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Title: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 06, 2012, 04:35:13 PM
This thread will be dedicated to the currently-rumored-yet-plausible announcement of Bachmann Duck the Great Western Engine (see link here: http://thomasmodelreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-great-western-and.html (http://thomasmodelreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-great-western-and.html)).

This includes (but is not limited to) discussion, opinions, and updates of said topic.

I, for one, believe the announcement is from a reliable source; however, I'm holding back my excitement until an official word from Bachmann Trains is released. What does everyone else think?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 06, 2012, 06:09:08 PM
I agree with you, I don't want to be let down but I think it is legitimate. The only question I have now is are there more engines? I hope so. I think there are too they most likely were not mentioned as that artice was just about Duck.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 06, 2012, 06:59:17 PM
To my knowledge, Bachmann has always released 2 or more Thomas engines within a 1-year period (with perhaps 1 or 2 exceptions), so I'm guessing that there are more items to come. Of course, I certainly wouldn't mind if Duck was 2012's only new Thomas item. :D If there are more releases, then my best prediction is still 'Arry and Bert. My wish, however, is that Bachmann would release Oliver to go along with Duck.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: RW James on February 06, 2012, 07:31:55 PM
...and Toad...

new this year in Bachmann's UK range:

(http://www.ehattons.com/images/products/33-306C_33048_Qty1_1.jpg)

Put a face on it and presto!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: goldwing on February 06, 2012, 07:45:24 PM
Wow it's been ages since I was here, so whats up in the world of Bachmann?  ::)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on February 06, 2012, 09:32:24 PM
What's up?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8xDkVDU9MQ
That's WHAT'S UP!
Even though idk you as a username welcome back.
I hope the article is legitimate.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 06, 2012, 09:53:25 PM
...and Toad...

new this year in Bachmann's UK range:

(http://www.ehattons.com/images/products/33-306C_33048_Qty1_1.jpg)

Put a face on it and presto!

A very nice resemblance! Perhaps an omen of things to come? ;) Hey, a guy can always dream. :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 06, 2012, 10:55:07 PM
I'm looking forward to getting Duck, once he's released I wonder what he'll look like  :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Ivo Hugh on February 06, 2012, 11:22:06 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 07, 2012, 12:19:18 AM
Most likley because of an agreement, like some things on SiF. But I agree let's not get our hopes to high, but for the record I think it's legitimate.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 11, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
I think it would be wise for now to just wait until we get the real deal from Bachmann, unless it's actually been confirmed first hand, i doubt Bachmann would tell only one individual about a fourthcoming release and not announce it to everyone.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 11, 2012, 09:35:37 AM
Bachmann isn't the only company who knows what will be released. HiT is in charge of that, and SiF gets updates on the Thomas world first hand from HiT more often than not. Simon is part of SiF, so if they were told about Duck's announcement through HiT, then it's true. I'm not saying that that's the case, but it seems more than believable to me.

*EDIT: HiT no longer owns Thomas & Friends. Mattel does, I forgot :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 11, 2012, 10:21:28 AM
Hey, I noticed that the "Duck's Face" topic was locked. Did you do that, thomasj219?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 11, 2012, 10:34:31 AM
Fair point, but, id rather hear it officially from Bachmann and get an official release date, because more often than once have rumours been posted all over the web about who is and isn't being made, you only have to look around a lot of the forums and other internet sites (I.E. Youtube) to see that false claims have been made regarding new products.

Once an official declaration has been posted, I'll happily look forward to whatever model is being released!



Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 11, 2012, 01:34:07 PM
No I didn't lock it, that's very strange I wonder why it's locked  ??? Bach-man?

EDIT: I was able to unlock it but I wonder why it was locked in the first place. Maybe all the model makers at BACHMANN were reading it  :D that would be nice.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: J70 on February 11, 2012, 02:26:27 PM
...and Toad...

new this year in Bachmann's UK range:

(http://www.ehattons.com/images/products/33-306C_33048_Qty1_1.jpg)

Put a face on it and presto!

(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/StanierJack/72236aac.png)

Paint would just need to be a touch darker, and given suitable lettering it'd be an easy model.

Jack


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 11, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
No I didn't lock it, that's very strange I wonder why it's locked  ??? Bach-man?

That's what I thought might have happened. Perhaps we're on to something with this "Bachmann Duck" rumor and Bachmann's trying to keep the word from getting out. :P ... :D ... :-\ ... 8)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 12, 2012, 02:11:34 PM
I don't think it's because of that, perhaps the bachmann thought it just wasn't necessary to have the thread debating about the face, when this thread could be used to talk about it?

Just my thought, could be wrong though..


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on February 12, 2012, 02:41:38 PM
People can lock their own threads. It's possible that thoasj219 locked it by accident.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 12, 2012, 02:47:23 PM
True I may have, actually I think I did because if an administrator did it I doubt I would just be able to unlock it.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 12, 2012, 02:50:34 PM
Yeah, you're probably right. If it was an admin, they most likely would've deleted the whole thread, rather than just lock it.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 13, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
Yes, I know this is a double-post, but it's on a completely different subject matter. I found Simon's response to a particular Bachmann forum member's opinion interesting:

http://thomasmodelreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/duck-ing-for-cover.html

What are your opinions on this?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: 7029cluncastle on February 13, 2012, 01:02:41 PM
Regarding the bachmann GWR toad brakevan pictured on this thread, thats not a new model, its just a new identity. The model has been out for a while.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 13, 2012, 01:06:52 PM
Yes, I know this is a double-post, but it's on a completely different subject matter. I found Simon's response to a particular Bachmann forum member's opinion interesting:

http://thomasmodelreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/duck-ing-for-cover.html

What are your opinions on this?


I don't blame him to be honest.. the poster of the comments had it coming, this forum can be overseen by anyone, including guests! So it's no real surprise..


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: RW James on February 13, 2012, 01:16:05 PM
Regarding the bachmann GWR toad brakevan pictured on this thread, thats not a new model, its just a new identity. The model has been out for a while.
True - but Bachmann listed that model as new this year - there are a few different versions from the same molding.

By the way - Ratio has a 20 ton Toad kit that I intend to cut down to 16 tons, and a face from a Wooden Toad.
 


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 13, 2012, 01:17:18 PM
I'm glad he did to be honest, people are going crazy for no reason. I believe both credible sources people need to be patient it is only the SECOND day of the fair. Calm down.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: 7029cluncastle on February 13, 2012, 01:20:09 PM
Regarding the bachmann GWR toad brakevan pictured on this thread, thats not a new model, its just a new identity. The model has been out for a while.
True - but Bachmann listed that model as new this year - there are a few different versions from the same molding.

By the way - Ratio has a 20 ton Toad kit that I intend to cut down to 16 tons, and a face from a Wooden Toad.
 
It was actually one of the 2011/12 releases announced in the range last March, it eventually came out just before Christmas.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 16, 2012, 04:01:46 PM
Bachmann Duck's official product page:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/products.php?act=viewProd&productId=4009

This is going to be the greatest "Thomas and Friends" model train EVER!!! ;D Hopefully the most authentic, as well.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 16, 2012, 04:42:52 PM
That's epic news, cannot wait. :)

Hopefully once a product sample image is put up on the listings, we'll get to see what kind of face he will have.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: 7029cluncastle on February 16, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
That's epic news, cannot wait. :)

Hopefully once a product sample image is put up on the listings, we'll get to see what kind of face he will have.
And get to see how much we will have to pay for him! I reckon around the same as Diesel, so $85 which is around 46 for the UK people.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on February 17, 2012, 12:50:33 AM
I lol'd when he didn't have a price yet. :D

Random joke: "OMG DUCK IS FREEEEEEEE!! FREE AS A BIRD!"


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on February 17, 2012, 03:56:22 AM
And the Ice Cream Wagons: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/products.php?act=viewProd&productId=3983


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: S.A.C. Martin on February 17, 2012, 12:14:51 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: RW James on February 17, 2012, 12:21:32 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)
Probably, but I wouldn't hold my breath.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 17, 2012, 12:47:12 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

Being skeptical of what you read on the internet is perfectly normal and understandable. There is always the chance that someone over the internet may not be telling the truth. I'm in no way trying to say that you are one of those people. You say you deal in facts? I believe you. However, someone who does not know who you are may be more hesitant in believing an unofficial announcement. You yourself may know that you would never deal with hoaxes or rumors, but because of the internet's impersonal nature, it can be difficult to prove that to someone you do not know personally.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 17, 2012, 01:08:02 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

Being skeptical of what you read on the internet is perfectly normal and understandable. There is always the chance that someone over the internet may not be telling the truth. I'm in no way trying to say that you are one of those people. You say you deal in facts? I believe you. However, someone who does not know who you are may be more hesitant in believing an unofficial announcement. You yourself may know that you would never deal with hoaxes or rumors, but because of the internet's impersonal nature, it can be difficult to prove that to someone you do not know personally.

True I like to hear officially to, but based on the reliability of both Sinon and SiF I knew this was genuine. As for an apology Simon I really don't think it's necessary and I wouldn't expect one, people said I was making it up too when I called and received official word. That's just people's nature, no apology necessary.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 17, 2012, 01:51:37 PM
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people said I was making it up to when I called and received official word. That's just people's nature

Some people are just not worth the time or day.

And to be fair, had it not been for you and S.A.C. Martin, NOBODY would have known about Duck!

 



Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Chaz on February 17, 2012, 03:06:46 PM
All sides in this case are completely legitamate and all mean well, but let me ask... is this really necessary?  I mean, we have Duck coming out this year.  We could have easily gotten Rosie or Arry and Bert instead this year, but instead Bachmann picked Duck.  This is proof that Bachmann really does listen to their fanbase and I honestly think that this is what really counts more then anything else. ;)  Judging from the quality of Bachmann's recent models, I am sure we will be far from disappointed with this model.

