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Title: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: TrainshockeylifE on February 05, 2017, 04:02:35 PM
The Walthers website says that Rheneas is available March 1st! That means bachmann should have a photo of Rheneas soon. Right?


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: HLC Railroad on February 05, 2017, 05:00:15 PM
Walthers has proven to be an unreliable site. Just look that Oliver page. I wouldn't trust Walthers, besides The NY Toy show is starting soon, on the 18th I believe, and Bachmann usually releases new updates there.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on February 05, 2017, 05:42:20 PM
Because we all know how reliable Walthers is.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on February 05, 2017, 05:48:17 PM
Let's hope that maybe this time they're right... :-/


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on February 05, 2017, 05:53:28 PM
Let's hope that maybe this time they're right... :-/

We would have had a image of the model by now.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: douglas on February 08, 2017, 11:29:49 PM
I've heard the 31st being bandied about as the release date, perhaps from Trainworld or Bachmann themselves. Hoping that's the last of any delays we get for our gallant little engine.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: TTTEfan1992 on February 09, 2017, 03:06:39 AM
I wouldn't be too much in a panic to not see Bachmann Rheneas. We should see a picture of the Bachmann Rheneas here at the very end of this month when the catalogs for this year come out.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: thomasj219 on February 10, 2017, 06:26:27 AM
Yes. He'll come when he comes. Models don't really have solid "release dates" per-say. 


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Metal on February 18, 2017, 08:53:24 PM
Bachmann Rheneas, in the flesh.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4_Ql0MUcAAZd86.jpg)

Hopefully we'll get a better angle.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on February 18, 2017, 09:02:10 PM
Wish I could see them from the front, but already he looks incredible! I'm glad I already have them on preorder.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on February 18, 2017, 11:02:53 PM
Looks fine to me, keep in mind it could be an incomplete model on display.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: HLC Railroad on February 19, 2017, 07:50:32 AM
Let's talk about what that picture DOES show. We can see that there is an open cab and maybe even cab detail if you look close enough. It also would appear that all the body proportions are correct as well as the livery.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: sean1994rail on February 21, 2017, 09:09:44 AM
Bachmann Rheneas, in the flesh.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4_Ql0MUcAAZd86.jpg)

Hopefully we'll get a better angle.
Lovely model! Well done Bachmann! Hope you'll do just as well with Rusty and Paxton.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on February 21, 2017, 09:11:11 AM
I have a feeling we'll get Rheneas's picture soon...at least I hope so. The pictures from this year's Toy Fair were, frankly, atrocious. We need a Thomas fan there every year to get us some HQ pics of the new stuff!!


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on February 21, 2017, 02:23:44 PM
I have a feeling we'll get Rheneas's picture soon...at least I hope so. The pictures from this year's Toy Fair were, frankly, atrocious. We need a Thomas fan there every year to get us some HQ pics of the new stuff!!

Frankly I'm surprised Thomas fans based in the US don't flock over there.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: MeganekkoFury1126 on February 21, 2017, 05:33:36 PM
Getting into these shows isn't quite as easy as one might think. Plus, the majority of people who do attend aren't coming for Thomas the Tank Engine.

Even in train shows, in particular the TCA bi-annual meet in York, Pennsylvania, the majority of train enthusiasts are adults who aren't into Thomas. I am a regular attender of that show and ones similar, and I am generally the youngest person there - going on 24 - who came on his own free will and am very active in the Thomas community.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: donaldthescottishtwin on February 21, 2017, 05:41:46 PM
There used to be a fair amount of Thomas community members from this forum that went to these shows, I remember we had a high quality look at Duck way before he was released.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Artist794 on February 21, 2017, 07:25:36 PM
I went to the Springfield, "Big E" train show this year and it normally is the one time I get to see the major train companies like Bachmann and Lionel in person.  Bachmann had models of Oliver and the slate cars there but no Rheneas or Rosie. ( was kinda disappointed they were not there). But I will agree it seems that there isn't a major focus on Thomas in my local area show, besides me. This always annoys me because I see lots of other kids younger than me that are wearing or carrying Thomas brand items. You would think there might be more of a connection.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: grandpuff on April 24, 2017, 01:39:27 PM
Well since April is almost over does anyone have any additional close to accurate info on a possible release date since we still do not even have any good photos yet?

I think one supplier now says July.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: sean1994rail on April 26, 2017, 03:17:12 PM
Another shop I looked up online also has Rheneas down for July release, and Rosie for June.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on April 28, 2017, 12:18:12 PM
https://twitter.com/RailfanJohn425/status/857992038868037632 (https://twitter.com/RailfanJohn425/status/857992038868037632)


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: HLC Railroad on April 28, 2017, 01:23:44 PM
That's amazing!!!


