Opinions on Trix

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Grotto, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Grotto

    Grotto Member

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    I am looking for a diesel to go with my circa 50's 60's layout and I saw one that looks great and has a great price of $75.00 Canadian or $66.95 U.S :thumb: It is by a German-Austrian firm called TRIX that people here seem to respect for their HO models, but no one seems to know anything about their N scale. :cry: I don't want to buy something that they offloaded to some unindustrialized country and they just stamped their name on, as I've had this way before by a reputable instrument maker.

    Maybe your the one that knows about their small N scale offering. Please share the wealth. announce1
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    My circa early 70s Trix 0-6-0 switcher creeps tie-to-tie at just over 30 seconds and pulls 8 cars up a train set trestle. Not bad for a 30+ year old gal.

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  3. Grotto

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    Is that an N scale? I saw on a web site a Trix HO that look similar to that.
    30 Years eh. Fine Bavarian engineering for sure.
  4. LoudMusic

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    Wow, that's pretty impressive. Do you keep it in some kind of air-tight argon filled container when you're not running it, or something?

    I know you know this, but don't ever let go of that treasure.
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Yes, it is N scale, one of the first ones you could get when N was in its infancy. Pretty state of the art for its day too with separate handrails, a working headlight and marker lights on the tender. This one was barely used when I got it.
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    When I was into N scale, I had a Trix SW1500. The thing ran like a champ, not bad detail for the times(Late 80's, early 90's). The only thing I didn't like was that the weight was in the cab, which meant that there was no interior detail.
  7. woopud

    woopud New Member

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    Trix = MiniTrix and is the best in modeltrains like Marklin, Fleischmann and LGB which are all made in Germany/Austria.

    Bert
  8. engineshop

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    As far as I know, Minitrix still is produced in Germany. It is not outsourced to a second and third world country like the US models. But I could be wrong since I have not checked their website lately.