We're all on the same team here, we wanted Duck for years, and we finally got him.  Lighten up everyone, and stay positive!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 17, 2012, 03:39:57 PM
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people said I was making it up to when I called and received official word. That's just people's nature

Some people are just not worth the time or day.

And to be fair, had it not been for you and S.A.C. Martin, NOBODY would have known about Duck!

 



Thanks :) and ORN197 I completley agree, we have Duck that's  all we should be concerned with, no one needs to apologize, of course people are skeptical I would be worried if you all believed whatever others said without question, but in the end it's the results that are important and they are that Duck is being added after years of waiting.  I am excited, can't wait to see Duck running.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ScotNick on February 17, 2012, 04:10:47 PM
But I think it's better if Bachmann makes less models- but this models detailed and TV-Series looking.
But it would be even better if they make much models detailed and TV-Series looking. ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 17, 2012, 06:09:54 PM
All sides in this case are completely legitamate and all mean well, but let me ask... is this really necessary?  I mean, we have Duck coming out this year.  We could have easily gotten Rosie or Arry and Bert instead this year, but instead Bachmann picked Duck.  This is proof that Bachmann really does listen to their fanbase and I honestly think that this is what really counts more then anything else. ;)  Judging from the quality of Bachmann's recent models, I am sure we will be far from disappointed with this model.

We're all on the same team here, we wanted Duck for years, and we finally got him.  Lighten up everyone, and stay positive!

Couldn't have said it better.  :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Ivo Hugh on February 17, 2012, 10:21:01 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

I do find it necessary to apologize here, as I was being very harsh to a trusted source. However, I acted the way I did because I had fallen for this before in the Lego community. A very well known member had posted information about a rumored set for January 2011 back in June 2010, and said it was official. However, once September came along, and the sets were officially announced, the set this guy had mentioned was not listed, unfortunate, because people were looking forward to that set, including myself. I practically stayed out of the war after that, but I did learn a valuable lesson. You can't always trust early announcements, no matter how reliable. However, you proved me wrong, Simon.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: S.A.C. Martin on February 18, 2012, 08:18:04 AM
Apology accepted.

However, we're not like other fanbases. Ryan on SiF has a decade of working in and around HiT and old employees who have worked in and around T&F, and I've spent a lot of my time over the last six years in the modelling community, trying to make my way. We only give out information when it's confirmed to us by reliable sources.

In this case, Ryan and I had different sources which confirmed the same information. We therefore decided to have the "scoop" and try to drum up more interest.

The Bachmann models have been improving in quality from moment Edward touched down, and I personally think of them as the top children's brand in terms of model trains. Donald & Douglas, and Diesel, as I reviewed last year, are all quality products and I am keen - as is SiF - for the fanbase to support quality products pertaining to the series.

Duck in particular is a fan's favourite and we are thoroughly delighted that Bachmann will be producing him - and if the research is top notch, then I can't see why they can't make it the best model in the range.

The only thing which I would like to see is a recreation of the series 2/3/4 stovepipe chimney, which had a very prominent incline to its sides, compared to series 12's slightly wider, flatter, more realistic chimney.

Normally I'd be advocating railway realism, but that quirk of the original TV series model has fascinated me for years, and (in my eyes) makes the model look more bulky and powerful, as was the intention with bringing the tank engine to Sodor in the first place.

Here's the differences:

(http://images.wikia.com/scratchpad/images/d/dc/Duck_TTTE_1.jpg)

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110205052727/ttte/images/a/a4/CGIDuck.png)

This isn't a deal breaker by any means, and I'd be more than happy with the latter, but who hasn't wanted to recreate "A Close Shave" in some way with a Duck model of this calibre...


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TheFattHatt1943 on February 19, 2012, 02:24:41 AM
Well either way, he's defiantly going on my layout when he's out. I think we can all safely say that. :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on February 19, 2012, 04:39:13 PM
Well either way, he's defiantly going on my layout when he's out. I think we can all safely say that. :)
Amen to that  :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: SodorAdventures on February 19, 2012, 05:48:10 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

Nah, not really. Its usual not to take the first source, especially in this case, the only source and automatically trust it. Take it with a sand of salt. In all honesty, I think its quite arrogant expecting an apology.

Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

I do find it necessary to apologize here, as I was being very harsh to a trusted source. However, I acted the way I did because I had fallen for this before in the Lego community. A very well known member had posted information about a rumored set for January 2011 back in June 2010, and said it was official. However, once September came along, and the sets were officially announced, the set this guy had mentioned was not listed, unfortunate, because people were looking forward to that set, including myself. I practically stayed out of the war after that, but I did learn a valuable lesson. You can't always trust early announcements, no matter how reliable. However, you proved me wrong, Simon.

As you are right, so apologizes should not be dealt if they are for an false cause. Just saying, you were right with first not trusting. Sorry, SAC, but its just life. We cant take the one and only for fact if we've never known each other personally. I would trust because of your track record, but it wasn't worth the  hype vs. the risk of it not actually happening.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 19, 2012, 06:15:12 PM
Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

Nah, not really. Its usual not to take the first source, especially in this case, the only source and automatically trust it. Take it with a sand of salt. In all honesty, I think its quite arrogant expecting an apology.

Guys I don't think we should trust rumors. Simon refused to actually give out a source to the actual info he received. It may be a hoax, it may not be, but we can never know for sure until Toy Fair.

Wouldn't it be nice to get an apology on here.  ::)

I don't do "hoaxes" or "rumours". I deal in facts.

I do find it necessary to apologize here, as I was being very harsh to a trusted source. However, I acted the way I did because I had fallen for this before in the Lego community. A very well known member had posted information about a rumored set for January 2011 back in June 2010, and said it was official. However, once September came along, and the sets were officially announced, the set this guy had mentioned was not listed, unfortunate, because people were looking forward to that set, including myself. I practically stayed out of the war after that, but I did learn a valuable lesson. You can't always trust early announcements, no matter how reliable. However, you proved me wrong, Simon.

As you are right, so apologizes should not be dealt if they are for an false cause. Just saying, you were right with first not trusting. Sorry, SAC, but its just life. We cant take the one and only for fact if we've never known each other personally. I would trust because of your track record, but it wasn't worth the  hype vs. the risk of it not actually happening.

Ok it's over lets forget about it Duck is here let's move on form the (now proven) credibility of the sources, and just for future reference it's a GRAIN of salt not "a SAND of salt"  ::)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on February 19, 2012, 11:10:47 PM
Um... S.A.C.... Duck didn't appear in Season 1 and the model is exactly the same in Season 12, just a smaller face, that's all. :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on February 20, 2012, 12:36:41 AM
Um... S.A.C.... Duck didn't appear in Season 1 and the model is exactly the same in Season 12, just a smaller face, that's all. :-\
Actually, the funnel did indeed change shape, but it's very hard to notice.. This is something I never noticed until Simon pointed it out. Good find! I also prefer the stove pipe shape.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 20, 2012, 04:04:36 AM
As do I.  :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on February 20, 2012, 09:27:57 AM
Me too! LOL  ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: S.A.C. Martin on February 21, 2012, 06:52:25 AM
Um... S.A.C.... Duck didn't appear in Season 1

Quite right, my apologies. My only defense is that I've been running on empty since January with my current job and the travelling involved.

Nah, not really. Its usual not to take the first source, especially in this case, the only source and automatically trust it. Take it with a sand of salt. In all honesty, I think its quite arrogant expecting an apology.

Arrogant, as opposed to your, ah, "joke" in another thread?  ;)

Quote
As you are right, so apologizes should not be dealt if they are for an false cause. Just saying, you were right with first not trusting. Sorry, SAC, but its just life. We cant take the one and only for fact if we've never known each other personally. I would trust because of your track record, but it wasn't worth the  hype vs. the risk of it not actually happening.

Strange this, but I tend to take sources who do their research and a proven track record more seriously and trust them more than a random individual on a forum.

The Bachmann Duck is more than likely to be exceptional, based on the last few years. My preference is for the stovepipe but it's not a deal breaker. I'm not sure when exactly the change occured, but the latter is more realistic to the 57XX than the former - and I prefer the former as its part of that overall look.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on February 21, 2012, 08:29:38 AM
Me too! LOL  ;D
As well as me LOL :3


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 21, 2012, 01:56:13 PM
Nah, not really. Its usual not to take the first source, especially in this case, the only source and automatically trust it. Take it with a sand of salt. In all honesty, I think its quite arrogant expecting an apology.

Arrogant, as opposed to your, ah, "joke" in another thread?  ;)


Very good point.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 21, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
Are those sort of comments really necessary? Someone's feelings are bound to get hurt.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 21, 2012, 02:19:19 PM
You are right, let's drop it.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on February 22, 2012, 08:51:13 PM
Agreed.
This kind of behaviour is disgraceful, disgusting and dispicable! >:(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: RW James on February 23, 2012, 01:09:20 AM
...disgraceful, disgusting and dispicable! >:(
Always best when you can quote the show


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on February 23, 2012, 02:09:02 AM
Alright back to Duck. What era do you think his appearance will be based on? S2-5? S6-7? or S12?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 23, 2012, 02:25:03 AM
Anything except season 12 is fine with me.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Chaz on February 23, 2012, 02:33:11 AM
I have no doubt Duck will be based on his looks from season 6-7 following the Donald and Douglas models before it.  He will probably be the last character to follow this trend, IMO.