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on April 28, 2017, 01:24:48 PM
Absolutely love the model of Rheneas, or at least the better angle of him.  It's obvious Bachmann put a lot of time and effort into the model just like Skarloey and it will in no doubt be a massively popular seller.  Hoping it comes out by this summer.

Also, now that the slate wagons are finally out, we can watch the narrow gauge line continue to grow from there.  Fingers crossed that we also see this same quality in Rusty.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: JD417 on April 28, 2017, 02:41:38 PM
I obviously couldn't wait to see Rheneas better, but I'm definitely more excited to see how Rusty turns out compared to Rheneas, and that's due to the fact that the Skarloey model is essentially Talyllyn in Skarloey's livery, so we pretty much knew Rheneas would follow the same path (Dolgoch in Rheneas' Livery).
But the reason why I'm more excited to see Rusty is because I can't wait to see what they go for with Rusty, as in will he completely look like CGI Rusty, with the poorly rendered front (Misshapen is the best way to describe it) and different shaped bufferbeam?

(http://i.imgur.com/itash5z.png)

Or will they throw away the whole 'Basis in the character's livery' thing they've been doing this far in favour to make the character appear how they are in the show?
Personally I hope they go for a Midlander shape for Rusty, because at least then his face won't be so ridiculously large.

I also just realized as I was typing this that they forgot to give Rheneas a headlamp. Pity too, as we saw with Oliver they sure can make a good one.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on April 28, 2017, 03:29:32 PM
What on Earth makes you think that they won't go with how he looks in the TVS? It's pretty absurd to think that they'll actually make him accurate to his basis. Heck, his CGI promo was used in the catalog. That leaves very little to imagination imo


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Metal on April 28, 2017, 05:20:26 PM
I think we'll see Rusty based off his CGI render. The NG Engines are captured after their CGI counterparts with the Talyllyn Railway rivet patterns. I wouldn't mind and personally based off his TV counterpart. Duncan, however is very debatable, but that's another story for another time.

On the side note, I would like to see how Bachmann would pull off Peter Sam, considering the detailing on his CGI render as well his Giesl  Funnel. I think Peter Sam has the best CGI render out of the NG characters, IMO.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: JD417 on April 28, 2017, 05:32:59 PM
What on Earth makes you think that they won't go with how he looks in the TVS? It's pretty absurd to think that they'll actually make him accurate to his basis. Heck, his CGI promo was used in the catalog. That leaves very little to imagination imo

You need to look at Skarloey and Rheneas in full detail.
Every single rivet that Talyllyn has is present on the Bachmann Skarloey model, while in the show, he only has a few going up his bunker. Then there's the case of the number plate on the back of the cab, which Skarloey only had once or twice in the books, never in the show, but Talyllyn has. There's also the black bar at the end of the slide bars: Skarloey's goes straight up, while Talyllyn has it go up, inward, and then up again to line up with the saddle tank. As you could guess at this point, guess which one Bachmann went with. Yep, They went with Talyllyn's design over Skarloeys.

Then skipping to Bachmann's model of Rheneas, you can see the extra riveting detail along the splasher, which Dolgoch has, and Rheneas does not. Then there's the boiler supports as well, Dolgoch has them, Rheneas does not, and the Bachmann model has them. Finally, Bachmann Rheneas has rivets going all around the bottom half of the cab, Rheneas in the show, does not have those, but Dolgoch does.

As I said, the Bachmann Thomas Narrow Gauge range is based more so on the real engines, with the character's liveries (And face of course), which is why I'm very curious to what they're going to do with Rusty, him being so 'off' compared to Midlander.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on April 28, 2017, 06:04:22 PM
But those are small details- this would be a complete overhaul. I don't think you can compare them.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: JD417 on April 28, 2017, 08:56:01 PM
It is completely safe to think of this idea, because it's what Bachmann has done for the entire range so far.
That's why I'm extremely curious to see what they do.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Sparks on April 28, 2017, 11:48:24 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-irO33W0AcM2T7.jpg:large)
I like my idea.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: JD417 on April 29, 2017, 05:39:57 AM
I think that design would be best. Looks extremely Season 4ish, and obviously still has Midlander's design, and Bachmann's shown they're not afraid to mix a character's appearances into their model; like Arry and Bert having CGI faces, and Season 5 rods (Unpainted), and obviously what I've said so far about Skarloey and Rheneas.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on April 29, 2017, 09:59:53 AM
Still, faces and small details like side rods and rivets just can't be compared to a complete overhaul of a character's design that doesn't remotely portray their original design.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Anthony P2 on April 29, 2017, 12:03:14 PM
Heard through the grapevine on a model railway message board, I forget which one, that Bachman does a full scan of the Talyllyn Railway locos, and possibly rolling stock hence why the slate truck looks the way it does, for the Skarloey Railway product line. This explains why Skarloey and Rehneas have more detail than the actual characters do. Rusty might be an exception though. Since TVS Rusty has quite a few differences than Midlander, it could go either way. They might design the whole thing from scratch to make him look just like the TVS one or they might do a scan of Midlander and put a Rusty face on it. I could also see Bachmann doing and altered version like the one Chaz posted though which would be a mix of practically every version of Rusty. Still looking forward to the model either way!


