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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:45 pm 
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HI guys.
I went into our local "The Source" (which in the US is called Circuit City/Radio Shack) for something and saw a big pile of radio controlled stuff there: boats, dirt racers, race cars, garbage truck, speed boats.....wait, garbage trucks????
Yes, there was a big stack of garbage trucks. They are made by the German company Dickie and though manufactured in China, they are exactly the same size as an Emeck truck. The frame, tires, cab are virtually identical. This little gem has a very authentic sound unit, flashing lights and headlights, Drives forward and backwards and steers (mind you, it has a huge radius, like R4 or so. ) and there's a grey bin you can back up, lift, and dump it, then drop it down and go, and then you can head to your little scale size landfill and the whole back tips up and empties.
Now I know there's a company in Germany that makes kits to do this to Emek trucks, and it's super expensive, like hundreds. I nonchalantly said, "who would want a RC garbage truck??" and the sales clerk replied, "Exactly! Those things were listed at over a hundred bucks and we couldn't sell one, so now they're $19.00".
I explained I had a nephew who might actually be interested, as he loves trucks, and bought one. It's perfect for the trash on my eventual Graubunden railway!
So you may want to check your local source: for 19.00, you coulnd't even buy the basic truck on ebay?!
And I'm sure the more clever of you could mount all kinds of bodies on the back of it: containers, dumpers, logs....
I'd send a picture, but don't know how to do that here.
Here's the link for it on their website.
Mine is a Benz and green.
https://www.dickietoys.de/en/brands-pro ... 201119084/


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 Post subject: Re: Garbage
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:25 pm 
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Nice find for the "new era"

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 Post subject: Re: Garbage
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Nice find for the "new era"


You got somethin' to say? :-? :))


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 Post subject: Re: Garbage
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Nice find for the "new era"


You got somethin' to say? :-? :))


It certainly won't fit 69 -75. Apart from that the closest store that has any is 150 km away. 8-|

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:59 pm 
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69-75... man, that is tight! Does that even allow for Red on the layout?! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Garbage
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Yes there were a few red items e.g. restaurant cars, 1st class coaches, ABe 501-504 and and and but it certainly wasn't "Die Kleine Rote".

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