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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2016 08:38 pm
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Guys,
I am wondering if anyone has experience with the REA G scale steam locos?  I think Bob C from Down Under does?

My research has indicated, at least in the end, they were taken over by AristoCraft or were a line created by AristoCraft.  Is that correct?

Any general comments on their usability?  durability?  looks compared to prototype?  quality?

Does anyone know if they are 1:29 scale like the Aristocraft stuff?

Thx.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2016 09:33 pm
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I have a REA 2-4-2 which is 1:29. It nevertheless harmonized perfectly with our F-scale ( 1:20) equipment on an outdoor layout I once had with a friend in his garden.
Interesting enough, it has two single axle drive units coupled by the rods, and a piston-controlled smoke generator ( if that one were fitted ) outlet. The lights were tailored for 5kHz PWM operation, giving an almost instant constant brightness output when the loco started to move with the REA throttle.
Oh -lest I forget  - REA quality is good.

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Thank you Helmut #1!



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REA was the forerunner of Aristocraft.
They are not any particular scale and were made n Korea.
Lewis Polk said the general outline was copied from a litho of a NY elevated railway locomotive. They made it the same nominal scale as Lionel big stuff.
Nice loco runs well but a bit iffy on track pick up.
They also had the first version of the FA diesel. OK, but later versions with the BB 2 x axle drive blocks were much better.



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Thx Tony. I am looking at a couple of 2-4-2s on the big auction site.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 30th, 2016 08:21 am
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Also, if anyone has hands or eyes on experience, would Piko stuff mix well with REA/Aristocraft? Are they fairly close?

I understand Piko is not necessarily made to scale but for all their stuff to look good together?

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