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PRMLoco Crown Model's latest releases

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  • Garth
    Just a heads up on the latest releases from PRMLoco. They are the Container Flat with 5 containers, the Tank Car, and the 2 axle Box Car. The rapido couplers
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2010
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      Just a heads up on the latest releases from PRMLoco.

      They are the Container Flat with 5 containers, the Tank Car, and the 2 axle Box Car.

      The rapido couplers are a disaster and do not work. Unlike the ones on the PRO-Z cars these have no mylar spring to hold them in place horizontally. So the came apart with any sort of load on them. In addition the metal wheelsets have a very small bearing cone and are extremely sensitive to back to back distance. When the measurement is short then the wheelsets will drop out very easily causing derailments.

      The detail on the cars is good in fact very good but the trucks and couplers suck. In addition the Container Flats have a plastic frame and so are very light compared to the Metal frame on the PRO-Z version of these cars.

      The new version of the EF64 runs well and has a very nice paint job while the couplers suck it is quite easy to change them to MTL 905's.

      cheerz Garth
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