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nscaler711
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« on: February 27, 2007, 10:54:20 PM »

to Bach-Mann
why not build a Gs4 daylight in N scale?
halmark had ortaments Gs4 Daylight in n scale
 
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PVT Austin
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 11:58:44 PM »

Con-Cor already did one:

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nscaler711
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007, 06:21:40 PM »

that i do know but i want a cheaper model of it and not have to search e-bay
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 12:17:28 AM »

Dear All,
I'll pass along the request.
Thanks!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 09:35:25 AM »

In N scale, the manufacturers tend to shy from doing anything that another one has already done.  This is not always the case, but is the genreal rule.

Kato,  LL and B-mann have done F-units, recently, and Intermountain is running through the list.  I suspect that IM did not shy from them because:

1.  The B-mann Standard Line F-9 is more a T-O-Y than a model.  The B-mann PLUS Fs had problems and the SPECTRUM Fs are mediodre locomotives.

2.  The LL FP-whatever is more a T-O-Y than a model.  Even though it is a good puller and not a bad runner, its features make it a mongrel F-unit and the power chassis is  out-of-date.  Walthers has chosen not to upadate it.

3.  Kato makes very nice F-units, but the road name selection is limited.  The only variety in road names that Kato seems to have is every scheme that ATSF ever had, even if it was on only one or two units,  or even considered, but never used.

The C-C GS-4 comes on a CMStP&P 4-8-4 chassis.  The runnability is acceptable, but for a three-hundred banana list, I expect better than 'acceptable'.  C-C sells it in black, but unfortunately, the font for the SP roadname, in black,  is incorrect.  The font does appear correct for the Daylight color scheme.

HO does not seem to have the duplication problem that N does.  THere are a coule of varieties of USRA light mikados and pacifics, as well as USRA 0-6-0s.  More than one manufacturer sells F-units and GP-whatevers.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 06:34:10 PM »

I wanted some modern diesels, such as the GE Evolution series.

Bachmann should continue to use the B23-7/H16-44 drive on it's future N scale models.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007, 05:36:36 PM »

Bachmann has done the PRR K4s as a Spectrum model in HO scle, believe it was the first Spectrum model. Yet, it has never been duplicated in N scale, although the Consolidation, Light USRA Mountain, and USRA 2-6-6-2 were.

It would be nice if the K4s were made in N, us SPF's would sure appreciate it and buy many.  Cool
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