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An impression of one example PIKO product.

I have looked at and worked on a PIKO 2 bay hopper car which is beautifully decorated in the Nashville Convention graphics; however, I find this car utilizes a very flexible frame so it can be fastened to the body shell ends without needing any screws - which is not good if desiring to body mount couplers. As expected, the car has trucks with standard hook & loop couplers and plastic wheels, so the car is very light weight. So my overall impression is this PIKO car is a cleverly designed "value engineered" product with outstanding graphics, but seems a bit too flimsy.

-Ted
 
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