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Title: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on October 29, 2007, 01:30:13 PM
I would also like to see some of the ET&WNC SG 2-8-0s made. The 207, 208, and the others.


Title: Re: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 12, 2008, 09:07:42 PM
Well, Can we have the standerd gauge ET&WNC 2-8-0S? ???


Title: Re: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: Hamish K on February 13, 2008, 06:42:21 AM
Why would they make one?

Williams does not have a 2-8-0. If they were to introduce one it would need to be pretty generic, so it could be made in a  wide range of versions. Do the ET&WNC ones  fit this?

If, and its a big if, a Williams 2-8-0 was to be made, why wouldn't they use the existing HO and N scale model, only in O?
This would save some development costs.

Hamish


Title: Re: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 13, 2008, 08:38:48 PM
Well, I thought when bachmann bought out Williams, I thought new and more realistic products would be coming out, I also thought there would be a new line of products.
Sorry for any confusion
Dusten


Title: Re: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: Hamish K on February 13, 2008, 09:16:02 PM
I have not seen Bachmann state that they intend to introduce a new line of Williams products or new and more realistic models. Bachmann may well have purchased Williams only in order to gain a stake in the "traditional" 3 rail O scale market. There have been a number of posters on this board expressing the view that Bachmann should not take Williams in a new direction, that they should stick to the existing type of range. It is certainly not clear yet whether Bachmann  intend to take Williams, even  partially, in a different direction than Williams' current range.

If they did wish to include some " and more realistic products", and this was to include steam. I would expect that Bachmann iwould choose relatively generic prototypes, as they do in HO and N. I am not sure that the ET&WNC locos really fit this.

Hamish



Title: Re: Standerd ET&WNC
Post by: ebtnut on February 14, 2008, 03:42:59 PM
FWIW, the Weaver 2-8-0 is close to the ET locos.  I think you can still find them around.