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|Posted: Wed Jan 1st, 2020 12:30 am||
WOW !! ... Twin ^^ pantographs ??
I guess the HUGE transformer would be replaced these days ...
... by one of those mooodern switch-mode power-supplies, that blow-up every 5-mins !
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Talking of twin (or even QUAD) pantographs & v e r y mooodern . . .
I suppose if you need 4 rails to run on ... You probably need 4 buffers to go with them !!!!
Judging by the illustration, it's much much quicker than the airplane as well !
That nice chunky knuckle-coupler on the front, is def. not a 'Kadee' No.5
Kit assembly instructions are all computerised ^^ of course ...
... & supplied on 'future-proof' optical-disc.
The included decals look pretty jazzy as well.
Could this be the inspiration for Gerolds "Mystery Railcar" ?
It would surely look great with a re-paint & in 'California Pacific' orange !
When they finalized designs for 'The Bullet Train' ...
... I recon some of those Japanese principles of 'Zen' were applied in the end for the 'real' version.
Or "KISS" as Woodie would say.
(except in the dual-gauge bits)
' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
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