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Title: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasrosiefan1 on September 05, 2010, 05:01:29 PM
Can Bachmann make make these Thomas products for 2011? Here's how they can be made:

James (Updated):
Take the existing James and Repaint the red part under his smokebox black. Repaint James' wheels black and his tender wheels covers black. Repaint James' hooks black and give James a front coupler. Cut into James' back cab to add a cab interior.

Rosie:
Bachmann Thomas' chassis with Percy's side rods on a new body.

Arthur:
Bachmann 3MT tank modified into a 2MT tank with a new face.

Molly:
Bachmann Edward's running gear and pony truck with a new body and a modified version of Emily's Tender.

Hank:
Modify the Pennsylvania K4 by adding a new cowcatcher with a hook and try to add a front coupler. Add Gordon's buffers to the back of the tender along with a hook and add a new face.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on September 05, 2010, 05:38:04 PM
 :( What?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on September 05, 2010, 05:46:59 PM
And this, Gents, is what we have the wishlist thread for. Please use that in the future instead of creating new topics.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on September 05, 2010, 07:50:22 PM
no affence but my mouth dropped a bit... i see your points clearly but my senses only say aruther could happen. maybe 2012. we would like Duck and diesel sooner than later... know what i mean?  ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on September 05, 2010, 08:24:25 PM
And this, Gents, is what we have the wishlist thread for. Please use that in the future instead of creating new topics.

(Prepare for exaggeration) Thank you for saying that! VERY valid point. AND as a reply to the ideas, I don't think Bachmann would go the cheap route. They would definitely start from scratch unless things are a perfect match. They are not Hornby, and Bachmann also knows how to make their models. Look at how well they've done, with only minor errors in the beginning.

no affence but my mouth dropped a bit... i see your points clearly but my senses only say aruther could happen. maybe 2012. we would like Duck and diesel sooner than later... know what i mean?  ;)

I wouldn't bash him like that. There is a load of wants, and you may be a classic lover, like me, but a lot of people want newer engines as well as the old.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jgaynor on September 05, 2010, 08:58:10 PM
as far as James you could do most of the changes your self especially the painting
but as I have said in the wishlist thread I'm looking for more structures and accessories.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on September 05, 2010, 09:39:01 PM
HO Thomas, Percy, and James need revisions in every area possible. I've listed my reasons why before.  :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 06, 2010, 02:49:49 AM
Arthur, Hank, and Molly when made would be new molds entirely. All engines will be, even if Bachmann makes the class. The models are sold and reviewed by the safety commission as toys, and so must meet US toy safety standards. Some of the detail parts wouldn't pass muster. As well, they are subject to drop tests, and must survive falls of a certain height. For this reason, I am willing to put up with having to do advanced detailing on the models myself, because it means my models will not be totaled by the occasional shelf plunge. Henry still runs after at least three such falls from static display on my bookshelf, and all that broke off were the driver and fireman in his cab, which were put there by me with white glue.

 Rosie would be better off with different valve gear, chassis, and motor. James would require more work than you seem to think. Where the circuit board goes, etc. Note: Written hours ago, delay in posting.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on September 07, 2010, 11:12:04 PM
James would require more work than you seem to think. Where the circuit board goes, etc. Note: Written hours ago, delay in posting.

Honestly, where everything is located in James isn't even a problem. The lack of the black paint on the wheels, the black paint on the smokebox, and lack of power and weight in general are the problems.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 07, 2010, 11:59:37 PM
In order for him to have an open cab like Edward's the circuit board would have to be repositioned somewhat.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on September 08, 2010, 01:41:35 AM
Duck and Diesel sound like they have a REALLY good chance for being the next two engines next year.  But I also think another possibility for engines in 2011 will be Duck and Oliver.  It may not look like it, but Oliver plays a larger role in Thomas and Friends then you would think.  So if you ask me, if Duck is going to come out next year, it wouldn't surprise me if Oliver came out with him too.  Then we'd have the original engines 1-11 all taken care of.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on September 08, 2010, 03:08:32 PM
I wonder why there was never a engine #12....


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on September 08, 2010, 03:56:57 PM
I wonder why there was never a engine #12....
i thought Barry was number 12?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 08, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
Barry hasn't been published yet, sadly.

And PasqualeCS96 was talking about the TV series, I believe.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on September 08, 2010, 04:08:54 PM
but he was #12 right?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 08, 2010, 04:29:48 PM
He would be No. 12, yes. However, thus far no engine seen has carried the number 12. And Barry is not one of the original 11 NWR steamers from the first 26 Railway Series books by Wilbert.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: therailwayinspector on September 09, 2010, 10:28:39 AM
Who on earth is Barry?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 09, 2010, 02:58:40 PM
Look him up at ttte.wikia.com. He's a Railway Series character-to-be. Barry the Rescue Engine


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on September 09, 2010, 03:03:06 PM
Yes I was talking about the tv series, But maybe a engine like BoCo could be a honorary #12 engine ;) But I'm shocked theres going to be a railway series book after all these years. It sounded like he was going to be a Rescue engine for the Sodor search and rescue center after Misty Island Rescue was made.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 09, 2010, 03:24:08 PM
Uh, no.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on September 10, 2010, 03:03:52 PM
Uh no what? ???


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on September 10, 2010, 05:01:39 PM
He means that arry has barely any chances of showing up, if he did, 98% of a channce he would've been announced. Maye in the future but not now.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10, 2010, 05:54:33 PM
 ??? ??? ??? ???
Now I'm confused.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on September 10, 2010, 06:33:29 PM
Sorry, I ment barry


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Hoss on September 10, 2010, 07:16:50 PM
??? ??? ??? ???
Now I'm confused.
Let me try and explain here.

Barry was a Railway Series character that was in a book that was not published. Barry was rescued by the Fat Controller from Barry Island scrap yard, that means his name. If Barry the rescue engine was published, he would of found the same fate as BoCo or maybe even Bear.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10, 2010, 08:28:37 PM
I know who Barry is. But jettrainfan typed "Arry" by accident. It wouldn't have been so confusing if he would use capitalization.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on September 21, 2010, 07:19:48 AM
if Barry is #12, Charlie is #14, then who's 13?
and how'd we even get on this topic?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on September 21, 2010, 04:12:06 PM
13 BoCo or Diesel And how we got on the subject well read the last few sentences Chaz made in his last reply he said if Duck and Oliver are made then that would take care of engines 1-11 which got me thinkin why there never was engine #12 and apparently there was iin the Railway Series Barry the Rescue Engine whos book was supposed to be published but never was and I originally thought he was going to be a character after the Sodor Search and Rscue Center was built and was wrong. The rest kind of leads up to here.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on September 21, 2010, 08:14:01 PM
ok now i get it


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on September 23, 2010, 08:18:22 PM
I know who Barry is. But jettrainfan typed "Arry" by accident. It wouldn't have been so confusing if he would use capitalization.

Actually, to be politically correct, it is really 'Arry. Note: there is an apostrophe before the A. I've seen it somewhere before as well. And it isn't so much capitalization as it is missing a letter. We all make spelling errors. I bet you use the spell check before you post. :P

Anyways, about book #42 (correct me if incorrect), when is it supposed to be released? Sounds great. I'm happy that new books are popping up at least once in a while.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 24, 2010, 06:33:40 PM
No, it ISN'T, because he was referring to Barry. ::)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on September 24, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
Boco gots a 4 digit numer so it can't be him. Maye #13 is hidden for the future, I have no clue.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on September 25, 2010, 04:47:45 PM
No, it ISN'T, because he was referring to Barry. ::)

Gah, now it's a game of you said he said: You said that if he would have used capitalization it would have been fine. NO. That would have made arry into Arry. That isn't a correct word in itself (hence 'Arry). He would have had to add a B to make it Barry. Forget the capitalization. He just misspelled a word and you went on and on about it incorrectly.

-CLOSED-

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Now, to get some info on this book... Would it be book #42 in the RWS? When is it to be released?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 25, 2010, 11:59:11 PM
2011.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: therailwayinspector on October 01, 2010, 04:05:51 PM
Right, 2011 then:

Duck (uses the same chasis as the scottish twins!)
Stepney
Red coaches
Trevor

That's about it for now


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 01, 2010, 04:09:03 PM
Right, 2011 then:

Duck (uses the same chasis as the scottish twins!)
Stepney
Red coaches
Trevor

That's about it for now

I agree, I would really like Duck and the red branch coaches... They are great.  ;D

By the way does Duck really have the identical chassis of the D&D?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on October 01, 2010, 05:24:47 PM
By the way does Duck really have the identical chassis of the D&D?

yup :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on October 03, 2010, 02:45:57 AM
For my ideas for 2011, i would like to see:

Duck
Diesel
Splatter
Dodge
Oliver
Toad
Circus Wagons


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on October 11, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
For my ideas for 2011, i would like to see:

Duck
Diesel
Splatter
Dodge
Oliver
Toad
Circus Wagons
Splatter and Dodge don't have much of a chance as we see it, unless they are reintroduced into the series in Day of the Diesels with Diesel 10. Everything else (except maybe not the circus wagons) seems like they have a fair chance :) and if I may add, the red branchline coaches seem to have a pretty good chance of release as they have appeared in every season since season 3.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on October 11, 2010, 09:47:49 PM
They were first introduced in season 2 actually.

I'm still seeing high chances for Duck and Diesel for 2011 myself.  But in terms of rolling stock and accessories I say the red coaches and Trevor still have a good chance on my book.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 11, 2010, 10:54:45 PM
For my ideas for 2011, i would like to see:

Duck
Diesel
Splatter
Dodge
Oliver
Toad
Circus Wagons
Splatter and Dodge don't have much of a chance as we see it, unless they are reintroduced into the series in Day of the Diesels with Diesel 10. Everything else (except maybe not the circus wagons) seems like they have a fair chance :) and if I may add, the red branchline coaches seem to have a pretty good chance of release as they have appeared in every season since season 3.

I don't know about the Circus Wagons either. They haven't been seen in the TV series. Correct me if I'm wrong but I haven't seen them since season 8. I would think Splatter and Dodge are highly doubtful. If Lady is released, then we can surely talk of this, but as of now, sorry to discourage you, I say I doubt it.

DUCK AND DIESEL FOR 2011 ( ::) :P)!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on October 12, 2010, 06:25:54 PM
At least the majority of us agree that Duck and Diesel should be the next engines. The red coaches wouln't be bad either, as then we wouldn't have to use Annie and/or Clarabel as your average coach, if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on October 12, 2010, 07:23:08 PM
With the whole Thomas for sale thing who knows if Day of the Diesels will still be made.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on October 12, 2010, 08:40:57 PM
One of my ideas are
Bachmann Oliver
Bachmann Toad
Bachmann Devious Diesel
Bachmann Duck
Bachmann Stepney
Bachmann D7101 'Hymek'
Bachmann Arry
Bachmann Bert
Bachmann Old Slow Coach                                   
Bachmann Breakdown Train                                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


and this stuff come's from horbny that isn't selling.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on October 12, 2010, 08:57:19 PM
One of my ideas are
Bachmann Oliver
Bachmann Toad
Bachmann Devious Diesel
Bachmann Duck
Bachmann Stepney
Bachmann D7101 'Hymek'
Bachmann Arry
Bachmann Bert
Bachmann Old Slow Coach                                   
Bachmann Breakdown Train                                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


and this stuff come's from horbny that isn't selling.

Hornby make all of those :/


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on October 12, 2010, 09:11:51 PM
Yes, but I think he means that they're not selling very well.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on October 12, 2010, 09:28:05 PM
Thank you ZeldaTheSwordsman and there curentley OUT OF STOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on October 12, 2010, 09:33:21 PM
Yes, but I think he means that they're not selling very well.

If that is the case, I would like to see evidence.

I know, having spoken to the guy who runs my local model shop, some of the items listed are good sellers. I'm pretty sure most of them do sell well, otherwise Hornby would not have kept them listed in the catalogues.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on October 12, 2010, 09:46:42 PM
Yes, but I think he means that they're not selling very well.

If that is the case, I would like to see evidence.

I know, having spoken to the guy who runs my local model shop, some of the items listed are good sellers. I'm pretty sure most of them do sell well, otherwise Hornby would not have kept them listed in the catalogues.
rnby
Hey I'm in the usa not the uk so I want  bachmann to make  the models and go to the hornby.com to see  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

                    


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasj219 on October 12, 2010, 10:16:10 PM
You can still but them go to a site that sells them and have them shipped. Besides BACHMANN is never going to make D7101


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on October 12, 2010, 11:56:16 PM
Try Ebay? :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on October 13, 2010, 03:09:23 PM
One of my ideas are
Bachmann Oliver
Bachmann Toad
Bachmann Devious Diesel
Bachmann Duck
Bachmann Stepney
Bachmann D7101 'Hymek'
Bachmann Arry
Bachmann Bert
Bachmann Old Slow Coach                                   
Bachmann Breakdown Train                                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


and this stuff come's from horbny that isn't selling.

