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Title: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: adari on May 31, 2011, 06:44:23 AM
Ok guys so what type of stuff would you like to see in N scale?
I would like to see a B&O h10-44!!!
Here is a link: http://gallery.sluggyjunx.com/main.php?g2_itemId=62899


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: eric220 on May 31, 2011, 06:47:15 AM
A PRR K4.  I'd also be happy with an H10, Q2, T1, M1, or I1.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: adari on May 31, 2011, 06:53:14 AM
I am just starting N and have been in HO all my life, I have all of those in HO!!!  :)


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on May 31, 2011, 12:23:53 PM
Besides the locomotives mentioned above. I wouldn't mind seeing some of them with sound on board. Maybe lighted classification/marker lights!?


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: adari on June 01, 2011, 06:39:25 AM
Besides the locomotives mentioned above. I wouldn't mind seeing some of them with sound on board. Maybe lighted classification/marker lights!?
If you want marker lights, you should get some Katos.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: jeffthumper on June 01, 2011, 12:19:24 PM
How about a SP AC9, big powerfull brute. Seems that Bachman has got the articulates down pretty good.
Then I think an upgraded  (new tooling) 4-8-4 would go over well. Maybe a new heavy Pacific that runs
well would be a good seller too.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Albert in N on June 02, 2011, 11:54:58 AM
I want a Spectrum F-7 AB set in blue and yellow Santa Fe freight colors with numbers in the numberboards.  This can be with the existing mechanism or DCC ready, but please no DCC only locomotive.  I'd even settle for the Bachmann standard F-9 A in Santa Fe freight color, preferably with numbers in the lighted numberboards.  It is getting harder to find N numberboard decals and competitors all come with factory numberboard numbers, so why not?


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Country Joe on June 02, 2011, 01:58:28 PM
The new Spectrum 2-8-0 with DCC lettered for New York Central. And the 4-8-2 with DCC in NYC livery as well. In fact, any NYC engine with DCC on board, but the Consolidation and Mohawk would be my first choices.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: johnTom on June 02, 2011, 04:41:17 PM
Being that I model 1855-1940 I would like to see the RICHMOND 4-4-0, a straight boilered 4-6-0 and of course the Russian Decapod 2-10-0 almost forgot about cnw rr 's the Pioneer and its kin 4-2-0 types.. all DCC or at least DCC ready!

            Tom


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: David Leonard on June 02, 2011, 08:39:40 PM
I repeat myself, but I'd like a PRR K4s (postwar with 130P75 tenders) and a Spectrum ATSF Norther. A Santa Fe 2-10-4 would be OK too!


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: NscaleNJtransit on June 02, 2011, 09:18:26 PM
Id like to a texas special f3 aba + passanger, NJT f40Ph as well as a p42 for NJT. Also metro north f40ph.Kato makes good GG1s if your looking for the loco pic above


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on June 05, 2011, 08:04:26 PM
My list could be endless....Besides the addition of sound and illuminated marker lights as I mentioned earier. (Marker lights on Steam Locomotives as well). I'd like to plead for a PRR K-4 too. (Once again.  ;))  Plus, Bachmann is producing a very nice Peter Witt trolley, but I'm I little surprised they haven't delveloped a MODERN light rail vehicle. It just seems odd to me. ???


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: mrltd402 on June 07, 2011, 01:04:34 AM
Would love to see the ol skool loggin locomotives  the Heisler, Climax ,and Shay,,,well i guess released a shay not too long ago but ive yet to see one, seems like the neat geared locomotives are only found in ho and larger scales
:(   idk im just strange in my tastes i spose but if its good for larger scales why have manufacturers forsaken N scale


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: NscaleNJtransit on June 07, 2011, 09:16:13 PM
me to. a clymax wood be great. Also the New Haven Genesis or fyling yankee


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Trucker51 on June 13, 2011, 03:56:51 PM
Besides the locomotives mentioned above. I wouldn't mind seeing some of them with sound on board. Maybe lighted classification/marker lights!?
If you want marker lights, you should get some Katos.
What about step marker lights? Look on EBay in the "N" scale area of toys and hobbies/model trains. then use the search bar at the top.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Trucker51 on June 16, 2011, 12:14:31 AM
I need parts for older train sets, like the Centennial and the TGV sets.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: darus77 on June 22, 2011, 01:46:30 AM
A licensed Disney Monorail would  be glorious (and make all involved companies a bloody fortune to boot.)