What surprises me is his price on walthers is 85 dollars which is the same price as Donald/Douglas and Diesel...   Time to rely on Model Train Stuff or Whole Sale Trains.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Ivo Hugh on February 23, 2012, 03:58:40 AM
Well, think about it, according to Simon, Duck got a different funnel in Season 12, but all the funnels prior to that season are the same. So, regardless of which ark of seasons from 2-7, Duck will still have his Season 2 model. I'm guessing that Bachmann will go for that.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 23, 2012, 01:15:01 PM
Besides his face designs, did Duck really change much from season 2 to season 7?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on February 23, 2012, 02:22:24 PM
Besides his face designs, did Duck really change much from season 2 to season 7?
The hue of green on his paintwork mainly. The edges on his body look a bit smoother (like all engines did in S6+).


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Ivo Hugh on February 23, 2012, 07:08:17 PM
Alright, new mini topic: Bachmann has posted the official price of Duck, being $85.00. Now, I saw some earlier posts with people mentioning that Bachmann could just add a back coupler can reposition the eye mechanism on the Donald and Douglas chassis to use it for Duck. Do you think this could be possible?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on February 23, 2012, 07:44:20 PM
It's definitely possible. Duck, Donald, and Douglas will all most likely use the same chassis or use Diesel's which ever is closer.

~Simply Epic~


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on February 23, 2012, 08:08:59 PM
It's definitely possible. Duck, Donald, and Douglas will all most likely use the same chassis or use Diesel's which ever is closer.

~Simply Epic~
Donald/Douglas' are much closer. Diesel's chasis would look absurd. (No offence)  ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on February 23, 2012, 08:12:27 PM
It's definitely possible. Duck, Donald, and Douglas will all most likely use the same chassis or use Diesel's which ever is closer.

~Simply Epic~
Diesels chassis..? What? It's too small, and the wheel base is too thin. I've heard someone say this before and it baffles me.  ??? It'll be Donald and Douglas', no questions asked.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 23, 2012, 11:12:39 PM
Of course it will, Diesels' is in no way similar except that he also has 3 wheels,


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on February 24, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
Of course it will, Diesels' is in no way similar except that he also has 3 wheels,
3 wheels on each side my friend or six wheels, a 3 wheeled engine doesn't quite sound right :P.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on February 24, 2012, 04:10:08 PM
Okay Okay I didn't know geez. Calm Down lol Im still...
~Simply Epic~


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 24, 2012, 04:42:33 PM
Of course it will, Diesels' is in no way similar except that he also has 3 wheels,
3 wheels on each side my friend or six wheels, a 3 wheeled engine doesn't quite sound right :P.

I kinda figured that was obvious... ::)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on February 25, 2012, 08:28:20 AM
Of course it will, Diesels' is in no way similar except that he also has 3 wheels,
3 wheels on each side my friend or six wheels, a 3 wheeled engine doesn't quite sound right :P.

I kinda figured that was obvious... ::)
Well maybe be abit more careful of you phrase things, this is not an attack berfore anyone sends a missel at me ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 25, 2012, 09:21:46 AM
Here's a good question. What do you all think of Duck's retail price? ($85.00) Sounds rather steep to me, but then again, so are the prices on all the Bachmann Thomas merchandise.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: J70 on February 25, 2012, 11:32:24 AM
It'll be Donald and Douglas', no questions asked.

With some minor tweaking, the D/D chassis looks spot on.

(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/StanierJack/489b46b8.jpg)

(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr326/StanierJack/d30698ec.jpg)

Jack


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on February 25, 2012, 04:56:44 PM
WOW! That looks good!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: J70 on February 25, 2012, 05:07:13 PM
WOW! That looks good!

It's just Douglas with the body removed.  ???

Jack


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 26, 2012, 06:07:47 PM
The chassis for Duck will most likely be the same as that used for Donald and Douglas's, since the models seemed to be using the same type from Series 2. I think the wheels are a bit smaller than the Twins on Duck's chassis.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on February 27, 2012, 02:50:15 AM
Thank you Bachmann!! Please use his original face from season 2!!! It's just a unique look, and I'd hate for it to be forgotten.

Seeing that the company that's making the CG atm is apparently losing the rights to animate the show, back to the originals I say!! :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JWR3001 on February 27, 2012, 07:37:06 AM
Seeing that the company that's making the CG atm is apparently losing the rights to animate the show, back to the originals I say!! :)

If that happened, I'd actually make time to watch the show again, but alas, it will not come to pass...the animation of the show is simply moving production house:
http://www.hitnewsonline.com/releases/detail/arc_productions_comes_on_board_as_animation_studio_for_hit_entertainments_t/thomas_friends

The Bachmann Duck model is something I'll definitely make time for, though! Can't wait for some pre-release photos!

JWR3001


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on February 27, 2012, 07:58:49 AM
If that happened, I'd actually make time to watch the show again, but alas, it will not come to pass...the animation of the show is simply moving production house:
Well, Arc's computer graphics are quite good, so will be cool to see what they come up with. Their ability to design stuff is quite amazing, so maybe we'll start seeing some of the old style faces making an appearance and they'll actually look like they're talking properly (Nitrogen Studios just couldn't capture a laugh properly!)

Though, speaking of recent episodes, the latest one I saw was "Percy and The Calliope". There was no rhyming!!! and at the end of the episdoe, the callipoe (ogran) played the ORIGINAL Thomas theme!! I was almost in tears. Perhaps Thomas is finally going to get better after so many terrible episodes. *fingers crossed*


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on February 27, 2012, 09:38:20 AM
Yes, even though everything is just being transferred, maybe they will add their own style.               :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on February 27, 2012, 04:45:41 PM
I really hope we'll see some of the original characters return to the screen, I'm not really a big fan of all these new Thomas characters, especially when they only get one episode and aren't never seen again.

What ever happened to Sidney?  I've not seen him in any of the new episodes since his tiny appearance in Day of the Diesels..


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on February 27, 2012, 06:58:57 PM
It said on the SiF blog it will be cheaper to do it so maybe we will see some old friends!  :) Where did Hank, and Flora, and Billy go? (Not that I'm a fan of them, I'm just pointing it out.)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 27, 2012, 08:00:25 PM
and bill,ben,harvey,DUCK,oliver,toad,murdoch and molly she ownly got 1 episode and a couple of cameos arther is 1 that should come back oh dont 4get boco daisy and derek


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on February 27, 2012, 08:33:07 PM
It said on the SiF blog it will be cheaper to do it so maybe we will see some old friends!  :) Where did Hank, and Flora, and Billy go? (Not that I'm a fan of them, I'm just pointing it out.)
Cheaper to see some old characters? I do wish Sidney would come back... :'(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on February 29, 2012, 04:53:02 AM
Oh yeah definately Sydney.
Come on HiT- he's my favourite character- his few seconds on screen were heart-moving. He was perfect. I'm going out to buy every bit of merchandise there is of him 'cause he was a character worth creating and is my absolute fave- forget Stepney who had episodes to himself and a backstory- Sydney's the guy.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 29, 2012, 01:14:16 PM
WIAT 4get stepney how could u say that hes epic


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on February 29, 2012, 01:17:35 PM
Stepney is pretty popular with older fans, I love him have a model of him too. Wish BACHMANN made one though. (Unlikely)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 29, 2012, 01:50:49 PM
oh and sydney is back in the mew movie and he has speking role


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 29, 2012, 04:09:19 PM
I believe that's Paxton who is in the movie, not Sidney.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 29, 2012, 04:15:50 PM
whos sydney then


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on February 29, 2012, 04:59:01 PM
Sidney is one of those characters who never got to be a character....


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 29, 2012, 06:24:59 PM
wait is the deisel or steamie  ???


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 29, 2012, 06:48:00 PM
Sidney is one of those characters who never got to be a character....
No no no...Sidney is a character. He just hasn't had a role yet.

wait is the deisel or steamie  ???
He's a class 08 diesel shunter, so he's basically just Diesel painted blue with orange stripes on his front.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on February 29, 2012, 07:52:45 PM
oh was he the 1 in dotd on the stand thing ?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 29, 2012, 08:01:55 PM
Yessir :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on March 01, 2012, 05:47:35 AM
WIAT 4get stepney how could u say that hes epic
Sarcasm my friend ;) It's meant as a bit of a growl at the people who pass pointless characters like Sydney to production, simply for merchandise.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on March 01, 2012, 07:43:01 AM
WIAT 4get stepney how could u say that hes epic
EPIC! I'm the only one who is....

~Simply Epic~


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on March 01, 2012, 01:55:58 PM
WIAT 4get stepney how could u say that hes epic
Sarcasm my friend ;) It's meant as a bit of a growl at the people who pass pointless characters like Sydney to production, simply for merchandise.
Pretty much. I'd make an exception to Dennis or Norman though for the sake of a Ready to Run No. 11001!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on March 01, 2012, 04:53:55 PM
I thought this thread was about Duck! :(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: gwr duck on March 01, 2012, 06:19:28 PM
right u r so any 1 know when the pics go up ??


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on March 01, 2012, 06:26:06 PM
Most likely not for quite a few months.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Skarloey on March 01, 2012, 10:04:36 PM
EPIC! I'm the only one who is....

~Simply Epic~

I hate to be rude to you, but that is starting to get rather old. You seem to just be making yourself pompous and maybe a little arrogant, no offense.

~Ivo Hugh~

P.S, if you are wondering why I have a new name, it's because when I went to log in, the server said my user name did not exist.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Yardmaster on March 01, 2012, 10:18:20 PM
Play nice children......


