New Items 2017
This year, NOCH managed to assemble a colourful assortment of creative, interesting, and innovative new items, yet again, all revolving around model landscaping and the model railway hobby. The 2017 NOCH focus theme is »Hobby & Leisure« and you will find an overview of all of the 2017 New NOCH Items below, with some additional information:
20 Years NOCH Figures
This year NOCH celebrates a small anniversary: 20 years of NOCH figures. The first NOCH figures were launched onto the market in 1997 and, in the meantime, our product range has grown to more then 250 figure sets. On top of that, more than 500 individual figures are available on www.modellfiguren.de, since October 2016. Look forward to amazing offers and great promotional deals. The Z scale figures are completely new to our product range, and they will be available at dealers in March.
PROFI Ballast and Rocks
Starting in March, the NOCH Ballast and Rocks assortment grows even further, with new sets of ballast and rocks. They have a fine, nature-like granulation and a realistic colouring. The track bed ballast comes in four different colour shades, every pack contains 250 g at € 2.49 each. There are two granulations for every colour shade, a coarse one for H0/TT and a finer one for N/Z. Through mixing and matching the different colour shades, you can create your very own unique shades. There are three new gravel granulations are available now for the re-creation and decoration of mountain sides, rock walls, lake and river beds. All of them come at a favourable price € 2.49. The three different granulations can be used individually, or mixed at will.
The NOCH Structure Flock is a new development for the creation of nature-like vegetation. The flock made from hardfoam is ground and offered in three different granulations – fine, medium, and coarse – and in four realistic shades of dull green: May green, bright green, medium green, and dark green. This means the Structure Flock is suitable for a variety of different applications, such as the flocking of trees, or designing groundcover vegetation, or small bushes. The fine Structure Flock is 3 mm strong and it is offered in bags of 20 g each.
The Hobby-Trees for H0/TT and N/Z
In March, the Mega-Economy Set with completely re-worked Hobby-Trees in different colour shades and shapes are launched: Tree trunks and root stocks are even more realistic and the tree flock’s colours are even more saturated and natural. The fir trees have un-evenly cut tree branches, and the model spruces, additionally, bright green branch tips. Despite the improved quality, the prices the tree sets’ prices stay the same.
Rock Forming System
One of the highlights of the new NOCH items is the Rock Forming System, which will be available starting in July. Self-moulded rocks are cost-efficient and they are ideal for the decoration of larger rock sections. Whether, a mountain massif or a railway embankment with individual rocks: the number of rocks replicated with this method through a single Rock Former has almost no limit. Six different Rock Formers are available for € 11.99 each. All of them have 24 x 12 cm dimensions.
Viaduct »Ravenna«, made from NOCH Structure Hardfoam
The impressive original and prototype for this model is located in the Black Forest’s »Höllental« (»Hell Valley«). The stone viaduct with nine arches and an arch span of 20 meters was built between 1926 and 1928. The miniature viaduct consists out of a bridge with three bridge pries and is modular in a way that allows any model railway enthusiast to adapted the bridge to requirements of his model landscape.
Laser-Cut Kit »Rock-Festival« with micro-motion in H0
The stage is a Pre-formed Laser-Cut Kit, equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack suitable for all audio devices. This way, you can hear your own music on the rock stage, played, for example, from a MP3–player or a smartphone. Two speakers are responsible for the sound and they are supported by a processor-controlled lighting console which strobes with the music’s rhythm. While in sleep mode, the stage lights up in blue. The stars on the back wall and the »Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll« banner are also illuminated. The Building Kit contains 16 LEDs, the included figure set »Band« brings the necessary atmosphere and life to the stage. The connection is made with a common 16 V model transformer, suitable for AC/DC. The model is limited to 1,000 units. A numbered certificate and a comprehensive construction and electronics manual are enclosed with the kit.