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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#1 Posted : 08 February 2012 13:48:40(UTC)
Jeremy Palmer

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I have tried and tried, but unlike Thomas I couldn't, to find some Fleischmann info.

The item in photo is Fleischmann 480211 I think?

Any ideas on Fleischmann generally, looks, quality, what materials used and so on?

Many thanks,

Jeremy.

ps. Anything similiar from Marklin?j.
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Jeremy.

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Offline kbvrod  
#2 Posted : 08 February 2012 16:44:06(UTC)
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Hi Jeremy,all,
On this set or Fleischmann in general?

Dr D
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Offline Webmaster  
#3 Posted : 08 February 2012 20:30:20(UTC)
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Fleischmann wagons are terrific, as good as - and mostly better than Märklin. No parts to be glued/fall off as eg Roco.

Fleischmann bigger steam locos are tender-driven, a heavy lump of metal behind the loco means good traction but I am very reluctant towards tender-drive. Kind of like defeats the purpose of prototypical operation... Have no small Fleischmann steam tank loks, so I cannot comment this set.

Loco bodies are plastic but with very good quality and detailing. Only issue I have had is that a loco body has been too light so it wobbles around while being pushed by the tender...

In my eyes - Rather Fleischmann than Roco, but that's a very personal general opinion regarding my experiences with them. Others may argue.

Have an old all-metal Fleischmann BR80 sitting around too, just as heavy as the M-version...
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Offline GSRR  
#4 Posted : 08 February 2012 20:38:38(UTC)
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That is a very nice looking set Jeremy. You must be running out of storage space..BigGrin


Juhan,is it possible to put small weights in the lok for traction?



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Offline H0  
#5 Posted : 08 February 2012 20:38:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Webmaster Go to Quoted Post
Fleischmann wagons are terrific, as good as - and mostly better than Märklin.
Some Fleischmann items are even sold in a Märklin box (the Merkur train sets, the turntable, the small O & K loco). These are all I know, but there may be more.
Regards
Tom
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Offline kbvrod  
#6 Posted : 08 February 2012 21:55:42(UTC)
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Hi all,

> No parts to be glued/fall off as eg Roco. <

I solved that problem awhile ago.Laugh

>Fleischmann bigger steam locos are tender-driven, a heavy lump of metal behind the loco means good traction but I am very reluctant towards tender-drive. Kind of like defeats the purpose of prototypical operation... Have no small Fleischmann steam tank loks, so I cannot comment this set.<

Confused Flapper
the same could be said either way:M had feather light tenders with the pick-up under the tender,...FL did it just the opposite!Feather light loks with the pick shoe placed there!Cursing Hello?
I had 1 AC digital(M) small tender lok a BR 91,superb runner and puller,...And the BR 38 was no slouch either.

>Loco bodies are plastic but with very good quality and detailing. Only issue I have had is that a loco body has been too light so it wobbles around while being pushed by the tender... <

Lead is now added to the boiler.

>In my eyes - Rather Fleischmann than Roco, but that's a very personal general opinion regarding my experiences with them. Others may argue.<

Argue?Me?Never!Cool Depends on the Roco lok,...

Dr D


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