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on March 01, 2012, 10:47:42 PM
What did we do? :-[


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on March 01, 2012, 11:59:01 PM
What did we do? :-[
They were getting off of topic, and beginning to argue.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on March 02, 2012, 01:39:05 AM
Yeah! What Yardmaster said! ;)
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110320133228/ttte/images/a/ac/SavedYou%2119.jpg) (http://ttte.wikia.com/index.php?title=Saved_You!&image=SavedYou-2119-jpg)
Duck: All this argueing spreads bad atmosphere to this forum! >:(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on March 02, 2012, 03:31:24 AM
By the way, I pray that Bachmann don't have to use that face featured above.  ^ It's just so badly designed.

Below is what definitely should be the type of face that we hope HiT approves on.
(http://sharetv.org/images/guide/368370.jpg)or(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101212163059/ttte/images/d/df/BuzzBuzz34.png)
I believe if either of these faces were to end up on the Bachmann model of Duck, we'd have hundreds of hugely happy Thomas fans (including myself) :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on March 02, 2012, 04:29:34 AM
I like the Season 3 face, TBH.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on March 02, 2012, 07:24:19 AM
i think the season 2 face suits him more.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on March 02, 2012, 07:33:05 AM
I would go with the other series 3 face.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on March 02, 2012, 07:42:14 AM
EPIC! I'm the only one who is....

~Simply Epic~

I hate to be rude to you, but that is starting to get rather old. You seem to just be making yourself pompous and maybe a little arrogant, no offense.

~Ivo Hugh~

P.S, if you are wondering why I have a new name, it's because when I went to log in, the server said my user name did not exist.
I'm just trying to have alittle fun...you know fun, "Fun"-as in the stuff we see in T&F and yeah we all did get alittle off topic.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on March 02, 2012, 08:15:38 AM
i think the season 2 face suits him more.
I agree. It has more character to it. Gives him uniqueness, whereas the season 3 onwards kinda looks more generic... which in the case of Thomas characters is a bad thing. I loved how they all had their own cute faces, now it's all just a blur of CGI where everyone almost looks the same :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 02, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
i think the season 2 face suits him more.
I agree. It has more character to it. Gives him uniqueness, whereas the season 3 onwards kinda looks more generic... which in the case of Thomas characters is a bad thing. I loved how they all had their own cute faces, now it's all just a blur of CGI where everyone almost looks the same :P
Nailed that one mate
SEASON 2 ALL THE WAY!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Chaz on March 02, 2012, 02:10:06 PM
Both faces shown are what we will most likely get as they are iconic for Duck's character.  I'm leaning more towards the season 3 face shown just because Bachmann aims for toothy grins. 

I really don't see why some people actually think Duck will get a CGI face.  It'd REALLY surprise me if Bachmann wouldn't do this for Donald, Douglas, Ben, and Salty of all characters, but not Duck.  Hornby's model of Murdoch was given a model face too so what does that tell you? :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on March 02, 2012, 05:27:27 PM
Good point. As for face preference, I like the engines' toothy grins, so I'd prefer the season 3 face.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on March 03, 2012, 07:29:34 PM
I prefer the standard smile, coz it makes him look friendly. When he's showing his teeth, it's like he's being a smarty pants lol

Duck was never to be a teeth showing character... like me :)




Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 03, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
I prefer the standard smile, coz it makes him look friendly. When he's showing his teeth, it's like he's being a smarty pants lol
I agree


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DuckFan45 on March 05, 2012, 08:18:56 PM
I like the season 3 face myself.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on March 05, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
If they base his face off of this thread, I'd better put in a vote. Just in case. I vote for season 2! :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 06, 2012, 08:26:54 AM
If they base his face off of this thread, I'd better out in a vote. Just in case. I vote for season 2! :D
I 2nd that motion :D ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: shining time on March 06, 2012, 10:42:45 AM
third the vote


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JD417 on March 06, 2012, 11:45:54 AM
And I'll fourth it! =)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Narrowgauge111 on March 06, 2012, 04:07:07 PM
5th.... ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on March 06, 2012, 05:02:55 PM
6th :) best face in my opinion.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Skarloey on March 06, 2012, 07:37:24 PM
7th. I just felt his Season 2 face matched him better as a rather wise, truthful character. :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on March 06, 2012, 08:14:02 PM
I still like the toothy grin... :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DuckFan45 on March 06, 2012, 08:34:29 PM
Me too!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on March 06, 2012, 10:35:51 PM
I still like the toothy grin... :P
We all have prefrences.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on March 06, 2012, 11:28:02 PM
9th!
Use the face where he first rolls in to see the Fat Controller! :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Rai1994 on March 07, 2012, 12:19:31 AM
First. I would like to say that I'm new here but not to Thomas the Tank Engine or Bachmann Merchandise!

Anyway, I like Duck's Season 2 face too, so I cast my vote for that one!  :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: fighter4luv on March 07, 2012, 03:30:28 AM
Looks like season 2 face wins, so I hope Bachmann is reading these forums and actually taking it's demographic's opinions into account... coz like, we're the ones who are going to be buying these models :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on March 07, 2012, 05:33:50 AM
Personally, my preference is the toothy grin- makes him seem more friendly and lively IMO.
However, either are good, I'd just prefer something different to that of the Hornby model.

I doubt the choice of face would hinder peoples thoughts on buying him (unless its a certain character who is now made to like kittens and flowers instead being ruthless and sneaky... :P )

I have full confidence in Bachmann doing another fantastic job on Duck.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JD417 on March 07, 2012, 08:24:46 AM
Well with the high price of duck I'm gonna take a wild  guess and say it would be possibly the best model because if such a high price for a tank engine


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DuckFan45 on March 07, 2012, 10:32:29 PM
I just hope they have thes things
1 Thoothy grin
2 Correct Funnel
3Correct everything else


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Skarloey on March 08, 2012, 01:17:58 AM
Well with the high price of duck I'm gonna take a wild  guess and say it would be possibly the best model because if such a high price for a tank engine

Well, don't forget, Duck has a possibility of using a slightly modified version of the Scottish Twins. Just moving the eye mechanism and adding a back coupler, and there's Duck's chassis. Plus, Donald and Douglas were both good runners and good haulers, so Duck could be just the same.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on March 08, 2012, 03:58:01 AM
Yes, I was amazed at how much hailing power Domald and Douglas had.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JWR3001 on March 08, 2012, 07:40:06 AM
Yes, if they do use Donald & Douglas' chassis, Duck will be an astronomically good hauler, especially when considering that both Donald & Douglas surpass the Hornby Thomas, James & Edward (all supremely powerful models) in terms of pulling power...the dramatic improvement in Bachmann's design of these models (and possibly, improvements made since Bachmann Diesel) will be very interesting to see in the Bachmann Duck.

Can't wait to see some pre-release photos!

JWR3001


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Stepney the 'Bluebell' Engine on March 10, 2012, 07:00:40 PM
I have no doubt, that Bachmann will make Duck as good as Donald, Douglas and Diesel, they haven't failed us so far with their accuracy and attention to details, so here's hoping that Duck will turn out just as good as the rest of the models, maybe better. :)

I'm still looking at the possibility of the Series 3 to 6 smiling face for him, would work nicely!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on March 14, 2012, 09:01:04 PM
Well with the high price of duck I'm gonna take a wild  guess and say it would be possibly the best model because if such a high price for a tank engine

Well, don't forget, Duck has a possibility of using a slightly modified version of the Scottish Twins. Just moving the eye mechanism and adding a back coupler, and there's Duck's chassis. Plus, Donald and Douglas were both good runners and good haulers, so Duck could be just the same.


Well, D&D's wheels aren't perfectly alined as the middle and fron wheels are a bit closer to eachother and the middle and back wheels are a bit further away from one another. So Duck might have his own chassis, or just just use their chassis and rearrange the wheels. ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Skarloey on March 15, 2012, 05:21:08 AM
No, because if you look closely at the Television Series model of Duck, the wheels are put closer together at the front, and further away at the back. Something that is inaccurate on the Hornby model.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 15, 2012, 07:50:41 AM
No, because if you look closely at the Television Series model of Duck, the wheels are put closer together at the front, and further away at the back. Something that is inaccurate on the Hornby model.
What do you mean by that, I own a hornby duck and I have seen the front and middle wheels are closer together than the middle and the back. Do you mean perhaps the front and middle are slightly too close, it does somewhat look like the case on hornby's duck, a little clarity hear would go a long way :).


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Skarloey on March 15, 2012, 08:56:56 AM
Hang on, doesn't the Hornby Duck share chassis with Thomas and Diesel? If so, then if the wheels are spaced properly on the Hornby Duck, then it's Thomas that has inaccurate wheel spacing.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on March 15, 2012, 12:35:10 PM
The Hornby Thomas, Diesel, Duck, and many other engines using older 60s-80s toolings in Hornbys range use that same chassis to make manufacturing quicker and cheaper.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on March 16, 2012, 03:43:07 AM
Hang on, doesn't the Hornby Duck share chassis with Thomas and Diesel? If so, then if the wheels are spaced properly on the Hornby Duck, then it's Thomas that has inaccurate wheel spacing.
Uh no, they actualy respaced ducks wheels, which means they are in the proper place on both models :).


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasfreak5 on March 16, 2012, 09:35:56 PM
i like season 3 too ! i hope bachmann is reading these too! i WILL pre order duck for sure!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on June 21, 2012, 12:00:12 AM
*Blows dust off thread*

I made this, it took me 10 minutes.  and it's not very good...

But it's wet my appitite!

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2639ceu.png)

~~S


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on June 21, 2012, 10:15:57 AM
*Blows dust off thread*

Thanks, I've been meaning to do that. ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on June 23, 2012, 01:46:18 PM
*Blows dust off thread*

I made this, it took me 10 minutes.  and it's not very good...

