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Offline river6109  
#1 Posted : 17 February 2014 13:02:28(UTC)
river6109

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Offline RayF  
#2 Posted : 17 February 2014 14:04:12(UTC)
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Nice to see new products aimed at kids again! ThumpUp
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.
Offline Hoffmann  
#3 Posted : 17 February 2014 18:32:13(UTC)
Hoffmann

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HI,

It may be for Kids but I see that it needs a I-Pad to run it . Might as well get a Train Simulator and forget about the Model Train.

How are kids going to learn practical knowledge how do build a Layout and all that goes with it.

Martin
marklin-eh
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Offline steventrain  
#4 Posted : 17 February 2014 21:43:20(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hoffmann Go to Quoted Post


HI,

It may be for Kids but I see that it needs a I-Pad to run it . Might as well get a Train Simulator and forget about the Model Train.

How are kids going to learn practical knowledge how do build a Layout and all that goes with it.

Martin


I agreed with you.
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
Offline AshleyH  
#5 Posted : 18 February 2014 14:12:05(UTC)
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Slick advert, surpised it s in English, roco are not known for too much English communication, their club magazine is still in German only.

I think I am missing the point though, by the time you have even the cut down z21 and an onboard camera, that is going to be a pretty expensive kids train set I would think? If not, then serious modellers are going to be buying them and ripping the camera and electronics out.

Nice fantasy ICE liveries though!
Offline franciscohg  
#6 Posted : 22 February 2014 04:21:32(UTC)
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If the factories think that the future of MRR is convert it in a video game.....we are so lost!!!!!!!!

UserPostedImage German trains era I-II and selected III, era depends on the mood, mostly Maerklin but i can be heretic if needed XD, heresy is no longer an issue.. LOL
Offline river6109  
#7 Posted : 22 February 2014 05:54:33(UTC)
river6109

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this video above, this is what I call achievement, to destroy the mind in youngsters
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Offline Goofy  
#8 Posted : 22 February 2014 09:16:55(UTC)
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It´s very sad new,but Roco did toke an step to illusion world for the kids.
Trains is to see in real and play with them!!
And of course...to feel them too.
DCC means Digital Command Control.

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Offline hxmiesa  
#9 Posted : 27 February 2014 10:03:50(UTC)
hxmiesa

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I watched the video, and browsed a little around ofr more info.

Maybe it´s my age or something, but I dont really get it. Hopefully the guys at Roco knows what they are doing, but *I* cant see the point of it.

Reminds me of the excellently well executed, but totally pointless, Apple iphone slotless slotcar set! ("Anki Drive")
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Offline sjlauritsen  
#10 Posted : 24 March 2014 12:24:49(UTC)
sjlauritsen

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Location: Denmark
Great! You don't need a train anymore, you don't need to be excited about the models, you just need an iPad. I think this commercial fails in telling me what the product is all about. The only thing I learn is, that I do not need the train. I think this product will crash and burn, simply because it fails to be what model railroading is all about: Being creative.

LEGO tried similar things in the late 1990'es and it did not work. What I think Works, is to find the essence of what makes your products interesting and then go with that. I don't believe that kids today does not like to build and "play" with model railroads. I think it is because they do not get the opportunity. I don't think creating a virtual platform, and putting kids in front of a tablet, is the essence of what makes model railroading interesting. It is just trying to make your product look cool, by wrapping it in technology, and that will only last for a very short time. They may sell a few, but I think these products will be removed very quickly.

I think Märklin MyWorld and PIKO MyTrain are much better products, because they appeal to the "creative mindset" which is in all of us. I would have been thrilled to have Märklin MyWorld when I was a kid. :-)
Søren from Denmark
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