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rivetcounter74Thu Feb-23-12 03:37 AM
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#45097, "Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"


          

Good Morning,

I am not sure if this model has been mentioned on the board yet, but the model company 'Graupner' have released a Titanic model in 1:150 scale.

It is described as 'almost ready to run'. I think that it is almost fully built when purchased. It sure would make a nice model for anybody who does not have the skills or time to build one from scratch.

Here is the link:

http://www.graupner.de/en/products/02fea07f-6862-49f6-ba74-4ef1aed40441/2104/product.aspx

It retails on thier site for 1,049 euros, but I think that is wholesale. It is available for retail in some stores.

Ian

  

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RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, live-steam, Feb 23rd 2012, #1
RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, live-steam, May 16th 2012, #2
      RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, titan1983, May 16th 2012, #3
           RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, dutch, May 24th 2012, #4
                RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, live-steam, May 25th 2012, #5
                     RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, William W. Young, May 25th 2012, #6
                          RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, bpread, May 25th 2012, #7
                               RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, Jonathan, May 25th 2012, #8
                                    RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, dutch, May 25th 2012, #9
                                         RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, William W. Young, May 25th 2012, #10
                                              RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, dutch, May 26th 2012, #11
                                                   RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, Jonathan, May 26th 2012, #12
                                                        RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, live-steam, May 30th 2012, #13
                                                             RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, Jonathan, May 30th 2012, #14
                                                                  RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, dutch, May 30th 2012, #15
                                                                       RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale, dutch, Jun 06th 2012, #16

live-steamThu Feb-23-12 09:28 AM
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#45105, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Hi everybody

Compared to other ARTR models that have been available in the past, this one seems to be of rather good quality. Although I am not convinced about the accuracy of the coulour sheme... And then this model seems to be 3cm too broad! Besides of this I guess it offers plenty of scope for further Detailling. I have seen other models of the Graupner ARTR-Premium-Line and they all where of quite good quality but intended for sailing, rhater than as display models. This means they are very robust but a bit less sophisticated and often a bit overscale (for instance the railings.

Best regards, Kaspar

  

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live-steamWed May-16-12 02:21 AM
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#46631, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Hi there

I found these pictures: http://www.lostliners.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=919
In my opinion it is the best looking large-lot-production RTR model of Titanic I have ever seen. Of course there are some mistakes (many of them could probably easily been fixed) but overall it looks realy good.

Regards, Kaspar

  

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titan1983Wed May-16-12 03:34 AM
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#46632, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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This is fantastic, and I agree; for it's size it's quite an accurate model.

The only major flaws are things like those forward facing stairs on B Deck being exposed. But then I guess all you'd have to do is place a bulkhead around them?

And of course some of the colours are here there and everywhere. again though, another easy modification?

All in all though, a nice model

Regards,

Luke McHugh

  

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dutchThu May-24-12 01:33 PM
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#46769, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Hello,

I really love this model! Wow!

do you think it's possible to add lights (fiber optics etc) to this model? or would it make her sink because of the weight/penetration of the hull?

have a nice day all!

  

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live-steamFri May-25-12 07:58 AM
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#46772, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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>Hello,
>
>I really love this model! Wow!
>
>do you think it's possible to add lights (fiber optics etc) to
>this model? or would it make her sink because of the
>weight/penetration of the hull?
>
>have a nice day all!

Hi Dutch
As far as I am concerned there should be some 7kg ballast added to bring the model on waterline. So I guess from this point of view, you would face little problems installing lights. However, there are no portholes drilled! If you want do do so it would be very difficult doing this in a proper way without damaging the paintwork and even more tricky: to make them watertight...
Regards
Kaspar

  

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William W. YoungFri May-25-12 01:46 PM
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#46773, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Hello folks , I think it should trouble you that none of the TRMA Trustees have weighed in on this model here yet. Just a thought.
Sincerely , Bill Young

  

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bpreadFri May-25-12 02:15 PM
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#46774, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Bill:
I don't know about the other trustee's, but my personal failure to weigh in is merely due to ignorance of this particular kit. I have never seen it in person and I don't know anybody that I personally know who could give an "unvarnished" review. For all I know it might be a great kit. I tried googling images of it but I couldn't tell much from it.
At a scale of 1/150, I would be more interested in a comparison of it with the 1/144 semi-kit sold through Hahn. There are a lot of detail sets available for the 1/144. If the 1/150 kit needed "help" then the modeler's only recourse would be scratchbuilding his own replacements.

Regards,
Bob Read

TRMA trustee

  

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JonathanFri May-25-12 04:04 PM
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#46775, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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I am very much with Bob here in opinion that without seeing the kit in person, I cannot comment on the overall product. But from the images I have seen, the kit does look promising. Yes there are a number of things that could be done to improve it. But that only benifits the kits final appearence.

Jonathan
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My new Facebook Titanic Group is now here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/674452852649840/

  

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dutchFri May-25-12 04:28 PM
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#46776, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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I found these posts on other forums, with lots of pictures of the Graupner model:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=37022.0

http://www.lostliners.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=919

  

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William W. YoungFri May-25-12 10:37 PM
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#46779, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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The model looks very impressive and looks quite proportional. Perhaps I will look into aquiring one and scratch modifying her into Olympic 1911 , her lifeboat gunwales are already white not brown.
Bill Young

  

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dutchSat May-26-12 07:04 AM
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#46780, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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As far as I know, not many dealers have sold this model in their shops. Nevertheless, the model is currently out of stock and will be available again in oktober. The price has also gone up by 50 euro.

I find this a bit odd. Maybe this could indicate that Graupner decided to work on (some of) the inaccuracies. That would be really nice.

  

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JonathanSat May-26-12 09:23 AM
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#46781, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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What would interest me is if this kit was also available as a static version too, obviously less in price because of that and without the RC unit. As a RC model it does not interest me as if I did decide to buy this (and carry out alterations) the RC unit would be ripped out.

Jonathan
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My new Facebook Titanic Group is now here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/674452852649840/

  

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live-steamWed May-30-12 05:20 AM
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#46822, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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>What would interest me is if this kit was also available as a
>static version too

Hi Jonathan
As an RC modeller I have been following the development of Graupners range of models for almost 20 years now. There has never been any model converted to a display model as far as I am concerned. But than I have to say that they used to make mainly kits and no ready to run models for a very long time. They started with these ready to run models only a few years ago. However, the model would most probably not be considerably less expensive as a display model, because there are only the motors and shafts installed. All the radio equipment (transmitter, receiver, speed controler, batteries etc.) are not included and have to be buyed seperately.
I hope this helps.
Regards
Kaspar

  

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JonathanWed May-30-12 09:36 AM
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#46825, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Thank you Kaspar.

Jonathan
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My new Facebook Titanic Group is now here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/674452852649840/

  

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dutchWed May-30-12 04:26 PM
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#46827, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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A friend of mine joined the Graupner group on Facebook and asked some questions about the RC Titanic model.

This is Graupner's reaction:


"it is correct, that the Titanic will be in stock in October. The requests are very high, so that it takes time to produce new Titanics.
We do not modify the Titanic, because the model is the best we can do. Some museum bought the Titanic, so we think the quality
is good. Sure there are some little things that are not like the 1:1 Titanic, but it is a model so we have to look that we can built it for
a good price for the customers. But we will thank you for your suggestions !"

  

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dutchWed Jun-06-12 02:22 AM
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#46868, "RE: Graupner Titanic model in 1:150 scale"
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Some Graupner Titanic photo's, stern section

Attachment #1, (jpg file)
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Attachment #3, (jpg file)
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Attachment #5, (jpg file)

  

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