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1  Discussion Boards / Large / 1/29 Scale 0 Gauge track = 3 feet S Gauge track = 2 feet on: May 15, 2018, 10:52:15 PM
Dear Mr. Bachmann,

Referring to Mr. Scot Lawrence's  29n2 article,
https://scotlawrence.github.io/29n2/index.html


S Gauge track = 7/8 " or 22.43 mm

0 Gauge track = 1 1/4 " or 32 mm ( 3 foot Gauge ) * 2/3 = 21.33 mm

The ratio of 0 Gauge : S Gauge = The ratio of three foot gauge : two foot gauge.

At the scale of 1/28.5 ,

1 Gauge track at 44.45 mm * 28.5 = 1266.825 mm = 49.875 inch 
                         4' 8 1/2" = 56.5 inch
                         56.5 inch - 49.875 inch = 6.625 inch = that is 6 5/8 inch too narrow track

0 Gauge track at 32 mm * 28.5 = 912 mm = 35.91 inch , that is 0.09 inch too narrow track

S Gauge track at 22.43 mm * 28.5 = 639.255 mm = 25.17 inch , that is 1.17 inch too wide track


Inline image
http://www.oscalekings.org/images/model_sizes.jpg


Clearly Scot's idea of 1/29 Scale should be adopted by large scale manufactures as 1 Gauge track currently represents 4' 8 1/2" , 0 Gauge track would represent 3 foot gauge and S Gauge track would represent 2 foot gauge.

Norman

2  Discussion Boards / Large / Testors paint name to match the E & P Bachmann Russia Iron ? on: February 18, 2018, 04:27:51 PM
Hi:

Which Testors paint color will match the Russia Iron paint of the E&P boiler jacket?

Thank you,

Norman

3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Pros and Cons> 2-6-0 Indy Mogul on: January 30, 2018, 04:23:14 AM
Hi:

What would you folks think of this as a future Indy release?

 https://allenmodels.com/fitchburg-northern.html


Norman
4  Discussion Boards / Large / The Little Hauler reissued with the general look of the MARIE E. on: January 30, 2018, 04:19:21 AM

Dear Mr. Bachmann:


The MARIE. E.
http://www.kitnkai.com/images/pcrr01.jpg

The Little Hauler 0-4-0
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxGA8CRsFMopKlOEjffr3DD1TrGvR-1jLSFy3EkRMLQ30q66qR

I notice that there is somewhat of a similarity. A backdated 1800's styled Little Hauler might help to sell this mold if released again. Remove the cast plastic bell and add piston rods. Locate the smoke stack in line with the steam chest.

I would buy a few 1800's style engines. I like the 1:22.5 and 1:24 scale.

I disposed of all my 1:20.3 locos except for one. The 1:20.3 detail is fantastic but I just do not like the large size of the models. A 1:29 scale 4-4-0 V&T with the detail level of the 1:20.3 4-4-0 would be great.

Any of my future Bachmann product purchases will have to be at the 1:22.5 scale.


Norman

5  Discussion Boards / Large / What happened to cause the downturn of the large scale market sales? on: November 18, 2017, 10:11:09 PM
Folks:

General question.

What happened to cause the downturn of the large scale market sales? Did too many hobbyists simply grow old and die off ?

Norman
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Bachmann Indy 2-6-0 product design of a narrow gauge style 2-6-0. on: November 11, 2017, 10:10:40 PM
Hi Mr. Bachmann:

If Bachmann Trains decides to produce this locomotive, I hope that this narrow gauge style 2-6-0 locomotive will be built at the same scaled size as the present Indy is at. It would be great to have a new locomotive product that would fit in well with your J&S wood coaches.

Norman
7  Discussion Boards / Large / New Bachmann Indy 2-6-0 product design of a narrow gauge style 2-6-0. on: November 11, 2017, 04:34:05 PM

Dear Mr. Bachmann:

Here is a line drawing of an Allen Models 2-6-0 design to modify the existing Bachmann Indy 2-6-0 as a new product release of a narrow gauge style 2-6-0 . Use the existing unmodified Indy tender. Remove the sand dome adjacent to the smoke stack.


Bachmann Indy photo:
https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/360/1213/14/bachmann-indy-mogul-6-tender-loco_360_da25f89a3f36c94c134ca99b15afbede.jpg


Allen Models 2-6-0 line drawing
https://allenmodels.com/media/wysiwyg/fitchburg_700x.jpg


Allen Models 2-6-0 photograph
https://allenmodels.com/media/catalog/category/17-01-20_russ-3651_1.jpg


Mr. Bachmann and others, what are your thoughts?


Norman


8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Tokyo Disneyland 30 inch gauge locos on: December 22, 2016, 12:31:02 AM
Hi Mr. Bachmann:

Is there any chance of Bachmann producing models of the Tokyo Disneyland 30 inch gauge locos?

http://o-colle.seesaa.net/article/191313952.html

This would be a perfect fit for track gauge.


Norman
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Is there any chance that the 1/20.3 Forney will be released again in SM32 ? on: December 08, 2016, 10:16:04 PM
Dear Mr. Bachmann:

O scale track gauge 32 mm

2 foot gauge track at 1/20.3 scale = 24/20.3 in. = 30 mm = O scale track = SM32 O gauge track

2 foot gauge track at 1/19 scale = 24/19 in. = 1.263 in. = 32 mm  =  SM32  O gauge track

Is there any chance that the 1/20.3 Forney will be released again in 32 mm track gauge?

Thanks,
Norman
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Possible sugar plantation locomotives on: December 03, 2016, 06:42:48 PM
Hi Mr. Bachmann:

Here are two sugar plantation style locos that would be a neat follow up to the Indy:

1) Baldwin ‘LIZARD’ was built for the Lower Lafourche Planting and Manufacturing Company operators of a sugar cane plantation near Houma in Louisiana and numbered 29102 with a build date of June 1906.

http://narrowmind.railfan.net/BLW/042T-llpmfg-lizard.jpg


2) http://pre12.deviantart.net/3945/th/pre/i/2010/322/7/1/the_real_casey_jones_jr__by_gunslinger87-d333dnf.jpg


Norman
11  Discussion Boards / Large / shipping weight of the Spectrum 4-4-0 on: November 24, 2016, 05:06:42 PM
Dear Mr. Bachmann:

Would find out for me what is the shipping weight of the Spectrum 4-4-0 and Spectrum 2-6-0 locos ?

Thank you.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Shipping weight of Spectrum 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 locos ? on: November 16, 2016, 05:48:03 PM
Hi:

Would anyone know what is the shipping weight of the Spectrum 4-4-0 and Spectrum 2-6-0 locos ?


Thanks

13  Discussion Boards / Large / Bachmann Spectrum 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 box dimensions? on: November 05, 2016, 04:44:59 PM
Hi:

Could someone please provide me with the Spectrum 4-4-0 and 2-6-0

red box

dimensions?

Thank you,
Norman
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Will the heavyweight coaches make a return? on: January 06, 2016, 09:22:09 PM
Dear Mr. Bachmann:

Will the Williams heavyweight cars be produced again? Are the heavyweight cars being upgraded with interior detail?

Thank you,
Norman
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Bachmann Street car, minimum track radius on: December 03, 2015, 01:26:22 AM
Dear Mr. Bachmann:

What is the minimum track radius that the street car can run on? Thinking of building a tabe top layout with very tight radius curves.

Norman
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