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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2008, 02:04:49 AM »

thanks Zubi,

who makes live steam units?

what brand do you perfer and why?

Accucraft - British narrow gauge in 16mm scale [that's 1/19th], South African NG/G16 Garratt [HUGE!], British Gauge 1 live steam, US Gauge 1 live steam, Canadian gauge 1 live steam, US Fn3 live steam [Denver & Rio Grande - the Colorado lines, soon the Tweetsie].

Roundhouse - British and Himalayan narrow gauge live steam in 16mm scale [1/19th].  Run straight out of the box - the DEFINITIVE NG loco builders

Aster - Gauge 1 live steam - German, US, French standard gauge and Japanese narrow gauge.  Top line and price stuff - their narrow gauge is VERY limited to the Western Maryland and Alishan Shay and a three-truck Climax - all serious money and seriously hard to find.  Deep pockets needed here.

Regner - German kits and rtr of astounding value and hauling capacity, from cute to downright formidable.  Nifty little Shay soon to hit the dealers.

Here in UK we have an astounding range of accessories and buildings [British of course] to match the enormous range of model ng locos.

Both Zubi and I are great fans of Roundhouse locos - they are virtually fool-proof and run in any weather, as we have proven in a howling gale on top of the Hands department store penthouse roof in Yokohama.

There are US based dealers for all these models - Royce Brademan of Quisenberry Station is an enormously helpful guy to any noob.

I suggest that you get yourself on where we have a large steam gathering, as well as a noob forum.

Lots of luck


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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2008, 02:24:51 AM »

Heliboy, Terry said it all... for a beginner there is no better start as Roundhouse. If you have the funds, why not get yourself a Darjeeling B-tank in R/C version? You are unlikely ever to regret it... If you are in a hurry and like good price, there seems to be one second hand for sale at even with some coaches. If you order one from Roundhouse you will have to wait a few months at least... But beware, once you step into this hobby you will soon run out of space and money;-))))) Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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