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thumper

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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 06:03:22 PM »

Regarding the engine sounds getting to be irritating:  I had a set from the 70s with the Mighty Sound of Steam.  I could only take about 5 minutes of that.  The wires from the tender to the loco worked loose, and I never put them back together.
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 02:37:03 PM »

IMO, the level of sound would not stop me from purchasing a Williams by Bachmann GP-30. I love the way these locomotives look. I plan on purchasing a NYC GP-30 when business and my hours pick up at work. We are usually slower with fewer hours available during the Winter months.
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 04:27:03 PM »

Classic Toy Trains Magazine has a review of the Williams by Bachmann NYC GP-30 in their next issue. On-Line if you are a subscriber is a short video review of the same locomotive. I like the new sound system.  Grin If you are a subscriber you can watch the video.
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wmwalker


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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2013, 10:54:08 PM »

Well I got to see and hear the GP30 last night at our club meeting because Curt brought his ACL GP30 and ran it on the club layout. All I can said IMO WOW. That Gp30 is a true home run for Williams by Bachmann. The detail is great and the sound is very nice even though it has no volume control. I hope they move this detail and sound(maybe add a volume control) forward to other engines. Outstanding in my book. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2013, 01:36:27 PM »

Wyatt,
All of these positive reviews are making me "Antsy" to get my hands on one, preferably for me, an NYC version. Thanks, Bob.
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raider409

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2013, 03:33:52 PM »

Hey Mr Bachmann,  Will you be releasing the new roadnames and when they will be available for the GP30 at York?
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TrainmanGene

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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2013, 03:46:34 PM »

I think the Bachmann table will be swarmed lol. I'm going to probably get a Coast Line GP-30 but hope to see one in Pennsy in the near future. I am also looking foreward to the Norfolk Southern Heritage Reading SD-90 which will also have the True Blast Plus.
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phillyreading

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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2013, 05:39:13 PM »

I think the Bachmann table will be swarmed lol. I'm going to probably get a Coast Line GP-30 but hope to see one in Pennsy in the near future. I am also looking foreward to the Norfolk Southern Heritage Reading SD-90 which will also have the True Blast Plus.

Is Williams by Bachmann going to make an SD-90 NS heritage in Reading Lines?
I may have to cancel my order for the SD-70 ACe Reading Heritage unit by Norfolk Southern. Now if somebody would make an SD-70 ACe or SD-90 for Philadelphia & Reading Railways! Cool

Lee F.
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TrainmanGene

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2013, 12:45:25 PM »

 Yes they are, It's in the 2013 catalog. Plus it will have the new sound system  Smiley


I think the Bachmann table will be swarmed lol. I'm going to probably get a Coast Line GP-30 but hope to see one in Pennsy in the near future. I am also looking foreward to the Norfolk Southern Heritage Reading SD-90 which will also have the True Blast Plus.

Is Williams by Bachmann going to make an SD-90 NS heritage in Reading Lines?
I may have to cancel my order for the SD-70 ACe Reading Heritage unit by Norfolk Southern. Now if somebody would make an SD-70 ACe or SD-90 for Philadelphia & Reading Railways! Cool

Lee F.
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phillyreading

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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2013, 01:06:59 PM »

Just saw the SD-90 N.S. Heritage series in the new PDF catalog, and there are five SD-90's with the new sound system.

Lee F.
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TrainmanGene

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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2013, 09:56:35 PM »

Yes there the first model from the old production to be converted to the new sound system. Probably more will be announced at York.
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Chessie1971


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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2013, 02:00:52 PM »

I been hearing alot of nice reviews of the new williams GP30. I'm waiting to see if they make one in chessie system and B&O in dark blue and yellow letter's before i get one.
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raider409

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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2013, 10:14:01 AM »

Thanks for getting back to the original topic.
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 12:57:14 PM »

The GP-30 I ordered came in Saturday if I have time I'll get it open in the next day or two.

Packaging was nicely done!!! That's all I can say thus far!!!!

Son Joey can't wait to get it open!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chessie1971


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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 12:29:47 AM »

Fred when you do that please do a video review Thanks Jeff
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