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on April 29, 2017, 04:24:53 PM
If Oliver is anything to go off of, it's that the current render of the character is most likely what Mattel would want the character to look like.

That being said, in last year's catalog the image used for the slate wagons used a picture from the classic series as a reference, and when photos of the wagons were revealed they appeared to be based off Talyllyn slate wagons instead of the ones on the show.  The details and quality on Skarloey and Rheneas are also worth taking into consideration too as Bachmann is clearly aiming the narrow gauge range to the older and more serious collectors.

I think it's a little hard to tell at this point with Rusty since while I think both sides are valid, the model just got announced this year so it's not like we will have a definitive answer anytime soon anyways.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Sparks on April 29, 2017, 11:19:06 PM
On that note;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEl868nXOtU&feature=youtu.be&t=489
Look, we got acknowledged. Maybe some day Bachmann Trains will be as sassy as the Wendys Twitter.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: AJW98Productions on April 30, 2017, 07:30:03 AM
One thing I must bring to light is that Rheneas's handrail on top of his boiler isn't moulded, but instead is fitted separately. I must say, I am really impressed by this. Rheneas's model looks amazing, and I am glad they Bachmann took their time so that this model turned out nicely. I'd dare say that maybe, just maybe, they may have outdone themselves again, maybe even edging out Skarloey in terms of detail...maybe.

I know it's unlikely, and I go on about it a lot, but I really hope that Bachmann can release the Blue and White Coaches from the RWS/early TV Series, with a matching Breakevan. I feel like they'd look simply amazing with Skarloey, Rheneas and Rusty.

~Alex.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: TrainshockeylifE on May 01, 2017, 04:34:48 PM
Has anyone noticed what the bachmann Representative said? He said they didn't put dcc sound in the ho scale Thomas YET....... Maybe that's a sign that bachmann will?


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: sean1994rail on May 01, 2017, 05:01:20 PM
Has anyone noticed what the bachmann Representative said? He said they didn't put dcc sound in the ho scale Thomas YET....... Maybe that's a sign that bachmann will?
No. they could only fitted an analogue sound chip into the HO Thomas, and any other HO engine that might get an analogue sound variant in the future.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Titanic5972 on May 01, 2017, 11:46:06 PM
How do you know that Sean? They may well decide to retool to give DCC capabilities to the Thomas range over time.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: grandpuff on May 08, 2017, 05:44:30 PM
My Backorder confirmation from my supplier says Rheneas in stock date of 7-17-17.

Also at a very good price.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on May 17, 2017, 10:25:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?a=&feature=youtu.be&v=aJGT13QpRMA

Here's a video from Trainworld featuring another look at Rheneas at the show in York.  Always great seeing the attention and publicity that the narrow gauge range deserves. 


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on July 28, 2017, 01:14:03 PM
As much as I hate to double-post I just got an email from HobbyLinc and this actually worries me a little.  They cancelled my preorder on Rheneas saying something along the lines of the product being on backorder for over 6 months.  I had to call them to get my preorder reinstated, but hopefully it won't be that much longer.  Especially considering that Rheneas has so much more going for him in terms of sales than Rosie does, why Bachmann got Rosie out before Rheneas is beyond me as I'm sure everyone would have preferred it being the other way around. 

I think I speak for many, but I really hope there is an update on his release date at the NMRA next week.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: HLC Railroad on July 28, 2017, 10:42:12 PM
I'm sure they're just waiting for a large enough supply to be made so they can put him up for Sale without the worries of selling out so quickly like they did with Skarloey.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: DucktheGWREngine08 on August 03, 2017, 06:28:40 PM
I honestly hope it won't be too much longer and I hope they also get another shipment of Skarloey as I missed the chance to get him.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: douglas on August 04, 2017, 02:45:31 PM
This is really starting to get to me. I backordered Rheneas in September of last year, only to be told multiple times that he was on further backorder. Right now he's available for backorder at TrainWorld for $99, yet the item page says it is due to be in stock as of July 31.
ALL I WANT IS MY MODEL, BACHMANN. Please get Rheneas out there soon!


