Kato RDCs?

JCater Sep 11, 2001

  1. JCater

    JCater TrainBoard Member

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    Is anyone running the new Kato RDCs yet? If so how do you like their performance, detail etc.? Are they worth the money? I am planning on at least two sets and would like to get your reaction to them before I spend the dollar I have in my pocket :D :D ! Happy Modeling!!
    John
     
  2. randy shepler

    randy shepler TrainBoard Member

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    I do not beleave these have been released yet? I think Mid to late October was the last I heard.Looks like a busy fall with all the releases stacked so close and now LL is doing FA2 in January :eek:
     
  3. JCater

    JCater TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Randy!
    I guess I get to be one of the first to try em out then :D :D ! Better start saving my penny's though if I'm getting two sets :rolleyes: ! Happy Modeling!!
    John
     
  4. JohnC

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    If you get some let us know how they work. I have some elderly Con-Cor RDC's. The motor units run okay. The dummy unit is too light. (As in no weight at all). See below...

    After 17 years of sitting in a box, in a basement, I've finally dragged them out and operated them on my new layout. The a dummy unit fell off the tracks, the motor units ran fine. I opened a dummy and there wasn't even a weight inside. My next trip to the local MRR shop will include some lead.

    John
     
  5. randy shepler

    randy shepler TrainBoard Member

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    I have some of those ConCor RDC's I plan on officially retiring them once I get my Kato's.Mine I got used and I am less than thrilled about the performance with them but they are pretty old.
     
  6. JohnC

    JohnC TrainBoard Member

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by randy shepler:
    I have some of those ConCor RDC's I plan on officially retiring them once I get my Kato's.Mine I got used and I am less than thrilled about the performance with them but they are pretty old.<hr></blockquote>

    They run just like the prototypes I remember!

    :D

    John
     
  7. Hytec

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    JohnC - I have 2 RDC-1 dummies, each weighted with eight #8 machine nuts. They run coupled to a powered unit, one dummy on each end, and they track very well in either direction. Machine nuts from a junk box are a lot cheaper than lead from a hobby shop. [​IMG]
     
  8. BC Rail King

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by randy shepler:
    I have some of those ConCor RDC's I plan on officially retiring them once I get my Kato's.Mine I got used and I am less than thrilled about the performance with them but they are pretty old.<hr></blockquote>

    I would also think the Kato's will look WAY better, and run WAY better then those 'old' Con-Cors. The horns on those suckers are HUGE! They did run poor enough that 2 years ago it was the reason I didn't purchase any...

    Happy Railroading!

    Dabe
     
  9. JohnC

    JohnC TrainBoard Member

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    Hank,

    I found that two metal stand-offs from some trashed electronic equipment seemed to weigh just about right.

    John
     

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