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MarK T

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« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2010, 04:34:40 PM »

Even though MMI has done the Mudhens, I'm sure Bachmann could bring them in at an acceptable price point (below $500) and I'm guessing they might run a bit smoother and have the coupler at the right height for the rest of the Bachmann equipment and be dcc ready (no need to remove the boiler) ...wishful thinking Smiley
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ossygobbin

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« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2010, 05:30:49 PM »

Then that leaves us with a Heisler and a 4-4-0 that everyone wants! and last but not least the RGS 20. Grin


Royce

i dont
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Hamish K

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« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2010, 06:32:47 PM »

This thread is about dream locos, i.e. the loco you would really like, whether or not it is a likely project for Bachmann to make. Mine are the "puffing billy' 2-6-2 tank and the K1 Garratt,and  no I don't really expect either.  Some however have turned this into a what Bachmann should make thread and seem to assume that their interests are everybodies, e.g. assertions about a proper 4-4-0. All locos are proper! and not everybody wants large 3 foot prototypes. I want and need (space reasons) small locos.

Hamish
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Mike_AA9ZY

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« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2010, 06:41:49 PM »

I have to agree with you Hamish. If the new sound equipped Porters have the correct sound package and operate properly, I will be a happy modeler.
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Royce Wilson

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« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2010, 08:37:31 PM »

Hamish, you are very right and I apologize for that statement. I once was lucky enough to meet a famous book author, Mallory Hope Ferrell, in a local hobby shop. he told me that there was no such thing as a ugly steam locomotive.

The Puffing Billy is not high on my personal list ,but it sure is a pretty and intresting locomotive and given all the great modeling that has come out of Australia then I really think those guys need a model produced.

Happy modeling

Royce Wilson
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Tomcat

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« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2010, 09:19:08 PM »

Royce, you are right about the MMI K-27. Ive got three of them and just one runs halfway acceptable. Poor electric pickup which I think to reconstruct by adding extra wipers on the tender, and a tend to derail, even on wide curves. Bachmann could do definitely better, Im sure. Ive a Bachmann RGS 455 post-wreck here and if you look at the awesome running gear construction - wow...

RGS 20 would be a cool thing - we will see her under steam in 2011 I hope...
RGS / C&S 74 would be cool too...

And that 3rd type of geared engine we are (nearly...Huh?) hoping for...
This H-word is nearly worn out to type it here... Sad Sad Sad

Cheers, Tom Wink Wink Wink
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J.A.M.

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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2010, 01:00:14 PM »

Tell you what, a larger shay would be nice, something like bachmanns large scale 1  Grin
Cheers Smiley
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Tomcat

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« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2010, 02:50:25 PM »

Yeah, I definitely agree: A more "modern" Shay, the Ely Thomas Lumber No.6 for example, would be a cool thing to have... Or a Westside, or.... Smiley Smiley Smiley

Cheers, Tom Wink Wink Wink
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kcsivils1

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« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2010, 03:03:14 PM »

Oregon Lumber Company #7 - still operating in NW Indiana at the Hesston Steam Museum.

Great cabbage stack and a large three truck Shay - the last narrow gauge one ever built.
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whitepasser

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« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2010, 05:06:52 PM »

Now its time for the first big narrow gauge diesel engine.

So I'm asking for any diesel engine of the White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR)

For example the GE class 90: Number 90-100



or the Alco 101-110



and final the Bombardier 111-114



But please don't make the LGB error. Please make any engine in full O scale 1/48.
The LGB engine was not correct in dimension, but very sucessful in number of sales.
Boerries http://www.whitepassfan.net


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Mister Lee

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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2010, 12:24:47 AM »

As far as road diesels go, my first vote is for something like the Oahu Railway & Land Co/Cumbres & Toltec/Georgetown Loop center-cab GE's. My second would be the 90 class, since GE built similar locos (admittedly meter-gauge) for Argentina and other countries.

I confess that I do wonder what the 90 class would look like in D&RGW passenger-F colors.
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kcsivils1

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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2010, 01:00:39 PM »

USA 3000/White Pass & Yukon Route 81 would be great!

Largish switcher that was an actual variable gauge locomotive!

After its years at Skagway it went to South America.

Perhaps Boerries could post a photo of the 81!
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rdftrain

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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2010, 07:30:35 PM »

A class B shay 3 cylinders 25-38 tons like the large scale one Bachmann made.
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shayracer87

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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2010, 07:03:48 PM »

Hey, guys - I'm with J.A.M...... I think an early 12-14 ton Vertical Boiler Climax and/or
a T-Boiler version would be Great !  Take the basic design from the NWSL HO/HOn3 models -
Absolute beauties !!!!! Yea, I know Car Works makes Brass Models of these - But with the exceptional tooling that Bachmann has created, I 'm confident they could come up with a "killer" look.
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Stevelewis

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« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2010, 11:38:37 AM »

I have  to  add  my  two  pennyworth  here!
I would  welcome  a  LARGE 0n30  diesel loco
(I also model Large scale in the  Garden and  have  a  couple  of  WP&Y  diesel Locos)

I am looking  at  Rich yoder's GE 50 Tonner  but  I think  the  price  is  a bit high  although it  will probably be  a brilliant  model.
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