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Title: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: trainyardjp on November 02, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

To all O Scale modelers -

This is the "Generic" Wishlist for 2016.
Here, you can post anything you want, including suggestions for Bachmann / WBB, regarding products that you want to see produced.
"The sky is the limit" with this wish list.

Keep in mind that I am not an employee of the Bachmann / WBB company, and I am not associated in any way with the Bachmann / WBB company, so comments and suggestions should be directed to "3 Rail" or "The Bachmann"
-JP


Title: Re: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: Garfield on December 25, 2015, 03:26:05 AM
GP 30 in Chessie System
FP45 in Kool Aid
(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbs4.picclick.com%2Fd%2Fw1600%2Fpict%2F400996556727_%2FKool-Aid-Happy-Faces-Via-Rail-F40PH-2s-Beaconsfield-Quebec.jpg&f=1)
4449 in American Freedom Train colors


Title: Re: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: tomplatten on December 25, 2015, 01:43:56 PM
Modify the tenders of steam locomotives, in general, so they can be changed to oil tenders!


Title: Re: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: phillyreading on December 25, 2015, 04:26:33 PM
How about a work caboose or a bay window caboose?
Bachmann H.O. has them, so why not O gauge?

Lee F.


Title: Re: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: Mister Lee on December 26, 2015, 11:37:04 AM
Passenger cars: If Bachmann ever decides to make a WBB "old time" (19th century) passenger car set, may I suggest:

a relatively short coach with truss rods

a relatively short baggage-mail car

a relatively short combine

But PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T make them look like Lionel's "General"/Civil War set.

I am old enough to remember the two wooden passenger cars the AT&SF used to use whenever it displayed the Cyrus K. Holiday steam locomotive in the early 1960's. I don't know if a three-rail model of either car could make it around an O-31 curve, but they looked nice!

Diesels:

At the risk of being boring, I am again going to suggest a CF-7 (the Santa Fe rebuilds) and a U-18B.


Title: Re: Generic Wishlist for 2016
Post by: Mister Lee on January 06, 2016, 01:03:58 PM
The O gauge three-rail club I belong to had a bull session Monday night and one of their complaints was that a lot of Bachmann's E-Z street autos looked boxy and unattractive. And for 1950's autos, they've got a point.

May I suggest that Bachmann chooses something more attractive that might fit over an E-Z street auto frame, like a mid-to-late 1930's era sedan (It wouldn't have to be one of the Big Three's period designs; it could be something made by one of the auto makers that have since gone belly-up)? Another alternative would be a 1930's or 1940's "woody" type station wagon. A third avenue of exploration might be a 1930's or 1940's panel delivery truck.

None of these designs HAVE to be exact copyright-infringing fine-scale copies of existing models. I suspect that a lot of us would settle for something that looks realistic that somebody could have built (But didn't, at least in our universe).