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: DucktheGWREngine08 on August 04, 2017, 03:13:05 PM
This is really starting to get to me. I backordered Rheneas in September of last year, only to be told multiple times that he was on further backorder. Right now he's available for backorder at TrainWorld for $99, yet the item page says it is due to be in stock as of July 31.
ALL I WANT IS MY MODEL, BACHMANN. Please get Rheneas out there soon!

I emailed Bachmann about it, they said that they were hoping by Christmas this year.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: trains4life on August 05, 2017, 05:35:59 AM
Found some new pics of Rheneas on twitter from @EmptyFreightCar.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfithV0AEVm_L.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfithVwAIZ4v4.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfiukVwAEw6-v.jpg:large)


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Plow Bender on August 05, 2017, 09:12:32 AM
Although I'm not collecting the Bachmann narrow gauge range (YET) I must say that after seeing these photos, I'm very excited for when Rheneas is finally released.  I thought Skarloey was good, but Rheneas looks even better in my opinion.  Kind of has me anxious to see what Rusty looks like when we finally get a photo of him.  Needless to say, I don稚 think he値l be a disappointment either.

All that being said, Rheneas (along with Skarloey and maybe Rusty) is definitely going on my Christmas list.  Hopefully in the upcoming months I can get around to getting materials and starting a HOn30 layout this winter.  Considering I知 selling off my 4x12 HO scale layout later this month, I値l have plenty more room and some extra cash to spend.

-Rusty


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Titanic5972 on August 05, 2017, 10:55:11 AM
Wow Rheneas looks amazing.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: DucktheGWREngine08 on August 06, 2017, 07:54:16 AM
Although I'm not collecting the Bachmann narrow gauge range (YET) I must say that after seeing these photos, I'm very excited for when Rheneas is finally released.  I thought Skarloey was good, but Rheneas looks even better in my opinion.  Kind of has me anxious to see what Rusty looks like when we finally get a photo of him.  Needless to say, I don稚 think he値l be a disappointment either.

All that being said, Rheneas (along with Skarloey and maybe Rusty) is definitely going on my Christmas list.  Hopefully in the upcoming months I can get around to getting materials and starting a HOn30 layout this winter.  Considering I知 selling off my 4x12 HO scale layout later this month, I値l have plenty more room and some extra cash to spend.

-Rusty

Rusty will more than likely come out next year, the pattern for the Bachmann Thmas narrow gauge is release around holiday time the year after they get announced.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Plow Bender on August 06, 2017, 08:52:40 AM
Rusty will more than likely come out next year, the pattern for the Bachmann Thmas narrow gauge is release around holiday time the year after they get announced.

Not sure that statement is entirely true.  Skarloey was announced in February 2015 (as is everything Bachmann announces) and Bachmann had him in stock just before Christmas that same year.  Rusty considering having a relatively easy tooling could be out by Christmas this year, but there might be a limited warehouse stock just like there was for Skarloey.  I guess truth be told, only time will tell.  Still got my fingers crossed as I'm sure many others do as well.

-Rusty


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on August 08, 2017, 08:43:24 PM
Found some new pics of Rheneas on twitter from @EmptyFreightCar.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfithV0AEVm_L.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfithVwAIZ4v4.jpg:large)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGbfiukVwAEw6-v.jpg:large)

Hello yes I am griffin of @EmptyFreightCar...glad y'all enjoyed the pics. Sorry I forgot to post here :-P Just saw this.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: grandpuff on August 10, 2017, 11:16:59 PM
Griffin thanks for sharing.

Rheneas looks totally amazing, even better than Skarloey in my opinion.

My supplier has now changed the arrival date from 7-31-17 to 8-31-17.

I certainly hope we do not have to wait until December as one poster mentioned.

Now that Bachmann will have both an 0-4-2 and an 0-4-0 chassis that should make producing future narrow gauge locos easier I would think.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: mully on August 27, 2017, 10:37:46 AM
I am seriously blown away by the detail on this model. He and skarloey are certainly on the list of items to get. Wondering if he will be released before skarloey is back in stock or if he will be pushed till skarloey is back in stock. Judging by the photos he is ready for release. Does anyone know when skarloey is back in stock BTW?


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on September 04, 2017, 01:18:08 PM
Rheneas was even on display at the narrow gauge convention, I am honestly surprised there is no updated photo of him at the web store, let alone not being out yet. 


