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Old 12-29-2016, 06:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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PIKO announced their new G scale items for 2017. A slightly underwhelming lineup imo, but the BR 118 locomotive will be a great seller over here in Europe.

I've listed them all on my site: http://www.gscalenews.com/new-items/2017/piko-g

or you can visit the German PIKO site: http://www.piko-shop.de
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sure would be nice if they grouped the locos and rolling stock by country, I see that it looks like the original MDC ore car is now in DB roadname.

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PIKO announced their new G scale items for 2017. A slightly underwhelming lineup imo, but the BR 118 locomotive will be a great seller over here in Europe.

I've listed them all on my site: http://www.gscalenews.com/new-items/2017/piko-g

or you can visit the German PIKO site: http://www.piko-shop.de
Wow, really disappointed.. Looks like I wont be spending much with Piko next year, just 2 PRR items, and not even a new engine, besides the typical generic mogul in C&S. Just wow.. Dang, whelp, guess I can save my money for a live steamer or get some LGB items.

I was really looking forward to what they were coming out with next year, that was a let down...

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Got some interesting rolling stock in there. I see quite a few new pieces and new loads. PIKO stock might not be the most detailed, but you can build out your fleet pretty quickly and still afford better trucks & couplers.
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The question is what scale is the rolling stock.

I see the stuff from the old MDC molds, those are definitely 1:32.

The box cars seem to be 1:32 also, but I know the locos are 1:29

(talking only the US stuff)

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Got some interesting rolling stock in there. I see quite a few new pieces and new loads. PIKO stock might not be the most detailed, but you can build out your fleet pretty quickly and still afford better trucks & couplers.
Agree, almost every car I've gotten (3 cars short on owning all their PRR freight cars) has come broken. easy fix though, just got my transfer caboose and PRR caboose, the transfer caboose had a broken hand break was laying in the box, easily snapped right back in.. (sigh). I picked up 10 of their PRR hopper cars for $35.00 each brand new. I'm missing the work caboose, high gondola with load and flat car with load, all ordered just waiting for them to arrive.

So far, my favorites are the container car and tank car, worth the price imo. The covered hopper is a joke, basically the green hopper repainted brown and a cover thrown over it. lol. It's bad though that Bachmann cars offer more detail for about the same price.

PS.. I'll be picking up some of those loads for the hoppers and ore cars! okay,, I guess 4 things I'll buy now. lol

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I see that it looks like the original MDC ore car is now in DB roadname.
The MDC moulds have been used for some Euro stuff indeed. The ore car came in DB and DR paint schemes, and there have been some reefers with beer brands on them. Item numbers 37800 to 37812 (in my PIKO database).

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The question is what scale is the rolling stock.

I see the stuff from the old MDC molds, those are definitely 1:32.

The box cars seem to be 1:32 also, but I know the locos are 1:29

(talking only the US stuff)
Greg, I own(ed) some of the non-MDC stuff, and measured them.
- Wood Passenger Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions
- Flat Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions
- High-Side Gondola: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...ola-dimensions
- Tank Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions

Not sure what scale these are, but they definitely feel larger than the MDC stuff. And they come in paint schemes for both NG and SG railroads, so I think we can all agree that PIKO doesn't care about scale. Which is absolutely fine, it just means they're not for everyone.

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Agree, almost every car I've gotten (3 cars short on owning all their PRR freight cars) has come broken.
To put things in perspective, I had zero problems with any car I ever got from PIKO. And I've had quite a few, also from their early years.

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The covered hopper is a joke, basically the green hopper repainted brown and a cover thrown over it. lol.
What did you expect?
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Ha ha! Yes a covered hopper is a hopper with a cover!

Good one Willem!

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The MDC moulds have been used for some Euro stuff indeed. The ore car came in DB and DR paint schemes, and there have been some reefers with beer brands on them. Item numbers 37800 to 37812 (in my PIKO database).


Greg, I own(ed) some of the non-MDC stuff, and measured them.
- Wood Passenger Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions
- Flat Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions
- High-Side Gondola: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...ola-dimensions
- Tank Car: http://www.gscalenews.com/informatio...car-dimensions

Not sure what scale these are, but they definitely feel larger than the MDC stuff. And they come in paint schemes for both NG and SG railroads, so I think we can all agree that PIKO doesn't care about scale. Which is absolutely fine, it just means they're not for everyone.


To put things in perspective, I had zero problems with any car I ever got from PIKO. And I've had quite a few, also from their early years.


What did you expect?
A little better quality, is what I expected, it just looks cheap.
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Piko has now also published their 2017 new items catalog and their complete new 2017 catalog.
http://www.gbdb.info/details.php?ima...8159&l=english
http://www.gbdb.info/details.php?ima...8160&l=english
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