But it's wet my appitite!

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2639ceu.png)

~~S
Good job, very nice work indeed!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on June 23, 2012, 09:52:18 PM
Thanks!  I am surprised someone has not done this already!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on June 23, 2012, 11:05:51 PM
I never got around to it.  :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on July 01, 2012, 02:38:53 PM
*Blows dust off thread*

I made this, it took me 10 minutes.  and it's not very good...

But it's wet my appitite!

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2639ceu.png)

~~S

Nicely done.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on July 01, 2012, 03:21:15 PM
Thanks


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on July 02, 2012, 08:59:32 PM
Already halfway through the year... and no official picture/s of our Number 8. :-[


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on July 02, 2012, 09:07:43 PM
If memory serves correct, Diesel's picture was released in the month of August last year, so we might only have to wait 6 or 7 more weeks for Duck's photo. Of course, I'm sure it will be worth the wait. ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 09, 2012, 07:21:02 AM
Wishful thinking, Diesel was planned in advance last year hence why he was releases so quick, Duck wasn't so most likely only a early prototype is complete.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on July 09, 2012, 10:27:39 AM
Actually, according to SiF, Bachmann plans to release Duck by late 2012:

http://thesifblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/thomas-friends-hornby-bachmann-ranges.html

Diesel was released in late 2011, and his photo was released in August 2011. If Duck is going to be released in late 2012, then by following the pattern, his photo will most likely be released in August 2012.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: SodorAdventures on July 09, 2012, 10:29:39 AM
Actually, according to SiF, Bachmann plans to release Duck by late 2012:

http://thesifblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/thomas-friends-hornby-bachmann-ranges.html

Diesel was released in late 2011, and his photo was released in August 2011. If Duck is going to be released in late 2012, then by following the pattern, his photo will most likely be released in August 2012.

   Hmm, don't judge by only one source. Its only one person, and he might be bluffing. So, maybe, but looking at the fact there are no pictures floating around, I don't think too soon.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on July 09, 2012, 10:33:34 AM
True, there is always the chance that the information may not be 100% accurate, but based on SiF's record, I'm going to trust the article as a reliable source.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on July 09, 2012, 10:51:01 AM
The blog post they've put up is a bit late- the announcements for the year were made ages ago, so we know what's coming.

Anyway, I'm fairly confident that we shall see Duck by the end of the year, it's not likely that we'll be made to wait too long for him.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on July 09, 2012, 10:52:03 AM
Wishful thinking, Diesel was planned in advance last year hence why he was releases so quick, Duck wasn't so most likely only a early prototype is complete.

Where did that story come from?
Most models are usually planned years in advance- not an on the spot 'hey lets do model x this year!'


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 09, 2012, 11:00:47 AM
Double post, I personally don't believe models are planned "years in advanced" think about it D&D where announced Feb 010 pics came out Feb 011 and were released in Sept of the same year Diesel was announced Feb pics came out august and was released at around October all in one year.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on July 09, 2012, 11:14:26 AM
Actually, according to SiF, Bachmann plans to release Duck by late 2012:

http://thesifblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/thomas-friends-hornby-bachmann-ranges.html

Diesel was released in late 2011, and his photo was released in August 2011. If Duck is going to be released in late 2012, then by following the pattern, his photo will most likely be released in August 2012.

   Hmm, don't judge by only one source. Its only one person, and he might be bluffing. So, maybe, but looking at the fact there are no pictures floating around, I don't think too soon.
SiF has proved its reliability countless times. It's definitely an accurate and reliable source. According to Simon's input on this topic a few months ago, SiF doesn't release any news unless it's 100% accurate, and as a SiF member and businessman himself, I can guarantee his word holds true.

lol SIF, apparently HIT tells them "Info" but all other company's like Bachmann I doubt, Duck will most likely come early 2013, hopefully along side a Oliver and Toad.
Most of Bachmann's T&F merchandise is released late in the year, usually between August and November. As Duck and the Ice Cream van are the only two pieces of HO scale merchandise announced for this year, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we will see Duck by the end of the year.

Wishful thinking, Diesel was planned in advance last year hence why he was releases so quick, Duck wasn't so most likely only a early prototype is complete.
All the models are planned in advance, otherwise the announced merchandise wouldn't be released by the end of each year! :P Like TRI said, models aren't just thought up and magically released 6-9 months later. There's more planning and preparation involved.

Double post, I personally don't believe models are planned "years in advanced" think about it D&D where announced Feb 010 pics came out Feb 011 and were released in Sept of the same year Diesel was announced Feb pics came out august and was released at around October all in one year.
Donald and Douglas were announced in February of 2011, not 2010.  They may not have been planned years in advance, but they were planned long before February, otherwise pictures wouldn't have been released so quickly. The time between Diesel's picture release and actual release isn't out of the ordinary. The model pictures are usually posted mid-late year, and then the model is usually released by November.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 09, 2012, 11:54:12 AM
Lol where were you? Both Bill and Ben and Donald and Douglas where announced at the Feb 2010 toy fair.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on July 09, 2012, 01:00:11 PM
That's true because I remember thinking " sweet! Two sets of twins this year!" back in 2010.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on July 09, 2012, 01:08:24 PM
That's true because I remember thinking " sweet! Two sets of twins this year!" back in 2010.


and then 19 months later, we get Donald and Douglas (!)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on July 09, 2012, 02:42:38 PM
Lol where were you? Both Bill and Ben and Donald and Douglas where announced at the Feb 2010 toy fair.
Oh that's right, I forgot. My bad  :-X


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 09, 2012, 09:03:08 PM
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/bac/bac58810.htm

Finally a Duck pic looks amazing.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on July 09, 2012, 09:11:44 PM
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/bac/bac58810.htm

Finally a Duck pic looks amazing.

I'm sorry, but that joke is kinda old.  :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 09, 2012, 09:45:27 PM
lol I couldn't resist.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: S.A.C. Martin on July 10, 2012, 07:38:54 AM
  Hmm, don't judge by only one source.

But it is still the most accurate source and resource on the net for Thomas & Friends news and history  ;)  

SiF has nothing to prove; we have good, honest contacts and we only open our mouths to give information out when we're allowed to. It's a good working relationship between fanbase and manufacturer.

Feel free to disbelieve us all you want, but we don't put out press releases lightly.

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Its only one person, and he might be bluffing. So, maybe, but looking at the fact there are no pictures floating around, I don't think too soon.

Pre-production pictures unlikely to appear before the end of August I was told last week. Relax. If they come earlier, excellent. If not, no worries.  :)

I think Duck will be well received whenever he arrives. I don't remember any of the previous Bachmann models getting quite this level of attention - maybe Donald & Douglas, but the sheer love for Duck the character is palpable.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on July 10, 2012, 10:15:07 AM
Well said. I think a "welcome back" is in order!  :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on July 11, 2012, 05:26:55 AM
I concur


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Narrowgauge111 on July 11, 2012, 03:14:44 PM
HERE HERE!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 11, 2012, 05:55:41 PM
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/donaldanddouglasfan/eft/bachmann_duck_final.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on July 17, 2012, 11:52:37 PM
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/donaldanddouglasfan/eft/bachmann_duck_final.jpg)
I like it :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on July 18, 2012, 03:00:51 PM
Unless unexpected delays occur, Bachmann Duck is due for release in October:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diesel-Works/453014554713644

This is FANTASTIC news!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 18, 2012, 03:12:10 PM
Unless unexpected delays occur, Bachmann Duck is due for release in October:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diesel-Works/453014554713644

This is FANTASTIC news!

If true then good news, but also if so we should have a picture by now.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on July 18, 2012, 04:06:32 PM
Unless unexpected delays occur, Bachmann Duck is due for release in October:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diesel-Works/453014554713644

This is FANTASTIC news!

Indeed it is! I bet Duck will be Bachmann's most authentic Thomas model yet.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on July 18, 2012, 07:18:03 PM
THATS FANTASTIC!! I agree, I am sure Duck will be the crowning achievement of the range so far.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: CaptainPunjab on July 23, 2012, 10:51:30 PM
Duck's being made? Sorry I haven't heard or logged in.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on July 23, 2012, 11:41:30 PM
Yep!  ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 24, 2012, 07:22:19 AM
Duck's being made? Sorry I haven't heard or logged in.

Wow it's the Captain, how's things?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: CaptainPunjab on July 25, 2012, 11:23:39 PM
Duck's being made? Sorry I haven't heard or logged in.

Wow it's the Captain, how's things?
Everything's going well.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Narrowgauge111 on July 26, 2012, 03:35:14 PM
This is highley unlikley that duck will be realeased on the due date. Almost always they are released at least a month later. Also...release it later! Lol, ive got a video game coming out in October, and havent even gotten diesel yet!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on July 26, 2012, 03:43:08 PM
You never know Bill and Ben ame in September and Duck is only one model, if large scale Emily is going according to schedule I see Duck in the late October-December window.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on July 29, 2012, 10:05:05 PM
I wanna see the prototype picture. Hopefully soon.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on July 29, 2012, 11:58:41 PM
I wanna see the prototype picture. Hopefully soon.
...you have no idea how desperate we (mostly me) are for a picture of him... I hope Bachmann has listened to our points... :'(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Eman627 on July 30, 2012, 10:51:48 AM
I don't usually trek in this part of the forums, but there probably will be a prototype on display at the 2012 NMRA Convention.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: shining time on July 30, 2012, 11:01:18 AM
we're all hoping for the pics soon


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on July 30, 2012, 12:28:18 PM
I don't usually trek in this part of the forums, but there probably will be a prototype on display at the 2012 NMRA Convention.