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: grandpuff on September 30, 2017, 03:14:31 PM
Hello to All:

I just noticed that my 'world wide train store" has changed the expected date for Rheneas to 12-31-17.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Plow Bender on October 01, 2017, 10:04:24 AM
Hello to All:

I just noticed that my 'world wide train store" has changed the expected date for Rheneas to 12-31-17.

Grandpuff

As I've said before, I'd be happy (as I'm sure many others would be too) if we at least get Rheneas before Christmas just as we did with Skarloey.  Personally I have my doubts on Rheneas not being available till the end of the year, but I've got a bad feeling you're probably right Mr. Grandpuff.  I guess the positive side is that when Rheneas is released (whenever that may be), we at least know we'll be getting a nice model thanks to the photos Mr. Griffin provided.

-Rusty


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: grandpuff on October 02, 2017, 06:29:09 PM
Plow Bender:

Thanks for sharing your perspective regarding Rheneas arrival. You are absolutely right in stating that whenever he arrives Rheneas will be a very welcome addition to the Narrow Gauge line indeed. The photos that Griffin shared show how amazing this new engine will be when it arrives, thank you in advance Bachmann.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: InsideTrack on October 13, 2017, 11:18:47 AM
Image of Rheneas posted. http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_259_972&products_id=5898 NO DELIVERY DATE YET! Watch our website & social media for more info.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on October 13, 2017, 02:15:04 PM
Fingers crossed the model will be out before Christmas.  As always he looks great.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: TrainFan97 on October 13, 2017, 03:44:16 PM
Considering he was first seen back in February, they must be trying to get a HUGE supply of models, possibly in time for Christmas. Let's hope he does make it.

Also, fingers crossed Peter Sam gets announced for 2018. Rusty might be revealed at that time as well (mid February).


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Plow Bender on October 24, 2017, 11:25:19 AM
Considering he was first seen back in February, they must be trying to get a HUGE supply of models, possibly in time for Christmas. Let's hope he does make it.

Also, fingers crossed Peter Sam gets announced for 2018. Rusty might be revealed at that time as well (mid February).

I think Bachmann is trying to get a large supply built up in time for Christmas in efforts to avoid the shortage of stock that they had with Skarloey.  Personally I don't think even that's going to work, considering the narrow gauge range literally flies off the shelves.  Bottom line here is, don't hesitate to get the model when it becomes available.

As for Rusty, I'm saying mid February as well.  I did have hopes of seeing him in time for Christmas, but we haven't even got as much as an update from Bachmann about him, which leads me to believe we probably won't hear anything on the model till next year.  Possibly get an update on the model along with the 2018 announcements.

-Rusty


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: DucktheGWREngine08 on October 26, 2017, 11:38:32 AM
They have an official image of Rheneas on the store site now.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: HLC Railroad on October 26, 2017, 11:41:23 AM
They have an official image of Rheneas on the store site now.
The picture is right here: http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=5898

He looks as good as Skarloey in my opinion, I wonder how well he'll run. Only one way to find out I guess.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: sean1994rail on November 22, 2017, 01:35:58 PM
lovely model. got it on pre-order.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on November 22, 2017, 02:37:15 PM
Would be nice to know if this will be out in time for Christmas.  Would have been a lot happier seeing an update on this than the James model.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on November 22, 2017, 05:23:17 PM
Would be nice to know if this will be out in time for Christmas.  Would have been a lot happier seeing an update on this than the James model.
I'm sure it will be before Christmas, Bachmann would never miss out on an opportunity to sell a model in such high demand around Christmastime when every consumer has their wallet out ready to spend...and I'm sure they didn't consciously choose to announce James over updating us about Rheneas. Patience is a virtue.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Chaz on November 22, 2017, 05:45:47 PM
I'm sure they didn't consciously choose to announce James over updating us about Rheneas. Patience is a virtue.

Except that's not what I said in my post... -_-

I said that I would have been a lot happier over hearing about Rheneas, and something tells me I'm not the only one who thinks this way.


Title: Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March
Post by: Griffin on November 22, 2017, 06:21:46 PM
I'm sure they didn't consciously choose to announce James over updating us about Rheneas. Patience is a virtue.

Except that's not what I said in my post... -_-

I said that I would have been a lot happier over hearing about Rheneas, and something tells me I'm not the only one who thinks this way.
All I meant was, they don't have control about which products are updated when. Therefore, what you or anyone might've preferred to see first wasn't what they could've shown.

I'm quite happy James is being updated. Might lead the way for more in the future.