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Riptrack

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« on: October 13, 2017, 06:20:21 PM »

Mr. Bachmann,
      Any chance the HO Crossing accessory pack with 6 signals + 6 gates could be update so the gates are painted red & white instead of black & white ? Even better would be offering the signals separately from the EZ track crossing for modeling road crossings without having to get the EZ Track form base that's not needed. These crossing signals would make for a great static display models.
                                    Thanks,
                                     Riptrack








             
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 10:36:18 PM »

Dear Rip,
I'll pass that along...
Thanks!
the Bach-man
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Trainman203

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 10:40:46 AM »

Black and white is corrrct for steam era and early diesel era.  Red and white is only good for modern day, a lot more limited in scope.
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Riptrack

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 01:55:43 PM »

Limited in scope would be black & white not red & white . Be in this hobby way to long not to realize theirs more modern equipment being designed and made for the new young blood coming in to the hobby. They model what they see today. And Bachmann has been making the crossbucks in b&w for at lease 30 years if not more. Time to kick it up a notch and revamp the product line. Theirs enough b&w sets to be had for years to come if they stopped producing them today. I doubt they will but I see no reason why the couldn't offer both color standards.  😉
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ACY

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 03:10:13 AM »

IDEA: If you don't want black and white or would prefer red, it is a fairly simple task to alter them to suit your needs.

Keep in mind that when dealing with mass production, in this situation it would probably add a bit to the cost if they produced the product both ways.
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Joe323

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 07:44:31 AM »

Well if you are going to model a modern grade crossing you need to go with the overhead type signage they use nowadays.  Bachmann doesn’t have this but I believe they can be found.
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Trainman203

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 10:43:23 AM »

Maybe Bachmann should quit producing steam engines, F units, 40' freight cars, and heavyweight passenger cars.  All of that apppears to conform to the discussed definition of "limited scope".

Be patient.  The old guys are going to die off soon enough. 
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Len

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 02:39:35 PM »

All that would be needed is to alternate runs using red paint instead of black. The same packaging could be used.

Len
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 02:27:13 AM »

All that would be needed is to alternate runs using red paint instead of black. The same packaging could be used.
You would be surprised how much that would add to the cost of the product, one may think it is a negligible change, but it would probably amount to an increase of about $2 in the end retail price.
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RAILSPLITTER

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 05:31:02 PM »

Inflation takes care of the extra cost to change the paint color. How many were made and just sitting on the shelf for 20 years. The cost to produce that run was profited with inflation 20 years later. Bachmann does now produce modern diesels sd70ace/es44ac of our time . Maybe some modern cars and cross bucks would be a good follow up to keep up with others a little better. What happen to steam engine manufacturers when they thought diesels were only for switching and kept producing the same old way?
 
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 09:34:04 PM »

Dear All,
Y'know, the only people who care about this are modelers.
Shouldn't a modeler be able to mask off a crossing gate and spray it the color they want?
Have fun!
Model!
the Bach-man
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James in FL

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 11:05:21 PM »

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Dear All,
Y'know, the only people who care about this are modelers.
Shouldn't a modeler be able to mask off a crossing gate and spray it the color they want?

Depends on what your definition of “Modeler” is.
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