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Title: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 03, 2007, 10:13:43 PM
Mr. Bachmann i just read a others wish list and amoung the messages was a post by you stating that there will be new On30 items comming out and i would like to know if one of those items is gonna be the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler?


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Lee Carlson on February 04, 2007, 10:09:05 AM
That's why there are on line dictionaries and spell check, Dusten, so that you can spell and type correctly.

Lee


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 04, 2007, 05:09:53 PM
Ok it is about time some one answerd my (dag on) message  cause I am getting alittle fustraded that people are skimming over this thing and not letting me know about the loco.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Jeff in NJ on February 04, 2007, 05:43:51 PM
Maybe the lack of a reply is the answer itself...


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: C.S.R.R. Manager on February 04, 2007, 08:34:55 PM
Dustin, no one outside of Bachmann knows anything about what's coming out this year.  The best we can offer is a suggestion, or hopeful speculation.  And the Bachmann crew seems to be better than the CIA at keeping these things quiet.  The only thing close to a leak is Walthers. 

So, until Bachmann makes another announcement, we just don't know.  But a 10-Wheeler would be great.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Larry S. on February 04, 2007, 09:07:43 PM
Put my vote in for all things ET&WNC!

Larry S.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Freshwater Models on February 04, 2007, 10:13:24 PM
Let's hope a ten wheeler is comming in the future.  An ET&WNC would be interesting indeed.  Although there seems to be a slant by Bachmann toward the "made for export"  and  Eastern locos I would also like to see a Colorado ten wheeler.    One problem with ten wheelers though, is that they don't like tight radius curves so they would need 22"+ radius.   I don't see that as a problem but Bachmann and some customers might.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 04, 2007, 10:42:34 PM
Folks I am sorry about my secand commint up there i was having some problems with my 2-6-0 and i was about to through the thang across the river and build my own, but hay if any one knows why the head lamp only comes for mabey a minute or so till I push the thing cross the tracks.
done checked wires
done checked cleaning
done checked every thing
Do not want to take apart
Do not want to take it to a service thin
inform me if any thin I can do about it


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: the Bach-man on February 04, 2007, 11:44:26 PM
Dear Dusten,
I already said I'd post the first quarter releases this week. Anything beyond that, whether I know the answer or not, will not be posted. Sometimes I know (indeed, sometimes I'm actually building the item) and sometimes I don't, but I'm not going to tell you until it's time. There are many requested items; we can only do so many each year. Nagging won't change anything.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Woody Elmore on February 06, 2007, 02:58:32 PM
If you are new to this board you know that almost every narrow gauge locomotive ever made has been suggested for production. The Tweetsie ten wheeler is a good candidate because bachmann should already have plans and drawings. Others have been pushing for a 4-4-0 while I (and a few others) would like to see an EBT mikado. Then there are the requests for small rodded and geared engines.

Keep in mind that three foot gauge engines, properly scaled, when put next to the current Bachmann line would be awfully large.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: mmiller on February 06, 2007, 11:25:19 PM

Keep in mind that three foot gauge engines, properly scaled, when put next to the current Bachmann line would be awfully large.


well...I don't know about that ;)
...the original Mogul is a pretty accurate model of a 3' gauge loco and it looks pretty good with most of the Bachmann freight cars (which are also based on 3' gauge prototypes)

sure the Bachmann On30 Porter would be dwarfed by a big D&RGW K-36 (or one of the larger EBT Mikes), but that doesn't have much to do with the track gauge they were built to run on ;)


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Woody Elmore on February 07, 2007, 03:27:02 PM
True that the Mogul and Bachmann cars are accuracte reproductions of three foot gauge equipment but the prototypes are small.

I have a C&BT EBT three bay On3 hopper. It looms over Bachmann cars.

What I should have said is that the Bachmann people will choose a locomotive that is small, in keeping with the rest of the line and hopefully one that will have a broad appeal.

I like the Tweetsie engine and it would definitely be a good choice. They also would do well with an American (4-4-0) type.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Lee Carlson on February 07, 2007, 04:18:07 PM
Translation, please:

"Folks I am sorry about my secand commint up there i was having some problems with my 2-6-0 and i was about to through the thang across the river and build my own, but hay if any one knows why the head lamp only comes for mabey a minute or so till I push the thing cross the tracks.
done checked wires
done checked cleaning
done checked every thing
Do not want to take apart
Do not want to take it to a service thin
inform me if any thin I can do about it"


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: shayman on February 07, 2007, 05:32:03 PM
  Hi Dusten
 I have a 2-6-0 also that does the same thing. I feel that it is in the bulb not the wiring. Remember these engines use the old fashion bulbs and not the led ones.
 shayman


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 07, 2007, 07:22:51 PM
I have already checked every thing the instructions say to do. What could be the problem with the engine not going when the throttel is pulled up to the hi-ball position (100 on the dial). It'll start when i nudge it forwerd a bit.
Let me know if any solutions pop up, but until then Rock On & Live Strong
Dusten


