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the Bach-man
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2009, 10:16:59 PM »

Hi, all!
I guess we can let Jack in off the loading dock now!
You'll really like the cabeese!
the Bach-man
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mudhen


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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 05:34:49 AM »

glennk28:
The 3rd gondola is being picked up on Saturday. My supplier was short one.  Undecided
And to Buckco and the Back mann, thanks for all your input, weather it was good or bad, and your help. I will now be able to put anticipation away for a long over due rest, until you come out with something else I'll just have to have, Yesterday. Roll Eyes
Just can't wait to get my hands on it now to see how you have out done yourselfs this time, again, and put it on the tracks where it belongs. The train is about to leave the yard. Thanks again.  Grin
Nice pictures of the caboose too. I have to go to Durango, someday Smiley   
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2009, 03:27:56 AM »

Which actual caboose number was measured to arrive at the current model being produced?

Jake
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2009, 09:20:20 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2009, 12:20:04 PM »

ANTICIPATION IS OVER Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
My caboose is being delivered tomorrow  can't wait to see it in hand.
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mudhen


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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2009, 07:52:30 PM »

Are you not the lucky one. My supplier said I will have mine by next Saturday. sniff....sniff Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009, 04:57:12 PM »

Hey All,

My caboose arrived today.  Must be the first kid on the block.  What a beauty. Roll Eyes
Read the directions for removing the roof.  Tricky at first.  If you are using batteries remove the cushion first
then slide the cover back.  As soon a I change couplers, I am ready.
 Cheesy Grin Shocked Roll Eyes

Let me hear you comments when you get yours

Rick
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2009, 07:16:31 AM »

Hi All,

Installed kadees.  Something has changed.  The 830 no longer just drops in the draft gear box.  I trimmed the lug and the insides of the coupler shank.  Slid right in place.  I am going to drill holes, replace the pins, so the cut levers are not loose.  Graphics are very sharp but the paint is a little glossy, a shot of dulcote will take care of that.

Later,
Rick Wink
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JLyans

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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2009, 03:00:29 AM »

I picked up one of the new Spectrum, 1:20.3 long cabooses today. Bachmann has really raised the bar on this one.  The dimensions look good, the detail is great, and the interior is fantastic! The car even rolls well. Well done Bachmann.

John
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2009, 09:03:44 PM »

my dealer did not have them yet as of Tuesday morning (8/25)--but I saw at least three on eBay already.  gj
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2009, 10:11:05 PM »

Mine arrived at the dealers on the 17th.  As luck would have it that's the day we left for Canada to attend our daughter's wedding.



Was able to pick the cabin up today. Took a couple of pictures before getting started adding detail and lettering.  The caboose arrived in great condition. Bachmann has a winner with this latest offering.

Now we'll see what Danny has to say.   Wink 

One of the "Enthusiastic Children"

JD
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2009, 03:20:36 PM »

As delivered it appears that the marker light lanterns are not properly installed on most if not all units.  The markers have the green lense to the rear. Wrong.

Red should show to the rear and sides.  Green should show to the front. Have read, but don't know for sure, that at some point in time the markers were changed to amber lenses to the sides and rear.

On another site there's a posting where a new owner managed to damage the marker light wiring when trying to get the red lenses facing to the rear.  It is not necessary to pull the marker light assembly from the body.  The lantern will slide off the marker light base.



Here's the lantern removed from its base.  All that is necessary to get the proper lense orientation is to move the left lantern to the right side and right lantern to the left.  Also refer to page G887X-IS001 of supplied documentation.  Takes about a minute or so to make the correction.  Wonder why folks won't take the time to review supplied documentation before attempting any work on a model.   Roll Eyes

Wonder if Danny has figured this out yet?


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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2009, 03:45:19 PM »

Thanks for the "quick fix" info Jon!
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2009, 05:28:23 PM »

JD,

You gonna paint those hand rails and ladders to match the prototype photo above, or gonna wait to see what "Danny" says?  Wink

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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2009, 05:49:25 PM »

Seems that Bachmann has forgotten about us up in the great white  north. But my supplier says he hopes to have them next week. Thank God, I am so jealous that some of you already have your cabooses. Here come anticipation again !!!!!!!
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