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Title: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: InsideTrack on November 02, 2017, 11:58:21 AM
Sneak peak of new HO rolling stock. NOT IN STOCK YET, but coming soon.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4503/38116029281_9d05bfcd6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/215bByD)77011 (https://flic.kr/p/215bByD) by H.L. Riley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153749301@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/37406810554_847121866a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YZvFxy)77012 (https://flic.kr/p/YZvFxy) by H.L. Riley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153749301@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: DinoNTrains on November 02, 2017, 01:22:40 PM
Those look great! I know I'll definitely put those on my wishlist for next year!


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Chaz on November 02, 2017, 01:28:22 PM
They look decent but admittedly something I was never hyperly interested in.  Would have been happier with a release date on Rheneas or a picture of Rusty or Paxton, but I'm just going to assume we will see those two next year at the Toy Fair.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: TrainFan97 on November 02, 2017, 04:46:07 PM
Finally! An update on a few products that were announced this year. Don't know if we should expect the rolling stock to be out be Christmas. Maybe they will. Paxton and Rusty will be released next year for sure.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Sparks on November 02, 2017, 04:56:11 PM
They look decent but admittedly something I was never hyperly interested in.  Would have been happier with a release date on Rheneas or a picture of Rusty or Paxton, but I'm just going to assume we will see those two next year at the Toy Fair.
It's safe to say that images of products come out when they're ready, and I'm sure there's different teams at Bachmann working on the products to get them ready at different speeds. It's probably not coordinated or determined specifically which one will come out/be revealed first in the long run, but they reveal/share updates as the development of the products goes on.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: TerencetheTractor525 on November 02, 2017, 05:17:41 PM
They look fantastic! I will definitely get a few fruit & vegetable vans. I'm still deciding on the other. Nevertheless, thank you very much for the update!


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Griffin on November 02, 2017, 05:29:29 PM
I'm phasing out of HO Thomas stock, but these do look pretty nice. Will probably get the GW one at some point.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: JLK2707 on November 02, 2017, 05:58:17 PM
COOL! :)


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Falcon on November 02, 2017, 07:10:53 PM
These vans look pretty awesome! I really need to get more HO rolling stock, so I hope to get these two when I have the time.  :)


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: TrainFan97 on November 02, 2017, 08:05:23 PM
Since these two pieces of rolling stock are getting released soon, they're finally listed on the website.

I guess Paxton, Rusty, McColl's Cattle Car, and Large Scale Diesel won't be listed on the website until their images are posted.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: AJW98Productions on November 05, 2017, 05:28:30 AM
I must admit, I am a little disappointed that they aren't box vans like they are in Large Scale, but I still rather like both of them. I could see myself maybe getting two or three of the Great Western Van. They do look rather nice though, and I'm looking forward to seeing photos of more stock when it's ready :)

~Alex


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: JD417 on November 06, 2017, 12:04:15 PM
As Alex said, I'm surprised that they decided to go with the double ventilated van tooling for these two pieces, because the predecessors in large scale are single ventilated vans. No matter which basis they use I'm not bothered, they both look nice.

 I'm sure the next Troublesome Truck will probably use the single ventilated van (Ice Cream Wagon) tooling, as that tooling hasn't been utilized for anything else in the range yet.

Also, got to be honest here, I'm pretty deeply shocked that the McColl Cattle Wagon didn't get a product photo at the same time as these two, considering they were all recolours, and announced simultaneously.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Chaz on November 06, 2017, 02:21:37 PM
The only reason why I could think that the cattle car doesn't have a photo yet is because it is based off the a Bachmann branchline tooling like Toad and could be out early next year.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Titanic5972 on November 07, 2017, 12:35:43 PM
It will not be based on the Bachmann Branchline tooling, not will any of the Bachmann Thomas stuff. Branchline is OO Gauge, the Thomas stuff is HO. The only thing that is the same between them is the track gauge of 16.5mm between the rails. Nothing else is the same.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Chaz on November 07, 2017, 02:23:50 PM
It actually is the Branchline tooling, the smaller couplers and brakepipes on the illustration in the catalog give that away.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/14b0ugj.jpg)


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Sparks on November 07, 2017, 02:25:26 PM
It will not be based on the Bachmann Branchline tooling, not will any of the Bachmann Thomas stuff. Branchline is OO Gauge, the Thomas stuff is HO. The only thing that is the same between them is the track gauge of 16.5mm between the rails. Nothing else is the same.
All the Thomas rolling stock is OO scale ex-Mainline toolings (barring custom rolling stock like Mail Cars and Flat Beds, which are still scaled to OO for consistency). The range being called HO is simply for marketing/familiarity purposes in the Americas.

The 2017 catalog for the McColl cattle wagon is based off Bachmann UKs GWR cattle wagon, the second time the range has used a UK range tooling, with the first being Toad.

The only time HO scaled equipment has been in the Thomas range has been the (now discontinued) Sodor buildings, which were repaints of Plasticville buildings.


Wait, hold on. I just explained this to you a few weeks ago. Why is this discussion being repeated?


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: thomasj219 on November 07, 2017, 02:44:04 PM
Was gonna say.... déjà vu??


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: angelob6660 on November 09, 2017, 06:50:15 PM
I never seen McColl's stock wagon in the series. I started rewatching it back within season 16 going back to season 13.

Well it have different paint or just another logo.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: Sparks on November 09, 2017, 07:57:59 PM
I never seen McColl's stock wagon in the series. I started rewatching it back within season 16 going back to season 13.

Well it have different paint or just another logo.
It's a freelance design Bachmann came up with.


Title: Re: Images of NEW Ventilated Vans
Post by: sean1994rail on November 22, 2017, 01:13:08 PM
Lovely Vans! Thanks Bachmann.