cars, I can use containers with sockets (20 ft) or 40 or 45 ft using Herpa's 084192 adapters as is or modified.

The models are likely made by the same manufacturers who make LSM and ACME. I do not know whether B-Models has cooperated with other manufacturers on current models. I do understand that there might be cooperation between B-models and Kombimodell on some models in planning.

Regards

Mike C
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Offline danmarklinman  
#7 Posted : 15 March 2020 19:46:42(UTC)
danmarklinman

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Originally Posted by: Unholz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: pederbc Go to Quoted Post

I only have 1 B-Model engine, the G2000 in HectorRail painting. It runs good, looks good and sounds good. At least one opinion 😎

I have the same locomotive painted in the colors of the Swiss track building and maintenance company Scheuchzer. I like it so much that I have just ordered a second unit. ThumpUp


Hi do you use K or C track please:-)
Marklin SNCF/SNCB , Marklin wagons
Wiking model car Fan
Faller fan including car system
Instagram: marklin1978
Wiking fan
Offline Unholz  
#8 Posted : 15 March 2020 20:12:55(UTC)
Unholz

Switzerland   
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Location: Switzerland
Originally Posted by: danmarklinman Go to Quoted Post

Hi do you use K or C track please:-)

C track - but I guess I could give it a test on my K track layout if this is important for your decision.

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Offline danmarklinman  
#9 Posted : 15 March 2020 22:00:24(UTC)
danmarklinman

United Kingdom   
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Originally Posted by: Unholz Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: danmarklinman Go to Quoted Post

Hi do you use K or C track please:-)

C track - but I guess I could give it a test on my K track layout if this is important for your decision.



Yes please, especially if you have any curve points and 36radius curves. B-models do some very nice Electric multiple units am54. The trouble is there very expensive even by Märklin prices. So buying one to find it derails would not be good😕
Marklin SNCF/SNCB , Marklin wagons
Wiking model car Fan
Faller fan including car system
Instagram: marklin1978
Wiking fan
Offline Unholz  
#10 Posted : 16 March 2020 09:29:18(UTC)
Unholz

Switzerland   
Joined: 29/07/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,192
Location: Switzerland
I am very sorry, but something went wrong:

My K track layout is old, analogue only and powered by ancient HAG transformers (similar to the blue ones from Marklin). These might provide "too many volts" (or whatever the technical lingo is), because the B-Models (digital only?) loco just blinked with her lights for a few seconds and refused to move more than an inch. I don't want to risk damaging the decoder and am too stupid to change the CV's, so somebody else will have to conduct the test.
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Offline mike c  
#11 Posted : 16 March 2020 14:04:53(UTC)
mike c

Canada   
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Posts: 6,618
Location: Montreal, QC
The old Hag transformers could pretty easily put a modern digital locomotive into programming mode or blow a decoder, especially if an inversion pulse is activated.
I suppose that it could still be used if the direction of operation is not changed and the throttle is maintained under 60%

Regards

Mike C
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