I agree and it's only 4 days away, so no need to whine.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: GTPS2 on July 30, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
I don't usually trek in this part of the forums, but there probably will be a prototype on display at the 2012 NMRA Convention.

Really? Well then I can't wait.  ;D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 02, 2012, 07:09:10 AM
At least they know that we are all anxious to see a picture of Duck. I'm sure it will be worth the wait! I will so buy him when he comes out!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 02, 2012, 12:25:43 PM
The convention starts tomorrow so I can Guarantee Duck will be shown who knows what day but he will be.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Zorran202 on August 02, 2012, 01:59:40 PM
Wouldn't everyone want to? It'll be interesting on what he looks like...

Btw, I'm new here! Hello :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: shining time on August 02, 2012, 02:23:09 PM
Wouldn't everyone want to? It'll be interesting on what he looks like...

Btw, I'm new here! Hello :)

i agree and welcome to the forum
 :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 02, 2012, 03:31:31 PM
Hello Zorran!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Churchill8F on August 02, 2012, 06:41:37 PM
You know, I can't wait for Duck. Can't help but feel he'll be the last of the classic characters, but that's not a bad thing. :)

Jack


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 02, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
Never know if they'll make Oliver and BoCo next!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 07:29:13 PM
I doubt Duck will be the last of the classic characters.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: JJ96 on August 02, 2012, 08:10:18 PM
I could see Oliver and Toad.
POSSIBLY Stepney.
Even though I would love to see BoCo and Daisy.
I think after Oliver and Toad (if made) Bachmann will skip to
Like Rosie, Whiff, Arry and Bert, etc.
(Were Arry and Bert Railway Series?)
No right?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 08:21:35 PM
No Arry and Bert were not. I'm just going to come out and say I think Oliver has the best chance BACHMANN is aware of him and demand has SURGED, same thing that happened with Duck. So unless bachmann throws us a complete curve ball, which they have in the past, I have a feeling Oliver will be next (unless they just release Arry and Bert which I hope they wont) I could be wrong but I really think he is the best bet. BACHMANN listens to us, I mean doesn't it say something that it has been ten years and 17 engines have been made and they are ALL classics. They have always stood behind what the fans have wanted in the past and because of this I have faith that BACHMANN will not disappoint us in the future either.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 02, 2012, 08:31:21 PM
It would be nice if they announce more than one character a year again. Oliver is definitely likely for next year. BoCo and Daisy also have potential. This year's announcements were kinda disappointing, because there were only 2 new products in the HO Thomas line. Next year's announcements should be more exciting.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 08:39:40 PM
I am curious as to why people are all of a sudden saying that BoCo and Daisy have potential. Not saying that I wouldn't love them to be made, because I would, but lets be realistic they have no real shot. We can ask for them and as I said before that matters of course but they are two characters that no matter how much we want them I don't really think it makes a difference.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on August 02, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
People have been saying BoCo and Daisy for awhile. They're part of the classic characters, and their motor could even be shared (but change the wheels). BoCo, Daisy, Oliver, and Stepney are the last engines from Season 1-4 for Bachmann to make. Bachmann makes what the fan base wants. If enough fans demand an engine, Bachmann will make them. It also helps that older fans are a huge part of the Bachmann Thomas range. Sure parents get the Bachmann engines for their kids too, but they usually get engines like Thomas, Percy and James, not the ones like Donald, Douglas, Bill, and Ben.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 02, 2012, 08:47:25 PM
I am curious as to why people are all of a sudden saying that BoCo and Daisy have potential. Not saying that I wouldn't love them to be made, because I would, but lets be realistic they have no real shot. We can ask for them and as I said before that matters of course but they are two characters that no matter how much we want them I don't really think it makes a difference.

I agree. BoCo and Daisy have only had 5 or so appearances apiece, whereas Oliver has had at least twice that many appearances, plus several cameos.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 08:58:28 PM
I agree with you both, as Sparks said if there is enough demand an engine will be made and if BACHMANN truly is trying to do ALL the classics then they may have a shot. However I feel the characters are too obscure and only marketable to us as they would be big and expensive and others may not shell out the cash for engines they may not recognize. We will of course because we love the characters and while there may be a lot of demand from us and even if they could share one body it doesn't seem likely that HiT will approve them. Just think about all the trouble they had with approving Duck, who was for years a main character. I hope they are made, check my signature they are there but still I have my doubts.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on August 02, 2012, 09:03:00 PM
If you express doubt, not hope, that might discourage other people from raising their voice about who they want. :P

Bachmanns done obscure stuff before, they made the M wagon and they even tried to make Rickety and Fred. Who knows, they might try an engine like BoCo someday.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: shining time on August 02, 2012, 09:06:09 PM
i agree and true they did try to make fred and rickity


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 02, 2012, 10:17:00 PM
If they're going to do Daisy, I'm confused... her bufferbeams are lower than any engine I've ever seen thus far. ???


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 10:26:00 PM
Sparks, you misunderstand I do have hope but at the same time I just recognize its unlikely. I hope people will ask as well.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 02, 2012, 10:38:52 PM
I guess Daisy and BoCo aren't very likely after all.  :(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 02, 2012, 10:57:59 PM
Not likely but definitely possible  :) especially if we keep asking. 


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 02, 2012, 11:05:50 PM
Not likely but definitely possible  :) especially if we keep asking. 
Hopefully, they will make them someday. Because the only engines they have left, that were in seasons 1-4, are Oliver, Stepney, Daisy, and BoCo. We must tell Bachmann that if they make them, they'll have made ALL standard gauge characters that were in seasons 1-4, and we don't have to worry about them anymore. Class 40 Diesel was never that popular anyway. He only made one cameo, and one episode with him speaking.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on August 02, 2012, 11:53:05 PM
Sparks, you misunderstand I do have hope but at the same time I just recognize its unlikely. I hope people will ask as well.
It's only as likely as we make it to be.  :)

If Bachmann sees a demand, them it increases the likely-hood.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: GTPS2 on August 02, 2012, 11:55:30 PM
The convention starts tomorrow so I can Guarantee Duck will be shown who knows what day but he will be.

Can you please tell us what time (U.S. Time) will it start?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 03, 2012, 12:03:33 AM
I'm nowhere even close to one of those convention places... but I do hope to see videos of Duck being demonstarted! :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 03, 2012, 12:12:15 AM
Unless someone on here is at the event we won't get pictures until monday.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 03, 2012, 12:24:36 AM
Not even Hornby made BoCo or Daisy. BoCo seems more likely than Daisy, because Bachmann already made Bill and Ben, and I'm tired of seeing modified models as substitutes. On the bright side, if Bachmann made BoCo, people can do TRUE Bachmann remakes of The Diseasel, Wrong Road, Edward's Exploit, One Good Turn, James goes Buzz Buzz, etc. If people would like that, then hopefully, the demand for BoCo will gradually increase. At least they may definitely have Oliver next year. Also, another reason why I'd like BoCo, is because they haven't made that many diesel characters.

Remember, Edward can't keep the twins in order, himself!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Zorran202 on August 03, 2012, 01:17:55 AM
I'm sure that Oliver and Toad will be made (possibly) since because he's in demand, like Duck was :)

Then there's Arry and Bert, which will be so easy to make for them since they can reuse Diesel's existing body molds and do some slight modifications to them, resulting in a cheaper way to make them.

Here's hoping! :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 03, 2012, 01:49:47 AM
I'm sure that Oliver and Toad will be made (possibly) since because he's in demand, like Duck was :)

Then there's Arry and Bert, which will be so easy to make for them since they can reuse Diesel's existing body molds and do some slight modifications to them, resulting in a cheaper way to make them.

Here's hoping! :P
Yeah, they can do those first. At least that doesn't mean they'll never make Daisy and BoCo. I do like 'Arry and Bert. Just modify the bodies of 2 Diesel models, by giving them their faces, colors, black side rods, and remove the front ladders. Though, they would look better if they had black windows. I'm okay with Salty, Mavis, and Diesel having gray windows.

At least 'Arry and Bert have been in demand.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 03, 2012, 09:53:44 AM
The convention is a few minutes away, so is Duck?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 03, 2012, 11:08:47 AM
I can't wait to see a picture of duck.   Tho I still want a H****y one first.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 03, 2012, 11:18:15 AM
Yeah I've been wanting to ask you why, I have one it's pretty good I thought. And is someone at this convention that we know besides the Bach-Man?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Eman627 on August 03, 2012, 12:47:14 PM
I found this. http://www.bachmanntrains.com/NMRA_2012.pdf (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/NMRA_2012.pdf) No sign of Duck, however.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 03, 2012, 01:29:37 PM
Yeah that's on the front page, don't worry though. Although its odd he is not in there I have good reason to believe he will be seen at te convention.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: GTPS2 on August 05, 2012, 12:33:43 PM
So, when are we gonna see a photo of Duck?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 05, 2012, 12:40:22 PM
So, when are we gonna see a photo of Duck?
We don't know.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 09, 2012, 04:39:52 PM
I was wondering. I know everyone says that Donald and Douglas' chassis could be used for Duck's model, but are Duck's and Donald/Douglas' chassises really 100% identical, or are there some minor differences?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on August 09, 2012, 05:17:43 PM
The real lives prototypes are different, but for the TV show they're the same length/wheel spacing, likely for cost cutting reasons.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on August 09, 2012, 06:04:58 PM
Every time a see a post in this thread I get excited. :)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cirkit:) on August 09, 2012, 09:55:17 PM
Me too. Every day I keep expecting someone to upload video of Duck, partially finished, on display. It's nerve-wracking sometimes.

