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Offline QQQ1970  
#1 Posted : 07 February 2020 18:44:47(UTC)
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Does anyone know if the new TEE RAm train set have seamless connection through curves like VT11.5? Or there would be gaps on curves?
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 08 February 2020 00:17:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know if the new TEE RAm train set have seamless connection through curves like VT11.5? Or there would be gaps on curves?


have a look at the video of the preproduction sample.

Link to it here.
Offline QQQ1970  
#3 Posted : 08 February 2020 00:26:09(UTC)
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I watched the video multiple times and still not 100% certain the couplings are seamless. It appears there is gap on curves but that is pre-production model.
Offline kiwiAlan  
#4 Posted : 08 February 2020 00:40:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
I watched the video multiple times and still not 100% certain the couplings are seamless. It appears there is gap on curves but that is pre-production model.


Well, that is as much information as is available. No-one except factory staff will have seen it in curves yet.
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Offline Mark_1602  
#5 Posted : 08 February 2020 14:39:26(UTC)
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This new tooling RAm is 113 cm long (i.e. 1:87), as opposed to 93.3 cm for Märklin's old tooling TEE train, e.g. 39700. Back in the 1960s, Märklin chose this short TEE train because it was the only practical choice that worked for the small layouts MRRs used to have back then.

Seamless or not, it can't look convincing in R1, R2, or even R3 curves IMO. I once bought 1:93.5 passenger cars and found they didn't look good at all in R3 curves. The curves that Märklin displays in the video are flex track, right? Obviously, they won't show us any scale models in tight curves.

Edited by user 23 February 2020 08:57:01(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Best regards, Mark

I like Märklin vintage models, but also digital locos & non-vintage rolling stock (focus on Denmark, era 5-6).
Offline QQQ1970  
#6 Posted : 08 February 2020 15:21:40(UTC)
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Marklin VT11.5 is seamless even on R1 with no gap, although I would concur it doesn't look very good on tight curves.
Offline michelvr  
#7 Posted : 09 February 2020 16:02:39(UTC)
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Good morning QQQ1970 and the rest of the fellow members,

Just think if I had the right hat on yesterday (Inspector Jacques Clouseau) I could have directed you to the proper information from the Märklin Insider Club News 06.0219 where it is written; When it comes to the train connections there will be a new pneumatic bellows-type transitions. (words from Märklin)

I would interpret this to be separately applied rubberized bellows mounted on the ends of the cars. The bellows are to be sprung/spring loaded and have the ability to pivot providing a continuous seamless diaphragm. While they have in the past produced the RAm TEE set for Trix model number 22131 (please note the bodies are made from plastic as I own this set) which have seamless bellows between the cars, I believe they will improve upon this design and modernize the operation of diaphragms.
Offline QQQ1970  
#8 Posted : 09 February 2020 16:08:50(UTC)
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Could you forward the insider club news?
Offline michelvr  
#9 Posted : 09 February 2020 16:20:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Could you forward the insider club news?


I only have the hard copy, Märklin Insider Club News 06.2019

Offline TEEWolf  
#10 Posted : 09 February 2020 18:17:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QQQ1970 Go to Quoted Post
Could you forward the insider club news?


It was already done

https://www.marklin-user...lin-Big-Boy-models/page4

post #176 is a link.

https://www.maerklin.de/...01-2020_010720_EN_nt.pdf

As in the special Maerklin video about the TEE RAm demonstrated gets the TEE Ram new transitions with a special 10 pole current-conducting-couplings. Even if you do not see what you want, but you can expect that you get it. Especially it is a new constructed model. It's an Insider model.
Offline mvd71  
#11 Posted : 09 February 2020 20:12:44(UTC)
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It looks like a really nice model. I suspect it will be out of my price range though
Offline QQQ1970  
#12 Posted : 09 February 2020 20:38:59(UTC)
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