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Offline veloboldie  
#1 Posted : 26 October 2021 05:24:54(UTC)
veloboldie

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IMG_3402.jpegI recently acquired Marklin's 2021 New Item, i.e. Class 212 Diesel Locomotive (Marklin 88214) which is a great addition to my Noch Cortina layout. I was very surprised how quiet it is and runs exceptionally smooth. It must be the its motor with a bell-shaped armature. I think the best part are the lights changing from three whites to two reds, depending what direction this locomotive travels. I bought mine at ajckids.com at a sale price.

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Offline zscalehobo  
#2 Posted : 26 October 2021 22:41:34(UTC)
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These do have bell-shaped armature. Here's one I tested before shipping ...
Frank Daniels
Owner - z.scale.hobo
A Noch "Top Dealer"
Marklin Dealer and Z Locomotive Service
Irvine, California, USA
www.zscalehobo.com
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Offline Zme  
#3 Posted : 27 October 2021 00:17:23(UTC)
Zme

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Location: West Texas
Hello everyone. Hope all is well.

Yes, I like this model also. That new motor is a key to the quiet operation. It is so smooth. A joy to add to any collection.

Often the headlights are not as bright as the ones on this model. They stand right out there with great lighting effect. Can’t miss this one coming or going.

Take good care.

Dwight

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Offline Zme  
#4 Posted : 27 October 2021 01:39:49(UTC)
Zme

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Location: West Texas
Hi. I just remembered my one complaint about the Br 100/212.

The buffers fall off. If anyone knows the secret to reinstall these let me know. They are supposed to just clip back in, but seems no matter what I do, it just keeps falling off.

Thanks for your input.

Dwight
Offline Carim  
#5 Posted : 27 October 2021 11:34:45(UTC)
Carim

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Location: London
Hi Dwight,

I think that you must have a defective model Crying rather than this being a generic fault with the type; I have a 88216 and the buffers have never fallen off - but now, since I said that, I've probably jinxed myself Huh Cursing

Carim

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Offline Zme  
#6 Posted : 27 October 2021 15:33:10(UTC)
Zme

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Location: West Texas
Hello. Hope all is well

I think you are right. I have one or two which are like this. On one end a buffer is loose. I believe someone before me, dropped it and now this happens. I got a replacement filigree handrail but have had little success in getting the buffer to stay.

It is a small annoyance after all. Most of mine, honestly don’t have this problem, just the abused ones. Be careful and watch them, once they hit the floor, good luck.

This model is still one of my favorite and the most recent release is probably the best yet. It is a shame more weight was not added along with the new motor. I guess this would have been a challenge. It is terrific for a pulling medium sized strings of wagons.

Take good care.

Dwight
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Offline Mman  
#7 Posted : 27 October 2021 16:36:20(UTC)
Mman

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Location: England, Guildford
0444A60B-F58A-4C92-9AFA-545E7165540D.jpegI have what appears to be the Austrian version of this loco, 88218, ÖBB class 2048. It has the special motor and does indeed pull steadily, smoothly and quietly unless you give it the full 10 volts when it develops a ‘growl’.
Very low current consumption and stays nice and cool, it weighs in at 24.9 gr.
I bought mine from a shop in Vienna at what seems to be a good price back in 2019.
ChrisG
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