Hornby make all of those :/
who said they were good models :P well Oliver, Stepeny and the Old slow coach arent that bad oh and toad


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 13, 2010, 03:15:04 PM
One of my ideas are
Bachmann Oliver
Bachmann Toad
Bachmann Devious Diesel
Bachmann Duck
Bachmann Stepney
Bachmann D7101 'Hymek'
Bachmann Arry
Bachmann Bert
Bachmann Old Slow Coach                                   
Bachmann Breakdown Train                                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


and this stuff come's from horbny that isn't selling.

So much for ONE idea. Honestly, just look around. If you don't have patience for them to be made over the course of a decade (based on the 10 items above), along with others, then just buy Hornby. The way things are going I'm just sitting on what I have and if Bachmann releases a model I want, great. If a model isn't released, too bad for me. I can wait.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on October 13, 2010, 07:36:55 PM
One of my ideas are
Bachmann Oliver
Bachmann Toad
Bachmann Devious Diesel
Bachmann Duck
Bachmann Stepney
Bachmann D7101 'Hymek'
Bachmann Arry
Bachmann Bert
Bachmann Old Slow Coach                                   
Bachmann Breakdown Train                                                 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


and this stuff come's from horbny that isn't selling.

So much for ONE idea. Honestly, just look around. If you don't have patience for them to be made over the course of a decade (based on the 10 items above), along with others, then just buy Hornby. The way things are going I'm just sitting on what I have and if Bachmann releases a model I want, great. If a model isn't released, too bad for me. I can wait.
well  I can't  understand  the price's in the uk I'm in the usa   ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 13, 2010, 09:19:34 PM
Look up a price converter... Isn't it about 1.33 pounds are one dollar or something? Vice-versa? Completely different? ???


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on October 14, 2010, 09:27:23 PM
Look up a price converter... Isn't it about 1.33 pounds are one dollar or something? Vice-versa? Completely different? ???
In pre-algebra 2 years ago I learned it was 1.5 pounds to 1 dollar. That may be out dated, but I'm not totally sure.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 16, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Look up a price converter... Isn't it about 1.33 pounds are one dollar or something? Vice-versa? Completely different? ???
In pre-algebra 2 years ago I learned it was 1.5 pounds to 1 dollar. That may be out dated, but I'm not totally sure.

Close enough. With this information there should be no misunderstandings, thomasforever1.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on October 16, 2010, 02:54:08 PM
I'm in still in 5th grade guy's


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Michigan Railfan on October 16, 2010, 03:04:01 PM
TF247 is right. Right now 1 British pound=1.5 US dollars. All you have to do is google a price converter  ::)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 16, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
All you have to do is google a price converter  ::)

... And Bingo was his name-o. :P This constant complaining is quite childish. All you have to do is look up these things, such as a price converter.

Your groveling will also not result in price reductions on anything by the way. It is one thing to go to one store and get a price match with another, but for the prices to be lowered for the reason of a complaint, that is out of the question.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on October 17, 2010, 09:51:34 AM
Yah hi, no offence but what does price conversions have to do with THOMAS IDEAS FOR 2011!?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on October 17, 2010, 10:12:57 AM
Yah hi, no offence but what does price conversions have to do with THOMAS IDEAS FOR 2011!?

The only reason we were talking of price conversions was because thomasforever1's lack of ability to convert a dollar to a pound. He made a list of items for Bachmann to make and they were mostly of the Hornby line. He said that he couldn't buy them in the UK because he couldn't convert the prices. That was his main fall back for not being able to purchase UK items.

Instead of me explaining this, you could have read the entire last page to get the same understanding.

I am currently interested in Duck, the different colors of branch line coaches, Diesel, Oliver some more covered vans, and a breakdown train.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on November 01, 2010, 06:14:28 PM
Dude Like my last post I'm still in 5th grade  ok


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on November 02, 2010, 04:57:31 AM
if you need some ideas visit www.thomasandfriends.com.au. there are soooooooooooooooooooo many ideas! :o


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 05, 2010, 09:51:58 PM
Dude Like my last post I'm still in 5th grade  ok

Well, shouldn't all kids know that you just type your questions into Google and the answer is spit out?  ::) :P All we are saying is that if you have do multiplication and/or know how to use a computer, you should be able to find a price converter or convert the prices yourself. I can google "price converter" and it gives me a functioning converter. You put in a number, it spits out another: Simple.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BOCOfan88 on November 07, 2010, 02:25:47 AM
I THINK BOCO NEEDS TO BE MADE SOON BECAUSE IM AN OLD THOMAS FAN AN I GREW UP WITH BOCO BEING MY FAVRIT CARECTOR, AND WHAT ABOUT THE VANS WHY CANT THEY HAVE FACES TOO THEY DID ON TV.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BOCOfan88 on November 07, 2010, 02:39:13 AM
SENCE DONALD AND DOUGLAS ARE COMEING OUT, THYE SHOULD MAKE THE SPITFUL BRALEVAN AKA N.W. BRAKEVAN TOO, AND IF THEY EVERE MAKE OLIVER THEY SHOULD MAKE TODE.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 07, 2010, 04:04:25 PM
Learning curve spiteful brakevan face + Bachmann Thomas and Friends Brakevan + Model Train Glue = Bachmann Spiteful Brakevan


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BOCOfan88 on November 07, 2010, 09:44:39 PM
Thatís what I planed too do but use a hornby van because of the detail! I am also going to use a lot of the faces from the wooden trucks on Bachmann vans and trucks!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on November 07, 2010, 11:24:18 PM
you should make some misty island rescue sets. i would LOVE that.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 13, 2010, 02:30:49 AM
Learning curve spiteful brakevan face + Bachmann Thomas and Friends Brakevan + Model Train Glue = Bachmann Spiteful Brakevan

I would never even suggest to attempt that. I would personally use the LC face at most and just paint the livery on a modified body.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasforever1 on November 22, 2010, 09:12:05 PM
Mr.Bachmann


Please please make stuff from horby I  really want stuff from and my mom only buys trains from here


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 22, 2010, 10:18:32 PM
Mr.Bachmann


Please please make stuff from horby I  really want stuff from and my mom only buys trains from here

\

Geez, give the bachmann a break, he does the best he can you know. You want to know why bacjmanns models are better. BECAUSE THEY TAKE LONGER!    :P :P :P :P :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on November 22, 2010, 10:59:56 PM
he also has the ho scale models and others to worry about too, you see how many new geeps and other engines he released for 2010? its a good amount and im still waiting for the RS-3s!

I'm just saying, he has tons to do, the Thomas & Friends products might be just as important but there are others to take care of.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on November 23, 2010, 07:57:20 AM
Mr.Bachmann


Please please make stuff from horby I  really want stuff from and my mom only buys trains from here

Look for importers then. People who sell Hornby items who are based in the United States ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on November 23, 2010, 05:10:15 PM
Mr.Bachmann


Please please make stuff from horby I  really want stuff from and my mom only buys trains from here

Look for importers then. People who sell Hornby items who are based in the United States ;)
www.ehattons.com would be a good site for this. UK based but ship to the US, got some good items from them.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 23, 2010, 05:39:52 PM
Mr.Bachmann


Please please make stuff from horby I  really want stuff from and my mom only buys trains from here

Look for importers then. People who sell Hornby items who are based in the United States ;)
www.ehattons.com would be a good site for this. UK based but ship to the US, got some good items from them.

Thats a good one, but sometimes I use www.jadlamracingmodels.com for Hornby Models and Buildings.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on November 24, 2010, 01:52:43 AM
Never use Jadlam. Their prices for shipping are ridiculous, and their items are worse when it comes to price and customer support.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 24, 2010, 07:58:31 AM
Never use Jadlam. Their prices for shipping are ridiculous, and their items are worse when it comes to price and customer support.

Really, I didn't find the shipping too bad, only like 10 to 20 euros. Never buy from Gold start stockists. Their International shipping rate is 50 EUROS!!!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 27, 2010, 09:09:18 AM
Would love to see all the main Engines made (especially an Oliver in the Bachmann series coz Hornby has discontinued him :'(), and diesels such as Boco and Daisy  :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 27, 2010, 10:49:12 AM
Would love to see all the main Engines made (especially an Oliver in the Bachmann series coz Hornby has discontinued him :'(), and diesels such as Boco and Daisy  :)
WHAT? OLIVER DISCONTINUED?!?!?!?!?!?!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on November 27, 2010, 11:01:14 AM
Just checked. Hornby's Oliver is still listed on order forms here, so I have no idea on where you got that information from. Source?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 27, 2010, 03:47:18 PM
Just checked. Hornby's Oliver is still listed on order forms here, so I have no idea on where you got that information from. Source?
This post is my source
Would love to see all the main Engines made (especially an Oliver in the Bachmann series coz Hornby has discontinued him :'(), and diesels such as Boco and Daisy  :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on November 27, 2010, 03:58:18 PM
Just checked. Hornby's Oliver is still listed on order forms here, so I have no idea on where you got that information from. Source?
This post is my source
Would love to see all the main Engines made (especially an Oliver in the Bachmann series coz Hornby has discontinued him :'(), and diesels such as Boco and Daisy  :)

I was asking Fighter4Luv, as my order sheet from a wholesalers shows Hornby as supplying Oliver for 2011.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 27, 2010, 08:25:42 PM
Just checked. Hornby's Oliver is still listed on order forms here, so I have no idea on where you got that information from. Source?
Hornby's website doesn't list him there anywhere, and my local hobby shop can't get a hold of him either, so I assumed... Is there any online shops that still have him available? Not even eBay has any for auction :(


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on November 27, 2010, 08:44:40 PM
Just checked. Hornby's Oliver is still listed on order forms here, so I have no idea on where you got that information from. Source?
Hornby's website doesn't list him there anywhere, and my local hobby shop can't get a hold of him either, so I assumed... Is there any online shops that still have him available? Not even eBay has any for auction :(

I'm not too sure, but I have a wholesaler's product order catalog for 2011 (UK) and Hornby's Oliver is listed here. Whether any have been made in 2010 could change his availablity, as Hornby produce models in batches.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: thomasj219 on November 28, 2010, 08:31:07 AM
http://www.hornby.com/thomas-161/r9070/product.html


He will be back soon Arry and Bert say the same.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 28, 2010, 08:50:59 AM
http://www.hornby.com/thomas-161/r9070/product.html


He will be back soon Arry and Bert say the same.
Cool. I hope so :)

I would also like to see Lady make an appearance one day :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 28, 2010, 10:23:17 AM
http://www.hornby.com/thomas-161/r9070/product.html


He will be back soon Arry and Bert say the same.
Cool. I hope so :)

I would also like to see Lady make an appearance one day :P

   Lady wont be seen but a modeler can easily model her.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 28, 2010, 10:40:16 AM
You could use the bandai Lady or ertl, but bandai is more accurate if you ask me.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 28, 2010, 05:11:03 PM
You could use the bandai Lady or ertl, but bandai is more accurate if you ask me.
I saw a Japanese youtuber who did that exact thing... but, I'm not a model train mechanic :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 28, 2010, 07:07:16 PM
Well I know Thompsonline made one out of a bandai one but hes not Japanese at least I dont think, it must have been topkazzfat I think thats his name;I may have mispelled it.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: StanierJack on November 28, 2010, 07:38:39 PM
Both were made from Ertl models, with extra parts sourced from the Bandai model.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 28, 2010, 09:30:36 PM
Yes. The ERTL one is better for supplying the basic body shell, but the lamps and funnel crown are more accurate on the Bandai one. The face is a better match right off the bat, too. I wish I had the Bandai parts to tweak mine with. Oh, by the way, expect to see updates from me (about Lady and other projects) soon.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 29, 2010, 05:37:26 AM
I'd also like to see more variations of rolling stock from the show :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 29, 2010, 06:26:08 PM
I'd be glad for an increase in the kind of goods stock available, so that we don't have to import models or Anglicise models of American stock. Bachmann's got the toolings.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 29, 2010, 07:00:42 PM
I'd also like to see more variations of rolling stock from the show :)

 yea same here, different vans and rolling stock!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 29, 2010, 10:20:33 PM
You could use the bandai Lady or ertl, but bandai is more accurate if you ask me.
I saw a Japanese youtuber who did that exact thing... but, I'm not a model train mechanic :P

You mean TopkazFatt? He seems to be an amazing modeller. He recreated Ellsbridge Yard from Season 2 of the TV Series!

http://www.youtube.com/v/sZfoqgS82_A (http://www.youtube.com/v/sZfoqgS82_A)
Property of TopkazFatt

(Anyone know how to embed a video without just adding the URL? That would be nice.)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on November 30, 2010, 06:39:58 AM
You mean TopkazFatt? He seems to be an amazing modeller. He recreated Ellsbridge Yard from Season 2 of the TV Series!
Yeah, that's him. He's amazing!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 02, 2010, 06:56:39 PM
Hes models are very good! Especially his BoCo. And one more thing this is reunrelated and please no comments on this but...........

