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Offline husafreak  
#1 Posted : 21 January 2023 21:05:26(UTC)
husafreak

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So, here in the states it is “pre order” time for Marklin’s 2023 new items. I don’t know if this is how the rest of the world works but here it is the best way to hopefully insure you can get a new item. So I was wondering if it’s the same in other parts of the world? I’ve decided I need an E-19 so it’s the #88085 for me. Last quarter of 2023 so “tongue in cheek” a delivery anytime in 2024 would be nice. ;) But I digress. I was wondering what you guys are going for? Blue bus? More steam? Anymore I try to collect the “different” looking loco’s so the E19 certainly fits the bill. It’s an interesting loco.
Offline parakiet  
#2 Posted : 23 January 2023 09:34:35(UTC)
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what blue bus?

I am awaiting the V320 insider.

Pre-ordered the insider battery unit train too.

That postal V36 set does look nice too... Drool
Offline kiwiAlan  
#3 Posted : 23 January 2023 13:09:17(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: parakiet Go to Quoted Post
what blue bus?


He is talking about the motorised VW Bulli that Marklin announced for Z. Drool Drool

Offline parakiet  
#4 Posted : 23 January 2023 19:34:37(UTC)
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O-M-G
That miniature extended beetle? :p

Red or blue.. I'd rather have the new V60 with new motor! :)
Offline husafreak  
#5 Posted : 23 January 2023 21:41:57(UTC)
husafreak

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Yeah, I have the red VW bus, it is a lot of fun to run but only need one.
Offline parakiet  
#6 Posted : 23 January 2023 22:08:58(UTC)
parakiet

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Originally Posted by: husafreak Go to Quoted Post
Yeah, I have the red VW bus, it is a lot of fun to run but only need one.



If you have the red one, you should get the blue too!
Offline husafreak  
#7 Posted : 24 January 2023 05:46:13(UTC)
husafreak

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Ah, thanks, that’s what friends are for! And then a yellow one? I wonder what colors were produced?
I also ordered the 188 and the V320. Still waiting but no hurry if I actually get one.
The battery powered car I passed on due to it being too close to my railbus. Kind of the same reasoning as the VW.
Offline parakiet  
#8 Posted : 24 January 2023 09:40:48(UTC)
parakiet

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HAHAHA! Yes that was what I was thinking.
Why not get them when they are new?

And since there are only two, it's an easy collection!

Some other 'simple' collections:
V300
BR96
V36

Over the years, it's possible. There are locs with 10 or 20 different versions or paint jobs, I'd rather not start with them :)
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Offline wildstix  
#9 Posted : 25 January 2023 14:37:29(UTC)
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I don't know if i can, but I'm hoping i can buy the 88026 (the blue bus) 😁
Oka aka W. Kapriandi
Märklin Z scale (mini-club) purist but not a modeler!
Offline husafreak  
#10 Posted : 25 January 2023 17:22:53(UTC)
husafreak

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They run well for what they are (tiny belt drive) and make your track look bigger!
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Offline parakiet  
#11 Posted : 25 January 2023 20:27:43(UTC)
parakiet

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Just wondering
Is there a reason why they didn't use direct drive?
Or is the motor not that small?
Offline husafreak  
#12 Posted : 26 January 2023 17:44:14(UTC)
husafreak

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I don’t know. It is unique. I bought a bag of spares with mine, the rubber rings are very thin to reduce drag. Looking at the schematic it appears the motor drives a flywheel which drives both axles via the o-ring. It’s brilliant but who knows how long the rubber will last. Maybe I’ll measure one, it might be necessary in the future to order them by size depending on availability and lifespan.
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