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Maglev or futurestic models out there?

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Maglev or futurestic models out there?
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 22, 2002 8:51 AM
Hi, new to this forem. I am looking for a Maglev model or a futuristic looking (aka Japenese train look a like). Ultimately I am in search of this product in S or H but will take anything out there. I work for a museum and we are creating an exhibit about trains to travel around the country. I would sincerely appriciate the help!
-UT
(stay tuned for more questions)
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 22, 2002 4:17 PM
Kato has some in N scale - their web site is www.katousa.com



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Posted by thirdrail1 on Friday, March 22, 2002 9:36 PM
Bachmann makes an HO model of the Acela, the latest Amtrak train. E-R Models imports an HO monorail from Australia. IHC imports the Thalys, he Belgian-French HST between Brussels and Paris. A maglev is easy to build but very hard to power. My daughter made one in HS out of balsa and magnetic tape. It would float down the "track" if pushed.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 24, 2002 10:22 AM
I have seen an HO scale static model of the
German Transrapid MAGLEV vehicle. It is produced
by the Revell Models, but are rather hard to
find.They do pop up on EBay once in a while.

Good Luck!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 24, 2002 7:19 PM
hello,
maybe in the states it's hard to find but here in europe,you will find it anywhere!
no joke,i found one in a dublin shop-ireland-.
price is 39.90 euros!
probably because it's made in germany/europe.
any question,gime a shout.
nicolas
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:59 PM
Hi Nicolas,
you found a maglev model? I wonder if any of the hobby stores might be on line? I have had no luck so far. What is the name of the store in Dublin? Any infoe would help me and I would be greatfull.
Thanks,
-Sara
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 30, 2002 8:08 PM
hi sara,
the name of the shop is marks model,the number is:
Model Railways - Model Cars - Boats - Aircraft
Plastic Kits - Spares & Accessories
Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
14 Hawkins Street, Dublin 2
Ph:01-6715809 Fax:01-6716846
Level 3, Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, Co. Dublin
Ph:01-2845855
all the best,
nicolas

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