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Roco 2018 New Items

Matt Lovell

MATT LOVELL takes us through what's available from Roco in 2018.

Roco are one of the biggest brands from the continent that we have on offer, and over the years they have produced lots of exciting locomotives, rolling stock and control equipment for the continental railway modeller.

This year is no exception, after studying the 2018 New Items brochure I managed to pick out quite a few items from all three scales that they produce that were worthy of mention.

HO Scale: Steam Locomotives

Roco New Items 2018

The first Locomotive that caught my eye was the Class 86 2-6-2 locomotive. This model will feature lots of external and internal details including a welded design water tank, an unobstructed view through the cab, lots of separately applied pipes and handrails and directional lighting. This locomotive will be available in DC, AC and DCC versions and various liveries. A great locomotive for any steam era European layout.

Roco New Items 2018

Staying on the Tank Engine theme, another locomotive that stands out is the Class 85 which will, much like the Class 86, feature lots of details and features including LED directional lighting, separately applied external details and a highly detailed chassis. This model will be available in DC, DCC and AC versions.

Roco New Items 2018

The KKStB Class 85 Freight Train Pack is a small four-piece freight train pack includes a 0-4-0 steam locomotive with directional lighting, a detailed chassis and lots of external details. There are also three freight wagons including a 4-wheel box van and two 4-wheel open wagons. This set is available as both DC and DCC versions. The DCC version is fitted with a PLUX16 decoder and sound module.

HO Scale: Diesel Locomotives

Roco New Items 2018

The main Diesel locomotive which has been announced is the V180 in DR Red/Cream livery. This locomotive is a new tooling for Roco and will feature a powerful motor which has been fitted with a fly wheel for smooth operation, Drive on four axles for reliability, and LED-lighting white/red that changes with the direction of travel. This model will be available in DC, AC and DCC Sound versions.

Roco New Items 2018

Another Diesel that has been announced is the Class 628 Railcar. This model is a new design for Roco and will feature lots of external and internal details including interior lighting which can be controlled by dip switches, directional LED lighting, illuminated destination boards and clear windows for viewing of passengers. This model will be produced in DC, AC and DCC Sound versions.

HO Scale: Electric Locomotives

Roco specialize in Electric locomotives, and there are lots of new designs and re-releases which have been announced. Here a just a few that I have picked out.

Roco New Items 2018

The Class 1041 is an electric locomotive from Austria and is a new design for Roco, This locomotive will feature lots of external details which makes the model really stand out. The lights can be operated using a fitted set of dip switches which gives access to lots of prototypical lighting effects. The model also features thin metal made handrails and other etched brass roof details. It will be available in DC, AC and DCC Sound versions.

Roco New Items 2018

The Class 193 is a current model from Roco but will now be available in these stunning new liveries.

OBB

SBB

SETG

All of these liveries will be available in DC, AC and DCC versions.

Roco New Items 2018

The last electric locomotive I will pick out in the HO Scale range is the BLS Re4/4. This is a new model for Roco but has often been a favourite with Swiss railway modellers. This locomotive will feature LED directional lighting, a highly detailed roof, Powerful motor with a fitted fly wheel and all wheel pick up for smooth operation. It will be available in DC, AC and DCC Sound variations.

HO Scale: Rolling Stock

New passenger coaches include:

Roco New Items 2018

Reko 6 Wheel Coaches which are designed to run with class 86 steam locomotive.

Roco New Items 2018

OBB Schlieren Coach Pack which is designed to run with the Rh1041 electric locomotive.

Roco New Items 2018

Corail SNCF Passenger Coaches.

New wagon stock include:

Roco New Items 2018

4 Wheel Stake Wagon Set. This set includes two wagons in Austrian livery.

Roco New Items 2018

4 Wheel KKStB Wagon Set. This set includes two open wagons in KKStB (Imperial Royal State Railway) Livery.

Roco New Items 2018

AAE Articulated Pocket Wagon with Tanktainer Load. This pack includes two container wagons with tanktainer loads.

Roco New Items 2018

Open Wagon Set with Coal Load. This set contains three open wagons in FS (Italian State Railway) Livery.

TT Scale: Rolling Stock

Roco New Items 2018

Mirroring the HO release, Roco will release the Reko 6 Wheel Coaches in TT Scale. Much like the HO versions, these coaches will feature lots of underframe details, excellent decoration and internal lighting.

HOe Scale: Locomotives

There are three locomotives that have been announced for 2018. Each of these feature all wheel pick ups, detailed chassis and are all DCC ready.

Roco New Items 2018

Rh2095.04 Diesel Locomotive. This Locomotive is available in both DC and DCC sound versions.

Roco New Items 2018

BR99 Steam Locomotive. This is the latest version of this locomotive decorated in DR black with a red chassis.

Roco New Items 2018

Rh1099 010/E10 Electric Locomotive. This is the latest colour scheme of the Rh1099 decorated in NOVOG Brown with the lettering Otscherbar on the side. This locomotive features lots for chassis detail and is fitted with a movable pantograph.

HOe Scale: Rolling Stock

Roco New Items 2018

There are two new wagons in the HOe range, one is a bogie design box van in DR brown and the other is a similar design open wagon. These two wagons are designed for rural routes through Germany and have been designed to run behind the new Rh2095 diesel locomotive.

This wraps up the quick look through the new items from Roco this year, you can few the full selection on our website HERE.

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