Anybody have a KATO TGV?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by TerryR, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. TerryR

    TerryR Member

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    Could you do me a favor & measure how long it is? Also, how many cars it is (I believe they come in 6 & 10 variants, maybe others?)

    Thanks,

    Terry.
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    Terry,
    Basic Kato TGV is 6 cars (including 2 x power cars) and is 32"long.
    4 car add-on set is available to make a full length TGV which takes the overall length to 52"
    Hope this helps.
    John.

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  3. TerryR

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    Thanks John!

    That's exactly what I needed.

    Nice picture too :)

    Terry.
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    John,

    That is a real nice picture. Is that your lay-out? and if it is could you send in some more pics??
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    Thanks Luis Daniel.........You're too kind !!!:eek:
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    swissjohn,

    great scenery!

    what brand of groundcover are you using?
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    Hi jdh
    The ground cover is mostly grass from the German company NOCH. It is "sprayed" onto the layout from a plastic sqeezy bottle after coating the area with glue (or paint). The bushes are Woodland Scenics foam.
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    John,

    LOVED the photo. Nice European scenery.

    I particularly liked the two-wheel track and the tractor.
  10. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Now seee... I knew that stuff, too.
    BUT I was a court'n my sweetie these past days an' missed
    putt'n my know. Oh well... ;)

    I'm still repaint'n my TGV. Perhaps I should do more paint'n an less court'n.
    Not sure which is more fun, and less costly on
    the ol' wallet. :rolleyes: :p :D
  11. jdh

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    Thanks for the info swissjohn!
    I have some of their trees, but not the ground cover.
    I will have to get a bag/box/bottle....

    I do have two bottles of their tree leaves [came with a super trees kit that I was given as a gift].

    Sir_Prize; you can always get more out of a fifty year old train set than you can a fifty year old female....
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    Sir_Prize Member

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    True.... But....
    The train is only 10 and the gals 26.
    Not sure who's quicker or more fun. ;) :eek:
    :D

    It is a neat set though.
    Ever seen the Kato Superview Oridiko.
    That set is really nice, everything comes lit.


    P.S. -For my own safety...
    I wasn't here and I didn't type the first few lines.;)