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: airferber on June 24, 2011, 12:25:33 PM
I would like to see an Acela express train capable of handling 11-inch radius curves at slow to medium speeds without derailing so it won't require much space as the current Acela Express.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: outkasts on June 25, 2011, 12:22:46 AM
would like a turn table for ez track like u now have for ho thank you


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: NscaleNJtransit on June 26, 2011, 05:35:59 PM
What is the Radius for the acela. Im thinking of getting one but my kinda small to so i want to know if it can take my turn before i spend all that money


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: ACY on June 26, 2011, 05:37:21 PM
Bachmann says 19" minimum radius.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: r0bert on June 26, 2011, 11:07:42 PM
What is the Radius for the acela. Im thinking of getting one but my kinda small to so i want to know if it can take my turn before i spend all that money
operates without issue thru 15" radius curves and #4 turnouts, but I wouldn't go much smaller than the 15" for sustained curves.
Acela on 18" curve
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f123/river_eagle/N-Scale/acela6.jpg)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f123/river_eagle/N-Scale/acela5.jpg)


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: jscola30 on June 29, 2011, 03:05:44 PM
I want a return to those steel coaches Bachmann had out several years ago (late 90s or so). I'm a person of polar opposites. I run N and G trains and I enjoy running steam and modern passenger equipment. I'd love a true n scale subway train (I know I know, Kato's Japanese commuter trains look them, there are companies that have molds, etc), but a true NYC or MBTA subway would be great, as would a San Francisco Cable Car. I doubt though there's much market for those. Maybe to go along with the Amtrak equipment, an AEM 7, again, not sure on the market.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on June 30, 2011, 11:08:14 AM
I want a return to those steel coaches Bachmann had out several years ago (late 90s or so). I'm a person of polar opposites. I run N and G trains and I enjoy running steam and modern passenger equipment. I'd love a true n scale subway train (I know I know, Kato's Japanese commuter trains look them, there are companies that have molds, etc), but a true NYC or MBTA subway would be great, as would a San Francisco Cable Car. I doubt though there's much market for those. Maybe to go along with the Amtrak equipment, an AEM 7, again, not sure on the market.

I wouldn't be so quick in casting off the the marketability of any "N" scale subway or rapid transit equipment. I have three 2 car sets of Hakote Tozan trains I plan to incorporate into a free lance transit/subway system. I would love to replace them with any US type rapid transit vehicles. Look at MTH and Lionel. Who would have thought they would have produced so many different types. Yes, there is a big market for US subway/lightrail cars in "N" scale if Kato, Tomix, Bachmann or some other manufacture would produce them in quanity. While there at it. How about London Underground equipment too! Glasgow? Paris...Name it.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: poliss on July 07, 2011, 09:17:12 PM
Milwaukee Road class EP-2 Bi-Polar as first built.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: skipgear on July 08, 2011, 08:49:15 AM
Milwaukee Road class EP-2 Bi-Polar as first built.

Like so.....

