I know a modeller who has every item in this Chinese itinerary .... except the tank wagons. He seems quite pleased with them but to be honest, I personally wouldn't touch any of it. Bear in mind that I am totally against buying this tat for myself, but read the post carefully and there should be no arguments like there was on the other channel.
First the coaches and wagons .... they seem to be made of a more brittle type of plastic .... finish is unpainted but very good .... none of the moulded colours ars are prototypical though and will need painting into a requisite livery .... some fittings (e.g. door handles) are missing .... some parts that clip or screw on the LGB originals are gobbed in with glue on these copies .... wheels are out of true and NEED replacing. My summary:
.... now that the original LGB version of the coach is around £160, the Newquida copy works out at about a quarter of the price .... it is not a necessity to change the wheels on the LGB but it IS on the Newquida. Given that most will change to metal wheels anyway, this probably isn't too much of a problem and discarded LGB plastic wheels are ten a penny .... if you are handy with a spray can or airbrush and you want a prototypical or special livery, you should have a finished model at under half price if you are prepared to spend a little time .... also handy for chopping as you wouldnt really want to chop a genuine LGB .... regarding the wagons, these aren't so much of a saving and by the time you have repainted and decalled, you wouldn't have gained much.
The Radio Controlled Harz 2-6-2 .... sound is atrocious .... okay for kids but battery life is an issue (as with all cheap R/C stuff) .... wheels are plastic and out of true .... may lend itself to re-engineering (better wheels) and rebodying.My summary:
The Radio Controlled ICE Set .... printed windows look like poor photocopies of the LGB printed windows, the driver and window reflections being EXACTLY the same but of a very poor resolution .... you get two ends (only one of which is powered through one bogie) and only one intermediate coach (no extra coaches are available) .... the LGB articulated coaches do fit if you want a longer consist but look far superior to the Newquida copies, side by side the difference shows .... again, battery life is an issue and eventually will work out expensive .... cheap pantographs are easy to break off and are best left down, they won't stay up anyway. My summary:
.... tested with four extra LGB coaches, the unit struggles and slips to a stand on curves .... a 3-car ICE just looks silly, so again not a serious piece of kit.