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« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2016, 12:48:30 AM »

Getting this topic back on track (yes, that terrible pun was intentional).

One thing I would like to say, on the topic of Large Scale Thomas, is how impressed I am that Bachmann had the (quite frankly) brilliant idea to raise the bottom of Thomas's rear and front buffer beams, in order to accommodate couplings. I think I even read somewhere a while ago that (as a result of the aforementioned bufferbeam changes) Thomas's front and rear buffers are now level, something which his TV Series model (and now CGI render) hasn't had since...season 2...I think.

It may mean a little detail accuracy, in the form of the bufferbeam height, is sacrificed, but the operation value is increased a lot. Fans of the HO range have complained about the lack of a front coupling on the HO Thomas, Percy, and James models for years, so I still think his large scale model is quite impressive in that regard. In fact, all the Large Scale models I've seen from Bachmann have been quite impressive, but James, Thomas and Percy are especially so, when compared to their HO models, maybe it's time for an update of them? Wink

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« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2016, 08:52:54 AM »

Thankyou AJW98Productions,

for that dose of reality, having had this topic removed in the past by the moderator when it got out of hand I'd dearly like to avoid a repeat.
IF chances of Henrietta have increased yippee but until its confirmed then we are again back to focusing on topic.

It's great to see that images have appeared for all but the explosives van, I think it means the later end of this year may see most of the promised offerings appear and we can once again dream of more engines... Winston is fine, and sound is great but we do need another engine...

My personal 2017 Wishlist:
Loco: Edward or Duck

Coaches: Red Coaches or Henrietta

Wagons: Box Van with Face, Toad (with moving eyes)

Significant others would include: Cattle Wagon, Mail Wagon, Maybe LS accessories and More Figures (Loco crew, Workmen Assorted, Mrs Kindley, Lady Hatt, Jeremiah Jobling, Passengers Assorted. Oh and wagon loads...

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« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2016, 04:58:54 PM »

& My Favourite Box Van finally has an image!

Can't wait!

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« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2016, 11:56:13 AM »

Well everyone recently the Hasty Hannah thing was confirmed. It is also said Hannah resembles Henrietta. If you need proof check the ttte fan wikia and look at season 20. If you need links I can provide them.

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« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2016, 02:22:44 PM »

Not sure if this is a good sign, but the Bachmann Branchline website has an approximate date for Winston's release. (As well as the Sound Thomas and Percy)

The only reason I say it may not be a good sign, is the fact that the US site has a price listed for Winston, and the UK one does not. So that could mean they're still spitballing here.

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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2016, 01:35:43 PM »

I am genuinely surprised on how little information we currently have about Winston.  Even Oliver has more going for him in regards to a release date and preorders.  Not too many shops have Winston listed or even have release dates posted.  Even with the new vans out and the DCC/sound models due next month, I think this is really saying something about the odds of a new engine in the range if it is taking them this long to get Winston out.
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« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2017, 11:11:14 AM »

Hello everyone,

It's been a long time since we've posted and generally wanted to get a feel for rumours or wishes for 2018, it's frustrating to wait so long to get a loco every 2 years! Diesel is a welcome addition and we always hold out hope for Edward or Duck with the Red Coaches but keen to know others thoughts???


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« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2017, 08:31:28 PM »

I'm sure Diesel will be out in 2018, though I'm surprised we still don't have an official photo of the spiteful brake van yet. 

That being said, production has been a lot slower for Bachmann than usual this year and I'm sure this has made an impact for large scale too.  I'm not expecting a lot for large scale in 2018 besides 'Arry and Bert.

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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2017, 09:26:13 PM »

Large Scale fans have been open to the idea of Bill & Ben (myself included) and I personally hope that Mavis can be made as well. I sadly wouldn't see any of them being made too soon, though.  Undecided

Nonetheless, I cannot wait to see what Diesel and the Spiteful Brake Van look like. I'm a bit of a Diesel fan and the latter is a very unique choice.
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« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2017, 03:50:01 AM »

The Spiteful Brakevan is a strange choice as technically that is the brakevan we have as in the books he’s NW 13 however we may be getting the tv series version that’s just grey and has a face. As freight running without a brakevan is difficult we’ve already repainted a second brakevan so any new brakevan is still more than needed.

I hope a second sound decoder becomes available with diesel on as our plan is to eventually switch to DCC but at the moment our focus is on earthworks and tunnel construction.

I wish they’d be bold enough to make some buildings for the large scale.

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