Comparison of N-scale Tramway Performance

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We have bought streetcars from several manufacturers. Below is a comparative table of performances. We have chosen as main criteria the starting tension, the maximum speed and the reliability when rolling on the track.

In our opinion, we consider that the Kato Centram has the best performance, with realistic operation and speed. In addition, it features front / rear and interior lighting.

Manufacturer and tramway type Starting voltage Minimum stabilized speed Stabilized speed under 7V Maximum speed Maximum speed voltage Comments
Kato Centram
(2 cars)
3V 21 mph 39 mph 51 mph 16V
  • Plastic articulated pantograph
  • Front, rear and interior lighting
Arnold Duwag
(2 cars)
9V 30 mph 21 mph 60 mph 16V
  • Metallic articulated pantograph
  • No lighting
Tomytec Centram
(2 cars)
3V 30 mph 179 mph 179 mph 7V
  • Plastic articulated pantograph
  • No lighting
  • Optional motorized chassis (requires seats removal)
Tomytec T1000
(3 cars)
3V 49 mph 179 mph 179 mph 7V
  • Non-articulated plastic pantograph in raised position
  • No lighting
  • Optional motorized chassis (requires seats removal)
Hödl-Linie8 Combino
(3 cars)
3V 12 mph 50 mph 75 mph 8V
  • Metallic articulated pantograph
  • No lighting
  • No seats interior full by ballast and engine
  Modemo NT85
(2 cars)
4,2V 20 mph 35 mph 50 mph 8,6V
  • Plastic articulated pantograph
  • No lighting

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