 
             LEBRON YOU ARE GOING DOWN TONIGHT!!!!! WITTNESS THAT CRY BABY 23!!!!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: alex wittman on December 03, 2010, 12:13:41 AM

             LEBRON YOU ARE GOING DOWN TONIGHT!!!!! WITTNESS THAT CRY BABY 23!!!!! ;D ;D

honostly I don't know whats going on here, if it's a friendly little joke I'll laugh. anyway, sorry to get off topic, you may get back on that.  ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 03, 2010, 04:22:07 PM

             LEBRON YOU ARE GOING DOWN TONIGHT!!!!! WITTNESS THAT CRY BABY 23!!!!! ;D ;D

honostly I don't know whats going on here, if it's a friendly little joke I'll laugh. anyway, sorry to get off topic, you may get back on that.  ;)
Again Sorry for my off topicness :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 03, 2010, 09:19:22 PM
I was thinking about making a thread for this or including it in my Duck and Trevor thread...but that may have been a stretch. IMO  So I'm going to talk about my new suggestion for Bachmann in terms of rolling stock.  Since the main engine I want to see is Duck and accessory Trevor, here is my main hope for rolling stock....

The Red Branchline coaches!

Both Composite and brake coach!

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091226170514/ttte/images/9/9f/ThomasSavestheDay5.jpg)

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101013092508/ttte/images/thumb/4/4a/PingyPongyPickUp19.jpg/200px-PingyPongyPickUp19.jpg)

Now I have some decent information about why the red coaches should be made, both profit wise and popularity wise. 

First of all the red coaches have been used in every season past season 2.  Out of all the classic engines from #1-11 have pulled the red coaches (except for Gordon).  So making the red coaches would be a really great addition as they seem to look nice by being pulled with any engine.  (Especially engines like Edward, James, and even Duck and Oliver)! 

Also the red express coaches have been discontinued...  This means we are only left with Annie and Clarabel, Henrietta, Emily's coaches, and the green express coaches.  The red coaches would make a great variety in the coaches for the TTTE range.  So it seems like a very appropriate replacement for the original red express coaches by Bachmann. 

Plus I feel that the red coaches are completely underrated... The only range that's really bothered to make them were tomy/trackmaster.  I sure hope that if Bachmann announces Duck and Oliver that we get the red coaches for rolling stock to go along with them...along with Toad obviously.

Plus making two different coaches is easy.  The brake coach is obviously different compared to the composite coach as shown here:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100104043717/ttte/images/0/0c/ACloseShave19.png)

So all in all, I'd say that these coaches would look awesome by Bachmann and the sales will shine like gold.  I certainly hope to see this nice addition to Bachmann's HO Thomas range in the near future. 

Thank you everyone, and I wish everyone on Bachmann a merry Christmas this year. :)



Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on December 03, 2010, 09:24:40 PM
Good read Charlie, and I agree. Thomas, Emily, and Gordon have their own coaches. It seems a bit odd that the other engines don't have coaches of their own.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: shining time on December 03, 2010, 10:02:26 PM
i made the yellow coaches from three annies modified for James as in the bootlace episode


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 04, 2010, 09:19:10 AM
They're the coaches I was thinking of... but couldn't remember the episodes they were in. It's been a while. I just started watching season 1 on DVD a few days ago :P but would love to see the red coaches make an appearance :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 04, 2010, 09:23:50 AM
Im just putting this out there but there is already a thread for this along with BoCo. Just saying.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 04, 2010, 09:27:38 AM
Im just putting this out there but there is already a thread for this along with BoCo. Just saying.
This thread was here before that other one... someone is doubling up. We were here first! LOL :P
I saw the list that Jordie2707 posted... that's a lot to ask for, for 2011... the topic should've been "future Bachman Thomas ideas" or something :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sodor Perfection on December 04, 2010, 02:37:41 PM
I was thinking about making a thread for this or including it in my Duck and Trevor thread...but that may have been a stretch. IMO  So I'm going to talk about my new suggestion for Bachmann in terms of rolling stock.  Since the main engine I want to see is Duck and accessory Trevor, here is my main hope for rolling stock....

The Red Branchline coaches!

Both Composite and brake coach!

Now I have some decent information about why the red coaches should be made, both profit wise and popularity wise. 

First of all the red coaches have been used in every season past season 2.  Out of all the classic engines from #1-11 have pulled the red coaches (except for Gordon).  So making the red coaches would be a really great addition as they seem to look nice by being pulled with any engine.  (Especially engines like Edward, James, and even Duck and Oliver)! 

Also the red express coaches have been discontinued...  This means we are only left with Annie and Clarabel, Henrietta, Emily's coaches, and the green express coaches.  The red coaches would make a great variety in the coaches for the TTTE range.  So it seems like a very appropriate replacement for the original red express coaches by Bachmann. 

Plus I feel that the red coaches are completely underrated... The only range that's really bothered to make them were tomy/trackmaster.  I sure hope that if Bachmann announces Duck and Oliver that we get the red coaches for rolling stock to go along with them...along with Toad obviously.

Plus making two different coaches is easy.  The brake coach is obviously different compared to the composite coach as shown here:

So all in all, I'd say that these coaches would look awesome by Bachmann and the sales will shine like gold.  I certainly hope to see this nice addition to Bachmann's HO Thomas range in the near future. 



I had a go at making the red branch line coaches, please see the link for pictures.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,7871.0.html


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 04, 2010, 04:13:09 PM
I was thinking about making a thread for this or including it in my Duck and Trevor thread...but that may have been a stretch. IMO  So I'm going to talk about my new suggestion for Bachmann in terms of rolling stock.  Since the main engine I want to see is Duck and accessory Trevor, here is my main hope for rolling stock....

The Red Branchline coaches!

Both Composite and brake coach!

Now I have some decent information about why the red coaches should be made, both profit wise and popularity wise. 

First of all the red coaches have been used in every season past season 2.  Out of all the classic engines from #1-11 have pulled the red coaches (except for Gordon).  So making the red coaches would be a really great addition as they seem to look nice by being pulled with any engine.  (Especially engines like Edward, James, and even Duck and Oliver)! 

Also the red express coaches have been discontinued...  This means we are only left with Annie and Clarabel, Henrietta, Emily's coaches, and the green express coaches.  The red coaches would make a great variety in the coaches for the TTTE range.  So it seems like a very appropriate replacement for the original red express coaches by Bachmann. 

Plus I feel that the red coaches are completely underrated... The only range that's really bothered to make them were tomy/trackmaster.  I sure hope that if Bachmann announces Duck and Oliver that we get the red coaches for rolling stock to go along with them...along with Toad obviously.

Plus making two different coaches is easy.  The brake coach is obviously different compared to the composite coach as shown here:

So all in all, I'd say that these coaches would look awesome by Bachmann and the sales will shine like gold.  I certainly hope to see this nice addition to Bachmann's HO Thomas range in the near future. 



I had a go at making the red branch line coaches, please see the link for pictures.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,7871.0.html


I saw them, great job as always. :)  But I thought it wouldn't hurt if I threw in that suggestion to Bachmann, just to see how they'd turn out. 

Im just putting this out there but there is already a thread for this along with BoCo. Just saying.

And...?

Listen, if we're asking for the same thing from Bachmann don't you think that's more of a good thing then a bad thing?  We're all here for the same reason right? ;)  Plus, even if you posted something about Duck in this thread or anywhere on the board I'd support it 100%.  We're all on the same team here, this isn't a competition.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 05, 2010, 09:50:36 AM
I know im just saying their is already a topic dedicated to this. You know what Whatever, disregard everything I posted.



     Red coaches for 2011 is a great idea ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 08, 2010, 08:20:46 AM
I was also just thinking, we need to see some stations... Edward's station... etc. and I'd love to see one of the gate crossings that show up constantly in the show :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 08, 2010, 04:15:31 PM
I was also just thinking, we need to see some stations... Edward's station... etc. and I'd love to see one of the gate crossings that show up constantly in the show :)

   Yea, If only. One problem. When they make scenery, they tend to make it bigger than realistic, so even if they did(WHICH WOULD BE SO COOL "HINT HINT") it wouldn't be a seller for experienced thomas fans.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 08, 2010, 04:16:29 PM
I was also just thinking, we need to see some stations... Edward's station... etc. and I'd love to see one of the gate crossings that show up constantly in the show :)
I agree 100% but the thing is Bachmann has taken non-Thomas buildings, painted them, and called them Thomas Buildings. Who knows what they would do for stations. But...there is Tidmouth sheds now, so maybe on new buildings.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on December 08, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
I was also just thinking, we need to see some stations... Edward's station... etc. and I'd love to see one of the gate crossings that show up constantly in the show :)
I agree 100% but the thing is Bachmann has taken non-Thomas buildings, painted them, and called them Thomas Buildings. Who knows what they would do for stations. But...there is Tidmouth sheds now, so maybe on new buildings.
And there is Knapford station. We still have that to wait for. If we got another station I would think it would Maithwaite or Maron, since those two and Knapford are the three mostly seen stations in the newer series. But who knows. Maybe Bachmann will surprise us  ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 08, 2010, 10:07:25 PM
I think literally the only the only things on my wishlist that I'd really like to see the most are what me and Sparks suggested for 2011. 

Duck
Red branchline coaches
Trevor
Breakdown Train and works unit coach

Though if any other engine would make a perfect addition to go along with Duck...I still say it's Diesel. :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on December 08, 2010, 10:11:03 PM
If I were to think of the most common stations..... Hmm...

From most likely to least (from my perspective):
Maithwaite
Maron
Sodor Airport (?) (Might count as a station in some considerations...)
Town Hall Station (If that is even what it's called)
Wellsworth
Lower Tidmouth
Tidmouth
Suddery
Kirkronan
Tidmouth Halt
Crovan's Gate
Cronk
Vicarstown

He. He. Did I miss any? ::) :P
___________________________________________________________

Wait this is a wishlist, so.....

Before we see more scenery like this, we need rolling stock and engines to accompany them first. *(fake) cough* Duck, Diesel, and the Red Branch Line Coaches *(real) cough*(... then sick, then bed ridden...)

There's also Chaz and Sparks' list in general, which incorporate some items of necessity:

I think literally the only the only things on my wishlist that I'd really like to see the most are what me and Sparks suggested for 2011.  

Duck
Red branchline coaches
Trevor
Breakdown Train and works unit coach

Though if any other engine would make a perfect addition to go along with Duck...I still say it's Diesel. :)

Cheers ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: shining time on December 09, 2010, 07:32:57 PM
what about the sodor mail van, bulgy, caroline, trevor, bulstrode, the sodor fire truck, etc.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 09, 2010, 08:56:09 PM
Trevor yes, everything else ertl ot take-along


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on December 10, 2010, 01:01:23 AM
what about the sodor mail van, bulgy, caroline, trevor, bulstrode, the sodor fire truck, etc.

In all honestly, from my perspective, I think that Duck should be released before Bulgy or Bulstrode or Caroline. He was introduced first. He is one of the classic steam team engines.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 10, 2010, 10:08:37 AM
In all honestly, from my perspective, I think that Duck should be released before Bulgy or Bulstrode or Caroline. He was introduced first. He is one of the classic steam team engines.
He's available from Hornby, and although I prefer Bach, it's actually not a bad little model.

One thing, I think the faces of the Bachmann trains should be less glossy... to get them better looking like the ones from the original series - they need to be more of a Matte finish, and my photos of them would look better too lol :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 10, 2010, 05:15:33 PM
Bulstrode has no chance


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 10, 2010, 07:14:41 PM
Well one of the reasons why I want Bachmann to make Duck and Diesel so much is because we have poor models of both of them by Hornby that I'm not exactly pleased with. 

Admittedly, the Hornby Duck is okay to some extent, not their worst model (Like Edward or Emily...) but not their best.  Plus Duck is my favorite character and I would like to see what Bachmann could do if they make a model of him.

Diesel is a whole different story.  Hornby model looks pretty bad, there's honestly nothing I really like about it.  The sad thing is, is that even the ERTL model is more accurate then the Hornby model is....  ::)

Bulstrode has no chance

This is true, I believe the Bach-man stated that in a thread somewhere...


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on December 11, 2010, 12:14:07 AM
Bulstrode appeared with a minor role in one episode, I don't see how he'd have any sort of chance.. or fans for that matter.  :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: shining time on December 11, 2010, 11:22:36 AM
well he is the only other boat besides captain in M.I.R. and also what about other rolling stock like the tankers, vans, brake vans all with faces.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on December 11, 2010, 01:27:10 PM
well he is the only other boat besides captain in M.I.R. and also what about other rolling stock like the tankers, vans, brake vans all with faces.
TT #3 apparently


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 11, 2010, 02:20:02 PM
It would be interesting to see a tanker with a face. And for Bulstrode, I just use the ertl model.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on December 11, 2010, 04:57:46 PM
really? i use the take along model because it dosent have the wheels on the bottom well it does but they dont stand out at all  :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 12, 2010, 09:31:20 AM
If its say George, Trevor, or Bulstrode I would use the ertls. But for Bulgy, Caroline, or even Bertie I would use Take-along because honestly I hate the fact that you can actually see people inside such as in the ertl model of Bulgy. Although the salt truck, post van, Lorries etc. are good ertl models.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: TTTE Wikia on December 13, 2010, 12:34:12 AM
Bulstrode appeared with a minor role in one episode, I don't see how he'd have any sort of chance.. or fans for that matter.  :P

Well he's popular enough to have a fan made episode made for him. (Albeit written by me. :P) But yeah, Bulstrode has no chance at the moment.

Episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ZAXppJ7_I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ZAXppJ7_I)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on December 13, 2010, 04:21:38 AM
At least the majority of us agree that Duck and Diesel should be the next engines. The red coaches wouldn't be bad either, as then we wouldn't have to use Annie and/or Clarabel as your average coach, if you know what I mean.
or express coach's(not that i do(not that i own any bachmann stuff)).


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 13, 2010, 04:18:58 PM
I am personally shocked that they retired the red express coaches. They seemed like good Sellers...


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on December 13, 2010, 05:27:45 PM
Thomas, Emily, and Gordon have their own coaches. It seems a bit odd that the other engines don't have coaches of their own.
if bachmann made duck or Oliver, duck has two coaches and Oliver has a coach called Isabel and toad, so bachmann should make them together. i don't know what the names are for ducks coach's.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Anthony P2 on December 13, 2010, 06:48:34 PM
i don't think bachmann would make anything from the RWS. then again, they were going to make rickety and fred that one year.........maybe if we ask for Duck and Oliver's coaches bachmann will make them. it would be really cool to get something from the RWS.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 13, 2010, 09:10:43 PM
Ladies and gentlemen...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HORNBY-00-GAUGE-R4025-GWR-AUTOCOACH-MINT-BOXED-/330497045827?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models

Problem solved!  I wouldn't rely on Bachmann making RWS characters, especially for the announcements for making Fred and Rickety being canceled. 


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 13, 2010, 09:35:10 PM
In my personal opinion, unless you paint them the right colors, the Hornby red coaches are better.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: shining time on December 15, 2010, 08:36:13 PM
man i hoped they would make fred and rickity, it wouild be less of a problem for me to find a good face for both to make my own. oh well back to the drawing board.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 24, 2010, 01:32:16 PM
Since before Thanksgiving I have been trying to make my own snow plows but alas it can never work. Thats why Im proposing that for 2011, Bachmann should produce a seperate snow plow for their HO Thomas Models. A blue one like in the Christmas Thoma set and or a silver plow. Maybe even a Donald and Douglas like snow plow.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 24, 2010, 01:38:04 PM
Since before Thanksgiving I have been trying to make my own snow plows but alas it can never work. Thats why Im proposing that for 2011, Bachmann should produce a seperate snow plow for their HO Thomas Models. A blue one like in the Christmas Thoma set and or a silver plow. Maybe even a Donald and Douglas like snow plow.
  Same here, but I think folding a piece of paper may work, and cutting it and taping it, and it should look okay.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Bluecoatscheesypoofs on December 28, 2010, 02:25:21 AM
I think Bachmann is mainly interested in releasing older/main charactors before they release new charactors. Hope fully i am correct.
                                                                           Matt Wilson


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 28, 2010, 07:36:04 AM
I think Bachmann is mainly interested in releasing older/main charactors before they release new charactors. Hope fully i am correct.
                                                                           Matt Wilson
Just the main characters from the first couple of seasons are all that matter to me :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 29, 2010, 10:07:06 AM
Since before Thanksgiving I have been trying to make my own snow plows but alas it can never work. Thats why Im proposing that for 2011, Bachmann should produce a seperate snow plow for their HO Thomas Models. A blue one like in the Christmas Thoma set and or a silver plow. Maybe even a Donald and Douglas like snow plow.
  Same here, but I think folding a piece of paper may work, and cutting it and taping it, and it should look okay.
I dont like taping them on to the modl because I dont want to pull of the paint on the model.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on December 29, 2010, 02:17:49 PM
try blu-tak  :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on December 30, 2010, 07:34:18 AM
try blu-tak  :)
Why not. The proper show used to to stick people to the ground in "The Sad Story of Henry" so why not use it for other things :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 30, 2010, 08:57:42 AM
try blu-tak  :)
Why not. The proper show used to to stick people to the ground in "The Sad Story of Henry" so why not use it for other things :P

   With Blue-tak or regular tape. Regular tape wont damage the models. They are plastic....


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 30, 2010, 10:00:55 AM
If you were to put tape on your Thomas model wouldnt the red stripes come right off? The are chipping off on my model and I dont know why. I was thinking of using a red sharpie marker and using it to the best of my abilities and make new stripes.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on December 30, 2010, 09:32:39 PM
If you were to put tape on your Thomas model wouldnt the red stripes come right off? The are chipping off on my model and I dont know why. I was thinking of using a red sharpie marker and using it to the best of my abilities and make new stripes.

I have good reason to generally agree. I made my attempts to put James up to his full TV specs and after painting his wheels and his smoke-box black, his wheel arches were without their black stripes... I was furious and I still am about that. I also have a Thomas with wearing red stripes. I wish there was a way to fix this stripe problem without ripping out the Sharpie and drawing on the model like it was a blank sheet of paper. ::) I tried painting them back on and using masking tape to make fine lines, but the paint still went on its way and it was a mess. If there was only a way... (And for dramatic effects)  :'(


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 31, 2010, 12:30:31 AM
News in: I just put tape on and pulled it off my model a few time and it stayed perfect. Actually, better(well,...)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 31, 2010, 11:28:04 AM
News in: I just put tape on and pulled it off my model a few time and it stayed perfect. Actually, better(well,...)
What do you mean by that?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 31, 2010, 11:39:24 AM
News in: I just put tape on and pulled it off my model a few time and it stayed perfect. Actually, better(well,...)
What do you mean by that?

I was joking, it couldn't be better. But nothing happened to it.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on January 01, 2011, 01:44:16 PM
News in: I just put tape on and pulled it off my model a few time and it stayed perfect. Actually, better(well,...)

Well, where did you apply the tape to the model, and what kind of tape was it? If it was on a buffer or something then no paint would be removed. You need to put it on the decals, let it sit a couple seconds, and then tear it off. I promise you that some kind of damage to the paintwork/decals/something on the model will occur.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 01, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
News in: I just put tape on and pulled it off my model a few time and it stayed perfect. Actually, better(well,...)

Well, where did you apply the tape to the model, and what kind of tape was it? If it was on a buffer or something then no paint would be removed. You need to put it on the decals, let it sit a couple seconds, and then tear it off. I promise you that some kind of damage to the paintwork/decals/something on the model will occur.

I Put in on the percys side and the red bottom piece. I didn't do it too strenuously though.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on January 01, 2011, 11:20:38 PM
Now I haven't noticed problems with Percy in that area, only Thomas and James. Percy has the issue of lacking a rear coupling hook. :-\


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 02, 2011, 05:07:30 PM
Not to long now until the 2011 annoucements..... ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 02, 2011, 11:40:23 PM
Not to long now until the 2011 annoucements..... ;D
I CAN'T WAIT! OH MY GOSH, I'M GONNA PEE MY PANTS! PLEASE BACHMANN, USE SOME OF MY IDEAS! :-X ;D :-X ;D :-X ;D :-X ;D :-X


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 03, 2011, 12:02:33 AM
sorry for double posting, but when will the 2011 announcements be announced?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 03, 2011, 12:22:05 AM
During or after the toy fair (most likely after the toy fair).  The toy fair 2011 will be held on February 13-16.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: James The Red Engine on January 03, 2011, 02:16:55 AM
I CAN'T WAIT! OH MY GOSH, I'M GONNA PEE MY PANTS!

I would hope by now that your parents taught you how to use the toilet... :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 03, 2011, 05:39:46 AM
If it's after. My birthday is the 14th, so it will be a nice present seeing what's going to be released :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 03, 2011, 10:03:41 AM
I could just see it now..
Bachmann:This years annoucments for the thomas & friends HO range is

Engines:
Duck
Diesel
Rosie
Re-designed Thomas,Percy & James

Rolling stock:
China clay truck
Small china clay truck
Sodor CCT van
8 ton van
Breakdown crane
Sodor works uint coach
Red branch line coaches
Re-designed Brake van

Destinations:
Sodor search & rescue center building kit
Signal box

Off rail:
Trevor
Elizabeth
Lady hatt
Dowager hatt
Mr bubbles

Sets:
Tickled pink James
Percy's Mail delivery

And the Large scale Items are...

Engines:
Gordon
Henry

Rolling stock:
Express coaches
Tar wagon

As for donald & douglas,They shall be pushed back until 2013...Sorry folks.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sodor Perfection on January 03, 2011, 10:58:22 AM
I think you're setting your heights a bit too high. All of the above could be released over the next 4 to 5 years but never all in the same year let alone this one.

Patience is a virtue.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Rickenbacker 325 on January 03, 2011, 11:58:38 AM
Im hoping for

HO...

Engines
Duck
Diesel
Trucks
TT #4 ( open wagon with a load of some sort)
The circus cars
The red coaches
Accessories
Motorized windmill

Large...

Engines
Edward
Rolling stock
cattle cars for Edward
Mail cars for Percy




Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 03, 2011, 12:44:33 PM
I could just see it now..
Bachmann:This years annoucments for the thomas & friends HO range is

Engines:
Duck
Diesel
Rosie
Re-designed Thomas,Percy & James

Rolling stock:
China clay truck
Small china clay truck
Sodor CCT van
8 ton van
Breakdown crane
Sodor works uint coach
Red branch line coaches
Re-designed Brake van

Destinations:
Sodor search & rescue center building kit
Signal box

Off rail:
Trevor
Elizabeth
Lady hatt
Dowager hatt
Mr bubbles

Sets:
Tickled pink James
Percy's Mail delivery

And the Large scale Items are...

Engines:
Gordon
Henry

Rolling stock:
Express coaches
Tar wagon

As for donald & douglas,They shall be pushed back until 2013...Sorry folks.
How do you know this? HUH?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sodor Perfection on January 03, 2011, 12:48:16 PM
I believe this to have been a prediction.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 03, 2011, 04:20:29 PM
Definetly a prediction...   ...and yea, I can see D&D Pused back to 2013 ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 03, 2011, 04:27:55 PM
Definetly a prediction...   ...and yea, I can see D&D Pused back to 2013 ;)
That's highly doubtful. They were announced for 2010, so I can almost guarantee you they will be released this year.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on January 03, 2011, 04:34:52 PM
It doesn't take THAT long to make a model.  ::)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 03, 2011, 04:36:23 PM
Definetly a prediction...   ...and yea, I can see D&D Pused back to 2013 ;)
That's highly doubtful. They were announced for 2010, so I can almost guarantee you they will be released this year.
I  hope you're right. We will just have to wait and see.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 03, 2011, 05:36:46 PM
Definetly a prediction...   ...and yea, I can see D&D Pused back to 2013 ;)
That's highly doubtful. They were announced for 2010, so I can almost guarantee you they will be released this year.

I was joking around, you know Me (wait, I do???) LOL  Yea, but I was joking


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 03, 2011, 05:56:12 PM
To be ohnest I think its kinda pathetic that there are not even pics. yet of the twins and its almost been a year since they were announced.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on January 03, 2011, 06:06:05 PM
You know... Mr. Bachmann has other train projects to work on, I'm sure he's doing his best, he hasn't forgot about the thomas fans :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 03, 2011, 06:28:42 PM
I could just see it now..
Bachmann:This years annoucments for the thomas & friends HO range is

Engines:
Duck
Diesel
Rosie
Re-designed Thomas,Percy & James

Rolling stock:
China clay truck
Small china clay truck
Sodor CCT van
8 ton van
Breakdown crane
Sodor works uint coach
Red branch line coaches
Re-designed Brake van

Destinations:
Sodor search & rescue center building kit
Signal box

Off rail:
Trevor
Elizabeth
Lady hatt
Dowager hatt
Mr bubbles

Sets:
Tickled pink James
Percy's Mail delivery

And the Large scale Items are...

Engines:
Gordon
Henry

Rolling stock:
Express coaches
Tar wagon

As for donald & douglas,They shall be pushed back until 2013...Sorry folks.
none of my ideas. :'(
I CAN'T WAIT! OH MY GOSH, I'M GONNA PEE MY PANTS!

I would hope by now that your parents taught you how to use the toilet... :P
yes they have. :P
If it's after. My birthday is the 14th, so it will be a nice present seeing what's going to be released :)
could you tell me what will be realeased?
Im hoping for

HO...


