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1  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: 19th Century civil war engines on: October 03, 2013, 10:57:46 AM
[quote author=Royce Wilson  The civil war engines would open up a new group of modelers as a lot of the engines survived to the 20th century or until they were just wore out.

You can be accurate with the current O scale gauge because the 5 foot broad gauge was common up until I think 1886.

a lot of those engines went to logging lines also.
                                                                                 Royce Grin
[/quote]

How about making a new start and offering one or more 19th Century 4-4-0's in S scale. There's a whole new market justr waiting to be tapped.

RBNicholson, the resident S scale grump
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann's 2013 New Products Announcement on: September 20, 2013, 01:02:24 PM
Shabbona,here in Australia there appears to be very little interest in S guage,is there much interest these days in America? I don't hear much about it. I think it would be an interesting scale to model providing there is rolling stock available  cheers Peter.

Peter:
S has quite a following in the U.S. Old time rolling stock is easy to come by via Bachmann's On30 line. There was probably more of a following in S than there was in 0n30 when you consider that Bachmann had to invent it then develop a market for it. I just keep thinking what I could do with an S scale JUPITOR old time 4-4-0. I'd enclose a photo of a boxcar I temporarily converted with S scale trucks, but I haven't figured out how to enclose a photo.

SHABBONA RR

Peter, Also Mr. Bachmann if he is here.

I have a COLORADO & SOUTHERN 2-6-0 that I bought last summer. It is a beautiful litttle engine, and I considered using it for an Sn42 layout. However, it is a little large for that, but a simple re-gauging would put it right on target as an S scale standard gauge locomotive. Any chance of seeing something like that in an S scale format?

SHABBONA RR
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann's 2013 New Products Announcement on: September 20, 2013, 12:37:43 PM
Shabbona,here in Australia there appears to be very little interest in S guage,is there much interest these days in America? I don't hear much about it. I think it would be an interesting scale to model providing there is rolling stock available  cheers Peter.

Peter:
S has quite a following in the U.S. Old time rolling stock is easy to come by via Bachmann's On30 line. There was probably more of a following in S than there was in 0n30 when you consider that Bachmann had to invent it then develop a market for it. I just keep thinking what I could do with an S scale JUPITOR old time 4-4-0. I'd enclose a photo of a boxcar I temporarily converted with S scale trucks, but I haven't figured out how to enclose a photo.

SHABBONA RR
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New caboose suggestion for Williams on: September 09, 2013, 08:01:43 PM
You guys are worried about a caboose? How about an S scale old time 4-4-0, such as the Jupitor in HO?
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann's 2013 New Products Announcement on: August 26, 2013, 10:35:40 AM
Also, still no S scale 4-4-0 - Ah, well, there's always hope. I think S is the only scale Bachmann doesn't offer anything in, yet.

SHABBONA RR
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2014 on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:51 AM
I guess I could be considered an orphan, if that is what it takes. I have built many S scale models over the years, including a fleet of brass locomotive kits from Locomotive Workshop.

I recently purchased a Bachmann Jupitor 4-4-0 on Ebay. Right now, I'm waiting for a chance to rewire it. I also have a few other HO locomotives for comparison.

I just thought this 4-4-0, or the UP version, would be a good locomotive for someone like Bachmann to get their feet wet. Besides, I could have plans for hem and/or a 2-6-0

SHABBONA_RR
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2014 on: August 22, 2013, 07:55:39 PM
As long as we're wishing, would I be out of line to ask if there is any possibility of some of Bachmann's 0n30 and or HO products (locomotives, etc.) being offered as S scale models. I've got some great ideas for an old time S scale layout. I know I could do them in 0n30, or even HO, but I've been in S scale for over forty years and counting.

Imagine the possibilities a JUPITOR 4-4-0 in S could open up

SHABBONA_RR
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