I hope he gets a proper face.. like the closed smile with the half-moon eyes. That was one of my favorite Duck faces back in the day. 


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: GTPS2 on August 09, 2012, 10:31:30 PM
Every time a see a post in this thread I get excited. :)

Same thing with me, and I hope we get to see a photo of Duck soon.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: TrainFan97 on August 09, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
Every time a see a post in this thread I get excited. :)

Same thing with me, and I hope we get to see a photo of Duck soon.

We're ALL starting to get impatient! We already saw Large Emily.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 09, 2012, 11:07:36 PM
Don't we all get excited... we've been waiting a long time to see NWR's No. 8 get the accurate Bachmann treatment...


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 10, 2012, 12:00:53 AM
I want a hornby one really.  Don't kick me off the forum for that!  ;D. I feel the said has more nostalgia value.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 10, 2012, 12:32:00 AM
I want a h****y one really.  Don't kick me off the forum for that!  I feel the said has more nostalgia value.

Well, if you want one so bad, why don't you look for one on Ebay or something? ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 10, 2012, 02:05:28 AM
I want a h****y one really.  Don't kick me off the forum for that!  I feel the said has more nostalgia value.


Putting h****y for HORNBY just brings more attention to the fact that you are mentioning another brand. It's no big deal just put the actual name, no one really cares you won't get banned. This is a forum for trains so as long as it is train related we can talk about it all we want, wether we are buying it from BACHMANN or not. BACHMANN is my personal favorite company. I feel they make the best products with the most detail and value, however I still recognize, as I'm sure BACHMANN does, that there are other companies, like HORNBY, with good products as well. So mentioning other brands is not some sort of betrayal it's just natural, because other brands exist.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 10, 2012, 10:28:28 AM
Thanks for that.  I'll modify my post.
I want a hornby one really.  Don't kick me off the forum for that!  I feel the said has more nostalgia value.

Well, if you want one so bad, why don't you look for one on Ebay or something? ;)

Well... A hornby spencer is going to cost me $200,  and I JUST have enough for that!  So my wallet needs to recover before I can get one.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 10, 2012, 11:56:19 AM
Question: Since Duck was not even mentioned at the NMRA convention, will he still be made? ???


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 10, 2012, 01:26:59 PM
Yes, he'll still be made. He hasn't been cancelled :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: GTPS2 on August 10, 2012, 06:06:55 PM
Is there anyway I can pre-order Duck? I looked at Amazon, and they didn't have him for pre-order.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 10, 2012, 06:09:43 PM
You can pre-order him on wholesaletrains.com. Here's a link:

http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?Scale=HO&Item=160Thomas&offset=25&ID=200871347 (http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?Scale=HO&Item=160Thomas&offset=25&ID=200871347)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 19, 2012, 07:15:22 PM
I really hope Duck is not released over a year after he was announced like how D&D were.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 19, 2012, 09:10:45 PM
I really hope Duck is not released over a year after he was announced like how D&D were.
You're not the only one, pal... :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 19, 2012, 09:39:23 PM
any one else notice the estimated time of arrival on wholesale trains? 1/30/13! :o


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 19, 2012, 10:18:48 PM
any one else notice the estimated time of arrival on wholesale trains? 1/30/13! :o


more time for bachmann to perfect it (!)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 20, 2012, 01:22:04 AM
They are never right, I would really be surprised if BACHMANN doesn't have Duck released before Christmas.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 20, 2012, 10:28:06 AM
They are never right, I would really be surprised if BACHMANN doesn't have Duck released before Christmas.
Or at least a picture, if memoey serves me right we got a picture of D&D a year after being announced and then we got the models last August/September.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 20, 2012, 10:30:47 AM
The way things are going it wouldn't surprise me if Duck does get released next year, should of had a picture by now since October is rumored.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 20, 2012, 12:13:19 PM
Guys don't you remember when Edward can out? We didn't get a picture until December but he was still out for Christmas, I think we are all just a little nervous, there is no reason to suspect Duck will not be here by the end of the year. There's still over four months to go, just be patient.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 20, 2012, 02:47:32 PM
I agree. Jan. 30th is most likely only an estimate, since Bachmann hasn't announced an official release date. I still believe that Duck will be released around October or November.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 20, 2012, 07:37:30 PM
I agree. Jan. 30th is most likely only an estimate, since Bachmann hasn't announced an official release date. I still believe that Duck will be released around October or November.
But if that release date was written in stone we should have had a picture by now.  :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 20, 2012, 07:42:27 PM
My reaction to Duck's delay.
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120406150142/ttte/images/c/ca/RustytotheRescue16.png)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on August 20, 2012, 09:36:40 PM
My reaction to Duck's delay.
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120406150142/ttte/images/c/ca/RustytotheRescue16.png)
Remember these are just rumours, there is no delay set in stone


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 20, 2012, 10:06:21 PM
Well, not really considered a delay but as before we heard he may come in between October and December and so now we got much later to wait for. Then again, good things come after long waits. :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 21, 2012, 08:13:01 AM
I agree. Jan. 30th is most likely only an estimate, since Bachmann hasn't announced an official release date. I still believe that Duck will be released around October or November.
But if that release date was written in stone we should have had a picture by now.  :-\

Not necessarily. TJ219 said that Edward's picture was released only 3 weeks or so before the actual product. The same thing could happen to Duck's model. The release date of a product is not determined by the release date of its promo picture.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 22, 2012, 12:36:54 PM
Exactly, see this is how rumors start yet. Duck is NOT delayed as far as we know, I didn't expect a picture before October anyway.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 22, 2012, 01:30:19 PM
not really a rumor. Tower hobbies says he is expected late Jan. Wholesale Trains says he's expected Jan 30.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 22, 2012, 04:02:22 PM
But those are only estimates, and most likely rough ones, at that. IMO, those dates should be taken with a grain of salt.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 23, 2012, 12:16:15 AM
They had Toby, when he was coming out, for July at one time didn't happen, after that the dates have always been January. They are never right and ALWAYS an over estimate now.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: MetaDude27 on August 23, 2012, 11:58:53 AM
By the way, check out the photo that Wholesale Trains currently has posted for Duck's product info:

http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?Scale=HO&Item=160Thomas&offset=25&ID=200871347 (http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?Scale=HO&Item=160Thomas&offset=25&ID=200871347)

BLASPHEMY!!! :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: shining time on August 23, 2012, 01:06:28 PM
seriously the Hornby one  no comment


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on August 23, 2012, 01:11:48 PM
First an army tank, now this! Whatever next?  ::)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 23, 2012, 02:20:24 PM
Wow that's really surprising, I wonder why they would do that or if BACHMANN would like it.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 23, 2012, 05:13:29 PM
Its to attract the public(Americans obvoiusly not the UK market) so they can take in pre-order money


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 23, 2012, 10:42:07 PM
I mean yes a picture does attract more potential buyers but that's not really what I meant. I mean why not do what they always did before and use an illustration of the engine? I think it must have been a mistake because I doubt HORNBY would like their products image being used to sell BACHMANN products nor do I think BACHMANN would like being falsely represented by what is sure to become an inferior model, one they did not make. It is copyright infringement and I really believe it is an error on their part.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Sparks on August 24, 2012, 02:02:03 AM
They probably went to Google or the Thomas Wikia and got the first image of a Duck model train. Not a big deal to me, but still humorous. Someone should probably send them an email though.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 24, 2012, 09:07:31 PM
Yeah exactly, someone should do that.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on August 27, 2012, 08:23:11 PM
sorry if this has been mentioned already, but according the site eHobbies, Duck should be arriving in November. whether its for that site exclusively or a general release, I don't know.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 27, 2012, 11:08:32 PM
Well that's good news, as I said those sites are a bit iffy but it seems we are on the right track.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Cupix the Azelf on August 28, 2012, 01:37:21 AM
I hope you're right. :(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 28, 2012, 07:40:01 PM
Yes, but let's not lose our heads here. Remember good things come to those who wait.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on August 28, 2012, 10:46:11 PM
Yes, let's not lose our heads here remember good things come to those who wait.

you said it


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 29, 2012, 06:38:15 AM
Well, now that the summer holidays are over and schools and ect are going back Duck should rise up soon, also I bought a Hornby Spencer online should get to me soon.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 29, 2012, 12:35:35 PM
That's cool, I've always been curious about that model.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 29, 2012, 01:27:31 PM
i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 29, 2012, 01:42:44 PM
i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?

Yes, I do, I'll answer any question.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 29, 2012, 02:41:00 PM
Stepney is a but under sized but a FANTASTIC model, I would definitely recommend getting him if you can.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 29, 2012, 03:57:11 PM
i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?
I've just received one in the mail, but sadly I can't actually open it until Christmas :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on August 29, 2012, 04:09:56 PM
Been there done that!  ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 29, 2012, 06:27:10 PM
i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?
I've just received one in the mail, but sadly I can't actually open it until Christmas :P

 O.O   bummer. it will be worth the wait!

i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?

Yes, I do, I'll answer any question.

Is yours DCC? I heard that I would have to cut some plastic to make it DCC.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 29, 2012, 06:44:01 PM
i've been looking at the Hornby Stepney model for a while now. still not sure though. i should act quick because of the limited production. anybody have Stepney?

Yes, I do, I'll answer any question.

