Scale: HO 1/87
NOCH has several new model motorcycles to detail your layout.
Six high quality detailed models allow you to enhance your layout or diorama. They feature rubber tires.
H0 scale Classic Bikes
All six motorcycles are contained in a clear plastic cradle. The cradle is held within a hard plastic case that protects and displays the bike.
These little motorbikes have good detail for 1/87 scale. The photos show it better than I can describe it. There are bits of flash and seams on some parts.
NOCH paints all of the models and some of the trim is impressive. It looks like someone got a little sloppy in places on a couple.
The six models are:
1. BMW R60 (No. 16400)
2. BMW R60 with sidecar, (No. 16400 and No. 16402)
3. Zündapp KS 50 (No. 16410)
4. Kreidler Florett RS (No. 16420)
5. Norton Commando 850 (No. 16430)
6. Honda CB 750 (No. 16440)
I am surprised NOCH did not include a Harley-Davidson or an Indian motorcycle.
I would like to show you the Norton Commando but a second Zündapp was accidentally packed in that case.
The tires are rubber. The spokes are ingenious -- a clear hard material with spokes printed onto them. Most wheels rotate. Handlebar mirrors and signal lamps are molded onto some bikes, and all have kickstands.
As a kid Honda's 750 was the
bike to aspire to; today I'd like a BMW! So these are welcome models. I think HO scale is getting to the edge of the envelope for fine detail on motorcycles. These little crotch-rockets look really good from normal viewing distances. The rubber tires and printed spokes are very clever. Detail, while over-scale, is still a worthy attempt. That some paint is sloppy is hard to see.
Overall these are neat little scene setters that will enhance dioramas and layouts. Recommend.
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