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    Posted: 02 Jan 2017 at 6:43pm
Does antone have one and if so, how does it run?
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Hello:

My father had one, and it ran quite well.  He replaced the dummy head by a powered one to have enough power to get the seven unit car up the steep inclines on his railroad.

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Thanks Ulrich. It's just a four car set and wouldn't be running on any inclines. Best wishes for the new year

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Late response, but FWIW...

The Roco Vt 11.5 is one of the finest models made in N scale possibly of all times. It was also one of the earliest to have a motor with a proper flywheel, so it will run very smoothly and without an excessive top speed. The one weak spot is the lighting which is almost invisible, particularly the red marker lights. Do note, however, that this train has been manufactured over a long period of time. My recommendation would be to get a slightly newer model (the ones in the small orange and blue cardboard boxes with plastic inlays, as opposed to the older ones in the larger red boxes with styrofoam inlays). In my experience the newer ones tend to run a little better. If you are ever looking to complete your set for a prototypical seven car unit, please be aware that there are multiple versions of the train with different lettering, so you will need to find the matching one. There are Era III versions (labeled Vt 11.5) where the restaurant car has a sign indicating the name of the particular TEE train (e.g. Parsifal, Helvetia or Rhein-Main), there is an Era IV version (labeled 601 with no name on the restaurant coach) and there is the Era V East German DR version when one unit was revived to operate the Hamburg-Berlin route. This one has a lighter red color which won't match the other versions.

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