Is yours DCC? I heard that I would have to cut some plastic to make it DCC.
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Mine is not I don't have a layout so my models are not DCC fitted, didn't know you could fit it with DCC.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 29, 2012, 09:35:17 PM
Yeah, you can fit basically any model with DCC as long as there's enough room for a chip. I had a Bachmann Thomas converted to DCC back in '06 or '07, but that model is no longer in tact :P


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on August 31, 2012, 10:03:09 AM
For all you UK collectors like me you can order Duck here for a fair price.

http://www.thedieselworks.co.uk/coming-soon-58810-duck-with-moving-eyes-p-303.html

The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on August 31, 2012, 06:15:10 PM
For all you UK collectors like me you can order Duck here for a fair price.

http://www.thedieselworks.co.uk/coming-soon-58810-duck-with-moving-eyes-p-303.html

The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP

how interesting that they used a pic of Duck from Season 3 to represent the model :P and donaldthescottishtwin: my condolences about the site owner you knew.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on August 31, 2012, 08:54:29 PM
For all you UK collectors like me you can order Duck here for a fair price.

http://www.thedieselworks.co.uk/coming-soon-58810-duck-with-moving-eyes-p-303.html

The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP

how interesting that they used a pic of Duck from Season 3 to represent the model :P and donaldthescottishtwin: my condolences about the site owner you knew.
My condolences as well, I would've honestly picked season 2


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on August 31, 2012, 10:15:41 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/34zadyb.png)

NOT! for TV series obsessives OR the faint of heart ;)

It's not done BTW


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on September 02, 2012, 05:08:42 PM
I DON'T CARE WHETHER ITS DONE OR NOT! IT LOOKS DAMN AWESOME!!!!!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Calebtrain on September 02, 2012, 08:27:38 PM
Looks awesome, but just a few questions...

1. Shouldn't the "GWR" Be yellow with a red outline?
2. This isn't a question, but more a personal preference. I think the bolt-thingys on his side rods would look better black.
3. You are awesome at 3D modelling. :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: therailwayinspector on September 03, 2012, 07:29:38 AM
The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP
donaldthescottishtwin: my condolences about the site owner you knew.
My condolences as well

Hi chaps- a little misunderstanding seems to have taken place- the site owner didn't pass away- he merely closed the shop as it was becoming too much work for him having other work to do as well.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on September 03, 2012, 11:11:52 AM
Oh, thanks for clearing this up RailwayInspector


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Churchill8F on September 03, 2012, 11:37:29 AM
The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP
donaldthescottishtwin: my condolences about the site owner you knew.
My condolences as well

Hi chaps- a little misunderstanding seems to have taken place- the site owner didn't pass away- he merely closed the shop as it was becoming too much work for him having other work to do as well.

I believe he was saying R.I.P in regard to the site being closed, not the actual people running the site.  ;)

Jack


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Shawn on September 03, 2012, 04:45:12 PM
Looks awesome, but just a few questions...

1. Shouldn't the "GWR" Be yellow with a red outline?
2. This isn't a question, but more a personal preference. I think the bolt-thingys on his side rods would look better black.
3. You are awesome at 3D modelling. :D

Thanks!  This was a couple of days ago.  I have changed the colours of some things, and added a face and some scenery!   the lettering will be solid yellow for the time being,  as I added that in blender and not as a tex ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on September 04, 2012, 05:46:31 AM
I DON'T CARE WHETHER ITS DONE OR NOT! IT LOOKS DAMN AWESOME!!!!!
Please refrain from saying that, as I believe it would be considered profanity ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 04, 2012, 01:45:12 PM
The site I always got my Bachmanns from has closed down sadly I knew the owner well also.

RIP
donaldthescottishtwin: my condolences about the site owner you knew.
My condolences as well

Hi chaps- a little misunderstanding seems to have taken place- the site owner didn't pass away- he merely closed the shop as it was becoming too much work for him having other work to do as well.

I believe he was saying R.I.P in regard to the site being closed, not the actual people running the site.  ;)

Jack

Lol I never intended it to come across like that, anyway since I am signed up for the Bachmann newsletter the announcements came to me again the only difference is that in the original form Duck was listed but now he is not,only the ice cream van and if he was shipping for this year it would say so it just adds more to the next year rumor.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 04, 2012, 09:06:46 PM
Not really, they may have had other reasons to not include him. Maybe a pricing issue or similar. we have had confirmations from several sources that Duck is indeed expected befor the end of this year. I was at my hobby shop today and they said the same. I really doubt Duck will be delayed.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 07, 2012, 12:22:01 PM
Ack, I cannot take this suspense anymore.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 07, 2012, 03:21:23 PM
Oh I understand that.  ;D but not much longer and think of what we are getting, the suspense, in a weird way, kind of makes it more fun, makes it feel like more of an accomplishment.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 07, 2012, 03:38:06 PM
Oh I understand that.  ;D but not much longer and think of what we are getting, the suspense, in a weird way, kind of makes it more fun, makes it feel like more of an accomplishment.

To see our loved Ducky in Bachmann and not the old Hornby model yes it's worth the wait. I remember one of the marketing staff telling me that pictures of the product are release when the publisher(HIT) gives the permission, which begs the question why is HIT putting it off for so long? Shows the hate.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 07, 2012, 04:18:30 PM
I too have thought that HiT seems to have ill feelings towards Duck. I wonder why.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 07, 2012, 05:11:07 PM
Even before HIT took over in S6 & 7 which where made by gullan Duck was hardly used few roles in S6 and completly mute in S7 even in S5 he was mute. I demand answers, HIT still allow him to be made in mechandise like Trackmaster and Take n Play, if he didn't make profit he probably would be ordered to be discontinued that is if HIT give those orders, Hornby has sadly discontinued their Duck and is very hard to find now but that may be due to him being a old model and the triang mold may either be lost or itself been discontinued. But Thomas wiki states staff at HIT have feelings for him as we do.

How can anymore say no to that face?.
(http://images.wikia.com/ttte/images/b/be/Donald%27sDuck%214.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on September 07, 2012, 06:09:54 PM

even in S5 he was mute.

Duck wasn't mute in Season 5. While he mostly made cameos, he had speaking roles in "Cranky Bugs", "Double Teething Troubles", and "Bye George".


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 07, 2012, 06:19:42 PM

even in S5 he was mute.

Duck wasn't mute in Season 5. While he mostly made cameos, he had speaking roles in "Cranky Bugs", "Double Teething Troubles", and "Bye George".

How could I forget? *bashes head against wall repeatedly*


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Chaz on September 07, 2012, 07:02:13 PM
Duck actually played some big roles in some season 6 episodes such as Scaredy Engines and Twin Trouble.  Plus he played some other big roles despite having one line and/or not speaking such as Edward the Really Useful Engine and his one-liner and role in Toby Had a Little Lamb, if you really want to get technical.  Despite not having any episodes to himself, he was a pretty regular character throughout season 5 and 6.  He definetely got short-changed in season 7, but this could make up for Oliver doing next to nothing in season 6 since he got his own episode and played a huge role in Emily's New Coaches but that's just my own personal guess. :P

I personally can't understand why it would take Bachmann so long to make Duck though.  It took Bachmann less than a year to put together Bill, Ben, and even Diesel.  All three have more complicated designs when compared Duck's design.  Plus Duck has the exact same chassis as Donald and Douglas so that especially holds my question as to why it's taking so long for the model to be out this year, let alone a photo.

Regardless, I'm sure the model will be worth the wait. 


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 07, 2012, 08:18:39 PM
He got short changed in Season 7 because it was the first season that HiT over saw production.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on September 07, 2012, 09:22:19 PM
How could they say no to Duck?!?! IT'S DUCK PEOPLE! DUCK!!! Just sad...


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 09, 2012, 05:32:46 PM
Perhaps he will surface on the 12th since Bachmann have their last event for the year it's possible. Just a Wild wild guess.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on September 09, 2012, 05:38:39 PM
The 12th of what?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 09, 2012, 05:39:58 PM
This month


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on September 09, 2012, 07:25:10 PM
It is a narrow guage canvention, I would not count highly on it.  :-\


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 09, 2012, 07:44:56 PM
Yea it's not that type of event. Again remember, a picture of Edward did not surface until almost the second week of December.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on September 10, 2012, 02:01:14 AM
If it is released then, it would make a nifty Christmas present!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on September 10, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
On the bright side the Ice cream wagon will be shipping this month, I am first on the list for it and Ducky on the new website.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on September 10, 2012, 03:02:41 PM
Indeed it would! That is when I'm planning on getting him. It has been sort of a tradition that either my mom or aunt gets me the new BACHMANN engine(s), stock, and buildings for Christmas.   :D


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on October 08, 2012, 11:42:02 AM
So this thread doesn't die.

Perhaps Bachmann wil surprise us with IHobby?


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on October 08, 2012, 12:32:38 PM
What is iHobby? Is it an online model train store? ???


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on October 08, 2012, 06:12:11 PM
What is iHobby? Is it an online model train store? ???

No, its an expo.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: DinoNTrains on October 08, 2012, 11:18:27 PM
What is iHobby? Is it an online model train store? ???

No, its an expo.

Oh, ok.


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on October 12, 2012, 10:51:04 AM
Figures, its in my neck of the woods this year and I can't go.  >:(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Rickenbacker 325 on October 12, 2012, 03:54:39 PM
Im going to the iHobby show tomorrow!!!!


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: thomasj219 on October 12, 2012, 04:49:56 PM
Great  :D tell us what you see, don't forget a camera  ;)


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Brandude!!! =D on October 13, 2012, 01:04:22 AM
Too bad they can't have things like iHobby in Oz. *Sigh* :(


Title: Re: The Bachmann Duck Thread
Post by: Rickenbacker 325 on October 13, 2012, 06:03:44 PM
I got some pics of the G Gauge stuff. No Duck though. I made a new topic on the iHobby if you want my full reveiw