(http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/1888/Bipolar_Dullcote_Quarter.jpg)

Sorry, it's an KMT HO brass that I painted for a customer.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: poliss on July 08, 2011, 09:24:23 AM
That's the chappie. The one on Wikipedia looks to be one colour. Lettering on it is CM. & St P. Numbered 10251.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: skipgear on July 09, 2011, 10:08:59 AM
This was painted for I believe it was the 1939 version when they were renumbered E1-E5.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on July 09, 2011, 10:16:31 AM
Beautiful locomotive Skipgear. It would be good to see one in N scale now that Fox Valley Models has the MIlwakee Road PassengerCars. Wow.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: brownbr on July 09, 2011, 03:24:16 PM
I'd like to see a climax or heisler.  Atlas sure sold a lot of shays.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: bnoem1 on July 09, 2011, 08:06:42 PM
I would like to see an EM -1 2-8-8-4, just like what has been announced for HO scale.  I would even commit to buying 4 of them.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: westfalen on July 11, 2011, 02:53:00 AM
I would like to see an EM -1 2-8-8-4, just like what has been announced for HO scale.  I would even commit to buying 4 of them.
Ditto for the Alco S4 switcher. You've done a good job with the 44 and 70 tonners, a Bachmann S4 would be a winner.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: in_eden on July 12, 2011, 09:16:52 PM
The 2-10-2 will be another winner... Bachmann is on a roll...
But how about a Heavy Pacific in B&O?
Please?

And a K4.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: 1218classa on July 19, 2011, 06:20:58 PM
First of all, I would like to see a K4 Pacific or any other type of Heavy. While we are at it I would like to see an N&W Class A in my lifetime. The EM-1 would be great as well.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: cjjd6901 on July 29, 2011, 10:32:44 PM
 ::)  Did I miss the thread to ask for Western Maryland S-series ALCO switchers?   I am hoping for a pair-just like our HO pals have from this host.

Best,

 :)  Chris


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Ken G Price on July 29, 2011, 11:54:55 PM
 SF Bay Area Bart system train.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: eric220 on July 31, 2011, 03:24:51 PM
SF Bay Area Bart system train.

I'd be in for at least a 7 or 8 car train.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: NKP on August 04, 2011, 02:50:15 PM
I'm still waiting for someone to make an N scale Rotary Coal Dumper for all those coal gons that are available out there.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: sd45elect2000 on August 08, 2011, 11:17:56 AM
I still would love to see a nice 4-8-4 mechanism that would be adaptable to a variety of boiler shapes (like an S-2 Milw engine). Different tenders and boilers could make dozens of 4-8-4s based on the same mechanism.

With all the new heavyweight passenger cars coming out from bachmann and micro trains it would be nice to have a bigger passenger engine too , I'm thinking 4-6-4 (Milw F-6)

On the Diesel side ALCo S switchers and FM H-10-44 switchers.

Baldwin road switchers would be awesome as well !

Randy



Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Country Joe on August 08, 2011, 01:42:21 PM
I still would love to see a nice 4-8-4 mechanism that would be adaptable to a variety of boiler shapes (like an S-2 Milw engine). Different tenders and boilers could make dozens of 4-8-4s based on the same mechanism.

With all the new heavyweight passenger cars coming out from bachmann and micro trains it would be nice to have a bigger passenger engine too , I'm thinking 4-6-4 (Milw F-6)

On the Diesel side ALCo S switchers and FM H-10-44 switchers.

Baldwin road switchers would be awesome as well !

Randy



I agree, it should be easy to produce a good variety of engines based on the same mechanism. I would think Bachmann could sell a lot more engines just by offering more roadnames and cab numbers.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: johnTom on August 09, 2011, 05:10:25 PM
The Chinese SY 2-8-2 and the Chinese QJ 2-10-2 and the Russian Decapod  2-10-0


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on August 11, 2011, 11:07:17 AM
A PRR K-4  4-6-2, a B&O  P7..  4-6-2, A NYC J1 J3a  4-6-4.....If Bachmann's parent company "Kader" can produce a A-1 Peppercorn 4-6-2 for there Graham-Farish line and several class' of 4-6-0's, they can produce a few mid sized American locomotive 4-6-2 types too! While I'm sure the 2-10-2 Will be welcome by many. The loco's I have mentioned above would have a much greater appeal to more.   