TT #4 ( open wagon with a load of some sort)




a good load for it would be stones.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 03, 2011, 07:37:50 PM
for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 03, 2011, 08:05:59 PM
You all know about the removable coal load from the HO Coal Wagon, right? Maybe for a 2011 product, the coal load could be sold in packs of two or four. That way, customers wouldn't have to constantly buy the coal wagon for the coal load and they would have coal loads for the Troublesome Trucks. But a stone load would be nice, too.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 03, 2011, 10:57:15 PM
for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 04, 2011, 04:31:59 AM
It will be nice to see a couple of announcements of engine, rolling stock, and scenery - but I can understand that Thomas is only one of the many projects that Bachmann takes on, so we need to just be grateful with what we get - unless you want to work for Bachmann doing designs and engineering for free :P then by all means - create a model for all the trains! lol :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 04, 2011, 08:05:23 AM
It will be nice to see a couple of announcements of engine, rolling stock, and scenery - but I can understand that Thomas is only one of the many projects that Bachmann takes on, so we need to just be grateful with what we get - unless you want to work for Bachmann doing designs and engineering for free :P then by all means - create a model for all the trains! lol :P
lol, haha, but yea, we do need to be grateful, but that is why this is a WISHLIST, and not a "BACHMANN MAKE THIS NOW!!" thread (hint, hint  ::) ) But, yea gratefulness!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 04, 2011, 09:43:10 AM
It will be nice to see a couple of announcements of engine, rolling stock, and scenery - but I can understand that Thomas is only one of the many projects that Bachmann takes on, so we need to just be grateful with what we get - unless you want to work for Bachmann doing designs and engineering for free :P then by all means - create a model for all the trains! lol :P
Oh I would love to work for Bachmann to re- design Thomas,Percy & James. Oh & do the employees take their models they made home as souviniers or something?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 04, 2011, 06:48:41 PM
You know... Mr. Bachmann has other train projects to work on, I'm sure he's doing his best, he hasn't forgot about the thomas fans :)
I know that and Im sure he is doing his best there is no doubt in my mind :) Its just I find it a little wierd there are no pics. yet and its almost been a year. May I remind everyone we got pics of Bill and Ben two or three months after they were announced?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 04, 2011, 08:31:10 PM


for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 04, 2011, 09:31:31 PM


for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 05, 2011, 08:27:09 AM
I was just thinking, there aren't any proper buffers available in the Bachmann E-Z track range to match those that were used in the Thomas series. Would love to see something like that available. The single buffer that around at the moment just doesn't seem right.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 05, 2011, 04:39:49 PM
I was just thinking, there aren't any proper buffers available in the Bachmann E-Z track range to match those that were used in the Thomas series. Would love to see something like that available. The single buffer that around at the moment just doesn't seem right.

   Very true. But they arnt too hard to make. Well, I dont know how, but they seem fairly simple...   (DISCLAIMER: I COULD BE EXTREMELY WRONG) I would still like to see them. Why not!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 06:10:28 PM




for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?

There is no need to yell. :-\

If James, who is made of plastic, is $25 less than a METAL engine, what makes you think Henry and Gordon will be $450-$500 if James is only $25 cheaper. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Henry and Gordon will be around $600 if they are ever released. No one said B'mann must make any engine, they can cancel an announcement when every they would like. Thomas fans don't control the company. Edward, Emily, and Toby will most likely come before Henry and Gordon, if they are ever made. Emily is the best choice to be the next LS engine because the girls need a character. Lets not forget the parent activist group who was going to sue the show because there were no female main characters. That is how Emily was created. Therefore, so B'mann avoids the same problems, I think Emily is a good choice. The little girls I've seen at Longwood Gardens have asked the employees and volunteers multiple times "How come Emily is not here, but Percy is. Where is the girl train?" This means the girls are waiting for a LS Emily, opening the market to more people. I've also said before a few grown men would buy Emily because she has a beautiful model. It would be the only Stirling Single LS, G scale, or G gauge engine out in America. Again Emily is a good choice.
-BRR


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 05, 2011, 06:26:26 PM
um, isn't this gonna end in a bickering match. let brr want what he wants. brr is allowed to want Emily, so let him.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: tomtomica2 on January 05, 2011, 06:39:43 PM
What about a normal nowplough ??? For the ho range instead of buying the Christmas Set !
That would be a great idea :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: WTierce1 on January 05, 2011, 06:47:01 PM




for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?

There is no need to yell. :-\

If James, who is made of plastic, is $25 less than a METAL engine, what makes you think Henry and Gordon will be $450-$500 if James is only $25 cheaper. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Henry and Gordon will be around $600 if they are ever released. No one said B'mann must make any engine, they can cancel an announcement when every they would like. Thomas fans don't control the company. Edward, Emily, and Toby will most likely come before Henry and Gordon, if they are ever made. Emily is the best choice to be the next LS engine because the girls need a character. Lets not forget the parent activist group who was going to sue the show because there were no female main characters. That is how Emily was created. Therefore, so B'mann avoids the same problems, I think Emily is a good choice. The little girls I've seen at Longwood Gardens have asked the employees and volunteers multiple times "How come Emily is not here, but Percy is. Where is the girl train?" This means the girls are waiting for a LS Emily, opening the market to more people. I've also said before a few grown men would buy Emily because she has a beautiful model. It would be the only Stirling Single LS, G scale, or G gauge engine out in America. Again Emily is a good choice.
-BRR
I don't think bachmann will screw Gordan up and give him 4 drivers.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 05, 2011, 06:59:23 PM




for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?

There is no need to yell. :-\

If James, who is made of plastic, is $25 less than a METAL engine, what makes you think Henry and Gordon will be $450-$500 if James is only $25 cheaper. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Henry and Gordon will be around $600 if they are ever released. No one said B'mann must make any engine, they can cancel an announcement when every they would like. Thomas fans don't control the company. Edward, Emily, and Toby will most likely come before Henry and Gordon, if they are ever made. Emily is the best choice to be the next LS engine because the girls need a character. Lets not forget the parent activist group who was going to sue the show because there were no female main characters. That is how Emily was created. Therefore, so B'mann avoids the same problems, I think Emily is a good choice. The little girls I've seen at Longwood Gardens have asked the employees and volunteers multiple times "How come Emily is not here, but Percy is. Where is the girl train?" This means the girls are waiting for a LS Emily, opening the market to more people. I've also said before a few grown men would buy Emily because she has a beautiful model. It would be the only Stirling Single LS, G scale, or G gauge engine out in America. Again Emily is a good choice.
-BRR
I don't think bachmann will screw Gordan up and give him 4 drivers.

Not what I said, they will still give him the wheels, but only make 4 for driving and I bet you they wont
be sold for over 500 dollars. People wont play that much. And emily too will be around 500, I would bet. And BRR, I WASNT YELLING! I was capitalizing


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Anthony P2 on January 05, 2011, 07:19:26 PM




for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?

There is no need to yell. :-\

If James, who is made of plastic, is $25 less than a METAL engine, what makes you think Henry and Gordon will be $450-$500 if James is only $25 cheaper. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Henry and Gordon will be around $600 if they are ever released. No one said B'mann must make any engine, they can cancel an announcement when every they would like. Thomas fans don't control the company. Edward, Emily, and Toby will most likely come before Henry and Gordon, if they are ever made. Emily is the best choice to be the next LS engine because the girls need a character. Lets not forget the parent activist group who was going to sue the show because there were no female main characters. That is how Emily was created. Therefore, so B'mann avoids the same problems, I think Emily is a good choice. The little girls I've seen at Longwood Gardens have asked the employees and volunteers multiple times "How come Emily is not here, but Percy is. Where is the girl train?" This means the girls are waiting for a LS Emily, opening the market to more people. I've also said before a few grown men would buy Emily because she has a beautiful model. It would be the only Stirling Single LS, G scale, or G gauge engine out in America. Again Emily is a good choice.
-BRR

yes we know Emily should be made. don't get me wrong but she has the same chance as, lets say Edward for example. and you say if bachmann ever made Gordon or Henry, they would be close to $600, because they're big tender engines. guess who else is a big tender engine, Emily.  so that means she would also be close to $600. and if you want one really bad why don't you make one?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 08:25:01 PM
Anthony P2

It is true Emily has a big tender, but the engine is not big. Her engine is about the same as James with a Larger tender. Edward or Toby may take her spot. Maybe Mavis if it is easier for B'mann to make. Rosie is also a popular female engine and may be made instead of Emily aswell.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 05, 2011, 08:40:41 PM
Honestly I see Mavis having more of a chance coming out in large scale then Emily.  Smaller character, and all the same seems to be a major character throughout the whole series.  She'd be a great seller if she came out with or without Toby.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 05, 2011, 08:50:33 PM


okay, here are my guesses of what will be realeased:                                                                                                              duck: life is great guys, isn't it? having DUMB models or not having a model at all.                                                                                Oliver:yep.                                                                                                                                                                                   toad:you bet Mr duck.                                                                                                                                                                 diesel:awesome.                                                                                                                                                                           thomas pulls in with old slowcoach                                                                                                                                                                thomas:okay guys. ready to hear the 2011 bachmann announcements?                                                                                   duck:*sigh* :(  yes.                                                                                                                                                                      the bachman climbs out of old slowcoach                                                                                                                                                                              the bachman:okay. the ho scale thomas and friends engines are duck, Oliver , diesel and redesigned thomas.                      duck:WHAT?!                                                                                                                         
Oliver:WHAT?!                                                                                                                                                                          diesel:WHAT?!                                                                                                                                                                          thomas:I'm glad that i get redesigned. thanks bachman.                                                                                                       the bachmann:your welcome thomas. now the ho scale thomas and friends rolling stock is old slow coach,red branchline coaches and toad.                                                                                                                                                                       
toad:WHAT?!
old slow coach:WHAT?!
that's all i'm posting. fell free to share one and tell me what you think


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 09:04:14 PM
@Chaz

Mavis might do well because she has been around since the begining.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on January 05, 2011, 09:09:30 PM
yes we know Emily should be made. don't get me wrong but she has the same chance as, lets say Edward for example. and you say if bachmann ever made Gordon or Henry, they would be close to $600, because they're big tender engines. guess who else is a big tender engine, Emily.  so that means she would also be close to $600. and if you want one really bad why don't you make one?

$100 difference is not that great if you think about it. Either way they will be pretty expensive. I'm glad I model in HO. ;) I put my money (bets anyone?) on Toby, Diesel, or Mavis.

I honestly think Toby has a great chance of being an LS model. He wouldn't be as expensive as James. I don't know who would even buy James. Does anyone plan on spending several hundreds of dollars (or whatever currency you use) on him? I'm not trying to talk badly about LS James, but I figure that the price is just so high for... well, a toy.

If you get down to the basics, the Thomas range by Bachmann is really meant to be a range of toys. They are great all the same, as any toy has the ability to be, but the prices are getting steep in some areas.


Cheers,

PerfectP


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 09:21:19 PM
yes we know Emily should be made. don't get me wrong but she has the same chance as, lets say Edward for example. and you say if bachmann ever made Gordon or Henry, they would be close to $600, because they're big tender engines. guess who else is a big tender engine, Emily.  so that means she would also be close to $600. and if you want one really bad why don't you make one?

$100 difference is not that great if you think about it. Either way they will be pretty expensive. I'm glad I model in HO. ;) I put my money (bets anyone?) on Toby, Diesel, or Mavis.

I honestly think Toby has a great chance of being an LS model. He wouldn't be as expensive as James. I don't know who would even buy James. Does anyone plan on spending several hundreds of dollars (or whatever currency you use) on him? I'm not trying to talk badly about LS James, but I figure that the price is just so high for... well, a toy.

If you get down to the basics, the Thomas range by Bachmann is really meant to be a range of toys. They are great all the same, as any toy has the ability to be, but the prices are getting steep in some areas.


Cheers,

PerfectP

I believe you are wrong. At Longwood Gardens Thomas and Percy, and when he comes out James, run 8 and 12 hour days. They are not toys there, they are there to entertain the young kids when they visit the Garden Railroad. They are there to get the job done. Longwood has 6 Thomases and 2 Percys. If one Thomas goes out, a new one is put on the rails and they old one is repaired. Longwood isn't the only place Thomas runs long days. He was the the NY Botanical Gardens and the Big Tree thing down in D.C. James was introduced because he is one of the main 3 engines, and has been for decades. I understand James is expensive, but if you look at the Big Haulers, they are expensive as well. And a parent with a child who likes trains will pick James over the Big Hauler because he is on Thomas & Friends.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on January 05, 2011, 09:32:22 PM
yes we know Emily should be made. don't get me wrong but she has the same chance as, lets say Edward for example. and you say if bachmann ever made Gordon or Henry, they would be close to $600, because they're big tender engines. guess who else is a big tender engine, Emily.  so that means she would also be close to $600. and if you want one really bad why don't you make one?

$100 difference is not that great if you think about it. Either way they will be pretty expensive. I'm glad I model in HO. ;) I put my money (bets anyone?) on Toby, Diesel, or Mavis.

I honestly think Toby has a great chance of being an LS model. He wouldn't be as expensive as James. I don't know who would even buy James. Does anyone plan on spending several hundreds of dollars (or whatever currency you use) on him? I'm not trying to talk badly about LS James, but I figure that the price is just so high for... well, a toy.

If you get down to the basics, the Thomas range by Bachmann is really meant to be a range of toys. They are great all the same, as any toy has the ability to be, but the prices are getting steep in some areas.


Cheers,

PerfectP

I believe you are wrong. At Longwood Gardens Thomas and Percy, and when he comes out James, run 8 and 12 hour days. They are not toys there, they are there to entertain the young kids when they visit the Garden Railroad. They are there to get the job done. Longwood has 6 Thomases and 2 Percys. If one Thomas goes out, a new one is put on the rails and they old one is repaired. Longwood isn't the only place Thomas runs long days. He was the the NY Botanical Gardens and the Big Tree thing down in D.C. James was introduced because he is one of the main 3 engines, and has been for decades. I understand James is expensive, but if you look at the Big Haulers, they are expensive as well. And a parent with a child who likes trains will pick James over the Big Hauler because he is on Thomas & Friends.