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: C.S.R.R. Manager on February 07, 2007, 08:11:25 PM
Dustin, I would take the engine loco apart, find the wires that go to the motor, and hot-wire it to the tracks, to see if the motor is working properly.  Have you ever added lubrication to the gears?  The ones inside the loco?  If this loco has several hours of runtime, it might need some grease.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 08, 2007, 06:25:03 PM
Ya'll do know ya'll are spellin my name wrong it's dust(E)n not dustin.
moma always taught me to make everyone to spell my name right. By the way i have done tried to take the chasie off and cant get it off all the way because i am afraid of breakin the thing. Iv done and broke the whistle off of it and i aint takin no more off it.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: The Old Fardt on February 08, 2007, 07:57:08 PM
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black !  Someone really needs a reality check and a spell checker too.... Hmmm, I wonder who/whom ?   ...


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Royce Wilson on February 09, 2007, 09:51:45 AM
Dusten
         I disconnected  the bulb in my mogul , in the days of steam headlamps were only turned on at low light or night.
                                                                           Royce


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: C.S.R.R. Manager on February 09, 2007, 01:03:41 PM
Good point Royce, I've thought of that before.  Unless you are going to setup your layout lighting for nighttime [which I plan to do], there is no need to have working headlights.

Dusten, if you aren't willing or able to learn how to disassemble your 2-6-0, we can't help you at all.  Your only option is to call Service. 

And the reason some of us bug you about your spelling is that we know that being able to spell and write will greatly enhance you job prospects in the future.  I know that if I didn't have decent spelling and writing skills, I wouldn't be able to afford all these great trains!

Ed


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 09, 2007, 01:33:33 PM
I dismanteld the dang thing last night and oiled it up and now it works better but that is not whats wrong, the light will come on and the locomtive will not, until i push it. I dont care about eh head lamp I'mm worried about the motor.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: azflyer2001 on February 09, 2007, 06:31:36 PM

I already said I'd post the first quarter releases this week.


Did I miss the announcement? I didn't see anything posted and was wondering if I missed something. ;D

Travis in Mesa


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: rdftrain on February 11, 2007, 12:42:06 AM
Dear Dusten,
I already said I'd post the first quarter releases this week. Anything beyond that, whether I know the answer or not, will not be posted. Sometimes I know (indeed, sometimes I'm actually building the item) and sometimes I don't, but I'm not going to tell you until it's time. There are many requested items; we can only do so many each year. Nagging won't change anything.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
This week ends in 20 minutes and I still have not seen any list of On30 new product announcements?????? What happened??


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: the Bach-man on February 12, 2007, 12:10:43 AM
Sorry, rdf-
Paperwork actually arrived yesterday, but I'm down with a bit of flu- I'll try to get it together tomorrow...
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: mmiller on February 12, 2007, 01:25:19 AM
don't worry Mr. B-

a few days one way or another won't make any difference...(or a few weeks for that matter)  ;)


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Woody Elmore on February 12, 2007, 10:21:18 AM
Needing a nudge might mean dirty wheels or track.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: grandpops on February 13, 2007, 04:46:22 PM
Dusten,

There's a good chance that the wipers are not contacting the wheels. Does this occur randomly only at one spot. The mogul is sensitive to uneven track. Mine sometimes gets hung up on the frog of some turnouts (that means that not all the wheels are bringing in power. And as someone else has suggested, you must be willing to tinker a bit.

Good luck,

Walt


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 13, 2007, 09:33:03 PM
I have done and fixes the dang thing and runnin smothly over the rails no more tips. Hay has any one heard any thing about tweetsie's leise? I heard that they just bought 6 more years worth; but what if they do relocate would'nt be a little exsiteing, think about probly a bigger line and maybe a new engine and maybe some rolling stock but i really dout it.


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Matt Bumgarner on February 13, 2007, 10:15:36 PM
Dustin,

I have heard that Tweetsie will remain in place for the next several years at least. No, I do not like at all the idea of Tweetsie moving. It was built by my good friend Frank Coffey (I sure do miss him) and as North Carolina's first and oldest theme park, it needs to stay where it is!

Plus, it needs to be in place for the 2011 National Narrow Gauge Convention which will be held in Hickory, NC, just 45 minutes down the mountain!!!


Title: Re: Is there a good chance for the E.T.&.W.N.C 10-Wheeler coming out this year?
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on February 13, 2007, 10:54:12 PM
You make a great point and I am sorry to here about your freind. I have had this crazy thout that I dout is even possible; the thout is making tweetsie an opperationl railroad again, to have passanger routs through the towns but at the same time keep the the theme park the same, I was thinking that the line would run passanger, goods, small freght , and maybe open up some shops to rebuild oringanal e.t.&.w.n.c  trains and rolling stock, but like I said it was a stupid idea fo mine, but it is good to think of.