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: ibm650 on October 05, 2011, 07:49:07 PM
I would love to have sound dcc options in new locos, I have a few sound dcc and they add a new dimension.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: deviousdiesel10 on October 05, 2011, 08:14:08 PM
I dont know if this is the correct thread to post in,but i would want to see bachmann make their thomas and friends range for N-scale,considering they are doin it for HO and G scale. :)


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on October 06, 2011, 11:13:00 AM
Devious,

I don't know that Bachmann will ever produce a N scale Thomas the Tank line. Tomix already does.

http://modeltrains.about.com/od/toytrainsforchildren/tp/Tomix_Thomas.htm


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Ken G Price on October 06, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
I have seen the Thomas stuff in the large, HO, and N scales.
The N scale looks nice, but to me the N just does not have the wow factor that the other two have. And I model only N scale.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: dtpowell on October 07, 2011, 11:18:22 AM
I have seen the Thomas stuff in the large, HO, and N scales.
The N scale looks nice, but to me the N just does not have the wow factor that the other two have. And I model only N scale.

It's "N" scale and considerably smaller than the other two. It's just not the same. You want to see an "N" scale loco with Wow factor. Look at the new Graham Farish (Bachmann) A1 Peppercorn 4-6-2. That's a Wow! Sure wish Bachmann America would make a 4-6-2, period.
,
Below is a link to a reliable site for Tomix "N" scale Thomas and other Japanese "N". There qty's listed are in real time.

http://www.newhallstation.com/store/index.php/cPath/23_32?osCsid=41baeba8b56a8b76a5c3eb9235cda2b5


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: airferber on October 07, 2011, 01:55:41 PM
I would like to see the following cars to expand the train from the McKinley Explorer set.

Rolling stock
-Princess Cruise passenger cars.

-Generic Alaska Railroad Passenger Cars.

More Locomotive options:
-Separate-Sale Powered Alaska F9A unit

-Additional Road numbers and/or Liveries for the Alaska GP40 Locomotive


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: NscaleRR on March 30, 2012, 03:23:30 PM
A Norfolk and Western Class A would be amazing!


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: UCSPanther on April 07, 2012, 03:00:59 AM
I'd love to see an N scale version of the GE 45 ton shunter, complete with siderods like the HO version.  

Also love to see an N scale version of those old "heavy duty flatcars" with the six-wheel trucks.  They may not have been prototypical but they looked cool. 


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: n-scale chesapeake & ohio on April 07, 2012, 11:09:57 AM
for me a C&O h-8 allegheny or h-7 simple simon


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: BM2525 on April 07, 2012, 12:38:15 PM
You have built in the past a B&M Consolidation engine, I wish you had made a DCC model with a different number on your recent release last year. Perhaps next time, by then you may have added sound. I don't know if you released an undecorated model, if you did, my source is out.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Desertdweller on April 07, 2012, 05:15:03 PM
USCP,

See if you can still get a Bachmann 71391.  It is a 52' depressed-center flat car with 6-wheel trucks.

I bought one a few years ago.  It has a missile load (easily removable) and L&N reporting marks.

You may have to change the couplers.  I think mine came with Rapido couplers.

Les


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: johnTom on April 08, 2012, 02:05:25 PM
If  foreign a CHINESE SY and a QJ , if U.S.  a M.N. & S RR center cab Baldwin aka a blue dragon.

 Tom


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: radar on April 09, 2012, 09:19:48 AM
How about putting knuckle couplers on new N scale! This is the 21st century!
Nice job on the HO B&O EM-1.
Howz about 1 in N SCALE!


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: skipgear on April 09, 2012, 01:23:05 PM
How about putting knuckle couplers on new N scale! This is the 21st century!
Nice job on the HO B&O EM-1.
Howz about 1 in N SCALE!

NOT sure where you have been hiding under the radar but all releases in the past couple years have had knuckle couplers. Last year they were a working version similar to the McHenry.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Ron Zee on April 11, 2012, 04:26:04 PM
I also would like to see a turntable that works with the n-scale EZ-track. And definatly more steam locos with sound in them.