So how are they not toys? ::) I said they were great. They are good at what they do - run down the rails and entertain.  ;) Your reasons for me being "wrong" aren't really relevant to whether or not the models are toys in general.

As for the Big Haulers and James:
A parent with a child will most likely buy a smaller and more affordable model, such as that of the HO Thomas and Friends range, than an LS model to begin with, unless they are LS fans or already run in Large Scale. Of course a child would want a Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends model over any other kind of engine. :)


- PerfectPercy


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 09:37:30 PM
@PerfectPercy

What i meant by the example of a parent buying James was they have a LS railway some where in their home/backyard. Not just starting. I agree most parents would buy a kid an HO model since they are cheaper.

It is true they are techniclly toys, but what i meant by that was they are not used as a toy. A wooden engine is more of a toy, an electric engine really isn't a children's toy, maybe a grown man's toy...................

-BRR


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Anthony P2 on January 05, 2011, 09:37:52 PM
yes we know Emily should be made. don't get me wrong but she has the same chance as, lets say Edward for example. and you say if bachmann ever made Gordon or Henry, they would be close to $600, because they're big tender engines. guess who else is a big tender engine, Emily.  so that means she would also be close to $600. and if you want one really bad why don't you make one?

$100 difference is not that great if you think about it. Either way they will be pretty expensive. I'm glad I model in HO. ;) I put my money (bets anyone?) on Toby, Diesel, or Mavis.

I honestly think Toby has a great chance of being an LS model. He wouldn't be as expensive as James. I don't know who would even buy James. Does anyone plan on spending several hundreds of dollars (or whatever currency you use) on him? I'm not trying to talk badly about LS James, but I figure that the price is just so high for... well, a toy.

If you get down to the basics, the Thomas range by Bachmann is really meant to be a range of toys. They are great all the same, as any toy has the ability to be, but the prices are getting steep in some areas.


Cheers,

PerfectP

I believe you are wrong. At Longwood Gardens Thomas and Percy, and when he comes out James, run 8 and 12 hour days. They are not toys there, they are there to entertain the young kids when they visit the Garden Railroad. They are there to get the job done. Longwood has 6 Thomases and 2 Percys. If one Thomas goes out, a new one is put on the rails and they old one is repaired. Longwood isn't the only place Thomas runs long days. He was the the NY Botanical Gardens and the Big Tree thing down in D.C. James was introduced because he is one of the main 3 engines, and has been for decades. I understand James is expensive, but if you look at the Big Haulers, they are expensive as well. And a parent with a child who likes trains will pick James over the Big Hauler because he is on Thomas & Friends.


I believe YOU are wrong. the thomas and friends line (large and HO) from bachmann are, in fact, considered toys. that's why they don't have as much detail as other regular HO models, so they don't break off. Large scale James is a nice model, don't get me wrong, but it cost too much for a toy.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 09:44:57 PM
@Anthony P2

Well model trains are in a sense toys. What i was saying is they are not always used as toys.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 05, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
PLEASE STOP FIGHTING! >:(


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 05, 2011, 10:59:21 PM
PLEASE STOP FIGHTING! >:(

No one is fighting. we are having a conversation. Sure in a conversation there are disagreements, but no one is arguing, we are just talking like civilized people. This forum is a place where you can have a civilized conversation. NO one ever posted a comment that would start any type of fight, we are just having a conversation.
-BRR


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on January 05, 2011, 11:03:24 PM
I think we should wait til February and see what is announced.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 06, 2011, 04:12:52 PM




for 2011 in the Large Scale line i could see

Emily
Emily's coaches
a van of some sort
and a few more pieces of rolling stock

I dont see Edward, Gorden, and Henry. Maybe Edward, but not Gorden and Henry. James is about a $300 engine. Gordon and Henry are about twice his size, being $600 engines, maybe even more. So they are out of the question I belive. Edward is a better candidate because he would be a similar cost to James. Emily is on the list because many little girls are hopeing for Emily, as well as some grown men. The grown ups like the "style and detail to the engine". I think she would be next because the girls need a toy aswell. Trains aren't just for boys. I have an interesting story about a woman who's father didn't let her play with trains because he thought they were for boys and boys alone. "But thats another story"
Well, Gordon and Henry aren't a whole lot bigger. They're big, don't get me wrong, but $600 is a little bit of an exaggeration, don't you think? I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of $400-$450. Maybe $500, but I doubt it.

I've been watching the LS line for a while, and Henry and Gordon will be around $600. If you look at similar LS engines, that is their cost. Lets see a 4-6-0 is about $375, and James is I think $350. OK James is a 2-6-0, one less wheel. Gorden is a 4-6-2(?) or a 2-6-2(?) and is also twice the size of James. Think of Gordon like the K-27. he would be around that size, same with Henry. And that is an expensive engine. Now Henry and Gordon won't have the battery stuff installed, but the sizes and wheel configurations are almost the same.

Maybe the PLASTIC they make the models out of is cheaper than a Detailed Large scale. But, maybe only 4 of Gordon's driving wheel instead of 6 or 8(how could I forget???) You know, because they WILL make gordon and henry at SOME POINT, and when they do they wont make above 450 to 500 AT THE MOST. See what I say?

There is no need to yell. :-\

If James, who is made of plastic, is $25 less than a METAL engine, what makes you think Henry and Gordon will be $450-$500 if James is only $25 cheaper. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Henry and Gordon will be around $600 if they are ever released. No one said B'mann must make any engine, they can cancel an announcement when every they would like. Thomas fans don't control the company. Edward, Emily, and Toby will most likely come before Henry and Gordon, if they are ever made. Emily is the best choice to be the next LS engine because the girls need a character. Lets not forget the parent activist group who was going to sue the show because there were no female main characters. That is how Emily was created. Therefore, so B'mann avoids the same problems, I think Emily is a good choice. The little girls I've seen at Longwood Gardens have asked the employees and volunteers multiple times "How come Emily is not here, but Percy is. Where is the girl train?" This means the girls are waiting for a LS Emily, opening the market to more people. I've also said before a few grown men would buy Emily because she has a beautiful model. It would be the only Stirling Single LS, G scale, or G gauge engine out in America. Again Emily is a good choice.
-BRR
James is actually $300, so there is a $75 difference. Gordon and Henry definitely will NOT be $600. Bachmann wouldn't put them into consideration if they knew they'd be that high (not saying Bachmann considered them. I'm not sure). No parent is going to want to pay $600 for an engine. At the very most, they would be $500, but I HIGHLY doubt that they would have a 2-6-0, a 4-6-0, and a 4-6-2 have $200 difference in pricing. Henry has 1 more wheel set than James, and Gordon has 2 more. There isn't a huge difference, and, you can even compare with the HO scale models, Gordon and Henry are NOT twice James' size. Maybe 1 1/3 times the size, but definitely not twice.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 06, 2011, 06:08:25 PM
PLEASE STOP FIGHTING! >:(

No one is fighting. we are having a conversation. Sure in a conversation there are disagreements, but no one is arguing, we are just talking like civilized people. This forum is a place where you can have a civilized conversation. NO one ever posted a comment that would start any type of fight, we are just having a conversation.
-BRR
oh, sorry. didn't know.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 06, 2011, 07:47:49 PM
PLEASE STOP FIGHTING! >:(

No one is fighting. we are having a conversation. Sure in a conversation there are disagreements, but no one is arguing, we are just talking like civilized people. This forum is a place where you can have a civilized conversation. NO one ever posted a comment that would start any type of fight, we are just having a conversation.
-BRR

  Huh, your telling me...
Anthony P2

It is true Emily has a big tender, but the engine is not big. Her engine is about the same as James with a Larger tender. Edward or Toby may take her spot. Maybe Mavis if it is easier for B'mann to make. Rosie is also a popular female engine and may be made instead of Emily aswell.

   Rosie will not be seen. As she hasn't even been released in HO scale. And plus, her pistons are difficult to model.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 07, 2011, 07:25:44 AM
I wanna see the famous opening windmill!!! :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 07, 2011, 04:01:54 PM
I wanna see the famous opening windmill!!! :P

   Do you mean,operating?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on January 07, 2011, 04:28:27 PM
The windmill from the classic intro for the thomas series


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 07, 2011, 04:45:20 PM
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. that would be awesooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: WTierce1 on January 07, 2011, 04:51:14 PM
In my opinion, all of the engines have just as much chance as the next of getting produced at some point.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 07, 2011, 04:57:04 PM
Hey everyone I announced it in my last post but I'm just saying "hello" because I'm new to the Forums.  Out of all the engines I feel Duck, Diesel, and Rosie have the best chance for 2011.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 07, 2011, 06:33:34 PM
I'm sorry to double post but I want to see Oliver, Duck, Rosie, red branchline coaches, and Rocky and/or the break down crane for 2011. (I know in the last post I mentioned Diesel but those were who I thought were gonna come out not those who I wanted to come out.)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Sparks on January 07, 2011, 06:36:23 PM
Welcome to Bachmann Forums JJ96. If you're concerned about double posting, then there's a little icon at the top of each of your posts that lets you edit them. This way, you can add more information to your last post without having to double post. :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 07, 2011, 06:39:34 PM
Ok. I didn't notice that. But thanks for the warm welcome.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 07, 2011, 09:37:42 PM
Hey everyone I announced it in my last post but I'm just saying "hello" because I'm new to the Forums.  Out of all the engines I feel Duck, Diesel, and Rosie have the best chance for 2011.
I could'nt agree more & the same is said for the re-designs for Thomas,Percy & James. ;)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 07, 2011, 09:46:00 PM
I only say them because they have had a decent amount of screen time or have been asked for and will sell incredibly well (duck).


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 08, 2011, 11:48:18 AM
I wanna see the famous opening windmill!!! :P

   Do you mean,operating?
Not too fussed on the operating... but I did mean what I wrote. "Opening" as in the one we see in the "Opening" sequence of the series. :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 08, 2011, 11:52:22 AM
That windmill is a classic it really should be made.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 08, 2011, 12:24:32 PM
Besides Duck and Oliver (read my signature ;)),  I'd like Toad and the red coaches for rolling stock and Diesel for a locomotive.  The breakdown train would be pretty cool, too!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 08, 2011, 12:30:30 PM
Hey I did read the signature and made a topic for Oliver too. If Duck and Oliver come out I can almost grantee Toad and the red branchline coaches will come too.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PerfectPercy on January 08, 2011, 10:33:56 PM
Besides Duck and Oliver (read my signature ;))

Campaign ad much?  ;D

I've thought more and more about what I really want Bachmann to make this year, besides wanting them to release Donald and Douglas  ;). I like the idea of Duck and possibly the red branchline coaches. Oliver and Toad should wait. We really need (HA, I say that like it's a necessity :P) the Scottish Twins and Duck first.

So might I say this ( ;D):

DUCK for 2011!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 08, 2011, 10:35:37 PM
I agree but wow. :o


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 12:29:11 AM
Besides Duck and Oliver (read my signature ;)),  I'd like Toad and the red coaches for rolling stock and Diesel for a locomotive.  The breakdown train would be pretty cool, too!

I think Oliver and Toad would be great as i think they compliment S. C. Ruffey really well. But Duck and the red coaches would be great as well.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Bluecoatscheesypoofs on January 09, 2011, 03:36:22 PM
They are not going to release new charactors into the range untill they cover the original Charactors!!!!!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 09, 2011, 03:55:18 PM
If Duck, Oliver, Diesel, or Rosie isn't released I can honestly say I have no idea who else there would be.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 09, 2011, 04:13:04 PM
we have been focusing on duck so much we havent talked about diesel for a long time  :-\
even though i have my own i'd love to have a (what i always say) proffesional, model and moving eyes.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 09, 2011, 04:16:21 PM
But what if they don't release those characters....? Who would it be? And I think it will be 4 engines announced this year but 2 are gonna be the re-announced D&D.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 09, 2011, 06:03:59 PM
Well since season 1 has been covered, all they need to do now is release the ones introduced in season 2:

Duck
Donald
Douglas
Diesel
Daisy
Boco
Trevor
The spiteful brakevan

Once they get the characters from season 2 covered, I'll be happy :P

And for those who really want the season 3 & 4 characters...

Oliver
Toad
Stepney
The Diesel


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 09, 2011, 06:19:44 PM
Oliver, Toad, Duck, BoCo, and Diesel are the only ones that concern me.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 09, 2011, 07:01:46 PM
Oliver, Toad, Duck, BoCo, and Diesel are the only ones that concern me.
I definately agree with Duck, Oliver, and Toad. BoCo and Diesel sound great, too.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 09, 2011, 07:21:46 PM
If Duck, Oliver, Diesel, or Rosie isn't released I can honestly say I have no idea who else there would be.
I would think maybe Molly, Stanley, or Hiro. Hiro not as much as the others.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 09, 2011, 07:33:16 PM
If Duck, Oliver, Diesel, or Rosie isn't released I can honestly say I have no idea who else there would be.
I would think maybe Molly, Stanley, or Hiro. Hiro not as much as the others.
I wouldnt bet on stanley, due to his lack of being seen in upcoming episodes tells me that he wont happen. Molly, eh, maybe. She is semi-similar to edwrd, so, maybe...


