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Roco 2016 New Items

Craig Weatherley

CRAIG WEATHERLEY looks at what is due for release in 2016 from Roco.

Roco is brand we are very fond of here at Gaugemaster, and it is always exciting each year to see what they will be releasing next. Roco have brought out some very interesting models in the past years, whether itís been HOe, HO or even TT Scale. Here are some of the new items from this year that I would like to share with you.

HO Scale

DB BR85 Steam Locomotive

RC72270 DB BR85 Steam Locomotive III (Sound version RC72271)

This release from Roco has been built with quality, they have a put a socket in to take a Plux22 decoder, 5 pole motor, NEM pockets and more. This loco is from Era 3 (1945-1970), and was used for hauling both passenger and goods trains.

OBB Rh688 01 Steam Locomotive III

RC72259 OBB Rh688 01 Steam Locomotive III (DCC-Sound)

This little steam loco of the Austrian Federal Railway comes complete with a DCC Sound decoder already fitted, it has a 5 pole motor and drives on both axles. These locomotives were originally built in Bavaria for use on branch lines.

SNCF Series 150X Steam Locomotive III

RC62148 SNCF Series 150X Steam Locomotive III (Sound version RC62149)

Roco have been releasing more and more SNCF products over the last few years, this series 150 loco has been fitted with an 8 pin socket to accept an 8 pin decoder, 5 pole motor for smoothness and NEM couplings. The 150X were originally German-built locomotives, left in France after the end of the Second World War.

SBB Re4/4 Gottardo 2016 Electric Locomotive

RC73252 SBB Re4/4 Gottardo 2016 Electric Locomotive IV (DCC Sound version RC73253)

SBB Re460 Gottardo 2016 Electric Locomotive

RC73278 SBB Re460 Gottardo 2016 Electric Locomotive IV (DCC Sound version RC73253)

These two Swiss locomotives are in a special livery to celebrating the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel (see an article on the original tunnel HERE) under the Alps in June 2016, the longest railway tunnel in the world.

FS E655 Electric Locomotive

RC72663 FS E655 Electric Locomotive VI

The FS E655 is a modern Italian State Railway electric locomotive. The model has an inertia flywheel, NEM couplings and an 8 pin socket. The locomotive itself is used for all services from freight to long-distance passenger services, so this locomotive would be a great addition to your collection if you are modelling an Italian layout.

HOe Scale

NOVOG Rh1099 Electric Locomotive

RC33229 NOVOG Otscherbar Rh1099 007 Electric Locomotive VI

Roco have made these locomotives run with smoothness in mind, and this model drives on all six axles and has directional lighting.

Otscherbar Coach Set (3)

RC34030 Otscherbar Coach Set (3) IV

These are the matching coaches for the Rh1099 locomotive above.

TT Scale

DR BR132 Freight Digital Starter Set

RC35017 DR BR132 Freight Digital Starter Set

This starter set is a fantastic way to get into TT Scale, with the tried-and-tested MultiMaus controller.

DR Heavy Duty Flat Wagon Set with Steel Loads

RC37591 DR Heavy Duty Flat Wagon Set with Steel Loads (3) IV

This wagon set is a great way to build up a collection of rolling stock for a very tidy price. Rakes of wagons can be assembled in no time at all.

Roco Electric Turntable

RC35900 Electric Turntable

This turntable is fully electrified, with a revolving platform and the facility for up to 24 tracks coming off of it. This is the perfect accessory for a TT Scale Roundhouse layout.

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