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Desertdweller on April 12, 2012, 08:41:07 PM
Ron,

It isn't hard to use E-Z track with the existing turntables.  You have to give up the ability to use them in temporary layouts, as the turntables need to be firmly anchored to the layout base anyway.

My model railroad is built with N-scale Bachmann E-Z track for all mainlines and major secondary track.  I use two Atlas turntables.

Lay out your turntable approach track with E-Z track.  Before you reach the turntable, substitute a piece of regular straight track to reach from the last section of E-Z track to the turntable.  You will need to remove the rail joiner from the track ends that butt up to the turntable.

Get some roadbed material (I use Woodland Scenics foam roadbed) to support your lead track.  Make sure it is straight where it abuts the table.

Fasten your turntable down (adjust the turntable position to the lead track, not the other way around).  Use the sectional track and roadbed to build the outdoor "whisker" tracks.  Tracks inside the roundhouse should rest at the correct height if they may not be compatible in terms of track spacing.

It is important that the tracks meeting the table are at the same height as the tracks on the table bridge.  On my approach track, I drilled a hole into the turntable base between ties that I can tighten or loosen to raise or lower the rails to fine tune it.

Les


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: kmcsjr on April 26, 2012, 08:58:28 PM
Good small DCC steam! The 4-6-0 was Spectrum grade (imho). Take what you learned and do 0-4-0, 0-6-0, 4-4-0... Please!


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Wrath of Wotan on May 02, 2012, 05:57:26 PM
OK, I'll jump in.  I want a nice Heavy/Light Pacific (4-6-2) w/DCC, and a PRR K4s version, which could share the boiler with a future Heavy Mikado (2-8-2).  You'd make a lot of people VERY happy with these!


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: alphaguy on May 05, 2012, 10:11:30 AM
A 3-truck Shay


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: kmcsjr on May 13, 2012, 12:36:36 AM
Spectrum grade Hogwarts and Polar express sets, with DCC, an affordable european ICE, a more fully featured preinstalled decoder in the Spectrum line (maybe even sound), DCC small steam, including a Shay and a 4-4-0 American, The rest of the NFL set Mantua tried 20 years ago, a Navy ROTC box car. DCC equipped Mikes as good as the Kato runs, and because the question was what do I want, an MIT themed car and if it could be done, a a Solar themed box car....


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: johnTom on May 13, 2012, 02:07:48 PM
A DCC ready old time 4-4-0..

Tom


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: funny man on May 13, 2012, 10:29:19 PM
I'm looking for a new york central pt tender & heavy mountain in n scale no dcc


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Desertdweller on May 14, 2012, 02:27:47 AM
Heavyweight passenger cars, especially baggage cars and coaches.  Diners and sleepers would also be nice.

Full-length cars would be better than shorties.  Either clerestory or arched roofs.

Maybe road names to go with Bachmann steam locos?

If not, I can paint.

Les


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: johnTom on May 20, 2012, 11:41:15 AM
How about a BOXCAB diesel.

Tom


Title: Re: What kind of stuff do you want in N?
Post by: Desertdweller on May 22, 2012, 11:19:24 AM
Hey, a boxcab!  Great idea!

If you are wanting a B-B truck boxcab, 90% of want you want is already in production in the form of an F-unit booster.  Such a unit could be produced by making a new body shell to fit on the existing powered chassis.

You might even be able to build your own by kitbashing a boxcab body out of a baggage car, or by scratchbuilding a body. The Rock Island had some that were actually made out of baggage cars.

This would, I think, have good sales potential.  The old MDC HO boxcab was very popular "back in the day".  It was an ideal unit that bridged the gap between steam
and Diesel.  Some of these survived into the 1960's as switchers and short line power.

They could be used as industrial or yard switchers, or power for short passenger or freight trains.

Les