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Offline Goofy  
#1 Posted : 10 May 2024 11:21:53(UTC)
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I did notice that both steam locomotive does not have same motor yet it is same body design and under frame like wheels too.
38940 are new 2023 without digital couple while the old 37180 is the older model new 2020 with digital couples.
I am disapointed that Märklin did put a better motor this time and i believe that the older model did not worked well on the track.
But why this time with out digital couple?
The new 38940 are more expensive too.
H0
DCC = Digital Command Control
Offline mvd71  
#2 Posted : 10 May 2024 22:51:51(UTC)
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Interesting observation Goofy. If the previous motor in the 37180 was not good, then it’s great they have changed it. Not having the telex coupler is a bit disappointing though.

Cheers…..

Mike
Offline 60904  
#3 Posted : 13 May 2024 19:19:00(UTC)
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I think the problem with the motor was in 37160 not 37180. Anyway there is only a price increase mainly because of inflation.
Greetings
Martin
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Offline Goofy  
#4 Posted : 14 May 2024 08:14:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
I think the problem with the motor was in 37160 not 37180. Anyway there is only a price increase mainly because of inflation.


Here is the result difference about motor:
37160...169 872
37180...235 322
38940...391 968

H0
DCC = Digital Command Control
Offline mvd71  
#5 Posted : 14 May 2024 09:07:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: 60904 Go to Quoted Post
I think the problem with the motor was in 37160 not 37180. Anyway there is only a price increase mainly because of inflation.


Here is the result difference about motor:
37160...169 872
37180...235 322
38940...391 968



Maybe Märklin think it will be third time lucky LOL
Offline Pasquiles  
#6 Posted : 14 May 2024 18:57:07(UTC)
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I have the 37180 and works quite well on the track, considerable better than the average steamer (thanks to the 5 axis with relatively small wheels).

Concerning the new model for the BR 094, I do not understand why Märklin is releasing shunters without telex couplers. At least me personally will never buy one which has no telex. And this I can extend to the 39249 (DB 249)

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Offline mvd71  
#7 Posted : 14 May 2024 22:09:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pasquiles Go to Quoted Post
I have the 37180 and works white bell on the track, considerable better than the average steamer (thanks to the 5 axis with relatively small wells).

Concerning the new model for the BR 094, I do not understand why Märklin is releasing shunters without flex couplers. At lest me personally will never buy one which has not telex. And this I can extend to the 39249 (DB 249)


You make a valid point. Shunting locos should all have telex nowadays.
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Offline H0  
#8 Posted : 15 May 2024 08:10:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
Shunting locos should all have telex nowadays.
That only makes sense if all freight cars also had telex couplers.
I have some locos with telex, but don't use those couplers for shunting. Therefore I'm reluctant to buy more locos with telex. It makes locos expensive and I don't use them anyway.
A bit like digitally raised pantographs: I don't use them and they make locos more expensive and more fragile.

Regards
Tom
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