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 09, 2011, 07:39:54 PM
I'd say molly is a Edward with Emily's tender, painted yellow, with a different face.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 09, 2011, 08:13:10 PM
If Duck, Oliver, Diesel, or Rosie isn't released I can honestly say I have no idea who else there would be.
I would think maybe Molly, Stanley, or Hiro. Hiro not as much as the others.
I wouldnt bet on stanley, due to his lack of being seen in upcoming episodes tells me that he wont happen. Molly, eh, maybe. She is semi-similar to edwrd, so, maybe...
Stanley may have a comeback in season 15. He cameoed in season 14 a few times, and I doubt that Nitrogen Studios would waste their time rendering an engine if the engine wasn't to be coming back to the series, don't ya think?
i'ed say molly is a edward with emily's tender, painted yellow.
Edward and Molly aren't really as similar as people think. Bachmann would never just repaint Edward and Emily's tender to make Molly. If they had to release Molly tomorrow then yeah, they probably would. But they don't. And anyways, Bachmann would start from total scratch like they do with the rest of their models.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 09, 2011, 08:31:50 PM
This is just my opinion but I think Molly isn't really important. I could care less honestly about her. Now another two I feel should be made are Arthur and Stanley. I feel that Stanley has great potential. And Whiff!


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 01:44:16 PM
If Duck, Oliver, Diesel, or Rosie isn't released I can honestly say I have no idea who else there would be.

Maybe they don't plan on releasing any HO scale locomotives besides Donald and Douglas, and focus mainly on the Large scale products (which would stink :().


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 12, 2011, 02:38:46 PM
I think this will happen...
        They announce 2 engines (hopefully Duck and Oliver). Then they surprise us all with finished Donald and Douglas models. And they will release pictures the next day. And in 2 weeks D&D are available for purchase.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 12, 2011, 05:43:17 PM
my prediction is when the new york toy fair 2011 comes along bachmann will announce their new range and finaly show us pics of D&D either in the traditional white BG style or a pic taken from the toy fair of them on display


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 12, 2011, 07:15:59 PM
Think any other engines are gonna be announced? (for donaldthscotishtwin because of his predictions)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 12, 2011, 07:20:47 PM
if duck and oliver make it and they decide to make a 3rd it would proberly be diesel


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 12, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
Probably. If anything after the Westerns I'd like BoCo the most to be released after him Daisy. After her the others from my signature.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: MetaDude27 on January 12, 2011, 08:25:36 PM
I agree that Bachmann will release photos of the Scottish Twins at Toy Fair 2011. The models have to be finished by now.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 13, 2011, 01:48:26 AM
I agree that Bachmann will release photos of the Scottish Twins at Toy Fair 2011. The models have to be finished by now.

I hope you're right. When will the toy fair be?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 13, 2011, 02:34:56 AM
The toy fair 2011 will be held on February 13-16.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: donaldthescotishtwin on January 13, 2011, 12:21:01 PM
what is the actual website for the toy fair?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 13, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
i don't know. chaz told me when the toy fair will be.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 13, 2011, 06:12:46 PM
i don't know. chaz told me when the toyfair will be.

Link :  http://www.toyassociation.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Toy_Fair&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=442&ContentID=12255 (http://www.toyassociation.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Toy_Fair&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=442&ContentID=12255)

     BTW, its bot open to the public. Unfortunetly. I love about a 30 minute drive away! I couldve taken pictures and been the most popular guy on yt! LOL


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 13, 2011, 07:39:34 PM
The toy fair 2011 will be held on February 13-16.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Glennock on January 13, 2011, 08:27:31 PM
The Toy Fair is only open to the trade, and not to the public.

~G


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 14, 2011, 05:33:27 AM
I've decided, I don't really mind if engines are delayed for other years, but I really want a set of face plates for each engine. Just like what Tomix did with their N Scale Thomas trains. Have a happy, sad, and angry kit for each of the main engines. Would be so awesome!!!! :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Glennock on January 14, 2011, 03:01:02 PM
I've decided, I don't really mind if engines are delayed for other years, but I really want a set of face plates for each engine. Just like what Tomix did with their N Scale Thomas trains. Have a happy, sad, and angry kit for each of the main engines. Would be so awesome!!!! :)

Tomix only did that with Percy. Lionel did it with some items too.

~G


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 16, 2011, 04:12:30 AM
Tomix only did that with Percy. Lionel did it with some items too.

~G
Fair enough. I was just saying it was a cool idea.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 16, 2011, 12:24:27 PM
I've decided, I don't really mind if engines are delayed for other years, but I really want a set of face plates for each engine. Just like what Tomix did with their N Scale Thomas trains. Have a happy, sad, and angry kit for each of the main engines. Would be so awesome!!!! :)

Sure, changeable faces would be kind of cool, but I have no othe opinion on it.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Thomsonline on January 16, 2011, 04:40:23 PM
I Think That A Good engine to make Would be Rocky
Rocky is based on a Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam crane, built around 1945.
Rocky is painted burgundy with yellow hazard stripes.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 17, 2011, 09:20:56 AM
I Think That A Good engine to make Would be Rocky
Rocky is based on a Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam crane, built around 1945.
Rocky is painted burgundy with yellow hazard stripes.

Well I suggest getting a Hornby Breakdown train and making a custon one because Rocky isnt happening anytime soon. And Im sure all of you will agree with me saying we want a actual Breakdown Train first before Rocky.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 17, 2011, 09:43:35 AM
I Think That A Good engine to make Would be Rocky
Rocky is based on a Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam crane, built around 1945.
Rocky is painted burgundy with yellow hazard stripes.

Well I suggest getting a Hornby Breakdown train and making a custon one because Rocky isnt happening anytime soon. And Im sure all of you will agree with me saying we want a actual Breakdown Train first before Rocky.


     Yeah, he is a difficult engine to be made by bachmann, tough seller...


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 17, 2011, 05:05:50 PM
rocky isn't a engine. his a crane.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 06:46:31 PM
I dont really like rocky that much and I would much rather have a breakdowntrain instead


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 21, 2011, 08:21:05 PM
same here


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 21, 2011, 08:28:31 PM
see bachmann the breakdown train will sell much better than rocky but rockys probably got as much of a chance :(  >:(
same here
good to see some one agrees with me ;D the breakdowncrane will bring bachmann $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rocky not so much


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 23, 2011, 12:55:06 AM
see bachmann the breakdown train will sell much better than rocky but rockys probably got as much of a chance :(  >:(
same here
good to see some one agrees with me ;D the breakdowncrane will bring bachmann $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rocky not so much
Must be a Breakdown Train plus the works van. Would make a neat compilation.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 01:04:57 AM
see bachmann the breakdown train will sell much better than rocky but rockys probably got as much of a chance :(  >:(
same here
good to see some one agrees with me ;D the breakdowncrane will bring bachmann $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ rocky not so much
Must be a Breakdown Train plus the works van. Would make a neat compilation.
o yeah for got to include it in my post but it's still a part of the  breakdown train but thats what  I ment to type


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 23, 2011, 01:11:29 AM
Who has ideas for road characters? I have one: How about George the Steamroller? For his face, I think it should be:

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100121233843/ttte/images/3/34/George.jpg)

or


(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101230051308/ttte/images/a/a8/ByeGeorge%21.JPG)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 01:22:06 AM
Who has ideas for road characters? I have one: How about George the Steamroller? For his face, I think it should either be this:

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100121233843/ttte/images/3/34/George.jpg)

or

(http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sharetv.org/images/guide/368426.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sharetv.org/shows/thomas_the_tank_engine_and_friends_uk/episodes/368426&usg=__LLCuyjoZFFsRFPV1ZsUgwenZP3o=&h=300&w=400&sz=60&hl=en&start=36&zoom=1&tbnid=x6_t2ZI2g2E6IM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=170&ei=Vrg7TaHwB46qsAOEt6DYAw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgeorge%2Bthe%2Bsteamroller%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1596%26bih%3D693%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=188&oei=Sbg7TfGQBoa2sAPPyKiLAw&esq=4&page=2&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:27,s:36&tx=115&ty=51)


the second face isn't showing up


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 23, 2011, 01:28:00 AM
It would need to be his angry grumpy face he has when he was crashing into Sir Handel's train.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 01:30:17 AM
It would need to be his angry grumpy face he has when he was crashing into Sir Handel's train.
yep definetly that face so...agreed


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 23, 2011, 01:31:03 AM
It would need to be his angry grumpy face he has when he was crashing into Sir Handel's train.

To tell you the truth, I tried to upload a pic of George at the level crossing from my computer, but it said it was too big. And when I reduced its size, it said that the browser was full.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: fighter4luv on January 23, 2011, 01:33:42 AM
It would need to be his angry grumpy face he has when he was crashing into Sir Handel's train.

To tell you the truth, I tried to upload a pic of George at the level crossing from my computer, but it said it was too big. And when I reduced its size, it said that the browser was full.
Yeah, they're having some problems. I tried the other day. I'm waiting for my web hosting service to get sorted out so I can begin uploading my own stuff again and then post the img URLs.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 01:37:50 AM
his second face is showing up anyway I vote for face #2


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 23, 2011, 11:49:33 AM
It would need to be his angry grumpy face he has when he was crashing into Sir Handel's train.

To tell you the truth, I tried to upload a pic of George at the level crossing from my computer, but it said it was too big. And when I reduced its size, it said that the browser was full.

that is what always happens to me!  :-\


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 23, 2011, 02:20:12 PM
How about this face for George?

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091027192030/ttte/images/d/d1/Steamroller2.jpg)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 02:31:22 PM
Thats a good one! I like the picture in general most though.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 04:58:06 PM
How about this face for George?

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091027192030/ttte/images/d/d1/Steamroller2.jpg)
it is a good one but bachmann probably won't make it as it will freak kids out but I like it


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 23, 2011, 04:59:54 PM
For George this is the best face that I could find Bachmann using:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091214134560/ttte/images/1/15/ByeGeorge!9.jpg)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 05:07:41 PM
I would love for Geogre to come back to the show and then they could make him.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 05:07:50 PM
For George this is the best face that I could find Bachmann using:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091214134560/ttte/images/1/15/ByeGeorge!9.jpg)

not saying thats my favourite because it's not it doesent reflect his character at all but yeah it's probably the one bachmann will use and chaz I know you don't like smileys so I put none on this post as per your recomendation


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: James The Red Engine on January 23, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
For George this is the best face that I could find Bachmann using:

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091214134560/ttte/images/1/15/ByeGeorge!9.jpg)

Agreed Chaz


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 05:10:48 PM
How about this face for George?

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091027192030/ttte/images/d/d1/Steamroller2.jpg)
I would still perfer this but you guys are right.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 23, 2011, 05:43:49 PM
That face isn't a bad one at all, it suits his character more too. :P  I just think that Bachmann and younger fans would prefer a happier expression on George, or something  that looks like he's about to do something...like ripping up rails. :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 23, 2011, 05:47:57 PM
That face isn't a bad one at all, it suits his character more too. :P  I just think that Bachmann and younger fans would prefer a happier expression on George, or something  that looks like he's about to do something...like ripping up rails. :P

    Yea, I dont think I would like him oo much because his face is mean. I dont think kids would either. "Tear em' up, turn em' into roads"   Man was he a devios character. Remember when Rheneas or Skarloey was alos pushed off a cliff because of him.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 06:01:48 PM
That face isn't a bad one at all, it suits his character more too. :P  I just think that Bachmann and younger fans would prefer a happier expression on George, or something  that looks like he's about to do something...like ripping up rails. :P

    Yea, I dont think I would like him oo much because his face is mean. I dont think kids would either. "Tear em' up, turn em' into roads"   Man was he a devios character. Remember when Rheneas or Skarloey was alos pushed off a cliff because of him.
no engines were pushed off a cliff by gorge


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 23, 2011, 06:04:39 PM
That face isn't a bad one at all, it suits his character more too. :P  I just think that Bachmann and younger fans would prefer a happier expression on George, or something  that looks like he's about to do something...like ripping up rails. :P

    Yea, I dont think I would like him oo much because his face is mean. I dont think kids would either. "Tear em' up, turn em' into roads"   Man was he a devios character. Remember when Rheneas or Skarloey was alos pushed off a cliff because of him.
no engines were pushed off a cliff by gorge

    Almost, well he hit sir handel, I meant, episode Steamroller here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKi3zpiT_Js (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKi3zpiT_Js)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 06:07:48 PM
That face isn't a bad one at all, it suits his character more too. :P  I just think that Bachmann and younger fans would prefer a happier expression on George, or something  that looks like he's about to do something...like ripping up rails. :P

    Yea, I dont think I would like him oo much because his face is mean. I dont think kids would either. "Tear em' up, turn em' into roads"   Man was he a devios character. Remember when Rheneas or Skarloey was alos pushed off a cliff because of him.
no engines were pushed off a cliff by gorge

    Almost, well he hit sir handel, I meant, episode Steamroller here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKi3zpiT_Js (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKi3zpiT_Js)
oh so thats what you meant


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 23, 2011, 07:49:29 PM
did any of you notice that duke made a cameo?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 07:55:21 PM
did any of you notice that duke made a cameo?
yup and renheas too I think even though I think he was ment to be at the works at the time? :-\ ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 23, 2011, 10:31:40 PM
Any one think Lady Hatt may be the 2011 figure?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 10:34:39 PM
I could imagine that happening.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 10:39:30 PM
since when were we getting a figure this year also for those who havent read the character thread chaz closed his acount a few minutes ago this is what he said to me via PM about that
I will in a couple of minutes.

It's not your fault at all though.  Like I said, I'm not mad at you at all.  I'll be off now, thanks for being a good friend to me while I was here.
it said in his signature it had to do with all the bickering wars :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 23, 2011, 10:41:26 PM
Almsot every year a figure is released with the engines and rolling stock. It will most likely be Lady Hatt or Mr. Percivel, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 10:43:02 PM
Both would be great in my opinion. I would also love the windmill.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 23, 2011, 10:43:19 PM
On with the chaz thing I said don't close your account because of me and I also asked him and I quote:please don't close your account:it was more than that but I'm a really slow typer and don't like writing long messages :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 23, 2011, 10:45:59 PM
Maybe, it has been asked for a few times. Even if Bachmann just makes an HO windmill like simmilar to it that woudl be fine. Walthers.com may have one simmilar to the one in the opening. Just search in the HO section for a windmill.

What about for the LS line? I see Emily coming out. Emily, Edward, or Toby.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 23, 2011, 10:51:55 PM
I bet Toby. He would be cheapest and probably most popular after Thomas, Percy, and James.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 23, 2011, 10:54:01 PM
Can't forget Emily.............

She has earned her place in the top 5. I think she was in the second wave of HO engines, correct me if I'm wrong. I do think the girls deserve an engine. Maybe Mavis will come out. I was gonna say Rosie, but she isn't in HO yet why would she be in LS.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 04:28:07 AM
this seems to have replaced the wishlist thread as of late last year though I'm not complaining just an observation  ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 05:19:21 PM
That was just wishes in general, not for 2011.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 06:26:48 PM
That was just wishes in general, not for 2011.
I know that very well but the wishlist thread went as far back as page 3 after this thread was made and I know  its ideas for this year just a friendly observation


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 06:28:36 PM
It made more sense to start a new thread for 2011 so Bachmann will notice it rather than have them look at an older thread.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 06:33:13 PM
Well when it comes time I'll make the one for 2012. :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 24, 2011, 07:18:51 PM
talking about the wind mill Dapol makes an exact kit of the "classic" windmill all u would have to do is paint it and put it together, but if bachmann makes it it would probaly either be a painted kit or a finished project


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: shining time on January 24, 2011, 08:27:38 PM
probably a finished kit
 


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:14:21 PM
Ok who remembers awhile back that the Bachmann said they would try to get T&F for all gauges? Maybe thats what they plan on doing this year.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 24, 2011, 09:15:21 PM
i sure hope not after all the new scale doesnt even have 3 engine to purchase yet  :-\


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:17:50 PM
Thats true. I wouldn't actually mind it in N scale. But perfer HO any day.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
I suggested B'mann picking up the N scale line. Tomix makes the basic 3 and Henry and a few cars. Since they are an Asian company licensing may be easy.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 09:21:53 PM
That's true. I wouldn't actually mind it in N scale. But perfer HO any day.
HO for me too but I (my opinion) would have liked to see n gauge over g cause I have dogs so yeah


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 09:22:48 PM
I suggested B'mann picking up the N scale line. Tomix makes the basic 3 and Henry and a few cars. Since they are an Asian company licensing may be easy.
apologies for double post but there japanese :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:23:21 PM
Japan in in Asia..........


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:25:51 PM
LOL! You are right! If anything calling it Asian is easier.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:26:49 PM
Yeah, I forgot which it was so I just said Asia. It was ether China or Japan.

EDIT: Oh and JJ96 I maxed out on my 5 messages an hour thing(I don't quite understand that yet.....) so ya, if you don't have a youtube account, you should make one. My channel is linked on my forum page, or just go to youtube.com/Jamesis5. Still don't get the 5 message limit kinda messes up conversations :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 24, 2011, 09:27:07 PM
LOL! You are right! If anything calling it Asian is easier.
ok sorry dident know that lol rofl ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:31:45 PM
Sorry BillingsRR my parents aren't big fans of youtube. I still go on they just don't trust me with an account.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:36:12 PM
Meah, it is fine. If they don't like some of the videos(i.e.-swearing, mature related topics, etc.), have they turned on the TV? lolz Jersey Shore(Yuck!, gives New Jersey a bad reputation and Snookie and the Situation are now the stereotypes for the entire country, let alone Jersey :P) is about 100 times worse than youtube is. I've been on there for about a year and 1/2 and it isn't that bad if you are with the right crowd. Sure you may be harassed if you have a Thomas account, but you block those users and just ignore what they say. Actually youtube is trying to be facebook if you look at the new homepage......


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:40:54 PM
Well its okay in my opinion.(youtube) But no offense lets get Back on Track. (pun intended)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:42:33 PM
Ya I agree I went off topic ranting about Jersey Shore(:P)

But anyways. Anyone been to a DOWT event recently?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:44:35 PM
Day Out With Thomas? No. I haven't I'm checking my local event schedule now.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 24, 2011, 09:45:16 PM
SRC is normally June, September, and November.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on January 24, 2011, 09:46:28 PM
i gotta wait till May for the one at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, but its worth the wait, ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 24, 2011, 09:53:29 PM
I found the exact schedule June:18-26 September:17-25 November:18-20.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 25, 2011, 05:04:04 PM
Sorry for the double post but I was talking about the schedule for Strasburg.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 25, 2011, 05:16:16 PM
See, I was right  ;D I know my railroad! lolz


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on January 25, 2011, 08:47:19 PM
i gotta wait till May for the one at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, but its worth the wait, ;D
I reember going to that exact one. I got my first Take-Along Models there.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 25, 2011, 08:51:30 PM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 26, 2011, 02:33:47 AM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
I'd say it would be pretty much perfect prediction ;D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 26, 2011, 02:36:31 AM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
same here, but i would add for ho, oliver and toad.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 26, 2011, 12:03:18 PM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
same here, but i would add for ho, oliver and toad.


I agree with Oliver and Toad for HO


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on January 26, 2011, 03:01:49 PM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
Correction...
-HO line-
Engines:
Duck
Diesel
Rosie
Rolling stock:
China clay truck
Small china clay truck
Old van
8 ton van
Off rail:
Lady hatt
Trevor
The butler
Destinations:
Coal hopper
Windmill
Water mill
Flour mill
Sets:
Percy's mail delivery
Tickled pink(Exclusive set)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 26, 2011, 05:36:50 PM
My LS Predictons are-
Engines-Emily, Edward, or Toby
Rollings Stock-Hennrietta(If Toby), Emily's Coaches(if Emily), a cattle wagon, and a brakevan
Bulings-????? Who knows, maybe a few buildings will come. You never know.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 26, 2011, 07:32:37 PM
My LS Predictons are-
Engines-Emily, Edward, or Toby
Rollings Stock-Hennrietta(If Toby), Emily's Coaches(if Emily), a cattle wagon, and a brakevan
Bulings-????? Who knows, maybe a few buildings will come. You never know.

   My LS predictions are:

         Mavis, Henry and Gordon (call me what you want), and edward (maybe toby)

        RS: Maybe catle wagon, but proably Vent. van. I must say the ventilated van is an excellent bachmann rolling stock piece.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 26, 2011, 07:36:50 PM
My LS Predictons are-
Engines-Emily, Edward, or Toby
Rollings Stock-Hennrietta(If Toby), Emily's Coaches(if Emily), a cattle wagon, and a brakevan
Bulings-????? Who knows, maybe a few buildings will come. You never know.

   My LS predictions are:

         Mavis, Henry and Gordon (call me what you want), and edward (maybe toby)

        RS: Maybe catle wagon, but proably Vent. van. I must say the ventilated van is an excellent bachmann rolling stock piece.
andyou rate it out of five stars?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 26, 2011, 07:39:27 PM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
I still stick to these predictions. :P
But I would love to see any one of these...BoCo(3), Oliver(2), Duck (!).


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 26, 2011, 07:47:32 PM
If they want Henry and Gordon to run on Bachmann 4ft curves, they need to shrink them down to James' size. And he has a hard time on curves, comapring him to a Big Hauler.

It would be neat to see any of the original characters. Personally I would like to see Edward, he is similar to James and is a good size engine for kids. If you give them a big engine, they may break it easier than a small.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 27, 2011, 01:42:10 PM
Ok getting back on track...
HO engines: Duck and Diesel or Rosie
HO rolling stock: Red branchline coaches. (brake and regular)
Destinations: Windmill
Characters: Lady Hatt
LS engine: Toby
LS rolling stock: ?
(These are my predictions)
I still stick to these predictions. :P
But I would love to see any one of these...BoCo(3), Oliver(2), Duck (!).



I wouldn't mind seeing BoCo. He would be a unique addition to Bachman's Thomas line. I do agree 100% with Duck and Oliver, too.

I have another off-road character idea: Bulstrode the Barge

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091205002850/ttte/images/3/39/BulstrodeDraytonManor.JPG)


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 27, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
me wants bulstrode


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 27, 2011, 07:52:46 PM
i want bulstrode too(ahahahaha, you just sounded like a caveman).


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 27, 2011, 07:55:51 PM
i want bulstrode too(ahahahaha, you just sounded like a caveman).
that was the point little thomas the tank engines #1 fan(in australia) lol gordon refference


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 27, 2011, 07:57:11 PM
If you really want Bulstrode, the Trackmaster model is a good model to use of him on your HO layout. They are similar in size. You could also use the Take Along and ERTL models aswell.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 28, 2011, 06:04:48 AM
I have another off-road character idea: Bulstrode the Barge

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091205002850/ttte/images/3/39/BulstrodeDraytonManor.JPG)
i'm just gonna say that he probably won't happenn


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on January 28, 2011, 06:06:56 AM
I have another off-road character idea: Bulstrode the Barge

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091205002850/ttte/images/3/39/BulstrodeDraytonManor.JPG)
i'm just gonna say that he probably won't happenn
me know but me still wanties


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 28, 2011, 06:20:57 PM
i want him to, i was just saying he probably wont happen


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: DinoNTrains on January 28, 2011, 06:48:23 PM
i want him to, i was just saying he probably wont happen

What makes you think that? I am just asking, just so you know.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 28, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
since he made one appearance, and tonight i go to qld


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 28, 2011, 07:20:02 PM
I HOPE IT DOESN'T happen but I can imagine they give us the two most random characters like BoCo and Fergus. I doubt fergus will ever happen though.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 28, 2011, 07:50:33 PM
He wont  :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 28, 2011, 07:52:00 PM
Yeah I agree. His model would be to delicate for a child to handle. He would easily break in a matter of seconds with some kids.........


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 28, 2011, 08:20:20 PM
But it would be an awesome model. :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on January 28, 2011, 08:36:56 PM
I HOPE IT DOESN'T happen but I can imagine they give us the two most random characters like BoCo and Fergus. I doubt fergus will ever happen though.

   Yeah, but they coud can construct one fairly easily. Get a gear coneected to the wheels and the motor. Build a sheel for it. See what I say. But, I dont think he would be that   delicate.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on January 28, 2011, 08:37:54 PM
I know its not gunna happen but I was just sayin. :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 28, 2011, 10:52:12 PM
The wooden model is delicate, not to much, but is a little, and that is made to be shoved in kids mouths and throw around tne house.

The HO model would be better, but are there any models similar to it out there now?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: jettrainfan on January 28, 2011, 11:52:02 PM
the diesel its based off is made by bachmann...


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on January 29, 2011, 02:12:46 AM
did i never say i was going to qld tonight?


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 29, 2011, 02:03:27 PM
An addition to LS I would like Henrietta. She has a nice model and would look nice behind my LGB Stainz locomotive. I would have to lower here a bit, but it would work. And if she comes out, I would expect Toby.

EDIT: A  brown van would be nice as well. That would be in front of Henrietta and behind the loco. But costs will have a huge infulence on the purchases. After WGH on tour in Edison, NJ, where I plan to buy the new Bachmann 2-6-0, if I can find it cheap, and a snowplow, I don't think I will have much cash left, and I still have to buy buildings and a few more figures. I do also want to change the layout abit. I don't like how close I put the stations. It is really begining to bug me. I think I may flip the lines and add more straights. A railroad is never complete.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JD417 on January 29, 2011, 06:48:26 PM
A railroad is never complete.

that is my Favorite quote! EVA!  :D


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on January 29, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
That is one of the truest statements I ever heard in my life. And it is true, just when you think you are done, you have to repair or replace a section of track.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: JJ96 on February 04, 2011, 07:33:45 PM
I agree 100%.


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: SodorAdventures on February 05, 2011, 09:05:46 AM
That is one of the truest statements I ever heard in my life. And it is true, just when you think you are done, you have to repair or replace a section of track.

   OMG, I know, right!!!  You cant win in Model RRing. And there is always another building to buy! :P


Title: Re: Bachmann Thomas for 2011 ideas
Post by: BillingsRR on February 05, 2011, 10:21:56 AM
You just can't win!  ;D